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16 Jun 2019 | 10:13 PM

Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam apologised to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for trial.

14 Jun 2019 | 9:53 PM

Support wavers in Hong Kong for bill allowing extraditions to China after protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Cracks appeared on Friday in the support base for a proposed Hong Kong law to allow extraditions to China, and opponents of the bill said they would stage more demonstrations after hundreds of thousands took to the streets this week.

10 Jun 2019 | 4:29 PM

Hong Kong pushes bill allowing extraditions to China despite biggest protest since handover

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a day after the city's biggest protest since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997.

16 Apr 2019 | 8:20 AM

Typhoon rebuild on U.S. territory Saipan hampered by casino woes

SAIPAN (Reuters) - More than six months after super typhoon Yutu battered Saipan, recovery efforts are making little traction with the government facing cash-flow problems as its once vaunted engine of growth – a Chinese-funded casino project - is mired in deep losses.

28 Mar 2019 | 1:14 PM

As China pushes traditional medicine globally, illegal wildlife trade flourishes

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese traditional medicine is rapidly expanding worldwide as a key pillar of the country's Belt and Road initiative, but conservation groups say demand for treatments using animal products is driving a surge in illegal trafficking of wildlife.

15 Mar 2019 | 8:23 AM

Hong Kong owner of Pacific island casino sued over forced labour, trafficking claims

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific, the owner of a multi-billion Saipan gaming project, is being sued by former construction workers who say they were victims of forced labour and human trafficking on the U.S.-administered Pacific island.

8 Jan 2019 | 6:42 PM

Profit-hungry tiger breeders behind push to lift China’s trading ban

HONG KONG/HARBIN, China (Reuters) - At the Siberia Tiger Park in the frigid Chinese city of Harbin, visitors can learn about the facility's successful breeding programme and buy chicken carcasses to toss to around 20 tigers pacing the snow flecked ground of their enclosure.

28 Nov 2018 | 7:25 PM

Chinese geneticist reveals another 'potential' gene-edited pregnancy

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Chinese scientist at the centre of an ethical storm over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited babies said on Wednesday he is proud of his work and revealed there was a second "potential" pregnancy as part of the research.

9 Nov 2018 | 6:55 PM

Hong Kong bars British editor from visiting city following visa ban

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong barred the Asia news editor of the Financial Times from entering the city as a visitor, the newspaper said, after authorities refused to renew his work visa in October, raising questions about the city's commitment to free speech.

19 Aug 2018 | 3:17 PM

Empty hotels, idle boats - What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

KOROR, Palau (Reuters) - Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.