Social Issues

Hong Kong's 'front line' protesters explain their stance

Aug 20, 2019

Protesters on the front lines in Hong Kong explain how largely peaceful marches against proposed changes to the city's extradition law morphed into a summer of tear gas and rubber bullets

The Latest: Organizers say 1.7 million at Hong Kong rally

Aug 18, 2019

Organizers say at least 1.7 million people turned out for the latest pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong

Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park for new rally

Aug 18, 2019

Tens of thousands of people are marching from a park in central Hong Kong for what organizers hope will be a peaceful demonstration for democracy following recent clashes with police

Myanmar, Bangladesh schedule Rohingya repatriation

Aug 16, 2019

Officials say Myanmar and Bangladesh have set next Thursday for a new attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom fled a security crackdown in Myanmar almost two years ago.

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns after Beijing pressure

Aug 16, 2019

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns following pressure by Beijing on Hong Kong carrier over participation by some of its employees in anti-government protests

Riot police clash with protesters at Hong Kong airport

Aug 13, 2019

Pro-democracy demonstrators severely crippled Hong Kong's international airport for a second day, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights as the city's pro-Beijing leader warned that the protesters had pushed events onto a "path of no return"

The Latest: Concerts canceled over Hong Kong airport protest

Aug 13, 2019

At least three concerts by overseas performers have been canceled in Hong Kong as protesters forced the airport to suspend operations for a second day

Hong Kong airport shuts down amid pro-democracy protest

Aug 12, 2019

One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong's main terminal, while the central government in Beijing ominously characterized the protests as approaching "terrorism"

The Latest: Cathay chief warns employees over HK protests

Aug 12, 2019

The chief executive of Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways says there will be "disciplinary consequences" for employees involved in "illegal protests"

Nagasaki mayor laments nuclear arms are seen as useful

Aug 9, 2019

On 74th bombing anniversary, Nagasaki mayor laments that nuclear weapons are increasingly seen as useful and nuclear states like US and Russia are returning to making and deploying them

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