HSBC walks tricky political tightrope between HK and Beijing

The two bronze lion statues standing guard over HSBC Holdings Plc’s main offices in Hong Kong still bear the marks of an attack by protesters, who last week daubed them

China names new HK liaison head

China replaced its top liaison official for Hong Kong, signaling Beijing’s growing frustration with pro-democracy protests that have dragged on for months. Luo Huining will take

Hong Kong | Retail sales weaken again as tourism plunges

Hong Kong’s retail sales posted another double-digit decline in November as visitor arrivals to the financial center plunged. Retail sales by value retreated 23.6% in the

Hong Kong | HKD surges to strongest since 2017 as shorts unwind

The Hong Kong dollar advanced to its strongest level since April 2017, as traders unwound short positions on expectations that borrowing costs will rise amid seasonal demand

Hundreds of thousands pack HK streets in New Year’s rally

Hundreds of thousands of people packed Hong Kong streets for an annual New Year’s Day protest march as the months-long pro-democracy movement extended into 2020. At the fringes, further violence was

Hong Kong | Iconic HSBC lions caught in protests’ crosshairs

Experts in Hong Kong could be facing a dilemma unseen in more than six months of protests: How to clean a pair of iconic bronze lion statues that have stood

Xi defends HK model after restive year

President Xi Jinping used his New Year’s Eve address to defend China’s system for running Hong Kong, in an unusually high-profile acknowledgment of the Asian financial center’s political turmoil. The Chinese

Major HK developer donates land to mitigate housing crisis

Wheelock Properties Ltd. announced plans to donate several plots of land to charity for social housing in Hong Kong, following in the footsteps of fellow developers as anti-government protests continue

Hong Kong | Gov’t to roll out latest measures to support SMEs

The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will implement new measures to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) starting January 1, including a face-to-face service and enhancements to

Briefs | Greater Bay musicians to present joint New Year concert

Several hundred musicians from China’s Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area will jointly present a New Year concert, according to the event’s host the China Media Group. The show will include

HK economy expected to shrink in fourth quarter

Hong Kong’s economy is set to contract in the fourth quarter as the city reels from six months of violent social unrest, the financial chief said

Hong Kong | Protesters demand mainland Chinese traders leave

Police fought with protesters who marched through a Hong Kong shopping mall Saturday demanding mainland Chinese traders leave the territory in a fresh weekend of anti-government

Zhuhai industrial park helps promote traditional Chinese medicine

An industrial park for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) jointly built by Guangdong Province and Macau is exploring ways to promote traditional Chinese medicine in Portuguese-speaking countries,

Guangzhou sees growth in foreign trade

The foreign trade container throughput in Guangzhou Port, the provincial capital of Guangdong increased by 10.77% year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2019, according to the

Briefs | Arsonist executed over ktv fire

An arsonist who set a fire in a KTV bar in Guangdong Province that killed 18 people was executed on Tuesday. The death sentence of Liu Chunlu has been reviewed

Guangzhou scientists find huge meteor crater in northeast China

A team of Chinese scientists, led by the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has discovered a meteor crater with a diameter of 1,850 meters and

HK residents eye homes overseas as protests drag on

Residents of Hong Kong are hunting for homes all over the world as tense anti-government protests look set to drag into the new year. Real estate brokers from Australia to Canada

Hong Kong | Malls targeted by protesters during Christmas break

Hong Kong’s shopping malls have become a flash point for protests during the Christmas holiday. Pro-democracy demonstrations have been called for the afternoon of Boxing Day at shopping centers in areas

Crime gangs prey on Hong Kong protests

The Hong Kong seller of luxury watches looked on in horror as masked men wielding the biggest sledgehammer he’d ever seen smashed through the door

Hong Kong | Police arrest man, seize gun ‘he was hoping to use’

Hong Kong police arrested a 19-year-old after coming under fire Friday night, and also seized a semi-automatic rifle they say the man planned to use at a public

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