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Divya Gopalan

Asia Pacific

Fear of property market crash looms in Hong Kong

Home prices in Hong Kong are the highest in the world but people are still desperate to get their own piece of real estate.

Asia Pacific

Many struggle over China’s extended fishing ban

Beijing’s annual fishing ban on all Chinese waters has been extended in a bid to revive depleting fish stocks.

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Hong Kong calligrapher fights to preserve tradition

Signs on Hong Kong’s minibuses are so distinct that they are considered a form of art.

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Hong Kong arts fair breaks pricey standards

For the fifth successive year, the Affordable Art Fair attracted a crowd different from most fairs, which target high-profile collectors and investors.

Asia Pacific

South Korea economy hit by Beijing boycott

The deployment of missile defence system known as THAAD in South Korea has angered China, which says it is a threat to its security. Beijing is urging its citizens to boycott South Korean goods. That is affecting tourism and even national TV.

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South Koreans wary of North Korea threat

North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes have caused fear across South Korea. But for many, the threat of attack from the north is a simple fact of everyday life.

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Americans in Seoul reflect on Trump's North Korea policy

United States has played a key role in defending and developing South Korea since its formation. Any US foreign policy concerning North Korea is bound to have a direct impact on its southern neighbour.

Arts & Culture

Hong Kong’s film industry set to revive itself with new talent

Many young new directors are making their debut at this year’s international film festival. Hong Kong-made films are stealing the show. It is hoped home-grown talent telling local stories will revive the semi-autonomous

Arts & Culture

Artists create 'Outside art' in Hong Kong

April is Art Month in Hong Kong. Armed with cans of spray paint, local and international artists have created an outdoor exhibition along the sides of buildings in a struggling, industrial area. Al Jazeera’s Divya Gopalan reports from Hong Kong.

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong: Concern over plans to revamp old airport area

Hong Kong's government has laid out a redevelopment plan, which involves pulling down old buildings to make way for luxury high rises in the neighbourhood surrounding the old airport.

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Concerns over China's potential influence in Hong Kong vote

Candidates for Hong Kong's chief executive are getting ready for their biggest and most important debate. They will be grilled for two hours on live TV on Tuesday on what they can do for the people of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong documentary uncovers lost history

They are called Hong Kong's darkest days, but there's little evidence the 1967 riots ever took place. A documentary maker has spent four years trying to piece together what happened during the seven months of unrest.