Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the city's former deputy leader were jailed for corruption Tuesday after a trial that shocked the city and deepened anger at cozy ties between officialdom and big business.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Lawyers for Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government's former deputy leader Rafael Hui pressed for leniency Monday as their clients faced seven years in prison after being convicted of corruption.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China," as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections.1 Comment
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government's former deputy leader Rafael Hui were found guilty of corruption Friday in a blockbuster trial that shocked a city known for clean governance.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Hong Kong's leader declared an end to more than 11 weeks of sit-in protests by pro-democracy demonstrators after police cleared the last remaining camp and arrested a handful of peaceful protesters Monday.1 Comment
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Chinese state-run media triumphantly declared the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement "defeated" Friday and warned domestic and foreign "hostile forces" against destabilizing the city, after police swept away its main protest site.1 Comment
Friday, December 12, 2014
Hong Kong police dismantled the city's main pro-democracy site Thursday, clearing tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies and leading away more than 100 demonstrators, who vowed their struggle lives on.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Hong Kong authorities started clearing barricades Thursday from a pro-democracy protest camp spread across a busy highway as part of a final push to retake streets occupied by activists for two and a half months.
Hong Kong's student protest leaders said Wednesday that they would "stay to the end" as police prepared to swoop on the city's main rally site after more than two months of mass pro-democracy demonstrations.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Police will clear Hong Kong's main pro-democracy protest camp Thursday and urged demonstrators not to resist, after more than two months of rallies for free leadership elections brought parts of the city to a standstill.