President Donald Trump received widespread scorn from critics over his praise of the National Day of the People's Republic of China amid the government's ongoing conflict with Hong Kong protesters.
This is the first time in four months of clashes that police have shot a protester with live ammunition, marking a concerning escalation.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers are on the streets once again, facing off with police who are on high alert for the national celebrations.
With massive protests set to continue this weekend, the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act will send an important signal that the United States will protect the rights of the people of Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 moved through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday.
Hong Kong has experienced its 16th consecutive weekend of protests as activists seek to force the Beijing-backed government to offer further democratic concessions.
More than 75 mosaics of comprised of posters, flyers and Post-it notes have sprung up across public spaces in Hong Kong, reiterating protesters' calls for democracy and denouncing China's efforts to bring the former British colony to heel.
More than 1,300 protesters have been arrested since the unrest began, and a new report has shed light on accusations of cruel and unusual punishment of detainees by police.
An editorial in the state-run China Daily said Beijing would not allow the U.S. to interfere in what it called its "internal affairs."
Allen Yu Kam-lun, 65, who works as a barber, pleaded guilty in Hong Kong's Eastern Magistrates' Court yesterday to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The Hong Kong edition of the China Daily newspaper said it had uncovered the plot via a post on the Telegram encrypted messaging app, prompting online ridicule.
Tens of thousands of protesters descended on the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, calling on the Trump administration to lend more support.
Tens of thousands of activists descended on the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday to call for more backing from the U.S. government.
"Hong Kongers are fighting for freedom, fighting for democracy, fighting for human rights," a pro-democracy activist said. "These are values that the United States stands for."
The leaderless crowds direct each other via encrypted messaging apps, creating a fluid, adaptable and stubborn mass street protests movement.
The Senate majority leader said the Hong Kong protests are a "pivotal moment" for China, adding that "hopefully they will not go too far."
The Hong Kong chief executive bowed to months of pressure and withdrew the controversial bill on Wednesday.
For two of the students, the protests may alter their plans to return to Hong Kong after graduation. For one, the unrest signals it could be the right time to return home.
Last month, Twitter took down almost 200,000 China-linked accounts that were trying to undermine the protests in Hong Kong.
The school's move comes amid concerns about China's surveillance of its citizens.
Multiple pro-democracy protests are happening across the world on Saturday.
Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow were arrested on Friday morning. They were later released on bail.
People's Liberation Army spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said the deployment was routine and that troops would continue their normal duties.
There are special purposes only Hong Kong can serve for Beijing, especially as President Donald Trump's economic iron curtain falls.
Hong Kong police are preparing to face a thirteenth consecutive weekend of protests over China's influence over the former British colony.
20 Cathay employees have been dismissed or forced to resign.
The rewards range from $25,500 to $127,500 and relate to a variety of violent acts of vandalism over recent months.
The photo was taken on Sunday evening, during a clash between police and protesters in the Tsuen Wan area of Hong Kong.
Protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at the police, who responded with tear gas.