Tag: Kong

Hong Kong protesters hit pause button to mark Sept. 11

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong activists called off protests on Wednesday in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and denounced a Chinese state newspaper report that they were planning “massive terror” in the Chinese-ruled city. Hong Kong has been rocked by months of sometimes violent unrest, prompted by anger…

Hong Kong children form chains of protest as economic worries grow

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of uniformed school students, many wearing masks, formed human chains in districts across Hong Kong on Monday in support of anti-government protesters after another weekend of clashes in the Chinese-ruled city. Metro stations reopened after some were closed on Sunday amid sometimes violent confrontations, although the mood in the Asian…

Hong Kong protests spread to subway as bank warns of economic fallout

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as demonstrators prepared a sit-in at a subway and site of a mid-summer mob attack. Protesters call people to join further rallies against the government at…

Hong Kong supporters clash with pro-China groups at Toronto rally

Pro-Hong Kong protesters clashed with supporters of China’s Communist government in the heart of downtown Toronto on Saturday. The two groups — each numbering in the hundreds and almost equally matched in size — shouted at each other across a divide in front of Old City Hall in the late afternoon sun. The standoff followed…

Hong Kong should consult widely on extradition bill: U.N. rights boss

GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged authorities in Hong Kong on Monday to “consult broadly” before passing or amending an extradition bill that triggered weeks of protests, or any other legislation. FILE PHOTO: U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a meeting at the chancellery in…