Hong Kong

Boy or girl? Hong Kong at centre of banned China gender test

2019-05-22 18:52

Shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland's ban on gender testing, an AFP investigation has found.

‘We’re still in the dark about what’s going on’ – Pretoria woman after husband’s shock arrest in Hong Kong

2019-04-26 09:00

She doesn’t know how to tell their children where their father is, says the wife of one of the two men who’ve been held in Hong Kong for the past three weeks.

Could a R29m rhino horn haul in Hong Kong have come from the Kruger National Park?

2019-04-10 17:57

The Kruger National Park's anti-poaching task team is investigating possible links between the poaching of rhino in the world-renowned nature reserve and a consignment of horns that customs officials in Hong Kong recently confiscated.

Hong Kong customs seizes $13m worth cocaine haul

2019-04-04 20:10

Hong Kong customs agents have seized a massive haul of cocaine with an estimated street value of $13m and arrested one suspect.

Hong Kong customs seize rhino horn worth R14m en route from Joburg to Vietnam

2019-02-15 13:58

Hong Kong customs have seized a record 40kg of rhino horns worth around (R14m) that were on their way from South Africa to Vietnam, the latest bust for authorities trying to crack down on the illegal trade of endangered species through the Chinese territory.

Asian markets in retreat after week-long rally

2019-01-14 08:01

Hong Kong led a sell-off across Asian markets Monday as profit-takers moved in following a six-day rally, while traders look ahead to the release of corporate earnings.

Asia's stocks post worst start to year since 2016

2019-01-02 09:17

Wednesday’s plunge, which is the worst start to the year in three, has one culprit: China’s factory conditions slumped in December.

Hong Kong sets worst annual loss in years, joining global stocks

2018-12-31 08:02

Hostage to everything from the US-China trade dispute, a global tech sell-off and interest rate hikes, this has been one of the toughest years for Hong Kong stocks.

Hong Kong office rents 60% higher than in New York - but Jo'burg is best of the bunch

2018-12-08 17:00

Hong Kong’s Central area has taken the prize for the world’s most expensive premium office rents for a fourth year running, but Johannesburg is the best value for money, according to global real estate consultant JLL.

Cathay Pacific non-stop flight from CT to HK offers business, leisure opportunities

2018-11-15 15:46

The new Cathay Pacific route between Cape Town and Hong Kong brings more opportunities for business, investment, travel and trade, says Wesgro CEO Tim Harris.


Tesla catches fire in Hong Kong parking lot, Times says

2019-05-14 22:00

The Tesla Model S had been been parked in San Po Kong Plaza for about half an hour on Sunday before the battery started emit to smoke and flames appeared, according to the report.

WATCH: Hong Kong to build artificial islands in massive land reclamation project

2019-04-24 22:17

Hong Kong has announced plans to spend $79 billion to construct one of the world's largest artificial island projects.

9 leaders of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests found guilty

2019-04-10 06:50

A Hong Kong court has found nine leaders of 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations guilty on public nuisance and other charges.

Millennials spend $28 million on Simpsons art at Hong Kong auction

2019-04-02 07:38

Millennials snapped up $28m worth of art inspired by the Simpsons, along with skateboarding shoes and cans of spray paint at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong, as a new generation of collectors comes of age.

WATCH: Artist makes sculptures for daughter from Ferrero Rocher wrappers

2019-01-22 17:56

These amazing sculptures are made from Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers.

Asia markets rally after Wall St surge as US-China trade talks begin

2019-01-07 08:18

Asian markets rallied Monday after a blockbuster performance on Wall Street as US jobs data beat forecasts and the head of the Federal Reserve hinted at a slower pace of interest rate hikes.

Hong Kong leads Asia markets down as 2019 starts on sour note

2019-01-02 08:16

Asian markets sank Wednesday, starting the new year by extending a slide that made 2018 the worst in a decade, with investors jolted by data reinforcing weakness in China's economy.

Sexual harassment in the sky: Hong Kong flight attendants fight back

2018-12-10 06:23

Immaculate-looking flight attendants who appear unruffled by the demands of a life spent in the air are part of the slick image sold by carriers - but Hong Kong-based workers are increasingly hitting back against sexual harassment.

Hong Kong rattled as 5.7 quake hits off Taiwan

2018-11-26 10:13

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Taiwan, the US Geological Survey said, and was felt hundreds of kilometres away in Hong Kong.

WATCH: China's president launches Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

2018-10-23 09:06

China's President Xi Jinping has launched the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories.

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