Hong Kong hunkers down as Typhoon Haima looms

Oct 21, 2016

Hong Kong hunkers down as Typhoon Haima looms

The usually frenetic streets of Hong Kong were deserted Friday as the city went into lockdown for Typhoon Haima, which has killed at least eight people in the Philippines. Flights were canceled, roads were clear of cars and pavements empty, with schools and offices ...

Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

| Sep 26, 2016

Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

The popularity of nishikigoi carp is growing outside Japan. Known as the “swimming jewel,” one nishikigoi can fetch up to tens of millions of yen. Exports from the Tokai region, an area that actively breeds and raises Japanese brocaded carp, grew to ¥264 million ...

19th-century wine a hit at Hong Kong auction

Sep 3, 2016

19th-century wine a hit at Hong Kong auction

Some 2,000 bottles of vintage French burgundy wine from the venerable Maison Bouchard Pere et Fils, including one from 1846, were snapped up at a Hong Kong auction Saturday. The 1846 vintage, from the Meursault-Charmes region, sold for HK$134,750 ($17,451) — far exceeding a ...