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When he first set foot in Hong Kong, immigration officials wouldn't allow him to shower for five days. After being released, his new life in the Asian metropolis consisted of a constant cat-and-mouse game with the Hong Kong police. He and other asylum ...
His choice of Hong Kong, though, isn't out of the box. International headline chefs have been drawn here for decades, among them Brits Jason Atherton and Tom Aikens, but Aussies, too, including Teage Ezard, Greg Malouf and Andrew McConnell (who's ...
The total number of counterfeit banknotes found in Hong Kong dropped by 4.7 per cent from 1,927 to 1,836 this year. The force arrested 20 people for possessing fake banknotes.
Hong Kong's goal of becoming an infrastructure financing centre for China's One Belt One Road initiative got a boost on Wednesday, with more than a dozen new firms joining the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO).

No escape from student loans for Hong Kong magician. government sues Hong Kong escape artist Louis Yan Chak-kuen over unpaid HK$330,520.
sea-TAC AIRPORT, Wash. -- A Delta jet had to make quick U-Turn after leaving Sea-Tac Airport Wednesday afternoon when an indicator light suggested a problem on board.
The Bank of China Hong Kong (BOCHK) has announced that it will dispose of some of its interest in its wholly-owned subsidiary Chiyu Banking Corp following a ...
The number was much higher - HK$167.40 and HK$262.50 for Australian and British households respectively. Dr Zhang Xiaoling, a City University professor who led the study, said the "willing-to-pay level is relatively high in Hong Kong", although the ...
Populism and demagoguery are also alive and well in Hong Kong. People who are clueless in the ways of the world won seats in our latest Legislative Council election.
Simon Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong Business school's assistant dean of undergraduate studies, said that overall Hong Kong was "very efficient", but it can't be satisfied with just maintaining the status quo as other countries could improve and ...
Hong Kong's Emperor Motion Pictures is to pursue the expansion of its theatrical cinema operations in China despite the dramatic recent slowdown in the ...
A man who was reported missing on Tuesday was found dead in a room at a Tsim Sha Tsui guest house on Wednesday, prompting local police to investigate whether foul play was involved.
It was during his first major role in public service role that most Hong Kong people got to know him, and it was a role that allowed him to blossom.
British banker Rurik Jutting had become a chronic user of cocaine and alcohol in the weeks leading up to his alleged murder of two young Indonesian women, Hong Kong's high court has heard. On Wednesday, day three of Jutting's trial for the 2014 murders ...

