Hong Kong

Hong Kong culls thousands of birds over avian flu scare

2016-06-07 11:34

Hong Kong has culled 4 500 birds after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in a chicken at a local market.

Daughter seeks US help over missing Hong Kong publisher

2016-05-25 10:28

The daughter of a Hong Kong-based publisher believed abducted by Chinese authorities eight months ago has appeared before a US congressional commission urging Washington's help to win his release.

Top China official says Hong Kong autonomy will stay

2016-05-18 21:02

A top Chinese official says Hong Kong can have 'peace of mind' that its autonomy will be preserved, but hit out at independence activists.

Hong Kong teen forms new political party

2016-04-10 22:49

Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong's new political party plans to field candidates in an upcoming election.

US 'killer' agrees to extradition from HK

2016-01-25 19:39

A Chinese man arrested in Hong Kong in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews in California has told a court he won't fight extradition to the United States

Intimidation fears in missing booksellers' case

2016-01-05 13:32

The wife of one of the missing Hong Kong booksellers feared detained by Chinese authorities has retracted her report to police.

Kidnapped Hong Kong tycoon rescued in Taiwan

2015-10-28 12:10

A kidnapped Hong Kong tycoon has been freed in a dramatic rescue after he was held captive for more than a month by criminals who demanded a $9m ransom, Taiwan authorities have said.

Cathay Pacific reroutes flights due to Russian missile risk

2015-10-14 21:27

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific is rerouting flights away from Iran and the Caspian Sea, as Russia intensifies its missile attacks on ISIS militants in Syria, a report says.

'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.


Diamond-encrusted handbag sold for $300 000, a world record

2016-05-31 11:20

A diamond-encrusted crocodile-skin Hermes handbag with white gold details has broken the record for the world's most expensive ever sold at auction, fetching nearly $300 000 at a Hong Kong sale.

Hong Kong roof collapse injures three at university

2016-05-20 12:05

The roof of a building at Hong Kong's City University collapsed, injuring three people, officials say, sparking panic among eyewitnesses who said it sounded like an explosion had gone off.

Hong Kong protests as top China official visits

2016-05-18 09:08

Protesters have gathered in Hong Kong, calling for universal suffrage and an end to arrests of activists in China as a top Beijing official visits the city.

Hong Kong Lunar New Year celebrations erupt in violence

2016-02-09 12:09

Riot police use batons to quell clashes after illegal hawkers mount "fishball revolution" in popular market.

Hong Kong move to ban ivory trade welcomed

2016-01-14 20:20

A pledge by Hong Kong to ban its ivory trade has been welcomed by conservationists.

Hong Kong 'very worried' over missing booksellers

2016-01-04 13:23

Hong Kong's leader says he is "very concerned" over the disappearance of five booksellers known for publications critical of the Chinese government.

Macau high-speed ferry accident leaves more than 120 hurt

2015-10-26 08:10

Authorities in Hong Kong say more than 120 people have been injured when a high-speed ferry coming from the Asian gambling hub of Macau slammed into an object in the water.

Hong Kong photographer to face Thai trial over flak jacket

2015-10-12 11:07

A Hong Kong photographer detained for carrying a bullet proof jacket and helmet in Thailand will face trial after pleading not guilty to a weapons possession charge.

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.

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