Hong Kong Protests Continue on Christmas

Hong Kong’s anti-government protests continued on Christmas, with some reports of confrontations between police and demonstrators but not the general chaos government officials seemed to be expecting. 

Riot police hold banners warning people not to take out any processions in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Clashes resumed in Hong Kong on Tuesday between police and anti-government protesters, some of them donned in Santa Claus hats, as the more than 6-month-long demonstrations look set to move into …

Xi Jinping: China Will Not Tolerate ‘External Forces’ Interfering in Hong Kong

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, who spent the week lavishing praise and attention on Macau to send a message to a certain other island that used to be a foreign colonial possession, used a speech commemorating 20 years of Chinese control over Macau to warn that Beijing will not accept interference by “external forces” in the Hong Kong crisis.

China's President Xi Jinping (R), with Macau's outgoing Chief Executive Fernando Chui (L), speaks upon his arrival at Macau's international airport in Macau on December 18, 2019, ahead of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the handover from Portugal to China. - Chinese president Xi Jinping landed in Macau on …

Hong Kong Limits New Year’s Eve Fireworks over Protests

Hong Kong’s Tourism Board announced on Wednesday that the city’s fireworks display on New Year’s Eve, traditionally one of the more eye-popping displays around the globe, will be severely curtailed due to security concerns around ongoing protests.

People gather as fireworks light up the city's skyline marking the New Year celebrations in Hong Kong on January 01, 2019 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images)