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Pro-China side thwarts HK lawmakers' oath redo
Chaotic scenes erupted at Hong Kong's legislature Wednesday as pro-Beijing lawmakers prevented a pair of newly elected representatives advocating independence for the Chinese region from getting a second chance at taking their oaths.
 
A swimmer drowned Sunday in Hong Kong and another was left in critical condition as they took part in the city's annual cross-harbour swim, which attracts world-class international competitors.
 
A swimmer drowned Sunday in Hong Kong and another was left in critical condition as they took part in the city's annual cross-harbor swim, which attracts world-class international competitors.
 
The Chinese government may not be interested in developing horse racing but the Hong Kong Jockey Club is keen to cultivate more owners from mainland China, their Senior International Racing Consultant told AFP.
 
Pro-democracy lawmakers defy China at Hong Kong oath taking
A swearing-in ceremony to kick off Hong Kong's legislative session descended into farce Wednesday as newly elected pro-democracy lawmakers intentionally mangled their oaths in a show of defiance against Beijing.
 
A Hong Kong court jailed a protester Thursday in the first sentence handed down over a riot that erupted in February and saw violent clashes in the city fueled by anti-China sentiment.
 
Hong Kong activist is deported from Thailand 'at request of China'
Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was on Wednesday deported from junta-run Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, as supporters blamed China for his detention.
 
Hong Kong activist held in Thailand 'at China's request'
Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was stopped from entering junta-run Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, an official said Wednesday, as supporters blamed China for his detention.
 
HK police fire shots in rare knife attack, three injured
Three people were injured Sunday after Hong Kong police fired shots to stop a knife attack on a man, in a rare case of violent street crime in one of Asia's safest cities.
 
Hong Kong's leader called on the city to unite behind its current political system Saturday in the face of increasing calls for independence from mainland China, as protesters were bundled from the auditorium where he was speaking.
 
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