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  • Hong Kong's geopolitical threat tests China's economic drive

    TOKYO -- Hong Kong's so-called umbrella revolution is starting to rock the global financial boat. The scale of the pro-democracy protest has grown to the biggest since the British colony's 1997 handover to China. Hong Kong stocks came under stro

    October 3, 2014 01:30 pm JST
  • Murdoch slowly leaving China's entertainment market

    DALIAN, China -- Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch seems to be losing his fascination with China, both personally and in business. After ending his 14-year marriage with China-born wife Wendi Deng, Murdoch has quietly sold off his holdings in three Chines

    October 3, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong protests straining US-China ties

    WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- The demonstrations in Hong Kong have cast a shadow on relations between the U.S. and China, with senior officials on both sides trading barbs before the November Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. U.S. President Bara

    October 3, 2014 05:50 am JST
  • Hong Kong chief executive will talk, but not quit

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying signaled Thursday a willingness to talk with pro-democracy protesters, but emphasized that he will not resign from office. In a late-night news conference, Leung announced that Carrie Lam --

    October 3, 2014 05:47 am JST
  • China urges world to respect its sovereignty over H.K. amid protests

    WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called Wednesday on other countries to "respect China's sovereignty" over Hong Kong, dismissing U.S. calls for restraint in handling massive prodemocracy demonstrations there. Wang, ahead of

    October 2, 2014 09:29 am JST
  • Hong Kong tourism, retail sector hit hard by protests

    HONG KONG -- The Chinese holiday that began Wednesday is usually a busy season for Hong Kong's tourism industry and retailers, but the pro-democracy demonstrations here have forced stores to close and are keeping some visitors away. Protest org

    October 2, 2014 01:48 am JST
  • China faces democracy contagion from Hong Kong and Taiwan

    TAIPEI -- Beijing was not in a celebratory mood when it condemned protestors in Hong Kong for "undermining stability" during its 65th National Day anniversary on Wednesday. Citizens in Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China si

    October 2, 2014 12:09 am JST
  • China taking pains to prevent Hong Kong protests from spreading

    BEIJING -- Chinese authorities are tightening their grip, including censoring the media, to prevent pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong from influencing public opinion on the mainland. They have blocked video and audio news reports about t

    October 2, 2014 12:03 am JST
  • China trying to avert another Tiananmen in Hong Kong

    BEIJING -- As pro-democracy protests grow in Hong Kong, China's Communist Party leadership faces a delicate balancing act. Beijing wants to contain the situation without forcefully intervening. The protesters, whose numbers have soared in the pa

    October 2, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Yuan-based IPOs face headwind in Hong Kong

    BEIJING -- It has been more than three years since the Hong Kong stock exchange opened its doors to yuan-denominated stocks. But while exchange-traded funds in the Chinese currency are thriving, few companies in the city have embraced the idea of is

    October 2, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Taiwanese cheer on Hong Kong activists

    TAIPEI -- Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong are enjoying an outpouring of Taiwanese moral support, including from President Ma Ying-jeou. "We fully understand and support the Hong Kong people's demand for universal suffrage," Ma said Mond

    October 1, 2014 04:02 am JST
  • Hong Kong protests have the makings of a marathon

    HONG KONG -- Students camped out on the streets here are preparing for a test of endurance in their fight for electoral freedom, raising concerns about the economic consequences of their effort. Speaking to reporters Tuesday morning, Hong Kong C

    October 1, 2014 03:13 am JST
  • China stands by one country, two systems policy: Xi

    BEIJING -- China will honor its promise to Hong Kong of 50 years of self-rule and seek to ensure the territory's long-term prosperity, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday. China and Hong Kong can build a better future together, Xi also said, strik

    October 1, 2014 03:13 am JST
  • Glimmer of hope for Hong Kong market amid protests

    HONG KONG -- Pro-democracy protests continue to rattle the Hong Kong stock market, but some shares have stopped falling in a positive sign right before the stock exchange is set to close for a two-day holiday. The Hang Seng Index declined for th

    October 1, 2014 01:08 am JST
  • Hong Kong democracy protesters defy heat and rain

    HONG KONG -- The temperature was sweltering in Hong Kong and foul pollution cast a pall over the city before a thunderstorm broke during the evening on Tuesday. But none of this deterred tens of thousands of demonstrators from flocking once again to

    October 1, 2014 01:00 am JST
  • Hong Kong protestors redouble sit-ins

    HONG KONG -- Protestors seeking more freedom for Hong Kong to choose its own leader took to the streets in greater numbers here Monday, growing into the tens of thousands by nightfall. Although riot police pulled back, Beijing shows no sign of r

    September 30, 2014 03:55 am JST
  • Hong Kong Exchanges chief plays down protests' market impact

    HONG KONG -- The pro-democracy protests roiling the central business district here may produce short-term volatility in the financial markets, but in the end the "market carries on," the chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing told repor

    September 30, 2014 01:47 am JST
  • Nissan begins testing commercial EV in Hong Kong

    TOKYO -- Nissan Motor is putting its e-NV200 commercial-use electric vehicle through its paces in Hong Kong, with an eye toward future sales in Asia. The test run, aimed at gathering performance data, is being conducted in cooperation with a loc

    September 29, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Beijing's clout 'detrimental' to Hong Kong's free-market reputation, legislator says

    HONG KONG -- Charles Mok Nai-kwong is a pan-democratic legislator in Hong Kong representing the information technology industry. He is a well-known Internet specialist in the city and an advocate of media and online freedom. He recently answered que

    September 26, 2014 09:30 pm JST
  • Japan Post to offer new option for sending parcels to Asia

    TOKYO -- Japan Post will launch this fall an international parcel delivery service covering China, India and Southeast Asia, using the logistics network of French partner Geopost. Japan Post's international mail service already handles packages.

    September 26, 2014 05:05 am JST