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Uber's Hong Kong office raided by authorities

Police in Hong Kong raided the offices of Uber, the ride-sharing mobile app, and five drivers were arrested after accepting fares from undercover officers.

Scientists: Ban live salamander imports to stop deadly fungus

Scientists in the U.S. are calling for a ban on the import of live salamanders to save their wild brethren from a deadly fungus that has wiped out their populations in the Netherlands and caused a rapid decline in salamander populations across Europe.

Review: ‘Wild City’ drags corruption through the streets of Hong Kong Special

‘Wild City’ director Ringo Lam returns to the world of gritty Hong Kong cinema in this tale of corruption and conscience, which screened at the Fantasia Film Festival.

Hong Kong using billboards to publicly shame litter bugs

Innovative DNA technology is now able to put a face on what has always been an anonymous crime. Litter bugs beware, especially if you live in Hong Kong, where garbage tossers could see their faces plastered on electronic billboards.

Canadian paleontologist helps crack turtle smuggling case

Vancouver - When wildlife officials needed help identifying several species of turtles and tortoises whose shells and shell fragments were sent unlawfully to an Ontario herbal supply company, they knew paleontologist Don Brinkman was their man.

Yoga teacher performs for 40 hours non-stop, sets world record

Hong Kong - A 29-year-old yoga teacher performed yoga non-stop over 40 hours in his Hong Kong studio to set a new Guinness World Record.

Chinese baby born withits own siblings inside her

A baby girl born in a Hong Kong hospital was found to be carrying her twins. The extremely rare birth, called fetus-in-fetu, only occurs in one in 500,000 cases. The child underwent surgery at three weeks of age to remove the fetuses.

Restaurant fines staff for swearing, yawning, stretching at work

Sha Tin - One restaurant in Hong Kong has gotten rather feisty with its wait staff and listed strict new rules that they must follow, and if they don't they will be punished with stiff fines or even possibly be fired.

Blackberry slowly seeing success

Despite concerns about the subsiding of Blackberry, CEO John Chen and the company have completed the first phase of their two-year turnaround plan.

Restaurant owner in Hong Kong admits lacing noodles with opium

A Chinese restaurant owner in northern Shaanxi province had admitted to lacing his popular food with opium, so his customers will keep coming back. He was detained by police for 10 days after his admission.

Op-Ed: Nicaragua Canal a boon to China but what about Nicaragua?

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has joined up with Chinese billionaire Wang Jing in literally slicing Nicaragua in half in the construction of a rival to the Panama Canal. The $49 billion project is expected to break ground in December of this year.

iBerry launches Auxus Linea L1 Smartphone and Auxus AX04 Tablet

Hong Kong based iBerry launches two more KitKat-based devices set to gain a greater presence in the Indian markets. The Auxus Linea L1 smartphone and Auxus AX04 tablet are set to be sold online on June, 25.

Hong Kong officials seize ivory valued at $1 million

A group of smugglers tried to get a whopping 32 cases of luggage filled with ivory through Hong Kong customs. They were caught and lost $7.9 million HK in smuggled ivory, the equivalent of $1 million USD.

IBM opens advanced cloud computing center

IBM has successfully started one state of the art data center in the Hong Kong for its SoftLayer cloud computing service providing division. This is part of IBM's strategy to strengthen its cloud computing business operations across the globe.

Photo Essay: Hotels in China Special

China has many cities, and each has a certain sense of style that is reflected in hotels ranging from traditional Chinese to Japanese to Western.

Taiwan to review minimum wage after thousands rally on Labor Day

Taipei - Dozens of trade union members, labor rights groups and student groups marched in the streets Thursday, protesting against low pay and the use of temporary workers.

Hong Kong residents mock China’s brand of Communism

Hong Kong - Dressed in Maoist garb, protesters staged a parody of a communist rally in one of Hong Kong’s busy commercial centers, where tourists from mainland China often come to purchase items unavailable on the mainland.

