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How I Made It: Stephen Cheung went from cutting threads in a sweatshop to cutting global trade deals
The gig: Stephen Cheung, 37, is president of World Trade Center Los Angeles, which is charged with promoting local businesses overseas and attracting foreign investment to the region. Before that, Cheung worked as director of international trade for the Port of L.A. and served as an aide to two...
1177 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles County California China Chinese language Overseas Chinese Hong Kong Standard Mandarin Han Chinese Los Angeles
David Puttnam to Head All Star Jury at 10th APSA Awards
The U.K.’s Lord David Puttnam will head the jury at the 10th edition of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. For the anniversary, other members of the jury are all former jury heads and include Busan festival chairman Kim Dong-ho, Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi, Australian producer Jan Chapman and Indian director Shyam Benegal. The announcement... Read more »
33 points by Variety | Film Shyam Benegal Film director David Puttnam Actor Hong Kong Feature film Australia
Opening Ceremony launches 40-piece Esprit collaboration
Esprit is the latest old-school brand being revived by the cool kids at Opening Ceremony for fall. The 40-piece apparel and accessories collection, called Esprit by Opening Ceremony, includes men’s, women’s and unisex styles plucked from the brand’s Eighties-Nineties California heyday. “Carol [Lim]...
96 points by Los Angeles Times | Douglas Tompkins Esprit Holdings Lupe Fiasco's The Cool Brand The Cool Kids Ensemble cast Hong Kong Heroes
Q&A with Hong Kong's youngest legislator Nathan Law
Nathan Law Kwun-chung, a 23-year-old pro-independence candidate has just been elected to Hong Kong's legislature.
309 points by Al Jazeera English | Elections Civil disobedience Election Hong Kong Voting Voting system Approval voting Politics of Hong Kong
Beijing's silence on Hong Kong election underscores a fundamental conundrum for China
This week, Hong Kong sent mainland China a stinging rejection of its authority and a brash demand for greater political freedom. Beijing barely acknowledged it.   As voters showed up in record numbers Sunday to catapult a handful of young, more radical citizens to Hong Kong’s legislature, mainland...
41 points by Los Angeles Times | Mainland China Hong Kong People's Republic of China China University of Hong Kong Mainland South China Sea Qing Dynasty
After Edward Snowden Fled U.S., Asylum Seekers in Hong Kong Took Him In
At least four people seeking refuge in the city have come forward to describe how they secretly hosted the former National Security Agency contractor in June 2013.
1612 points by The New York Time | Refugee Right of asylum Canada Australia Hong Kong South China Sea Displaced person Skyscraper
‘Most wanted man in the world is in my house!’ How Hong Kong refugee sheltered Edward Snowden
A little known fact about Edward Snowden: he was helped by refugees while hiding out in Hong Kong. After he fled the US, at least four asylum seekers – all clients of his Hong Kong lawyers – took the NSA whistleblower into their homes. Read Full Article at
1243 points by Russia Today | Kowloon Walled City Hong Kong Wanted poster Kai Tak Airport New Territories Hong Kong Island The New York Times Kowloon
Is Hong Kong's future bleak?
The Hong Kong elections for the city's Legislative Council held Sunday -- the parliament for Hong Kong's Special Administrative Region -- were always going to be significant: they are the first to have been held since the anti-Beijing Occupy Central protests that attracted international attention in 2014.
231 points by CNN | Hong Kong People's Republic of China De facto Qing Dynasty Chief Executive of Hong Kong North Korea Guangzhou Xi Jinping
Man killed, two women wounded in triple shooting in East Baltimore
A 34-year-old man was killed and two women were wounded early Monday in a triple shooting in the McElderry Park neighborhood of East Baltimore, police said. Eastern District patrol officers called to the 2600 block East Monument Street at about 1 a.m. arrived to find the man suffering from a gunshot...
1 points by Baltimore Sun | Eastern District Hong Kong Woman Patrol Wound Women's suffrage Thorax
Asian stocks drift as Fed rate outlook eases on service data
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks meandered Wednesday after a weak report on U.S. service companies added to expectations that the Fed won't move anytime soon to raise interest rates.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | People's Republic of China China Stock market index Japan Mainland China Hong Kong Economy of the People's Republic of China Humid subtropical climate
U.S. Department of Education awards grant to Renaissance Academy
Federal education officials will send more than $350,000 to Baltimore's Renaissance Academy High School to help students and staff recover from the stabbing death of a student in a classroom last year.The U.S. Department of Education said the Project School Emergency Response to Violence grant...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | High school Education Public school Secondary school School types Hong Kong Baltimore Gymnasium
Hong Kong politician says pressed by Beijing to quit city election
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong politician has said he was pressured to bow out of a city election to clear the field for a candidate favored by the Chinese government, which, if confirmed, could offer rare evidence of interference by Beijing in city politics.
63 points by Reuters | Hong Kong People's Republic of China Thomson Reuters Reuters National People's Congress China Cinema of Hong Kong Macau
Hong Kong to choose new leader amid anger at perceived China meddling
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A small electoral college chooses a new Hong Kong leader on Sunday amid accusations of meddling by Beijing, denying the Chinese-ruled financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better suited to defuse political tension.
