Demonstrators in Hong Kong, joined by a leader of the 2014 Umbrella Movement after his release from prison, have gathered outside the office of the city’s leader demanding that she resign.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced.
Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely.
Pressure on Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam is mounting amid signs that she may delay an unpopular extradition bill which has drawn hundreds of thousands of people into the streets in protest.
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, a thorn in the side of China’s government because of her pro-independence views, sewed up the ruling party’s nomination to seek a second four-year term after a tense primary race.
Hong Kong’s legislature has suspended meetings following violent clashes between police and protesters who oppose a bill allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.
Forty nine people have died and 14 others are missing since heavy rainfall hit southern China in early June.
Hong Kong police have used tear gas, pepper spray and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who have massed outside government buildings.
Hundreds of protesters surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday as the administration prepared to open debate on a highly controversial extradition law that would allow accused people to be sent to China for trial.
Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong to voice their opposition to government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges.
China imposed an information blackout on the 30th anniversary of its bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square.