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Ship sinks in storm off Hong Kong, dozens of crew in danger

July 02, 2022 5:44 pm

Rescue services in Hong Kong say an industrial support ship operating in the South China Sea has sunk with the possible loss of more than two dozen crew members.

25 years of Hong Kong: Past imperfect, future uncertain

July 01, 2022 4:48 pm

Maj Gen GG Dwivedi (retd) writes: Hong Kong was meant to be special but is now aligning to mainland’s norms of political correctness. China has introduced ‘patriots’ political reforms which ensure that only loyalist can run for parliament and top executive position.

Hong Kong deploys massive security as China's Xi Jinping set to swear in new leader

July 01, 2022 7:32 am

Some analysts see Xi's visit as a victory tour after Beijing tightened its control of Hong Kong with a sweeping national security law, following mass pro-democracy protests in 2019.

Hong Kong has 'risen from the ashes', China's Xi says on rare visit

June 30, 2022 3:50 pm

China's President Xi Jinping will swear in the global financial hub's new leader, John Lee, on Friday during his first visit to the city since 2017

Hong Kong's iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsizes at sea

June 21, 2022 1:56 pm

The restaurant encountered “adverse conditions” as it was passing the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, and water entered the vessel and it began to tip.

Explained: Why is China denying Hong Kong was a UK colony?

June 18, 2022 11:45 am

Hong Kong is preparing to introduce new middle school textbooks that will deny the Chinese territory was ever a British colony. But was Hong Kong a colony? Why is it changing textbooks now?

These are the world’s 20 most expensive cities for expats

June 09, 2022 11:28 am

ECA International analyses the cost of consumer goods and services in more than 490 locations worldwide, while accommodation data is also factored in

‘Wherever I am is Hong Kong’: Migrants build a new life in the UK

June 05, 2022 2:35 pm

Smaller crowds gathered in cities around the world — this time mourning not just the people slain 33 years ago, but also the fate of Hong Kong, where the smothering of dissent has put an end to the vigil in Victoria Park, the world’s most prominent public memorial to the victims.

Mourning Tiananmen’s victims, and the Hong Kong that was

June 05, 2022 10:19 am

On Saturday, smaller crowds gathered in Taipei, Taiwain, and other cities around the world — this time mourning not just the people slain 33 years ago but also the fate of Hong Kong.

Explained: Why China is cracking down on Hong Kong's memorialisation of the Tiananmen Square massacre

June 07, 2022 1:19 pm

Since 1990, tens of thousands of residents have gathered after sunset at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on June 4 for a candlelight vigil. For the past two years, however, Hong Kong police have banned vigils by citing Covid-19 restrictions, which critics argued were being misused by authorities.

HONG KONG PHOTOS

In photos: Hong Kong marks 25th handover anniversary

July 01, 2022 2:39 pm

July 1 marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's 1997 handover from British to Chinese rule.

Hong Kong’s famous Peak Tram closes for remodel; see pics

July 03, 2021 10:10 am

Enthusiasts have been rushing to the Peak Tram for one last ride before it closes for renovations.

Hong Kong bids goodbye to pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, people line up for last copies

June 24, 2021 8:44 pm

Apple Daily, Hong Kong's only pro-democracy newspaper, published its last edition on June 24. It was forced to shut down after five editors and executives were arrested and assets worth millions of dollars were frozen as part of China's crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong.

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.

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