-1 points by Reuters | Hong Kong Thomson Reuters Reuters China People's Republic of China Executive Council of Hong Kong Cantonese people Hong Kong order of precedence
Hong Kong likely to choose Beijing's pick for leader amid tension, economic malaise
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong on Sunday will likely select Beijing's favored candidate for its next leader who some say will further divide a city where middle class families have become increasingly disaffected by political tension and economic hardship.
3 points by Reuters | Hong Kong Politics of Hong Kong Hong Kong order of precedence Anson Chan Donald Tsang Jackie Chan Executive Council of Hong Kong Cantonese people
6 arrested after teen girl cliques brawl in West Philly

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Philadelphia South China Sea The Philadelphia Inquirer SEPTA Casino Hong Kong Match Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting
Alibaba Pictures Warns of $140 Million Losses
Alibaba Pictures has warned of massive losses for the calendar 2016 that could reach $137 -140 million (RMB950 million – RMB1 billion.) It blamed the losses on continuing start up and promotional costs at its online ticketing business Tao Piao Piao. The company, which is controlled by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, but has two separate... Read more »
22 points by Variety | Board of directors Marketing Steven Spielberg Harry Potter Hong Kong David Heyman Positioning Warner Bros.
Donald Tsang found guilty of corruption
Donald Tsang, who faces up to seven years in prison, is the most senior official to be found guilty in a criminal trial.
743 points by Al Jazeera English | Donald Tsang Chief Executive of Hong Kong Hong Kong Not proven Politics of Hong Kong Legal terms Government House Hong Kong Executive Council of Hong Kong
Former Hong Kong Chief Donald Tsang Found Guilty of Misconduct
Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was found guilty of misconduct, becoming the most senior official ever in the former British colony to be convicted in court.
22 points by The Wall Street Journal | Jury British Empire Chief Executive of Hong Kong British overseas territories Donald Tsang Hong Kong University of Hong Kong Court
Hong Kong police officers sentenced for beating cuffed protester
Stephen FellerFeb. 17 (UPI) -- Seven Hong Kong police officers accused of beating a man in 2014 are headed to jail for a crime the judge called a "vicious assault" with "no justification."
1 points by UPI | Police Hong Kong Arrest United Press International Police brutality Crime Legislator Police officer
China closes live poultry markets amid deadly flu outbreak
BEIJING (AP) - China is ordering the closure of live poultry markets in its south-central regions where the worst outbreak of bird flu in years has killed at least 87 people. State media reported Friday that the National Health and Family Planning Commission ordered closures anywhere that cases of the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Hong Kong China Severe acute respiratory syndrome Influenza Xinhua News Agency World Health Organization People's Republic of China Yangtze River
Seven Hong Kong policemen jailed for assault on democracy activist
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court sentenced seven policemen to two years jail on Friday for beating a handcuffed pro-democracy activist during mass democracy protests in 2014, a rare case of police brutality in the financial hub that triggered public outrage.
-2 points by Reuters | Hong Kong Police Reuters Thomson Reuters People's Republic of China Constable China Mainland China
China Jan. bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013
BEIJING (AP) - China's national health authority says an outbreak of bird flu killed 79 people around the country in January, the highest monthly death toll from the H7N9 strain in at least three years. More than 250 cases of H7N9 flu have been reported to the National Health and ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | People's Republic of China Standard Mandarin Hong Kong Guangzhou Shanghai Beijing Economy of the People's Republic of China China
CMC Partners Invests in Formula E Electric Car Race Series
CMC Partners, part of the Li Ruigang-led China Media Capital group, has become a shareholder in Formula E Holdings the company that controls the FIA Formula e electric car racing series. CMC is investing in a consortium that includes its portfolio company SECA. The value of the deal and the size of the stake acquired... Read more »
10 points by Variety | Hong Kong People's Republic of China Mainland China China Qing Dynasty Beijing Automobile Electric vehicle
NYC man pleads guilty to smuggling exotic turtles
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City man has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered turtles to and from Hong Kong by stashing them in socks or boxes labeled as "snacks." Hsien Lin Hsu entered the plea Monday in federal court in Brooklyn. The 46-year-old Hsu was arrested last year ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New York City Species John F. Kennedy International Airport Washington D.C. Biodiversity New York Conservation biology Hong Kong
China’s Hishow Snares ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Escobar’ from Nu Image/Millennium
China’s Hishow Entertainment has boarded a pair of upcoming movies from Nu Image/Millennium Films: “Hunter Killer” and “Escobar.” The deal is one of the biggest completed so far at the European Film Market, alongside the Berlin Film Festival, and also one of the biggest by a Chinese indie in recent months. The Chinese distributor-investor has... Read more »
684 points by Variety | Javier Bardem Pablo Escobar Penélope Cruz China Film Hong Kong Film festival Vicky Cristina Barcelona
China Box Office: ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ Drives to $60 Million Weekend Win
Released on Friday, Vin Diesel-starring action movie ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ sped off to a blistering start at the Chinese box office and never needed to look in the rear-view mirror. In three days of release it grossed $60.2 million, according to data from local tracking service Ent Group. With an opening $20.6 million... Read more »
271 points by Variety | China Film Action film People's Republic of China Vin Diesel Release Delayed release Hong Kong
Missing China billionaire taken from Hong Kong hotel in wheelchair: source
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Missing China-born billionaire Xiao Jianhua was whisked in a wheelchair from a luxury Hong Kong hotel in the early hours of Jan 27 with his head covered, a source close to the businessman told Reuters.
