Hong Kong

City of lights dimming

2015-09-02 20:55

Hong Kong's famous city lights are being targeted as the city strives for more sustainable energy consumption.

Hong Kong stocks fall, China worries mount

2015-08-19 13:45

Hong Kong shares have finished lower for the fourth straight day, as investor confidence was subdued by a stream of gloomy news about China's economy.

HK shares end at 1-month low on yuan concerns

2015-08-17 10:30

Hong Kong's key share index has fallen to a more than one-month low, ignoring a firmer close in Chinese stocks, on fears of further depreciation in the yuan.

Cops raid Uber's Hong Kong HQ, 5 arrested

2015-08-13 08:57

Hong Kong is the latest city to be face legal issues and police have raided the city's offices of taxi-hailing service Uber and arresting five drivers.

Hong Kong swelters on hottest day in history

2015-08-08 17:34

Hong Kong has recorded its hottest day since authorities began taking temperature readings 130 years ago, due to the influence of a nearby typhoon.

Hong Kong giant panda Jia Jia becomes oldest ever

2015-07-28 10:51

It may not be considered a landmark birthday for humans, but turning 37 made Hong Kong's Jia Jia the oldest-ever giant panda in captivity, and she celebrated in style.

Hitmen 'offered $13 000' for attack on Hong Kong journalist

2015-07-22 15:19

Two men charged with a savage knife attack on the former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper were offered $13 000 each to carry out the hit, prosecutors say, as they pleaded not guilty.

Hong Kong ivory trade 'major threat' to elephant survival

2015-07-16 14:42

Rampant illegal trading in ivory in Hong Kong is pushing elephants towards extinction, conservationists say, reporting more ivory items on sale there than in any other city.

Hong Kong panda bears down on world record

2015-07-12 18:09

The oldest giant panda living in captivity is set to challenge the world record for the animals' longevity, with her age said to put her on par with a human centenarian.

Chinese journalist freed after 9 month detention

2015-07-10 14:25

A Chinese journalist detained for nine months after helping a German magazine report on democracy protests in Hong Kong has been released, she tells AFP, though associates say her lawyer is being held.


Rare grey pearls to fetch up to $7m in Hong Kong

2015-08-28 14:26

A rare grey pearl necklace that once belonged to a British aristocrat is expected to fetch up to $7m when it goes under the hammer in Hong Kong, Sotheby's say.

Hong Kong shares end at six-week low

2015-08-18 11:30

Hong Kong's key share index has fallen to its lowest level in six weeks, dragged down by a sharp plunge in China stocks.

2 found guilty of Hong Kong journalist attack

2015-08-13 14:41

Two men have been found guilty of a savage knife attack on a journalist in Hong Kong that intensified fears over press freedom in the city.

Hong Kong shares end mixed

2015-08-10 10:54

Hong Kong shares haved ended mixed, with disappointing China economic data and the growing prospects of a US interest rate hike weighing on blue chips.

World's first ant map launched in Hong Kong

2015-08-06 19:02

The world's first ever ant map showing the distribution of the tiny industrious creatures around the globe has been launched by the University of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks fall after China data

2015-07-24 12:06

Hong Kong and stocks have fallen 1.06% following another Wall Street sell-off and after worse-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data.

Hong Kong 'bomb' suspects denied bail

2015-07-22 10:26

Four suspects charged over an alleged bomb plot in Hong Kong have been denied bail in a case which has been met with scepticism by pro-democracy campaigners.

Hong Kong stocks bounce, China gains

2015-07-16 10:30

Hong Kong stocks have risen, snapping two days of declines, as investors tracked a rebound in the volatile China indices and awaited further developments in Greece.

Hong Kong journalists faced 'unprecedented' assaults

2015-07-12 14:21

Hong Kong's journalists have faced an "unprecedented" number of assaults last year as political tensions surged during a massive pro-democracy movement in the city, a press freedom watchdog says.

Hong Kong braces as typhoon approaches

2015-07-09 09:22

Three typhoons are swirling off the coasts of China and Japan with the first set to directly hit Hong Kong as the city of seven million battened down for the storm.

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