Tag Archives: Hong Kong


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Coronavirus could be knockout blow for Hong Kong’s once-thriving tour...

02 February, 2020 11:25 am 11:25 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tom Bennell’s olive oil distribution business took a heavy beating during months of pro-democracy protests that emptied Hong Kong hotels and restaurants, his major customers. Now he fears a knockout blow as the city fights the coronavirus. The two-decade-old Olives and Oils supplies more than 20 five-star hotels, as well as … Read More


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China virus toll nears 500; cruise ships, Hong Kong flights hit

02 February, 2020 11:00 am 11:00 am

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two US. airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases were confirmed on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan. China’s National Health Commission said another 65 deaths were reported on Tuesday, a … Read More


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Hong Kong suspends some rail, ferry links with China mainland to curb virus...

01 January, 2020 11:30 pm 11:30 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Tuesday a suspension of high-speed rail and ferry links with mainland China as the global financial hub scrambles along with many countries to limit the spread of a new coronavirus. More than 100 people have died from the flu-like virus, which emerged in China’s … Read More


Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

01 January, 2020 9:28 am 9:28 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organisation said on Monday, after a protest he helped organise in the financial district a day earlier turned violent with officers firing tear gas to disperse the crowds. Ventus Lau was arrested on Sunday evening on charges of “obstruction of … Read More


'Persist in 2020', Hong Kong, gears up, New Year, countdown, unrest

‘Persist in 2020’ – Hong Kong gears up for New Year count...

12 December, 2019 11:29 am 11:29 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police will deploy more than 6,000 officers on New Year’s Eve, local media reported on Tuesday, as protesters plan rallies around the city to urge people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020. Protests planned on New Year’s Eve include a lunchtime rally in Hong Kong’s … Read More


Protesters, Christmas, dinner, Hong Kong

Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in Hong Kong

12 December, 2019 9:20 am 9:20 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-government protesters and their supporters gathered outside a tiny restaurant in Hong Kong for an unconventional Christmas dinner, sharing paper plates piled high with food under neon street signs. “Hong Kongers are more united this Christmas (than) in previous years,” said Glory, the 31-year-old owner of Kwong Wing Catering, … Read More


Hong Kong, popular, New Year’s Eve, fireworks, decade, protests, security concerns

Hong Kong’s New Year’s fireworks cancelled amid security concer...

12 December, 2019 5:07 pm 5:07 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s popular New Year’s Eve fireworks will be cancelled for the first time in a decade, as more than six months of protests heighten security concerns, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said on Wednesday. The fireworks usually draw thousands of locals and tourists to the picturesque Victoria Harbour and the … Read More


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Hong Kong’s New Year’s fireworks cancelled amid security concer...

12 December, 2019 4:25 pm 4:25 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s popular New Year’s Eve fireworks will be cancelled for the first time in a decade, as more than six months of protests heighten security concerns, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said on Wednesday. The fireworks usually draw thousands of locals and tourists to the picturesque Victoria Harbour and the … Read More


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Xi vows support for Hong Kong leader during most difficult time

12 December, 2019 5:10 pm 5:10 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping met Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing on Monday, saying he recognised her courage to govern the Asian financial hub in these “most difficult” times. “The situation in Hong Kong in 2019 was the most complex and difficult since its return to the motherland,” Xi told … Read More


China suspends US military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions US-based NGOs

12 December, 2019 2:56 pm 2:56 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Monday US military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several US non-government organisations for encouraging protesters to “engage in extremist, violent and criminal acts.” The measures were announced by China’s Foreign Ministry in response to U.S. legislation passed last week … Read More


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Asian stocks cheer warming trade talks, Alibaba’s strong Hong Kong de...

11 November, 2019 2:50 pm 2:50 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, bolstered by new momentum in Sino-US efforts to end their acrimonious trade dispute and as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made a strong Hong Kong debut in the world’s largest share sale this year. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.4% to a one-week … Read More


Hong Kong democrats democratic win

Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong lead...

11 November, 2019 2:20 pm 2:20 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests, increasing pressure on the Chinese-ruled city’s leader on Monday to listen to calls for democracy. Sunday’s elections marked a rare weekend lull in the sometimes violent unrest, with democratic … Read More


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Hong Kong voters throng to vote early, avoid anticipated clashes

11 November, 2019 9:56 am 9:56 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of voters thronged polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday for district polls seen as a key barometer of support for the city’s embattled leader Carrie Lam, who has grappled with nearly six months of often violent protests. Voter turnout in the first three hours was nearly three … Read More


Hong Kong Campus siege election

Campus siege nears end as Hong Kong gears up for election

11 November, 2019 12:09 pm 12:09 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong university campus under siege for more than a week was a deserted wasteland on Saturday, with a handful of protesters holed up in hidden refuges across the trashed grounds, as the city’s focus turned to local elections. The siege neared its end as some protesters at Polytechnic University … Read More


Hong Kong escape thwarted protest

Hong Kong students’ sewer escape thwarted

11 November, 2019 10:31 am 10:31 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Some anti-government protesters trapped inside a Hong Kong university on Wednesday tried to flee through the sewers, where one student said she saw snakes, but firemen prevented further escape bids by blocking a manhole into the system. Reuters witnesses said fewer than 100 protesters remained inside the Polytechnic University, surrounded 24 … Read More