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Ten of thousands vote as Hong Kong democracy ``referendum`` kicks off

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:38

Tens of thousands of people voted for full democracy in Hong Kong within the first hour of an unofficial online referendum, a civil campaign that has sparked warnings from China`s Communist Party leaders.

Hong Kong``s democracy ``referendum`` likely to rile China``s communists

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 13:14

Hong Kong holds a controversial "referendum" on democracy on Friday, a prelude to an escalating campaign of dissent that could shut down the former British colony`s financial district and further anger China`s Communist Party leaders.

`Racist` maid advert draws anger in Hong Kong

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 12:10

A "racist" insurance commercial depicting a male Chinese actor as a Filipina maid has drawn outrage on social media in Hong Kong, with groups representing the city`s legions of domestic helpers calling for an apology.

Hong Kong travel agency told to pull Mandela advert

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 16:17

The South African consulate in Hong Kong on Tuesday told a travel company to immediately pull a front-page advertisement featuring an image of a fist-pumping Nelson Mandela above the word "freedom".

Police arrest 21 in Hong Kong new town protest

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 15:37

Police used pepper spray to scatter protesters at Hong Kong`s government headquarters in an angry rally against plans for a new town development, with 21 arrested, officials said on Saturday.

Twenty injured in Hong Kong ferry crash

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 11:11

Twenty people were injured when a Hong Kong ferry crashed into a seawall off the coast of the gambling enclave of Macau on Friday, officials said, the latest accident to hit the cities` busy waterways.

Gold price opens higher in Hong Kong

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:22

Kong: The gold price in Hong Kong went up 108 HK dollars to open at 11,810 HK dollars per tael.

Hong Kong stocks end 0.25% lower

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 16:37

Hong Kong shares fell 0.25 percent on Wednesday as profit-takers moved in after a healthy two-day rally.

Hong Kong customs make USD 1m ivory bust

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 19:10

Hong Kong customs have seized USD 1 million worth of illegal ivory hidden in luggage on a flight bound for Cambodia, officials said today.

Tens of thousands join Hong Kong Tiananmen rally

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 23:05

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong joined a candlelight vigil in a downtown park on Wednesday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of China`s bloody military suppression of protests on Beijing`s Tiananmen Square.

China in security clampdown on Tiananmen crackdown anniversary

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 09:51

China deployed its vast security apparatus on Wednesday to snuff out commemoration of the suppression of pro-democracy protests around Tiananmen Square 25 years ago, flooding the streets with police as censors scrubbed the Internet clean of any mention of the crackdown.

Protesters march in Hong Kong ahead of Tiananmen vigil

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 22:41

Pro-democracy protesters marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to call for greater political freedoms in China and an end to one-party rule, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.