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China-loyalist Ho Iat Seng takes charge in Macao amid trouble in Hong Kong; Xi Jinping attends swearing-in ceremony
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China-loyalist Ho Iat Seng takes charge in Macao amid trouble in Hong Kong; Xi Jinping attends swearing-in ceremony

Beijing loyalist Ho Iat Seng was inaugurated Friday as China's chief executive in the tiny gambling enclave of Macao, which unlike neighboring Hong Kong has remained free of pro-democracy protests

NBA 2019-20: Brooklyn Nets' clash with Toronto Raptors draws Hong Kong protest backers as NBA-China row simmers
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NBA 2019-20: Brooklyn Nets' clash with Toronto Raptors draws Hong Kong protest backers as NBA-China row simmers

Several hundred people clad in T-shirts that read "Stand with Hong Kong" chanted slogans in support of the protesters from the Barclays Center stands during the Nets' pre-season showdown against the Toronto Raptors, the reigning champions.

CCTV to suspend broadcast of NBA China Games over Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's pro-democracy tweet
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CCTV to suspend broadcast of NBA China Games over Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's pro-democracy tweet

CCTV it would "immediately suspend" plans to broadcast a pair of NBA pre-season exhibition games being staged in China this week as the fallout grew over an NBA's executive's tweet in support of protesters in Hong Kong.

NBA, Brooklyn Nets abruptly cancel Shanghai media event as furore over pro-democracy tweet from Rockets GM rages
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NBA, Brooklyn Nets abruptly cancel Shanghai media event as furore over pro-democracy tweet from Rockets GM rages

The NBA and Brooklyn Nets abruptly cancelled a media event in Shanghai on Tuesday as the American basketball league struggles with a public relations crisis sparked by a tweet from a Houston Rockets executive backing Hong Kong democracy protesters.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested ahead of planned weekend protests
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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested ahead of planned weekend protests

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested on Friday ahead of another weekend of planned protests in the city which is grappling with its biggest political crisis since its handover to Beijing

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong sent back to jail for role in 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement
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Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong sent back to jail for role in 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement

Prominent Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was sent back to prison Thursday after he lost an attempt to quash a jail sentence over his leadership of huge democracy protests five years ago

AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Hong Kong fans boo China's national anthem; authorities contemplate stricter measures
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AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Hong Kong fans boo China's national anthem; authorities contemplate stricter measures

Hundreds of Hong Kong football fans booed and jeered the Chinese national anthem at an Asia Cup qualifier match on Tuesday in defiance of Communist Party rulers in Beijing, while others turned their backs.

Hong Kong based pro-democracy activist deported from Thailand 'at China's request'
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Hong Kong based pro-democracy activist deported from Thailand 'at China's request'

The bespectacled Wong, 19, famed for his galvanising role in the city's 2014 pro-democracy "umbrella movement", was held upon arrival at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport.

Umbrella revolution: Protesters spend peaceful night in Hong Kong
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Umbrella revolution: Protesters spend peaceful night in Hong Kong

Protesters spent a peaceful night singing as they blocked streets in Hong Kong in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience to push demands for genuine democratic reforms.