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©REUTERS Hong Kong taxi driver cleared over 6 cent overcharge A taxi driver who endured a six-month lawsuit after overcharging a passenger by six US cents has finally had his name cleared by a Hong Kong court.
17 мая 2013
©REUTERS Chinese professor fined in poetry row: report A Chinese court ordered a controversial professor who claims descent from the ancient sage Confucius to apologise and pay a fine after a heated online row over poetry.
11 мая 2013
Hong Kong transsexual woman in last fight to wed boyfriend Hong Kong's highest court on Monday began hearing the final appeal of a transsexual woman who is seeking to wed her boyfriend, in a potentially groundbreaking case for the Chinese city.
15 апреля 2013
©REUTERS H.K. ferry crash captains face manslaughter charges: reports The two captains involved in a Hong Kong ferry collision last year that claimed 39 lives in the city's worst maritime disaster in decades will be charged with manslaughter.
11 апреля 2013
Hong Kong 'Thatcher's biggest compromise': China media Chinese state media on Tuesday hailed late former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher as an "outstanding" figure who made her "biggest compromise" with the handover of Hong Kong, but said she had a mixed legacy.
09 апреля 2013
©REUTERS Hong Kong airbridge collapse rips off plane door Hong Kong authorities said Monday they had launched an investigation after an airbridge collapsed at the city's airport, ripping the door off a Cathay Pacific plane and injuring a technician.
08 апреля 2013
'World's greatest' chef Adria seeks digital legacy From foie gras noodles and liquid olives to air baguettes and mimetic peanuts, much of what elBulli chef Ferran Adria and his team created in their nearly 2,000 dishes defies transcription.
08 апреля 2013
Photo courtesy of baterya.com Son charged over Hong Kong 'heads in fridge' murder Hong Kong police on Monday said they had charged two men, including a son of an elderly couple who were gruesomely killed, with murder as a search continues for the missing parts of their bodies.
18 марта 2013
China Everbright to relaunch Hong Kong IPO plans China Everbright Bank, a mid-sized lender, said Wednesday it would relaunch plans to list shares in Hong Kong, after earlier aborted attempts at an overseas stock offer.
14 марта 2013
French minister vows to cut red tape for investors A French minister vowed Thursday to cut bureaucracy in a bid to lure foreign investors, and said her South Korean roots would help to boost France's profile in booming Asia.
07 марта 2013
Jackie Chan's China appointment draws Hong Kong ire Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China's top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing's growing "soft power" efforts to project unity between itself and the former British colony.
03 марта 2013
Europe horsemeat scandal spreads to Asia The fallout from Europe's horsemeat scandal has spread far outside the continent, with an imported lasagne brand pulled from shelves in Hong Kong and a new row over the treatment of horses farmed in the Americas.
21 февраля 2013
Year of Snake sees serpent sales soar in Hong Kong As Hong Kong prepares to usher in the Year of the Snake, an increasing number of the reptiles are slithering their way into local households, with sales of the uncuddly pet rocketing.
09 февраля 2013
Hong Kongers turn to Obama over milk shortage fears More than 12,500 people have petitioned US President Barack Obama to help Hong Kong avoid a baby formula shortage, saying infants in the city are facing malnutrition due to mainland Chinese "smugglers".
02 февраля 2013
Joel Robuchon. Photo courtesy of zemmrate.com Robuchon outlets top Asian restaurant poll Two restaurants run by French celebrity chef Joel Robuchon in Macau and Hong Kong have placed first and third in an annual poll of Asia's Top 20 fine dining establishments.
26 января 2013
Cathay asks crew to volunteer for early retirement Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific on Tuesday asked its cabin crew to volunteer for early retirement as part of its cost-cutting measures to boost profitability amid a global slowdown.
22 января 2013
Jackie Chan. ©REUTERS Jackie Chan calls US 'most corrupt' country in the world Hong Kong action hero Jackie Chan has once again provoked criticism, this time from an American blogger, after suggesting on Chinese television that the US is the "most corrupt" country in the world.
13 января 2013
Pollution turns Hong Kong harbour from 'fragrant' to foul Hong Kong's name may mean "fragrant harbour", but cargo ships burning dirty fuel in what is one of the world's busiest ports add to a foul layer of pollution that kills more than 3,000 people a year.
12 января 2013
IMF warns Hong Kong property faces price correction The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday warned that Hong Kong could see an abrupt fall in property prices after years of dramatic increases in one of the world's most expensive housing markets.
12 декабря 2012
Apple iPad mini makes low key debut The iPad mini made its low-key debut Friday when sales began in Asia, as Apple hurled the latest salvo in its battle against rivals Amazon, Google and Samsung.
02 ноября 2012

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