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# hong-kong - Friday 29 May, 2020

'It's not as attractive as it was': New security law puts pressure on businesses in Hong Kong

Chinese leaders said the new law was needed to combat unspecified threats in the semi-autonomous region.

# hong-kong - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Three politicians ejected from Hong Kong chamber amid China anthem debate

One of the politicians was forcibly carried out of the legislative chamber by security forces.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Thousands of protesters gather in Hong Kong before legislators debate national anthem law

In the Central business district, police shot pepper balls at protesters and searched several people.

# hong-kong - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over China security law proposal

The scenes today were the most intense in months.

Police fire tear gas as hundreds take to Hong Kong streets to protest China security proposals

Protesters chanted slogans such as ‘Stand with Hong Kong’ as they gathered in a popular shopping district.

# hong-kong - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'This is the end of Hong Kong': China proposes controversial security laws

The proposal follows major protests in Hong Kong last year.

# hong-kong - Friday 15 May, 2020

Hong Kong watchdog says police only used force to protect their safety during pro-democracy protests

Although described as independent, the council is appointed by Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam.

# hong-kong - Monday 11 May, 2020

Police arrest more than 200 protesters in Hong Kong

A pro-democracy movement has shown signs of reviving in recent weeks as the coronavirus threat eases.

# hong-kong - Friday 8 May, 2020

Unrest returns to Hong Kong as politicians battle for key committee position

Hong Kong reopened in recent days after riding out the Covid-19 health emergency.

# hong-kong - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan

Lam Wing-kee was a bookseller from Hong Kong who disappeared and then reappeared in custody of mainland China’s authorities.

# hong-kong - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Hong Kong activists arrested over last year's democracy protests

Last year’s rallies morphed into a wider movement calling for greater freedoms from Beijing.

# hong-kong - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations

In some countries, St Patrick’s Day events have already been cancelled.

# hong-kong - Monday 17 February, 2020

Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong amid coronavirus panic-buying

Supermarkets have found themselves unable to restock toilet paper quickly enough.

# hong-kong - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Opening a new 'gateway': Why Q3 Medical is looking east to Hong Kong for its stock flotation

The medtech business is the first Irish-incorporated applicant to get a green-light to pursue a listing there.

# hong-kong - Friday 7 February, 2020

Whistleblower doctor who raised alarm about coronavirus dies from the illness

More than 630 people in China have now died from the virus.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

At least 10 people infected with coronavirus on board Japan cruise ship

Tests are being carried out on samples taken from 273 of the 3,711 people on board.

# hong-kong - Monday 13 January, 2020

Graffiti painted on Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue

The statue was created in tribute to Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.

# hong-kong - Saturday 11 January, 2020

From The42 Lowry left with work to do on final day in Hong Kong as he sits six shots off the lead Sunday Funday

Lowry left with work to do on final day in Hong Kong as he sits six shots off the lead

A third-round 68 has slightly hampered the Offaly man’s progress.

# hong-kong - Friday 10 January, 2020

From The42 Lowry gets into gear at Hong Kong Open with second round 66 On The Move

Lowry gets into gear at Hong Kong Open with second round 66

Lowry is four shots off the lead held by Wade Ormsby.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

From The42 Lowry headline act as Hong Kong Open set to go ahead 6 weeks after postponement

Lowry headline act as Hong Kong Open set to go ahead 6 weeks after postponement

Pro-democracy protests have gripped the city in recent months.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Tens of thousands march in Hong Kong pro-democracy rally after police use tear gas in clashes

The city has been battered by nearly seven months of unrest, which was sparked by a proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

From The42 Lowry to kickstart Ryder Cup bid by headlining protest-delayed Hong Kong Open Champion Golfer

Lowry to kickstart Ryder Cup bid by headlining protest-delayed Hong Kong Open

The event was postponed as the city struggled with months of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests.

# hong-kong - Monday 16 December, 2019

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters in end to temporary lull

Police say radical protesters threw bricks at officers and tossed traffic cones at a police vehicle.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Opinion: 'Hong Kong people are more tolerant of radical protest because of guilt - not anger'

Dr Chung Kam Kwok, a Research Fellow at Trinity College, gives some background to the violent protests seen in 2019 and asks what’s next for the territory.

# hong-kong - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters

The US President reluctantly signed the bill, which had bipartisan support.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Hong Kong leader refuses to offer concessions as China State media bemoans election 'dirty tricks'

Carrie Lam vowed to “engage the people” but stopped short of offering concessions to anti-government protesters.

# hong-kong - Monday 25 November, 2019

Hong Kong leader to 'listen humbly' after pro-democracy parties crush opposition at local elections

The Labour Party in Hong Kong attributed to the victory to the “sweat, blood and tears” of protesters.

# hong-kong - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Hong Kong voters wait in hundred metre-long queues to cast their ballot in elections

One-third of registered voters had cast their ballot in the first five hours.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong

A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.

# hong-kong - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Families hold anxious vigil outside Hong Kong university as 100 protesters remain besieged

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has called for a peaceful end to the siege.

# hong-kong - Monday 18 November, 2019

Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes

Police said they had fired three live rounds at a protest site near the university.

# hong-kong - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Hong Kong police officer shot with arrow as violence escalates

Protesters also set an overhead footbridge on fire.

# hong-kong - Friday 15 November, 2019

Man dies in Hong Kong as government condemns 'malicious' protests

The 70-year-old man was hit on the head with a brick.

# hong-kong - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Irish students studying in Hong Kong forced to return to Ireland amid violent protests on campus

Students from UCD, Trinity College and NUIG are in discussions about returning as a result of the protests.

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests

It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.

# hong-kong - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Students armed with petrol bombs - and bows and arrows - clash with police overnight in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s underground subway system was closed amid further violence overnight.

# hong-kong - Monday 11 November, 2019

Man set on fire and protester shot by Hong Kong police as demonstrations continue

Another demonstrator died in the city on Friday as protests continue.

# hong-kong - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Subway, shops vandalised in Hong Kong as experts warn independent review of police force needed

Hong Kong asked international experts to assist in reviewing the force’s response to protests.

# hong-kong - Friday 8 November, 2019

Fresh outrage as Hong Kong student dies after falling during clashes with police

Alex Chow was taken unconscious to hospital early on Monday morning following late-night clashes.

# hong-kong - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Five wounded as knife attack caps day of Hong Kong political chaos

Flashmob rallies erupted inside multiple shopping centres across the international finance hub.

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