The rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents should be protected and a solution to the Chinese city’s political crisis can only be garnered through dialogue, not violence, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said the decision to withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations was her government’s own initiative to break the impasse, and not an order from China.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the government will formally withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations.
Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei has accused US authorities of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather information on the company.
Hong Kong’s government is scheduled to meet amid speculation that leader Carrie Lam may formally withdraw an extradition Bill as protesters have demanded.
China has insisted it is not the source of the fentanyl that is killing Americans, contrary to President Donald Trump’s recent tweets blaming China for the drug deaths.
The United States and China have gone ahead with their latest tariff increases on each other’s goods, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items.
China’s military has deployed fresh troops to Hong Kong in what it called a routine rotation, amid speculation that it might intervene in the city’s pro-democracy protests.
An employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong who was detained on the mainland has been released, Chinese police have said.
Supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement created human chains on both sides of the city’s harbour, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control.
China has announced it will raise tariffs on 75 billion dollars of US products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s planned September 1 duty increase in a war over trade and technology policy.
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The Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong has banned staff from travelling outside the city, including to mainland China.
The Foreign Office has said it is “urgently” seeking more information about a British Consulate worker detained in China.
China has said an employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the city of Shenzhen for violating regulations on public order.
A Foreign Office staff member told his girlfriend “pray for me” moments before trying to travel out of China where it is believed he is being detained.
The Foreign Office has said it is concerned over reports that a staff member has been detained in China.
Boris Johnson should exploit the current atmosphere of goodwill towards the new British prime minister by pushing for unity at this weekend’s G7 summit, especially in framing a new approach to dealing with China, former Tory opposition leader William Hague has said.
A spokesman for China’s ceremonial legislature has condemned US politicians’ support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement as “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law”.
Members of China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police have been seen marching and practising crowd-control tactics at a sports complex across from Hong Kong, in what some have interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters.
Three senior police officers in Hong Kong have insisted they are not aware of any plans for Chinese forces to join efforts to quell mass demonstrations in the city.
Donald Trump has suggested trade talks with China can wait until tensions in Hong Kong have eased, tweeting: “Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!”
Markets pushed higher on Tuesday despite a number of global economic and political uncertainties, as the latest round of US tariffs on Chinese goods looked set to be delayed.
A British explorer has claimed to be the first person to complete a 4,000-mile (6,437km) expedition on foot along the length of China’s Yangtze River.
The death toll from a powerful typhoon that hit south-eastern China rose to 33 on Sunday as rescue workers used rubber dinghies to evacuate stranded people while swift currents swept by homes.
A powerful typhoon left at least 28 people dead in south-eastern China, after a landslide backed up a river that broke through debris and inundated homes.
Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has been told to stop interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs by Beijing after calling for an independent investigation into recent violence in the region.
China has warned it will be “only a matter of time” before it punishes those behind two months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Holiday Inn owner InterContinental Hotels Group has seen half-year profits jump 25% despite slowing growth in Greater China amid the trade war with America and protests in Hong Kong.
The London markets all plunged lower, with all but one FTSE 100 firm in the red, as US-Chinese trade tensions ratcheted higher.
A general strike in Hong Kong has descended into citywide mayhem as defiant protesters started fires outside police stations and threw bricks and eggs at officers.