Saudi Arabia

Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong fear deportation

Two sisters say they fear dramatic repercussions, from forced marriage to death, if sent back to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong fear deportation

Saudi Arabia

Saudi sisters stuck in Hong Kong months after fleeing kingdom

The two sisters using the aliases Reem and Rawan say Saudi officials kept them from traveling to Australia.

Saudi sisters stuck in Hong Kong months after fleeing kingdom

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's elderly struggle with income, accommodation, care

Pensioners are faced with a shortage of care homes and limited funds as the state calls on them to keep working.

Hong Kong's elderly struggle with income, accommodation, care

Hong Kong

Jail, hefty fines proposed for booing China's anthem

Critics say proposal that includes jail terms of up to three years and hefty fines raises fears over freedom of speech.

Health

Hong Kong scientists claim antiviral breakthrough

Researchers say 'AM580' chemical could one day be used as broad-spectrum antiviral for host of infectious diseases.

Scientists in Hong Kong claim antiviral breakthrough

Asia Pacific

Mahjong a dying cultural icon in Hong Kong

The craftspeople who hand-make the tiles for the traditional table game are dying out.

Asia Pacific

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets for pro-democracy rally

Activists decry government's 'unprecedented' ban on displaying pro-independence symbols in front of its headquarters.

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets for pro-democracy rally

Asia Pacific

Crouching Tiger star to donate $715m fortune

The 63-year-old, who is reportedly worth $715m, says he and his wife want to give the money to charity after his death.

Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat vows to donate his entire fortune

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's bamboo: Project gives material new purpose

Innovators in Hong Kong are finding different ways to use the flexibility of bamboo in the building industry.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong pro-democracy legislator barred from local election

Eddie Chu hits back at claim he implicitly supports independence, considers challenging 'ridiculous' decision in court.

Hong Kong pro-democracy legislator barred from local election

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plead not guilty

Three leading campaigners on trial over their involvement in the 2014 Umbrella Movement calling for political reform.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plead not guilty

Hong Kong

Trio who sparked Hong Kong's Occupy protest to stand trial

Critics say charges will further undermine Chinese territory's waning freedoms as Beijing tries to assert control.

Trio who sparked Hong Kong's Occupy protest to stand trial

Hong Kong

Hong Kong bars FT journalist from entering

Critics say Chinese territory's rights landscape has deteriorated in recent years amid a spate of controversies.

Hong Kong bars FT journalist from entering

Aviation

Cathay Pacific data leak affects millions of passengers

Hong Kong-based airline claims "malicious, criminal attack" on its website hit over 9 million passengers.

Cathay Pacific data leak affects millions of passengers

Hong Kong

China opens world's largest sea bridge to territories

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge seen as crucial for China's 'Silicon Valley', but some worry about its political impact.

China's president opens long-delayed southern sea bridge