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Stories with place: Hong Kong
  • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:19 am
  • Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.

  • China factories face new challenge as growth slows 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:52 am
  • HONG KONG - As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.

  • Jamaica grants license for natural gas project 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:37 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Hong Kong-based company has been granted a license for what would be a major new power project in Jamaica, the Caribbean island's energy minister announced Tuesday.

  • China Film takes 1st stake in Hollywood movies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:05 am
  • HONG KONG - China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions.

  • Chinese pork giant plans IPO to raise up to $5.3B 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:59 pm
  • HONG KONG - China's WH Group, which became the world's biggest pork company after buying Smithfield Foods of the U.S. last year, said Monday it plans to raise up to $5.3 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • 'Grandmaster' wins a dozen Hong Kong Film Awards 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:07 am
  • HONG KONG - Wong Kar Wai's much lauded kung fu epic "The Grandmaster" won a record dozen honors at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

  • Fliers' thoughts, from 'no fear' to 'it's scarier' 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:10 am
  • JAKARTA, Indonesia - The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids before, but this was the first time she gave her eldest a to-do list in case something happened on the flight she and her husband were taking.

  • Cathay Pacific jet stranded for 16 hours in China 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:26 am
  • BEIJING - Chinese authorities say a Cathay Pacific flight from New York to Hong Kong was stranded for more than 16 hours in a Chinese city because of bad weather and limits on the crew's work hours.

  • China to permit cross-border stock trading with HK 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:46 am
  • HONG KONG - China unveiled a plan Thursday to give foreign investors greater access to its stock market by allowing investors in Shanghai and Hong Kong to trade shares on each other's exchanges.

  • Ming Dynasty 'chicken cup' sold for record $36M 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:22 am
  • HONG KONG - A Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million Tuesday for a rare Ming Dynasty cup that's touted as the "holy grail" of China's art world.

  • World Bank slashes Thai growth forecast on unrest 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:47 am
  • HONG KONG - The World Bank slashed its economic growth forecast for Thailand on Monday because of ongoing political strife that is crimping domestic demand.

  • ADB: Asian growth to pick up even as China slows 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:52 am
  • HONG KONG - Growth in the developing economies of Asia will edge higher as the recovery in rich countries helps the region weather the slowdown in China, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday.

  • China factory data adds to slowdown signs 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:02 am
  • HONG KONG - An official measure of Chinese factory activity barely budged last month while a private survey found manufacturing deteriorated in the first quarter, adding to signs the world's No. 2 economy is slowing.

  • 'Grandmaster' earns top honor at Asian Film Awards 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 8:04 am
  • MACAU - "The Grandmaster" won best picture, best director for Wong Kar Wai and five other honors at the Asian Film Awards.

  • California state senator freed from jail on bond 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 10:44 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - California state Sen. Leland Yee has been released from custody and his lawyer says the Democrat from San Francisco plans to plead not guilty to corruption and gun charges.

  • Disaster film about jet crash at sea put on hold 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:42 am
  • HONG KONG - A disaster movie about a jet that crashes into the ocean on its way to Beijing has been put on hold because of its similarities to the missing Malaysian plane.

  • Novel analysis helped narrow Malaysian jet search 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 9:07 am
  • HONG KONG - Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics.

  • Crayon Pop thinks they'll mesh well with Lady Gaga 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 9:22 am
  • HONG KONG - Korean pop newcomers Crayon Pop are set to make waves again after Lady Gaga announced the quintet will open for her on her upcoming North American tour.

  • Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing in HK 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 12:40 am
  • HONG KONG - A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul has made an emergency landing in Hong Kong after a generator failed.