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AP PHOTOS: Hong Kong's last hand-painted porcelain factory

Jun. 26, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Step into Yuet Tung China Works, Hong Kong’s last remaining hand-painted porcelain factory, and you find yourself surrounded by stacks of dinnerware, each piece painstakingly decorated by hand with vibrant motifs of flowers, fruits and animals. Joseph Tso, the...

Xi taking part in Hong Kong anniversary but no word on visit

Jun. 25, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping will participate in next week's celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China, the government said Saturday, but it left unclear whether he will visit the former British colony for the highly symbolic event after a crackdown on a...

Hong Kongers reflect on Taiwan, an imperfect exile

Jun. 23, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — For Lam Wing-kee, a Hong Kong bookstore owner who was detained by police in China for five months for selling sensitive books about the Communist Party, coming to Taiwan was a logical step. An island just 640 kilometers (400 miles) from Hong Kong, Taiwan is...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St declines on growth worries

Jun. 23, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after Wall Street edged lower amid fears higher interest rates will chill global economic growth. Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced, while Tokyo and Seoul declined. Oil prices fell more than $2 per barrel to near $100. ...

Man gets 18-month term for sex assault of Alibaba employee

Jun. 22, 2022 03:32 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A man involved in a high-profile sexual assault against an Alibaba employee was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday, months after the employee went public about her assault and sparked renewed conversation of the treatment of women in Chinese society. The...

Disney workers trade costumes for yoga pants on Yoga Day

Jun. 21, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Disney workers traded their character costumes for yoga pants early Tuesday and planked, did the downward dog and folded into lotus poses at Walt Disney World in Florida to celebrate International Yoga Day. The sunrise celebration has spread to other...

Hong Kong's iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsizes at sea

Jun. 20, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant has capsized in the South China Sea less than a week after it was towed away from the city, its parent company said Monday. The restaurant encountered “adverse conditions” on Saturday as it was passing the Xisha...

Hong Kong's last UK governor says crackdowns 'heartbreaking'

Jun. 20, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Beijing's crackdown on civil liberties in Hong Kong has been “a lot worse” than expected, the last British governor of the city said Monday as he launched a new book to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the former British colony's handover to Chinese rule. ...

Starbucks head of North America business leaving company

Jun. 19, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Rossann Williams, Starbucks’ North America president who's been a prominent figure in the company's push against worker unionization, is leaving the company after 17 years. In a letter sent to Starbucks employees, whom the company calls “partners,” chief...

EXPLAINER: Why is China denying Hong Kong was a UK colony?

Jun. 17, 2022 05:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong is preparing to introduce new middle school textbooks that will deny the Chinese territory was ever a British colony. China's Communist rulers say the semi-autonomous city and the nearby former Portuguese colony of Macao were merely occupied by foreign powers and that...