Hong Kong

'Most valuable art collection ever' on show in Hong Kong

2015-10-02 11:02

Masterpieces belonging to controversial former Sotheby's owner A Alfred Taubman went on show in Hong Kong, touted as the most valuable private collection ever offered at auction.

Paedophile on run from UK police arrested in Hong Kong

2015-09-26 08:37

A paedophile on the run from British police have appeared in court in Hong Kong after being arrested on an extradition request, reports and police say.

Poor pregnant Chinese woman jailed for diamond heist

2015-09-23 14:00

A pregnant woman from mainland China has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for stealing a diamond worth $71 000 at an international jewellery festival.

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 marks peaceful anniversary of street protests

2015-09-28 16:32

Babies, dogs, painters and priests have joined thousands of peaceful protesters in Hong Kong marking the anniversary of last year's pro-democracy demonstrations.

Panic as wing catches fire on Cathay Pacific flight

2015-09-25 07:51

A Cathay Pacific flight from Australia to Hong Kong has been diverted to Indonesia due to an engine fault that a passenger says sent flame streaming from a wing and caused panic on board.

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.

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