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Defiant Hong Kong protests target the government and humiliate the authorities

02 July 2019
Protesters smashed into Hong Kong’s main government building, the Legislative Council, on Monday – and ramped up the crisis facing the country’s rulers.

Inside the protests rocking Hong Kong

25 June 2019
Hong Kong socialist Lam Chi Leung says the retreats by the government have not ended the protests sweeping the country and Sadie Robinson looks at the background to the revolt

Eyewitness from Hong Kong as protests force a retreat on extradition bill

15 June 2019
The government in Hong Kong has suspended a planned bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. The climbdown follows huge demonstrations.

Million take to streets in Hong Kong to stop law

11 June 2019
Protests erupted against a repressive new law proposed by the Chinese state

Will the establishment absorb the opposition in Hong Kong?

10 March 2015
Vincent Sung looks at the contradictions in Hong Kong’s Umbrella movement and some of the challenges it faces in the future

International round-up

16 December 2014
Hong Kong police clear last camps | Palestinian minister killed | Numsa union to challenge ANC | Nigerian oil workers walk out

Hong Kong police launch new attack on occupiers

02 December 2014
An estimated 40 people were hospitalised during the democracy protests in Hong Kong last weekend.

International round-up

04 November 2014
Beijing set for Hong Kong demo | Putin calls talks after election | Podemos tops poll in Spain

Hong Kong talks fall apart

28 October 2014
Protests are continuing in Hong Kong after talks between opposition movement leaders and the government failed to resolve a longstanding crisis.

Hong Kong's protesters refuse to leave the streets

21 October 2014
Televised talks were taking place between the leaders of Hong Kong’s government and the ongoing Occupy protest movement as Socialist Worker went to press.

Thugs attack Hong Kong demonstrations

14 October 2014
Protesters in Hong Kong added cement to their barricades on Monday of this week to stop pro-government thugs from dispersing them.

Hong Kong protests - lighting the fuse?

07 October 2014
The movement in Hong Kong has the potential to light the tinder box in China. Sally Kincaid looks at its relationship to mainland China and what this crisis could mean for its rulers

Hong Kong protests defy government ultimatum

07 October 2014
Protesters continued to occupy Hong Kong’s central district in defiance of an ultimatum, but with much smaller numbers as Socialist Worker went to press.

Protests in Britain support Hong Kong demonstrations

02 October 2014
More than 1,500 people protested outside the Chinese Embassy in central London yesterday, Wednesday, as part of a day of global solidarity with the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong. Another 500 protested in Manchester.

Pro-democracy protests spread across Hong Kong as unions threaten strikes

30 September 2014
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong as Socialist Worker went to press.

Statement in support of protesters in Hong Kong

30 September 2014
We, the undersigned support the right of Hong Kong citizens to decide who they want to vote for Chief Executive rather than just have a choice of candidates who are vetted and approved by Beijing

Thousands protest against repression in Hong Kong

23 September 2014
Thousands of university and college students in Hong Kong started a week long boycott of classes this week.

International round-up

08 July 2014
Metal workers' strike shakes South Africa | Maliki hangs on but Iraq may split | Massive march in Hong Kong | Former French president Sarkozy arrested

5,000 domestic workers march in Hong Kong after beating

21 January 2014
Over 5,000 mainly Indonesian domestic workers chanted, “We are workers not slaves,” as they demonstrated in central Hong Kong on Sunday of last week.

Hong Kong strike is in the balance

30 April 2013
Hong Kong’s government was trying to end a four-week dockworkers’ strike as Socialist Worker went to press. It invited workers to talks with employers to try and resolve the pay dispute.

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