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Hong Kong mega bridge launch announcement sparks backlash

Fpo - China has finally announced the opening ceremony for the world's longest sea bridge, which will connect Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland, but critics hit back Thursday over the secrecy surrounding the project.

Hong Kong leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial

Fpo - Hong Kong's leader Tuesday refused to say why the city had denied a visa to a leading Financial Times journalist, despite escalating demands for an explanation of the unprecedented challenge to freedom of the press.

Hong Kong leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial

Fpo - Hong Kong's leader Tuesday refused to say why the city had denied a visa to a leading Financial Times journalist, despite escalating demands for an explanation of the unprecedented challenge to freedom of the press.

FT journalist given seven days to leave Hong Kong

Fpo - A leading Financial Times journalist has been given seven days to leave Hong Kong as a backlash mounted Monday against an unprecedented challenge to freedom of the press in the city.

UK seeks 'urgent explanation' as Hong Kong bans journalist

Fpo - Hong Kong's decision to effectively blacklist a senior Financial Times journalist required an "urgent explanation", the UK said Saturday, as foreign governments sounded the alarm over eroding freedoms in the former British colony.

Hong Kong denies FT journalist visa after independence talk

Fpo - Hong Kong has refused to renew the visa of a senior Financial Times journalist who hosted a talk by an activist advocating the city's independence from China, the newspaper said Friday.

Protest in Hong Kong over China suppression

Fpo - Protesters marched in Hong Kong Monday against suppression by Beijing as fears grow that freedoms in the semi-autonomous city are seriously under threat.

Outspoken Hong Kong cardinal warns Vatican will 'abandon' Taiwan

Fpo - Hong Kong's firebrand Cardinal Joseph Zen warned Wednesday the Vatican would abandon official ties with Taiwan after sealing a historic accord with China.

Disappearing act: What happened to Hong Kong's Umbrella Art?

Fpo - Illuminated under a spotlight at London's British Museum, hand-drawn sketches of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement are part of a new exhibition on dissent that offers a rare glimpse of the artworks produced during the pro-democracy rallies.

US presses Hong Kong on freedoms after party ban

New York - The United States on Tuesday urged Hong Kong to allow freedom of expression as it voiced concern over a ban on the pro-independence party.

China defends ban on Hong Kong pro-independence party

Bejing - China Tuesday defended the Hong Kong government's decision to ban a political party that promotes independence and expressed "strong dissatisfaction" at countries which criticised the move.

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party over 'national security' fears

Fpo - Hong Kong on Monday banned a political party which promotes independence, calling it a threat to national security, as Beijing clamps down on challenges to its sovereignty.

Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link

Fpo - A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion-dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing.

Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link

Fpo - A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China will launch Sunday, a multi-billion dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing.

Hong Kong court finds academic guilty in 'yoga-ball' murder case

Fpo - A Malaysian professor was jailed for life in Hong Kong Wednesday for murdering his wife and teenage daughter using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide which he had placed in their car.

Hong Kong comes together for massive typhoon clean-up

Fpo - Teachers, refugees, children and office workers mobilised in Hong Kong Tuesday for a massive clean-up after Typhoon Mangkhut.

Philippines typhoon toll climbs as searchers dig for landslide missing

Itogon - The death toll in Typhoon Mangkhut hit 74 on Tuesday, Philippine authorities said, as rescuers used their bare hands to sift through a massive landslide in which dozens were feared killed in the worst-hit region.

Hongkongers battle debris to get to work after devastating typhoon

Fpo - Hong Kong commuters clambered over fallen trees and piles of debris Monday in a battle to get to work, as the workaholic city strove to get back to business after a devastating typhoon.

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

Fpo - Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon brings trail of destruction

Fpo - Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that has left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.

Typhoon makes landfall in China after killing 59 in Philippines

Fpo - Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau after killing at least 59 people in the northern Philippines.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes into Philippines

Tuguegarao - Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday with violent winds and torrential rains, as authorities warned millions in its path of potentially heavy destruction.

Hong Kong professor charged with murder after wife's body found in suitcase

Fpo - A University of Hong Kong professor was on Wednesday charged with murder after police found his wife's decomposing body stuffed in a suitcase in his office, the latest grisly murder to transfix the crowded city.

Hong Kong democracy group says members were detained in China

Fpo - A Hong Kong pro-democracy group led by high-profile activist Joshua Wong said Monday two of its members had been detained and questioned in mainland China.

Daughter testifies in Hong Kong 'yoga ball' murder trial

Fpo - The daughter of an anaesthetist accused of gassing his wife and another daughter to death using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide described her dead sister as her "soulmate" in a Hong Kong court Monday.

Anaesthetist killed wife, daughter 'with gas-filled yoga ball'

Fpo - An anaesthetist gassed his wife and daughter to death using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide, a Hong Kong court has heard.

Hong Kong independence activist attacks Beijing at press club talk

Fpo - Hong Kong independence activist Andy Chan attacked China as an empire trying to "annex" and "destroy" the city in a no-holds barred speech Tuesday at the city's press club which Beijing wanted cancelled.

The odd-job volunteers 'fixing' Hong Kong politics

Fpo - As attendance at Hong Kong's traditional protest rallies wanes, one pro-democracy group is trying to win hearts and minds in a more pragmatic way -- through plumbing, electrics and household repairs.

HSBC to pay $765m US fine over crisis-era conduct

London - Britain's Asia-focused bank HSBC on Monday revealed a $765-million US fine over the lender's actions in the run-up to the subprime crisis, as it also logged rising first-half profits.

HSBC pre-tax profit up 4.58% at $10.7 bn in first half

Fpo - Banking giant HSBC said on Monday that pre-tax profit rose 4.58 percent to $10.7 billion in the first six months of the year and voiced "cautious optimism" despite the China-US trade row.
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