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Cycling: Track Cycling World Cup leg to go ahead in Hong Kong this weekend

The track cycling World Cup leg in Hong Kong this weekend will go ahead as planned after a lull in violence across the city, which has been racked by anti-government protests for the past six months,..
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Trump signs Hong Kong bills; Beijing vows retaliation: Now what?

U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-trump/trump-approves-legislation-backing-hong-kong-protesters-idUSKBN1Y12NB congressional bills that..
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China warns U.S. of retaliation for law backing Hong Kong protesters

China warned the United States on Thursday it would take "firm counter measures" in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said attempts to interfere in the..
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China warns of 'firm counter measures' after Trump signs U.S. legislation on Hong Kong

China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said it will take "firm counter measures" if the United States continues to interfere in Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong says U.S. legislation backing protesters sends wrong signal

The Hong Kong government on Thursday expressed strong opposition to U.S. legislation backing protesters in the Chinese-ruled city, saying the bill will send the wrong signal to demonstrators.
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Trump approves legislation backing Hong Kong protesters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong despite angry objections from Beijing, at a time when Trump is seeking a deal to end a damaging..
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Protester emerges to urge Hong Kong police not to enter university

Hong Kong police said they would enter Polytechnic University on Thursday after a two-week siege drove most protesters out, but just before midnight, a masked man emerged and asked them to halt their..
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Exclusive: In face of criticism, Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing says he’s getting used to ‘punches’

Li Ka-shing, the city’s most prominent tycoon, said he is getting used to “the unfounded verbal and text punches” thrown at him in recent years.
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Special Report: How Hong Kong's greatest tycoon went from friend of China to punching bag

In January of 1993, an ambitious Chinese Communist Party boss, a 39-year-old official with chubby cheeks and a mop of black hair, visited Hong Kong. He was seeking out the city’s rich among the..
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Hong Kong police to enter university as hunt for protesters turns up empty

Hong Kong police said they would enter Polytechnic University on Thursday, bringing their near two-week siege of the campus to an end, after final searches for any pro-democracy protesters still hiding..
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Hong Kong university official says no protesters found on campus

An official at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University said on Wednesday they had not found any protesters left on campus, signaling the end of a siege that saw anti-government demonstrators barricade..
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Hong Kong authorities appeal for calm as major highway reopens

One of Hong Kong's main highway links, the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, reopened early on Wednesday as a lockdown of the nearby Polytechnic University appeared to be drawing to a close with teams still..
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Hong Kong's Lam appeals for calm but offers no concessions after election drubbing

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam renewed her appeals for peace in the Chinese-ruled city on Friday but failed to offer any concessions to anti-government protesters despite a resounding victory for..
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China's top diplomat strongly condemns U.S. lawmakers' Hong Kong legislation: Xinhua

China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi said China strongly condemns the U.S. legislation supporting protesters in Hong Kong, in an interview with the official Xinhua.
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Humiliated at polls, Hong Kong's Lam acknowledges discontent with government

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam acknowledged on Tuesday that the record turnout in local elections won by opposition, pro-democracy candidates highlighted dissatisfaction with her administration, while..
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Hong Kong to re-open Cross-Harbor Tunnel on Wednesday after protests

Hong Kong authorities will re-open the Cross-Harbor Tunnel on Wednesday morning, a senior official said, restoring a major transit link connecting two sides of the city.
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China summons U.S. ambassador in protest over Hong Kong rights bill

China's foreign ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad on Monday to protest against the passing in the U.S. Congress of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, saying it amounted to..
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Chinese papers avoid details of Hong Kong's democratic election landslide

Major news outlets in China have largely avoided detailed reporting of district council election results in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy candidates scored a landslide victory that some say amounted..
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Hong Kong leader says record voter turnout highlights discontent with government

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam acknowledged on Tuesday that the record number of voters in district elections highlighted dissatisfaction with the government as she thanked residents for voting peacefully..
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Hong Kong leader thanks residents for orderly voting despite volatile environment

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday thanked residents of the Chinese-ruled city for orderly voting on Sunday despite a relatively volatile environment and said she hoped the peace at the weekend was..
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Exclusive: China sets up Hong Kong crisis center in mainland, considers replacing chief liaison

Tightening control over efforts to manage the upheaval in Hong Kong, the Chinese leadership has set up a crisis command center on the mainland side of the border and is considering replacing its..
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Taiwan probes two executives for security law breaches over China meddling claims

Taiwan is investigating two executives at a Hong Kong-listed company on suspicion of violating the National Security Act, Taiwan's official Central News Agency said on Tuesday, after they were named in..
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'Little kittens': Hong Kong campus protest holdouts left isolated and fearful

Last week, the cafeteria of Hong Kong's Polytechnic University was buzzing with pro-democracy protesters who occupied the campus for days, fighting fierce street battles with riot police in some of the..
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Piano-playing democrat beats pro-Beijing heavyweight in HK poll

