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Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai denied bail in fraud case

December 03, 2020 10:45 am

Lai’s arrest comes on the heels of another prominent activist, Joshua Wong, being sentenced for more than a year in jail for leading a protest outside of police headquarters last year.

Hong Kong's democracy movement in dire straits as Beijing tightens grip

December 01, 2020 10:45 pm

Since the mass resignation of pro-democracy legislators and the detention of prominent activists, the territory's pro-democracy movement has been facing an uncertain future. 

Anger grows at Hong Kong’s erratic covid rules as cases mount

November 28, 2020 4:30 pm

Hong Kong has encountered more waves than most other places and is entering its fourth round of stop-start restrictions.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vows to restore order amid political 'chaos'

November 26, 2020 3:01 pm

Carrie Lam told a gathering of pro-Beijing lawmakers that pro-democracy protests and foreign interference were a danger to the former British colony's national security. Lam was hit by US sanctions in August.

China weighs legal steps against 'diehard' supporters of Taiwan independence

November 25, 2020 2:17 pm

Taiwan condemned China's plan, which may see Beijing try to take legal steps against Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen, after the pro-Beijing Hong Kong-based newspaper Ta Kung Pao first reported on it this month.

UK considers whether to remove British judges from Hong Kong court

November 24, 2020 1:07 pm

London has objected to new rules imposed by mainland China to disqualify elected legislators in Hong Kong, and to what it describes as retribution by the territory’s executive against political opposition and silencing of dissent.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty to illegal assembly

November 23, 2020 10:44 am

Wong, who was just 17 years old when he became the face of the 2014 student-led Umbrella Movement democracy protests, faces a maximum five-year jail term if convicted.

Hong Kong bans Air India flights for fifth time as some passengers test Covid-19 positive

November 20, 2020 10:40 pm

Passengers from India can arrive in Hong Kong only if they have a COVID-19 negative certificate from a test done within 72 hours prior to the journey.

Three ex-lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong over foul smelling liquid protests

November 18, 2020 9:09 am

Police said that after an in-depth investigation, the three men had been charged with attempting to use harmful substances with the intent to cause harm, mental injury or irritation to others. They have been detained while the investigation continues.

Top Chinese official for Hong Kong signals more changes to law

November 17, 2020 10:15 am

China’s moves came in the wake of historic pro-democracy demonstrations that rocked the city last year.


Places you can visit in Hong Kong to relive Bruce Lee's cinematic moments from 'Enter the Dragon'

December 04, 2020 5:29 pm

Here's tracing Bruce Lee's footsteps through Hong Kong in eight memorable scenes from Enter the Dragon, a film in which he played an undercover British intelligence agent

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".