Greg Torode

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13 Jul 2019 | 10:53 PM

Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target Chinese traders

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders, seizing on another grievance following major unrest over an extradition bill.

9 Jul 2019 | 4:00 PM

Exclusive: China's PLA signals it will keep Hong Kong-based troops in barracks

HONG KONG/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Chinese military commander responsible for Hong Kong has assured a Pentagon official that Chinese troops will not interfere in the city's affairs – an apparent signal that they will stay in their barracks amid renewed political upheaval.

1 Jul 2019 | 6:24 AM

Explainer: Hong Kong's extradition bill and the opposition to it

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's extradition bill, which would cover Hong Kong's 7.4 million residents as well as foreign and Chinese nationals in the city, would allow criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party.

20 Jun 2019 | 5:49 PM

Governing Hong Kong: the poisoned chalice of politics

HONG KONG (Reuters) - When Carrie Lam was selected for Hong Kong's top job two years ago, she pledged to "unite and move forward", a sign she would balance the desires of the city's free-wheeling citizens against the demand for control from the Communist Party in Beijing.

16 Jun 2019 | 1:46 PM

Brusque to bruised: Hong Kong's Lam caves to pressure on extradition bill

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - With an escalating U.S. trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extradition law at recent meetings, according to foreign envoys and business people who met with her.

14 Jun 2019 | 8:58 PM

Exclusive: Hong Kong tycoons start moving assets offshore as fears rise over new extradition law

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Some Hong Kong tycoons have started moving personal wealth offshore as concern deepens over a local government plan to allow extraditions of suspects to face trial in China for the first time, according to financial advisers, bankers and lawyers familiar with such transactions.

12 Jun 2019 | 3:04 PM

Why proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law fuelled protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked the biggest street protests in three decades.

8 Jun 2019 | 11:45 PM

Huge Hong Kong protest expected in last push to scrap extradition bill

HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least half a million people in Hong Kong are expected to brave sweltering heat on Sunday to press the government to scrap a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial, organizers of the march said.

6 Jun 2019 | 8:49 PM

Explainer: Why Hong Kong's extradition law changes are fuelling fears

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to block changes to the Chinese-ruled city's extradition laws, which could pave the way for fugitives wanted by mainland China to be sent across the border for trial for the first time.

6 Jun 2019 | 8:18 PM

Hong Kong lawyers protest "polarising" extradition bill in rare march

HONG KONG (Reuters) - More than 3,000 Hong Kong lawyers held a rare protest march on Thursday against a proposed extradition bill that could see individuals sent to China to face trial in what the last British governor said would be a "terrible blow" to the rule of law.