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China’s Hong Kong affairs department condemned what it called “near-terrorist acts” at Hong Kong airport and reiterated support for local authorities to heavily punish those involved in the Chinese-controlled town in the midst of an escalating crisis. In a declaration published on Wednesday, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office also highly condemned assaults by what it said were violent demonstrators against a reporter from China’s Global Times newspaper and

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that it could take a long time for the city to recover from riots that swept the Asian financial hub and that it would be accountable for rebuilding its economy “after the easing of violence.”   Her remarks accompanied severe developments over the previous week in the increasing crisis. Beijing said the protests had started showing “terrorism sprouts” on Monday, and the airport

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A pro-democracy protester wearing heat-proof gloves and carrying a traffic cone sprints from the crowd to put it out as a tear gas canister clatters on a road in Hong Kong. Police have stepped up their use of the crowd control measure as two months of rallies in the global financial hub have become increasingly violent, peaking with 800 rounds fired on Monday in what protesters call a “tear gas

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Star Cinema’s “Hello, Love, Goodbye” is off to a huge beginning with grossed P34 million on its opening day. The film, top-billed by Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards ‘ first ever team-up, focuses on the love tale of 2 foreign Filipino employees in Hong Kong. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and written by Carmi Raymundo, “Hello, Love, Goodbye” opened 350 cinemas nationwide on Wednesday. The film nearly broke the P35-million opening

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Belligerent protesters strained to break into the Hong Kong legislature Monday as a crowd of thousands were marching in that direction on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China. Through a crowd of a hundred or so people around them, a small group of people continually struck a cargo cart and poles into a glass panel. After they managed to get the cart wedged into the

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Chinese military will be given prime Hong Kong waterfront land on Saturday, even as the city is busied by anti-Beijing protests and just days before the anniversary of its return to China. Massive rallies have shaken the semi-autonomous territory this month, with demonstrators calling for the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. Further pro-democracy protests are expected in the coming days, as residents mark

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MANILA – Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario on Sunday proclaimed the Philippines was disrespected when Hong Kong authorities deported him despite his diplomatic passport. Del Rosario, a staunch critic of Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea, was denied entry to the special administrative territory of China on Friday and sent back to Manila. The country’s former top diplomat said that since his passport carries the seal of

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Numerous hundred people rallied in Hong Kong on Friday after the expiry of a deadline protesters set for the government to completely scrap a controversial extradition bill, in the latest wave of protests in the Chinese-ruled city. Demonstrators, mostly students dressed in black, congregated peacefully outside the legislature to vent their anger and frustration at Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam who promoted, and then postponed, the bill after mass protests.

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MANILA — Malacañang on Friday said former Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert del Rosario, who was held in Hong Kong for five hours, may have mis-used his diplomatic passport during his trip there. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement, “Mr. del Rosario may have misused a diplomatic passport in his travel to Hong Kong, a trip which is private in nature and is in no way

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Filipina domestic worker named Baby Jane Allas was fired after a cancer diagnosis was awarded damages by a Hong Kong court Monday, in a case that highlighted exploitation of foreign women toiling as maids in the wealthy financial hub. Allas was diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer in January and was dismissed the following month by her employer. They cited the illness as the reason for termination. The 38-year-old single