HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s embattled pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily reported Monday that its board of directors has asked authorities to unfreeze some assets so it can pay salaries and avoid labor violations, and that the board will meet again on Friday to decide if the newspaper will cease operations.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says it will continue operating its de facto consulate in Hong Kong in spite of visa difficulties for its staffers while also providing consular services online.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong has been unable to get new visas for its staff after the Hong Kong government in 2018 began requiring that Taiwanese personnel at the office sign a statement accepting the “one-China principle,” Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said.
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court ordered the top editor of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and the head of its parent company held without bail Saturday in the first hearing since their arrest two days ago under the city's national security law.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government, faced with months of pro-democracy protests that have spiraled into violence, on Friday invoked emergency powers to ban masks from public gatherings...
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily increased its print run more than fivefold to 500,000 copies as residents lined up Friday to buy the paper in a show of support for beleaguered press freedoms, a day after police arrested five top editors and executives.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Friday, as investors digested the latest message from the U.S. Federal Reserve on raising short-term interest rates by late 2023.
Japan's benchmark added 0.3% in morning trading to 29,108.23.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law Thursday to arrest five editors and executives of a pro-democracy newspaper on charges of colluding with foreign powers — the first time the legislation has been used against the press in yet another sign of an intensifying crackdown by Chinese authorities in the city long known for its freedoms.
HONG KONG (AP) — Like many in Hong Kong, Jason Chan had no immediate plans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. For the finance professional, there seemed to be no pressing need, with travel restrictions still in place and no major outbreak at home.
MACAO, China (AP) — The tiny Chinese autonomous region of Macao has joined its larger neighbor Hong Kong in closing its representative office in Taiwan as China seeks to intensify the diplomatic isolation of the self-governing island democracy.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it might ease off economic stimulus earlier than previously thought.
Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul fell while Shanghai gained after Fed policymakers, who previously forecast no interest rate hikes before 2024, estimated their benchmark rate would be raised twice by late 2023.
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said Wednesday in its first confirmation of the incident that prompted concern over the facility’s safety.
HONG KONG (AP) — China's government said Tuesday no abnormal radiation was detected outside a nuclear power plant near Hong Kong following a news report of a leak, while Hong Kong's leader said her administration was closely watching the facility.
HONG KONG (AP) — The French joint operator of a Chinese nuclear plant near Hong Kong said Monday that the plant is dealing with a “performance issue” but is currently operating within safety limits, following a report of a potential radioactive leak.
BEIJING (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing Washington of politicizing the search for the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from jail Saturday after serving more than six months for taking part in unauthorized assemblies during massive 2019 anti-government protests that triggered a crackdown on dissent in the former British colony.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong censors now have the power to ban films that endanger national security, prompting concerns that freedom of expression is being further curtailed in a city once known for its vibrant arts and film scene.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the coronavirus by the end of the year, tens of millions of children may have to start rolling up their sleeves.
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after the S&P 500 index notched another record high despite a surge in U.S. consumer prices in May.
Shanghai fell, Tokyo was flat, while shares rose in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will allow children age 12 and above to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine as it seeks to boost immunization rates in the city.
Government officials said Thursday they will offer the vaccine to about 240,000 children from 12 to 15 years old starting Friday, joining other countries that have started vaccinating children.
Hong Kong football fans can look forward to three more seasons of Uefa Champions League action after the first broadcast rights for matches were confirmed by Now TV.
PCCW Media and beIN Sports have agreed a deal to show select matches on Now TV until the end of the 2023-24 tournament.
Former Hong Kong lawmaker Philip Wong, who stirred controversy during 2003 security law battle, dies at 82
Former Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmaker Philip Wong Yu-hong has died in the United States at the age of 82 after a six-month battle with brain cancer.
Goldman joins ranks of Centaline, Cushman and Morgan Stanley in forecasting rise in Hong Kong home prices this year
US investment bank Goldman Sachs has joined a chorus of property market observers forecasting an increase in Hong Kong home prices this year.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s Lingnan University distances itself from ‘politicised’ student union after mass email refers to ‘Wuhan pneumonia’
A publicly funded Hong Kong university has distanced itself from its student union and accused it of becoming "highly politicised" after the group referred to Covid-19 as "Wuhan pneumonia" in a mass email sent to their peers and refused to amend the term.
