Protests erupted in June 2019 across Hong Kong over a now-axed extradition bill. They escalated into sometimes violent displays of dissent against police behaviour, amid calls for democracy and anger over Beijing’s encroachment.
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By Yan Zhao Squeezed into a tiny temporary apartment, Rainbow and her family struggle to make ends meet in Hong Kong, where the number of households in poverty has soared during recent political turmoil and the coronavirus pandemic. For much of the last year, Rainbow’s electrician husband left their 290 square-foot (27 square-meter) studio flat […]
Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has said she will not hold public town hall meetings ahead of her policy address in October due to security concerns, but will “do more” to speak to “various sectors” in the city. Her comments followed criticism of the leader and her officials for giving limited access to journalists and […]