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Forget banana bread, try this dish sponge: Pandemic inspires 'illusion cakes' in Hong Kong

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 11:37 GMT

A bakery studio in Hong Kong is aiming to bounce back from its COVID-19 slump with “illusion cakes” that appear to be everyday objects until you take a slice.

Disney's 'Mulan' sparks backlash over Xinjiang, Hong Kong

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 - 01:52 GMT

Walt Disney Co’s release of “Mulan”, which is set in China and meant to appeal to audiences there, has provoked a backlash on social media over its star’s support of Hong Kong police.

U.S. sanctions Iran, seeks release of Americans amid coronavirus outbreak

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 05:45 GMT

While he did not name them, Pompeo said the step included blacklisting Iran’s armed forces social security investment company and its director for investing in sanctioned entities.

Hong Kong announces anti-COVID-19 funds

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 - 10:19 GMT

The amount is more than double the 10 billion Hong Kong dollars ($1.3 billion) the government initially planned.

Google temporarily shutting down all China offices

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 - 09:14 GMT

Alphabet Inc's Google is temporarily shutting down all its offices in China due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in the country.

What people in Hong Kong are saying after six months of demonstrations

Sun, 08 Dec 2019 - 10:26 GMT

The protesters gave only their first names to avoid potential repercussions.

Hong Kong faces 24th weekend of protest day after student's death

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 - 12:02 GMT

Hong Kong protesters are planning a 24th straight weekend of pro-democracy rallies.

China slams 'terroristic' Hong Kong attack on state media office

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 - 01:12 GMT

Chinese state-run media on Monday called for a "tougher line" on democracy protesters in Hong Kong as it denounced a "terroristic" attack on a state news agency during another weekend of violence in the semi-autonomous city.

Hong Kong protesters, police in dusk standoff after tear gas breaks up rally

Sun, 27 Oct 2019 - 10:38 GMT

Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters, many wearing banned face masks.

Hong Kong protesters gear up at 'National Calamity Hardware Store'

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 - 11:29 GMT

While months of anti-government protests have taken a toll on Hong Kong businesses, from luxury retailers to hotels and restaurants, Keita Lee’s pop-up stall is thriving.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up protesters

Sat, 21 Sep 2019 - 12:40 GMT

Some trashed fittings at the Light Rail Transit station, dug up bricks and picked up stones from the sides of the tracks. Others turned fire extinguishers on the police.

Hong Kong reopens after weekend of clashes, protests

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 11:31 GMT

Hong Kong’s businesses and metro stations reopened as usual on Monday after a chaotic Sunday when police fired water cannon.

Egypt's Nada Abbas reaches PSA International Squash Open final in Hong Kong

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 - 03:20 GMT

Abbas advanced to the final after defeating Canada’s Danielle Letourneau 3-2 on Friday with a 10-12, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 and 11,5 scoreline in a 59-minute game.

Thousands march in Hong Kong as police in black masks look on

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 - 08:48 GMT

Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in a gritty industrial district of the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday, with some police wearing new black masks looking on.

Hong Kong protesters throng streets in heat and heavy rain

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 - 02:17 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Hong Kong police arrest 5 protesters at airport

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 - 09:48 GMT

Hong Kong police Wednesday arrested five people on charges of unlawful assembly, assaulting police officers and possessing weapons at the city's airport.

Egypt offers condolences to China for Lekmia hurricane victims

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 09:13 GMT

Egypt offered condolences to China for the victims of Lekima hurricane that hit the eastern parts of the country recently leaving scores of people killed.

EgyptAir suspends flights to Hong Kong

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 01:58 GMT

A top official from EgyptAir said in a press statement on Monday that Egypt’s flag carrier has suspended all the flights to Hong Kong until further notice.

Strike grips Hong Kong as leader warns protests challenge China's sovereignty

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 09:19 GMT

Hong Kong was plunged into fresh chaos on Monday as a general strike followed another weekend of violent protests,

Protesters march in Hong Kong as rival rally supports police

Sat, 03 Aug 2019 - 11:31 GMT

Thousands of mostly black-clad activists set off on a protest march in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district on Saturday, as the Chinese-controlled city braced for another weekend of anti-government demonstrations.

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