Apple boss Tim Cook has defended the company’s decision to remove a Hong Kong mapping app from its online store.
Apple has been accused of “caving to political pressure” after the firm removed a mapping app from its online store linked to protesters in Hong Kong.
Apple has removed from its online store a smartphone app that allows Hong Kong activists to report police movements after an official Chinese newspaper accused the company of facilitating illegal behaviour.
Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong after the ruling Communist Party’s main newspaper criticised the tech giant for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements.
Several hundred masked protesters have gathered at Hong Kong’s High Court for the appeal hearing of an activist sentenced to six years in prison for his part in a violent nightlong clash with police.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said the league is not apologising for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has warned that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months “becomes so bad” but reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself.
Riot police have fanned out across Hong Kong as groups of hardline protesters took to the streets in continued violence after the government banned face masks at rallies, pushing the semi-autonomous Chinese territory into deeper crisis.
Tens of thousands of protesters, shouting “Wearing a mask is not a crime”, braved the rain on Sunday to march in central Hong Kong, as a court rejected a second attempt to block a ban on masks aimed at quashing violence at pro-democracy rallies.
Thousands of protesters shouting “Wearing masks is not a crime” braved the rain to march in central Hong Kong as a court rejected a second legal attempt to block a ban on masks at pro-democracy rallies.
A group of pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong have filed a legal challenge against the government’s use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalise the wearing of face masks at protests.
Anti-government protests have continued in Hong Kong after authorities shut down subway services and criminalised the wearing of face masks at rallies.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has banned protesters from wearing masks in a hardening of the government’s stance on the territory’s most disruptive crisis since it reverted to Chinese rule in 1997.
Masked pro-democracy protesters have marched in central Hong Kong ahead of an expected ban on wearing face masks amid months of anti-government rallies.
The teenager who was the first victim of police gunfire in Hong Kong’s months-long pro-democracy protests is to be charged with attacking police and rioting.
Hundreds of students have taken part in a strike to condemn the shooting of their classmate during surging violence at Hong Kong pro-democracy protests that marred China’s National Day.
Britain has condemned the “disproportionate” use of live ammunition by the Hong Kong police as the latest anti-government protests in the territory saw a dramatic escalation in violence.
Artist Ai Weiwei has called on the British Government to make its voice heard in support of the “brave” anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.
Thousands of black-clad pro-democracy protesters defied a police ban and marched in central Hong Kong on Tuesday, urging China’s Communist Party to “return power to the people” as the party celebrated its 70th year of rule.
Hong Kong authorities have rejected an appeal for a major pro-democracy march on China’s National Day holiday, after two straight days of violent clashes between protesters and police in the semi-autonomous territory raised fears of more showdowns that could embarrass Beijing.
Protesters and police have clashed in Hong Kong for a second straight day, throwing the territory’s business and shopping belt into chaos and sparking fears of more ugly scenes leading up to China’s National Day holiday this week.
Hundreds of pro-Beijing supporters in Hong Kong have sung the Chinese national anthem and waved red flags ahead of China’s National Day.
A massive pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong ended early after violence erupted, with police firing tear gas and water cannon after protesters threw bricks and firebombs at government buildings.
Thousands of people have gathered for a rally in the centre of Hong Kong to mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the 2014 Umbrella protest movement which called for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong has announced plans to contest local elections, and warned that any attempt to disqualify him will only increase support for pro-democracy protests.
Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag and vandalised a subway station, smashing surveillance cameras and electronic ticket sensors, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again.
Another day of protest is expected in Hong Kong after a night of violent clashes in which the police used tear gas and rubber rounds against protesters who threw gasoline bombs toward them and set fires in streets.
Hundreds of medical staff at one of Hong Kong’s main public hospitals have rallied to support months of protests for democratic reforms and denounce police use of force.
Hong Kong officials have reiterated that violence is not the solution following the chaos caused by an unapproved march which saw police firing tear gas and water cannons when demonstrators lobbed Molotov cocktails at government buildings.
Police have fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex.