Gulf Times - Hong-Kong
Hong Kong jails top independence leader for six years

Hong Kong jails top independence leader for six years

Hong Kong's leading independence activist was jailed for six years Monday for his involvement in some of the city's worst protest violence for decades.

WWII bomb defused in Hong Kong after 1,200 evacuated

WWII bomb defused in Hong Kong after 1,200 evacuated

Police defused a World War II bomb Friday at a construction site in the heart of Hong Kong after more than 1,000 people were evacuated from the area, in the third such discovery in the city this year.

Hong Kong cabbie held after $140,000 left in car

Hong Kong cabbie held after $140,000 left in car

A Hong Kong taxi driver has been arrested on suspicion of stealing HK$1.1 million (US$140,000) that a passenger left in his cab.

India asks Hong Kong to arrest jeweller Nirav Modi

India asks Hong Kong to arrest jeweller Nirav Modi

The whereabouts of Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, the other person accused in India's biggest banking fraud at the country's second-largest state lender, have been unknown.

Rare Picasso self-portrait expected to fetch $70mn

Rare Picasso self-portrait expected to fetch $70mn

A rare Picasso believed to be a self-portrait created when he was under threat of deportation to a Nazi concentration camp is expected to fetch US$70mn at auction, Christie's said on Friday.

Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing to retire

Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing to retire

Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing announced on Friday he was stepping down as chairman of his flagship company CK Hutchison, marking the end of an era for one of the world's most storied tycoons.

Blow for Hong Kong democrats in key elections

Blow for Hong Kong democrats in key elections

Hong Kong's democracy camp failed to claw back all their lost seats on Monday in controversial by-elections as the city's pro-Beijing establishment further cements its grip.

Scuffles in Hong Kong at key vote for democrats

Scuffles in Hong Kong at key vote for democrats

Beijing has become incensed at the emergence of activists advocating independence and views calls for self-determination as part of a dangerous splittist push.

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.