China’s economic growth slowed to its lowest level in a decade in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington.
Police in Hong Kong have fought with protesters as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police violence.
Several thousand people have marched in Hong Kong against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous territory.
Thousands of protesters are marching in Hong Kong and targeting a mainland Chinese audience.
Protesters in Hong Kong are taking their message to visitors from mainland China in a march to a high-speed rail station that connects to mainland destinations.
Student unions from two Hong Kong universities have turned down invitations from city leader Carrie Lam for talks about the recent unrest over her proposal to allow the extradition of suspects to mainland China.
A tornado has blown through a city in China, killing six people and injuring another 190, state media reported.
Jeremy Hunt has said there is “no reason” why Britain cannot continue to have good relations with China, despite an escalation of the dispute over Hong Kong.
China’s foreign ministry has hit back at remarks by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on the causes of recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong, saying the territory’s former colonial master had no right to weigh in on the city’s affairs.
Britain has urged China not to use unrest in Hong Kong as a “pretext for oppression”.