Email Updated September 08, 2019 09:51:40 Photo: Battles between protesters and riot police escalated once again in the Mong Kok district this weekend. (Reuters: Kai Pfaffenbach) Related Story: 'Not exactly correct': Carrie Lam denies extradition withdrawal is a change of mind Related Story: Carrie Lam's backdown shocks Chinese but proves too little, too late for Hongkongers Related Story: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces major backdown on controversial law Map: Hong Kong As unrest continues in Hong Kong for its 14th week, police have thwarted demonstrators' attempts to choke the city's international airport by screening train passengers and deploying tear gas for a second consecutive night. Key points: Hong Kong's airport has become a major battleground between protesters and police The city's metro selectively closed subway stations to hinder protesters from gathering Unrest has led credit agency Fitch Ratings to downgrade Hong Kong from AA+ to AA Police … [Read more...] about Hong Kong police halt protesters’ bid to choke airport again, with the metro’s help
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Nearly five months since the now-withdrawn ordinance amendments concerning fugitives' transfers sparked unrest, rioters have vandalized shops, attacked police officers, blocked roads, torched mass transit railway stations, turned universities into strongholds, and forced classes to be suspended. The general public in Hong Kong have been voicing their anger toward the rioters, demonstrating that the "silent majority" will no longer remain silent. Hundreds of people on Tuesday attended a memorial service held by local residents to mourn the death of a 70-year-old sanitation worker who was killed after being hit in the head by a brick hurled by rioters. Risking being doxxed or even assaulted by black-clad masked rioters, the mourners, some of them arriving with banners saying "bring the culprits to justice", have chosen to stand out and show their stance against the rioters. The past several days also saw more local residents, young and old, walk into the streets at different locations to … [Read more...] about Breaking the silence over atrocities in Hong Kong
Editor's note: The article is an edited translation of an opinion piece first published by CCTV.com on November 17, 2019. The article does not necessarily reflect the views of CGTN. Hong Kong, praised as the beautiful "Pearl of the Orient," is an important international financial center and one of the most prosperous and civilized free ports in the world. However, since the mass protest started in June, Hong Kong's reputation has been gravely tarnished. Shops have been trashed and set on fire, society has been deeply divided, and the economy and people's livelihood has been battered. According to official statistics on Hong Kong's tourism, retail, catering and trade from June to September, profits of the four major industries fell by more than 300 billion HK dollars (about 38.3 billion U.S. dollars). Although the latest figures for October have not been released yet, it's estimated that there will be a further decline. It is believed that in the past five months (including October), … [Read more...] about How much economic pain has violence inflicted upon Hong Kong?
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Email RN By Monique Ross and Annabelle Quince for Rear Vision Updated September 03, 2018 08:08:08 Photo: The Opium Wars happened in the 1800s, but experts say they're still influencing China's actions (Getty: Feng Li) Related Story: Xi Jinping strengthened his hold on China. It's the leadership change that means the most today Map: China The Opium Wars were a pivotal — and humiliating — juncture in China's history.The two armed conflicts, waged over sovereignty, trade and opium almost 180 years ago, pit the richest empire on the planet against Britain.The result for China was catastrophic.It lost its standing as the most powerful force in Asia, and its economic wealth. It was opened to Western influence, and all but carved up by foreign powers."That page of Chinese history was one of humiliation and sorrow," China's president Xi Jinping said in 2017.Experts say the legacy of the wars continues to influence China's foreign policies, and its desire to reunite … [Read more...] about Modern China and the legacy of the Opium Wars