According to Reuters, Hong Kong braced for strikes, transport go-slows and another mass demonstration in protest against a proposed extradition law.
The law would allow people to be sent to China for trial, as the Chinese-ruled city’s leader vowed defiance.
Embattled leader Carrie Lam said she would push ahead with the bill despite deep concerns across vast swaths of the Asian financial hub that triggered its biggest political demonstration in more than 15 years on Sunday.
Beijing’s top representative office in Hong Kong said on Saturday that sanctions imposed by Washington on senior Hong Kong and Chinese officials were “clowning actions” that would not frighten or intimidate Chinese people. Olivia Chan reports.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election for the city's legislature for a year because of a spike in novel coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition hoping to make gains in the vote. Soraya Ali reports.
Hong Kong activists held protests in Admiralty district on June 28 designed to coincide with the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. They held up placards that included the phrase: “Free Hong Kong, Democracy..