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Post-Umbrella Hong Kong opens explosive political chapter

Hong Kong - Two years after the pro-democracy "Umbrella Revolution" began, Hong Kong is entering uncharted political territory as former protesters prepare to take office, advocating a possible split from China.

Reshaping the future? Hong Kong's face readers

Hong Kong - Want to improve your performance at work, or solve relationship problems? Li Chau-jing has the solution -- plucking your eyebrows to help achieve those life goals.

Hong Kong journalists 'detained and beaten' in China

Hong Kong - Hong Kong journalists covering violent protests in the rebel Chinese village of Wukan said they were detained and beaten by police as state press slammed "foreign media" for stoking the tensions.

'Fire dragon' draws thousands to Hong Kong festival

Hong Kong - Thousands of festival goers packed a historic neighbourhood of Hong Kong Wednesday night to watch a "fire dragon" lit with incense sticks carried through the streets, recreating a century-old ritual.

Asian markets sink as Fed rate talk brews

Hong Kong - Asian stocks tumbled Monday, extending last week's global sell-off as comments from top central bankers rang alarm bells on trading floors that the days of cheap money could be numbered.

Newly elected Hong Kong lawmaker reports 'death threats'

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong lawmaker advocating more autonomy from China who won a seat in landmark elections last weekend said Thursday he had received "death threats" before and since the polls as he reported them to police.

Fugitive Edward Snowden 'hid amongst Hong Kong refugees'

Hong Kong - US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden sought shelter among Hong Kong refugees after he leaked a huge trove of secret documents in the southern Chinese city, reports said Wednesday.

Hong Kong pro-independence students protest over pamphlet ban

Hong Kong - Secondary school students pushing for Hong Kong's breakaway from China have threatened protests after staff stopped them from handing out political pamphlets, as the government puts pressure on independence activists.

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Hong Kong - Beijing has warned new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence for the semi-autonomous city after young anti-China activists won seats for the first time in key weekend elections.

Hong Kong anti-China activists celebrate vote victory

Hong Kong - A new generation of young Hong Kong politicians advocating a break from Beijing became lawmakers for the first time Monday in a result likely to rattle China.

Young activists take on China in key Hong Kong election

Hong Kong - Young Hong Kong independence activists calling for a complete break from China stood for the first time Sunday in city-wide legislative elections, the biggest polls since mass pro-democracy protests in 2014.

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.
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