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Milk tea or 'lai cha': the fuel for Hong Kong's engine

Hong Kong - Some cities are fuelled by coffee. In Hong Kong, it's milk tea that keeps things running - a potent nostalgia-infused caffeine hit, with fierce competition to brew the best in town.

Electric cars could replace 90 percent of current U.S. vehicles

A new study out of the U.S. has determined electric vehicles, with their current charging limitations, could replace and do an equal job to 90 percent of the gasoline-powered vehicles on the road in that country today.

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders escape jail on protest charges

Hong Kong - Three leaders of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" avoided jail Monday over 2014 pro-democracy protests as a court said political tension would not sway its judgement, in a city divided by Beijing's tightening grip.

Ex-Philippine leader meets senior China official to mend ties

Hong Kong - Former Philippine leader Fidel Ramos said Friday he had met with a senior Chinese official during a trip to Hong Kong aimed at improving ties between Manila and Beijing, with both sides working towards formal discussions.

British banker back in court over Hong Kong double murder

Hong Kong - A British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women who were found mutilated in his upscale Hong Kong apartment appeared at the High Court Thursday, ahead of his October trial.

China willing to reach 'understanding' with Vatican: cardinal

Hong Kong - The head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong has said the Chinese government is willing to reach an "understanding" with the Vatican over the contentious issue of the appointment of bishops.

Hong Kong student leader blasted in China govt video

Hong Kong - A key figure in Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" has been blasted as a US-backed agent intent on sowing dissent and discord in a new propaganda video from the Chinese government.

Anger as Hong Kong pro-independence leader barred from polls

Hong Kong - A high-profile Hong Kong pro-independence leader said Tuesday he had been barred from standing in upcoming parliamentary elections -- the latest candidate backing separation from mainland China to be disqualified.

Airport chaos after typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Hordes of angry passengers stranded after Typhoon Nida pummelled Hong Kong crowded the airport on Tuesday, desperately seeking flights as the city emerges from lockdown while the storm swept across southern China.

Pro-independence activist banned from Hong Kong elections

Hong Kong - A leading pro-independence politician was Saturday disqualified from standing in Hong Kong's upcoming legislative election, his party said.

Hong Kong 'milkshake murderer' in fresh court bid

Hong Kong - Dubbed the "milkshake murderer" for one of Hong Kong's most notorious crimes, American Nancy Kissel has lodged a fresh bid to reduce her life sentence for murdering her banker husband in 2003.

Hong Kong activists in court over new election rules

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists challenged controversial new election rules in court Wednesday after candidates for an upcoming vote were asked to sign a form saying the city is an "inalienable" part of China.

Hong Kong student leader pleads not guilty

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong student protester pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple criminal charges over a demonstration against a pro-Beijing figure, a day after the conviction of an "Umbrella Revolution" leader was blasted by rights activists.

Works by purged Chinese leader Zhao published in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A trove of newly published documents belonging to a purged Chinese leader has been launched at Hong Kong's book fair, despite fears Beijing is tightening freedom of expression in the city.

Hong Kong 'Umbrella Revolution' leader convicted for protests

Hong Kong - A key figure in Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' was convicted Thursday of participating in a protest that sparked mass pro-democracy rallies, in a prosecution blasted as a "chilling warning" by rights campaigners.

China warns independence candidates in Hong Kong election

Hong Kong - China warned Wednesday against Hong Kong pro-independence parties running in the city's upcoming elections as the movement gains traction among some young campaigners.

Publishers take on China at Hong Kong book fair

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's feisty publishing industry vowed to take on China by selling books critical of Beijing, despite the disappearances of five city booksellers, as a major annual book fair began Wednesday.

Hong Kong tycoon Thomas Kwok freed on bail

Hong Kong - Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok was granted bail Tuesday, clearing the path to appeal his graft conviction over a high-profile cash for favours scandal. Kwok was jailed in 2014 over a series of payments totaling HK$8.5 million (US$1.

Hong Kong takes aim at China for trash on beaches

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader blamed a huge rise in rubbish blighting the city's beaches on refuse washed ashore from the mainland, and pledged talks with Chinese authorities to stem the tide.

HK offers protection to bookseller after China warning

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police offered protection on Wednesday to a bookseller who was detained in China for eight months without access to a lawyer, as Beijing warned that he was violating his bail terms.
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