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# Hong Kong

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Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?
The law was approved by Hong Kong legislators on Thursday.
New Hong Kong law bans insults to China's national anthem
Today protesters defied a ban against a mass vigil commemorating the Tienanmen anniversary.
UK and China clash as Boris Johnson offers 'route to citizenship' for 3 million Hong Kong residents
The UK offer follows China’s decision to impose a new security law on Hong Kong.
'It's not as attractive as it was': New security law puts pressure on businesses in Hong Kong
Chinese leaders said the new law was needed to combat unspecified threats in the semi-autonomous region.
Three politicians ejected from Hong Kong chamber amid China anthem debate
One of the politicians was forcibly carried out of the legislative chamber by security forces.
Thousands of protesters gather in Hong Kong before legislators debate national anthem law
In the Central business district, police shot pepper balls at protesters and searched several people.
Thousands protest in Hong Kong over China security law proposal
The scenes today were the most intense in months.
Police fire tear gas as hundreds take to Hong Kong streets to protest China security proposals
Protesters chanted slogans such as ‘Stand with Hong Kong’ as they gathered in a popular shopping district.
'This is the end of Hong Kong': China proposes controversial security laws
The proposal follows major protests in Hong Kong last year.
Hong Kong watchdog says police only used force to protect their safety during pro-democracy protests
Although described as independent, the council is appointed by Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam.
Police arrest more than 200 protesters in Hong Kong
A pro-democracy movement has shown signs of reviving in recent weeks as the coronavirus threat eases.
Unrest returns to Hong Kong as politicians battle for key committee position
Hong Kong reopened in recent days after riding out the Covid-19 health emergency.
Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan
Lam Wing-kee was a bookseller from Hong Kong who disappeared and then reappeared in custody of mainland China’s authorities.
Hong Kong activists arrested over last year's democracy protests
Last year’s rallies morphed into a wider movement calling for greater freedoms from Beijing.
Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations
In some countries, St Patrick’s Day events have already been cancelled.
Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong amid coronavirus panic-buying
Supermarkets have found themselves unable to restock toilet paper quickly enough.
Opening a new 'gateway': Why Q3 Medical is looking east to Hong Kong for its stock flotation
The medtech business is the first Irish-incorporated applicant to get a green-light to pursue a listing there.
Whistleblower doctor who raised alarm about coronavirus dies from the illness
More than 630 people in China have now died from the virus.
At least 10 people infected with coronavirus on board Japan cruise ship
Tests are being carried out on samples taken from 273 of the 3,711 people on board.
Graffiti painted on Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue
The statue was created in tribute to Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.
Lowry left with work to do on final day in Hong Kong as he sits six shots off the lead
A third-round 68 has slightly hampered the Offaly man’s progress.
Lowry gets into gear at Hong Kong Open with second round 66
Lowry is four shots off the lead held by Wade Ormsby.
Lowry headline act as Hong Kong Open set to go ahead 6 weeks after postponement
Pro-democracy protests have gripped the city in recent months.
Tens of thousands march in Hong Kong pro-democracy rally after police use tear gas in clashes
The city has been battered by nearly seven months of unrest, which was sparked by a proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China.
Lowry to kickstart Ryder Cup bid by headlining protest-delayed Hong Kong Open
The event was postponed as the city struggled with months of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests.
Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters in end to temporary lull
Police say radical protesters threw bricks at officers and tossed traffic cones at a police vehicle.
Opinion: 'Hong Kong people are more tolerant of radical protest because of guilt - not anger'
Dr Chung Kam Kwok, a Research Fellow at Trinity College, gives some background to the violent protests seen in 2019 and asks what’s next for the territory.
Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters
The US President reluctantly signed the bill, which had bipartisan support.
Hong Kong leader refuses to offer concessions as China State media bemoans election 'dirty tricks'
Carrie Lam vowed to “engage the people” but stopped short of offering concessions to anti-government protesters.
Hong Kong leader to 'listen humbly' after pro-democracy parties crush opposition at local elections
The Labour Party in Hong Kong attributed to the victory to the “sweat, blood and tears” of protesters.
Hong Kong voters wait in hundred metre-long queues to cast their ballot in elections
One-third of registered voters had cast their ballot in the first five hours.
US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong
A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.
Families hold anxious vigil outside Hong Kong university as 100 protesters remain besieged
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has called for a peaceful end to the siege.
Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes
Police said they had fired three live rounds at a protest site near the university.
Hong Kong police officer shot with arrow as violence escalates
Protesters also set an overhead footbridge on fire.
Man dies in Hong Kong as government condemns 'malicious' protests
The 70-year-old man was hit on the head with a brick.
Irish students studying in Hong Kong forced to return to Ireland amid violent protests on campus
Students from UCD, Trinity College and NUIG are in discussions about returning as a result of the protests.
Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests
It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.
Students armed with petrol bombs - and bows and arrows - clash with police overnight in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s underground subway system was closed amid further violence overnight.
Man set on fire and protester shot by Hong Kong police as demonstrations continue
Another demonstrator died in the city on Friday as protests continue.