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U.S. — China tensions seeping into military arena

The Chinese government has blocked a US Navy ship from docking in Hong Kong amid a growing diplomatic feud between the two countries over strict military sanctions imposed by Washington.

Mangkhut barrels toward Hong Kong after devastating Philippines

Hong Kong - The strongest storm on Earth in 2018 barreled through the northern Philippines before dawn on Saturday, leaving destruction and death in its wake. Now Mangkhut is on a collision course with Hong Kong and on a direct path with two nuclear power plants.

GoGoVan raises $250 million in latest funding round

Hong Kong's first minted unicorn (as of last year), GoGoVan, a last-mile delivery startup, has raised $250 million in a Series D funding round announced Friday.

China's ban on elephant ivory sales goes into effect Sunday

Beijing - China, the world's largest importer and end user of elephant tusks, has banned the sale of ivory with the law taking effect on Sunday. The ivory trade is responsible for the deaths of nearly 30,000 elephants every year in Africa.

A busy day for Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety

Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety takes its mission very seriously in ensuring that food sold in Hong Kong is safe and fit for consumption. The regulations governing preservatives, pesticide residues and bacterial contamination are strictly enforced.

World rope skipping record smashed

Rope skipping is a long-standing technique for undertaking physical exercise. To hit one hundred in a few minutes is regarded as a sign of good fitness. To break the world record, though, requires something special.

Bricks in Hong Kong glued down to avoid protests

Fearing violent protests, authorities in Hong Kong have glued down bricks onto pavements in order to prevent the same activities that occurred during the New Year when officials from mainland China visited.

Hong Kong remains world’s most connected place

Hong Kong remains the most connected place in the world, according to a recent study conducted by the GfK Connected Consumer Index.

As unrest worsens, more Hong Kong citizens escape to U.S.

Over the past three years, more residents of Hong Kong are fleeing the Chinese autonomous territory to escape the rising social tensions and low job prospects with the United States their preferred destination.

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.
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The financial district features a park with an old, British-style building surrounded by skyscrapers
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Taking a break for English tea at the mall's McDonalds
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Customers browse music players, iPods, new computers and phones inside an Apple store.
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smuggled meat ready for packing into bags and backpacks in a lot in Hong Kong.
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Inside the New York-style bar
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Skyline of the Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
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Protest against the new education system in Hong Kong, July 29, 2012.
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A view of the Hong Kong skyline.
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Two Hong Kong ferries collide near Lamma Island.
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Inside the lobby of the InterContintental Grand Stanford Hotel in Hong Kong
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The Apple Store at IFC Mall near Central Station, Hong Kong Island
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Hong Kong Lunar New Year Fireworks 2007.
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