China's President Xi Jinping told embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam the central government has a high degree of confidence in her and fully recognises the work by her and her team.
Wong became the poster child of the huge pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" protests of 2014. Wong and his party, Demosisto, have denied supporting independence for the city.
Hong Kong's legislature formally withdrew legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, meeting one of five demands of anti-Beijing protesters. Leader Carrie Lam has used Chan Tong-kai's case to justify an extradition bill.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and police chief Stephen Lo paid visited a mosque that was struck with blue dye from a water cannon during the latest bout of violent anti-Beijing protests.
Pro-democracy lawmakers dragged out of legislature by security guards after heckling city's leader Carrie Lam for second day running.
Carrie Lam's inability to deliver her policy address inside the Legislative Council marked a slap in the face for the embattled chief executive grappling with anti-government protests now in their fifth month.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, a measure passed by the House, would require the US secretary of state to certify each year that Hong Kong retained its autonomy in order to receive special treatment as a major financial center.
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam says seeking Chinese intervention was provided for under city's constitution but that she cannot reveal under what circumstances she will do so.
The warning comes as the international financial hub remained partly paralysed from three days of protests in which the city's rail network and business outlets seen as pro-China were vandalised.
Hong Kong has been battered by 18 consecutive weekends of unrest, with widespread public anger over Chinese rule and the police response to protests.
The ban, imposed under emergency powers not used in more than half a century, was aimed at quelling nearly four months of unrest but instead triggered mass protests and vows of defiance, with a 14-year-old boy reportedly shot and wounded.
Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad called for Carrie Lam to quit after she invoked colonial-era emergency powers to ban protesters from wearing face masks. Her move to quell months of unrest sparked immediate rallies and vows to defy the new law.
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