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China Nixes U.S. Navy Visits to Hong Kong Over American Support for Pro-Democracy Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:00pm 12/5/2019 at 6:00pm
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China has banned the US Navy from making stops in Hong Kong after President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting the city’s pro-democracy protesters.

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Hong Kong protesters wave American flags, thank Trump for signing Human Rights & Democracy Act

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 8:00pm 11/28/2019 at 8:00pm
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President Donald Trump has signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which is aimed at ensuring that Hong Kong has sufficient autonomy from China by tying the city’s liberty to trading terms with the United States.

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China Issues Warning After Hong Kong’s ‘Change Election’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 3:00pm 11/26/2019 at 3:00pm
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Pro-Democracy protestors prevailed in Hong Kong this weekend, as its candidates decisively won nearly half of the seats on the ballot.

So far, pro-democracy candidates have won 269 out of 452 seats in 18 district council races, while pro-Beijing forces, who previously held 73 percent of the seats, have only won 30....

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As Hong Kong Protesters Paralyze City, U.S. Braces for Response From China

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 15, 2019 at 4:00pm 11/15/2019 at 4:00pm
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Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have paralyzed parts of the city for the past several days by forcing schools to close, blocking highways, and escalating the intensity of the demonstrations.

Protesters have torched vehicles and buildings, hurled petrol bombs at police stations and trains, dropped debris from bridges on to traffic below and...

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Houston Rockets Fans Show Support for Hong Kong at Home Opener

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00pm 10/26/2019 at 2:00pm
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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey rocked the NBA earlier this month in a now-deleted tweet when he voiced support for those in Hong Kong.

The tweet caused backlash in China, which led the NBA to fix its PR in the communist nation instead of backing one of their own.

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Hong Kong protester shot in chest during protests on China’s National Day

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 3:00pm 10/2/2019 at 3:00pm
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A teen protester was shot and there were several live rounds fired during a series of Hong Kong Demonstrations on October 1, which marred National Day commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
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Hong Kong Protesters Wave American Flags, Want Trump to ‘Liberate’ City

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 9, 2019 at 11:00am 9/9/2019 at 11:00am
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Since our report on the Hong Kong protest last week, its council has officially withdrawn the extradition bill, which caused the demonstrations.

However, it seems to be too little too late.

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Hong Kong: “Category 1 Insurgency”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 1:00pm 9/4/2019 at 1:00pm
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The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue against the wishes of those in charge. High school students began the school year in gas masks and joining hands to form human chains. College students held a strike, waved flags, and chanted protest slogans.

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Hong Kong’s 12th weekend of protests include tear gas and 28-mile human chain

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 6:00pm 8/24/2019 at 6:00pm
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Violence escalated during the 12th consecutive weekend of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, as riot police fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters while demonstrators responded by throwing bricks and other objects.
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China Admits to Holding Employee From UK’s Hong Kong Consulate

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:00am 8/21/2019 at 11:00am
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The tension between China and Hong Kong have not died down.

Now it may extend to other countries after China admitted it detained an employee from the British consulate in Hong Kong.

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Reports: Chinese Moving Military to Border With Hong Kong

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 9:00am 8/15/2019 at 9:00am
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When I began covering the protests in Hong Kong, I noted that China had two options for dealing with the city-state’s citizens and their demands for freedom and justice: Cooperation or crackdown.

Clearly, the decision has been made.

Large numbers of Chinese paramilitary forces have been filmed assembling just 30km (18.6 miles) from...

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Hong Kong Airport Cancels Flights After Protesters Overwhelm Main Terminal

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 12, 2019 at 3:00pm 8/12/2019 at 3:00pm
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The feud between Hong Kong and China continues to grow as over 40,000 pro-democracy protesters overran the Hong Kong Airport on Monday.

The protest took place in the main terminal, which led officials to cancel all the flights except those already en route to the airport.

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Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters stage peaceful sit-in at city’s international airport

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7:30pm 8/10/2019 at 7:30pm
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The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong continues for the 10th week, this weekend’s event featuring a peaceful sit-in at the city’s international airport.

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Protests in Hong Kong continue with three days of civil disobedience

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:00pm 8/3/2019 at 6:00pm
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Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution” Update: Government Floods Students with Bureaucracy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:00am 10/23/2014 at 10:00am

My husband and step-daughter are touring Asia, so I asked them what the coverage of the Hong Kong protests has been like.

Instead of sending out officials and experts to offer false assurances, the Chinese stations simply black out the reports about the demonstrations. However, my husband indicates that many people...

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“Umbrella Revolution” Update: Hong Kong’s Leaders Play Waiting Game

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:30pm 10/2/2014 at 3:30pm

I recently pondered: Is Hong Kong on brink of its own version of Tiananmen Square?

Now, I think the answer is no. It appears the recent student-lead uprising is being handled by Hong Kong leaders the way many...

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Is Hong Kong on brink of its own version of Tiananmen Square?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 5:02pm 9/28/2014 at 5:02pm

My stepdaughter, a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Chinese, works in Beijing.

Today, she has been regularly protesting updates via Facebook on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and confirms that tear gas is being used to disperse the massive crowds.

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators are surging through the...

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