Hong Kong property moguls on trial in huge graft case

May 8, 2014

Hong Kong property moguls on trial in huge graft case

A blockbuster corruption trial involving Hong Kong property tycoons Thomas and Raymond Kwok opened Thursday, with all five defendants pleading innocent to bribery charges. The brothers, who jointly chair development giant Sun Hung Kai Properties, and Hong Kong’s former chief secretary Rafael Hui, were ...

World's first Tiananmen museum opens in Hong Kong

Apr 27, 2014

World's first Tiananmen museum opens in Hong Kong

The world’s first museum dedicated to the Tiananmen Square crackdown opened in Hong Kong Saturday with an emotive ceremony and protests from pro-China demonstrators. Almost 25 years after the Chinese authorities’ brutal repression of prodemocracy protesters in Beijing, the permanent exhibition is one of ...

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Apr 23, 2014

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Hong Kong and the Philippines announced Wednesday they had resolved an enduring and deeply emotional row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations to return to normal. The breakthrough came after a deal was struck on the most sensitive issues of compensation ...

Mar 25, 2014

Abe's economic package lacking strength: Noda

Former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Monday in Hong Kong that the economic stimulus package launched by his successor, Shinzo Abe, isn’t strong enough and that he hopes a trans-Pacific trade deal can be reached soon. Addressing hundreds as a keynote speaker at the ...

Daring 'urban explorers' get high on history

Mar 16, 2014

Daring 'urban explorers' get high on history

Dangling his feet off the edge of a skyscraper more than 50 stories above the streets of Hong Kong, “Jonathan Tsang” looks as relaxed as if he was kicking back in his own living room. For most people, the view below would be a ...

Mar 13, 2014

Nine arrested over attack on Hong Kong journalist

Nine men have been arrested in connection with the brutal attack on a veteran Hong Kong journalist that sparked concerns for press freedom in the Chinese city, police said Wednesday. Kevin Lau, a former editor of the liberal Ming Pao newspaper, was hacked with ...

Fast Retailing debuts on Hong Kong stock market

Mar 6, 2014

Fast Retailing debuts on Hong Kong stock market

Fast Retailing Co., the operator of Uniqlo casual clothing stores, went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The company aims to raise its profile in greater China and Southeast Asia through its first listing on an overseas stock exchange. The listing ...

Muckraking Hong Kong editor in critical condition after cleaver attack

Feb 26, 2014

Muckraking Hong Kong editor in critical condition after cleaver attack

The former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper whose ouster triggered protests over press freedoms and Beijing’s influence, is in a critical condition after being attacked with a cleaver, authorities said Wednesday. Kevin Lau, former editor of the liberal Ming Pao newspaper, was hacked ...