China has unveiled plans to boost the mainland city of Shenzhen by strengthening integration with Hong Kong and Macau under its "Greater Bay area" policy. DW discussed the plan with Hong Kong-based expert Felix Lee.
A website registered on a Russian domain has shared detailed personal information of dozens of Hong Kong protesters and journalists. Observers view it as another serious blow to the city's dwindling civil liberties.
Pro-democracy protesters are demanding former colonial power Britain take a stronger stance against China to preserve Hong Kong's special status. Demonstrators also clashed with police in defiance of a protest ban.
Brexit and ongoing protests in Hong Kong have created political turmoil in both markets, but a deal could secure London's status as a global financial hub. There is, however, one potential stumbling block.
The protracted trade dispute between the US and China is affecting other countries as well, Merkel has told the Chinese premier. The German chancellor also stressed that a peaceful solution is needed for Hong Kong.
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