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James Pomfret

United States warns China meddling in Hong Kong hurting business confidence

8:36am GMT

HONG KONG The United States warned in a report on Friday that increased meddling from China in Hong Kong had adversely impacted the city, straining international business confidence in the Asian financial hub.

FEATURE-Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan feel heat as China fears ‘separatist’ collusion

17 Mar 2019

* China alarmed by collaboration between HK and Taiwan activists

Protesters arrested in Hong Kong over proposed China extradition law

15 Mar 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police on Friday arrested five women who staged a protest inside the government's headquarters over a proposal to allow fugitives to be extradited to mainland China, stoking human rights concerns.

Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan feel heat as China fears 'separatist' collusion

15 Mar 2019

HONG KONG/TAIPEI As Beijing grows wary of pro-independence groups seeking to forge closer ties in Hong Kong and Taiwan, activists say they are coming under increased surveillance and harassment from pro-China media outlets and unofficial "operatives."

FEATURE-Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan feel heat as China fears ‘separatist’ collusion

15 Mar 2019

* China alarmed by collaboration between HK and Taiwan activists

Hong Kong allows fleeing Saudi sisters to stay another month - lawyer

07 Mar 2019

HONG KONG Two Saudi sisters fleeing what they described as beatings and repression in their home country have been granted an extension to stay in Hong Kong until next month, their lawyer said.

Hong Kong hands out reliefs as trade war hits growth

27 Feb 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong unveiled a less expansionary budget for fiscal year 2019/20 on Wednesday, though with relief measures for individuals and businesses at a time of economic uncertainty and trade tensions as growth slowed sharply.

Taiwan steps up probe into surveillance by pro-China media on island

18 Jan 2019

TAIPEI/HONGKONG Taiwan will step up its investigation of pro-Beijing newspapers accused by politicians on the self-ruled island of spreading fake news and surveillance activities that infringe national security, a security official said on Friday.

Hong Kong's rural hinterland could hold key to chronic land crunch

14 Jan 2019

(This January 13 story corrects graphic link with erroneous data)

Huawei sacks employee arrested in Poland on spying charges

13 Jan 2019

HONG KONG/WARSAW Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei said on Saturday it had sacked an employee arrested in Poland on spying charges in a case that could intensify Western security concerns about the company.

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