On February 8, 2016, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, violent clashes between police and young protesters erupted in the city of Hong Kong, with surprising aggression and subsequent injuries on both sides.
Hong Kong police arrested nine people Sunday and Monday suspected of conspiring to manufacture explosives in this semiautonomous Chinese territory.
Hong Kong– Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protesters Tuesday held their first talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralyzed parts of the city, after its leader ruled out major reforms. Chief executive Leung Chun-ying, in an interview late Monday, said open elections for his successor as demanded by demonstrators would result in […]
MCT HONG KONG — Police in Hong Kong on Wednesday arrested at least 511 demonstrators who refused to leave city streets following one of the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in the former British territory since its return to Chinese rule in 1997. Demonstrators were arrested for “participating in unauthorized assembly and obstructing police officers in an […]
By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times HONG KONG — Nearly 800,000 people voted in a nonbinding Hong Kong referendum aimed at agitating for greater democracy, organizers said early Monday, and the semi-autonomous Chinese city was bracing for hundreds of thousands of people to march through the streets Tuesday to continue pressing their cause. The 10-day […]
By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIJING — Hong Kong’s 3.5 million registered voters are making a statement that they want ballot choices in 2017. China’s Communist Party is making a statement it wants to control those choices. Those entrenched positions are clashing this week as Hong Kong democracy advocates conclude an informal poll on […]
By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — More than 400,000 Hong Kong residents cast electronic ballots Friday in a nonbinding referendum aimed at giving the Chinese city’s 7.2 million people more of a voice in how their chief executive is selected, organizers of the vote said. However, authorities in Beijing denounced the exercise as […]
By Mike Carter, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Wai-Chiu “Tony” Ng, who 31 years ago participated in the worst mass killing in Seattle history, has been deported to Hong Kong following his parole from prison, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. Ng, 58, served 28 years for his role in the 1983 […]
By Josh Richman, Howard Mintz, Jessica Calefati and Robert Salonga, San Jose Mercury News SAN FRANCISCO — In a stunning criminal complaint, California state Senator Leland Yee has been charged with conspiring to traffic in firearms and public corruption as part of a major FBI operation spanning the San Francisco Bay Area, casting yet another cloud […]
By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — A recently dismissed Hong Kong newspaper editor was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after assailants stabbed him in the back and leg and fled on a motorbike. The assault on Kevin Lau, whose removal as editor of the Ming Pao daily last month helped spark demonstrations over erosion […]