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Protesters set fire to town hall amid chaos in Indonesia’s West Papua

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Protests sweeping Indonesia’s West Papua province have plunged its capital into chaos, with angry demonstrators setting the local parliament alight. Violence erupted after Indonesian police arrested dozens of local students. A video has been circulating on social media, purporting to show the building, which houses a regional parliament in West Papua’s provincial capital of Manokwari, Read More

Hong Kong police rush protesters after brief stand-off

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Riot officers carrying shields have chased protesters through a busy district in Hong Kong to end a brief stand-off outside a police station. Pro-democracy protesters gathered outside the station in Mong Kok after an approved rally ended on Saturday evening. Videos and photos posted to social media showed demonstrators pointing lasers as they passed the Read More

Hong Kong banks say threat of massive cash withdrawals by protesters won’t cause problems

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Banks in Hong Kong say they can cope with a sudden increase in demand for cash after reported calls by protesters to take out and convert their money to dollars in a bid to put pressure on the local authorities. After several weeks of chaos in the streets and a shutdown of the city’s airport, Read More

What happened when she ‘supported’ Libya? Chinese media roasts Hillary Clinton over Hong Kong

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A newspaper operated by China’s Communist Party pulled no punches on Hillary Clinton’s support for Hong Kong protesters, noting her role in past foreign policy debacles ranging from the Iraq War to US intervention in Libya. “@HillaryClinton has called for support of the rioters in Hong Kong. Let’s see what happened when she ‘supported’ Syria, Read More

Beijing to US: Don’t ‘stick your nose’ in China’s Hong Kong affairs

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China rebuked Donald Trump for his Twitter-conveyed alarm over the amassment of troops near Hong Kong. The US should mind its own business and let China’s domestic affairs be, it said. Zhang Hanhui, China’s freshly appointed ambassador in Moscow, reminded that Hong Kong is Chinese and not “American” or “English.” He thus cautioned foreign nations Read More

China: Hong Kong protesters ‘no different to terrorists’

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By Russell Hope, news reporter Flights have resumed at Hong Kong airport after two days of clashes between pro-democracy supporters and riot police, as China said anti-government protesters were no different to “terrorists”. Overnight, the airport’s management obtained an interim injunction “to restrain persons from unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering” with airport operations. About Read More

Flights resume after two days of violent clashes at Hong Kong airport

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By Russell Hope, news reporter Flights have resumed at Hong Kong airport after two days of clashes between pro-democracy supporters and riot police, as China said anti-government protesters were no different to “terrorists”. Overnight, the airport’s management obtained an interim injunction “to restrain persons from unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering” with airport operations. About Read More

Hong Kong native Jackie Chan takes part in pro-Beijing campaign to protect national flag

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Chinese megastar Jackie Chan has said that he was heartbroken by the mass unrest that has rattled his native Hong Kong, and supported the state TV’s initiative to protect the national flag ‘desecrated’ by protesters. The world-famous actor and Kung Fu master Jackie Chan has thrown his weight behind Beijing over the mass protests that Read More