HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong and mainland authorities have seized about $540,000 worth of smuggled Australian lobsters believed to be bound for the mainland, after China restricted imports of the crustacean amid escalating tensions with Australia.
Hong Kong authorities have told an opposition politician recently stripped of his district council seat to return more than HK$110,000 (US$14,100) in allowances and payments for expenses.
Former Kowloon City district councillor Tony Kwok Tin-lap on Thursday said he was considering seeking legal advice over the government's "unreasonable" move.
Rightly or wrongly, in just a week the city's weatherman has borne the brunt of scathing attacks following a series of rainstorms and typhoons.
This is hardly surprising, especially when forecasts do not match the reality and bosses and employees cannot agree about working in bad weather.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates says challenging China on its human rights record as Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Winter Games is “not in our remit."
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the Philippines has left dead at least 19 people, disaster response officials said Thursday.
Philippine authorities say they are still investigating a further 11 deaths that may have been caused by the tropical storm Kompasu, which triggered landslides and flash floods as it barreled over the northern tip of the Asia-Pacific islands on Monday.
BEIJING (AP) — A strong tropical storm bearing down on Hong Kong on Wednesday left one person dead and 21 others injured, as city authorities suspended classes, stock market trading and government services.
HONG KONG (AP) — A Danish artist is seeking to get back his sculpture in Hong Kong commemorating the victims of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown as a deadline passed for its removal Wednesday.
Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as traders wait for more data on inflation and corporate earnings this week. The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in the early going, as was the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Hong Kong police report surge in child abuse cases, link rise in sexual assaults to minors spending more time outside as coronavirus rules ease
Child abuse cases in Hong Kong have risen an alarming 70 per cent in the first eight months of the year, while the number of sexual assaults are also climbing as the pandemic levels off.
Police said that about 30 per cent of the 231 indecent assaults recorded over that period were committed in public places, an upwards trend linked to more children going outside following the gradual resumption of face-to-face classes.
Tropical storm turns London-Hong Kong flight with British Airways into 36-hour on-board ordeal, forcing diversion to Manila
What should have been a 12-hour flight from Britain to Hong Kong turned into a 36-hour ordeal for about 100 passengers stuck aboard a British Airways plane that was forced to divert to Manila due to Tropical Storm Lionrock.
HONG KONG (AP) — One worker died and others were trapped Friday when a major rainstorm blew traditional bamboo scaffolding off the side of a building under construction in Hong Kong, officials and reports said.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities on Thursday said they have made their largest smuggling bust, seizing goods including endangered species worth an estimated $26.9 million.
The government said the smuggling ring operated using speedboats and that four trucks were also impounded in the raid.
Proposed Northern Metropolis near mainland China border will be ‘Hong Kong’s most important area’, leader says in policy address
Hong Kong's border area with mainland China will be built into a new Northern Metropolis of 2.5 million people in 20 years, including a "Silicon Valley" that will closely interact with neighbouring Shenzhen, according to a blueprint laid down by Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor in her policy address on Wednesday.
He was already considered one of the best apprentices in recent decades and Jerry Chau Chun-lok officially stamped it into the record books at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, landing his 70th Hong Kong winner to graduate to the senior riding ranks.
A former leader of the group behind Hong Kong's Tiananmen Square vigil accused police of making a predetermined decision to ban this year's event rather than basing it on the latest public health advice, as she stood trial on Wednesday for allegedly inciting others to breach the order.
HONG KONG (AP) — Land-starved Hong Kong plans to build more affordable housing in response to public demands that have fueled social unrest.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced a major development project Wednesday for Hong Kong’s border area with mainland China in the last annual policy address of her current term.
As it happened: emotional Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam wraps up 2021 policy address, refers to tenure as ‘greatest honour’
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Rare residential plot in Repulse Bay likely to draw strong bids from developers as outlook for luxury housing improves
A rare plot of residential land coming up for auction in Repulse Bay is likely to attract the interest of developers as the luxury housing market improves amid an easing of the coronavirus pandemic, according to market observers.
News that Hong Kong's border with the mainland is unlikely to be reopened to quarantine-free travel before either the Lunar New Year or the Beijing Winter Olympics in February is not easy to accept.
Hong Kong stocks retreat before policy address to target city’s housing pain while oil producers advance
Hong Kong stocks fell, keeping the benchmark index at one-year low as property stocks weakened before a policy address that is likely to target the city's housing crisis.
Hong Kong’s MPF lost each member US$1,387, as China regulatory storm, Evergrande debt saga pounded markets in third quarter
A rout in Hong Kong and mainland China stocks has hurt the performance of the city's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF), whose members lost about HK$10,800 (US$1,387) on average in the third quarter of this year.
Hong Kong to amend tax law, implement regulations that will help EU combat tax evasion by some offshore units in city
Hong Kong will amend its tax law by the end of next year and implement regulations in 2023 that will help the European Union (EU) combat tax evasion by certain offshore units set up by European businesses in the city.
Hong Kong property deals set to plunge in October amid fears Beijing is tightening its grip on the housing market
The number of property deals taking place in Hong Kong is set to slide for a third month in October as buyers await clarity on housing policy amid rumours that Beijing is muscling in to control the local market.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s 2021 policy address: will chief executive drop hints on potential bid for second term?
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TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped in cautious trading Wednesday, shrugging off a rally on Wall Street led by technology companies and banks that erased most of the losses from the previous day's sell-off.
The removal of giant barricades at government headquarters over the weekend signals the city's full return to "safe normalcy", according to Chief Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu. The government's No 2 official was referring to the troubling time when social unrest had forced the administration to strengthen security at its complex.
