Stories tagged: Hong Kong
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
End of an era as Hong Kong stock trading floor set to close
Hong Kong’s last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading hall.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
U.S. allies air concerns about Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order
Israel, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined a number of U.S. allies at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that calls on …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Hong Kong leader: Reject threats to China’s sovereignty
Hong Kong’s leader said Wednesday that residents of the southern Chinese city are obliged to reject threats to China’s sovereignty, in what appeared to be a veiled warning aimed at …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Toll from strong typhoon climbs to 12 dead in southern China
The death toll from Typhoon Hato has risen to at least nine as the most powerful storm to hit the southern China region around Hong Kong in more than half …
Sat., July 1, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Hong Kong residents march to defend freedom as China’s president draws a ‘red line’
HONG KONG — Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents marched through the streets in defense of their cherished freedoms Saturday, in the face of what many see as a …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
African rangers urge Hong Kong lawmakers to OK ivory ban
African park rangers urged Hong Kong lawmakers to approve a ban on ivory sales but warned that giving in to traders’ demands for compensation would fuel more elephant poaching.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Asian funerals go green, high-tech at Hong Kong trade fair
Caskets made of paper and wicker coffins on display at a recent Hong Kong funeral industry trade highlighted a trend toward “green burials” in an industry booming as Asia’s population …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
Pink diamond auctioned for record $71.2 million in Hong Kong
A stunning 59.6 carat diamond known as the “Pink Star” sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby’s auction Tuesday in Hong Kong, setting a new world record for any diamond …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
Hong Kong Disney gets $1.4B expansion with Frozen theme area
Hong Kong officials say they have signed an agreement for a $1.4 billion expansion of the southern Chinese city’s Disneyland theme park.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 11:39 p.m.
China bars two Hong Kong lawmakers from office
China’s top legislature effectively barred two democratically elected separatist lawmakers from taking office in Hong Kong with a ruling Monday on the city’s constitution, an intervention into a local political …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home
JAKARTA, Indonesia – They were poor and vulnerable – nobodies trying to make a living in a sophisticated and clinical metropolis far from their island villages. They were brutalized by …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates retain veto in key vote
A group of young Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pulled off a stunning election victory, gaining a foothold in the southern Chinese city’s legislature and setting the stage for a new …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 10:25 p.m.
New wave of anti-China activists set for Hong Kong vote win
HONG KONG – A new wave of anti-China activists appeared headed for victory in Hong Kong’s most pivotal elections since the handover from Britain in 1997, which could set the …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
Canadian, Chinese company sign deal on mine outside of Boise
A Canadian mining company said it has reached an agreement with a Chinese company bringing in $700 million in financing for a possible open-pit molybdenum mine 37 miles northeast of …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
McDonald’s adding 1,500 outlets in China, South Korea, Hong Kong
McDonald’s Corp. said Thursday it plans to open 1,500 new restaurants in China, South Korea and Hong Kong as it looks to faster-growing markets to help drive a global turnaround.
Sun., March 27, 2016
Rising China risk tarnishes Hong Kong business hub luster
Political and economic ills from mainland China are eroding Hong Kong’s independent business edge.
Sun., Jan. 3, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
Hong Kong unsettled by case of 5 missing booksellers
HONG KONG – Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers said Sunday that they will press the government for answers after a fifth employee of a publishing company specializing in books critical of …
Tue., Oct. 8, 2013
118-carat white diamond fetches $30.6 million at Hong Kong auction
HONG KONG – A white diamond the size of a small egg sold for $30.6 million dollars at a Hong Kong auction Monday night, edging out the previous record for …
Sun., April 19, 2009
Jackie Chan ‘not sure’ freedom best for Chinese
BOAO, China – Action star Jackie Chan said Saturday he’s not sure if a free society is a good thing for China and that he’s starting to think “we Chinese …