Protesters in Hong Kong turned out for an 11th consecutive weekend of demonstrations. On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Hong Kong; organizers say 1.7 million people turned out, but police put the number much lower at 128,000 -- counting only those at an officially sanctioned rally. CBSN contributor Isaac Stone Fish joins CBSN with analysis.
A building in a northern Peruvian town was set on fire on Friday in a protest against China National Petroleum Corp that devolved into clashes between police and demonstrators who want the company to make pledges to help the local community, an industry source said.
There were no initial reports of deaths in the clashes, but the offices of the company that provides maintenance services to CNPC, Confipetrol, were set on fire
Amid political disarray and unending protests, Hong Kong now faces one more potential risk: losing its special trading status with the United States over fears that the Chinese government will forcefully crack down on the demonstrators who have occupied parts of the city for 11 weeks. Last week, after a spokesman for China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said protester violence would be combated with an "iron fist," while Sen. Ben Cardin (D–Md.) told Reuters that Hong Kong's trade status with the U.S. will be jeopardized "if China comes down hard on the protesters." Cardin was one of several members of Congress who in June reintroduced a shelved bill calling for annual reviews to determine if Hong Kong is still eligible for the special trade status it enjoys under the 1992 U.S. Hong Kong Policy Act, which exempts it from restrictions placed on mainland China. Despite the congressional warnings, only the U.S. president has the power to suspend the act and revoke Hong Kong's special status. If the ...
Hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters of all ages returned to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday, in a massive show of solidarity for a movement that appeared on the verge of losing popular support.
Hong Kong has seen a series of increasingly tense protests since the proposal of an extradition law that would give China power over Hong Kong criminal prosecutions. Canadians across the country have staged their own protests in solidarity, and tensions are escalating in demonstrations around the world.