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28 Jun 2019 | 4:39 PM

Many Hong Kong youths look to flee amid extradition bill fury

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Immigration consultants in Hong Kong have seen a dramatic surge in inquiries, especially from the young, after mass protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China from the Asian financial hub for trial.

25 Jun 2019 | 6:03 PM

Hong Kong activists crowdfund for anti-extradition bill voice at G20

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong activists have raised more than HK$5 million (£502,109) in a crowdfunding campaign to take out newspaper ads in a bid to get a controversial extradition bill on the agenda at the G20 summit.

21 Jun 2019 | 11:30 PM

Black-clad, anti-extradition protesters flood streets of Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators blockaded police headquarters on Friday as Asia's leading financial centre braced itself for a third weekend of mass protests against an extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into crisis.

18 Jun 2019 | 6:34 PM

Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signalled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

15 Jun 2019 | 7:50 PM

Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after anger over the bill triggered the city's biggest and most violent street protests in decades.

13 Jun 2019 | 10:03 PM

Hong Kong protesters scuffle with police, government offices shut

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people kept up a protest against a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up big crowds.

11 Jun 2019 | 11:59 PM

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos.

11 Jun 2019 | 8:56 PM

Hong Kong braces for new mass protests against planned extraditions to China

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong braced for strikes, transport go-slows and another mass demonstration in protest against a proposed extradition law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, as the Chinese-ruled city's leader vowed defiance.

12 Jul 2018 | 7:30 AM

Check-in with a smile: Marriott, Alibaba trial facial recognition at China hotels

Chinese guests at Marriott International, the world's largest hotel chain, may soon be able to check in with a quick scan of their facial features.

Chinese guests will need to scan their IDs, take a photo and input contact details on an automated machine, the firms said. The device will then dispense room key cards after verifying identities and booking information. — Reuters
8 Mar 2017 | 4:26 PM

China defends Hong Kong law interpretation to 'firmly oppose' secession

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A controversial interpretation by China's parliament of Hong Kong's mini-constitution that effectively bars pro-independence lawmakers from taking office, showed Beijing's resolve to prevent secession, a Chinese leader said on Wednesday.