BEIJING (AP) — Macao has tentatively renewed the casino licenses of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and three Chinese rivals after they promised to help diversify its economy by investing in non-gambling attractions, the government said Saturday.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's airport on Friday officially launched a new third runway which is expected to boost the city’s status as an aviation hub.
The Airport Authority Hong Kong said about 140 flights a day are already using the new runway, which has been in operation since early July.
HONG KONG (AP) — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal and five others in Hong Kong were fined after being found guilty Friday of failing to register a now-defunct fund that aimed to help people arrested in the widespread protests three years ago.
HONG KONG (AP) — In London, Wong Wai-yi misses the taste of home.
A year ago, the 31-year-old musician was in Hong Kong, earning a good living composing for TV and movies and teaching piano. Today, she makes about half as much in London working part-time as a server alongside her musical pursuits.
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares advanced on Wednesday after solid earnings pushed retailers higher on Wall Street ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.
Benchmarks rose in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney but fell in Shanghai.
HONG KONG (AP) — Six former executives of a now-defunct Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper on Tuesday pleaded guilty to a collusion charge under the National Security Law that has silenced and jailed most opposition voices in the southern Chinese territory.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street sank and Chinese anti-virus controls fueled concern about an economic slowdown.
Shanghai and Hong Kong declined while Tokyo advanced.
Members of Hong Kong Rugby Union interviewed by police over national anthem mix-ups at overseas sports events
Members of the Hong Kong Rugby Union on Monday were interviewed by police, and records of the group's communications seized as part of an investigation into a series of mix-ups at overseas sporting events involving China's national anthem.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader John Lee tested positive for the coronavirus after meeting with other regional leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Thailand, the city's government said Monday.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Monday after Wall Street ended with a loss for the week amid anxiety about Federal Reserve plans for more interest rate hikes to cool inflation.
Hong Kong has long enjoyed a reputation as a city where businesses can flourish. That image has been projected with renewed vigour recently, with international events signalling the city's emergence from the pandemic.
Pride has been relatively scarce in Hong Kong as the city struggles to regain its footing after absorbing shocks of the pandemic and civil unrest. So it was encouraging to hear a top UK diplomat suggest that broadening inclusivity could help the city rebuild its reputation as the leading Asia-Pacific financial centre and attract talented people to live and work here.
In the Chinese mediation playbook, the Darfur war in western Sudan was Beijing's first attempt to resolve a major conflict.
Beijing abstained from some UN Security Council resolutions on Darfur and appointed a special envoy to push Khartoum to end the war that erupted in 2003, killing thousands and displacing millions.
Hong Kong’s Rugby World Cup journey ends with nail-biting win, and rousing rendition of national anthem
Hong Kong ended their Rugby World Cup final qualifying tournament on a high, with a nail-biting 22-18 win over Kenya in Dubai on Friday night.
Tries from Luke van der Smit and Sean Taylor, plus the reliable kicking of Gregor McNeish had kept Hong Kong in the hunt at 18-17 down despite an error-strewn performance, which included three yellow cards, for Matt Worley, Nathan De Thierry and Bryn Phillips.
Primary healthcare reform finally seems to be emerging as a priority for Hong Kong. The government recently took steps to fortify the system that serves as the first point of contact for individuals and medical professionals, easing an unhealthy reliance on public hospitals.
HONG KONG (AP) — American game developer Blizzard Entertainment said Thursday it will suspend most of its game services in mainland China after current licensing agreements with Chinese game company NetEase end, sending NetEase’s shares tumbling.
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group on Thursday posted net losses and missed market expectations for revenue in its quarter ended September amid a slowing economy and depressed consumer sentiment.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly declined Thursday amid concerns about the impact of China's “zero-COVID” strategy mixed with hopes for economic activity and tourism returning to normal.
Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai, while gaining in Sydney.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean organizers of a regional rugby tournament have apologized for mistakenly playing a song embraced by Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as China’s national anthem, an incident that sparked strong reaction from the city’s government.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong customs officials seized about 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of methamphetamine hidden in an industrial device being sent from Mexico, authorities said Monday.
Part of the device, an electromagnetic separator that removes metal particles from other materials, was hollowed out and contained crystal meth worth an estimated 60 million Hong Kong dollars ($7.7 million), they said.
Rugby World Cup final qualifying: USA too strong for Hong Kong, set up decider against Portugal for last Paris spot
The USA Eagles and Portugal will battle it out for the final spot at next year's Rugby World Cup after both grabbed convincing victories in the final qualifying tournament in Dubai on Saturday.
Portugal put Kenya to the sword in a 85-0 victory, while the USA beat Hong Kong 49-7 in a bruising encounter in the evening's second game at The Sevens Stadium.
HONG KONG (AP) — China’s biggest online shopping festival, known as Singles’ Day, is typically an extravagant affair as Chinese e-commerce firms like Alibaba and JD.com ramp up marketing campaigns and engage top livestreamers to hawk everything from lipstick to furniture as they race to break sales records of previous years.
Hong Kong's busy month of international events got off to a flying start with bankers and rugby players helping to convey the message that the city is open for business and pleasure. Now, it is the legal sector's turn, with Hong Kong Legal Week that began on Monday.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Thursday ahead of a U.S. inflation update that will likely influence Federal Reserve plans for more interest rate hikes after elections left control of Congress uncertain.
