May 13, 2016

Wah! East Asian words enter Oxford English Dictionary

Words most commonly heard on the streets of Hong Kong and Singapore like “yum cha” and “wah” have entered the linguistic mainstream, with the Oxford English Dictionary including them in its latest update. The terms — a type of Chinese breakfast and an expression ...

May 7, 2016

Japan pounds Hong Kong in ARC match

An inexperienced Japan side recorded another dominant win in the Asia Rugby Championship with a 38-3 victory over Hong Kong on Saturday. Interim coach Ryuji Nakatake’s young side crossed the whitewash six times following an 85-0 thrashing of South Korea on home soil a ...

Hong Kong's Tiananmen Museum faces closure threat

Apr 16, 2016

Hong Kong's Tiananmen Museum faces closure threat

The world’s only museum chronicling the Chinese government’s brutal 1989 crackdown on student protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square say it faces closure because of a legal dispute, its Hong Kong operators said Friday. The pro-democracy group behind the tiny Hong Kong museum said it ...

Panama Papers reveal Hong Kong's murky financial underbelly

Apr 15, 2016

Panama Papers reveal Hong Kong's murky financial underbelly

Jasmine Li was still a student when she opened her first offshore bank account through Mossack Fonseca Hong Kong, but the shady world she entered that day had been part of the city’s underbelly for decades. The granddaughter of China’s then fourth-ranked politician was ...

Apr 13, 2016

British teacher found dead in China may have been murdered: police

A British lecturer who taught in Hong Kong has been found dead in mainland China, possibly murdered, police said. There were fears the man’s disappearance three weeks ago was linked to a million-dollar property deal. Local media reported Hilary Bower, 60, had been murdered, ...

Apr 13, 2016

Yen bruises Hong Kong retailers that sell Japanese products

Times are tough for Hong Kong retailers. And even worse for those with links to Japan. Shares of CEC International Holdings Ltd. which runs the 759 chain of stores, have tumbled 32 percent this year, compared with a 0.5 percent retreat in the MSCI ...

Panama Papers fallout claims Iceland leader

Apr 6, 2016

Panama Papers fallout claims Iceland leader

Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson will resign, his party said on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm that have shone a spotlight on the finances of an array of politicians and public figures worldwide. The “Panama ...

Film depicting China's shadow over Hong Kong wins top Asian movie award

Apr 4, 2016

Film depicting China's shadow over Hong Kong wins top Asian movie award

A Hong Kong film portraying a dystopian future under Chinese Communist Party rule won one of Asia’s top film awards Sunday at a time when Beijing’s attempts to rein in the city’s democratic development have stoked growing political tensions. “Ten Years,” a feature-length film ...