China's propaganda machine extends far beyond its borders, with hundreds of people ready to show up and sing its national anthem in cities around the world.
Across the border in mainland China, activists who support the anti-extradition movement are targeted by police.
Protesters fill major streets near the permitted rally site at Victoria Park, with some 1.7 million thronging their way to government headquarters.
Chen said police harassment of his relatives was likely revenge for his decision to leave China while under a travel ban.
A recent opinion poll finds that 49 percent agree with further action to support the anti-extradition movement, while more than 43 percent oppose it.
Police are called in after pro-China protesters disrupt a rally in support of the Hong Kong anti-extradition movement in Melbourne, Australia.
Liu Yifei's retweet of support from a Chinese Communist Party newspaper prompts a backlash amid growing criticism of Hong Kong police violence.
Analysts say the Chinese paramilitary forces amassing across the border are largely intended as a show of strength for now.
A journalist with the Global Times, a nationalist tabloid with close ties to the ruling party, is lauded as a national hero by state media after being beaten up during an airport sit-in.
The day ends with further volleys of tear gas fired by riot police after a paper-burning 'ghost' protest in Sham Shui Po.
Geng He, wife of Gao Zhisheng, says her husband has been forcibly 'disappeared' with no news of his situation for two years now.
Chen Jianxiong and Yuan Bing are handed jail terms of up to three-and-a-half years for 'picking quarrels and stirring up trouble.'
The sheer number of anti-extradition protesters forces airlines to cancel check-in procedures and flights for a second day running.
The airport authority cancels more than 100 flights as protesters converge on the airport for the fourth day running.
International rights groups say the three men are caught up in a broader crackdown on civil society under President Xi Jinping.
Police continue to fire tear gas into densely populated streets, with journalists, protesters and passers-by alike left choking and gasping for air.
An influx of foreign nationals onto the islands could open the areas to espionage and other security risks, a Philippine senator says.
The student got a call from his mother in China, soon after supporting a protest against the mass internment of Muslims in camps and amendments to Hong Kong's extradition laws.
Protesters say they chose to stage the sit-in in the Chek Lap Kok arrivals hall to spread their message internationally and to avoid being tear-gassed.
Keith Fong is released without charge amid angry protests at his arrest for carrying a pack of unpowered laser pointers.
Guo will likely be told to go back to the town of his birth in the central province of Hubei.
China shows a pattern of destabilizing behavior in the South China Sea, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper tells reporters.
Police say the samples are needed to 'prevent incidents,' while a legal expert says a biodata collection scheme in Xinjiang could be rolled out nationwide.
Some 3,000 people stand outside the Department of Justice, but officials decline requests to come down and talk.
Veteran political commentator Willy Lam says that President Xi Jinping will likely be looking for ways to bring the city to heel after the Oct. 1 holiday.
Nearly 150 arrests are made, of people ranging from 13 to 63 years old, during city-wide clashes and a general strike.
Chinese investments planned in northern islands may endanger Philippine national security, one observer says.
Chen Jiangang, his wife and their two sons will be applying for asylum in the US, where Chen hopes to continue his studies.
The city's leader warns that it is now heading down the 'path of no return.'
Police use tear gas, pepper spray, and baton charges, amid growing public anger over their readiness to attack anti-extradition protesters.