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Hong Kong denies entry to Reporters Without Borders staffer in latest blow to media freedoms

Apr. 10, 2024 23:57 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday that one of its representatives was denied entry into Hong Kong, calling it a “new decline” in the city’s press freedoms. According to the group, its Taipei-based staffer Aleksandra Bielakowska was stopped at the...

A fire in a 16-story Hong Kong residential building kills at least 5 people and injures dozens

Apr. 10, 2024 05:17 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A fire in a large, mostly residential building in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning killed at least five people and left another 36 injured. Some 250 residents were rescued from the New Lucky House in Hong Kong's Jordan neighborhood and the fire was extinguished. ...

Hong Kong police say a building fire has killed at least four people and injured 12

Apr. 09, 2024 22:56 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say a building fire has killed at least four people and injured 12.

Stock market today: Asia stocks rise with market focus on signs of interest rate cut

Apr. 09, 2024 00:55 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asia stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, with investors mainly focusing on a U.S. inflation report and what it means for interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. Oil prices advanced while U.S. futures were mixed. The yen weakened, coming close to a 34-year...

US treads carefully in responding to Hong Kong's new national security law

Apr. 08, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has denounced Hong Kong’s new national security law as a tool to potentially silence dissent both at home and abroad, but so far the action from Washington has been notably muted, disappointing those fighting for the Chinese territory's democracy and freedoms. ...

Beneath the calm, Hong Kong's new security law drives deeper, quieter changes

Apr. 05, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — On the surface, life in Hong Kong after a broad new national security law recently took effect appears unchanged. A 2020 security law drew thousands of protesters to the streets when it was enacted. Now, that’s seen as too risky. This time, no arrests made...

Stock market today: Global stocks mixed after strong US factory data prompt Wall St retreat

Apr. 02, 2024 05:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Global stocks were mixed on Tuesday after Wall Street retreated as surprisingly strong U.S. manufacturing data cast doubts over how soon the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates. European markets opened mostly higher, but Germany’s DAX then slipped, losing...

US-funded Radio Free Asia closes its Hong Kong bureau over safety concerns under new security law

Mar. 29, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The president of U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia said Friday that its Hong Kong bureau has been closed because of safety concerns under a new national security law, deepening concerns about the city’s media freedoms. Bay Fang, the president of RFA, said in a...

Stock market today: Asian shares are mostly higher after another set of Wall St records

Mar. 29, 2024 01:37 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday in quiet holiday trading, with markets closed in Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore and India, among other places. Many financial markets are closed on Friday for Good Friday. In India, markets were closed for the Holi holiday. ...

Hong Kong leader says prisoners jailed for national security crimes unlikely to get early release

Mar. 26, 2024 08:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that prisoners convicted for serious national security crimes would not likely be granted early release under the tightened rules of a new national security law, signaling a hardening government stance against jailed political activists. ...