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Hong Kong deputy announces leadership bid

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's tough pro-Beijing number two Carrie Lam announced her bid to lead the deeply divided city Thursday after stepping down from her current post.

Human rights in Hong Kong at worst level for 20 years: Amnesty

Hong Kong - Human rights in Hong Kong are at their worst since it was handed back to China by Britain 20 years ago, activists said Wednesday, as Beijing stands accused of tightening its hold on the semi-autonomous city.

Hong Kong's former leader abused power: prosecution

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang abused power and was "hopelessly compromised" while in office, prosecutors said Tuesday in opening arguments at his high-profile corruption trial.

Hong Kong former leader pleads not guilty over corruption

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang, who ended his term in disgrace after accepting favours from tycoons, pleaded not guilty to bribery charges Tuesday at his high-profile corruption trial.

Thousands march in Hong Kong to protest bid to unseat lawmakers

Hong Kong - Thousands of protesters, chanting "Sovereignty belongs to the people!" marched through Hong Kong on New Year's Day to protest at the government’s legal bid to unseat some pro-democracy lawmakers.

Hong Kong reports second human case of bird flu

Hong Kong - Hong Kong on Friday confirmed its second human case of bird flu this season, days after an elderly man died of the virus.

Hong Kong's ousted anti-China lawmakers make final appeal over ban

Hong Kong - Two ousted pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers on Wednesday announced they were making a final bid to overturn a controversial Beijing-linked ban preventing them from taking up their seats in parliament.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' dream of better life

Hong Kong - Like many four year olds, Sethumdi says she dreams of meeting Father Christmas.But her future is uncertain as her refugee parents fight for a new life abroad after they sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong.

Federal Reserve propels markets higher

Hong Kong - Europe's stock markets advanced Thursday and the dollar soared after the US Federal Reserve hiked interest rates as expected -- and signalled three more rises next year.

Hong Kong finance chief resigns, tipped for leadership race

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's finance chief resigned on Monday ahead of what is widely expected to be a tilt at the city leadership.

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying will not run again

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's unpopular leader Leung Chun-ying, who has been vilified by critics as a puppet of Beijing, said Friday he would not run again for office after a term marked by anti-China protests and political divisions.

WWII sacrifice of 'Free French' defending Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Seventy-five years ago, a handful of idealistic "Free French" took up arms to defend the British colony of Hong Kong in a futile battle against Japanese invaders.But their sacrifice, though largely unknown in their homeland, is not forgotten in Asia.

The Fall of Hong Kong: 75 years since Japan took the city

Hong Kong - High up on a hillside in the south of Hong Kong, shaded beneath dense green foliage, are the pockmarked remnants of World War II pillboxes, a reminder of the city's failed attempt to fend off a Japanese invasion.

Asian markets slip as investors take step back

Hong Kong - Asian stocks turned negative Friday and oil prices retreated along with the dollar as investors took a step back from a recent rally, while caution set in ahead of a crunch referendum in Italy at the weekend.

Asian markets rally, energy firms soar on OPEC deal

Hong Kong - Energy shares led a rally across Asian markets Thursday after OPEC hammered out a last-minute deal to cut oil output for the first time in eight years, which sent crude prices soaring almost 10 percent.

Hong Kong's anti-China lawmakers lose appeal over ban

Hong Kong - Two pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers lost their appeal Wednesday against a ban preventing them from taking up their seats in parliament as Beijing faces accusations of stepping up interference in the city's politics.

Thousands call for equality in Hong Kong pride parade

Hong Kong - A huge rainbow flag led thousands through the streets of Hong Kong Saturday as the city's LGBT community braved the rain and wind to call for equality at its annual pride parade.

Britain's Patten slams Hong Kong independence movement

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's last British colonial governor Chris Patten attacked the city's pro-independence movement Friday as the push for a split with China grows over fears of Beijing's tightening grip.

Anti-China lawmakers disqualified from Hong Kong parliament

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong court on Tuesday ruled to disqualify two pro-independence lawmakers from parliament, a week after Beijing said it would not allow the pair to be sworn into office as fears grow of the city's liberties coming under threat.

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong Sunday in support of China's decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city's freedoms being under threat.
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