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Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary

Hong Kong - Divided by age, wealth and politics, the people of Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer from Britain back to China with contrasting emotions: anger and pessimism, pride and celebration.

Snowden lashes out at Hong Kong for rejecting refugees

Hong Kong - Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden hit back at the Hong Kong government Thursday for rejecting the protection bids of a group of refugees who sheltered him while he was hiding out in the city.

Tencent net profits up 58% in Q1 to beat estimates

Hong Kong - Chinese technology giant Tencent on Wednesday reported first quarter results which exceeded expectations, helped by robust revenues from its hit mobile games.Its overall revenue jumped 55 percent to 49.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer

Hong Kong - A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city's authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday.

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomware

Hong Kong - A cybersecurity researcher appears to have discovered a "kill switch" that can prevent the spread of the WannaCry ransomware -- for now -- that has caused the cyberattacks wreaking havoc globally, they told AFP Saturday.

Hong Kong firm snaps up London skyscraper in $1.47bn deal

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong property developer has confirmed the near completion of its almost $1.5 billion purchase of London's "Cheesegrater" tower, as it takes advantage of the pound's slump to snap up addresses in the British capital.

World's only Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong

Hong Kong - The world's first museum dedicated to China's Tiananmen Square crackdown will once again open its doors in Hong Kong after a months-long closure as the city prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Beijing.

Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Nine democracy protesters were arrested in Hong Kong Thursday over an anti-Beijing rally in the latest swoop by police as activists say they are being persecuted.

Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong technician was jailed for four years and nine months on Monday for rioting and arson during anti-China protests last year, in the harshest punishment yet over the unrest.

Asian energy firms rally with oil after US strikes Syria

Hong Kong - Asian energy shares rallied with oil prices Friday after the US launched missile strikes on Syria, fanning geopolitical concerns in the crude-rich Middle East and raising the prospect of friction with Russia.

Driver arrested after HK tram flips over, injuring 14

Hong Kong - The driver of a double-decker tram that tipped over in Hong Kong injuring 14 people was arrested Thursday on suspicion of dangerous driving.Five women and nine men including the driver were injured, with some taken to hospital, according to police.

'Pink Star' diamond fetches record $71.2 million in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A giant diamond named the "Pink Star" broke the world record for a gemstone sold at auction when it fetched $71.2 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday.The 59.

'Pink Star' diamond fetches record $71.2 million in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A giant diamond named the "Pink Star" broke the world record for a gemstone sold at auction when it fetched $71.2 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday.The 59.

A slice of luxury: Hong Kong's high-end fruit fad

Hong Kong - It might be a healthy food choice, but Hong Kong's latest fruit fad is doing serious damage to shoppers' wallets. From luxury supermarkets to outdoor stalls, expensive premium produce is increasingly on show and sought after by customers.

Asian traders tread carefully as quarter draws to a close

Hong Kong - Asian investors moved cautiously Friday following a Wall Street rally inspired by better-than-expected US economic growth data, while South Africa's rand plunged after President Jacob Zuma sacked his respected finance minister.

Hong Kong activist jailed over Umbrella Movement protest

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong democracy activist was jailed Thursday over Umbrella Movement mass protests while nine more campaigners face charges, as fears grow that freedoms are under threat in the semi-autonomous city.

'Pink Star' diamond set to fetch record price in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A plum-sized pink diamond is expected to break the world record for a gemstone early next month when it goes under the hammer in Hong Kong, Sotheby's auction house said Wednesday.The 59.

Offend it like Beckham: England star upsets Hong Kong

Hong Kong - David Beckham has scored an own goal on Facebook after upsetting Hong Kongers by lumping their city in with China -- then annoyed mainlanders when he tried to fix his mess.

Hong Kong targets activists day after vote

Hong Kong - Police cracked down on Hong Kong democracy activists Monday saying they would be charged over the Umbrella Movement mass protests, a day after a pro-Beijing candidate was chosen as the city's new leader.

Hong Kong's divisive new leader faces tough task

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam, seen as tough and capable by supporters but hated by the pro-democracy camp, faces a difficult task in calming political tensions in the divided city.
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