Moody's downgrades Hong Kong outlook to 'negative' as protests continue
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:05 AM
Credit rating agency Moody's changed its outlook on Hong Kong's rating to negative from stable on Monday, reflecting what it called the rising risk of "an erosion in the strength of Hong Kong's institutions" amid the city's ongoing protests. The move follows Fitch Ratings' downgrade earlier this month on Hong Kong's long-term foreign-currency-issuer default rating to "AA" from "AA+".
Hong Kong Activist Seeks Donald Trump's Support For Democracy Movement
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:17 AM
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong urged US President Donald Trump to include a "human rights clause" in any trade agreement with China, and sought Washington's backing for the city's democracy movement. The 22-year-old called on American politicians to pass a bill expressing support for the pro-democracy campaign during a speaking engagement in New York, a few hours after arriving in the United States.
Huge Crowd Takes Hong Kong Protest Message To US Consulate
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 4:04 PM
A huge crowd of pro-democracy activists marched to the United States consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing following three months of huge and sometimes violent protests. Millions have taken to Hong Kong's streets over the last 14 weeks in the biggest challenge to China's rule since the city's handover from Britain in 1997.