The statement cited several factors informing the decision, including health concerns.
Local elections were seen as major test for the pro-Beijing government after nearly half a year of demonstrations.
Black-clad protesters return to city’s Victoria Park as pro-democracy movement pushes into 22nd tense week.
Pro-democracy demonstrators target city’s busiest nightlife district known for its rowdy Halloween celebrations.
Beijing accused of intensifying arbitrary detentions and phone inspections at the border to contain weeks-long protests.
The protesters’ demands include the complete retraction of a controversial extradition bill.
Ahead of a new school year, teachers raise concerns about their students’ safety amid ongoing mass protests.
The self-governing territory gears up for 11th weekend of anti-government protests as Beijing masses forces at border.
Notorious free solo climber Alain Robert ascends 68-floor skyscraper amid simmering months-long political crisis.
Demonstrators plan to win back international support after sit-in devolved into chaos, caused massive travel disruption.