China exercises pressure on Hong Kong businesses to prohibit their employees from taking part in protests. Some employees have been laid off. One company with a long tradition is at the center of attention.
A former employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong has said he was detained and tortured by Chinese secret police. They were trying to extract information about anti-government protests in the territory, he added.
The months-long unrest in Hong Kong has been escalating over the past few weeks. Mainland China's state-run media sharply criticize the protesters' actions and also blame Western media for their "biased" reporting.
Dozens of anti-government protesters are still holed up inside a Hong Kong university after hundreds had fled deteriorating conditions. Authorities have warned that police may fire live rounds to clear the area.
There's an apocalyptic feeling in Hong Kong. Dialogue between the city-state's government and the protesters seems further off than ever. DW's Frank Sieren says officials don't seem to have the will to find a compromise.
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