Gulf Times - Hong-Kong
Thousands march in Hong Kong over proposed extradition law changes

Thousands march in Hong Kong over proposed extradition law changes

Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday against a government plan to change extradition laws, fearing an erosion of personal freedom and the city's status as an international business hub.

Human rights in Hong Kong 'deteriorating severely': Amnesty

Human rights in Hong Kong 'deteriorating severely': Amnesty

Hong Kong's human rights have "deteriorated severely" over the past year, with free speech under attack, Amnesty International said Tuesday, the latest report to criticise the city's government for restricting liberties.

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest city for expatriates, tied first with Singapore and Hong Kong according to a survey Tuesday that named the capital of strife-torn Venezuela as the cheapest.

Hong Kong maid fired for having cancer gets 90,000 in crowdfunding

Hong Kong maid fired for having cancer gets 90,000 in crowdfunding

A crowdfunding campaign for a Filipino domestic worker reportedly fired after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer had raised over 735,000 Hong Kong dollars by Monday morning.

Lawmakers warn Hong Kong's China extradition plans a 'Trojan horse'

Lawmakers warn Hong Kong's China extradition plans a 'Trojan horse'

Plans by Hong Kong to allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China following a high-profile murder case could become a "Trojan horse" for Beijing to pursue critics, pro-democracy lawmakers warned Wednesday.

WW1 grenade found in French potato shipment

WW1 grenade found in French potato shipment

A German World War I hand grenade was found among a shipment of French potatoes imported for a Hong Kong crisp factory, police said.

'Crouching Tiger' star Chow Yun-fat vows to donate fortune

'Crouching Tiger' star Chow Yun-fat vows to donate fortune

‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ star Chow Yun-fat may be a heavyweight from the golden era of Hong Kong cinema but the famously frugal actor has vowed to donate his vast wealth to charity after he dies.

China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies

China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies

A scientist in China claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first.

Police shoot knifeman in Hong Kong subway station

Police shoot knifeman in Hong Kong subway station

Hong Kong police shot and critically injured a man who they said threatened officers with a knife during a stop-and-search operation in a busy subway station on Wednesday.

Cathay Pacific faces probe over massive data breach

Cathay Pacific faces probe over massive data breach

Hong Kong's privacy commissioner will launch a compliance investigation into Cathay Pacific Airways over a data breach involving 9.4 million passengers, saying the carrier may have violated privacy rules.

FT journalist given seven days to leave Hong Kong

FT journalist given seven days to leave Hong Kong

A leading Financial Times journalist has been given seven days to leave Hong Kong as a backlash mounted Monday against an unprecedented challenge to freedom of the press in the city.

UK seeks 'urgent explanation' as Hong Kong bans journalist

UK seeks 'urgent explanation' as Hong Kong bans journalist

Hong Kong's decision to effectively blacklist a senior Financial Times journalist required an "urgent explanation", the UK said Saturday, as foreign governments sounded the alarm over eroding freedoms in the former British colony.