Hong Kong higher education in ‘rather good health’ despite protests, national security law: British rankings firm
Four Hong Kong universities have dropped in the latest worldwide rankings, with only Chinese University (CUHK) and Polytechnic University (PolyU) rising in the league table, but researchers said the city's higher education remained in "rather good health".
Hong Kong parents and children still have doubts over Covid-19 vaccine, despite government lowering age threshold to 12
Many Hong Kong parents and pupils remain cautious about getting Covid-19 jabs despite the government's decision to lower the vaccination age limit to 12 years old.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong construction costs slip as Covid-19 pandemic stifles activity, putting some pressure on house prices
Hong Kong's construction costs have dipped amid a drop in building activity during the pandemic, theoretically putting pressure on the prices of new homes, according to Arcadis, an Amsterdam-headquartered design and consultancy firm.
Ramona Pascual is finally returning to action " halfway across the globe.
Booking fights has proved difficult for Hong Kong's Pascual (4-2) since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with the UFC's China Academy alumni making the move to Las Vegas from the Shanghai Performance Institute this year to pursue more opportunities.
IMF says Hong Kong’s financial system resilient to future shocks, cautions property valuations and deep China links as potential risks
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Hong Kong's financial system remains resilient to future financial shocks and crises even after a challenging two years that saw the city's economy experience its worst contraction on record.
Hong Kong's biggest listed companies added women to their boards in 2020 at their highest level in four years, global recruitment firm Heidrick & Struggles said.
The top 50 companies on the Hang Seng Index filled 24 per cent of their 42 open director seats with women last year, according to the latest Heidrick & Struggles board monitor report.
Hong Kong stocks slid after a surge in factory-gate prices in China stoked concerns about further policy tightening while both the US and China took seemingly more aggressive legal measures to counter each other on economic and political issues.
Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday after China reported a big jump in factory gate prices at a time when inflation is a top investor concern.
Shares fell in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney but rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in Asia on Tuesday after a mixed finish on Wall Street, as investors weighed the risks of inflation against signs the recovery from the pandemic is gaining momentum.
HONG KONG (AP) — Microsoft Corp. blamed “accidental human error” for its Bing search engine briefly not showing image results for the search term “tank man” on the anniversary of the bloody military crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989.
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong activist was released Saturday after being detained on suspicion of publicizing a commemoration of China’s deadly crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, and said her arrest was meant to have a chilling effect on marking the anniversary.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered near a Hong Kong park Friday despite a ban on an annual candlelight vigil to remember China's deadly crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, and the arrest earlier in the day of an organizer of previous vigils.
HONG KONG (AP) — Ray Cordeiro considers himself the luckiest radio DJ in the world.
In a storied career spanning over 70 years in Hong Kong, Cordeiro has interviewed superstars including the Beatles and Elton John, and even received an MBE — an order of the British empire for outstanding achievement or service to the community — from Queen Elizabeth.
LONDON (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy website was temporarily taken down after police warned the Israel-based hosting company that it breached a national security law, highlighting concerns about actions by authorities in the Chinese city to muzzle online dissent abroad.
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced in Asia on Thursday after a day of modest gains on Wall Street, led by buying of energy and technology stocks. Oil prices also rose.
Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul but fell in Hong Kong.
BEIJING — Fifteen more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the southern Chinese province of Guangzhou, with a report saying the coronavirus variant in the latest outbreak is more transmissible than in previous clusters in the country.
HONG KONG (AP) — Huawei launched its own HarmonyOS mobile operating system on its handsets on Wednesday as it adapts to having lost access to Google mobile services two years ago after the U.S. put the Chinese telecommunications company on a trade blacklist.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday after Wall Street began a post-holiday week on a lackluster note.
Shares rose in Tokyo and Sydney but fell in Hong Kong, Shanghai and South Korea.
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong museum commemorating China's deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests closed Wednesday three days after opening as the ruling Communist Party tries to stamp out the last traces of public discussion of the event.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday as investors looked ahead to U.S. jobs data for reassurance the biggest global economy is improving following the previous month’s big hiring miss.
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street ended May with a gain and Japan's factory output grew less than expected.
BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets fell Monday after Japan reported weaker-than-expect growth in factory output and Chinese manufacturing growth was flat.
Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong retreated while Seoul swung between small gains and losses.