HONG KONG (AP) — A former leader of Hong Kong was convicted Friday of corruption over a luxury apartment in mainland China intended for his retirement, local media reported. The jurors ruled 8-1 that he committed misconduct by failing to declare that the Shenzhen penthouse he planned to rent was owned by a businessman whose media company was applying for a digital radio license, the repo...
Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was found guilty of misconduct, becoming the most senior official ever in the former British colony to be convicted in court.
The attack was caught on film by TV news cameras, stoking outrage among residents of the Chinese financial hub and further fueling the protests against Beijing's plan to restrict elections.
A Hong Kong court sentenced seven policemen to two years jail on Friday for beating a handcuffed pro-democracy activist during mass democracy protests in 2014, a rare case of police brutality in the financial hub that triggered public outrage.
Hong Kong police are struggling to deal with digital pump-and-dump schemes targeting brokerages - a little-known type of computer-generated fraud that surged in the Chinese territory last year.
The beating, caught by a television crew during the pro-democracy demonstrations that swept the city, outraged the public and revived the flagging protests.
Are you a competent former government official who relishes a challenge? Can you please China's leaders while placating young democratic activists who are prepared to take to the streets? Will you be willing to take the blame for decisions made hundreds of miles away?
A Hong Kong court found seven police officers guilty on Tuesday of beating a handcuffed pro-democracy activist during demonstrations in 2014, a rare incident of police brutality in the financial hub that triggered public outrage.
HONG KONG (AP) — Seven Hong Kong police officers have been found guilty of a lesser charge in the assault of a pro-democracy activist whose videotaped beating during the height of 2014 pro-democracy protests sparked outrage. The activist, Ken Tsang, was part of a group of protesters involved in a pre-dawn clash with police outside government headquarters over Beijing's plans to restrict ...
At least 30 people employed by Xiao Jianhua, who is believed to have been taken to mainland China, have come under one of the widest crackdowns on a private conglomerate in decades.
The fallout from a Chinese billionaire's apparent abduction in Hong Kong has engulfed a Beijing newspaper, deepening the mystery over his disappearance and setting the city's mainland Chinese community on edge.
[...] since a 1990 ban on international trading, Hong Kong's dwindling tribe of ivory carvers has switched to tusks of extinct woolly mammoths. The decline of the city's once-flourishing ivory business is set to speed up after the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese governments announced in December plans to restrict local ivory trading. Wildlife activists hailed the news, saying domestic markets ...
Missing China-born billionaire Xiao Jianhua was whisked in a wheelchair from a luxury Hong Kong hotel in the early hours of Jan 27 with his head covered, a source close to the businessman told Reuters.
Hong Kong authorities have arrested a man for arson after a fire broke out in a subway car on Friday, injuring 13 people.
Police arrested a man over a suspected arson attack on Friday after fire broke out inside a train at one of Hong Kong's busiest subway stations during rush hour, injuring at least 17 people, including two who are in a critical condition.
BEIJING (AP) — The head of the Catholic church in Hong Kong has expressed optimism that the Vatican and Beijing can overcome the controversial issue of bishop appointments lying at the core of a decades-long dispute.
Wong Lai-ngan hunches over a battered workbench, his electric rotary tool whining as he carves two phoenixes facing each other into a smooth white tusk.
A Hong Kong doll maker with a history of creating figurines of controversial world leaders launches a replica of US President Donald Trump complete with replaceable heads and hands. Video provided by AFP
The mysterious disappearance of a mainland Chinese-born billionaire in Hong Kong could give the city's skyrocketing property market a slight push toward the edge.
"It's about forcing us to confront the aesthetic of loss," a professor says of a film oeuvre that captures colonial-era buildings before they are razed.
Masked urban explorers are creating a video archive of Hong Kong's abandoned sites from the colonial era, which are at risk of being demolished.
Press from mainland says Xiao Jianhua, Canadian founder of well-connected financial services firm, is safe in China, but officials not talking
The uncertain fate of Xiao Jianhua, a China-born billionaire who was last seen at a luxury Hong Kong hotel a week ago, has raised fresh fears about the city's autonomy amid media reports he may have been abducted by Chinese agents.
Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of a Chinese-born Canadian billionaire reportedly seized in Hong Kong by mainland Chinese police, in a case that could rekindle concerns about overreach by Chinese law enforcement in the semiautonomous city. Xiao Jianhua is in mainland China, according to...
A Chinese billionaire with Canadian citizenship has been seized from his apartment at the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong and taken to mainland China, a source familiar with the situation told CNN Wednesday.
Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of a Chinese billionaire reportedly taken away from his Hong Kong hotel by mainland police, in a case that has parallels with last year's disappearances of five booksellers.
A missing China-born billionaire was quoted by state media on Tuesday as saying he had not been abducted from Hong Kong by mainland Chinese agents as some news outlets had reported, but was receiving medical treatment.
The Chinese-born tycoon Xiao Jianhua, who holds Canadian and Antiguan passports, is in police custody on the mainland, a person close to him said.
Mainland Chinese companies have piled into Hong Kong property in 2015-2016, outbidding some of the territory's most powerful developers to gobble up 29 percent of land sold for development in one of the world's most expensive real estate markets, according to new industry figures.
Along with fish balls and flowers, vendors in Victoria Park sold a game with a predetermined set of outcomes, a nod to the Beijing-directed selection of the city's leader.
Hong Kong's outgoing leader has issued a warning in his farewell policy speech to those advocating independence for the Chinese-controlled territory.
Hong Kong's chief executive said on Wednesday in his annual policy blueprint that the city couldn't become independent or separate from China.
China on Monday approved the resignations of two of Hong Kong's top officials, including its financial secretary, paving the way for them to contest a March election to become the next chief executive of the financial hub.
HONG KONG (AP) — A group led by Hong Kong billionaire tycoon Li Ka-shing's infrastructure business is buying Australian energy company Duet in a multibillion dollar deal. The deal signifies Li's undiminished interest in Australian investments even after being dealt a setback last year when the government blocked a $10 billion joint offer with Chinese state-owned State Grid for a Sydney e...
Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK) is expected to announce job cuts, cost reductions and to shift flights to its short-haul arm when it unveils the results of a key review this week, as it grapples with growing competition from Chinese carriers.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's No. 2 government official resigned on Thursday in what is widely seen as preparation for a bid for the southern Chinese city's top leadership job. Hong Kong leader Leung is deeply unpopular and announced last month that he won't seek another term, citing family reasons.
Hong Kong's number two official Carrie Lam resigned on Thursday, local media said, in a move widely seen as a prelude to contesting a March election to become the Asian financial hub's next chief executive.
In the latest sign of tensions between Taiwan and mainland China, a young pro-democracy activist and three legislators from Hong Kong received protection in Taiwan when their visit prompted demonstrations by pro-Beijing groups.
Leading Hong Kong lawyers voiced fresh concerns on Monday at China's intervention in the territory's judiciary, following a controversial move to ban pro-independence lawmakers by Beijing nearly two months ago.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's defense minister says nine armored personnel carriers that have been detained in Hong Kong should be returned immediately under sovereign immunity laws. Defense minister Ng Eng Hen said Monday in parliament that the vehicles are protected by sovereign immunity.
Singapore's defense minister said on Monday nine armored vehicles seized in Hong Kong could not be detained or confiscated and that the city-state had repeatedly asked for their return.
Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang, the highest-ranking ex-official to be charged in the city's history, on Tuesday denied bribery related to the decoration of a luxury penthouse in the neighboring Chinese city of Shenzhen.
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