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On Uyghurs, Hong Kong, Covid, what G-7 said to China

June 13, 2021 9:09 pm

The G7 leaders also underscored "the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, and encourage the peaceful resolution of cross-Strait issues.”

UK report says Hong Kong security law used to 'drastically curtail freedoms'

June 11, 2021 10:38 am

The report criticised Beijing's overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system, prosecution decisions made by the Department of Justice and the contentious security law.

Alternative grading system for Class 12 to save foreign universities from losing Indian students

June 08, 2021 11:01 am

Most foreign universities are accepting provisional marksheets and predictive scores with almost all courses being offered during the January 2022 intake. This would enable students unable to join the September 2021 intake to join their cohort next year.

Hong Kong vigil organizer arrested on Tiananmen anniversary

June 04, 2021 5:27 pm

In past years, tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong's Victoria Park to honor the victims who died when China's military put down student-led pro-democracy protests on June 4, 1989, killing hundreds if not thousands.

Tiananmen anniversary: Candlelight vigil banned, organisers arrested

June 04, 2021 4:49 pm

Ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the massacre this year, authorities in Hong Kong have announced that any rally or public demonstration on June 4 will be deemed an unauthorised assembly.

'Patriots rule Hong Kong' as sweeping pro-Beijing electoral rules passed

May 27, 2021 6:48 pm

The changes will reduce the proportion of seats in the legislature that are filled by direct elections from half to less than a quarter.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2021: Bringing food to the plate, one miniature artwork at a time

May 27, 2021 12:45 pm

This year, art was presented in collaboration with a charitable organisation called 'The Plated Project - Art Against Hunger'. With it, Marriott Bonvoy presented Indian artists Anila Agha, Suket Dhir and Sahiba Madan to spotlight Hong Kong as an arts and culture destination

Old-school tycoons of Hong Kong are losing to China’s moguls

May 26, 2021 11:26 am

The past few years have seen a remarkable shift in fortunes between China’s tech-savvy moguls and their old-school Hong Kong counterparts -- a trend that shows few signs of fading any time soon.

Did you know of these iconic film locations featuring Hong Kong?

April 27, 2021 8:34 pm

Make sure you include these places in your itinerary, for when you plan to travel next

For China's property developers, Hong Kong is becoming Shenzhen's backyard

April 26, 2021 10:08 am

The development plans are seen by some as a turning point, with buyers from what was once considered Hong Kong's cheaper industrial hinterland increasingly viewing of the global finance hub as Shenzhen's "backyard".

HONG KONG PHOTOS

Art Basel Hong Kong returns after pandemic hiatus

May 22, 2021 2:11 pm

Art Basel Hong Kong was back for its ninth edition after the event was cancelled last year because of the pandemic. A visitor admires "Spanish Gold to Pagan Gold" by British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor. (Photo and text: AP)

Pro-Beijing committee to elect some Hong Kong legislators

March 05, 2021 6:22 pm

The draft decision to revamp Hong Kong's electoral system comes after Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement gained traction in recent years as Beijing tightened its control over the city.

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.