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A rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong saw thousands of students from more than 20 tertiary institutions start a week-long boycott of classes in protest against Beijing’s conservative framework for political reform in the region
A Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier stands guard at the entrance to the PLA’s Hong Kong Garrison headquarters in Hong Kong
Pedestrians use umbrellas as they walk in the district of Central in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain on July 1, 1997 under a “one country, two systems” agreement, which allows residents civil liberties not seen on the mainland, including free speech and the right to protest. But public discontent is at its highest for years notably over Beijing’s insistence that it vet candidates before the vote for the city’s next leader in 2017. Read more
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People shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas as they cross an intersection in Hong Kong.
Rain clouds hang over central Hong Kong as activists vow to shut down its financial district in protest at China’s attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city. Businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst. Chan’s investment company has added backup phone lines, bought in extra laptops and stockpiled instant noodles in case its headquarters downtown is caught in the middle of the protest. Read more
Tens of thousands gather during an annual protest in Hong Kong. Residents began marching through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by anger after China published a white paper reminding Hong Kong that its independence was subject to Beijing’s authority.
A Transformer robot is displayed outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre where the world premier of ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ will be held on Thursday Read more
French artist Paulo Grangeon tosses up one of his papier-mache pandas, on display in the arrival hall of Hong Kong airport. The installation arrived in the city on Monday, launching the month-long “1,600 pandas world tour in Hong Kong: Creativity meets conservation”.
Young participants hold candles as they join tens of thousands of people attending a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the June 4th Chinese military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing
Participants compete in a boat race in Hong Kong as part of celebrations marking the Chinese dragon boat festival. Read more