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The head of Hong Kong's leading journalist group says she lost WSJ job after refusing to drop role

Jul. 17, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The new chair of Hong Kong's leading media professional group on Wednesday said she lost her job at The Wall Street Journal after she refused her supervisor’s request to withdraw from the election for the leadership post. Reporter Selina Cheng told a press...

Hong Kong is testing out its own ChatGPT-style tool as OpenAI planned extra steps to block access

Jul. 16, 2024 06:46 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government is testing the city's own ChatGPT -style tool for its employees, with plans to eventually make it available to the public, its innovation minister said after OpenAI took extra steps to block access from the city and other unsupported regions. ...

Hong Kong's government seeks to regulate online car-hailing platforms, a move likely to affect Uber

Jul. 08, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong government is seeking to regulate online car-hailing platforms through licensing and impose tougher penalties on illegal ride services, a move likely to have a significant impact on tech companies such as Uber. Transport officials sent a document...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong asks for a lesser sentence in landmark security case

Jul. 05, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent activist Joshua Wong asked for a lesser sentence in court Friday after he earlier pleaded guilty in Hong Kong's biggest national security case. Wong was one of 47 activists charged in 2021 under a Beijing-imposed national security law with conspiracy to...

Tarmo Peltokoski, 24-year-old Finnish conductor, to become Hong Kong Philharmonic music director

Jul. 04, 2024 08:27 AM EDT

Tarmo Peltokoski was hired Thursday to succeed Jaap van Zweden as music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Peltokoski, at 24 far younger than most music directors, will start a four-year term in the 2026-27 season after serving as music director designate in 2025-26, the...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly rise, boosted by Wall Street records as Tesla zooms

Jul. 02, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Wednesday after Tesla shares zoomed up more than 10%, helping to drive U.S. benchmarks to new records. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.9% in morning trading to 40,425.27. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained nearly 0.3% to...

Stock market today: Asian shares are mixed after gains on Wall Street

Jul. 02, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after stocks advanced on Wall Street and yields jumped in the U.S. bond market as election-related issues swayed markets worldwide. U.S. futures fell and oil prices rose. The Japanese yen fell to near a fresh 38-year low, reaching...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly rise ahead of U.S. inflation report

Jun. 27, 2024 23:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares gained Friday as traders looked ahead to a key report on inflation that could influence the Federal Reserve's next move on interest rates. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 0.9% in early trading to 39,711.93. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.6% to...

Stock market today: Asian shares are mostly lower ahead of key US inflation report

Jun. 27, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Thursday in most Asian markets ahead of a key U.S. inflation report due Friday that might point the way ahead for interest rates. Benchmarks fell more than 1% in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney. Oil prices and U.S. futures also declined. The...

A US officiant marries 10 same-sex couples in Hong Kong via video chat

Jun. 26, 2024 07:43 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Ten same-sex couples got married in the United States over the internet from Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous southern Chinese city that does not formally recognize such unions but offers them legal protections. The event Tuesday was timed to mark Pride Month, with a...