Venus Wu

Recent and archived articles by Venus Wu

27 Sep 2018 | 11:49 AM

Tencent & Alibaba chase remittances in battle for South-East Asia

For Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent, South-East Asian domestic helpers in Hong Kong may prove key to their global ambitions in financial services.

6 Aug 2018 | 10:38 PM

Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club stands firm against Chinese pressure

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club resisted pressure from Chinese officials to cancel an event with an independence activist, provoking rebuke from the pro-Beijing establishment as it seeks to curb talks about independence in the city.

21 Jul 2018 | 7:50 PM

Hundreds protest over Hong Kong's move to ban separatist political party

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Saturday rallied against the government's attempt to ban a political party, saying it dealt the most serious threat to the city's freedom of association since its return to Chinese rule.

20 Jul 2018 | 1:13 PM

Court sends former Hong Kong leader back to jail with reduced sentence

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sent back to jail on Friday following the dismissal of an appeal against a conviction for misconduct in public office, but with his sentence reduced from 20 months to 12 months.

17 Jul 2018 | 3:19 PM

In a first, Chinese-ruled Hong Kong moves to ban separatist group

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong on Tuesday kick-started a process which could lead to a ban on a group that promotes secession from China, the first time since the former British colony's return to Chinese rule in 1997 it has sought to outlaw a political organisation.

4 Jul 2018 | 12:48 PM

In landmark ruling, Hong Kong court grants British lesbian right to spousal visa

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's top court ruled on Wednesday that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa, upholding a lower court's decision, in a landmark judgment that could open the door for expatriates' same-sex partners to move to the financial hub.

1 Jul 2018 | 8:26 PM

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters defiant, but rally turnout hits a low

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's annual pro-democracy protest saw one of the lowest turnouts in history, as thousands braved sweltering heat to protest against Beijing's tightening grip over the city on Sunday, the 21st anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.

28 Jun 2018 | 8:46 AM

Spooked no more? Hong Kong's 'haunted apartment' prices levitate with white-hot market

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Ng Goon-lau pointed at a window inside a dark, tiny bedroom. The window was small and easily sealed, Ng explained, a perfect place for carbon monoxide poisoning.

11 Jun 2018 | 5:04 PM

Three Hong Kong democracy activists jailed up to seven years for rioting

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Three protesters from Hong Kong's radical youth opposition were jailed on Monday for taking part in a violent unrest, receiving the harshest sentences handed down to democracy activists since the city returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

1 Jun 2018 | 8:02 PM

Hong Kong court overturns landmark LGBT spousal benefits ruling

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court ruled on Friday that the husband of a male civil servant was not entitled to spousal benefits, overturning a landmark lower court ruling in a setback for the city's LGBT community.