Hong Kong latest: Protester shot at close range by police in hospital

HONG KONG — In a fearsome escalation of violence, Hong Kong police shot a protester at close range in the chest today (Tuesday), leaving the teenager bleeding and howling on

Hong Kong latest: Fierce clashes left one injured by live fire

HONG KONG — Fierce clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police broke out in multiple parts of Hong Kong today (Tuesday) in the most widespread violence challenging Chinese rule as its

Pro-democracy rallies hit Hong Kong on China’s National Day

Hong Kong - Tens of thousands of black-clad protesters marched in Hong Kong today (Tuesday) in multiple pro-democracy rallies urging China's Communist Party to "return power to the people" as

Editorial | Be bold to live

The secret of enjoying life to the full is to “get out of the comfort zone,” Jolian, a young Macau entrepreneur and skater told the Times yesterday in a captivating

More than 20 charged with rioting appear in Hong Kong court

HONG KONG — Charges were read today (Wednesday) against more than 20 Hong Kong protesters who have been accused of rioting — the most serious charge brought since mass demonstrations

Typhoon Wipha: Classes canceled, workers head home as storm hits Hong Kong

School classes in Hong Kong were canceled and workers advised to head home early as Tropical Storm Wipha swept by south of the city today (Wednesday), bringing heavy rain and

Mallet: Britain expresses concern over Hong Kong speech rights

Britain has expressed concern over freedom of speech in its former colony Hong Kong after authorities refused to renew the work visa of a senior editor of the Financial Times. A

Hong Kong: Police arrest two disqualified lawmakers

Authorities arrested Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching today morning. They were questioned at a police station for several hours before being released on bail of HKD3,000 each. They told reporters

Beijing to intervene in Hong Kong lawmaker oath dispute, silent protest on the way

Beijing plans to intervene in a political dispute over two young, newly elected separatist lawmakers being fought in the city's courts, in a rare move that is stoking fears

Hong Kong students split from Tiananmen anniversary vigil

HONG KONG (AP) — While Hong Kongers crammed into a park today (Saturday) to remember the victims of China's bloody crackdown on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square 27 years ago,

Jewels of Italy showcase in Hong Kong: The craft of beauty by Italian jewelers

"Jewelry has a long tradition in the Italian aesthetic culture; its name represents quality, style, creativity, technology and above all the pursuit of elegance, glamor and artistry," Italian trade commissioner

HONG KONG | Thousands march for democracy  in first rally since December

Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong’s streets yesterday in the first major rally since mass protests ended last year. Chanting “No fake universal suffrage. I want genuine universal suffrage,”

Hong Kong | Industrial Bank employee said to fall to his death

A man who fell to his death at an office building located in Hong Kong’s business district was an Industrial Bank Co. employee, according to people with knowledge of the

Hong Kong | City falls out of top 30 most-livable cities

The city’s livability ranking fell 16 spots to the 33rd, one of the steepest slides in the survey, while another Asian financial hub, Singapore, topped the list for the 16th

Hong Kong | Gov’t warns public to avoid outdoors as pollution soars

The pollution index reached 10+ at monitors in Central, Mong Kok and Causeway Bay, the city’s main business and entertainment districts, at 5:00 p.m. local time, according to the Environmental

Hong Kong | Army creates cadets modeled after PLA, China Daily says

Hong Kong inaugurated a student cadet group that will practice Chinese army foot drills and wear similar uniforms, as almost three months of pro-democracy protests led to increased scrutiny of

Hong Kong | Pro-democracy tycoon’s home, business attacked

  Hong Kong police are investigating after small firebombs were thrown at the home and business of a pro-democracy media magnate in an apparent intimidation attempt. Surveillance video showed a car backing

Hong Kong | Pro-democracy lawmakers walk out of LegCo

  Pro-democracy legislators walked out of the much-awaited start of a debate on democratic reforms in Hong Kong yesterday to protest the government's intention to stick with a plan to screen

Hong Kong | CY Leung cancels town hall meetings on Occupy

Hong Kong’s government canceled the chief executive’s town hall meetings for the first time over concerns about potential public unrest spurred by pro-democracy protests that ended last month. Leung Chun-ying’s meet-the-­people

Hong Kong | Billionaire Kwok jailed 5 years for corrupting official

Billionaire Thomas Kwok, the former Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. co-chairman, was sentenced to five years in jail and fined HK$500,000 (USD64,460) for conspiring to corrupt Hong Kong’s No. 2

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