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AseanPlus News 19 Sep 2017 | 10:23 AM

Patten calls for dialogue in divided Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten said Tuesday the move by the city government to seek a retrial of young democracy activists which eventually saw them jailed was a “political decision”, as he called for dialogue to heal entrenched divisions.

China 27 Jun 2017 | 4:04 AM

Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover

Hong Kong (AFP) - When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China's president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future.

AseanPlus News 28 May 2017 | 3:42 AM

Better times? Hong Kong's British nostalgia trip

Hong Kong (AFP) - From its rattling trams and racecourses to its legal system and the ubiquitous consumption of Spam, Britain's colonial legacy still resonates through Hong Kong.

AseanPlus News 14 Sep 2014 | 11:17 AM

Food safety fears see farming return to high-rise Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Sept 14, 2014 (AFP) - It's a rural tradition that faded out decades ago as Hong Kong turned into a neon-lit megacity: rice seedlings being dropped into watery paddy fields with gentle plops.

AseanPlus News 21 Jan 2015 | 5:40 PM

Disillusioned Hong Kongers press UK for escape route

HONG KONG: With Hong Kong increasingly polarised on political reforms and fears growing over the influence of Beijing, frustrated residents are pressing former colonial power Britain to offer them an escape route.

China 01 Feb 2017 | 4:50 AM

'Abduction' of China tycoon sparks fear in Hong Kong

Hong Kong (AFP) - The mystery over the reported abduction from Hong Kong of a Chinese billionaire deepened Wednesday after a newspaper advert appeared in his name pledging loyalty to China, in a case that has heightened fears over Beijing's meddling.

China 07 Nov 2016 | 5:41 AM

Five facts about Hong Kong's political crisis

Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong has been thrown into political turmoil after Beijing barred two democratically elected lawmakers who advocate a split from China from taking up their seats.

AseanPlus News 22 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

The fuel for Hong Kong’s engine – milk tea

Hong Kong: Some cities are fuelled by coffee. In Hong Kong, it’s milk tea that keeps things running – a potent nostalgia-infused caffeine hit, with fierce competition to brew the best in town.

China 17 Jun 2016 | 1:31 PM

Hong Kong people ‘petrified’ over bookseller revelations

HONG KONG: Hong Kong lawmakers say residents have been left “petrified” by explosive revelations from a city bookseller about his detention in China and have slammed Beijing for violating freedoms.

AseanPlus News 31 Mar 2016 | 10:06 AM

Hong Kong threatens ‘action’ against independence party

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong government has threatened to “take action” against a new independence party and China slammed the group, which said Thursday it had been blocked from registering for political reasons.