Hong Kong protest leaders charged day after new leader chosen

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police on Monday charged nine organisers of the 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations, just a day after a new Beijing-backed leader was chosen, vowing to unite society. The move provoked anger and disbelief among protesters and heightened ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong targets activists day after vote

Police cracked down on Hong Kong democracy activists Monday saying they would be charged over the Umbrella Movement mass protests, a day after a pro-Beijing candidate was chosen as the city's new leader. Carrie Lam was selected as the new chief executive ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong protest leaders arrested in wake of election

The election committee has 1,200 delegates representing business, labour and social groups who are overwhelmingly loyal to the central Chinese government in Beijing. The fact that individual Hong Kong citizens do not get a vote has fuelled much of the ... ( read original story ...)

Carrie Lam, in a nod to Beijing, wins Hong Kong leadership race

A small circle of Hong Kong elites on Sunday chose a Beijing loyalist as the city’s leader, a move that threatens further discord in a semi-autonomous territory torn by political divides. A committee made of business and political officials selected Lam ... ( read original story ...)