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Man quarantined after Hong Kong's first preliminary positive test for Wuhan virus

22 Jan 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong quarantined a 39-year-old man on Wednesday after the city's first preliminary positive result in a test for the new flu-like coronavirus found in an outbreak in central mainland China, authorities said.

Man quarantined after Hong Kong's first preliminary positive test for Wuhan virus

22 Jan 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong quarantined a 39-year-old man on Wednesday after the city's first preliminary positive result in a test for the new flu-like coronavirus found in an outbreak in central mainland China, authorities said.

Hong Kong markets to shine in year of the 'resilient' rat -CLSA

17 Jan 2020

HONG KONG, Jan 17 The Year of the Rat bodes well for Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index, with shares across sectors from homebuilders to healthcare tipped to do well, according to Hong Kong-based brokerage CLSA's Feng Shui Index.

'One country, two systems' can continue beyond 2047 - HK leader

16 Jan 2020

HONG KONG The principle that ensures Hong Kong enjoys freedoms unavailable in mainland China can continue beyond its 2047 expiry date as long as the city's youngsters do not destroy it with "temporary misunderstandings," Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Thursday.

Hong Kong protesters seek international support on rights

19 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong protesters rallied outside diplomatic missions on Thursday to urge foreign governments to follow the United States and pass human rights bills to raise pressure on Beijing and support their pro-democracy campaign.

Hong Kong leader Lam visits Beijing as pressure mounts at home

14 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam visited Beijing on Saturday for her first trip to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last month, prompting speculation about changes to her leadership team.

Counting the cost of protest - Hong Kong police rack up $120 million overtime bill

13 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police have earned an average of US$11,000 for each officer in overtime pay during the last six months of anti-government protests, with the total overtime bill coming to more than US$120 million (93.53 million pounds), government figures showed on Friday.

Hong Kong protesters mark six months since pivotal clash with police

12 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Thousands of Hong Kong protesters gathered on Thursday to mark six months since their first major clash with police, when they blocked legislators from advancing an extradition bill that has since been scrapped.

Hong Kong seniors rally to back students as activists decry police actions

30 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Secondary school students and retirees joined forces to protest in Hong Kong on Saturday, the first of several weekend rallies planned across the city, as pro-democracy activists vowed to battle what they say are police brutality and unlawful arrests.

Record turnout in Hong Kong local elections amid calls for full democracy

24 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong residents turned out in huge numbers on Sunday to vote in district council elections seen as a test of support for chief executive Carrie Lam following six months of pro-democracy protests, and polling took place with no major disruptions. | Video

World News

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.