- Hong Kong hosts Valentine's Day with 25,000 LED roses Updated: Feb-13-16 9:40 pm
HONG KONG - It's like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea's sappy soap dramas - tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the lead actor and actress to declare their love for each other.
- UK: Hong Kong bookseller 'removed' in breach of China treaty Updated: Feb-12-16 10:54 am
HONG KONG - Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China, calling it a "serious breach" of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the city.
- Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest Updated: Feb-11-16 11:14 am
HONG KONG - Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors.
- Hong Kong to send Chinese man back to US over teen deaths Updated: Feb-11-16 7:34 am
HONG KONG - A Chinese man agreed in a Hong Kong court Thursday to be sent back to the U.S., where he is wanted by authorities in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews.
- China reports first case of imported Zika virus Updated: Feb-10-16 6:51 am
BEIJING - China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday.
- Hong Kong student held at airport after violent clashes Updated: Feb-10-16 3:11 am
HONG KONG - A Hong Kong student activist was detained at the city's airport on Wednesday morning, apparently on suspicion of involvement in a violent Lunar New Year clash between police and protesters, his group said.
- Monkey Year inspires kung fu, predictions of fire, disease Updated: Feb-06-16 4:04 am
BEIJING - The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey - the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy monkeys.
- China sheds more light on 3 missing Hong Kong booksellers Updated: Feb-05-16 2:52 am
HONG KONG - Mainland Chinese authorities confirm they've detained three missing Hong Kong booksellers for an investigation into unspecified criminal activity, shedding more light on a case that's gripped residents with fear that Beijing is tightening its hold on the city.
- ChemChina offers $43B for Swiss pesticide giant Syngenta Updated: Feb-03-16 9:28 pm
HONG KONG - A Chinese state-owned chemical maker offered to buy Swiss pesticide giant Syngenta for $43 billion in what would be the biggest-ever foreign acquisition by a Chinese company.
- Painterly 'The Assassin' leads nominees at Asian Film Awards Updated: Feb-03-16 9:40 am
HONG KONG - Hou Hsiao-hsien's cinematic kung fu masterpiece "The Assassin" may have missed out on an Oscar nod, but it tops nominees at the Asian Film Awards.
- APNewsbreak: Missing reporter tells wife he's back in China Updated: Feb-03-16 8:52 am
BEIJING - The wife of a Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad said she was able to speak to him by phone Wednesday and he told her he had voluntarily returned to China for investigation, but she believes he was forced back and spoke against his own will.
- ChemChina boss adds to deal crown with Syngenta takeover Updated: Feb-03-16 5:45 am
HONG KONG - ChemChina's offer to buy Swiss pesticide giant Syngenta is the latest in a string of deals that has turned the company into a Chinese chemical colossus with an increasingly international profile. A look at the state-owned company and its founder and chairman Ren Jianxin:
- US firm in China meat scandal disputes court's verdict Updated: Feb-02-16 1:03 am
HONG KONG - A U.S. meat supplier is disputing a Chinese court's verdict that its local subsidiary sold expired chicken and beef to McDonald's, KFC and other fast food restaurants in China.
- US concerned over disappearance of 5 Hong Kong residents Updated: Feb-01-16 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. says the disappearance of five Hong Kong residents associated with a publisher specializing in books banned in mainland China raises serious questions about Beijing's commitments to the territory's autonomy.
- Nevada justices hear arguments in casino company Macau case Updated: Jan-26-16 7:41 pm
LAS VEGAS - The question of whether casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's company has to pay a $70 million judgment to a Hong Kong businessman for helping to secure business in Macau is now before the Nevada Supreme Court.
- Asians haul out sweaters to cope with sudden cold snap Updated: Jan-26-16 10:58 am
BANGKOK - After sweating through unseasonably high temperatures last week, residents of semi-tropical Thailand have had to scavenge through their closets for sweaters and scarves to keep the chill off their bones.
- China releases, deports Swede detained over rights group Updated: Jan-25-16 11:47 pm
BEIJING - The Chinese government has released and deported a Swedish man it accused of training and funding unlicensed lawyers in the country, leading to an extraordinary taped confession broadcast on state television.
- Dozens of deaths blamed on rare cold snap in Taiwan Updated: Jan-25-16 7:23 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan officials have blamed an unusually cold weather front for the deaths of at least 57 mostly elderly people in the greater Taipei area.
- LA-area teenage brothers killed; uncle captured in China Updated: Jan-24-16 4:56 am
ARCADIA, California - Authorities believe a Los Angeles-area man killed his teenage nephews before fleeing to China because he was upset his wife wanted a divorce.
- Hong Kong bourse boss not fan of China's market intervention Updated: Jan-21-16 4:02 am
HONG KONG - The head of Hong Kong's stock exchange said Thursday that he wasn't a fan of recent moves by Beijing to prop up sagging share prices but it won't stop the exchange from expanding ties with mainland Chinese counterparts.
- China: Missing HK book publisher confesses to hit-and-run Updated: Jan-17-16 12:16 pm
BEIJING - A Hong Kong book publisher whose disappearance sparked international interest voluntarily surrendered months ago to Chinese mainland authorities, state media said Sunday.