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 ...

Legacy of SARS offers lessons for Ebola fight

Nov 2, 2014

Legacy of SARS offers lessons for Ebola fight

The SARS outbreak of 2003 put Hong Kong on the front line of a global health crisis. The city’s successful war on the virus offers lessons for those now battling Ebola. The flu-like severe acute respiratory syndrome infected 1,800 people and took 299 lives ...