Hong Kong Court Tells China’s Evergrande Group to Liquidate as Restructuring Deal Collapses

Protesters seeking payment from China Evergrande Group gather as police officers stand guard outside the Evergrande International Center in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. (Image: Reuters File) The judge said the court order was appropriate because Evergrande could not put forward a viable restructuring deal. A Hong Kong court on Monday ordered property developer China Evergrande … Read more

Who is Jimmy Lai? Pro-Democracy Media Tycoon Under High-Profile Trial in Hong Kong

Last Updated: December 18, 2023, 07:16 IST Media mogul Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily, leaves the Court of Final Appeal by prison van in Hong Kong, China February 9, 2021. (Reuters File Photo) Follow the trial of pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong, facing national security charges. The case sparks international concern … Read more

Hong Kong’s 1st “Patriots Only” Elections Record Lowest-Ever Turnout

The voting day stretched to midnight after a rare 90-minute extension. Hong Kong, China: Hong Kong’s first “patriots only” district council elections saw a turnout of 27.5 per cent, the government said Monday, a record-low number for a race that had shut out all opposition candidates. The city last held district council elections at the … Read more

Collective Protests Planned Against Xi Jinping in San Francisco on Nov 15

Last Updated: November 11, 2023, 14:09 IST San Francisco, California, USA Tibetan students hung a sign from the roof of San Francisco’s Moscone Center, calling out Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “dictator”. (X) The Hong Kong Democracy Movement, Uighyer and Students for Free Tibet are coming together to protest against the atrocities done by … Read more

North Korea To Close Embassies In Spain Hong Kong African Countries As International Sanctions Hurt Foreign Earnings Report

North Korea is poised to close a dozen of its embassies overseas including in Spain, Hong Kong and other African countries, reported Reuters citing media reports and analysts. The move could see closure of neary 25 per cent of Pyingyang’s missions worldwide, the report added.  According to South Korea’s unification ministry, the North’s recent closing … Read more

‘Reached Into My Briefcase for Gum, Felt My Gun’: Hong Kong Drops Charge Against US Senator

Last Updated: October 30, 2023, 14:59 IST U.S. Washington state senator Jeff Wilson leaves the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts, in Hong Kong, China October 30, 2023. (Reuters) US senator’s gun charges dropped in Hong Kong after good behavior order agreement. Learn about the case resolution Charges against a US state senator arrested in Hong Kong … Read more

Hong Kong University Fires Professor Studying Tiananmen Crackdown After Visa Extension Denied

Last Updated: October 28, 2023, 11:10 IST Hong Kong Newspapers from June 5, 1989, reporting the Tiananmen Square China uprising, is pictured during a press preview of the Tiananmen June 4th Memorial permanent exhibition, which opens June 2 in New York. (Reuters File Photo) Hong Kong used to be the only place on Chinese soil … Read more

Hong Kong To Create New National Security Law In 2024

New Delhi: Hong Kong leader John Lee on Wednesday announced plans for the semi-autonomous city to establish its own national security law in 2024. This comes four years after Beijing imposed sweeping legislation aimed at silencing dissent, reported news agency AFP. During a lengthy policy address that lasted over three hours, the Beijing-anointed leader presented … Read more

Hong Kong Cuts Housing, Stock-Market Taxes in Bid to Boost Global Standing

Hong Kong will cut taxes on home purchases and stock trades, part of efforts to revive its credentials as a financial hub and boost a struggling property market. Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee on Wednesday unveiled a raft of measures to turn around flagging property sales. These include halving home-purchase taxes and allowing homeowners … Read more

Hong Kong court says same-sex couples hold equal inheritance rights

A Hong Kong court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that favored the granting of equal inheritance rights to same-sex couples, in the latest victory for the city’s LGBTQ+ community. The decision by the Court of Appeal rejected the government’s motion against the ruling that said the differential treatment facing same-sex married couples under two inheritance … Read more