Chinese state media released a video this month that was directed at Hong Kong youth and titled: “Shenzhen’s success could be yours too.” It features old and new shots of the mainland city located just across the border from Hong Kong, set to a triumphant chorus celebrating its transformation over the last three decades from a collection of fishing villages into a metropolis of shiny new skyscrapers.
Groups of China supporters pulled down “Lennon Walls” of anti-government protest messages across Hong Kong on Saturday, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend of trouble.
Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters were on the march under a sweltering sun on Saturday after pro-China groups pulled down some of the "Lennon Walls" of anti-government protest messages in the Chinese-ruled city.
Hong Kong police stormed into a shopping mall in Sha Tin on Sunday after protesters smashed the rail station. The station was closed to passengers.
Backed by a few on musical instruments, they sang what has become their anthem, many lining the balustrades for several floors up overlooking where others gathered in the wide space below.
Authorities in Hong Kong tightened security and braced for potential evening clashes between masked “Halloween” pro-democracy protesters and fancy-dressed clubbers in a popular party district in the heart of the city.
China won’t tolerate challenges to the bottom line of the “one country, two systems” formula that governs Hong Kong, separatism or threats to national security there, a senior Chinese official said on Friday after a meeting of the top leadership.
Hong Kong cleaned up its famed party zone Lan Kwai Fong on Friday after a night of clashes marred Halloween festivities when police fired tear gas at protesters and were heckled by fancy dress revellers.
The United States would do better to look at its own domestic problems like gun violence rather than turning its ire on China, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, lambasting US Vice President Mike Pence for a critical speech on China.
Protests in Iraq, Lebanon, Hong Kong and Kashmir. There is a particular trend and a pattern. The message is loud and clear — citizens are tired, angry and fed up of the government and with the government’s gimmicks (“J-K restrictions have to be reviewed: SC”, Oct.25, Gulf Today).