Hong Kong

British gay woman in legal fight to settle in Hong Kong

2015-05-14 11:46

A gay British woman has launched a challenge against the Hong Kong government's refusal to grant her a visa to live in the territory with her partner, calling the decision "discriminatory".

Hong Kong police hunt for kidnappers who fled with millions

2015-04-29 13:16

Hong Kong police are hunting for up to six men who kidnapped a woman then reportedly fled with millions in ransom after their hostage was rescued, authorities say.

Asian shares close slightly higher

2015-03-31 20:30

Asian shares have ended slightly higher after China's central bank eased mortgage rules to boost the mainland property market.

Hong Kong leader calls on residents to be like sheep

2015-02-18 15:58

Hong Kong's unpopular Beijing-backed leader has called on residents of the southern Chinese city, rocked last year by months of pro-democracy protests, to be more like "mild and gentle" sheep.

Hong Kong woman guilty in maid torture case

2015-02-10 13:52

A Hong Kong woman who was accused of torturing her Indonesian maid in a case that sparked outrage for the scale of its brutality has been convicted of a slew of assault and other charges.

Swiss watch exports weakened by protests

2015-02-04 10:00

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and slowing demand in mainland China have dampened the growth of Swiss watch exports last year, says an industry body.

Hunt for teen over diamond heist

2015-01-24 12:04

Hong Kong police say they are searching for a teenager over the theft of a diamond necklace worth more than $4.6m.

Hong Kong leader warns of 'anarchy'

2015-01-14 14:32

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying has warned that demands for fully free elections risked ‘anarchy’ as he pledged allegiance to Beijing and pro-democracy lawmakers staged a dramatic walk-out.

Controversial Hong Kong media tycoon's home bombed

2015-01-12 13:32

The home and former offices of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, have been firebombed, a spokesperson says.

Melco Crown to delist in Hong Kong

2015-01-04 10:22

Casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment plans to delist its shares in Hong Kong after gambling hub Macau reported its first ever fall in casino revenues.


Wild boar hogs limelight in Hong Kong shopping mall

2015-05-11 14:57

A wild boar which strayed into Hong Kong's urban jungle has caused havoc when it wandered into a shop and forced staff and customers to leave, authorities said.

Nobel winners help Asian cities tackle climate change

2015-04-21 21:10

Nine Nobel prize winners in fields ranging from economics to medicine will try to come up with ideas this week to help fast-growing cities in Asia cope with global warming.

Two tons of rare pangolin scales seized in Hong Kong bust

2015-03-20 22:08

A huge two-ton haul of scales from the endangered pangolin anteater have been seized by Hong Kong Customs in a bust worth more than $1 million.

Ferry captain jailed over Hong Kong tragedy

2015-02-16 12:21

A Hong Kong boat captain has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of 39 people in a 2012 ferry collision, the city's worst maritime disaster in nearly four decades.

Jewellery giant branches into 'black gold'

2015-02-05 11:15

Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook group, owner of the world's biggest jewellery company, is making an unlikely foray into China's oil trading business.

Hong Kong police still hunting diamond heist teen

2015-01-26 17:51

Hong Kong police are on the hunt for a teenage girl who is said to have made off with a multimillion-dollar diamond necklace over the weekend.

Burberry hit by falling sales in Hong Kong

2015-01-14 17:50

A fall in sales in Hong Kong in the final quarter of 2014 could hit Burberry's full-year profitability, the British luxury brand says.

Macau prostitution ring busted, tycoon's nephew arrested

2015-01-13 10:21

Police in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau have busted a major prostitution ring and arrested more than 100 people, including the nephew of gaming tycoon Stanley Ho.

Mainland colonises Hong Kong economy

2015-01-04 11:30

As the mainland ponders how to contain demands for political change, its economic footprint in Hong Kong continues to expand.

Hong Kong culls 19 000 birds

2014-12-31 22:11

Hong Kong has culled thousands of chickens after the potentially deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in poultry imported from China.

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