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Wednesday upheld the decision to let a veteran British lawyer defend pro-democracy newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai at his upcoming national security trial.
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections and a major inflation update due later in the week.
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.2% and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong also shed 0.2%, to 16,517.04.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday ahead of the U.S. midterm elections with trading likely to stay bumpy in a week that brings new inflation data and other events that could shake markets.
As the first European gateway to China, Macau became the center of Portugal’s massive maritime empire in the East. You can still taste the resulting mix of flavors.
Egg-custard tarts, salt cod with garlic, and baked duck rice often are on the menu, though so are galinha à Africana (African chicken), Chinese steamed pork buns and Indian coconut curry.
HONG KONG (AP) — An award-winning Hong Kong journalist lost her appeal Monday against her conviction over making false statements in obtaining information for her investigation of a violent attack during widespread pro-democracy protests in 2019.
Rugby World Cup: Portugal’s speed too hot for Hong Kong to handle at final qualifying tournament in Dubai
Hong Kong's hopes of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup for the first time were dealt a significant blow by Portugal on Sunday in their opening game of the final qualifying tournament in Dubai.
A speedy Portuguese backline proved too good for Lewis Evans' side, and eventually ran out comfortable 42-14 winners at The Sevens Stadium.
HONG KONG (AP) — Australia beat Fiji 20-17 to win the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens on Sunday, denying the Fijians a sixth consecutive title.
Fiji started the stronger side, jumping out to an early 12-0 lead through Josua Vakurunabili and Waisea Nacuqu, and appeared assured of building on its 36-game winning streak in Hong Kong.
HONG KONG (AP) — Five-time defending champion Fiji completed a clean sweep of its pool matches at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens on Saturday to head into the quarterfinal stage as a dominating favorite.
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of revelers returned to Hong Kong Stadium on Friday to enjoy a highly anticipated international rugby sevens tournament for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
HONG KONG (AP) — Fiji began its interrupted quest for a sixth successive title at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens with a seemingly effortless 59-12 win over Japan on Friday.
Fiji’s fifth title came in 2019 and it has had to wait through the three intervening years in which the tournament was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic to resume its extraordinary winning record.
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday led by a 5.8% jump in Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index as Chinese markets were lifted by speculation that Beijing might begin to ease pandemic restrictions.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets tumbled Thursday after the Federal Reserve added to recession fears by saying it wasn't finished raising U.S. interest rates to cool inflation.
A top Hong Kong microbiologist has retracted seven research papers published between eight to 18 years ago after image errors were discovered, but he insisted the mistakes did not affect research conclusions and had nothing to do with his work on severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) or the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hong Kong’s national security police arrest man with suspected ties to pro-independence group over seditious messages posted online
Hong Kong's national security police have arrested a man suspected to be tied to a pro-independence group for allegedly posting seditious messages online.
Officers stopped the man at a hotel in Hung Hom on Tuesday morning and seized electronic communication devices believed to have been used to deliver the messages, a force spokesman on Wednesday said.
HONG KONG (AP) — Schools and offices closed and some events were canceled in Hong Kong on Wednesday as Tropical Storm Nalgae swept south of the city, while a finance conference meant to restore Hong Kong's image as an international business center went ahead.
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese regulators downplayed China’s real estate slump and slowing economic growth while Hong Kong's top leader pitched Hong Kong as a unique link to the rest of China at a high-profile investment summit Wednesday.
HONG KONG (AP) — A tropical storm and absences of VIP guests have cast a shadow over a financial conference meant to help Hong Kong restore its image as a financial hub and destination for business travel.
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares have advanced in Asia despite a retreat on Wall Street. Hong Kong jumped more than 3% and most other major indexes saw strong gains.
A private survey of manufacturers showed some improvement in the business outlook in China, helping to counter renewed concerns over COVID-19 outbreaks in some cities.
HONG KONG (AP) — A sedition trial opened in Hong Kong on Monday for two former top editors of a shuttered online media outlet who have been detained without bail for 10 months.
HONG KONG (AP) — Workers who assemble Apple Inc.’s new iPhone have walked out of their factory in northern China to avoid COVID-19 curbs after some coworkers were quarantined following a virus outbreak.
HONG KONG (AP) — Workers in a manufacturing facility in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou appear to have left to avoid COVID-19 curbs, with many traveling on foot for days after an unknown number of employees were quarantined in the facility after a virus outbreak.
HONG KONG (AP) — World leaders expressed sadness and condolences after at least 151 people were killed in a crowd surge Saturday night in Seoul, South Korea.
Ten asymptomatic workers from a contaminated construction site in Hong Kong have tested positive for a bacterium that can cause a severe infectious disease known as melioidosis, health authorities revealed on Saturday,
HONG KONG (AP) —
Hong Kong customs seized 1.8 metric tons (2 tons) of liquid methamphetamine in the city’s biggest-ever meth bust, authorities said Saturday.
HONG KONG (AP) — Two Hong Kong residents, including a pastor, were found guilty of sedition and sentenced to jail Thursday for clapping and criticizing a judge during a previous trial over a banned vigil in the city.
Bacterium that can cause serious illness has been found in soil samples taken from a Hong Kong building site, health authorities have revealed.
Doctors announced the discovery as another case of the infectious disease melioidosis was recorded on Friday.