Zack Ho played basketball well enough to make it into the Hong Kong training squad. But then, along came the protests.
Police have deployed 6,000 officers to deal with potential unrest during the city's NYE pro-democracy protests. Fireworks have been canceled due to the protests.
Hong Kong has passed a new regulation threatening punishment for any protesters caught wearing masks. Expert Willy Lam told DW that the move could have grave consequences for the future of civil liberties in Hong Kong.
Anti-government rallies once again descended into a standoff between police and protesters, as tens of thousands marched through the streets. Protesters are demanding expanded rights and autonomy from mainland China.
As China's National Day approaches, Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrators are hoping to cast a shadow over celebrations. The city's authorities have rejected an appeal for a major protest march on National Day.
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