Hong Kong

Bomb-making materials seized by Hong Kong police

2020-03-08 19:30

A "bomb-making factory" in Hong Kong with 2.6 tons of chemicals was raided by police and 17 people arrested over a plot to force the city's government to close its border with mainland China.

Court declares Hong Kong's public housing ban for married gay couples unlawful

2020-03-04 17:57

Hong Kong's high court has ruled that married same-sex couples should be allowed to apply for public housing, overturning a government ban it said was unconstitutional.

Hong Kong Airlines to lay off 400 staff as virus hits city

2020-02-07 15:24

Hong Kong Airlines said Friday it has been forced to slash hundreds of jobs and ask remaining staff to take unpaid leave as the coronavirus outbreak compounds problems at the already-struggling firm.

OR Tambo a major hub for drug trafficking, says prison chaplain from Hong Kong

2020-01-31 07:21

Nearly 20% of people arrested in Hong Kong in 2018 and 2019 for possession of drugs, smuggled the substance via OR Tambo International Airport, according to Hong Kong prison chaplain John Wotherspoon.

Hong Kong protesters carry political demands into 2020

2019-12-31 22:29

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have held hands and formed human chains across the city, as they carried their months-long movement and its demands into 2020 with midnight countdown rallies and a massive march planned for New Year's Day.

2020: World rings in new year amid wildfires, protests

2019-12-31 19:43

Millions of people have begun ringing in the new year - and fresh decade - with fireworks, dancing and champagne, but Australia's celebrations were overshadowed by deadly wildfires while protests dampened the festive mood in Hong Kong and India.

China's Xi gives Hong Kong leader 'unwavering support'

2019-12-16 22:28

Chinese President Xi Jinping told beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday that she had Beijing's "unwavering support" after another huge pro-democracy rally earlier this month and her government's thrashing at recent local elections.

WATCH | 'This is not over': Hong Kong protesters return to the streets

2019-12-01 11:28

Protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, ending a brief election lull and demanding the government make concessions a week after pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory.

Hong Kongers flock to polls as democracy camp seeks to send message

2019-11-24 11:46

Hong Kong's people turned out in force on Sunday to cast ballots in local council elections that the city's pro-democracy movement hopes will add pressure on the Beijing-backed government to heed their demands.

Anger, guilt stir Hong Kong's white collar rebels

2019-11-15 20:08

Driven by anger at the authorities' response to massive protests - and guilt that the burden of defending democracy has fallen on the city's youth - a white collar rebellion is rippling out across Hong Kong.


Pet dog infected with Covid-19, Hong Kong authorities confirm

2020-03-04 18:45

The pet dog of a coronavirus patient in Hong Kong has been confirmed to be infected with the disease, in a likely case of human-to-animal transmission, authorities say.

Hong Kong to give big cash handouts as economy reels from virus

2020-02-26 19:33

Hong Kong's government says it will give a $1 280 handout to every permanent resident in a bid to jump-start an economy in recession after months of protests and hit further by the coronavirus outbreak.

Hong Kong reports first coronavirus death, second outside mainland China

2020-02-04 09:42

Hong Kong has become the second place outside mainland China to report the death of a coronavirus patient as restrictions on movement were imposed on two more cities far from the epicentre.

In a blow for Beijing, Taiwan's Tsai gets re-elected in decisive win

2020-01-11 22:15

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen wins a landslide election victory as voters re-elect her, delivering a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female leader a second term.

Police fire tear gas as Hong Kong rings in New Year

2019-12-31 22:00

Hong Kong police fired tear gas a few minutes into 2020 as pro-democracy protesters took their movement into the new year with midnight countdown rallies and a massive march planned for January 1.

OPINION: Hong Kong protests not about democracy, but weakening its economy

2019-12-19 15:48

The people of Hong Kong, like the people of so many developing countries, would be fooled to think that they have an ally in the United States, under a Democratic or Republic administration, writes Wesley Seale.

Hong Kong leader Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home

2019-12-14 10:31

During her four-day visit, Lam is due to discuss the political and economic situation in Hong Kong with President Xi.

Hong Kong set for fresh weekend protests as police end university siege

2019-11-29 14:25

Hong Kong police on Friday ended their two-week siege of a university campus that became a battleground with pro-democracy protesters, as activists vowed to hold fresh rallies and strikes in the coming days.

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

2019-11-19 20:51

China has insisted it alone holds the authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemns a decision by the city's high court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters.

Man, 70, dies after being hit by brick in Hong Kong protest clashes: hospital

2019-11-14 22:00

A 70-year-old Hong Kong man has died after he was hit by a brick during clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters, a hospital says.

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