Vigilante violence prompts fears of widening polarisation in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG'S leader has warned that the Chinese military could step in if the uprising she faces "becomes too bad".

While not referencing Trump, Lam said: "I hope anyone, especially foreign members, whenever they have to comment on Hong Kong's current situation, they have to look at the fact objectively". And so did Cupertino, before apparently changing its mind. "Specifically, the app allowed users to evade law enforcement", Apple told the developer, according to a copy of the rejection notice seen by Bloomberg.

Over 100 million users of Apple gadgets in China have had trouble since the weekend accessing iTunes and App Store - the USA tech behemoth's online marketplaces for apps and value-added content - on their iPhones and iPads. "What was its true intention?" the paper said.

United States skateboard brand Vans is facing a Hong Kong boycott after it removed a protest-inspired shoe from a design competition. "Wearing a mask is not a crime!" has become a new battle cry at daily rallies that have degenerated into skirmishes between police and hard-core protesters.

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In a separate case, a top online gamer from Hong Kong who showed support for the protests was removed from an global tournament he won, forcing him to forgo prize money that media reports put at $10,000.

"Does this imply Apple supposed to be an accomplice to the rioters?"

The app, live, isn't mentioned by name in the article, but it enables users to add real-time reports of police sightings across the city and suggest safe zones and escape routes for protesters with no police presence. Protesters are upset at what they say is Beijing's increasing influence over the former British colony, which was promised a high level of autonomy when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Such a song was once removed from the music store and has resurrected. As the protests have grown, violence has escalated. Blizzard is part-owned by Chinese company Tencent. Our ancestors had been bullied.

In his appeal, Leung's lawyer argued his sentence was disproportionate to his offence, citing other more violent protesters receiving lighter sentences. On issues involving principles, we have zero tolerance for wrongdoings. Stand with Hong Kong.' On Tuesday, Chinese activewear company Anta, which has endorsement deals with stars including Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, announced it would halt contract renewal negotiations with the National Basketball Association. Apple and other corporations should be able to discern right from wrong.

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Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Friday.

One-time USA presidential candidate and former First Lady Hillary Clinton and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver both weighed in to the controversy, drawing the ire of Chinese state media. That article is simply titled "You can not make money from China while insulting the country".

"This recklessness will cause much trouble for Apple", People's Daily said. Apple's argument was that the app is used exclusively to track police activity and protest movements. The app is now the most downloaded app in the travel category of the HK App Store.

The Chinese statement sought to underline efforts by the authorities to find a way out of the crisis and described October 1 protests during which live ammunition was used as an attempt to throw off the central government.

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