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 ...

Hong Kong's minorities stand up for change

Mar 17, 2015

Hong Kong's minorities stand up for change

When teenager Jianne Soriano joined Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, it was the first time she felt she belonged in the city where she was born. Now, she is one of a new wave of young campaigners fighting racial discrimination. Soriano, 19, says that her ...

Mar 12, 2015

China to 'refresh' policy on visitors to Hong Kong

The Chinese government will “refresh” its policy on granting entry permits to its citizens wishing to visit the separately administered territory of Hong Kong, a state-run paper said Thursday, amid mounting anger at hordes of mainland shoppers. “We are talking with the Hong Kong ...