Hong Kong students develop germ-free door handle

Two high school students in Hong Kong have built a door handle that kills germs to prevent the spread of disease through hand contact.

Hong Kong's pro-democracy street camps come to a quiet end
Hong Kong's pro-democracy street camps come to a quiet end

 Hong Kong authorities began clearing away the last pro-democracy encampments near government headquarters on Wednesday, watched by a handful of demonstrators in a quiet but poignant end to nine months of street protests.

Asia's richest man "disappointed" by Hong Kong democracy veto
Asia's richest man "disappointed" by Hong Kong democracy veto

Asia`s richest man, Li Ka-shing, said on Tuesday he was "very disappointed" by Hong Kong`s failure to pass a China-backed electoral blueprint that would have granted a one-man one-vote in the city but only for candidates pre-screened by Beijing.

Young Hong Kongers seek new path in democracy battle
Young Hong Kongers seek new path in democracy battle

With the defeat this week of the Beijing-backed political reform plan they slammed as "fake democracy", Hong Kong`s young protesters are questioning how to take their fight forward as the gulf between them and mainland China widens.

HK reportedly drops scrapping visa-free facility for Indians

 The Hong Kong government has reportedly dropped plans to scrap visa-free entry for Indians after representations from Indian officials and businessmen said such a move could seriously jeopardise businesses and tourism.

China state media calls Hong Kong opposition "destroyers" after electoral reform vetoed
China state media calls Hong Kong opposition "destroyers" after electoral reform vetoed

Chinese state media lashed out at Hong Kong`s opposition pro-democracy lawmakers on Friday after the legislature in the financial hub vetoed a Beijing-backed electoral reform package.

Mystery walk-out in Hong Kong vote brings heavy defeat for Beijing
Mystery walk-out in Hong Kong vote brings heavy defeat for Beijing

It was meant to be a major set-piece event, potentially the most important bill put to Hong Kong`s legislature since the former British colony`s 1997 handover to Chinese rule, but it ended in unscripted embarrassment for the pro-Beijing establishment.

China says decision on Hong Kong electoral proposal to stand despite veto
China says decision on Hong Kong electoral proposal to stand despite veto

 China`s parliament said on Thursday that its decision on Hong Kong electoral reforms issued last year will remain in force despite Hong Kong`s legislature vetoing a China-vetted electoral reform package, state news agency Xinhua said.

Hong Kong lawmakers reject `fake democracy` package
Hong Kong lawmakers reject `fake democracy` package

Hong Kong lawmakers rejected a Beijing-backed political reform package Thursday as pro-democracy legislators united to vote down the divisive electoral roadmap that has sparked mass protests.

Political showdown in Hong Kong ahead of key reform vote
Political showdown in Hong Kong ahead of key reform vote

 Hong Kong lawmakers laid bare the city`s entrenched political divide Wednesday as they locked horns over a reform package ahead of a key vote that pits democracy campaigners against the government.

Passions run high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-vetted democracy plan
Passions run high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-vetted democracy plan

More than a thousand people converged on Hong Kong`s Legislative Council early on Wednesday before lawmakers debate a Beijing-backed electoral reform plan that could trigger fresh protests in the Chinese-controlled city.

Hong Kong braces for political showdown in key reform vote

 Hong Kong prepared for a political showdown Wednesday with lawmakers set to vote on a divisive reform package and tensions high over an alleged explosives plot that police said was linked to a "radical" group.

Hong Kong on high alert as new democracy showdown looms

Hong Kong`s leader warned on Tuesday that violence will not be tolerated, a day after authorities arrested 10 people and seized suspected explosives ahead of a crucial vote on a China-backed electoral reform package this week.

China warns against `radical forces` in Hong Kong

China warned Tuesday against "radical forces" in Hong Kong after police arrested 10 people on suspicion of making explosives ahead of a vote on a controversial political reform package.

Calls for calm in Hong Kong as 10 held over `radical plot`

Hong Kong lawmakers urged calm Tuesday after police arrested 10 people on suspicion of making explosives in a plot they say is linked to a "radical" group, ahead of a vote on a controversial political reform package.

Hong Kong police arrest nine suspected of bomb-making conspiracy

Hong Kong police arrested nine people in raids and seized suspected explosives, authorities said on Monday, just days ahead of a contentious vote on how the Asia financial centre chooses its next leader in 2017.

Arrests after `suspected` explosives found in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police said Monday they had made arrests after discovering "suspected" explosives, with media reports linking the find to this week`s vote on a controversial political reform package.

Thousands rally as Hong Kong braces for democracy showdown

Thousands of people, many holding yellow umbrellas, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to urge lawmakers to vote down Beijing-backed election reforms that sparked huge street protests last year, although the turnout was lower than organisers had expected.

Hong Kong activists march ahead of vote on electoral package

Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against electoral reforms approved by Beijing to choose the city`s next leader, the beginning of several days of demonstrations before the reforms go to a vote.

Hong Kong democracy groups take to streets as key vote looms
Hong Kong democracy groups take to streets as key vote looms

Pro-democracy campaigners will take to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday ahead of a vote on the political reform package that has divided the city and sparked mass protests.