Trump approves legislation backing Hong Kong protesters -White House
HONGKONG-PROTESTS/TRUMP (URGENT):Trump approves legislation backing Hong Kong protesters -White HouseWASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law congressional legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong despite angry objections from Beijing, with which he is seeking a deal to end a damaging trade war.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong 's police chief has urged citizens to demonstrate peacefully ahead of what is expected to be a large-scale pro -democracy march on Sunday, an event planned amid a lull in violence in the Chinese-ruled city.
Hong Kong authorities called for calm ahead of Monday’s annual pro -democracy march , with widespread anger over an extradition bill expected to lead to large crowds after high-profile protests this month against the proposal. Hong Kong leader backs police strategy to stop protest plans.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's police chief has urged citizens to demonstrate peacefully ahead of what is expected to be a large-scale pro-democracy march on Sunday, an event planned amid a lull in violence in the Chinese-ruled city.
Police on Thursday gave a rare green light to the demonstration, organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, the group that called the million-strong marches in the summer. Sunday's march is a key gauge of the pro-democracy movement's support following its sweeping victory in local elections.
China slaps sanctions on US over Hong Kong unrest
China suspended US warship visits and sanctioned American NGOs on Monday in retaliation for the passage of a bill backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The financial hub has been rocked by nearly six months of increasingly violent unrest demanding greater autonomy, which Beijing has frequently blamed on foreign influence. The financial hub has been rocked by nearly six months of increasingly violent unrest demanding greater autonomy, which Beijing has frequently blamed on foreign influence.
This is a list of 2019 Hong Kong protests from March to June. These protests are considered the early stage of the movement, starting with the first demonstrations after the publication of the 2019
Thousands of people in Hong Kong have surrounded police headquarters, calling for an extradition bill to be scrapped. Police have asked the protesters to Among the protesters was student activist Joshua Wong, who became the face of pro -democracy protests in 2014. He was freed earlier this
Speaking to reporters before departing for a "courtesy visit" to Beijing, newly-installed police commissioner Chris Tang urged Hong Kongers to set a global example.
"We hope our citizens can show the whole world (that) Hong Kong people are capable of holding a large scale rally in an orderly and peaceful manner," he said. "We urge the organizer to assist the police on maintaining the order."
Tang was traveling to meet with senior officials from the ministry of public security in Beijing and is expected to return to Hong Kong on Sunday.
China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over bill
China announced Monday that it will suspend U.S. Navy visits to Hong Kong in retaliation over President Trump's decision to sign legislation that supported the city's pro-democracy protesters who have taken to the streets since June. © Provided by Fox News Network LLC CHINA EXPERT SAYS BEIJING'S THREATS ARE LAUGHABLEBeijing took its first step to make good on its promise to employ "countermeasures" against the U.S. in light of the bills that it blasted as "hegemonic" in nature and ignorant of the facts on the ground.The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which was sponsored by Sen.
Hong Kong protest leaders arrested and charged as police ban huge planned demonstration. Hong Kong — Police in Hong Kong arrested three well-known pro -democracy activists over the course of just 24 hours; the latest move to quash anti-government protests heading into their 13th consecutive
HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police on Thursday blocked plans for a weekend march in a satellite town where a mob of thuggish men armed with sticks Some protesters have signaled that they will go ahead with the event whether it is approved or not, a sign that police opposition and increasingly
The unrest in Hong Kong is the biggest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.
The former British colony has been wracked by six months of pro-democracy protests sparked by a now withdrawn China extradition bill and which have broadened into calls for greater democratic freedoms.
Escalating violence last month saw a dramatic university siege that pitted protesters against the police.
Despite the increasingly violent tactics adopted by some protesters, pro-democracy candidates achieved record gains in the Nov. 24 local elections, winning almost 90 percent of the seats after the highest ever voter turnout since local polls began in 1999.
Hong Kong has enjoyed a period of relative calm since, a state the new police chief said he hoped could be maintained.
"In the last two weeks the city was relatively peaceful," he noted, "When the citizens have a chance to take a breather, we hope the violent people will really stop engaging in illegal activities."
Later on Friday, protesters plan a smaller rally against police use of tear gas, which they say is excessive and harming innocent bystanders. The police has said its use of force has been restrained.
(Reporting by Clare Jim; Writing by Kate Lamb; Editing by Michael Perry)
Hong Kong leader Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home .
Hong Kong leader Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at homeLam is due to discuss the political and economic situation in the China-ruled city with Beijing officials during a four-day visit. She will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, local media have said.