Articles Tagged with hong kong

Hong Kong Protesters May Not Be Allowed In Beijing

Hong Kong protesters are looking to travel to Beijing, but may not make it.

Pro-democracy protests have been going on in Hong Kong since September. The protest movement, called Occupy Central, is demanding free elections. According to Reuters, Alex Chow, Eason Chung, and Nathan Law from the Hong Kong Federation of Students, one of the groups leading the protests, have announced their intent to ask China’s leaders, directly, to… Read more »

Chinese President To Obama — Stay Out Of Hong Kong

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Although the focus of President Obama’s trip to China has been framed around the idea of cooperation between China and the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping ended the trip with some very blunt words for the U.S. president. The trip to the largest communist country in the world heralded a landmark agreement to confront… Read more »

Rurik Jutting: 29-Year-Old Banker Charged With Killing Two Women

Hong Kong Murders

Rurik Jutting is accused in the deaths of two women, whose bodies were found inside his Hong Kong apartment. The former Bank of America Merrill Lynch banker is accused of luring the women to his apartment under false pretenses. According to reports, he then proceeded to beat and stab the women to death. Authorities were… Read more »

Hong Kong Protests Erupt in Violence

Hong Kong protests turn violent.

After weeks of standoffs between protesters and police, the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong erupted in violence again late on Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The situation began to escalate on October 14, when protesters shut down a major artery on the Hong Kong road system — Lung Wo Road. Police went after… Read more »

Hong Kong Outranks Major Asian Cities In Global Cost-Of-Living Survey

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Hong Kong is the 13th most expensive city to live in according to the latest survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The survey, covered by the South China Morning Post, concluded that Hong Kong outranks several major cities in Asia like South Korean capital Seoul at rank 15 and Chinese mega-city Shanghai at rank 21,… Read more »

Hong Kong Influential Journalist Stabbed, Police Seek Two Suspects

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Days after thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest deteriorating press freedoms, ousted editor Kevin Lau — at the center of the controversy — was stabbed multiple times by unknown assailants and is fighting for his life. The attack took place early Wednesday morning as Lau was walking to his car, his… Read more »

Hong Kong Journalists Protest Freedom Of The Press Deterioration

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Traditionally, Hong Kong residents have been very vocal in their opinions, but lately journalists feel that the freedom of the press is being squashed as never before. This past Sunday, thousands of people took to the streets — in what they dubbed “Free Speech, Free Hong Kong” rally — to protest what they see as… Read more »

Hong Kong Disneyland In The Black And Fighting To Expand

Hong Kong Disneyland turns profit

While it’s taken a few years to hit their stride, Hong Kong Disneyland signed off on their second consecutive fiscal year in the black. Hong Kong Disneyland is currently the smallest Disney theme park in the world, dwarfed by France, Japan, and the daunting United States Disney theme parks. While excitement flooded the Disney family… Read more »

Hong Kong Toy Fair: Annual Event Showcases High-Tech Gadgets

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The Toys and Games Fair, the second-largest event of its kind, recently took place in Hong Kong. Although technology ruled the roost, old-school toys were still on-display. Over 1,960 exhibitors from 39 regions and countries featured everything from virtual rabbits to wooden blocks to apps for smartphones and tablets. Since parents are giving their children… Read more »

Run Run Shaw, Hong Kong Movie Industry Icon, Dies At 106

Run Run Shaw Dies

Run Run Shaw, one of the icons of the Hong Kong martial arts film industry, died of undisclosed causes at his home in China. He was 106. With the help of his brother Runme, Shaw is largely responsible for creating the kung fu genre as its known today. Over his incredibly lucrative and prolific career,… Read more »

Hong Kong Pollution Levels Pose Serious Health Risks

Hong Kong Health Risk

Hong Kong pollution levels currently pose a serious health risk to residents. Officials rolled out a new system that gauges air quality based on “ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter that may be inhaled” on Tuesday (December 31). This marks the first time Hong Kong has changed the way it monitors pollution since… Read more »

Hong Kong ‘Legal’ Ivory Market Covers For Bloody Outlaw Trade

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In Hong Kong, they call it “white gold.” In much of the rest of the world, they just call it “illegal.” But conservationists and animal advocates now fear that the Chinese city’s booming trade in “legal” ivory is causing the blood-soaked illegal trade to surge as well, once again threatening the world’s population of elephants…. Read more »

Hong Kong Data Center Scrapped By Google

Hong Kong Data Center

A Hong Kong data center was recently scrapped by the folks at Google. Although the company planned to spend $300 million on the center in the Kowloon area of the city, Google ultimately decided against the project due to a lack of adequate land. ZDNET reports that Google originally wanted the data center up and… Read more »

Starbucks Uses Toilet Water To Brew Coffee, Issues Apology

Hong Kong Starbucks

A Starbucks in Hong Kong reportedly used “toilet water” to brew coffee. An employee at the location in question would wheel a cart into a men’s bathroom at a nearby parking garage in order to retrieve the water used in the company’s beverages. According to reports, the Starbucks in Central Hong Kong doesn’t have a… Read more »

Want An Apple iPhone 5 In Hong Kong? You Have To Win A Lottery

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iPhone 5 buyers in Hong Kong can’t just walk into an Apple store and purchase the popular new smartphone. Instead, short supply levels have forced Hong Kong locations to implement a lottery type system. Residents in the tech-friendly city tell AllThingsD that finding an iPhone 5 has become extremely difficult because every single store is… Read more »