Fast Retailing in H.K. depositary listing

Jan 27, 2014

Fast Retailing in H.K. depositary listing

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co. plans to list depositary receipts in Hong Kong to help promote its brand to investors and customers in the region. Fast Retailing, which is on an overseas expansion drive, said it doesn’t plan to sell new shares or raise ...

Thick miasmas choke opportunities in Hong Kong

Jan 13, 2014

Thick miasmas choke opportunities in Hong Kong

The New Year has revived old problems for Hong Kong as a murky smog has blanketed the usually glittering skyline, fueling complaints from locals and visitors alike, and raising pressure on the government to act. Tourists expecting to take holiday snaps from the famous ...

Hong Kong movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies at age 107

Jan 7, 2014

Hong Kong movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies at age 107

Run Run Shaw built a Hong Kong movie and TV empire that nurtured rising talents like actor Chow Yun-fat and director John Woo, inspired Hollywood filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and produced the 1982 sci-fi classic “Blade Runner.” Shaw’s prolific studio helped bring kung ...

Anti-Japan demonstration held in Hong Kong over Abe's shrine visit

Dec 27, 2013

Anti-Japan demonstration held in Hong Kong over Abe's shrine visit

An activist group staged a protest Friday at the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine the day before. Sixteen members of the Hong Kong-based Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, a group asserting China’s ...

Celebrity tutor 'kings' thrive in Hong Kong

Dec 13, 2013

Celebrity tutor 'kings' thrive in Hong Kong

When the Hong Kong school year began in September, tutor Tony Chow arranged to have his face plastered on the sides of double-decker buses to raise his profile. The 30-year-old indirectly teaches English grammar to thousands of secondary school pupils who attend his academy’s ...

Dec 10, 2013

Japanese politician arrested in China for drug possession

Police in Guangdong province, China, have formally arrested a 70-year-old municipal assembly member from Aichi Prefecture for allegedly possessing illegal drugs, local officials said Monday. Takuma Sakuragi, a member of the Inazawa Municipal Assembly, was taken into custody at Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport on ...

Hong Kong sees its first human case of H7N9 bird flu

Dec 3, 2013

Hong Kong sees its first human case of H7N9 bird flu

Hong Kong has confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu in the latest sign of the virus spreading beyond mainland China. A 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper with a history of traveling to the mainland city of Shenzhen and coming into ...

Pro-democracy protest plan splits Hong Kong

Nov 29, 2013

Pro-democracy protest plan splits Hong Kong

After a decade of negotiations, sociology professor Chan Kin-man realized the Chinese government was not going to grant Hong Kong genuine democracy — not without a struggle, anyway. So with another academic and a Baptist minister, Chan has threatened to organize a sit-in for ...

Kagoshima 'shochu' makers seek growth via H.K. fair

Nov 8, 2013

Kagoshima 'shochu' makers seek growth via H.K. fair

Nine makers of “shochu” distilled liquor in Kagoshima Prefecture are pitching their products to a wider range of consumers in Asia, with their focus on the international liquor fair now under way in Hong Kong. Tensei Shuzo, which has already been marketing its shochu ...

Language schools in H.K. pushing American accents

Oct 29, 2013

Language schools in H.K. pushing American accents

Standing at the front of the classroom in Hong Kong, 9-year-old Charlotte Yan recites a 2008 speech by then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton — enunciating the words with a perfect American accent. “Make sure we have a president who puts our country ...