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Editor, CEO denied bail in Apple Daily case in Hong Kong

Jun. 19, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court ordered the top editor of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and the head of its parent company held without bail Saturday in the first hearing since their arrest two days ago under the city's national security law. Ryan Law, the...

Hong Kong newspaper increases print fivefold after arrests

Jun. 18, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily increased its print run more than fivefold to 500,000 copies as residents lined up Friday to buy the paper in a show of support for beleaguered press freedoms, a day after police arrested five top editors and executives. ...

Asian shares mostly rise as markets digest Fed moves

Jun. 17, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Friday, as investors digested the latest message from the U.S. Federal Reserve on raising short-term interest rates by late 2023. Japan's benchmark added 0.3% in morning trading to 29,108.23. South Korea's Kospi edged 0.1% higher...

Editors of Hong Kong newspaper arrested under security law

Jun. 17, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law Thursday to arrest five editors and executives of a pro-democracy newspaper on charges of colluding with foreign powers — the first time the legislation has been used against the press in yet another sign of an...

AP PHOTOS: Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper under pressure

Jun. 17, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A year ago, the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper published a front-page headline saying Hong Kong's governing principle of “one country, two systems is dead." On Thursday, the newspaper was facing its greatest peril. Three top...

Hong Kong's stock exchange says it was affected by technical problem as internet monitors report multiple outages

Jun. 17, 2021 04:08 AM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's stock exchange says it was affected by technical problem as internet monitors report multiple outages.

Get a jab, win a condo: Hong Kong tries vaccine incentives

Jun. 17, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Like many in Hong Kong, Jason Chan had no immediate plans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. For the finance professional, there seemed to be no pressing need, with travel restrictions still in place and no major outbreak at home. But Chan had a change...

Macao closing office in Taipei amid rising Chinese pressure

Jun. 17, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

MACAO, China (AP) — The tiny Chinese autonomous region of Macao has joined its larger neighbor Hong Kong in closing its representative office in Taiwan as China seeks to intensify the diplomatic isolation of the self-governing island democracy. Macao gave no reason for...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on Fed hints at rate hikes

Jun. 16, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it might ease off economic stimulus earlier than previously thought. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul fell while Shanghai gained after Fed policymakers, who previously...

Hong Kong media say police arrested five people from pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper under national security law

Jun. 16, 2021 20:16 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong media say police arrested five people from pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper under national security law.