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A man charged with helping the Hong Kong intelligence service in the UK has been found dead

May. 22, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man charged with assisting Hong Kong authorities with gathering intelligence in the United Kingdom has died in unexplained circumstances, British police said Tuesday. Matthew Trickett, 37, was one of three men charged earlier this month with agreeing to engage in...

Hong Kong will keep watching internet platforms for non-compliance with ban on protest song

May. 21, 2024 02:04 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday his administration would keep monitoring for any non-compliance with a court order that bans a popular protest song, days after YouTube blocked access to dozens of videos of the tune in the city. The ban targets anyone who...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

May. 17, 2024 00:47 AM EDT

May 10-16, 2024 People took part in the Piu Sik Parade at the Bun Festival in Hong Kong, Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump attended his trial at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, Haitian school children played a game where they pretend to sleep,...

Stock market today: Asian markets follow Wall Street higher ahead of U.S. key inflation update

May. 15, 2024 00:46 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday after a rally on Wall Street that took the Nasdaq composite index to a record high. A report Tuesday showed that prices remain stubbornly high at the wholesale level in the United States, before many price changes are...

YouTube blocks Hong Kong protest anthem after court injunction bans song in the city

May. 15, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — YouTube has blocked access to videos of a protest song in Hong Kong, days after court approved an injunction banning the song in the city. “Glory to Hong Kong” was an anthem of anti-government protests in 2019. YouTube said that it would comply with a removal...

Hong Kong calls for respect of its overseas-based trade offices after UK charged its London staffer

May. 14, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday urged foreign governments to respect its overseas-based trade offices after a staff member in its London branch was charged in Britain for allegedly working for the Chinese city's intelligence service. Chief Executive John Lee said his...

Alibaba: Fiscal Q4 Earnings Snapshot

May. 14, 2024 06:44 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — HONG KONG (AP) — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $453 million. On a per-share basis, the Hong Kong-based company said it had net income of 18 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were...

3 men charged in the UK with assisting the Hong Kong intelligence service

May. 13, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The office manager of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London and two other men appeared in court Monday on charges that they helped Hong Kong's intelligence service gather information in Britain, amid growing concern hostile states are trying to interfere with democracy...

Protest song 'Glory to Hong Kong' now banned in city after appeals court overturns ruling

May. 08, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday granted the Hong Kong government's request to ban a popular protest song, overturning an earlier ruling and deepening concerns over the erosion of freedoms in the once-freewheeling global financial hub. “Glory to Hong Kong” was...

Nicaragua cancels a controversial Chinese interoceanic canal concession after nearly a decade

May. 08, 2024 15:08 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — After nearly a decade, Nicaragua's congress finally canceled on Wednesday a controversial canal concession granted to a Chinese businessman that critics said endangered the environment and threatened to displace rural communities. Despite a symbolic...