A protester is led away by police after he left the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

UK foreign minister Dominic Raab to raise Hong Kong protests in talks with French and German counterparts

  • The diplomatic force of European action will be strongest if the three countries act together, says an advocate for the pro-democracy demonstrators
  • The British foreign secretary considers Hong Kong and Iran his top two foreign policy issues, according to people familiar with his thinking
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A protester is led away by police after he left the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Chaotic exchanges in Hong Kong between police and protesters have added to concerns that Sunday’s elections could be postponed. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s district council elections must proceed as planned, European Union urges

  • Ruling out a delay would ‘send an important signal about democratic rights under the Basic Law’, 28-nation bloc says
  • Amid siege at university, EU also calls for de-escalation by all sides, police action to remain ‘proportionate’, and a comprehensive inquiry
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Chaotic exchanges in Hong Kong between police and protesters have added to concerns that Sunday’s elections could be postponed. Photo: Sam Tsang
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