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Stories with place: Hong Kong
  • HSBC profit rises 10 percent, bank selling Brazil unit 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 1:31 am

    HONG KONG - HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe's biggest bank, said Monday that strong performance in Asia helped to boost first-half profit by 10 percent. The bank also announced the sale of its Brazil business for $5.2 billion.

  • Daniel Wu's martial arts TV series premieres in Nov. on AMC story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 12:41 am

    BEVERLY HILLS, California - Hong Kong movie star Daniel Wu is bringing martial arts back to TV in the U.S. with his upcoming series "Into the Badlands," premiering Nov. 19 on AMC.

  • Watchdog groups quick to criticize IOC over Beijing in 2022 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:32 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC's decision began to pour in.

  • Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:28 am

    HONG KONG - Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year's pro-democracy protests.

  • Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:28 am

    HONG KONG - The oldest giant panda ever in captivity tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday.

  • Q&A: What stock market tumble means for China, rest of world story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:08 am

    BEIJING - China's stock market tumbled this week despite a massive government intervention aimed at halting a slide in prices that began last month. At its peak in early June, the Shanghai Composite Index had risen about 150 percent from late 2014. After dropping 30 percent over several weeks, government support measures calmed the market. But on Monday the sell-off resumed, with the Shanghai index suffering a drop of 8.5 percent, its biggest daily fall since February 2007. Here's what the sell-off means for China's economy and other countries.

  • Man restrained after trying to set fire on China flight 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 2:58 am

    BEIJING - A man attempted to set a fire on board a Chinese flight early Sunday, but was restrained by passengers and crew members and taken into custody, the aviation authority said.

  • Chris Brown leaves Philippines after ordeal over legal issue story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-24-15 8:58 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Chris Brown finally left the Philippines and performed at a night club in Macau, but not without last-minute complications at the end of a three-day ordeal.

  • In quirky Hong Kong voting system, fishermen play key role 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:29 am

    HONG KONG - Since China took control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, the city's billionaires have played a leading role in hewing the Asian financial center to Beijing's priorities. So too have a dwindling band of fishermen and farmers.

  • China's Hanergy vows to challenge HK regulator's stock halt 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 1:49 am

    HONG KONG - Troubled Chinese solar panel maker Hanergy said Hong Kong's securities watchdog is demanding documents it's unable to hand over and vowed to challenge a suspension order that prevents its shares from trading in the Asian financial center.

  • Taking stock of China's crash: How US investors are affected 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 5:32 pm

    NEW YORK - It's tempting to think of China's stock market crash this summer as just a faraway problem. It's not.

  • Sales slow at trench coat maker Burberry; Asia demand weak story has photos
    Updated: Jul-15-15 9:45 am

    LONDON - Trench coat maker Burberry reported slowing sales Wednesday amid weakening demand in Asia and an unsteady American market.

  • Wave of Chinese firms halt stock trading to avoid turmoil story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 8:58 am

    HONG KONG - Faced with a stomach-turning slide in share prices, many Chinese companies are taking matters into their own hands with a tactic that experts say is bound to backfire: they're pressing the pause button.

  • How exposed are you to the volatile Chinese stock market? story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 7:49 am

    NEW YORK - The extreme volatility in China's stock market is ongoing and about half of the 2,800 companies listed in the country's mainline index have suspended trading of their shares.