Hong Kong

  • Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain 5 days ago

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong was shuttered on Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports. Typhoon Kalmaegi, packing gusts of 125 kilometres (77 miles) per hour, was centred 400 kilometres...
  • Black-clad democracy activists stage sombre Hong Kong rally 1 week ago

    Hong Kong: More than 1,000 activists paraded through Hong Kong's streets on Sunday carrying huge lengths of black cloth, in a sombre protest against a recent decision by Beijing that crushed the city's hopes for full democracy. Democracy activists in the former British colony had expectations Hong Kongers would be able...
  • Sabine Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open September 14, 2014

    Hong Kong: Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. No. 36-ranked Pliskova squandered a 5-1 lead in the match after she twice broke the top-seeded German in the first set before losing...
  • Hong Kong born alumnus gives Harvard $350 million September 8, 2014

    New York: A Hong Kongborn venture capitalist is giving Harvard University $350 million for its School of Public Health, the largest donation in the university's history, the Harvard Crimson reported on Monday. The university newspaper said the gift was from a foundation supported by Gerald Chan, an alumnus of the School...
  • Bouchard, Peng out of Hong Kong tennis September 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong's first WTA tennis tournament in more than 20 years suffered a major blow on Sunday with main drawcard Eugenie Bouchard withdrawing on medical advice after suffering from the heat at the US Open. China's Peng Shuai, who advanced to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows, was also a...
  • Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy September 1, 2014

    Hong Kong: Police used pepper spray to disperse prodemocracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial centre braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy. China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee set the stage for a political showdown on Sunday when it rejected...
  • China warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong August 30, 2014

    Beijing: China is issuing harsh warnings against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics ahead of an expected announcement recommending restrictions to the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinesecontrolled financial hub. An article in the ruling Communist Party's flagship newspaper People's Daily on Saturday says some in the former...
  • Elderly Hong Kong couple was salted and cooked and packed into lunchboxes by their son in gruesome double murder August 6, 2014

    An elderly Hong Kong couple were allegedly dismembered by their son and his friend before being salted, cooked and packed into lunchboxes "like barbecued pork", a court has heard. The severed heads of 65yearold Chau Wingki and his wife Siu Yuetyee, 62, were found in March last year, stuffed into two...
  • Warning: This will make your head reel. Two photographers climbed rooftops in Hong Kong and clicked the world's most vertigo inducing photos August 5, 2014

    Two guys named Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov visited Hong Kong, and took pictures that will give you a nose bleed just from looking at them. "During the last one and a half years, we have visited Hong Kong several times. We have been to so many places and now I...
  • McDonald's takes chicken nuggets off menu in Hong Kong amid food scare July 25, 2014

    Hong Kong: McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it had imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the US owned company at the centre of a food safety scare in China. McDonald's said in a statement late on Thursday it had...
  • Typhoon Rammasun to rage through weekend in China July 18, 2014

    Beijing: China's meteorological authority on Friday forecast that typhoon Rammasun will continue to rage through the weekend before it starts weakening on Monday. It also warned that the typhoon, the ninth this year, may make landfall again in the coastal areas of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southwest China late Friday...
  • Thousands live in incredibly cramped quarters in Hong Kong July 7, 2014

    Tens of thousands of people live in houses no bigger than a large king sized bed in one of the wealthiest cities of the world, Hong Kong. Apart from living in such dismal conditions, these people also have to pay high rents for such places. Families live in apartments as...
  • Twenty injured in Hong Kong ferry crash June 13, 2014

    Hong Kong: Twenty people were injured when a Hong Kong ferry crashed into a seawall off the coast of the gambling enclave of Macau on Friday, officials said, the latest accident to hit the cities' busy waterways. The crash happened when the Macaubound ferry reported to be a jetfoil boat...
  • Win against Pui Yin Yip is a confidence booster for me: Saina Nehwal May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal said that beating a top15 player like Hong Kong's Pui Yin Yip on Monday has boosted her confidence to face highranking players in the world. World No. 8 Saina led from the front with a 219, 2110 win over Hong Kong's Pui Yin Yip...
  • Eleven crew members missing after ships collide off Hong Kong May 6, 2014

