Hong Kong protesters told to clear streets or risk arrest

Nov 11, 2014

Hong Kong protesters told to clear streets or risk arrest

Hong Kong’s acting chief executive on Tuesday called on pro-democracy protesters to clear sites they have occupied for more than six weeks and warned holdouts they could face arrest, a move that could swell protest numbers. Hundreds of student-led demonstrators are camped out in ...

Grisly Hong Kong murder sparks banker backlash

Nov 10, 2014

Grisly Hong Kong murder sparks banker backlash

The murder of two young Indonesian women in Hong Kong allegedly by a British expatriate has sparked a backlash against wealthy Western bankers accused of treating the financial hub as their own personal playground. The victims were found mutilated in 29-year-old Rurik Jutting’s upmarket ...

Hong Kong slaying suspect was 'bully'

Nov 6, 2014

Hong Kong slaying suspect was 'bully'

A British man accused of slaying two Indonesian women in Hong Kong was described by acquaintances and fellow pub mates as a “bully” who would use his bulky body to push through crowds and help himself to others’ drinks. One said he was making ...

Fear stalks Hong Kong sex workers after grisly murders

Nov 5, 2014

Fear stalks Hong Kong sex workers after grisly murders

by Jerome Taylor

Even on a weekday night, the bars of Hong Kong’s Wanchai red-light district are teeming. Stern-looking “mama-sans” supervise young women in miniskirts enticing possible customers with calls of “Hey, handsome” and “Let’s party.” In an upmarket apartment streets away from the neon-lit strip, two ...

Chinese Communist Party's great leap backward

Nov 4, 2014

Chinese Communist Party's great leap backward

by Xia Yeliang

Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign was supposed to signify a shift toward a more transparent system based on the rule of law, but the officials who have been purged so far have been Xi's political adversaries. Xi appears to be pulling China backward ...