Wholesale commodity markets, including metal and bullion, will also remain shut
As Hong Kong protests cross half-year mark, thousands of anti-govt demonstrators chant ‘fight for freedom’ on streets
With chants of, 'Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong', anti-government activists, young and old, marched from Victoria Park to to Chater Road
The protesters are demanding a free vote for the leader of Hong Kong, a former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
Managing Hong Kong is proving a challenge for Beijing, which is worried that calls for democracy in Hong Kong and the nearby former Portuguese colony of Macau could spread to cities on the mainland, threatening the Communist Party's grip on power.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday said he would press ahead with plans to hold a referendum to change the national flag following his election triumph.
While Beijing says Hong Kong can go ahead with a city-wide vote in 2017 for the city's top leader, the most far-reaching experiment in democracy in China since the Communist takeover in 1949, senior Chinese officials have ruled out allowing the public to nominate candidates.