Pope Francis sent goodwill messages to the leaders in Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei. Photo: Reuters

Pope Francis avoids offence in greetings to Hong Kong, Beijing and Taipei

  • Diplomatic good wishes from above for Carrie Lam, Xi Jinping and Tsai Ing-wen as pontiff flies over on his way to Japan
  • No mention of Hong Kong unrest or other contentious issues in papal telegrams
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Pope Francis sent goodwill messages to the leaders in Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei. Photo: Reuters
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Polytechnic University in Hung Hom became a fiery battlefield on Monday, a day when police made a record high of at least 1,000 arrests, according to an insider. Photo: Sam Tsang

More than 8,000 petrol bombs primed for Hong Kong streets ‘found in weapons factory at Chinese University’

  • Stockpile was in Sha Tin campus of publicly funded university in Hong Kong, source says
  • City leader condemns campus ‘weapons factory’ as police source reveals 1,000 arrests made on Monday – highest tally in a day since protests erupted
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Polytechnic University in Hung Hom became a fiery battlefield on Monday, a day when police made a record high of at least 1,000 arrests, according to an insider. Photo: Sam Tsang
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