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New wave of leaders step into breach for jailed Hong Kong democracy activists

Hong Kong - The jailing of Hong Kong's best-known democracy activists has pushed a new wave of young leaders to take the helm as they seek to keep the movement's message alive.

AFP launches 2017 Kate Webb Prize for Asian journalists

Hong Kong - Agence France-Presse on Friday launched the 2017 Kate Webb Prize to recognise exceptional Asian journalists doing difficult and dangerous work across the region.

Anti-racism protesters greet ex-Trump aide Bannon in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Activists gathered in central Hong Kong Tuesday to protest the visit of US President Donald Trump's former top strategist Steve Bannon, chanting "Nazis are not welcome here!" as they donned cartoon Trump masks.

New wave of leaders step into breach for jailed Hong Kong democracy activists

Hong Kong - The jailing of Hong Kong's best-known democracy activists has pushed a new wave of young leaders to take the helm as they seek to keep the movement's message alive.

Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row

Hong Kong - Hong Kong students have accused their universities of suppressing freedom of speech after banners and signs calling for the city's independence from China were taken down from campuses.

Tales of murder and suffering in Hong Kong ivory ban debate

Hong Kong - A Kenyan park ranger who said his closest friend was shot dead while protecting elephants urged Hong Kong not to compensate the city's ivory traders in an emotive speech to lawmakers on Wednesday.

Hong Kong radio replaces BBC with Chinese programming

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's public radio station has replaced its 24-hour BBC World Service broadcast with Chinese state-run programming, in a move the British broadcaster called "disappointing" as concerns grow over Beijing's influence on the semi-autonomous city.

Asian traders cautious after sell-off as N. Korea tensions linger

Hong Kong - Asian markets struggled on Tuesday while the safe-haven yen and gold held gains as traders fret over North Korea's nuclear test at the weekend, which prompted warnings of US military action.

Yen rallies, stocks sink as N.Korea fires missile over Japan

Hong Kong - The yen rallied on Tuesday and Asian equity markets sank after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, ratcheting up geopolitical tensions in the region.

Second storm hits Hong Kong and Macau amid typhoon recovery

Hong Kong - A powerful storm lashed Hong Kong and Macau on Sunday, just days after a punishing typhoon swept through the region and claimed at least 18 lives.

Four dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died.

The eye of the storm: Hong Kong's all-powerful observatory

Hong Kong - As Hong Kong battens down for Typhoon Hato, weather-obsessed residents are glued to updates from the historic observatory which has the power to shut down the city with a signal.

Hong Kong raises highest warning for Severe Typhoon Hato

Hong Kong - Hong Kong raised its highest storm warning Wednesday as Severe Typhoon Hato brought the city to a standstill, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights as heavy rain and winds pummelled the territory.

Mass flight cancellations in Hong Kong as Typhoon Hato approaches

Hong Kong - Widespread flight cancellations were set to bring chaos to Hong Kong's busy international airport as Typhoon Hato churns towards the city Tuesday.

Jailed Hong Kong activist Wong back in court

Hong Kong - With hair newly shaven in accordance with Hong Kong prison rules, jailed pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was in court again Tuesday on more protest-related charges.

Jailed Hong Kong activist Wong back in court

Hong Kong - With hair newly shaven in accordance with Hong Kong prison rules, jailed pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was in court again Tuesday on more protest-related charges.

Hong Kong leader defends jailing of activists

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader Monday defended a court's decision to jail three leading democracy activists including Joshua Wong after the move triggered international criticism and a major protest march.

Crowds rally in Hong Kong after activists jailed

Hong Kong - Thousands of supporters of three jailed young democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong Sunday to protest their sentences.

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

Hong Kong - It's 2050 and the world revolves around you.From the contents of your fridge to room temperature -- digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room.

Hong Kong activists fear more jailings after Wong imprisoned

Hong Kong - Hong Kong democracy campaigners raised fears Friday that they too would be jailed after the city's Beijing-backed government succeeded in putting Joshua Wong and two other prominent young activists behind bars.
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