Edward Snowden

Asylum seekers pay price for sheltering Edward Snowden

At least four asylum seekers who hosted the US whistle-blower in Hong Kong say they have been targeted.

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong ex-leader Tsang sentenced to 20 months

Tsang sentenced to 20 months in prison for corruption, becoming Hong Kong's highest-ranking official to be jailed.


Former Hong Kong leader found guilty of corruption

Donald Tsang, who faces up to seven years in prison, is the most senior official to be found guilty in a criminal trial.


Jitters in Hong Kong over tycoon's disappearance

Reported abduction of Xiao Jianhua by Chinese agents unnerves businessmen with links to semi-autonomous territory.


Hong Kong votes to elect panel to choose next leader

Polling under way to elect committee which will be responsible for choosing the city's next chief executive.


Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement changes strategy

Pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong seek seats in election committee hoping to influence the choice of chief executive.

by Yuen Chan


Oathgate will hurt Hong Kong democracy

The oath crisis has given Beijing an opportunity to toughen its grip over Hong Kong.

by Yuen Chan


Hong Kong court upholds pro-independence MP bans

Two pro-independence MPs were disqualified from taking office after their oaths of allegiance were deemed invalid.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong lawyers to hold silent protest march

Move follows Chinese parliament's decision to bar territory's two pro-independence politicians from taking office.


China bars two rebel Hong Kong MPs from retaking oath

Beijing's ruling follows deliberate misreading of oath by two elected pro-independence lawmakers last month.

Hong Kong

Mass protest in Hong Kong over China intervention

Police fire pepper spray at demonstrators after Beijing bars two pro-independence politicians from taking office.

Inside Story

How will Beijing deal with rising anti-China sentiment

China has described those calling for Hong Kong's independence a "threat to national security".

Hong Kong

Hong Kong legislators defy ban as standoff continues

Legislative Council's session adjourned after Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Leung entered the chamber despite a ban.


Typhoon Haima now heads towards China's Guangdong

After lashing Luzon in northern Philippines, Typhoon Haima now set to bear down on China as a Category 1 typhoon.

Hong Kong

Tensions flare in Hong Kong over pro-freedom leaders

Pro-China politicians stage walk out of legislative session to halt swearing-in of two pro-independence lawmakers.