China

Chinese Airlines Cut Flights to Hong Kong

Chinese airlines are dramatically reducing, or even completely halting, flights to Hong Kong due to civil unrest on the island. Hong Kong’s airport, which has been the scene of a few demonstrations over the past five months, was once the busiest hub in Asia and one of the busiest airports in the world.

Hong Kong curbs airport links as protesters vow 'stress test'

Chinese Troops Take to the Streets of Hong Kong for the First Time

Soldiers from the People’s Liberation Army were deployed on the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend for the first time in five months of increasingly rancorous protests. The troops were unarmed, dressed in plain clothes, and assigned primarily to clean up debris and roadblocks created by protesters. Chinese officials and state-run media insisted the deployment was welcomed by the people of Hong Kong and Western media reports to the contrary were hysterical over-reactions.

ONG KONG, CHINA - AUGUST 29: The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) military vehicles move into Hong Kong in the early hours of Thursday, as The Xinhua news agency reported it was a routine annual rotation on August 29, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Pro-democracy protesters have continued demonstrations across Hong …

Hong Kong Police Turn University Campus into War Zone

The campus of Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) became the focal point of the protest movement on Tuesday, degenerating into a veritable war zone as police battled protesters, flooded the grounds with tear gas, fired rubber bullets, and rolled in a water cannon truck that splattered demonstrators with blue dye.

HONG KONG, CHINA - November 13: Pro-democracy protesters ride a four-wheel bike outside of a MTR station during a demonstration as fire fighters check on site at Chinese University of Hong Kong on November 13, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Anti-government protesters organized a general strike since Monday as demonstrations …

Chinese State Media Urge Hong Kong Police to ‘Shoot Down the Rioters’

Communist Chinese media on Tuesday praised the Hong Kong police for their “restraint” in dealing with “radical protesters” – even though the island is currently boiling with outrage over the death of a student and the caught-on-video shooting of a protester –  and urged police to “shoot down the rioters,” with assistance from the People’s Liberation Army if necessary.

Riot police secure a road in the Central district of Hong Kong on November 11, 2019. - A police officer shot a masked protester in an incident shown live on Facebook and a man was set on fire November 11 during one of the most violent days of clashes in …