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In Britain
July 4, 2018 6:50 am gmt |
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Hong Kong’s top court ruled on Wednesday (July 4) that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa, in a landmark judgment that could open the door for expatriates’ same-sex partners to move to the financial hub. The British woman, known as QT, sued the director of immigration in 2...
In World
October 2, 2017 4:00 am gmt |
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More than 30,000 fireworks lit up Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor on Sunday night to mark the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China. Around 300,000 Hong Kong residents and tourists watched the 23-minute...
In China
September 1, 2017 11:17 am gmt |
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An exhibition showcasing the personal collection of the film and fashion legend Audrey Hepburn launched in Hong Kong on Friday (September 1) ahead of an auction in London. A selection of Hepburn’s personal items including her script for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, her jewellery ...
In Latest Stories
March 26, 2017 7:52 am gmt |
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Carrie Lam has been elected as Hong Kong’s new leader, becoming the first woman to hold the top job. Her victory was predicted as she had Beijing’s support. Hong Kong’s chief executive is chosen by a committee heavily made up of pro-Beijing electors, rather than by holding a public ...
In World
December 11, 2016 9:18 am gmt |
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People in Hong Kong have taken to the polls to elect their representatives in the Election Committee, which is in turn responsible for choosing the autonomous region’s new leader. More than 230,000 registered voters began voting on Sunday in more than 110 polling stations, which are open from 07:30 a...
In Canada
September 7, 2016 7:10 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked of his first visit to Hong Kong on Tuesday (September 6) aiming to build closer ties with China and the former British territory. Fresh off the back of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, Trudeau told a luncheon organised by the Canadian Chamber of Commerc...
In World
August 15, 2016 6:04 am gmt |
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Three leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement have been sentenced to community service over a protest that prompted huge rallies two years ago. They were convicted last month for the demonstration that saw students climb into a government complex in September 2014. It led to large rallies...
In Business
August 2, 2016 5:39 am gmt |
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Asian shares edged lower in early trading on Tuesday (August 2), taking their cues from a modestly lower day on Wall Street as U.S. crude oil prices slide. U.S. crude tumbled below $40 per barrel on Monday (August 1) for the first time since April, on heightened worries of a supply glut despite peak ...
In World
August 2, 2016 4:37 am gmt |
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Typhoon Nida swept through Hong Kong on August 2, shutting down most of the financial hub with gale-force winds and disrupting hundreds of flights, while low-lying areas were put on flood alert. Hong Kong’s first major typhoon this year brought gusts of more than 100 km per hour (62 miles per hour) a...
In World
July 21, 2016 6:03 am gmt |
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A Hong Kong court on Thursday (July 21) found three student leaders of pro-democracy protests guilty of charges related to the demonstrations which paralyzed many streets of the Chinese-ruled city in 2014. Joshua Wong and Alex Chow were found guilty of unlawful assembly and Nathan Law was found guilt...
In World
May 1, 2016 12:04 pm gmt |
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Thousands of workers marched through the streets in Hong Kong and the capital city of Cambodia on Sunday (May 1) to mark International Workers’ Day or May Day, demanding for better working conditions and more pay. “(We want to) bring justice and fight for labour rights. All workers in Hon...
In World
April 13, 2016 7:34 am gmt |
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A senior Hong Kong-based Chinese official said on Tuesday (April 12) that the disappearance of a Hong Kong bookseller was a “very unfortunate incident” that shouldn’t be repeated, although he did not clarify details of the case. Asked about the suspected abduction in December of Bri...
In Technology
April 1, 2016 10:32 am gmt |
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Like innumerable children with imaginations fired by animated films, Hong Kong product and graphic designer Ricky Ma grew up watching cartoons featuring the adventures of robots, and dreamed of building his own one day. The fruit of his labours of a year-and-a-half, and a budget of more than $50,000,...
In Britain
February 15, 2016 10:16 am gmt |
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HSBC has decided to keep its headquarters in Britain, the bank said on Sunday (Feb 14), following a review into a potential move that could have shifted the group’s base to Hong Kong. The unanimous decision by HSBC’s board gives a boost to London’s status as a global financial cente...
In Asia
February 9, 2016 6:39 am gmt |
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Riot police used batons and pepper spray early on Tuesday (Feb 9) to disperse crowds after clashes erupted when authorities tried to move illegal street vendors from a working-class district, the worst street violence since pro-democracy protests in late 2014. Protesters hurled bricks at police as sc...
In Canada
November 27, 2015 6:41 am gmt |
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Canadian beauty queen Anastasia Lin held a news conference at the Hong Kong airport on Friday (November 27), one day after she was stopped and denied permission to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the ...
In World
November 18, 2015 6:47 am gmt |
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About 20 protesters rallied outside the Philippines Consulate General in Hong Kong on Wednesday (November 18) to object to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting currently underway in Manila. They carried posters decrying the grouping whilst chanting “Junk, junk APEC”. Vicky...
In Technology
October 17, 2015 7:53 am gmt |
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China launched an Apstar-9 communications satellite on behalf of a satellite operator based in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Saturday. Carried by a Long March-3B/G2 rocket, the satellite was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China. It is a replacement sat...
In India
September 16, 2015 5:38 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will embark on a 4-day visit to Singapore and Hong Kong on Thursday to address investor meets and participate in the Singapore Summit. Jaitley will deliver the keynote address at the Singapore Summit on September 18, which will deliberate on tensions in global economics,...