Carrie Lam announced a platform for talks to help the China-ruled city find a "way out" after weeks of rallies. Protesters say Lam has not responded to demands, which include democracy, her resignation and an enquiry into the use of police force.
The Hong Kong protests started as a peaceful rebuke of the government in April but have evolved into a direct challenge to Chinese rule over this former British colony.
Hong Kong student protestors plan to demonstrate in the city's tourist districts where dozens of visitors come from mainland China. With this move they want to show their grievances and explain why their opposition to the extradition bill.
Lam told media Saturday she took the move in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to stand trial in mainland courts.
Amazon said it would close down its online retail operations that cater to consumers in China in an apparent admission of defeat to local e-commerce rivals.
In a deepening crackdown, the Chinese government has been detaining workers and activists who advocate for labour rights amid a far-reaching health crisis.
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Critics say the multi-billion-dollar project might give away part of the city's territory to Beijing.
The former British colony has been governed under the principle of "one country, two systems" since 1997, giving it some autonomy over its economic and social systems. But every New Year's Day pro-democracy forces show their frustration.
The scales are estimated to have come from at least 20,000 to 30,000 slaughtered pangolins in Africa.
Three people died in the gambling hub of Macau, while neighbouring Hong Kong and Guangdong province were slammed by the category 10 storm.
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