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A man walks past a poster simulating facial-recognition software at a security exhibition in Beijing in October 2018.

A Chinese firm claims it has built facial recognition tech that identifies people wearing masks with 95% accuracy

People have foiled facial recognition technologies by wearing masks during the coronavirus outbreak.
A medic gives an eye wash to a protester after police fired tear gas during a demonstration on Hungry Ghost Festival day outside a police station in Sham Shui Po district on August 14, 2019 in Hong Kong.

Over 10,000 tear gas canisters have been been fired in Hong Kong’s vicious protests, and it could have long-term consequences for the city’...

The prolonged use of tear gas, particularly in densely-populated areas, has prompted concern among experts about the effects of long-term exposure.

Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong’s rating, citing the government’s ‘slow’ response to protests

"The underlying drivers of the protests are certainly deep-seated and intractable," Moody's said, calling the response "slow, tentative, and inconclusive."
Police advance on pro-democracy protesters at the Admiralty MTR station on December 1, 2014 in Hong Kong. Leaders from the Federation of Students called on fellow protesters to attend a rally and come prepared for escalated action. Protesters were asked to bring masks, umbrellas and helmets in a bid to move the protests forward after police successfully cleared the Mong Kok protest site earlier this week.l

Authorities in Hong Kong seized nearly 4,000 cell phones from protesters, and activists are concerned that police are reading their messages and insta...

Lawmakers and activists have argued that police conduct many of these mobile phone examinations without consent.

Hong Kong protesters plan major New Year’s Day rally after three days of Christmas chaos

More than 300 people were arrested during the Christmas chaos.

Hong Kong ‘Christmas shopping’ protests in several malls across city lead to vandalism of outlets and clashes

Clashes broke out as police entered to stop protesters blocking mall entrances and staircases.

Hong Kong is mired in recession, but its IPO market is the strongest since 2015 among everyday investors

The region's median retail subscription ratio, which measures interest in stock offerings, hit 13 times for IPOs since October, its highest since 2015.

The raging protests in Hong Kong have its retail sector shrinking the most in history

The value of retail sales dropped 24% in October from the same period last year, according to government data released Monday.
A composite image of a Hong Kong protester preparing to throw a Molotov cocktail, and Batwoman doing the same in the upcoming comic book "Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child."

DC Comics pulled a new Batman comic book poster after Chinese fans claimed it supported Hong Kong protests

DC Comics yanked an ad campaign for "Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child," which shows a black-clad Batwoman preparing to throw a Molotov cocktail.
U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping pose for a photo ahead of their bilateral meeting during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019

Trump signs bill to defend human rights in Hong Kong in a powerful act that is likely to further strain relations with China

"I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China, and the people Hong Kong," President Donald Trump said in a statement.