Jun 18, 2015

Hong Kong vetoes China-backed electoral reform proposal

Hong Kong’s legislature on Thursday vetoed a China-vetted electoral reform package that had been criticized by opposition prodemocracy lawmakers and activists as undemocratic, potentially easing the prospect of fresh mass protests. The vote came earlier than expected, with only 37 of the legislature’s 70 ...

Hong Kong on high alert as new democracy showdown looms

Jun 16, 2015

Hong Kong on high alert as new democracy showdown looms

Hong Kong’s leader warned Tuesday that violence will not be tolerated, a day after authorities arrested 10 people and seized suspected explosives ahead of a crucial vote on a China-backed electoral reform package this week. Security has been stepped up across the Chinese-ruled city, ...

Hong Kong arrests bomb-making suspects ahead of electoral reform vote

Jun 15, 2015

Hong Kong arrests bomb-making suspects ahead of electoral reform vote

Hong Kong police arrested nine people and seized suspected explosives, authorities said Monday as the city went on high alert ahead of a crucial vote on a China-backed electoral reform package that sparked widespread protests last year. The overnight raids involving scores of officers ...

Hong Kong democracy groups rally as key vote looms

Jun 15, 2015

Hong Kong democracy groups rally as key vote looms

Prodemocracy campaigners took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday, but in far smaller numbers than expected, before a vote on a political reform package that has divided the city and sparked mass protests. The controversial electoral road map, which lays out how Hong ...

Increased Asian demand boosts geoduck farming

May 15, 2015

Increased Asian demand boosts geoduck farming

John King plunges his arm up to his shoulder into the mudflats of Puget Sound, roots around and soon pulls from the muck the world’s largest burrowing clam. The mollusk squirts water from its long obscene-looking neck. King dodges the spray, already using a ...

May 15, 2015

Japanese man gets 17 years in H.K. for drug smuggling

A Hong Kong court on Thursday sentenced a Japanese man to 17 years and four months in prison for trafficking illicit drugs, local media reported. Masaki Yamaguchi, 46, was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport in March 2013 while attempting to smuggle 5.79 kg ...

'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans take on Britain

May 10, 2015

'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans take on Britain

Hong Kong military veterans who served in the British armed forces are going into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain. With some locals increasingly anxious about Beijing’s encroaching influence in Hong Kong, the veterans have become the ...