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Chinese Vice Premier Calls for Closer Ties Between Mainland, Hong Kong

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang has called for closer economic cooperation between China and Hong Kong, on his three-day visit to the territory. Li said Tuesday he has brought some new policy measures from the central government to support Hong Kong’s further development and to boost cooperation. Details are expected in a speech he will […]

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Chinese Vice Premier Visits Hong Kong Promising Economic Boost

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang has arrived for a three-day visit in Hong Kong, where he is expected to announce measures to boost trading in China’s currency, the yuan. Li, widely expected to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao next year, said on his arrival in the territory Tuesday that he was bringing measures to deepen economic […]

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Embarrassing Design Error Forces Recall of Hong Kong Banknotes

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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A leading Hong Kong bank is apologizing for a design error in a new bank note that will force the notes to be destroyed and replaced. The bank notes, worth 100 Hong Kong dollars or about 13 American dollars, bear a likeness of the territory’s five-petaled bauhinia flower emblem with the petals pointing in the […]

Taiwan Hails “Historic” Upgrade of Hong Kong Diplomatic Status

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan has upgraded the status of its diplomatic representation in Hong Kong and Macau, marking a major easing of tensions with China. The chairwoman of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council was in Hong Kong Wednesday for a ceremony renaming the island’s diplomatic office in the Chinese territory. Formerly known as the Chung Hwa Travel Service, it […]

Taiwan Hails “Historic” Upgrade of Hong Kong Diplomatic Status

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan has upgraded the status of its diplomatic representation in Hong Kong and Macau, marking a major easing of tensions with China. The chairwoman of China’s Mainland Affairs Council was in Hong Kong Wednesday for a ceremony renaming the island’s diplomatic office in the Chinese territory. Formerly known as the Chung Hwa Travel Service, it […]

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Rights Group Charges Possible Abuses at Hong Kong Rally

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group wants Hong Kong officials to “immediately investigate” charges that police used excessive force against journalists and human rights monitors during a massive July 1 protest. New York-based Human Rights Watch says that a human rights monitor was arrested while videotaping police officers removing protesters who were blocking traffic. It also […]

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Hong Kong Delays Legislative Action on By-Elections

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Hong Kong government has abruptly postponed a controversial election-reform plan following a huge street protest last week. The legislation, backed by Chief Executive Donald Tsang, would end the practice of using by-elections to fill the seats of legislators who die or resign during their four-year terms. Vacant seats would instead be filled with runners-up […]

Hong Kong Journalists Say Freedom Deteriorating

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Hong Kong journalists’ group said Sunday that freedom of expression and tolerance for dissent in the city have deteriorated, as Beijing consolidates its power in the former British colony. The Hong Kong Journalists Association said in its annual freedom of expression report that Beijing has become more aggressive in pursuing its policies towards the […]

Hong Kong Police Arrest Hundreds in Anti-Government Protest

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong police say they arrested more than 200 people during an anti-government demonstration Friday. Television reports showed police using pepper spray to disperse protesters, who were paralyzing traffic. Authorities said Saturday that they arrested 228 people on charges of illegal assembly and obstruction of public places. The demonstration on Friday, the 14th anniversary of […]

Hong Kong Police Arrest Owner of British Soccer Team

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong tycoon Carson Yeung, the owner of British football club Birmingham City, has been arrested and charged with money laundering. The 51-year-old Yeung appeared in a Hong Kong courtroom Thursday to face five counts of dealing with property that had been obtained through a criminal offense. Prosecutors did not identify the property or Yeung’s […]

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