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UK grants asylum to former Hong Kong consulate worker

An ex-employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been granted political asylum in what he believes is the first successful case of...

Hong Kong protest marks anniversary of violent police clash

Thousands of people across Hong Kong have sung protest songs and marched to mark the one-year anniversary of a clash with police outside the...

All sides should learn from year of protest, Hong Kong leader says

A year on from the start of Hong Kong’s anti-government protests, the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese city said all sides should learn from...

Hong Kong legislature outlaws insults to China’s national anthem

Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition politicians...

US takes action against China over Hong Kong

The United States will begin the process of withdrawing special trade benefits for Hong Kong because of the Chinese government’s imposition of a new...

Security law ‘puts Hong Kong’s appeal for business at risk’

Hong Kong’s status as a leading place to do business could be in peril following the adoption of a national security law. The legislation, which...

Chinese legislators endorse Hong Kong national security law

China’s ceremonial legislature has endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong that has strained relations with the UK and the US. The National People’s...

Politicians ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

Three pro-democracy politicians were ejected from Hong Kong’s legislative chamber on Thursday morning, disrupting the start of a second day of debate on a...

Protesters gather in Hong Kong before anthem law is debated

Thousands of protesters shouted pro-democracy slogans in Hong Kong before legislators later debate a bill criminalising abuse of the Chinese national anthem in the...

Patten urges Hong Kong protesters not to ‘lose faith’

Hong Kong’s last British governor, Chris Patten, has urged protesters not to “lose faith” over what he described as moves by Beijing to tighten...

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UK retail job losses: 24,000 and rising

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Ghislaine Maxwell to appear in court on bail application

US prosecutors have asked a New York judge to schedule a court appearance on Friday for Ghislaine Maxwell, authorities said. The British socialite has been...

Boris Johnson leads UK-wide applause for NHS to mark 72nd anniversary

British prime minister Boris Johnson has led a nationwide clap for key workers on the NHS’s 72nd anniversary, along with the woman who started...
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