Hundreds of police forcibly removed kicking and screaming protesters from the Central business district on Wednesday, holdouts of an all-night sit-in on the heels of a mass rally demanding greater democracy from Communist Party rulers in Beijing. The pro-democracy march on Tuesday, which organizers said attracted more than 510,000 people, and the subsequent sit-in by mainly student groups could be the biggest challenge yet to China which resumed control over the former British colony in 1997, as Reuters informs.
Polls in Hong Kong have finally closed on Sunday, June 29, with almost 800,000 having come to cast their votes on an electoral reform. The poll, which has lasted ten days, was organized by Occupy Central, a non-violent protest group for universal suffrage.
Since 1997, Hong Kong's integration in China has been a relatively calm and uneventful process, but now a new wave of protests is spreading across the financial capital of China, bearing all the hallmarks of American-inspired "Color Revolutions". How will Beijing deal with a new threat?
The USS George Washington (CVN-73), a US Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, has entered the into Hong Kong port together with four escort ships.
More than 50 people were injured when a Hong Kong ferry crashed into a seawall off the coast of the gambling enclave of Macau Friday, officials said, the latest accident to hit the cities' busy waterways.
Edward Snowden is a former contractor for the CIA continues publishing revelations and commenting on the modern world of digital surveillance. Snowden, as he previously said that what he did share with the world was but a tip of the iceberg.
A Hong Kong-based investment holding company, China Merchants Holdings, plans to invest 11 billion rubles ($307.9 million) in the construction of a technology park in southern Russiaa's Krasnodar by 2019, the Krasnodar mayor's office said Wednesday, according to RIA.
A thousands-strong rally has gathered outside the Hong Kong's government headquarters to condemn a knife attack on a former chief editor of a newspaper that specializes in investigative reporting.
Data linked to the Chinese New Year celebration for 2014 reveals that more money is to be given out as gifts and a lot more travel is in store for people.
The authorities in Hong Kong said they would cull some 20,000 chickens on Tuesday following the detection of the H7N9 bird flu virus in a wholesale market, media reports said.
A Hong Kong property and shipping tycoon has offered a whooping dowry of 600 million HK dollars (65 million US dollars) to any man capable of wooing and marrying his 33-year-old daughter, just a week after she reportedly tied the knot with her longtime girlfriend in France.
A Hong Kong man infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu died on Thursday, the first such death in the city since the virus emerged there this month. The 80-year-old man was the second reported case of H7N9 infection in Hong Kong after one reported on December 2.
Smugglers built a 40m long underground tunnel from the Chinese city of Shenzhen to Hong Kong without being discovered by the patrolling authorities. It is believed the tunnel was about 20m short of its intended destination, a village on the Hong Kong side of the frontier. (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Residents of Hong Kong are far less happy with life than those living in mainland cities, according to a survey. Most confess to working too hard and getting paid very little. Their mood is also gloomy when it comes to relationships and even the quality of air around them.
Hong Kong authorities have stepped up border health checks after the city reported its first human case of the potentially deadly H7N9 bird flu, officials said Thursday.
The Hong Kong government Wednesday opened a long-awaited public consultation on ways to elect the city's future leader, amid growing fears increased intervention by China will prevent genuine political reform.
Hong Kong will quarantine 17 people after the city confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, officials said Tuesday. They are all taken to hospital for observation.
Hong Kong confirmed its first case of deadly H7N9 bird flu on Monday in a further sign that the virus is continuing to spread beyond mainland China's borders.
Eighty people were injured in the early hours of Friday when a high-speed ferry travelling from Hong Kong to Macau hit an "unidentified object" in the water, according to Hong Kong's marine department.