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China defends expulsion of journalists, accusing US of prejudice

March 18, 2020 9:42 pm

The number of affected journalists at the papers, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post _ is at least 13 and could be higher depending on how broadly the group is defined, said the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China, or FCCC.

Second batch of Diamond Princess passengers arrive in Hong Kong to face further quarantine

February 22, 2020 7:12 am

Authorities said 66 of the 364 Hong Kong residents on the ship were infected with the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. They will remain in Japan along with other citizens who were in close contact with them.

Expat families flee Hong Kong after double whammy of coronavirus, protests

February 19, 2020 1:12 pm

Hong Kong is at risk of an exodus that could threaten the city’s global status, the heads of the local British and French chambers of commerce warned in a Feb. 12 letter.

Coronavirus could be knockout blow for Hong Kong's once-thriving tourism, retail sectors

February 18, 2020 11:47 am

The coronavirus, which has killed one of 60 patients in Hong Kong, has reduced tourist arrivals to a trickle and kept residents away from shops at a time when the city is mired in its first recession in a decade.

Hong Kong property developers cut retail rents in February amid virus battle

February 13, 2020 12:10 pm

Hong Kong's retail sector, battered by months of often violent anti-government protests, is likely to suffer in the coming months as the outbreak in mainland China has emptied shopping centres and closed down tourist attractions.

Coronavirus outbreak highlights: All Indians evacuated from Wuhan tested negative, says Health Ministry

February 07, 2020 7:39 am

Apart from those evacuated, 10 other Indians have indicated that they want to come back from China, but were unable to clear the health screening process, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. 

This banker-turned-entrepreneur is changing the perception of Indian food abroad, one dish at a time

January 14, 2020 10:36 am

Hong Kong-based Tiena Sekharan wants the world to know that there is more to Indian food than just curry and naan.

Human Rights Watch boss Kenneth Roth says he was barred from Hong Kong

January 13, 2020 9:23 am

Groups like Human Rights Watch have increased scrutiny of Hong Kong during seven months of pro-democracy protests that have led to regular violent clashes between demonstrators and police.

Explained: A mystery disease from China has hit Hong Kong. What is it?

January 04, 2020 5:55 pm

As of January 3, over 44 cases have been reported. Out of these 11 were in serious condition and the remaining 33 are believed to be in a stable condition.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas amid unrest on Christmas Eve

December 25, 2019 7:36 am

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at crowds in a popular shopping district on Christmas Eve as protesters took to streets and malls to demand greater democracy.


Four countries, five street foods: What will you be eating?

February 21, 2020 11:59 am

Do your culinary homework before your next international trip to one of these countries.

Hong Kong protests intensify as students ready bows and arrows against police

November 15, 2019 10:35 pm

Protestors armed with bows and arrows reinforced the fortifications that they had built on Hong Kong university campuses as they anticipated clashes with the police while they disrupted morning commute in the capital for the fourth consecutive day.

Protests in Hong Kong turn violent, several arrested after clash with police

August 26, 2019 3:52 pm

Hong Kong on Sunday saw some of the fiercest clashes between police and demonstrators since violence escalated in mid-June over a now-suspended extradition bill.

Clashes involving Hong Kong's protest movement grow violent

July 23, 2019 6:30 am

While the demonstrations have been largely peaceful, some confrontations between police and protesters have turned violent. Later, police threw tear gas canisters at protesters to try to disperse them.

Hundreds of thousands take to streets in renewed Hong Kong protests

June 17, 2019 9:50 am

Protesters formed a sea of black along roads, walkways and train stations across Hong Kong’s financial centre to vent their frustration and anger at the bill and the government’s handling of the resulting demonstrations.

Hong Kong braces for mass protests against bill allowing extraditions to China

June 11, 2019 6:41 pm

The extradition law has aroused concerns that this would undermine the city's independent judicial system as it allows Hong Kong to hand over fugitives to the jurisdictions that the city doesn't currently have an extradition agreement with, mainland China.

Hundreds of thousands take to Hong Kong streets against China Extradition bill

June 10, 2019 10:33 am

Sunday’s outpouring was widely expected to raise the pressure on the administration of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her official backers in Beijing.

In Hong Kong, there is no space for the dead

December 03, 2015 7:13 pm

In tightly packed Hong Kong, the dead are causing a problem for the living.

TOP FRAMES: Best photographs of the week gone by from around the world

October 18, 2014 8:40 am

In the Top frames this week The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy protesters defy tear gas

September 29, 2014 11:46 am

Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a normally busy highway near the Hong Kong government headquarters.