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Hong Kong democracy protester given five weeks for police assault

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was sentenced to five weeks in prison Monday after he was found guilty of assaulting and resisting officers during mass rallies in 2014 when he splashed liquid on police.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protester guilty of assaulting police

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who was allegedly beaten by police in an attack captured by television cameras and beamed around the world was found guilty Thursday of assaulting and resisting police officers.

Hongkongers pooh-pooh waste treatment plant, despite free spa

Hong Kong - It is billed as a groundbreaking way to deal with Hong Kong's human waste, and even includes an onsite spa free to residents, but a new eco-friendly sludge treatment plant has not washed with some locals.

Daughter of missing Hong Kong bookseller calls for U.S. help

Hong Kong - The daughter of one of five Hong Kong booksellers who went missing late last year has called on US authorities to help end her father's "unofficial and illegal" detention in China.

Hong Kong protesters detained after bid to stop China official

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong was among five protesters detained Thursday after they ran onto a motorway to intercept the motorcade of a top Chinese official during a highly-charged visit to the city.

U.S. dispute with Beijing over South China Sea islands heats up

Beijing - Tensions between the United States and China worsened last week after the U.S. Navy sent a warship past disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Top China official says Hong Kong autonomy will be preserved

Hong Kong - A top Chinese official said Hong Kong can have "peace of mind" that its autonomy will be preserved, but hit out at independence activists during a highly-charged visit that sparked protests Wednesday.

Top China official promises to 'listen' to Hong Kong

Hong Kong - One of China's most powerful officials said he would listen to political demands from Hongkongers in a conciliatory start to a visit Tuesday that has stirred anger in a city resentful of Beijing's tightening grip.

Top China official visit stirs anger in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - One of China's most powerful officials lands in Hong Kong Tuesday in an attempt to build bridges in the divided city, but the trip has already stirred anger among opponents.

Pavement glued down in Hong Kong for China official visit

Hong Kong - Paving stones in central Hong Kong have been glued down to prevent protesters using them as missiles, as authorities roll out elaborate security measures ahead of a high-level Chinese visit that could stoke resentment over mainland rule.

Verdicts loom for Hong Kong student leader Wong

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was in court Friday for the last day of a trial over pro-democracy protests, as he faces two imminent verdicts and a possible prison sentence.

Hong Kong remains world’s most connected place

Hong Kong remains the most connected place in the world, according to a recent study conducted by the GfK Connected Consumer Index.

Hong Kong horse racing bets on party image as belts tighten

Hong Kong - Tracks and betting shops overflow twice a week in Hong Kong thanks to the city's enduring horse racing tradition -- with crowds of tourists and expats going along for the ride.

Hong Kong independence 'inevitable' says campaign leader

Hong Kong - For the majority of Hong Kongers, the notion of breaking away from mainland China is far-fetched -- but pro-independence leader Andy Chan insists it can become a reality as fears grow Beijing is tightening its grip.

Hundreds protest over sacking of Hong Kong editor

Hong Kong - Hundreds of protesters gathered Monday outside the headquarters of a Hong Kong newspaper where a respected editor was recently sacked after publishing a front-page story linked to the Panama Papers leak.

Hong Kong's working poor choose streets over dismal housing

Hong Kong - A plastic sheet, a blanket, a sleeping bag: a makeshift bed laid out in the shadow of towering apartment blocks by a man who would rather be homeless than cooped up in Hong Kong's cramped and overpriced housing units.

7.0-magnitude quake hits Vanuatu, tsunami warning issued: USGS

Hong Kong - A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu early Friday, the United States Geological Survey said, with a tsunami warning issued.The quake, which occurred at a depth of 35 kilometres (21 miles) was originally measured at 7.

Groups petitioning Canada's government to ban asbestos

While asbestos has been banned in several countries, some for decades, it is not banned in many others, including Canada. A group of national union officials held a press conference in Ottawa this week to seek a ban.

Op-Ed: Brexit — A history of British exits does not bode well

London - Britain has a unique history of exiting from successes. The nation started the 20th century as a super power with a global empire, and wound up as a sort of irrelevant automatic teller machine. A Brexit could greatly enhance that role.

New fears for press freedoms as Hong Kong editor sacked

Hong Kong - The sacking of a respected Hong Kong newspaper editor triggered a furious backlash from journalists and pro-democracy campaigners Wednesday, in what was seen as the latest blow to press freedoms in the city.
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