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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.

Fire breaks out near passenger jet at Hong Kong airport

Fire breaks out near passenger jet at Hong Kong airport

Photos on social media showed the fire blazing, with black smoke rising near the belly of the plane in between the right wing and tail wing.

Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk

Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk

Hong Kong's leader urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub on Tuesday, warning that the issue was harming the city's relationship with Beijing's Communist Party leaders.

Airbus wins $4bn order from Cathay Pacific

Airbus wins $4bn order from Cathay Pacific

Airbus said on Wednesday it has finalised a more than $4bn order with Cathay Pacific for 32 of its A321neo aircraft to revamp the Hong Kong-based carrier's regional affiliate.

ASEAN to sign Hong Kong free trade deal in November

ASEAN to sign Hong Kong free trade deal in November

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is to sign a free-trade agreement with Hong Kong in November, a Philippine government official said Saturday, following three years of talks.

Storm Pakhar hits Hong Kong and Macau

Storm Pakhar hits Hong Kong and Macau

Tropical storm Pakhar brought strong winds and heavy rain to Hong Kong and Macau on Sunday, just four days after one of the strongest typhoons on record, Hato, caused serious flooding and damage in the territories and killed at least 10 people in the gaming hub.

Chinese army mobilised as typhoon toll rises in Macau

Chinese army mobilised as typhoon toll rises in Macau

Around 48 hours after Severe Typhoon Hato smashed into southern China, worst-hit Macau was still picking up the pieces, with the enclave's government facing recriminations over its lack of preparation.