One dead, three wounded in rare Hong Kong shooting; woman arrested

By Maggie Liu and Holly Chik HONG KONG, Jun 26 : One woman was killed and three other people wounded on Tuesday in a shooting at a Hong Kong park next to a busy shopping centre, a rare gun attack in a city ranked as one of the safest in the world. A 44-year-old woman […]

China leaned on Hong Kong not to hand fugitive to U.S., State department says

By Venus Wu HONG KONG, May 30 : The U.S. State Department said Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, rejected a request last year to surrender a fugitive into the custody of the United States, at China’s behest. In an annual report on the Asian financial hub this week, the State Department said last October’s rejection […]

Leader of Hong Kong independence movement found guilty of rioting

By Venus Wu HONG KONG, May 18 : A Hong Kong court on Friday found the most prominent leader of the Chinese-ruled territory’s independence movement, Edward Leung, guilty on one charge of rioting, a verdict that carries a maximum sentence of 12 years’ jail. The jury did not find him guilty of inciting a riot […]

Collectors and dealers descend on Hong Kong for annual Art Basel

By Carmel Yang HONG KONG, Mar 27 : Art dealers, collectors and gallery owners gather in Hong Kong for the annual Art Basel exhibition this week at a time when fairs are increasingly driving growth in the sector and collectors from across Asia are flocking to the financial hub. Asia, which accounts for 23 percent […]

Hong Kong democratic opposition fails to regain veto power in legislature

By Venus Wu and James Pomfret HONG KONG, March 12 : Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp failed on Monday to regain some veto power in the city’s legislature in a pivotal by-election, struggling to draw what they hoped would be protest votes against creeping control from Communist Party rulers in Beijing. The democrats won only two […]

Hong Kong democrats seek to recapture lost ground in by-elections

By James Pomfret HONG KONG, March 11 : Low early turnout in Hong Kong by-elections on Sunday raised alarms in the city’s pro-democracy camp while some voters also voiced concerns over Hong Kong’s future in the wake of news that Chinese President Xi Jinping could stay in power indefinitely. Only one-third of the city’s 2.1 […]