Police fire tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong in another escalation of pro-democracy demonstrations.
Hong Kong has been wracked by protests for seven weeks, as opposition to an extradition bill has grown into demands for the resignation of the city's leader, Carrie Lam, and an investigation into whether police have used excessive force in quelling the protests.
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.