Tagged: Hong Kong

Amnesty warns of Hong Kong police torture 0

Amnesty warns of Hong Kong police torture

Amnesty International has accused Hong Kong police of using excessive force in the arrest of protesters at anti-government demonstrations, with clear evidence of “torture and ill-treatment” in a number of cases.

HK cancels China national day fireworks 0

HK cancels China national day fireworks

Hong Kong has called off an annual fireworks display marking China’s National Day as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ending.

Moody’s downgrades HK outlook to negative 0

Moody’s downgrades HK outlook to negative

Credit rating agency Moody’s s changed its outlook on Hong Kong’s rating to negative from stable, reflecting what it called the rising risk of “an erosion in the strength of Hong Kong’s institutions” amid the city’s ongoing protests.

Violence flares again in Hong Kong 0

Violence flares again in Hong Kong

Police fired a water cannon and tear gas at protesters who lobbed petrol bombs outside the Hong Kong government office complex as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched in defiance of a police ban.

Violence flares again in Hong Kong 0

Violence flares again in Hong Kong

Police fired a water cannon and tear gas at protesters who lobbed petrol bombs outside the Hong Kong government office complex as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched in defiance of a police ban.

Virgin talks over frequent flyer program 0

Virgin talks over frequent flyer program

Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd is in exclusive talks to buy back the 35 per cent of its Velocity frequent flyer program that it does not already own from private-equity group Affinity Equity Partners, a person familiar with the matter said.

Hong Kong police break up mall scuffle 0

Hong Kong police break up mall scuffle

Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in months of sometimes violent clashes.

Hong Kong protesters plan weekend rallies 0

Hong Kong protesters plan weekend rallies

Hong Kong activists plan to combine pro-democracy protests with traditional lantern celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend, after a brief lull in sometimes violent demonstrations that have rocked the Chinese-ruled city since June.

HK leader prioritises housing, livelihoods 0

HK leader prioritises housing, livelihoods

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has promised to prioritise housing and people’s livelihoods to appease deep-rooted discontent about the way the Asian financial hub has been governed, as protesters gear up for fresh demonstrations.

HK police fire tear gas on protesters 0

HK police fire tear gas on protesters

Hong Kong police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the upmarket Causeway Bay shopping district, after demonstrators had rallied at the US Consulate calling for help in bringing democracy to the Chinese-ruled city.