Hong Kong
June Cheng

A view of Hong Kong from Taiwan

Taiwan | Residents of Taiwan are warily observing events in Hong Kong with an eye to their own future
by June Cheng
Posted 11/07/19, 11:16 am

At 228 Peace Memorial Park in Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei, activists placed fresh flowers at a memorial erected in recognition of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests. A large photograph at the site listed names of Hong Kongers who have committed suicide since the protests began in June.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mark Schiefelbein

Hong Kong leader receives China’s approval

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/06/19, 11:21 am

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed a “high degree of trust” in how she has handled protests in the territory. The two leaders held unexpected talks on Monday night during a trade conference in Shanghai. In a statement released on Tuesday, China’s Communist Party called for an increase in “patriotic education” and warned the protesters that national interests outweigh the “two systems” policy that gives Hong Kong some autonomy.

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Associated Press/Photo by Elson Li/HK01

Hong Kong protests turn increasingly violent

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/04/19, 11:05 am

A knife-wielding man bit a local politician’s ear, slashed protesters, and told demonstrators on Sunday that Hong Kong belongs to China. Five people sustained injuries in the attack. Riot police also targeted protesters, who formed a human chain in the Cityplaza mall and vandalized shops across the semi-autonomous territory.

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