Tag: HongKong

Budweiser maker revives Hong Kong IPO plan with reduced ambitions

The maker of Budweiser and Stella Artois beers has revived plans to list its Asia unit in Hong Kong, saying it wants to raise almost $5 billion in what would be the world's second-biggest initial public offering this year. The decision by Belgium-listed Anheuser-Busch InBev...

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy poster child

by Jerome TAYLOR Joshua Wong, the Hong Kong activist soon to visit the United States, was the unlikely hero of the Umbrella Movement that inspired hundreds of thousands to take over Hong Kong's streets for two months in 2014 calling for free elections. Five years later,...

Scorned in China, the Hong Kong singer who chose politics over career

by Jacques CLEMENT Denise Ho has been pulled from concerts, her records are banned in China and she has been smeared as "poison", but the Cantopop star says standing with the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement outshines all the damage to her career. The short-haired 42-year-old is...

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested: party

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested Friday, his party said, a day ahead of a planned rally in the city that has been banned by police. His arrest came just hours after the reported detention at Hong Kong's airport of a vocal...

China rotates troops in Hong Kong as police ban new rally

by Elaine YU / Emma CLARK China sent fresh troops to Hong Kong Thursday as part of a "routine" garrison rotation, as the financial hub braced for a new round of violent protests after police refused permission for a mass rally at the weekend. Hong Kong...

Trump appears to link China trade deal to HK demos

President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to link a trade deal with Beijing to the "humane" resolution of a standoff with Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters while seeming to suggest a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. "Millions of jobs are being lost in China...

Clashes, travel chaos in Hong Kong as leader warns city on brink

by Elaine YU / Yan ZHAO Hong Kong riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters for a third straight day Monday as the city's leader warned the global financial hub was nearing a "very dangerous situation", and a rare strike caused transport chaos. Clouds of tear gas...

China warns HK protesters with slick military video

China's military has released a slick propaganda video showing a drill of armed troops quelling a protest in Hong Kong, in a thinly veiled warning to the city's pro-democracy movement. The video, posted to social media on Wednesday by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)...

Years of ignoring peaceful protests fuels Hong Kong violence: jailed activist

by Elaine YU / Yan ZHAO Hong Kongers are becoming more accepting of violent protests because the city's pro-Beijing leaders have ignored years of peaceful demonstrations, a leading democracy activist has told AFP in letters penned from his prison cell. Benny Tai, a law professor and...

China to weigh in on deepening Hong Kong crisis

After weeks of increasingly violent protests, China's top policy body on Hong Kong affairs was set to hold an extremely rare press briefing Monday on the crisis engulfing the financial hub, where dozens of protesters were arrested in weekend clashes with police. What began as...