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

Hong Kong | Elite’s mistresses, gangsters unveiled in graft trial

  Hong Kong’s highest-profile corruption trial opened the door on a world of fine wine, race horses and mistresses – exposing cozy ties between government and big business as protesters demanding

Hong Kong | Mainland media says protesters are foreign puppets

China’s media is ratcheting up the rhetoric against Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, saying protesters risk becoming foreign puppets. In an editorial yesterday in the English-language daily Global Times, the paper linked

HONG KONG | Students, officials talk but don’t agree

Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little yesterday as the city’s Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped

Hong Kong | Who leaked about Leung? Faceoff runs from chainsaws to whispers

The battle for Hong Kong’s future is being fought with bamboo barricades and bags of dirty tricks. Like in the pages of an airport thriller, potentially embarrassing tip offs are being

Hong Kong | Police battle protesters to regain control of key road

Hong Kong police said they would investigate a complaint alleging officers beat a pro-democracy protester during clashes early yesterday morning over control of a key road. Ken Tsang, a member of

Hong Kong Leung says ‘zero chance’ Beijing will back down

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying said there is “zero chance” China will change its decision to vet candidates in elections for the city’s top position, and that he won’t resign

HONG KONG | Protests reveal unease over unique identity

By road, the little apartments are nearly an hour from central Hong Kong and the protests that have swept through it. Twice that long if you take the subway, which

HONG KONG | Protest leaders may walk away from talks

Hong Kong protest leaders said they will consider pulling out of discussions should the government continue to ignore their key political demands. The government’s decision to base formal talks on the

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