HONG KONG

  • Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest site 35 minutes ago

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on Wednesday and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that has shaken the Asian financial hub. Scuffles broke out when riot police...
  • K Srikanth loses in Hong Kong Open semis 3 days ago

    Hong Kong: India's campaign in the Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after young shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered a three-game loss to top seed Chen Long of China in the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 event on Saturday. Srikanth, who broke into the top...
  • Saina Nehwal bows out of Hong Kong Super Series 4 days ago

    Hong Kong: India's campaign in the women's singles of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was stunned by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals on Friday. Seeded third, Saina went down 15-21, 19-21 to her lower ranked opponent...
  • Saina, Srikanth advance; Sindhu loses in Hong Kong Open 5 days ago

    Hong Kong: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth posted contrasting victories to enter the quarter-finals of the women's and men's singles competition respectively in the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon on Thursday. However, it was curtains for teen sensation P V Sindhu, who suffered a three-game...
  • Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Hong Kong Open 6 days ago

    Hong Kong: Continuing his giant-killing spree, Kidambi Srikanth stunned World No.7 Chou Tien Chen to advance to the second round of the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series along with leading women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu at the Hong Kong Coliseum here Wednesday. Srikanth, fresh from defeating two-time Olympic...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders request formal meeting with Beijing November 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong protest leaders made a formal request to speak with China over political reform, calling on a pro-Beijing politician to act as their mediator. Protest numbers have dwindled since mass rallies mobilised tens of thousands demanding fully free elections for the city's next leader. But demonstrators are...
  • Democracy protesters clash with Hong Kong police November 6, 2014

    Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protesters clashed with police in Hong Kong for the first time in more than two weeks as pressure grows on demonstrators to abandon more than a month and a half of street occupations. The skirmishes lasted for about four hours in the bustling Mong Kok neighborhood, the...
  • Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing buys 60 aircraft in $2.5 billion deals November 5, 2014

    Hong Kong: A property flagship led by Asia's richest tycoon Li Ka-shing said on Wednesday it plans to buy up to 60 passenger jets in a series of transactions that amount to more than $2.5 billion. The Hong Kong businessman made his first major foray into the aviation industry in...
  • Anger in Hong Kong as protesters compared to slaves November 1, 2014

    Hong Kong: A prominent businesswoman has sparked outrage in Hong Kong by comparing the city's pro-democracy protesters to African-American slaves, suggesting they might need to "wait for a while" to win the freedoms they are seeking. "American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107...
  • Hong Kong government, democracy protest leaders begin talks October 21, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protest leaders sat down for talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralysed the city's streets, on the same day the city's leader ruled out democratic reforms. The crucial talks began just hours after Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said...
  • China says Hong Kong protests an attempt to seek independence October 20, 2014

    Beijing: China has termed the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong an attempt to seek self-determination and independence, as it grappled to deal with the student-led movement that has occupied parts of the financial hub for more than three weeks. For the first time, the ruling Communist Party's official organ the People's...
  • Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes, talks set for Tuesday October 20, 2014

    Hong Kong: A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Dozens of people were reportedly injured in two nights of clashes that began late on Friday in...
  • 20 injured in new Hong Kong protest violence October 19, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police clashed with protesters, with the government saying 20 people were injured in a fourth night of violence after nearly three weeks of largely peaceful pro-democracy rallies. Dozens of police with shields and helmets pushed into a crowd of protesters gathered at barricades in the northern...
  • Fifth-place finish for SSP Chowrasia in Hong Kong October 19, 2014

    Hong Kong: SSP Chowrasia's superb comeback continued with yet another fine finish as he ended a creditable tied fifth at the Hong Kong Open golf here on Sunday. The 36-year-old two-time winner of joint-sanctioned events carded a final round of three-under 67, despite a closing bogey that ultimately proved costly. It was...
  • Hong Kong activists regroup; police chief warns safety at risk October 18, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong pro-democracy activists recaptured parts of a core protest zone from police early on Saturday after hours of turmoil that the city's police chief warned undermined order and jeopardised public safety. Dozens of people were injured in the skirmishes, including 18 police, which raged through the night as...
  • Jyoti Randhawa tied 6th at Hong Kong Open October 18, 2014

    Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa, in tied sixth, was the best placed Indian golfer after the third round of the $1.3 million Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Randhawa battled to a 68 while overnight leader Ernie Els of South Africa registered a disappointing 71 in a rollercoaster round to slip to tied...
  • Hong Kong police arrest 26 amid street clashes October 18, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong riot police battled with thousands of pro-democracy protesters for control of the city's streets, using pepper spray and batons to hold back defiant activists who returned to a protest zone that officers had partially cleared. Police and activists engaged in running clashes in Mong Kok's dense grid...
  • Hong Kong police swoop in on democracy protest site October 17, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police partially cleared a democracy protest site in a raid on Friday, tearing down tents and barricades hours after the city's embattled leader reopened his offer of talks to end nearly three weeks of disruptive demonstrations. The Mongkok site has seen violent scuffles between demonstrators calling for...
  • Hong Kong police move in against protest zone October 17, 2014

    Hong Kong: Dozens of Hong Kong police arrived at a pro-democracy protest zone to remove barricades in a dawn raid. Officers in riot helmets and shields descended on the district of Mong Kok to take down some of the tents and canopies there. Police said they were not trying to...
  • Jyoti Randhawa turns clock back, leads in Hong Kong Open October 16, 2014

    Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa turned the clock back as he holed 23 putts en-route to a six-under-par 64 to grab the first round lead at the US 1.3 million Dollars Hong Kong Open on Thursday. The 2002 Asian Tour number one said he 'putted his heart out' in a round of...
  • Hong Kong Police pepper sprays protesters, China blocks BBC's website October 16, 2014

    Hong Kong police used pepper spray on Thursday to stop pro-democracy protesters from blocking a major road near the office of the city's embattled leader amid public anger over the police beating of a protester a day earlier. At police headquarters in the nearby entertainment district of Wan Chai, hundreds of...
  • China says no need 'so far' for PLA deployment in Hong Kong October 15, 2014

    Hong Kong: China sees no need "so far" for its army to be deployed in Hong Kong to contain democracy protests, a Beijing official said today, without ruling out the prospect after violent overnight clashes. Rumours have frequently swept protest camps that the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which maintains a garrison...
  • Hong Kong tycoon calls for protests to end after tension over police beating October 15, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong's most prominent tycoon, Li Ka-shing, on Wednesday urged protesters who have occupied parts of the city since late last month to go home, after police mounted their toughest action against the democracy activists in more than a week. Police arrested about 45 protesters in the early hours...
  • Anirban Lahiri, Rahil Gangjee upbeat about Hong Kong Open October 15, 2014

    Hong Kong: Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Rahil Gangjee on Wednesday spoke of their eagerness to play in the Hong Kong Open, expressing their confidence of putting up a good show in the $1.3 million tournament. "I had a really good outing last year. I played really well and had my...
  • Police and protesters in violent clashes in Hong Kong October 15, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police and protesters clashed early on Wednesday in some of the most violent scenes since pro-democracy demonstrations began more than a fortnight ago, leading to several arrests. Hundreds of officers scuffled with protesters guarding newly erected barricades on a main road next to the city's government headquarters,...
  • Messi, Higuain score twice as Argentina thrash Hong Kong 7-0 October 14, 2014

    Lionel Messi scored twice after coming off the bench as an experimental Argentina side destroyed Hong Kong 7-0 in an international friendly mismatch on Tuesday. Argentina fielded a completely different line-up from the one which lost to Brazil last week but the World Cup finalists still waltzed to a facile triumph. The...
  • Hong Kong sympathisers plan 'Occupy Tiananmen' campaign October 9, 2014

    Beijing: The "Occupy Tiananmen" movement has posted a request on Twitter for Beijing residents to take to the streets with umbrellas next Saturday in a show of solidarity with the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement that has the umbrella as its symbol. The tweet recommends that supporters come out from 11 am...
  • Hong Kong government 'calls off student talks' October 9, 2014

    Hong Kong: The Hong Kong government has called off talks with the Federation of Students scheduled for Friday. The cancellation was in response to recent remarks made by student representatives which "undermined the basis for a constructive dialogue", Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said at a press briefing, South China...
  • Ten-foot statue of a man with an umbrella becomes symbol of Hong Kong protest October 9, 2014

    In Hong Kong, the pro democracy protests may be shrinking in size with each passing day, but student protesters say they have not given up yet. CNN's Ivan Watson reports how a ten foot statue of a man holding a umbrella and graffiti on the walls of city buildings- have...
  • Hong Kong protest numbers dwindle as talks make slow progress October 8, 2014

    Hong Kong: Small groups of pro-democracy demonstrators remained on Hong Kong's streets after protest leaders agreed to talks with the government and students returned to school for exams. Talks between the government and student leaders are progressing at a snail's pace, although even protest organisers are now acutely worried that...