Hong Kong is no stranger to tiny homes, but the "space capsule" pod has stirred up anger and incredulity.
Hong Kong's legislature has descended into chaos after two pro-independence lawmakers defied a barring order and barged into the chamber as democrats formed a human chain around them, forcing the session to be adjourned.
Jutting, 31, is being tried for the murder of two Indonesian women, 23-year-old Sumarti Ningsih and 26-year-old Seneng Mujiasih, in Hong Kong in 2014. On the tapes, Jutting can be heard threatening Ningsih, telling her not to cry and describing ...
And while the cost of getting married in Japan is on the rise, it is still some way behind the average amount that couples lash out in Hong Kong. In December 2015, a survey by e-commerce web site ESDlife determined that the average cost of a wedding ...
Dying Hong Kong ex-principal gets liver transplant after living donor comes forward. Patient's wife earlier made public appeal to save her husband; donor is wife of current head of same secondary school.
Hong Kong Sanatorium and hospital expressed "sincere sympathy" on Tuesday for a patient who had had a piece of surgical gauze left inside his abdomen after surgery.
The Observatory issued a black rainstorm warning signal at 4pm on Wednesday. It warned the heavy rain caused by the northeast monsoon could cause "serious road flooding and traffic congestion", which might disrupt normal school hours.
Al Jazeera's Sarah Clarke, reporting from the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, said: "In an unprecedented move, Hong Kong's Chief Executive C Y Leung has intervened in this whole process. He's trying to get two of the pro-democracy candidates ...
The source said with a Hong Kong-wide brownfield study about to start next year and another expected to be completed in mid-2018, the department was also planning to commission a study on the feasibility of developing the second and third phases, ...
Situated near the waterfront on Hong Kong Island, the 545-room Grand Hyatt Hong Kong hotel features 10 restaurants and bars, a spa, and a heated outdoor pool.
British luxury brand Burberry continued to feel the impact of Hong Kong's tourism and consumption woes, with a double-digit drop in sales in the six months to September compared with last year, despite a "slight improvement" recently.
A group of banks in Hong Kong are reportedly developing a system that uses blockchain tech to share information about mortgage valuations.
The visit, which features a meeting with Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office chief Wang Guangya, coincides with the Legislative Council's handling of pro-independence lawmakers who made controversial anti-China remarks during their swearing-in ...
For the first two weeks of this month, realtors said about 30 per cent of Hong Kong's new luxury homes were purchased by mainland buyers.
The pro-Beijing Sing Pao newspaper has said that senior official Zhang Dejiang, and staff members of the China Liaison Office and Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, will likely face consequences for engaging in corrupt practices. The Chinese-language ...
"Hong Kong people are so busy. They don't want to invest three or four hours of their time to see an opera. People are also intimidated by the theatre setting and the foreign languages.
Fifteen years of economic growth in Hong Kong has failed to improve people's well-being, according to a recent study from one of the city's leading policy think-tanks.
London--A sharp drop in sales in the U.S. and Hong Kong yanked Burberry Group PLC's first-half revenue lower, hammering shares, as outgoing Chief Executive Christopher Bailey continued to face challenges in turning around the British luxury house's ...
It was a sad day for most Hong Kong people to witness the farcical stunts broadcast live on TV during the solemn swearing-in ceremony for all lawmakers-elect on October 12.
The Hong Kong Observatory issued an amber warning alongside a strong wind signal No 3 at 3.10pm Tuesday - just 20 minutes before the incident took place.
The Younspiration duo caused controversy at last Wednesday's inaugural Legco meeting when they pledged allegiance to "the Hong Kong nation" and referred to the sovereign state as "Chee-na", a variation of the derogatory "Shina" used by Japan for China ...
Professor Lau Siu-kai, vice-chairman of the semi-official mainland think-tank the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, also said it was unlikely the chief executive election would be discussed with civil servants on what was a courtesy call.
The Hong Kong Observatory has issued an amber rainstorm warning alongside the Strong Wind Signal No 3 issued on Monday as Typhoon Sarika sweeps across the South China Sea.
In Hong Kong, Macau casino shares opened higher across the board after sharp declines in the previous session. The selloff followed news over the weekend of the detention of 18 employees at Australia-listed Crown Resorts CWN, +2.06% by Chinese ...
Located deep in the wetlands region of Hong Kong is a mill that stopped operating nearly a decade ago. Once a part of the city's thriving textile industry, which has since migrated to mainland China, the 55-year-old building has been spared demolition.
Dr Ng Cho-nam, associate professor of geography at the University of Hong Kong and a Harbourfront Commission member, said increasing development density might not necessarily affect the harbourfront view.
Finding excessive cadmium in imported cooked snow crab, a preservative not permitted in vinegar, and excessive pesticide residues in three vegetable samples made for a busy Friday at Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety (CFS). The unit of Food and ...
Jia Jia, the world's oldest giant panda living in captivity, was euthanized on Sunday at Ocean Park, an animal theme and amusement park in Hong Kong. She was 38 years old, reaching an estimated human age equivalent of about 114 years old.
Taiwan immigration officers say passenger could not import raw hairy crabs into island, but cooked products were fine.
City's specialist school hopes a shorter curriculum will attract more students and ease the strain on public hospitals.
Hong Kong police are probing an incident during which an officer's Remington shotgun was suspected to have gone off accidentally inside Mong Kok police Station on Monday morning.
Some industry insiders warn that inflexibilities in the system may force operators to base their jets overseas, including in mainland China.
Inside Monday's forum, Ernest Chui Wing-tak, consultant team leader from the University of Hong Kong's Department of Social Work, presented the Formulation Stage report on the plan to around 80 attendants.


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