Hong Kong's financial chief quit Monday, in what is widely seen as a prelude to a leadership bid for the southern Chinese city's top job.
Hong Kong's finance chief resigned Monday ahead of what is widely expected to be a tilt at the city leadership.
Around a thousand protesters rallied in Hong Kong Saturday against a crackdown on pro-democracy lawmakers and an electoral system skewed toward Beijing ahead of elections for a new city leader.
Two runners died after collapsing during a half-marathon in southern China on Saturday, event organizers said.
Hong Kong's unpopular leader Leung Chun-ying, who has been vilified by critics as a puppet of Beijing, said Friday he would not run again for office after a term marked by anti-China protests and political divisions.
A Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in western China in what appeared to be the latest such radical protest against Beijing's rule, a U.S. government-backed radio station and rights monitoring group said.
Seventy-five years ago, a handful of idealistic "Free French" took up arms to defend the British colony of Hong Kong in a futile battle against Japanese invaders.
Three years after the official launch of the Belt and Road Initiative, there is much greater understanding of the opportunities that it could generate, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday.
Beijing has lodged a protest with the United States over the call, the foreign ministry said in a statement Saturday.
China's top court on Friday cleared a man executed 21 years ago for murder -- more than a decade after another man confessed to the killing -- in the latest miscarriage of justice in the Communist-ruled country.