Ex-Hong Kong police officer jailed for second time this year over upskirting offences against women while serving the force
A former Hong Kong police officer previously jailed for taking an upskirt photo of his then colleague has been locked up again for committing the same offence against five other women.
Ng Sai-ping was on Monday sentenced to four months behind bars at West Kowloon Court, the second time he has been handed a jail term this year.
Hong Kong authorities have revealed they made their first seizure of a potentially addictive herbal substance just weeks after it was banned.
Hong Kong doctor jailed for 6 years over fatal liposuction procedure, killing 32-year-old dance instructor
A doctor was jailed for six years on Monday for manslaughter over a fatal liposuction procedure at a Hong Kong beauty centre in 2014.
Dr Vanessa Kwan Hau-chi, 38, is the third doctor in five years to go to prison for manslaughter by gross negligence relating to a botched beauty treatment, though the industry offering such services has remained largely unregulated.
Evergrande crisis and China’s economic risks add to Hong Kong commercial property market’s wall of worry
Just when the recovery in Hong Kong's battered commercial real estate sector was gathering momentum, another menace threatens to undermine confidence in the occupier and investment markets.
Hong Kong's biggest pay-TV operator, i-Cable Communications, is set to announce a takeover deal, according to a stock exchange filing on Monday.
HONG KONG (AP) — Shares in troubled real estate developer China Evergrande Group and its property management unit Evergrande Property Services were suspended from trading in Hong Kong on Monday as investors awaited the next steps in the saga of its debt crisis.
A corruption investigator who went missing while snorkelling, sparking a full-scale search over the weekend, was found dead in the sea near a Hong Kong beach on Monday.
An elderly swimmer found the body of Shek Wing-hang, 43, floating about 15 yards off South Bay Beach in the Repulse Bay area just before 7.30am.
Coronavirus: 200 extra quarantine rooms for Hong Kong domestic helpers sold out in minutes, infuriating employers who missed out
All 200 extra quarantine rooms made available for Hong Kong's inbound domestic helpers were snapped up within minutes of bookings reopening on Monday, leaving many employers disappointed once again amid citywide shortages of the workers.
A professed workaholic who seems to pride herself on being sleep-deprived, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is no doubt still working on her policy address.
With nearly 9,000 banking sector employees likely to lose their jobs in the next few years as branch closures accelerate due to digital banking, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and industry players are coming up with initiatives to retrain staff to help them stay relevant in the new era of banking.
I am writing with reference to the proposed Landlord and Tenant (Consolidation) (Amendment) Bill 2021.
Carrie Lam’s policy address: will Hong Kong have a new culture and sports bureau? Whose interests will it serve?
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor 's annual policy address this week is likely to focus on the city's "deep-rooted" social issues now that authorities have tightened their grip on politics, but she could also seize on another area of governance to secure political capital.
Four-time Olympian Stephanie Au on the pressures of being a Hong Kong athlete and the fame her swift rise brought
Stephanie Au Hoi-shun's life has been under a microscope for a long time.
The Hong Kong swimmer first went to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing at the age of 16, and has felt the intense pressure of fame ever since.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong was told to learn from Macau’s model. Here’s what the casino hub is doing to fight Covid-19
Hong Kong has been unable to make progress on its attempt to reopen its border with mainland China despite not having recorded a local Covid-19 case for more than 40 days.
China Evergrande Group, the world's most indebted property developer, and its property management arm had their shares suspended from trading on Monday morning in Hong Kong.
It was not immediately clear why the embattled developer's shares were suspended.
Hong Kong Metropolitan University latest to introduce compulsory national security course on ‘common core values’ of good citizens
Hong Kong Metropolitan University " previously the Open University " is the latest higher education institution to introduce a compulsory course covering the national security law imposed by Beijing last year.
Hong Kong stocks declined, extending a four-month rout, with traders bracing for updates on China Evergrande's debt crisis as shares in the Chinese developer and its property management arm were halted from trading.
Traders count on golden week respite amid Evergrande, power crisis after US$576 billion rout in Hang Seng members
China's national holiday, known as the "golden week", could not have come at a better time for stock investors in Hong Kong who have endured a punishing sell-off in the past four months.
Beijing has given Hong Kong the nod to lead the development of a health technology hub in the Greater Bay Area, a move which promises to unleash the sector's multibillion-dollar potential, the Post has learned.
Hong Kong Housing Society designs flats for city’s ageing population - barrier-free, easily adaptable as occupants become frail
The Hong Kong Housing Society is planning to build more homes with features such as sliding doors, sinks that move up or down and room for people to move about easily in wheelchairs.
The city's second-largest public housing provider after the Housing Authority is designing and showcasing flats with features that will allow occupants to remain in their homes as they grow older and become frail.
A Lingnan University academic known for his social commentary and for joining a class boycott during the 2014 Occupy movement said on Friday that he had been terminated, with no reason given.
The adjunct professor of cultural studies, Law Wing-sang, confirmed he was sacked on Friday, a day after the university said his employment there had ended in September, without elaborating on the nature of his departure or the reasons behind it.
Beijing unveils more Greater Bay Area measures for young Hongkongers, including entrepreneurship training
Beijing has unveiled more measures allowing young Hongkongers to take advantage of the Greater Bay Area, providing entrepreneurship training and permitting them to join support programmes in poor villages.
HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong halted a four-person pro-democracy protest on China’s National Day Friday amid a expanding crackdown on free speech and opposition politics.
Chanting and carrying a placard calling for the release of Hong Kongers arrested in the crackdown and chanting pro-democracy slogans, the four members of the opposition party League of Social Democrats had attempted to march to the harbor-side Convention Center where the official celebration was being held.