HONG KONG, Sept 29: While months of Hong Kong protests have scared away tourists, sent jitters across the financial center and cast a dark cloud over the local economy, there’s one thing residents of the city are confident they can bank on - sky-high property prices.

HONG KONG, Sept 22: Hong Kong riot police took up position at the main rail station serving the airport on Sunday to prevent a new anti-government protest targeting air travel after a night of violent street clashes in the Chinese-ruled territory.

WASHINGTON, Sept 18: Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be inappropriate U.S. involvement in another country’s affairs.

HONG KONG, Sept 15: Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing “God Save the Queen” and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honours its commitments to the city’s freedoms.

HONG KONG, Sept 11: Hong Kong activists called off protests on Wednesday in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and denounced a Chinese state newspaper report that they were planning “massive terror” in the Chinese-ruled city.

HONG KONG, Sept 8: Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the upmarket Causeway Bay shopping district on Sunday, after demonstrators had rallied at the U.S. Consulate calling for help in bringing democracy to the Chinese-ruled city.

HONG KONG, Sept 4: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a “highly vulnerable and dangerous” place and find solutions.

HONG KONG, Sept 3: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city’s political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of her saying she would step down if she could.

Real problem is inequality

August 29, 2019 00:25 am

HONG KONG – Since China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong on July 1, 1997, the city has prospered economically, but festered politically. Now, one of the world’s richest cities is engulfed by protests, which have blocked roads, paralyzed the airport, and at times descended into violence. Far from a uniquely Chinese problem, however, the current chaos should be viewed as a bellwether for capitalist systems that fail to address inequality.

HONG KONG, Aug 27: Violence in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests is becoming more serious but the government is confident it can handle the crisis itself, the city’s embattled leader said on Tuesday.

HONG KONG, Aug 25: Hong Kong police said on Sunday they arrested 29 people after clashes overnight in which volleys of tear gas were fired to disperse anti-government protesters, as the Asian financial hub braced for more demonstrations later in the day.

HONG KONG, Aug 24: Hong Kong police used tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after some activists threw petrol bombs and bricks, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention helped fuel tension.

HONG KONG, Aug 19: Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent clashes.

HONG KONG, Aug 14: Hong Kong’s airport resumed operations on Wednesday, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past two days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city.

HONG KONG, Aug 12: Metro stations in Hong Kong resumed regular service on Monday and streets were being cleaned of debris as the city recovered from another night of violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police, with more protests planned this week.

HONG KONG, Aug 11: Hong Kong protesters readied to take to the streets again on Sunday, defying a police ban on marches in the Chinese-controlled territory and continuing a restive weekend of demonstrations which saw police fire teargas overnight.

HONG KONG, Aug 7: Hong Kong is facing its worst crisis since it returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997, the head of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office said on Wednesday, as more protests were set to rock the Asian financial hub.

HONG KONG, Aug 5: Hong Kong’s embattled leader warned on Monday that protests gripping the Asian financial centre are a challenge to China’s sovereignty as strikes crippled transport across the city and led to the cancellation of more than 200 flights.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokharel on Wednesday stressed the need for strengthening national unity in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: A draft bill on Management of Advertisement Regulation should be revised to remove provisions that threaten freedom of expression, stakeholders have said and raised concern over the proposed legislation that many believe is aimed against media critical of the government.

NEW DELHI, Oct 22: India will respond against aggressors who challenge its sovereignty with “double the force,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated, noting that his government is not shy of taking “bold” steps to defend the country’s interests.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that any attempts to foil Nepal’s sovereignty and unity were “intolerable and unacceptable”. Addressing the provincial assembly in Province 1, Oli vowed to act against any groups or parties that were attempting to affect Nepal’s unity by brewing factionalism and disharmony.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Expressing serious concerns over the recommendations made by the European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) in its final election observation report, Prime Minister KP Oli said the report 'directly undermines Nepal's sovereignty and constitution' and urged the EUEOM to reconsider the report.

Post-truth sovereignty

January 1, 2018 00:50 am

The question that will continue to vex most observers in 2018 is still the same: What makes Nepal tick despite all its absurdities?

ITAHARI (Jhapa), Feb 5: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli said his party would retaliate anti-national attempts that may divide the country and affect its sovereignty. He also pledged to stand up against the efforts driving the country to catastrophe.

MORANG, Dec 9: CPN (UML) leader and former Constituent Assembly (CA) chair, Subas Nembang has denied accepting any proposal that affects national sovereignty and integrity.