China condemns HK press club over “separatist” speech by activist

By James Pomfret and Greg Torode HONG KONG, Aug 14 : The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemned one of Asia’s leading press clubs on Tuesday for hosting a speech by an independence activist that has sparked debate about the viability of the city’s freedoms. China’s Foreign Ministry had urged the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ […]

Pro-China groups rally outside HK press club ahead of activist’s speech

By James Pomfret and Greg Torode HONG KONG, Aug 14 : Pro-Beijing groups rallied outside Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) on Tuesday ahead of a speech by an independence activist that has attracted global attention and riled both Chinese and local officials. The invitation to Andy Chan, a founder of the Hong Kong National […]

Hong Kong unveils expansionary budget with push on innovative industries

By James Pomfret and Donny Kwok HONG KONG, Feb 28 : Hong Kong rolled out tax cuts, relief measures and capital spending in an expansionary budget on Wednesday, after the city racked up a hefty budget surplus, targeting investments in high-technology industries to help raise its competitiveness. Financial Secretary Paul Chan unveiled measures to address […]