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.
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".
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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`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.
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.
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.
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.