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Hong Kong's commercial lenders on edge as building values tumble

30 Jul 2020

HONG KONG Commercial lenders in Hong Kong say they are concerned about a 30% drop in building values over the past 12 months and will consider calling in or restructuring loans if values fall much further.

Taiwan rejects permits for 2 Hong Kong officials as visa row escalates

22 Jul 2020

HONG KONG/TAIPEI The Hong Kong government said on Tuesday that Taiwan had rejected the visas of two of its officials, underscoring rising bilateral tensions after Taipei criticised a security law imposed on the financial hub by Beijing.

China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong

30 Jun 2020

HONG KONG/BEIJING China's parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony's way of life since it returned to Chinese rule 23 years ago. | Video

Wendepunkt für Hongkong - China verabschiedet Sicherheitsgesetz

30 Jun 2020

Hongkong Chinas Parlament hat das hoch umstrittene Sicherheitsgesetz für Hongkong verabschiedet und bereitet damit den radikalsten Einschnitt in die Autonomie der Finanzmetropole vor.

HK leader says opponents of security law are 'enemy of the people'

16 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday urged opponents of Beijing's plan to impose national security legislation in the financial hub to stop "smearing" the effort, saying those who did were "the enemy of the people". | Video

UPDATE 4-Hong Kong, China governments reject UK 'interference' and 'biased' criticism

12 Jun 2020

HONG KONG, June 12 The Hong Kong government and China's foreign ministry branch in the city hit back on Friday at a report by Britain criticising Beijing's plans for national security legislation, saying it was "biased" and intervened in internal affairs.

Hong Kong property enquiries up in street retail sector on stability hopes

12 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's street-level shops are seeing a surge of bargain buying and leasing interest in a sign that some believe the worst may be over for the protest-hit city, although as yet the enquiries had not sparked an increase in deals.

Hong Kong spearheads $5 billion Cathay Pacific rescue package

09 Jun 2020

SYDNEY/HONG KONG Hong Kong will lead a $5 billion (£4 billion) rescue of Cathay Pacific Airways , which like other airlines has been hit by a global travel slump triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

HK residents rush for offshore bank accounts on China law worries: sources

08 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Banks including HSBC, Standard Chartered and Citigroup have seen a spike in enquiries from Hong Kong residents about opening offshore accounts amid concerns stemming from China's decision to impose a national security law on the city, five people said.

Hong Kong passes China national anthem bill amid protests by democracy lawmakers

04 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong passed a bill on Thursday that would criminalise disrespect of China's national anthem, a move critics see as the latest sign of Beijing's tightening grip on the semi-autonomous city. | Video

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