Hong Kong lawmakers dragged from chamber

Pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of Hong Kong’s legislature by security guards on Thursday after they heckled the city’s pro-Beijing leader for a second day running, the latest outburst of political rancour in the strife-torn city. Chief executive Carrie Lam has faced an outpouring of anger from her opponents since the legislature opened its doors for a new session on Wednesday, three months after the building was trashed by masked protesters. Continue Reading

Hong Kong protests absolutely intolerable: China

Protesters have vowed to sustain their movement until their core demands — including universal suffrage and the resignation of the city’s pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam — are met. So far, Beijing has refused to budge. Officials and state media have accused the protesters of playing into the hands of foreign powers who seek to harm China, and backed the Hong Kong government. Continue Reading