Beijing could intervene in Hong Kong affairs if serious political problems emerge, Chinese expert warns - South China Morning Post

A leading mainland constitutional scholar and adviser to Beijing has warned that the central government may have to intervene in Hong Kong affairs if the city's political problems become unmanageable and threaten national security. The warning ...

Mainland China's Stock Exchanges Close For May Day - Forbes

Mainland China's stock exchanges are closed on May 1 for the May Day holiday. Trading in U.S.-listed shares in Chinese business such as Baidu and Alibaba will continue as usual. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is also closed. Trade will resume on the ...

Opinion: China's bewildering focus on a fringe group spooks Hong Kong, deters investors - South China Morning Post

By magnifying the unworkable ideas of a small group seeking something that is impossible, China only stokes doubt in investors. Many foreign and local businesspeople are quite simply bewildered at the amount of unrelenting wailing and frothing over a ...

Big bash to mark 20 years since HK's return to China - The Straits Times

A tram in Hong Kong adorned with artwork commemorating the 20th anniversary of the city's handover to China by Britain. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit the city for the July 1 anniversary, his first trip there since coming to power in ...

As China's Investors Rush In, Hong Kong Shares Take a Wild Ride - New York Times

A derivative of the Wall Street “Charging Bull” sculpture on the Bund in Shanghai. Stock speculators from mainland China sometimes rush to invest in the same Hong Kong shares. One trader has described the behavior as “very much a herd mentality ...

Lonely Planet's Hong Kong: A sensory feast - Stuff.co.nz

Hong Kong welcomes with an iconic skyline, a legendary kitchen, and lush, protected nature where rare birds and colourful traditions thrive. Neighbourhoods and islands. Hong Kong's enchanting neighbourhoods and islands offer a sensory feast. You may ...

Int'l media increasingly drawn to covering local Hong Kong politics, say correspondents - Hong Kong Free Press

International media outlets have become more interested in covering Hong Kong's political developments, a panel of journalists have suggested. Political drama and extreme inequality in Hong Kong – compared with opacity and increased difficulties of ...

Banks are closing branches all over the world, but why not in Hong Kong? - Huewire News

Retail banking in Hong Kong seems resilient if you look at the number of outlets. Elsewhere in the world, bank branches have been closing; in Hong Kong, by and large, they have stayed open. HSBC will have halved its UK presence compared to 2011 by the ...

Celebration and protest as Indonesian leader visits Hong Kong - Yahoo7 News

Hong Kong (AFP) - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo was greeted by a mixture of celebration and protest in Hong Kong Sunday with calls to improve working conditions for the city's army of foreign maids. There are around 170,000 Indonesians living in ...

Back to school? Why education is just one test for next Hong Kong leader - South China Morning Post

Is it something unusual for a senior Beijing official in Hong Kong to visit a local school? The central government's liaison office last Friday posted a short write-up and photo on its official website showing its deputy director,Tan Tieniu, visiting ...

Hong Kong pulls out stops to mark 20 years of Chinese rule - New Straits Times Online

(File pix) China is expected to visit for the July 1 anniversary, with security exercises under way in preparation. (AFP). By AFP - April 30, 2017 @ 2:32pm. HONG KONG: A multi-million dollar programme of events in Hong Kong will mark 20 years since the ...

Hong Kong's autonomy agreement could be scrapped if it threatens China, official warns - Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy under the “One Country, Two Systems” arrangement may end if it is used to threaten China, a Beijing official based in the city has warned. China Liaison Office legal chief Wang Zhenmin told a forum on Saturday that ...

Hong Kong's political parties prove they can come together to act on worthy causes - South China Morning Post

Alice Wu is encouraged by the rare agreements between often-warring legislators on two issues recently. Such cooperation should be nurtured, and Beijing must do its part not to aggravate sentiments. PUBLISHED : Sunday, 30 April, 2017, 11:00am.

Nine HK democracy protesters arrested - pppFocus

All nine protesters emerged from Hong Kong's Western police station Thursday afternoon and said they had been charged and released on bail. Two Hong Kong independence activists who were barred from taking up their seats as lawmakers a year ago ...