Hong Kong

Claustrophobic overhead shots of Hong Kong residential buildings

Aerial photographer Andy Yeung just released Walled City, a look at how Hong Kong's infamous dense and vertical city within a city resonates in …

Kowloon

Some young Hong Kong residents want to be part of Britain again

Residents in Hong Kong have started calling for the return of their former colonial rulers.<p>Britain left the Far East 20 years ago on July 1, but …

Kowloon

Money launderers leave a stench in Hong Kong’s enforcement charade

Hong Kong and Macau have launched simultaneous shake-ups of the systems they have in place to tackle the growing menace of money laundering. -- SCMP, …

News (Hong Kong)

Victoria Peak? Avenue of Stars? Hong Kong’s most visited spot isn’t what you’d think….

When you think of popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong, your mind probably goes to places like Victoria Park, Lantau Island, Avenue of Stars and even Hong Kong Disneyland. It may surprise you to learn from new data released by TripAdvisor however, that Mong Kok’s lively Ladies’ Market was …

Travel

Chinese Developers Surge in Hong Kong as Evergrande Hits Record - Bloomberg

Chinese developers extended Asia’s biggest rally this year, with China Evergrande Group surging to a record in Hong Kong.<p>Evergrande soared 25 percent …

Business

Tiananmen Square crackdown remembered

Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets on Sunday (May 28) to demand better human rights in China ahead of the 28th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing.<p>Organisers and protesters say Beijing should admit and be responsible for what happened June 4th 1989, when …

Tiananmen Square

Chinese table tennis gold medalist sued over Singapore gambling debt

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Kong Linghui, one of China's best-known table tennis players and now head coach of the country's national women's team, is facing a HK$2.55 million ($327,000) lawsuit over a gambling debt to a luxury hotel in Singapore, according to a Hong Kong court writ.<p>Singapore has become …

Marina Bay Sands

Rating the China Contagion Risk - Bloomberg Gadfly

After China, it's Hong Kong's turn to take Moody's Investors Service to task.<p>The city's financial secretary wrote a blog post on Sunday to express …

S&P Global

London cements position as global home for multi-millionaires, extending lead over nearest rivals Tokyo, Singapore and New York

London has cemented its position as the global home for multi-millionaires, new research out today shows.<p>The number of residents in the city with net …

Business (UK)

Why Now Is a Good time to Buy Hong Kong MTR’s Stock

A recent deceleration in MTR Corp’s (66.HK) stock looks like a buying opportunity.<p>Broker Daiwa just upgraded its price target on the Hong Kong rail …

Stocks

Top Dim Sum Cookbooks for both Beginners and the Experienced

01 of 07<p>For the cook who has mastered the basics of dim sum and wants to go to the next stage, this book from Taiwan’s Wei-Chuan school is a good …

Food

Workouts that wow: The world's most amazing hotel gyms

<b>(CNN) —</b> Veteran road warriors know that the best way to beat jetlag and energy-zapping meetings is by working up a serious sweat.<p>That schedule of constantly changing time zones, back-to-back meetings and intense pressure can wreak havoc on your mind and body.<p>But studies show that exercising …

Fitness

World shares muted as investors await raft of economic data

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets were listless Monday as investors hunkered down ahead of a raft of economic data later this week that will provide fresh insight into the world economy. Holidays in several key markets crimped trading volume.<p>KEEPING SCORE: European shares …

Business

China Tower Invites Banks to Pitch for $10 billion Hong Kong IPO

A proposed Hong Kong initial public offering of China’s state-owned mobile phone towers has moved a step closer to fruition.<p>Reuters reports Monday …

China

Hong Kong property cooling moves set to fail as shadow lenders fill the gap

| HONG KONG<p>Hong Kong's latest attempt at cooling home prices in one of the world's most expensive property markets is expected to send buyers scouring for loans in the unregulated shadow banking industry, spreading risk across the financial sector.<p>Home prices in Hong Kong, where a nano-apartment of …

