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Hong Kong lawmakers reject Beijing-backed reform package
Hong Kong lawmakers rejected a Beijing-backed political reform package Thursday as pro-democracy legislators united to vote down a contentious electoral roadmap that has sparked mass protests.
 
Political showdown in Hong Kong ahead of key reform vote
Hong Kong lawmakers laid bare the city's entrenched political divide Wednesday as they locked horns over a reform package ahead of a key vote that pits democracy campaigners against the government.
 
China warns HK against 'radical forces'
China warned Tuesday against "radical forces" in Hong Kong after police arrested 10 people on suspicion of making explosives ahead of a vote on a controversial political reform package.
 
Nine arrested over explosives in Hong Kong ahead of vote
Hong Kong police said Monday they had arrested nine members of a "local syndicate" involved in making explosives and said at least one claimed to be a member of a radical group.
 
Pro-democracy campaigners took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, but in far smaller numbers than expected, before a vote on a political reform package that has divided the city and sparked mass protests.
 
Final curtain for last outpost of Hong Kong protest camps
With days to go before lawmakers vote on a controversial political reform package that has split Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters who have camped out at the legislature for months are preparing to go home.
 
A senior foreign banker was arrested in Hong Kong after his Ferrari was involved in a crash in a car park which killed a security guard, reports said Wednesday.
 
Two Hong Kong journalists who just returned from a news coverage mission in South Korea have been quarantined for fear of contracting the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), according to a report on the Apple Daily's website Sunday.
 
HK youth find new meaning in Tiananmen vigil
Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers joined a candlelight vigil Thursday night marking the crushing of the 1989 student-led Tiananmen Square protests, an annual commemoration that takes on greater meaning for the city's young after last autumn's pro-democracy demonstrations sharpened their sense of unease with Beijing.
 
No end to HK political battle as last-ditch discussions fail
Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers said on Sunday they would "definitely" veto the government's planned political reforms after a last-ditch meeting with Chinese officials failed to reach any agreement.
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