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MASSIVE PEACEFUL PROTESTS RESUME IN HONG KONG AFTER VIOLENT CLASHES

21st Aug 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Donnelly McCleland Hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters of all ages returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday [18 August], in a massive show of solidarity for a movement that appeared on the verge of losing popular support. Protesters defied torrential rain, a police ban and menacing threats from the Chinese government…

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CHINA BACKS HONG KONG CHIEF, SLAMS PROTESTERS FOR VIOLENCE

2nd Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

2 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS) – China’s government strongly backed Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalising of the city’s legislature by pro-democracy protesters amounted to “serious illegal acts” that endangered the social order. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing condemned the acts that saw several hundred demonstrators…

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MASS PROTESTS IN HONG KONG OVER PROPOSED EXTRADITION BILL

27th Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Alex Pollock Thousands of people in Hong Kong surrounded police headquarters [on Friday 21 June], calling for an extradition bill to be scrapped. Millions of people have marched against the bill in recent weeks, with violent clashes breaking out with police. The bill, which allows extradition to mainland China, has already been suspended. People…

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CONCERN OVER HONG KONG’S PROPOSED CHANGES TO EXTRADITION LAWS

17th Apr 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Mike Burnard Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday [7 April] against a government plan to change extradition laws, fearing an erosion of personal freedom and the city’s status as an international business hub.  The Hong Kong government proposal, announced in February, would grant the city’s leader executive power to send fugitives…

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