People are staging solidarity protests across the globe and expressing support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement via social media.
Protesters have demanded the city's chief executive quit, but will a change at the top help?
There were no signs that pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong plan to back down as the protest ended its first week.
China's banks this week found themselves turning away would-be depositors as they scrambled to comply with new rules. The FT reports.
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Chang Ka Mun, Associate Member at the HKSAR's Central Policy Unit, says protesters don't understand the real intention of Beijing's actions and are protesting out of fear towards the Communist Party.
Micha Benoliel, Co-founder of FireChat, says the app's massive popularity in Hong Kong came as a surprise. He also explains how the app bypasses Chinese censorship.
Charles Hutzler, Wall Street Journal's China Bureau Chief, describes the city's significance to China and discusses possible options for Beijing.