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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.

Hong Kong officials to visit Beijing for talks over bookseller

Hong Kong - A senior Hong Kong delegation will head to Beijing for talks following explosive revelations by a bookseller who said he was detained for eight months on the mainland, the city's leader said Monday.

Petition demanding new Brexit referendum at 3 million, growing

A petition calling for a second Brexit referendum continues to circulate in the U.K. and has now topped 3 million signatures. It needs but 100,000 for it to be put upon the docket to be discussed in Parliament but will it mean much of anything?

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker charged with corruption

Hong Kong - A veteran pro-democracy lawmaker was charged Thursday by Hong Kong's corruption bureau over a payment from one of the city's best-known anti-China media tycoons, in a case he described as a political move.

Hong Kong activist Wong denied chance to stand for election

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was on Wednesday denied the chance to stand for election after a court threw out his bid to lower the candidate age limit from 21, as fears mount over China's influence on the city.

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific bans shark fin

Hong Kong - Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it will ban carrying shark fin on all its flights, a victory for conservationists concerned for endangered species of the predator.

Hong Kong raises concerns with Beijing on bookseller detention

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday he has raised concerns with China about the case of a bookseller who reported being detained for eight months on the mainland, amid fears Beijing is tightening its grip on the city.

Asia markets extend gains but Britain EU vote shreds nerves

Hong Kong - Asian markets edged up Tuesday but dealers remained cautious as the optimism over Britain's EU membership that drove a global rally faded, with the knife-edge referendum just days away.

Hong Kong singer goes ahead with concert pulled by Lancome

Hong Kong - A pro-democracy Hong Kong singer Sunday staged a free concert after sponsor Lancome pulled out -- allegedly due to pressure from mainland China -- and urged her audience to fight repression.

Hong Kong bookseller likens China detention to 'Cultural Revolution'

Hong Kong - The Hong Kong bookseller who broke silence earlier this week about being blindfolded and interrogated in detention in China likened his ordeal to Cultural Revolution repression in an interview with AFP on Sunday.

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing by leading protest

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong bookseller who said he was blindfolded, interrogated and detained in China led a protest march Saturday defying Beijing as pressure grows for authorities to answer questions over the case.
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