Millions of people in Hong Kong have come out to stop a proposed law that would have allowed China to try accused criminals, including political dissidents, in Chinese courts.
A controversial extradition law has been suspended in Hong Kong after more than a week of mass public resistance. Hong Kong's legal system is one of its few remaining areas of autonomy from China.
According to organisers, two million people marched Sunday in Hong Kong, with many shifting focus away from a controversial extradition bill to the resignation of the Beijing-backed chief executive, Carrie Lam.
Hong Kong’s protesters are galvanised by their cause, but whether they can sustain their momentum and bring about real change remains to be seen.
Telegram was targeted in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack during the protests.
Telegram enabled protesters in Hong Kong to evade surveillance, but a DDoS attack and the arrest of a group administrator undermined the ability of protesters to organise and communicate.
Anger against Hong Kong’s extradition bill brought protesters onto the streets in early June.
Why protests have returned to the streets of Hong Kong.
Mass pro-democracy demonstrations over recent days have underscored the fact that Hong Kong residents are fearful of creeping mainland control.
Protestors have taken to the streets over an extradition bill that could see alleged criminals extradicted to China, and Beijing is doing little to assuage their concerns.
The share of households in Hong Kong led by single women has soared in recent decades.
A new study examined how growing numbers of single women in one of the world's most expensive cities are contributing to its gentrification.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire, meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, before dinner at the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, China in September 2016. Trudeau is in China to discuss a trade deal.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in China to discuss a trade deal. It's laughable for Canada to believe it can negotiate a "progressive" trade agenda with the Chinese.
Joshua Wong (left), Alex Chow (centre) and Nathan Law (right) speak to the press outside the Court of Final Appeal after the first hearing in their bid to appeal their jail sentences in Hong Kong on November 7, 2017.
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In Hong Kong, challenges for the new generation of activists are not how to mobilise mass protests, but how to wrestle with the state’s innovative strategy to manage society.
Mass evacuations in response to natural disasters like Hurricane Maria are a logistical challenge, but also face psychological barriers to residents being willing and able to leave.
Promoting individual resilience will contribute to reductions in disaster threats for at-risk communities globally.
Four pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers of the Legislative Council have been ousted.
AP Photo/Kin Cheun
Hong Kong’s autonomy and democratic political system are under threat, and pro-democracy advocates are once again ready to act.
Beijing's plans for Hong Kong aren't going down well with all its post-colonial subjects.
The CCP seems intent on bringing Hong Kong into line.
Twenty years on from the handover of the British Crown colony, the people of Hong Kong are increasingly experiencing the vicissitudes of communism.
The mall's inventor, Victor Gruen, envisioned thriving hubs of civic activity, rather than bland, asphalt-enclosed shopping centers. Is his original vision now being realized – or further corrupted?
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The H5N8 virus is especially dangerous for migratory birds.
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The story of Chan Yeun-ting’s success is widely framed as a major step for women who take on managerial roles in male-dominated sports.
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Demonstrators protest against Beijing’s interference over local politics and the rule of law.
In recent months, the flimsy foundations of Hong Kong's autonomy have been exposed by a series of dramas.
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They're a global phenomenon – but gangs are so varied that they barely merit the same name.