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Stories with place: Hong Kong
  • Hundreds gather in Hong Kong to protest editor's dismissal story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 7:14 am

    HONG KONG - Around 400 people gathered in Hong Kong on Monday to protest a veteran newspaper editor's dismissal that triggered concerns about press freedom in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.

  • US: China rejects Hong Kong port call by US aircraft carrier 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 2:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - China recently denied a request from a U.S. aircraft carrier for a port visit in Hong Kong, the State Department said Friday, in an apparent sign of mounting tension in the disputed South China Sea.

  • Defense publisher leaving Hong Kong over safety concerns 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 3:25 am

    BEIJING - The publisher of a leading magazine on Chinese and regional defense issues says he's leaving Hong Kong out of concern he could be targeted by China's state security bodies, a further sign of how Beijing's growing presence is chilling the political atmosphere in the territory.

  • China's HNA to buy Radisson operator Carlson Hotels 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 12:42 am

    HONG KONG - A unit of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has agreed to buy Carlson Hotels, which owns brands including Radisson and Country Inns and Suites, the latest in a flurry of overseas investments by Chinese companies.

  • At Harvard's newest center, researchers look for happiness 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 4:06 pm

    BOSTON - For those mired in the eternal quest for health and happiness, there's some good news. Harvard is on the case.

  • Beijing opposes EU report on HK booksellers case 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 9:18 am

    BEIJING - Beijing told the European Union on Tuesday to stay out of its internal affairs in response to criticism that China's investigation of five Hong Kong booksellers undermined the territory's autonomy and damaged its rule of law.

  • Couple pleads guilty in scheme targeting Chinese-Americans 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 10:15 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles County couple has pleaded guilty to federal charges accusing them of running a pyramid scheme primarily targeting Chinese-Americans in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City.

  • Correction: China-Electric Car Dreams story story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 2:22 am

    SHENZHEN, China - SHENZHEN, China - In an article April 20 about electric vehicle manufacturer BYD Co.'s plans for the U.S. market, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of the company's vice president for the United States. His name is Micheal, not Michael.

  • 3 arrested over killing of British teacher in southern China 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 12:16 am

    BEIJING - Chinese police say they have arrested a woman and two men suspected in the killing of a Hong Kong-based British language instructor found dead in southern China.

  • Chinese Twitter users concerned over executive appointment 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 8:48 am

    BEIJING - Chinese Twitter users have expressed concerns over the company's appointment of a China regional executive who has a background working with the country's military and state security apparatus.

  • Chinese man returned to US to face murder charges 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 12:48 am

    LOS ANGELES - A Chinese man charged with killing his two teenage nephews has been returned to Los Angeles after being extradited from Hong Kong.

  • Hong Kong's Tiananmen Museum faces closure threat 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 6:42 am

    HONG KONG - The world's only museum chronicling the Chinese government's brutal 1989 crackdown on student protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square say it faces closure because of a legal dispute, its Hong Kong operators said Friday.

  • Has China's slowdown bottomed out? Growth at 6.7 pct in 1Q story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 12:16 am

    HONG KONG - China's economic growth slowed in the first quarter to 6.7 percent, largely in line with expectations, but its slowest pace since the global financial crisis.

  • China exports up 11.5 percent in March, 1st gain in 9 months 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 12:38 am

    HONG KONG - Chinese exports have risen for the first time in nine months, in a sign that the outlook may be improving for the world's No. 2 economy.

  • Demand for SUVs boosts China auto sales by 10 pct in March 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 6:08 am

    HONG KONG - Chinese auto sales rose by nearly 10 percent in March, led by strong demand for SUVs that more than offset slipping passenger car sales, an industry group said Tuesday.

  • Hong Kong teen democracy activist forms new political party 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 1:21 pm

    HONG KONG - Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong on Sunday unveiled a new political party that plans to field candidates in upcoming elections, marking the next step in the pro-democracy movement's evolution in the southern Chinese city.

  • Hong Kong emerges as hub for creating offshore companies 
    Updated: Apr-09-16 8:44 pm

    HONG KONG - The same year Jasmine Li, whose grandfather was the fourth-ranked politician in China at the time, donned a floral Carolina Herrera gown and debuted at a ball in Paris, a company called Harvest Sun Trading Ltd. was born in an aging building at the edge of Hong Kong's red light district. The next year Li bought the company for $1.

  • UK foreign minister urges China to cut steel capacity story has photos
    Updated: Apr-09-16 10:46 am

    BEIJING - British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond urged China on Saturday to accelerate its push to cut steel production as the failing steel industry continues to hobble both countries' economies.

  • Fiji, NZ, US sweep Hong Kong 7s pool, England also unbeaten 
    Updated: Apr-09-16 7:40 am

    HONG KONG - Fiji, New Zealand and the United States swept their pools to roll into the Hong Kong Sevens rugby quarterfinals on Saturday.

  • Chinese media ignore win of film about Hong Kong's future 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 12:38 am

    BEIJING - Mainland Chinese media have ignored a best movie win by "Ten Years," a collection of five shorts that depict a gloomy future for Beijing-ruled Hong Kong, where freedom of speech has all but disappeared.