Hong Kong

Supporters celebrate opening of Gay Games in Hong Kong, first in Asia, despite lawmakers' opposition

LGBTQ+ activism is a rare spot that is still making considerable progress in Hong Kong under a government crackdown on its civil society following the 2019 pro-democracy protests.

published on : 4th November 2023

Asia’s first Gay Games to kick off in Hong Kong, fostering hopes for wider LGBTQ+ inclusion

Lisa Lam, co-chair of the Gay Games, said LGBTQ+ acceptance in Asia is still lower than in the rest of the world and that it’s important to make sexual minorities visible in the community.

published on : 2nd November 2023

Hong Kong cancels scores of flights as Tropical Storm Koinu draws nearer

Tropical storm Koinu was expected to skirt about 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hong Kong on Sunday night, dumping heavy showers, the Hong Kong Observatory said.

published on : 8th October 2023

China tells foreign consulates in Hong Kong to provide personal data of all local staff

It wasn’t clear whether China furnishes details of its staff in foreign missions to other countries.

published on : 19th September 2023

Cathay Pacific to resume direct flights between Chennai and Hong Kong from Feb '24 

The configuration of seats comprises 40 business class, 32 premium economy, and 296 economy class seating.

published on : 12th September 2023

Mainland Chinese woman jailed over Hong Kong Tiananmen banner

Zeng Yuxuan, 23, was accused of planning the display on a footbridge in a major commercial district of Hong Kong on the anniversary of the crackdown this year.

published on : 12th September 2023

Seven killed in southern China storms; 70 crocodiles reported to be on the loose

Nearby residents were advised to stay at home after more than 70 crocodiles escaped in Maoming, a city near the coast in western Guangdong province, according to Chinese media reports.

published on : 12th September 2023

Hong Kong flooded by heaviest rainfall in 140 years

Hong Kong's weather observatory said the latest torrential rain was brought by the "trough of low pressure associated with (the) remnant of Haikui".

published on : 8th September 2023

Hong Kong top court rules in favour of civil unions for same-sex couples

Over the past decade, LGBTQ activists in the former British colony have won piecemeal victories in court, striking down discriminatory government policies on visas, taxes and housing benefits.

published on : 5th September 2023

Hong Kong democracy leaders cleared of organising 2019 protest

The group was convicted in 2021 of organising and taking part in an unauthorised assembly.

published on : 14th August 2023

French daredevil who climbed towers around world believed to have fallen to his death in Hong Kong

Police, without identifying him, said a 30-year-old man's body was found on a patio in the city's upscale Mid-Levels area. He was believed to have engaged in extreme sports.

published on : 31st July 2023

Hong Kong court rejects government ban on democracy protest song

The song has raised the Hong Kong government's ire in recent months, as it has been repeatedly mistaken as the city's anthem, playing at international sports competitions.

published on : 28th July 2023

'Be water, my friend': Bruce Lee fans fondly remember his life philosophy 50 years after his death 

The 50th anniversary of Lee's death on Thursday drew fans to exhibitions in Hong Kong on his life and career.

published on : 20th July 2023

Air India cancels flight to Hong Kong due to 'suspected technical issue' 

"Flight AI 314, operating from Delhi to Hong Kong on July 3 air-returned to Delhi after a suspected technical issue," the airline's spokesperson said.

published on : 3rd July 2023

Activist detained in Hong Kong begins final appeal to recognize his overseas same-sex marriage

The upcoming judgment by the city's top court in his marriage case will have strong implications for the lives of the LGBTQ+ community and the financial hub's reputation as an inclusive place to live.

published on : 28th June 2023

Hong Kong police detain activist, five others on Tiananmen Square anniversary

Leading up to this year's anniversary, officials repeatedly refused to confirm if public mourning of the event was illegal, only saying that "everyone should act in accordance with the law".

published on : 4th June 2023

Amid shrinking freedoms, Hong Kongers commemorate Tiananmen anniversary privately

For decades, Hong Kong was the only place in China where people held large-scale commemorations about the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

published on : 2nd June 2023
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