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Sunday, September 15, 2013
British Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire said Hong Kong's progress towards universal suffrage was “vital to its future stability” and that electoral reforms must offer voters a “genuine choice,” in remarks likely to anger Beijing.
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong has ruled out open nominations for candidates to become its next leader, the strongest sign yet that China's pledge of democracy for the former British colony by 2017 comes with conditions.
Beijing's anti-graft campaign targets mooncakes
Mooncakes — the hockey-puck-sized pastries Chinese give each other every year for Mid-Autumn Festival — were always more about tradition than delicacy: Some people don't even like them. But in recent years, as corruption eroded confidence in government, the unscrupulous made the dense, calorific cakes even sweeter.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
In designer-obsessed Hong Kong, keeping up appearances can be hard on the pocketbook. One company has an answer: cash-strapped shoppers can get money quickly by pawning their Gucci, Chanel, Hermes or Louis Vuitton luxury handbags.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
China's yuan has joined the ranks of the most traded currencies for the first time, underlining the growing might of the world's second-largest economy.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
HK doc offers implants to blinded boy
A 6-year-old Chinese boy who had his eyes gouged out by a woman believed to be his aunt may one day see again after a Hong Kong hospital offered him “electronic eyes.”
Saturday, August 31, 2013
About two dozen people on two flights were injured when their aircraft hit turbulence before landing at Hong Kong's airport on Friday morning.
Friday, August 30, 2013
The United States refused to back down Thursday in its support for democracy in Hong Kong after Beijing accused Washington's envoy to the city of meddling in China's internal affairs.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
A Hong Kong couple left their Indonesian domestic helper without food or water after tying her to a chair and forcing her to wear a diaper while they went on five-day vacation, a report said Saturday.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
A 400-year-old banyan tree in Hong Kong will be cut down, authorities said Friday, after being hit by a fungal disease brought on when a park development starved its roots of oxygen and nutrients.
  
  
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