Political newcomer Cary Lo, 37, expressed himself surprised but delighted after defeating pro-Beijing incumbent Junius Ho in the first and most high-profile upset for pro-democracy candidates in Hong..
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Landslide democratic win puts pressure on leader of Chinese-ruled Hong Kong

Hong Kong's leader pledged to listen to public opinion on Monday and referred to deep-seated problems in society after a landslide election victory by opponents of Chinese rule amid months of sometimes..
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UK welcomes Hong Kong's Lam promise to reflect seriously after election

Britain said on Monday it welcomed a promise by Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam to "seriously reflect" after democrats in the city scored a landslide majority in district council elections.
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Fresh headache for China after Hong Kong democrats rout pro-Beijing candidates

After months of sometimes-violent unrest in Hong Kong, an election with record turnout handed a big victory to pro-democracy local district council candidates, posing a new conundrum for Beijing and..
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Japan stresses to China importance of free, open Hong Kong

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Monday told his Chinese counterpart that he is highly concerned about the Hong Kong situation and it is important that a free and open Hong Kong keeps on..
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China says stopping violence, restoring order is paramount in Hong Kong: ministry spokesman

China's foreign ministry, asked about the results of the weekend's district council elections in Hong Kong, said stopping violence and restoring order is the paramount task in the city at the moment.
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Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong's democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests, increasing pressure on the Chinese-ruled city's..
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Landslide democratic win in HK election raises pressure on city's leader

Hong Kong's democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests, increasing pressure on the city's embattled..
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Hong Kong pro-democracy parties take 390 of 452 district council seats: RTHK

Hong Kong pro-democracy parties took 390 of 452 district council seats, or nearly 90%, local broadcaster RTHK said on Monday, a day after residents turned out in record numbers to vote following six..
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Factbox: What people in Hong Kong are saying about district council elections

Here are comments from voters, politicians, activists and academics on Hong Kong's district council elections, where pro-democracy candidates romped to a landslide and symbolic majority after residents..
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Hong Kong democrats romp to local election landslide after months of protests

Hong Kong's democrats romped to a landslide and symbolic majority in district council elections after residents turned out in record numbers on Sunday to vote following six months of anti-government..
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Hong Kong democrats cheer landslide victory in local elections amid political crisis

Hong Kong's democrats romped to a landslide and symbolic majority in district council elections after residents turned out in record numbers on Sunday to vote following six months of anti-government..
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Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates ride record turnout to early lead

Pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong took a significant early lead in district council elections after residents turned out in record numbers on Sunday to vote following six months of anti-government..
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Record turnout in Hong Kong local elections amid calls for full democracy

Hong Kong residents turned out in huge numbers on Sunday to vote in district council elections seen as a test of support for chief executive Carrie Lam following six months of pro-democracy protests,..
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Record numbers vote in Hong Kong amid angry calls for democracy

Record numbers of Hong Kong people voted on Sunday in district elections viewed as a barometer of support for city leader Carrie Lam, who has been besieged by nearly six months of often violent..
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Record numbers vote in Hong Kong in test of support for China-backed leader

Record numbers of Hong Kong people voted on Sunday in district elections viewed as a barometer of support for city leader Carrie Lam, who has been besieged by nearly six months of often violent..
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Hong Kong vote hits record amid calls for democracy

A record number of Hong Kong people voted on Sunday in district elections viewed as a barometer of support for city leader Carrie Lam, who has been besieged by nearly six months of often violent..
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Hong Kong voters throng to vote early, avoid anticipated clashes

Hundreds of thousands of voters thronged polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday for district polls seen as a key barometer of support for the city's embattled leader Carrie Lam, who has grappled..
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Hong Kong voters queue up early over fears of later clashes

Hong Kong voters at some polling stations for district council elections were queuing up by the hundreds on Sunday morning, citing concerns voting could be halted later in the day after six months of..
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Hong Kong district council elections begin peacefully on Sunday morning

Voting at district council elections in Hong Kong began peacefully on Sunday morning, with no signs of a major police presence at polling booths monitored by Reuters despite nearly six months of..
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Australian politician says media revelations of Chinese spying disturbing

A senior Australian politician on Saturday said he was disturbed by the reported efforts of China to infiltrate politics in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan detailed by an asylum seeker who said he was..
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'Time to calm down': Hong Kong protests simmer ahead of local elections

An uneasy calm settled over Hong Kong on Saturday as the city prepared to go to the polls for local elections seen as a referendum on months of anti-government protests, after weeks of especially..
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Hong Kong district shows why Sunday's local election is a key test

Nearly six months of anti-government protests are set to thrust Hong Kong's lowest-tier of government onto the international stage on Sunday with elections that will be a test of support for the..
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Chinese defector gives Australia details of Beijing espionage: paper

An apparent Chinese intelligence service agent is seeking asylum in Australia after providing details on Beijing's political interference in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia, the Age newspaper said on..
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Campus siege nears end as Hong Kong gears up for election

A Hong Kong university campus under siege for more than a week was a deserted wasteland on Saturday, with a handful of protesters holed up in hidden refuges across the trashed grounds, as the city's..
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