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 ...

May 4, 2015

Hong Kong police hunt kidnappers who fled with ransom

Hong Kong police on Monday arrested one of six suspects who fled with millions in ransom money after a kidnapping, the city’s new police commissioner Stephen Lo said. City authorities embarked on a massive operation to hunt down six suspected kidnappers after the release ...

Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

Apr 26, 2015

Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

by Jack Chang

All around Chow Tak-yee’s neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she’s always called home. The children of mainland families now fill her neighborhood’s best schools, and ...

Apr 8, 2015

Hong Kong expats arrested after daughter plunges to her death

The British father and Filipino mother of a teenager in Hong Kong have been arrested after she plunged to her death from an upmarket apartment block. Police said there was “no suspicious element” in the 15-year-old girl’s fatal fall, but arrested both her parents ...

Mar 23, 2015

Hong Kong man jailed for killing, cooking his parents

A Hong Kong man who killed, dismembered, salted and cooked his parents was sent to prison for life on Monday after being found guilty of double murder. The conviction of Henry Chau, 31, on Friday concluded a gruesome case that shocked the city in ...

Chinese flee H.K. to shop in Japan and  South Korea

Mar 20, 2015

Chinese flee H.K. to shop in Japan and South Korea

Chinese tourists are rapidly deserting Hong Kong, leaving retailers who built businesses around once insatiable demand from mainland neighbors with bigger but emptier stores and squeezing the whole city’s visitor-dependent economy. With cross-border tensions exacerbated by pro-democracy Hong Kong protests, tour groups visiting Hong ...