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Protests have consequences for Hong Kong – and the world

The popular unrest in Hong Kong is one of the world's major human rights issues today. The weeks-long, record-breaking protest against the extradition laws, to make it easier to extradite accused individuals to China, indicates the irreconcilable tension between Beijing and the Hong Kong people. It may mark the end of Hong Kong's "one country, two systems" framework and the …

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Hong Kong demonstrators disband after siege of police headquarters

HONG KONG – Thousands of protesters besieged the city's police headquarters on Friday and prolonged a political crisis in the city triggered by a laws on extradition that the government has since suspended to alleviate the turmoil. Protesters – many young people, including students – sang at the police on Friday to take responsibility for the use of tear gas …

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Hong Kong leader ignores the deadline of demonstrators to draw a controversial extradition law

The Hong Kong government ignored a deadline set by protesters on Thursday to end the controversial extradition laws and set the stage for additional protests this weekend. The number of protesters in front of the Legislative Council, which had shrunk since last Sunday's massive march, began to catch up on Thursday afternoon. Without government response, protests were scheduled to start …

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Hong Kong Leader Publicly Apologizes for Extradition Bill

HONG KONG – Backpedaling under mounting public pressure, Hong Kong's top leader publicly apologized on Tuesday for proposing contentious legislation that would allow extradition to mainland China. "I would like to add my sincere apologies to the citizens of Hong Kong, "Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, said at a news conference at government headquarters. "I could have …

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Hong Kong Extradition Law: Organizers call for 2 million protesters for calling for the leader's resignation

Both workers 'and students' strikes were scheduled on Monday, and hundreds of demonstrators were still near the central government office in the Admiralty. The demonstrators have made it clear that if the government does not take any further action, either with resignations from key officials or if they completely withdraw the bill, they will go back to the streets. They …

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Hong Kong leader apologizes after the extradition law has provoked massive protests

Hong Kong's embattled leader apologized for running a controversial extradition law after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Sunday as indignant legislation continued to grow. Carrie Lam, director-general of Hong Kong, apologized for "the utmost sincerity and humility" among the people after the streets of the city, on a second Sunday in a row, witnessed a …

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Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong call for the resignation of the city guide: live updates

Protesters attend a demonstration calling for Hong Kong leaders to resign. Tyrone Siu / Reuters The mood in the protest has been relaxed so far, with little indication of the violence that clouded the demonstrations on Wednesday. Compared to the city police, however, there is still considerable anger. When police admiralty drive on a bridge across the crowd in the …

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