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Hong Kong leader forced to deliver key speech via video after protests

Carrie Lam interrupted twice by angry pro-democracy politicians, who shouted her down during addressLawmakers shout ‘five demands, not one less’ during speech - liveHong Kong’s beleaguered leader, Carrie Lam, has condemned ongoing violent street protests for dampening the economy and ruining the image of the financial hub, in a key annual policy speech that she was forced to deliver via video link after after being heckled in parliament.Pro-democracy lawmakers jeered and yelled slogans as she wa...
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Carrie Lam's key speech suspended amid rowdy scenes in Hong Kong legislature – as it happened

Hong Kong leader forced to stop policy address as opponents shout her down 6.33am BST We’re going to close down the blog. Our main story is here. Related: Hong Kong leader forced to deliver key address via video after lawmakers protest 6.29am BST Continue reading...
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Hong Kong leader forced to deliver key address via video after lawmakers protest

Carrie Lam was interrupted twice by angry pro-democracy politicians, who shouted her down during the annual speechLawmakers shout ‘five demands, not one less’ during speech - liveHong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to abandon her annual policy address on Wednesday after some lawmakers jeered as she began speaking, causing an unprecedented cancellation of the speech in the legislature of the Chinese-ruled city.Lam, who has rejected calls to stand down, had been set to announce a raft of proper...
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Carrie Lam's key speech suspended amid rowdy scenes in Hong Kong legislature – live

Hong Kong leader forced to stop policy address as opponents shout her down 4.17am BST The lawmakers were shouting “Five demands, not one less” and their placards have the same slogan on them, this is a reference to five key requests from protesters, which are: 4.12am BST Things have quietened down in the Legco now, but there is still no sign of Carrie Lam. Her speech was barely able to begin before pro-democracy lawmakers shouted her down to the point that the policy address could not co...
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Hong Kong's leader: Territory not becoming a police state

Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that "it's totally irresponsible and unfounded" to suggest the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is becoming a police state as her government grapples with protests now in their fifth month. In a spirited defense of Hong Kong's 30,000-strong police force and her handling of the protests in response to criticism from visiting U.S. senators, Carrie Lam challenged the notion that the territory is losing its freedoms, unique in China, as police battle demonstrators i...
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Hong Kong’s leader: Territory not becoming a police state

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader said Tuesday that “it’s totally irresponsible and unfounded” to suggest the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is becoming a police state as her government grapples with protests now in their fifth month. Carrie Lam has defended Hong Kong’s 30,000-strong police force, now widely detested by protesters for its riot-control methods […]
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Hong Kong: Carrie Lam hints at further measures to suppress protests

Leader says she won’t condone increasingly violent acts but stops short of invoking further emergency powersHong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has hinted at further measures to suppress the increasingly violent protests in the financial hub ahead of her annual policy speech, which will launch economic but not political measures in an attempt to douse widespread discontent.Lam told a press briefing on Tuesday that the government will not condone the increasingly violent acts in recent weeks, which has...
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Hong Kong Police Say They Found Improvised Explosive Device

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong police said a radio-controlled improvised explosive device was detonated near a police car on Sunday evening, the first time one has been used during months of unrest.The device was set off in Mong Kok in Kowloon about 10 meters (33 feet) away from a police car that had come to the scene to clear barricades, Suryanto Chin-chiu, superintendent of the explosive ordinance disposal bureau, told reporters on Monday. No injuries were sustained because no one was close enough t...
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Hong Kong leader rules out concessions in face of escalating violence

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday ruled out making any concessions to pro-democracy protesters in the face of escalating violence, which police said was now "life threatening" citing the detonation of a small bomb. "For concessions to be made simply because of escalating violence will only make the situation worse. Protesters have five main demands, which include universal suffrage and an independent inquiry into what they say has been excessive force by police in dealing with t...
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What do Hong Kong protests have to do with you? Plenty

If you think Hong Kong demonstrators demanding their freedoms doesn’t have anything to do with you, think again. From Chinese students in Southern California, to tourists, to American diplomats and investors, what matters in the former British colony matters here. Just ask the heads of Activision Blizzard, Apple and the NBA, all of whom this month immediately kowtowed to China when the government made clear it was upset with those organizations over what Beijing considered meddling in Hong Kong’...
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Hong Kong protests are at 'life-threatening level', say police

Warning follows another night of violent skirmishes between police and protesters in cityViolent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have escalated to a “life-threatening level”, police have said, after a small bomb exploded and a police officer was stabbed in clashes overnight.Peaceful rallies descended into chaos in the Chinese-ruled city on Sunday with running skirmishes between protesters and police in shopping malls and on streets. Black-clad activists threw 20 petrol bombs at one police st...
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China’s Xi warns efforts to divide China will end with ‘crushed bodies and shattered bones'

China’s president Xi Jinping has warned efforts to divide or destabilise China will end with “shattered bones,” as international pressure mounts over the government’s handling of protests in Hong Kong and a widespread crackdown on Muslim minority groups.  “Anyone attempting to split China in any part of the country will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones,” Mr Xi said, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.  “And any external forces backing such attempts dividing China will be deemed...
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Hong Kong Police Officer Slashed in Neck as Violence Continues

(Bloomberg) -- A Hong Kong police officer was slashed in the neck by a protester as clashes continued following an escalation of violence earlier this month in demonstrations that began in June.Demonstrators spread out across 18 districts on Sunday in scattered, pop-up protests to pressure the government to meet their remaining demands, including the right to choose and elect their own leaders. Police said the officer suffered a neck wound after being attacked with a “sharp-edged” object in a su...
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Subway System to Shut Down at 10 p.m. Monday: Hong Kong Update

