Jan 5, 2016

Missing Hong Kong bookseller's wife drops police report

The mystery surrounding five missing Hong Kong booksellers known for titles banned in mainland China deepened after one purportedly wrote to say he was fine and helping with an investigation, prompting his wife to drop a missing person’s report. Hong Kong police said late ...

Jan 4, 2016

Hong Kong leader 'very concerned' by disappearances of booksellers

Hong Kong’s leader said Monday he is “very concerned” over the disappearance of five booksellers known for publications critical of the Chinese government. A prominent lawmaker has accused mainland security officers of kidnapping the men. The booksellers all worked for the same Hong Kong-based ...

China suspected after fifth Hong Kong bookseller goes missing

Jan 3, 2016

China suspected after fifth Hong Kong bookseller goes missing

Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong said Sunday that they will press the government for answers after a fifth employee of a publisher specializing in books critical of mainland China’s leadership went missing. Lawmaker Albert Ho said the city was “shocked and appalled” by the ...

Don't let the friendly face fool you — this croupier has no heart

Dec 15, 2015

Don't let the friendly face fool you — this croupier has no heart

She has an hourglass figure, an unflappable manner and a friendly face. Meet Min, the robot whose creators say could revolutionize card-dealing in the world’s casinos. The svelte brunette is a prototype of a human-like electronic croupier, which Paradise Entertainment Ltd., a Hong Kong-based ...

On China's fringes, cyberspies raise their game

Nov 30, 2015

On China's fringes, cyberspies raise their game

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Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say are China-sponsored hackers using techniques rarely seen elsewhere. Hackers have expanded their attacks to parking malware on popular file-sharing services including ...