Hong Kong faces first recession in decades after months of protests
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 As Hong Kong faces its first recession since the 2008 financial crisis, the city's embattled leader Carrie Lam says she will focus on housing and land issues as she prepares for a key annual policy address before the Legislative Council. Months of protests have hit Hong Kong's economy hard, particularly in the tourism and retail sectors. Plus, Facebook put on a brave face as it officially launched its digital currency project Libra in Geneva. The meeting came amid an exodus of partners who have abandoned the scheme over regulatory concerns.
HONG KONG — A fearless Hong Kong protester was filmed unleashing a massive flying kick on a riot police officer in order to save his friends from getting arrested by the pro-China authorities.
According to the Hong Kong Free Press, the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon outside the Mong Kok...