Malaysia’s prime minister said Friday Hong Kong’s embattled leader should resign over the city’s increasingly violent pro-democracy protests and warned China would take “harsh action”
Hong Kong’s government is expected to discuss sweeping emergency laws on Friday that would include banning face masks at protests, two sources told Reuters, an unprecedented move to ease
Hong Kong’s August retail sales were the worst on record, the government said, as escalating anti-government protests that have gripped the Chinese-ruled city for nearly four months scared off tourists and battered spending.
Chief executive Carrie Lam said she had made the order under the Emergency Regulations Ordinances, a sweeping provision that grants her the ability to bypass the legislature and make any law during a time of emergency or public danger.
Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam on Friday invoked colonial-era emergency powers for the first time in more than 50 years in a dramatic move intended to quell escalating violence in the Chinese-ruled city.
Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has promised to prioritise housing and people’s livelihoods to appease deep rooted discontent about the way the Asian financial hub has been governed, as protesters gear up for fresh demonstrations
The night's "extreme violence" justified the use of the emergency law, Beijing-backed Lam said in a television address on Saturday.
Thousands of protesters have staged unsanctioned flashmob rallies across the strife-torn city — some vandalising subway stations and shops — after Hong Kong's leader outlawed face coverings at protests, invoking colonial-era emergency powers not used for half a century.
For nearly four months, millions of Hong Kong citizens from all walks of life have taken to the streets to protest Beijing’s efforts to curb their freedoms. Last week some of the youthful heroes of Hong Kong’s