Gulf Times - Hong-Kong
China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu

China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu

China has confirmed the first human case of H7N4 bird flu, prompting Hong Kong to issue a health warning for those travelling to the mainland during the busy Lunar New Year holiday.

At least 18 dead in Hong Kong bus accident

At least 18 dead in Hong Kong bus accident

At least 18 people died in a high-speed bus crash in Hong Kong on Saturday in one of the city's worst traffic disasters in recent years.

WWII bomb defused in Hong Kong after thousands evacuated

WWII bomb defused in Hong Kong after thousands evacuated

A wartime bomb was defused in Hong Kong on Thursday after forcing a busy commercial district into lockdown, with roads closed and thousands evacuated from surrounding shops, hotels and offices.

Students protest in Hong Kong over compulsory Mandarin

Students protest in Hong Kong over compulsory Mandarin

Hundreds of Hong Kong students protested on Friday as tensions escalate on campuses over compulsory testing of Mandarin -- the dominant language of mainland China.

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong jailed over protest

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong jailed over protest

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was jailed for the second time Wednesday for his role in mass pro-democracy protests as concern grows that prison terms for young campaigners are shutting down debate in the semi-autonomous city as Beijing increases control.

S. Korean arrested after double murder at Hong Kong hotel

S. Korean arrested after double murder at Hong Kong hotel

Police rushed to the hotel after receiving a report on Sunday morning that a man and a woman, both aged 42, were fighting.

China extends national anthem ‘disrespect’ law to Hong Kong

China extends national anthem ‘disrespect’ law to Hong Kong

China's largely rubber-stamp parliament formally extended a law banning disrespect of the national anthem on Saturday to cover Hong Kong, a move that critics have said undermined the Chinese-ruled city's autonomy ...

China considers three-year jail for disrespecting national anthem, flag

China considers three-year jail for disrespecting national anthem, flag

China's largely rubber-stamp parliament is considering jail terms of up to three years for people who disrespect the national anthem or flag in public, while an existing anthem law will be applied in Hong Kong, state media said on Tuesday.

Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15bn

Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15bn

Li's CK Asset sold its 75% stake in The Centre, which is located in the city's bustling Central district, to a consortium led by a Chinese energy firm, the Hong Kong Economic Journal said.

Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China Monday as Hong Kong eases warning

Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China Monday as Hong Kong eases warning

Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China early on Monday with winds of up to 114 kph (70 mph), China's meteorological agency said, as authorities in Hong Kong eased weather warnings ...

British human rights activist barred from entering Hong Kong

British human rights activist barred from entering Hong Kong

A British human rights activist who has criticised the jailing of democracy campaigners in Hong Kong was barred Wednesday from visiting the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

China anti-graft body punishes former top mainland official in Hong Kong

China anti-graft body punishes former top mainland official in Hong Kong

China's top anti-corruption body has punished a former senior official based in Beijing's representative office in the Asian commercial hub of Hong Kong for what it called "serious disciplinary violations", the usual euphemism for corruption.