Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls on Hong Kong business leaders to become a unifying force as protests triggered by an extradition law enter their 12th week. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls on Hong Kong business leaders to unite in toughest time since 1997

  • Wang tells pro-Beijing gathering to support the city’s government to stop the violence.
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls on Hong Kong business leaders to become a unifying force as protests triggered by an extradition law enter their 12th week. Photo: Xinhua
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Police have repeatedly clashed with protesters during months of anti-government unrest. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam leaves door open on invoking sweeping emergency powers to deal with violent anti-government protests

  • City chief does not dismiss speculation that Emergency Regulations Ordinance could be invoked for first time in a half-century
  • But members of her cabinet warn against such a move, and opposition figures say it risks trashing the rule of law
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police have repeatedly clashed with protesters during months of anti-government unrest. Photo: Sam Tsang
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