China labels HK protests as “terrorism”

Beijing on Wednesday slammed "terrorist-like" attacks on its citizens by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong during a second day of chaos at the city's airport, as the United States (US) expressed concern over apparent Chinese troop movements at the border.The rallies, which had paralysed one of the world's busiest travel hubs, ended with ugly clashes on Tuesday night that included protesters beating two men.The Chinese government immediately seized on the attacks to int

15 August 2019

Extradition law rocks Asia’s business capital 

Top executives in Hong Kong have warned they will have "no reason to stay" if the city's freedoms are damaged by a proposed bill allowing extradition to mainland China.In a trend that could be damning for the international finance hub, some businesses say they would consider moving if the controversial bill – which has provoked a huge backlash in the city – is passed. "Hong Kong is a jewel," the French boss of an investment company said on the condition of an

16 June 2019