(Bloomberg) -- A Hong Kong police officer was hospitalized after being attacked as protests spread to 18 districts in the latest weekend of unrest.Sunday’s clashes follow a night of sporadic violence and come as some demonstrators debate online on whether to soften their tactics to avoid alienating more moderate supporters. Saturday’s march was called in protest against the government invoking emergency laws, including banning masks at public gatherings. The unrest erupted on June 9 in oppositio...
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Hong Kong protesters use new flashmob strategy to avoid arrest

‘Blossom everywhere’ tactic is a reaction to politicisation of MTR subway systemHong Kong protesters have deployed a new strategy of popping up in small groups in multiple locations across the city in an effort to avoid arrest, during their ongoing campaign against police and the local government.Small flashmobs of protesters demonstrated across a dozen districts after a call for protesters to “blossom everywhere” on Sunday, with many staying closer to home where they could evade police on foot ...
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Hong Kong Protesters Are Debating a Halt to Vandalism

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong protesters are debating whether to lower the temperature as the battered financial center girds for another weekend of tear gas and petrol bombs.Worried that violence and destructive tactics risk alienating more moderate supporters, some activists have urged others to scale back vandalism that has shut shops, banks and train stations across the city. Their concerns include giving Chief Executive Carrie Lam a reason to delay local elections next month or discouraging U.S....
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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Protesters shouted “Wearing mask is not a crime” at Hong Kong demonstrations after the territory’s leader Carrie Lam banned face coverings at such rallies in a hardening of the government’s stance four months into the movement. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Akira Yoshino smiles after he and two other scientists were […]
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Apple Sells Out Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong to Appease Chinese Government

Apple removed a smartphone app used by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong late Wednesday in the tech giant’s latest capitulation to China’s authoritarian government. The app, HKmap.live, allowed users to see Hong Kong police movements via crowdsourced information as cops in the region continue to brutalize the…Read more...
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she isn't ruling out Chinese military intervention as the city's violence appears unending

Lam said the government hopes to resolve the crisis itself but not would not rule of Beijing's involvement if the uprising "becomes so bad."
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Apple has approved an app which lets Hong Kong protesters track the police after initially rejecting it (AAPL)

An app that lets people track the location of Hong Kong police is now available on the App Store. Apple initially rejected the app on the ground it "enables and encourages" illegal activity, but reversed the decision. In a tweet on Friday, the app's anonymous developer said Apple had "finally made the right decision" and would not be making "any further comments on this matter."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple has approved an app that lets people track the movements...
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Hong Kong's Leader Warns 'No Options Ruled Out' If Protests Continue

Despite the veiled threat that China's military could intervene in the territory, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she still believes that the people of Hong Kong "should find solutions ourselves."(Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Protests squeezing Hong Kong economy, tourism, leader says

Hong Kong's economy is languishing after months of increasingly violent protests, the city's embattled leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday. Lam, addressing reporters after a long weekend of more turmoil, said tourism arrivals were down by half and that hotels and retailers were suffering. Hong Kong's third quarter economic data will definitely be "very bad", said Lam, the semi-autonomous territory's Beijing-backed chief executive said.
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Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months "becomes so bad" but said the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself. The protests started in June over a now-shelved extradition bill that would have allowed some criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial but have since morphed into a larger anti-government movement.
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Carrie Lam Vows to Stop ‘Limitless and Lawless’ Violence in Hong Kong

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said her government could handle growing violence without a military intervention by Beijing, but didn’t rule out seeking China’s help or invoking further emergency measures.“I still strongly feel that we should find the solution ourselves,” Lam told reporters Tuesday, before a meeting of the city’s Executive Council. “That’s also the position of the central government that Hong Kong should tackle the problem on our own. But if the situation becomes s...
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Hong Kong leader says economy taking a hit from protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam says the city’s economy is being battered by months of increasingly violent protests. Lam, the Beijing-backed chief executive of the semi-autonomous region, told reporters Tuesday that tourism arrivals were down by half. She said economic data for the last quarter were also likely to be […]
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Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests: leader

Hong Kong's under-fire leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said China intervening to end months of pro-democracy protests is an option following a particularly violent week of unrest that paralysed the city. Hong Kong was virtually locked down over the three-day holiday weekend, with the majority of subway stops closed. It is also the position of the central government (in Beijing) that Hong Kong should tackle the problem on her own.
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Hong Kong's Carrie Lam refuses to rule out asking China for help to quell protests

Leader feels city authorities can handle situation but says no option can be ruled out Hong Kong’s leader has said she would not rule out asking for Chinese government help in putting down the long-running protests “if the situation becomes so bad”, but at present she thought city authorities could handle the situation.Carrie Lam also said she had no plans at the moment to use sweeping emergency powers to bring in further laws, after a controversial anti-mask ban inflamed tensions across the cit...
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Travel News: October 8, 2019

G Adventures Launches Enhanced Official Animal Welfare Policy Travel Pulse Leading small-group adventure operator G Adventures announced today the enactment of its first official animal welfare policy, which builds upon the industry-leading animal welfare guidelines that the company first introduced back in 2015 by implementing even stronger protections for wildlife in tourism. The new policy was developed in consultation with World Animal Protection, the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and th...
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Hong Kong leader says no plan to use emergency powers for other laws

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the government had no plans at present to use colonial-era emergency powers to introduce more new laws, after a long weekend of violent protests saw widespread defiance of a ban on face masks. Speaking at a weekly news conference, Lam warned that Hong Kong's economy was suffering badly due four months of often violent protests. Despite the regular clashes between protesters and police - and the first interaction between Chinese troops sta...
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Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms in the city gets bad, but she reiterates the government still hopes to resolve the crisis on its own. Lam urges foreign critics to accept the reality that the four months of protests […]
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