fredag 1. juli 2016

Hong Kong's future: Young guns versus old guard

Hong Kong police are on guard ahead of protests Friday to mark 19 years since the handover of the territory from British to Chinese rule.Every year since 2003, thousands have taken to the streets of the semi-autonomous city on July 1 to march for democracy, as the government holds official events celebrating the end of colonial rule. This year's march was going to be led by bookseller Lam Wing-kee, who says that he, along with four colleagues, was kidnapped by Chinese agents for publishing books critical of President Xi Jinping and other top officials. However, citing safety concerns, Lam decided not to attend the rally, the march's organizers announced Friday. Read more