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Disney cuts Simpsons 'forced labor' episode in Hong Kong

Feb. 08, 2023 05:23 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Walt Disney Co. has removed an episode from cartoon series The Simpsons that included a reference to “forced labor camps” in China from its streaming service in Hong Kong. The company declined to comment on why the episode, “One Angry Lisa” from The...

Silicon Motion: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 07, 2023 18:49 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — HONG KONG (AP) — Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (SIMO) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $23.5 million. The Hong Kong-based company said it had net income of 71 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and non-recurring costs,...

Asian stocks rebound after Wall St sinks on rate fears

Feb. 06, 2023 22:56 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rebounded Tuesday after Wall Street sank under pressure from worries about higher interest rates and after Japan reported stronger wage gains than expected. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Oil prices rose. Wall Street...

Hong Kong transgender men win appeal over status change

Feb. 06, 2023 22:05 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s top court ruled Monday that full sex reassignment surgery should not be a prerequisite for transgender people to have their gender changed on their official identity cards, in a move that is likely to have a far-reaching impact on the transgender community. ...

Subversion trial for Hong Kong political activists opens

Feb. 06, 2023 06:24 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Some of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists went on trial Monday in the biggest prosecution yet under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent. The 18 defendants face up to life in prison if convicted under the national...

Asian stocks sink after US jobs data fan rate hike fears

Feb. 05, 2023 23:29 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Monday after strong U.S. jobs data fanned fears of more interest rate hikes to cool inflation. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul retreated. Tokyo gained. Oil prices edged higher. Wall Street wilted Friday after official data showed...

China, Hong Kong scrap cross-border travel quota, COVID test

Feb. 03, 2023 00:45 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Travel between Hong Kong and China will no longer require COVID-19 PCR tests nor be held to a daily limit, authorities announced Friday, as both places seek to drive economic growth. Hong Kong’s tourism industry has suffered since 2019 after months of political...

Hong Kong woos tourists with air tickets and vouchers

Feb. 02, 2023 04:15 AM EST

Hong Kong (AP) — Hong Kong will give away air tickets and vouchers to woo tourists back to the international financial hub, racing to catch up with other popular travel destinations in a fierce regional competition. During the pandemic, the city largely aligned itself with...

Asian stocks rise after Fed sees inflation improving

Feb. 01, 2023 23:01 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets gained Thursday after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy is moving toward lower inflation but more interest rate hikes are planned. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Oil prices rose. Wall Street's benchmark...

Hong Kong bans CBD, forcing businesses to shut or revamp

Jan. 31, 2023 22:06 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong banned CBD as a “dangerous drug” and imposed harsh penalties for its possession on Wednesday, forcing fledging businesses to shut down or revamp. Supporters say CBD, or cannabidiol, derived from the cannabis plant, can help relieve stress and...