Real Estate

Venezuela crisis: Protesters burn trucks, erect barricades on main motorway

<b>Caracas</b>: Demonstrators clashed with Venezuelan police again as they descended on the offices of the state media regulator. The clashes were the …

Venezuela

Hong Kong’s Uber arrests show the city’s talk of innovation cowers before a monopoly

The taxi driver whipped out a tired looking placard, and reminded me of yet another regular increase in local taxi fares. I paid cash, without …

News (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong's richest man gets more unit buyers despite cooling measures

by Venus Wu and William Ho<p>Thousands of people flocked to snap up flats in Hong Kong on Friday, lured by favourable financing terms offered by the …

Li Ka-shing

China's Zhang Outlines Plans to Consolidate Power Over Hong Kong - Bloomberg

China’s third-most senior leader has warned the people of Hong Kong not to challenge the “high degree of autonomy” the city has enjoyed since it was …

China

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower review – a Hong Kong schoolboy takes the fight to China

A rousing documentary profiles Joshua Wong, the adolescent activist who found fame with his protests against the Chinese government<p>The Joshua of the title is Joshua Wong, an unassuming Hong Kong schoolboy who decided to pick a fight with the next global superpower, and won, at least initially. In …

History-making Chan Yuen-ting full of tears as she steps down as Eastern coach

Teary-eyed Chan Yuen-ting has decided to step down as Eastern coach almost 12 months to the day since she earned world fame as the first woman to …

News (Hong Kong)

Former money launderer Mr Clean tells of Spanish priest agent, snitches, drug lords and stashing cash in Hong Kong

Bruce Aitken, aka Mr Clean, learned about the black currency market as a bloody war was unfolding. It was the 1970s, and he was working for American …

News (Hong Kong)

The best of Hong Kong in 8 stops (2)

One of the best Cantonese restaurants in Hong Kong is on the 102nd floor of the ICC Tower, inside the Ritz-Carlton hotel. It’s called Tin Lung Heen. …

Restaurants

Netflix’s new Umbrella Revolution documentary debuts just ahead of the Tiananmen Square anniversary

The most interesting thing about Netflix’s <i>Joshua Wong: Teenager Vs. Superpower</i> is its launch date, today, just weeks away from protest season in Hong Kong.<p>With this timing, watching Netflix’s documentary on Hong Kong’s most famous young revolutionary is a curtain-lifter, as the stage is set for …

Tiananmen Square

Youthful Protest Gets Serious In 'Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower'

Beijing's 1989 Tiananmen Square protests ended with a military massacre that left hundreds dead. Hong Kong's 2014 Occupy Central movement ended with a pizza party. Talk about one country, two systems.<p>That's too flippant, of course. As depicted in the friskily titled <i>Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower</i>, …

Tiananmen Square

Children Smuggle iPhones over the Border to China from Hong Kong in Return for Ice Cream

Customs officials found $148,000 worth of goods in their school backpacks.

World News

Hong Kong Fights Against Property Boom

Hang Seng Bank Chairman Raymond Ch'Ien discusses his outlook for Hong Kong's property market. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Missing swimmer whose body was found by kayakers was Hong Kong resident, college student

Deputies identified the swimmer whose body was recovered in the Three Pools Recreation Area as a Hong Kong man who had been studying in Oregon.<p>Kung …

Crime

Police fire water cannon to disperse protesting farmers in Islamabad

Police on Friday fired water cannon and resorted to baton charge to gain control over a protest of the Pakistan Kissan Ittehad (PKI) held at …

Nawaz Sharif

Pink and imperilled: Megaprojects threaten Hong Kong’s iconic dolphins

Pink and imperilledMegaprojects threaten Hong Kong’s iconic dolphins<p>China gives them a hard time, too<p>print-edition iconPrint edition | China<p>May 25th …

Economics