Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader’s annual address

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam barely got a few words out yesterday before pro-democracy lawmakers forced her to stop talking. Calling her “the mother of the mafia police,” yelling pro-democracy lawmakers

US backs three bills to support HK protesters

Hong Kong’s leader expressed “frustration and disappointment and regret” yesterday over steps by the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protesters in the territory and warns they’ll hurt American companies operating

The Buzz | Hong Kong protest organizer attacked with hammers

Organizers of some of the giant demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong say one of their leading activists has been attacked by assailants with hammers, leaving him bloody

HK leader vows to address housing crunch in speech

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pledged measures to address the city’s notorious housing shortage, as she prepared to deliver her annual policy address despite concerns about

HKMA cuts banks’ capital buffers as outlook worsens

Hong Kong took measures on Monday to help banks put more money in the hands of local businesses in a move to shore up the city’s

Hong Kong under ‘de facto curfew’ as subway stations shut early

Hong Kong’s subway system has closed early for more than a week, effectively cutting off the main mode of transportation for millions of residents. Many are now

Trust depleted, Hong Kong is now a city divided

As a police van sped past them, the 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter raised their fists, pointed their thumbs very deliberately down and yelled, “Triads!” That silver-haired women in Hong

Hong Kong Officer slashed in neck as violence continues

A Hong Kong police officer was slashed in the neck by a protester as clashes continued following an escalation of violence earlier this month in demonstrations that began in June. Demonstrators

Hong Kong | ‘Be water:’ Police swoop as protests shift tactics

Police chase a protester in Hong Kong yesterday Tearing a page out of ancient Chinese military philosophy, black-clad protesters in Hong Kong changed tactics and wreaked havoc

Briefs | HK protests have caused 100 restaurants to close

About 100 Hong Kong restaurants have shut down because of the months-long protests in the city, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said in a blog post yesterday. Around 2,000

HK is sinking into a recession with no recovery in sight

Hong Kong is facing its first recession since the global financial crisis, with little prospect of an immediate recovery as the city confronts its most

Family office advisers see interest in leaving Hong Kong

Service providers to some of Asia’s wealthiest families say they are fielding a rising number of calls about shifting away from Hong Kong, with some already moving

Apple pulls app that tracks HK police activity

Apple Inc. has pulled the plug on an app that shows police activity in Hong Kong, reversing course yet again as violent pro-democracy protests wrack the city.

Kowtow summer for business | Gamers call for Blizzard boycott after Hong Kong player banned

Activision Blizzard Inc. is facing a fierce backlash and calls for a boycott after a unit of the American game company punished a player for

People’s Daily blasts Apple over app, protesters’ song

The Communist Party’s flagship newspaper criticized Apple Inc’s decision to approve an app that shows police activity in Hong Kong and to allow its iTunes store to

Crowds flood Hong Kong court to support jailed activist appeal

Hundreds of protesters flooded a Hong Kong court to support the appeals case of a jailed activist yesterday as the city continued to clean up from a

Briefs | Guangzhou: Bangladesh bank opens first office on Chinese mainland

Bangladesh’s Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) has opened its first representative office on the Chinese mainland, choosing the southern city of Guangzhou. Guangzhou is a city of great economic

Carrie Lam vows to stop Hong Kong’s ‘limitless and lawless’ violence

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said her government could handle growing violence without a military intervention by Beijing, but didn’t rule out seeking China’s help or

HKEX abandons bid for London stock exchange

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. abruptly dropped its 29.6 billion-pound ($36.4 billion) unsolicited takeover bid for London Stock Exchange Group Plc after a sharp rebuke

Blizzard bans gamer on HK protest support

A unit of Activision Blizzard Inc. has punished a player for expressing support for Hong Kong’s protest movement, the latest example of a U.S. company attempting to

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