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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.

The mainland's colonisation of the Hong Kong economy

HONG KONG: When Xi Jinping wanted to deliver a political message to Hong Kong as protesters demanding free elections were threatening to take to the streets, he summoned the tycoons who dominate the city’s economy.

Hong Kong trade show in KL to feature innovative products

ECO-BOTTLES made from corn, creative home appliances, eco-friendly electronic gadgets as well as artworks that integrate trendy fashion with traditional Chinese elements are but a few of the many innovative and funky items that can be found at the upcoming In Style Hong Kong (ISHK) Expo 2017.

Temasek keen to buy into HNA’s Hong Kong carriers

SINGAPORE: Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has expressed interest in buying into Chinese conglomerate HNA’s Hong Kong-based carriers, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways, according to a source.

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.

StanChart JV, two others win Hong Kong online-banking licence

HONG KONG: Hong Kong has issued online-only banking licences to three groups, including joint ventures (JVs) of Standard Chartered and BOC Hong Kong, in what could be the biggest shake up in years in the city's retail banking sector dominated by old-guard lenders.

Will chums among Hong Kong’s financial gatekeepers hold the barbarians at bay?

HONG KONG: These are important days for Hong Kong’s financial and insurance community. There are far-reaching debates within our city and major global trends under way that will determine the financial future of Hong Kong.

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.

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.

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.