Hong Kong protesters gear up at 'National Calamity Hardware Store'

Asia Pacific Oct 11, 2019

Hong Kong protesters gear up at 'National Calamity Hardware Store'

While months of anti-government protests have taken a toll on Hong Kong businesses, from luxury retailers to hotels and restaurants, Keita Lee's pop-up stall is thriving. Since demonstrations escalated in mid-June, Lee, 33, has been running what he has dubbed the National Calamity Hardware Store, ...

Hopes dim as U.S. and China resume high-stakes trade talks

Business Oct 10, 2019

Hopes dim as U.S. and China resume high-stakes trade talks

President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping have plenty of reasons to call off their trade war. Both face weakening economies that would likely further deteriorate if their conflict escalates. Both are up against a formidable adversary that shows no inclination to yield. Both are tangled in ...

FIFA fines Hong Kong soccer body for China anthem protest

Soccer Oct 9, 2019

FIFA fines Hong Kong soccer body for China anthem protest

FIFA has fined Hong Kong's soccer federation 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,100) for fans disrespecting the Chinese national anthem before a World Cup qualifying game last month. Hong Kong fans booed and turned their backs when the anthem was played for their team before a Sept. ...

NBA postpones Nets-Lakers media sessions in Shanghai

Basketball / NBA Oct 9, 2019

NBA postpones Nets-Lakers media sessions in Shanghai

The NBA has postponed Wednesday's scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. The teams were practicing in Shanghai on Wednesday, where at least two ...