Refugees in Hong Kong continue to struggle Special

Long-awaited welfare changes to affect thousands of refugees, have come into effect this weekend in Hong Kong. But not everyone is satisfied with them.

Billionaire Hong Kong media mogul Run Run Shaw dies aged 107

Billionaire entertainment mogul Run Run Shaw, who founded Shaw Brothers Studios and is credited with bringing the kung fu or martial arts genre of movies to a mainstream audience, has died at home, aged 107.

IKEA stuffed toy Lufsig becomes symbol of solidarity and protest

Hong Kong - Lufsig, an IKEA stuffed toy wolf, has become a best-seller and symbol of solidarity and protest after being thrown as a sign of dissent at Hong Kong's territorial leader Leung Chun-ying.

Photo Essay: The Hong Kong Apple Store Special

Hong Kong - In the International Financial Center mall on Hong Kong Island, a modern Apple Store rises in glass and steel above the busy streets as a monument to technology.

Photo Essay: A view of Hong Kong Special

Hong Kong - To get my working visa for China, I took a quick trip to Hong Kong which is part of China but is also considered a separate country with a British heritage.

Hong Kong cancels over 400 flights due to typhoon Usagi

Hong Kong - Due to the severity of the oncoming typhoon Usagi, more than 400 flights have been cancelled from Hong Kong. Ferry services have also been suspended due to rough waters.

Review: ‘Drug War’ wins the battle hands-down Special

In ‘Drug War,’ a man turns informant to avoid the death penalty after being arrested for running a methamphetamine lab in China.

On a train to Causeway Bay, modernity clashes with the extant Special

Hong Kong - A tropical cyclone warning gives a bustling Hong Kong an ominous ambiance. It means the ever-present glow of the noonday sun is interrupted by grey, ashen clouds, rain on one end of the sidewalk, the sun on the other and Hong Kong’s signature humidity.

Snowden flees from Hong Kong, China strikes back at U.S.

China rebuked the United States Tuesday for accusing it of facilitating the flight of Edward Snowden; saying suggestions that it had done so were baseless and unacceptable.

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on flight to Moscow, next Ecuador

Hong Kong - The NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, left Hong Kong on Sunday morning on a commercial flight to Moscow in Russia. However, this may not be his final destination. Latest update: WikiLeaks confirms Snowden is en route to Ecuador seeking asylum.

NSA whistleblower Snowden: 'I am here to reveal criminality'

Hong Kong - Edward Snowden has appeared in a new interview since he came out and revealed himself as the whistleblower that leaked classified NSA spying programs to the Guardian newspaper.

Where in the world is NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden?

The whereabouts of the whistleblower at the heart of the recent U.S. phone and Internet surveillance controversy are unknown. Edward Snowden checked out of his Hong Kong hotel Monday night, BBC News reports.

Video: Giant inflatable rubber duck floats into Hong Kong harbour

Florentijn Hofman's giant inflatable yellow rubber duck floated into Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on May 2nd, eliciting a rapturous response from eager duck-spotters.
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Skyline of the Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
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African refugees in Hong Kong.
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View of skyscrapers from inside the Turkish Restaurant
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The Apple Store from inside IFC mall
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The reception desk inside the Evergreen Hotel
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Hong Kong struck by Typhoon Vincente on July 24, 2012
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The hotel's lower level
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CRACKDOWN: Police in China clear a roadblock on the Queensway artery in the Admiralty section of central Hong Kong on Oct. 14.
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Two Hong Kong ferries collide near Lamma Island.
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More Hong Kong traffic
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Our hotel in the Jordan area of Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Hong Kong gave up early gains to close 0.45 percent lower in late trade on September 4, 2015
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Stairs to the lower level
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Festus Baise.
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Taking a break for English tea at the mall's McDonalds
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Hong Kong Cleanup and an ad firm hired a lab to test the DNA left on litter and then projected a digital image of what the culprits might look like.
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Pro-democracy protesters don Guy Fawkes masks
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Two Hong Kong ferries collide near Lamma Island.
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The lobby's piano bar and staircase