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Stories with place: Hong Kong
  • World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 5:13 am

    HONG KONG - World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend austerity referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as much as 7 percent as government market stabilization measures failed to reassure panicky investors.

  • UK ex-diplomat says Hong Kong relocation 'plan' was joke 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:52 am

    LONDON - A former British diplomat says a bizarre plan to relocate the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland was a joke between government officials.

  • China's Evergrande Taobao team applies for stock listing 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 10:00 am

    HONG KONG - Chinese soccer team Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao, owned by e-commerce giant Alibaba and one of the country's biggest property developers, could become the first club listed in Asia after applying to the Chinese stock market.

  • Turnout slim as thousands in Hong Kong rally for democracy story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 11:46 am

    HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in recent years, reflecting an impasse after a year of bitter battles over political reform.

  • Gay activists in Asia upbeat about impact of US court ruling 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 10:43 pm

    Gay rights activists in Asia, where no country allows same-sex couples to legally marry, are upbeat about prospects for a change following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing such marriages in every state of the nation.

  • Chinese stocks drop, but impact in US is seen as limited 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 4:54 pm

    NEW YORK - After a sizzling rally that more than doubled the value of China's main stock market over the past year, investors are now heading for the exit.

  • Macau casino junket figure faces HK money laundering charges 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:10 am

    HONG KONG - Hong Kong police charged a prominent figure in Macau's casino junket industry with laundering 1.8 billion Hong Kong dollars ($231 million) through bank accounts in the southern Chinese city.

  • Hong Kong rejects Jetstar budget airline bid 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 8:00 am

    HONG KONG - Hong Kong regulators on Thursday rejected an application for a budget airline joint venture involving Australia's Qantas and China Eastern Airlines, saying it could not be considered a local carrier.

  • Hong Kong rejects Jetstar budget airline bid 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 7:34 am

    HONG KONG - Hong Kong regulators on Thursday rejected an application for a budget airline joint venture involving Australia's Qantas and China Eastern Airlines, saying it could not be considered a local carrier.

  • China media: Hong Kong opposition is destroyer of democracy 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 2:25 am

    HONG KONG - Chinese state media blasted Hong Kong's pro-democracy opposition lawmakers on Friday for being "destroyers" of democratic development a day after they shot down Beijing's election blueprint for the British former colony.

  • China voices regret over Hong Kong electoral plan defeat 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 5:58 am

    BEIJING - China on Thursday expressed regret over the defeat of Hong Kong's controversial Beijing-backed electoral plans, saying the result of the vote was something it was "unwilling to see."

  • Hong Kong boom-to-bust stocks show challenge of China link story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-15 4:42 am

    HONG KONG - Wild gyrations in Hong Kong share prices are raising concerns that a new trading link with mainland China is a conduit for questionable trading practices that could undermine the city's reputation as a center of global finance.

  • Hong Kong police arrest 9, seize explosive materials 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 9:18 am

    HONG KONG - Hong Kong police said Monday they have arrested nine people and seized materials for making explosives at a suburban former TV studio.

  • HSBC slashes jobs as it shifts focus further to Asian roots story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-15 12:58 pm

    LONDON - HSBC Holdings, Europe's largest bank by market value, will cut up to 25,000 jobs globally to reduce costs and shift its center of gravity further toward the fast-growing Asian economies where it started out 150 years ago.

  • Hong Kong actor Tony Leung receives French arts honor 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 8:43 am

    HONG KONG - To his long list of accolades, Hong Kong actor Tony Leung is adding one with French flavor.

  • Singing, dancing brotherhood lifting Philippines rugby 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 5:18 am

    SINGAPORE - Jolly Gomez devised a unique benchmark for recruiting overseas-born players for the Philippines: If you can remember your mother forcing you to get up and sing in front of the family, you're in.

  • China trade shrinks again in latest sign of economic slide 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 12:46 am

    HONG KONG - Chinese imports and exports shrank again in May, the latest sign of sputtering growth in the world's second biggest economy that adds to pressure on Beijing to avoid a sharp slump.

  • Hong Kong's young find new meaning in Tiananmen vigil story has photos
    Updated: Jun-04-15 12:11 pm

    HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers joined a candlelight vigil Thursday to mark the crushing of the 1989 student-led Tiananmen Square protests, an annual commemoration with new meaning for the city's young after a year fighting Beijing.

  • Letter from overseas Chinese breaks silence on Tiananmen story has photos
    Updated: Jun-04-15 11:51 am

    BEIJING - They were born too late to remember the night 26 years ago when Chinese troops slaughtered hundreds of pro-democracy student activists in the heart of Beijing. Many grew up hearing only government accounts of the event, which paint the massacre as the unfortunate conclusion to some vague political intrigue.