Jan 20, 2015

Hong Kong creates cadet force modeled partly on Chinese army

Hong Kong has created a new army cadet force modeled partly on the Chinese military, sparking fears of tighter controls over the city’s youth in the wake of student-led pro-democracy protests. “Through drills and training camps, the new voluntary uniformed youth group aims to ...

Jan 12, 2015

Home of H.K. media tycoon Lai firebombed

The home and former offices of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing who also played a prominent role in large prodemocracy protests last month, were firebombed early Monday, a spokesman said. The first attack took place around 1:30 a.m. ...

Jan 9, 2015

Jackie Chan's son sentenced to six months for drug offense

The son of actor Jackie Chan pleaded guilty in a Beijing court Friday to providing a venue for drug users and was sentenced to six months in prison, following a major crackdown on illegal drugs in the Chinese capital. Jaycee Chan, 32, also was ...

Dec 31, 2014

'Hong Kong's first spy' dies in China

A former police officer accused of spying for communist China in one of the former British colony’s highest-profile espionage cases has died, according to reports Tuesday. Top Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping, paid tribute to John Tsang Chao-ko, whose memorial service was held ...

Dec 31, 2014

Hong Kong bans Japan poultry in bird flu scare

Hong Kong’s food watchdog said Tuesday that poultry meat and eggs from Yamaguchi Prefecture have been banned due to an outbreak of bird flu there. The Center for Food Safety said in a statement the ban was imposed “in view of the announcement made ...