Hong Kong `drug lord` forced to burn meth stash in Indonesia

Handcuffed and wearing black masks, a Hong Kong man accused of being a drug lord and his gang were on Tuesday forced to publicly burn a USD 136 million stash of crystal methamphetamine after their arrests in Indonesia.

Hong Kong Occupy protest leaders arrested

The original founders of Hong Kong`s pro-democracy Occupy movement were arrested and released Saturday as the city`s police chief defended the investigation into mass protests, saying it was not "a show".

Hong Kong police hunt young girl over diamond heist

Hong Kong police say they are hunting a girl aged between 12 and 14 years old over the theft of a diamond necklace worth more than HK$36 million (US$4.6 million) from a luxury jewellery store.

Top Indonesian anti-graft official arrested: Police

The deputy chief of Indonesia`s most powerful anti-corruption body was arrested Friday over allegations he interfered in a legal case, police said, sparking protests outside the agency headquarters.

Maid in Hong Kong was `unpaid slave`, says prosecution

 A Hong Kong employer accused of starving and beating her Indonesian maid treated the woman as an "unpaid slave", prosecutors said Tuesday on the last day of hearings in a case which has shocked the city.

Hong Kong creates cadet force modelled partly on Chinese Army

 Hong Kong has created a new army cadet force modelled partly on the Chinese military, sparking fears of tighter controls over the city`s youth in the wake of student-led pro-democracy protests.

Hong Kong protest 'graffiti teen' allowed to stay with family

A Hong Kong court ruled today that a 14-year-old girl who was arrested for drawing on a wall used to post pro-democracy messages, could remain in her family's care.

Hong Kong student leaders arrested, released without charge

Hong Kong student leaders including the teenage face of the pro-democracy movement, Joshua Wong, were arrested Friday on charges relating to mass protests as authorities target prominent figures who spearheaded the rallies.

Hong Kong student leaders charged over pro-democracy protests

The Hong Kong police charged four student leaders on Friday with inciting others to join illegal assemblies, as part of an ongoing investigation into more than two months of pro-democracy protests that paralysed parts of the Asia financial centre. 

Hong Kong leader takes hard line on public vote in key speech

 Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying took a hard line on political reform in his annual address on Wednesday, saying there would be no deviation from Beijing`s policy on elections, as pro-democracy lawmakers staged a dramatic walk-out.

China's top spy chief held for corruption

China's top spy Chief, Ma Jian, has been detained for alleged corruption as part of President Xi Jinping's widening crackdown on graft, a media report said on Monday.

Firebomb attacks on home, office of Hong Kong media tycoon

Firebomb attacks on the Hong Kong home and office of pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai Monday have triggered new fears over the safety of outspoken media figures in the city.

Hong Kong govt defies protests, goes ahead with political reform

 The Hong Kong government took another step towards its plan of political reform for the 2017 elections to the region`s chief executive, which is very similar to Beijing`s proposal that sparked a wave of pro-democracy protests in the city last year.

Hong Kong takes next step on political reform

 Hong Kong will take the next step in its contentious political reform process on Wednesday when the government unveils new proposals for how the city should choose it`s next leader.

Hong Kong protest leaders face possible arrest

More than 30 key figures of the months-long civil disobedience movement that began in September have been contacted by the police on charges of instigating the protests and could end up being detained.

Hong Kong leader warns against protests ahead of reform talks

Hong Kong`s leader warned Tuesday against fresh pro-democracy protests before the next step in the city`s contentious political reform process, as a new official report on the mass rallies sparked widespread anger.

Hong Kong protest teen will not be taken from parents: Lawyer

A 14-year-old pro-democracy protester in Hong Kong who faced being removed from his parents will be allowed to remain with his family, his lawyer said Monday, after an outcry over the treatment of minors who look part in the demonstrations.

Macau casinos suffer worst year amid anti-graft push

The world`s gambling capital Macau saw its first annual decline in casino revenues in 2014, figures showed Friday, with a corruption crackdown by the Chinese government ending a decade of booming growth for the industry.

China demands answers after stampede in financial hub Shanghai

Chinese state media and the public criticised the government and police on Friday for failing to prevent a New Year`s Eve stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people and dented the city`s image as modern China`s global financial hub.

Hong Kong 'graffiti' teenager released on bail

A Hong Kong teenager who was arrested and sent to a children`s home after she drew a flower on a wall famous for pro-democracy messages has been released on bail, authorities said Thursday.