Hong Kong democracy protesters in fresh clashes with police:
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters clashed with police in the densely populated district of Mong Kok early on Thursday as tensions escalated at one of three remaining demonstration sites for the first time in more than two weeks. Ref. Source 7
Hong Kong police clear main protest site
Two months after pro-democracy demonstrators occupied major roads in Hong Kong in a civil disobedience movement, police there Thursday moved to shut down protest sites and arrest any remaining protesters. Ref. USAToday
After days of protests and street clashes, Hong Kong suspends a proposed bill allowing extraditions to mainland China. In a news conference Saturday, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. The contentious bill raised concerns among critics that it would be used to undermine the city's civil liberties by making political activists and human rights activists subject to removal. Source 9s.
If the central government of China was hoping for an easy transition of Hong Kong into the culture of communist China then they have another thing coming. Keep up the heat Hong Kong!
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China approves sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong, jeopardizing the city's autonomy. The legislation adopted by China’s National People’s Congress comes less than 24 hours after the Trump administration said that it no longer considers the former British colony to be autonomous from mainland China. Critics have warned the law could spell the end of Hong Kong as an international financial hub. Ref. USAToday.