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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.

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.

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.

Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row

Hong Kong (AFP) - LGBT rights campaigners have hit out at Hong Kong's government after it announced it would appeal a landmark decision granting a British lesbian the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner.

Hong Kong broadcaster to replace BBC with Chinese radio

Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong's official radio station said it will replace its 24-hour BBC broadcast with Chinese state-run programming in a move critics on Saturday said was a step towards "mainlandisation".

'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.

In high-rise Hong Kong, fine wines lurk in British war bunker

HONG KONG: In high-rise, high-priced Hong Kong, even millionaires don’t always have room to store their fine wine collection at home, but a converted British war bunker offers space-crunched oenophiles the perfect solution.

Hong Kong suffers in smog as pollution problems rise

HONG KONG, Jan 12, 2014 (AFP) - The New Year has revived old problems for Hong Kong as a murky smog blankets the usually glittering skyline, fuelling complaints from locals and visitors alike, and raising pressure on the government to act.