16 December 2019


Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters in end to temporary lull (16)
By Press Association Monday, December 16, 2019 - 07:07 AM Riot police have fired tear gas against demonstrators in Hong Kong, ending a short lull in protest-related violence. Police said early on Monday that they fired the choking gas after unrest erupted overnight in the Mongkok district of Kowloon. Police say radical protesters threw bricks at officers and tossed traffic cones at a police vehicle.
Chinese Premier says Hong Kong not yet out of protest ‘dilemma' (26)
Anti-government protesters attend a rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, China. (Reuters) Reuters, Hong Kong Monday, 16 December 2019 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing on Monday, saying the Asian financial hub was not yet out of the "dilemma" facing the city's economy after months of sometimes violent protests.
China media warns Arsenal of 'serious implications' over Mesut Ozil comments (10)
AFP Ozil, a German national of Turkish origin, condemned China's crackdown on Muslim minorities in the western region of Xinjiang in a tweet. Chinese state media warned Monday that Mesut Ozil's criticism of the country's treatment of its Uighurs will have 'serious implications' for Arsenal, stirring a backlash that saw the English football club's weekend match pulled from Chinese TV.
China urges U.S. to "correct its mistake" in expelling diplomats (8)
December 16, 2019 / 5:32 AM / cbs/AFP Beijing - China on Monday called the expulsion of diplomats from the U.S. a "mistake," following reports that Washington quietly expelled two embassy officials in September after they drove onto a sensitive military base in Virginia. The incident is the latest spat between the world's two biggest economies and comes days after they announced a truce in the form of a mini-deal to
Asian markets mixed after US-China trade deal (6)
16 Dec 2019 Created: 12:23 PM Last Updated: Views: 27 Beijing, Dec. 16 (BNA): Asian stock markets were mixed Monday following a U.S.-Chinese trade deal that disappointed some investors. According to The Associated Press (AP), Hong Kong fell, while Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul were little-changed. The interim Б─°Phase 1Б─² agreement announced Friday was in line with expectations.
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