    Hong Kong: Eleven crew of a Chinese cargo ship are missing following a collision with a large container ship in the waters off Hong Kong on Monday. The cargo ship Zhong Xing 2 sank after the collision with the 300m (984ft) long Marshall Islandsregistered MOL Motivator about two nautical miles...
  • Top seven moments of 2014 World Twenty20 April 8, 2014

    It's over, but memories will stay. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 delivered unbridled joy and also distressing heartbreaks that will shape up into bedtime stories the players will narrate to their grandchildren one day. Whether it was Hong Kong's win over Bangladesh, Dale Steyn's last over against New Zealand or...
  • World T20, Qualifier: Bangladesh through to Super 10 despite stunning loss to Hong Kong March 20, 2014

    Chittagong: Hong Kong notched up a stunning two-wicket victory over Bangladesh in a thrilling qualifying round match but could not prevent the home side from booking a Super 10 berth in the World Twenty20 on Thursday. Chasing a small target of 109, minnows Hong Kong struggled to 50 for five in...
  • As it happened: World T20, Hong Kong vs Bangladesh March 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Hong Kong won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (c/wk), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Al-Amin Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain Hong Kong: Waqas Barkat,...
  • World T20, Qualifiers: Afghanistan stay alive with win over Hong Kong March 18, 2014

    Chittagong: Afghanistan earned their first win in the World Twenty20 and kept alive slim hopes of making the Super 10 with an emphatic seven-wicket victory over Hong Kong on Tuesday. Both teams dropped their opening Group A qualifiers on Sunday with Bangladesh beating Afghanistan and Hong Kong losing to Nepal. Hong...
  • World T20, Afghanistan vs Hong Kong: as it happened March 18, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Hong Kong won the toss and decided to bat. Playing XIs: Hong Kong: W Barkat, I Ahmed, J Atkinson, M Chapman, B Hayat, N Khan, M Dar, T Afzal, A Khan, H Amjad, N Ahmed Afghanistan: M Shahzad, N Tarakai,...
  • World T20, Qualifiers: Regmi, Gauchan star as Nepal beat Hong Kong by 80 runs March 16, 2014

    Chittagong: Debutants Nepal produced a dominating all-round performance to crush Hong Kong by 80 runs in a Qualifying Group A match of the World T20 on Sunday. Sent into bat, Nepal first rode on batting heroics from Gyanendra Malla (48) and skipper Paras Khadka to post a competitive 149 for eight...
  • As it happened: World T20, Nepal vs Hong Kong March 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Hong Kong skipper Jamie Atkinson won the toss and opted to bowl against Nepal. Teams: Hong Kong: Waqas Barkat, Irfan Ahmed, James Atkinson(w/c), Babar Hayat, Mark Chapman, Nizakat Khan, Tanwir Afzal, Aizaz Khan, Najeeb Amar, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed Nepal: Subash Khakurel(w),...
  • Minnows chase dreams as World Twenty20 kicks off with qualifying phase March 15, 2014

    Participation of the Associate nations in major ICC events has often triggered debates whether their presence takes the sheen off a contest, but step into their shoes and you realise how big an opportunity tournaments like the World Twenty20 present to these teams. But perhaps - in some corner, even...
  • Sensex, Nifty at highest closing levels; CAD lifts rupee March 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Hefty buying in banks, oil & gas, capital goods and metals stocks helped the equity benchmarks end at all-time closing high on Thursday. The rupee too has seen strong appreciation of 57 paise intraday due to steep fall in current account deficit (CAD) in the quarter ended December 2013....
  • Hong Kong: Former editor of newspaper stabbed amid media tensions February 26, 2014

    A former chief editor of a major Hong Kong newspaper known for its critical reporting was stabbed and seriously wounded on Wednesday in an attack likely to fuel concern among journalists about what many see as an erosion of media freedoms. A man in a helmet attacked Kevin Lau Chun-to, former...
  • 'Dear daddy, there are plenty of good men, just not for me': Hong Kong tycoon's lesbian daughter writes an amazing letter to him January 29, 2014

    Thirtythreeyearold Hong Kong socialite Gigi Chao was thrown into the spotlight when her tycoon father Cecil Chao Szetsung openly refused to accept her as a lesbian. He even offered more than a $100 million as 'dowry' to a man who could marry his daughter two year ago. However, when the...