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Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong jailed over protest

Hong Kong - Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was jailed for the second time Wednesday for his role in mass pro-democracy protests as concern grows that prison terms for young campaigners are shutting down debate in the semi-autonomous city as Beijing increases contr...

Hong Kong democracy activists appeal jail terms

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leading democracy activists appealed Tuesday against their jail terms in a case seen as a litmus test for the independence of the city's judiciary, which some fear is under pressure from Beijing.

S. Korean arrested after double murder at luxury Hong Kong hotel

Hong Kong - A South Korean has been arrested for the suspected murder of his wife and child on Sunday at the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel on Hong Kong's harbourfront, officials said.

Hong Kong ship crew questioned in S. Korea for oil transfer to North

Seoul - The crew of a Hong Kong-registered ship have been detained for questioning in South Korea since their tanker was impounded in November for transferring oil to a North Korean vessel and breaching UN sanctions, customs officials said Saturday.

China approves mainland law enforcement at HK station

Bejing - China's top legislative body decreed Wednesday that Chinese officials could enforce mainland law in part of a new railway station in Hong Kong, despite protests that this would erode the city's autonomy.

Hong Kong woman ordered to pay abused maid $100,000

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong woman jailed for six years for starving and beating her Indonesian domestic helper was ordered by a court on Thursday to pay more than $100,000 in damages for the "inhumane" abuse.

Backlash over Hong Kong's immigration 'blacklist'

Hong Kong - A string of figures critical of China's Communist Party say they have been denied visas to Hong Kong, sparking accusations of a secret "blacklist" that bears signs of Beijing's growing influence over the city.

Hong Kong 'milkshake murderer' challenges life sentence

Hong Kong - American Nancy Kissel, dubbed the "milkshake murderer" for one of Hong Kong's most notorious crimes, was back in court Friday to challenge her life sentence for murdering her banker husband.

Marvel or mishap? Hong Kong's troubled mega bridge

Hong Kong - Billed as the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, it has been touted by supporters as an engineering wonder.

British double murderer appeals Hong Kong conviction

Hong Kong - A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment in a cocaine-fuelled rampage appealed against his conviction Tuesday.

Hong Kong athlete says coach abused her as teen

Hong Kong - A top Hong Kong hurdler Thursday accused her former coach of sexually assaulting her when she was a schoolgirl, the first high-profile woman in the socially conservative city to tell of abuse as part of the #MeToo movement.

Three men guilty in Hong Kong explosives plot

Hong Kong - Three men were found guilty of possessing and conspiring to make explosives ahead of a contentious 2015 vote on political reform by a Hong Kong court Friday.

White powder found at US consulate in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Police in hazmat suits entered the US Consulate General in Hong Kong Monday after an envelope containing white powder sparked a security alert at the complex.

Defiant Hong Kong football fans boo Chinese anthem

Hong Kong - Defiant Hong Kong football fans booed the Chinese national anthem at a home match against Bahrain Thursday, ahead of the implementation of a law making it illegal to disrespect the song.

Disrespecting China's anthem can now cost 3 years jail

Bejing - China has passed legislation to punish anyone who disrespects the national anthem with up to three years in prison, state media reported Saturday.

Hong Kong democracy activist found guilty of sandwich 'attack'

Hong Kong - Hong Kong democracy activist Avery Ng was Tuesday found guilty of assault for throwing a sandwich towards the city's then-leader which hit a police officer.

Hong Kong to become first Asian host of Gay Games

Hong Kong - Hong Kong will become the first Asian city to host the Gay Games in 2022 with rights campaigners celebrating the winning bid for a city often criticised for lagging on LGBT rights.

Don't treat us as heroes says bailed Hong Kong activist Wong

Hong Kong - Ten weeks in jail has had an effect on Joshua Wong; he is pensive, reflective and thinner. It is an experience that has forced him to weigh up the cost of being the most recognised face of Hong Kong's democracy campaign.

Dissident bookseller freed by China contacts family

Stockholm - The dissident publisher Gui Minhai has spoken with his family after being released from detention by China, his wife said Friday, but his freedom of movement remains unclear.

Hong Kong schools in 'brainwashing' row over China speech

Hong Kong - The Hong Kong government was accused of "brainwashing" on Thursday after it suggested schools broadcast to students a live address by a Beijing official visiting the city.

Fears mount over bookseller 'freed' by China

Hong Kong - Concern was growing Wednesday over the whereabouts of dissident publisher Gui Minhai, who failed to contact his family after Chinese authorities said they had released him from detention.

Jailed Hong Kong pro-democracy activists released on bail

Hong Kong - Jailed Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were released on bail Tuesday pending an appeal against sentences handed down for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests.

Jailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released on bail

Hong Kong - Jailed democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were released on bail Tuesday pending an appeal against convictions for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests.

China ready to 'defeat' Taiwan independence: Xi

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a stern warning to Taiwan Wednesday, saying that Beijing has the will and power to thwart any attempts at independence.

China raps Britain after activist barred from Hong Kong

Bejing - China has lodged a diplomatic protest with Britain after London demanded to know why a British human rights activist was barred from entering Hong Kong, it said Thursday.

British human rights activist barred from entering Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A British human rights activist who has criticised the jailing of democracy campaigners in Hong Kong was barred Wednesday from visiting the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

Hong Kongers must stand up for China, says leader Lam

Hong Kong - Hong Kongers have a duty to stand up for China over threats to its sovereignty, the territory's leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday, months after Beijing warned against any challenge to its control over the semi-autonomous city.

Former Hong Kong leader appears in court over sandwich 'attack'

Hong Kong - Unpopular former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying testified Wednesday in a case involving a sandwich thrown at him by a pro-democracy activist.

$37.7 million bowl sets Chinese ceramic auction record

Hong Kong - A 1,000-year-old bowl from China's Song Dynasty sold for US$37.7 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday, breaking the record for Chinese ceramics, auction house Sotheby's said.The small piece -- which dates from 960-1127 -- stole the previous record of $36.

Bowl sells for Chinese porcelain record $37.7 million: Sotheby’s

Hong Kong - A 1,000-year-old bowl from China's Song Dynasty sold at auction for $37.7 million on Tuesday, breaking the record for Chinese porcelain, auction house Sotheby’s said.The small piece -- which dates from 960-1127 -- broke the previous record of $36.
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