The annual July 1 pro-democracy march kicked off at 3pm at Victoria Park. Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit, convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, claimed that 110,000 people attended the rally on Friday, but the police put the figure at 19,300.
Bookseller Lam Wing-kee pulled out of the march fearing ‘serious threat’ to personal safety. The protest is lead by two Hong Kong dissidents - Ching Cheong and Liu Shanqing, who had been imprisoned in the mainland for fighting for democracy and human rights.
China's powerful internet regulator has a new boss - Xu Lin, a man who has publicly vowed to maintain the ruling Communist Party's tight grip over cyberspace. As Eve Johnson reports from Shanghai, some say this move could give President Xi Jinping more direct control over the web in China. (Photo: AFP)
U.S. transportation officials open an investigation into Tesla after a fatal crash tore the roof off a Model S operating in Autopilot mode. (Photo: AFP)
A bakery in the Philippines capital is giving away free cakes for the six years of Rodrigo Duterte's presidency to celebrate his inauguration. (Photo: Reuters)