Hong Kong protest: Could Beijing send in troops? | DW News

In Hong Kong, anti-government protests show no sign of letting up. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets for a seventh weekend in a row. The protests continued after nightfall, with scuffles breaking out when some protesters defied police orders and marched beyond the official finish point. The rallies were initially sparked by […]

Hong Kong protest aims to explain motives to mainland China | DW News

In Hong Kong, tens of thousands marched against the territorial government again in a rally that ended outside West Kowloon train station, which links Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland. The activists wanted to raise awareness among tourists arriving from mainland China about what they consider anti-democratic policy proposals. The protests were sparked several weeks […]

Who were the protesters who stormed Hong Kong's parliament? | DW News

Students in Hong Kong have rejected the offer of a meeting with the territory’s chief executive Carrie Lam. Lam has paused efforts to pass an extradition bill into law – after weeks of massive protests. But activists say they want the bill withdrawn completely. On Monday, they stormed Hong Kong’s parliament. Mathias Boelinger met three […]

Why didn't Hong Kong police stop ransacking of Legislative Council? | DW News

In Hong Kong, a tense calm has descended and a clean-up operation is underway to remove debris left over from the violence that engulfed parts of the city. It came after protesters stormed and ransacked the Legislative Council building on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese rule. Police fired tear gas to disperse […]

Hong Kong protesters clash with police | DW News

Hong Kong is marking the anniversary of its transfer to China with ceremonies and protests. But police used batons and pepper spray to disperse a crowd of pro-democracy demonstrators who had occupied a road near the city’s legislative council building. The activists had squatted in the area because it was near the site of an […]

Hong Kong protesters surround police headquarters | DW News

Protesters are flooding the streets of Hong Kong in another round of demonstrations after leader Carrie Lam ignored a deadline to withdraw a controversial extradition bill. Activists are demanding that Lam scrap the proposed bill by Thursday, but these calls have been ignored. They want Lam to resign, and release a number of anti-government protesters […]

Will Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's new apology move protesters? | DW News

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has apologized for her handling of a controversial extradition bill, but has not offered to withdraw it. During her apology, Lam said she regretted failing to connect with young people. But the territory’s controversial leader stopped short of resigning or withdrawing a bill that would allow for extraditions to China, […]

Hong Kong protest: How will Beijing respond? | DW News

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has apologized to the public, bowing to more than a week of mass protests by furious residents over a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial. But whether she will stay in the job as Hong Kong Executive is still in doubt. […]

Hong Kong protesters demand pro-Beijing Carrie Lam step down | DW News

Protesters are again rallying in Hong Kong, this time to demand the city’s pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam step down after she bowed to pressure from huge street rallies and indefinitely delayed work on a controversial extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. But that’s not enough for the […]

Hong Kong: Is extradition to China really off the table? | DW News

After days of unrest and street protests in Hong Kong, the city’s government under Chief Executive Carrie Lam has climbed down. It has announced it will indefinitely suspend a proposed law that would have allowed people to be extradited to mainland China. The bill caused widespread concern that it would threaten Hong Kong’s rule of […]