Riot police prepare to push back protesters outside the central government’s liaison office in Sai Ying Pun. Photo: Sam Tsang

Chinese state media calls for ‘forceful’ police action to end Hong Kong unrest

  • People’s Daily publishes strong commentary hours before first announcement from Beijing on city crisis
  • It followed weekend of violent protests which saw police using tear gas and rubber bullets
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Riot police prepare to push back protesters outside the central government’s liaison office in Sai Ying Pun. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Riot police fire tear gas at protesters as they head towards the central government’s liaison office in Sai Ying Pun on Sunday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Beijing to respond to social unrest in Hong Kong after more violent clashes following protest rally

  • Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office will give its stance and views on the situation – the first time it has held a press briefing on city since the handover
  • Announcement comes as some of Hong Kong Island’s busiest districts again become a battleground between protesters and riot police
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Riot police fire tear gas at protesters as they head towards the central government’s liaison office in Sai Ying Pun on Sunday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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