417 points by Reuters | Mainland China China Hong Kong People's Republic of China Mainland Chinese language Standard Mandarin Economy of the People's Republic of China
Jitters in Hong Kong over billionaire's disappearance
Reported abduction of Xiao Jianhua by Chinese agents unnveres businessmen with links to semi-autonomous territory.
610 points by Al Jazeera English | People's Republic of China Standard Mandarin Qing Dynasty Hong Kong China Mandarin Chinese Chinese language Mainland China
U.S., China military planes come inadvertently close over South China Sea
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy P-3 plane and a Chinese military aircraft came close to each other over the South China Sea in an incident the Navy believes was inadvertent, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.
506 points by Reuters | South China Sea Pacific Ocean People's Republic of China Philippines Republic of China Hong Kong United States Thomson Reuters
Hong Kong residents squeeze into ‘coffin homes’ as housing crisis worsens
The high rents in Hong Kong are forcing some of its seven million people into so-called 'coffin homes,' or 20-square-foot cages just big enough to lie down and hang a few shirts and pairs of pants. Read Full Article at
268 points by Russia Today | Poverty in the United States Hong Kong Executive Council of Hong Kong Poverty Chief Executive of Hong Kong New York City Teochew people Jasper Tsang
Four Rising Stars of Chinese Cinema
Jing Tian (pictured) The 28-year-old actress is the rising star of China. A graduate of Beijing Dance Academy and Beijing Film Academy, she has appeared in big productions such as costume epic “The Warring States” (2011), and acted alongside Donnie Yen in “Special ID” (2013) and Jackie Chan in “Police Story 2013” (2013). She has... Read more »
5 points by Variety | Film Jackie Chan Feature film Zhang Yimou Hong Kong Film director Animation People's Republic of China
Trump reaffirms ‘one China’ policy in phone call with China’s Xi
President Donald Trump has reaffirmed America’s long-standing “one China” policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially alleviating concerns about a major shift in Washington’s relations with Beijing.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Republic of China People's Republic of China Chen Shui-bian China President of the United States Kuomintang One-China policy Hong Kong
Trump speaks with China's president on phone call, reaffirms 'one China policy'
President Donald Trump has reaffirmed America's long-standing "one China" policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially alleviating concerns about a major shift in Washington's relations with Beijing. The White House and China's state broadcaster CCTV said the two spoke...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Republic of China People's Republic of China Chen Shui-bian China President of the United States Kuomintang One-China policy Hong Kong
Trump reaffirms “one China” policy in call with China’s Xi
President Donald Trump has reaffirmed America's long-standing "one China" policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially alleviating concerns about a major shift in Washington's relations with Beijing.
5 points by The Denver Post | Republic of China People's Republic of China Chen Shui-bian China President of the United States Kuomintang One-China policy Hong Kong
Trump sends cautious letter to Beijing in hopes of ‘constructive relationship,’ but no sign of call
In the first direct communication between the two leaders since his inauguration, US President Donald Trump has addressed China’s Xi Jinping in a letter stating the intention to develop “a constructive relationship.” There is still no sign of a phone call being set up, however. Read Full Article at
467 points by Russia Today | East China Sea People's Republic of China Taiwan United States Japan China Hong Kong President of the United States
Indies, Newcomers Dominate Hong Kong Film Award Nominations
Movies with the strongest local themes dominated the nominations for the Hong Kong Film Awards, with first feature “Soul Mate” by actor director Derek Tsang (aka Tsang Kwok-cheung) emerging on top. Nominations were announced Tuesday ahead of a ceremony set for April 9, shortly before the beginning of the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival.... Read more »
17 points by Variety | Academy Awards Academy Award 82nd Academy Awards Film Stephen Chow Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Gone with the Wind Hong Kong
Film Review: ‘Duckweed’
China's biggest literary celebrity Han Han's crowd-pleasing sophomore feature reworks "Back to the Future" to reflect wistfully on his country's rapid changes.
32 points by Variety | China People's Republic of China Automobile Hong Kong
Russian rooftopper skateboards & somersaults on ledge of Hong Kong skyscraper (VIDEO)
A Russian thrill seeker has come to the attention of police in Hong Kong after he skateboarded along the edge of a skyscraper in a death-defying stunt. Read Full Article at
705 points by Russia Today | Hong Kong Skyscraper Jackie Chan New York City Shanghai Burj Khalifa Guangzhou Stunt
Deleted postings about missing Chinese billionaire hint at tensions
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Scores of China social media postings about a well-connected billionaire who went missing from a Hong Kong hotel have been deleted, pointing to what appears to be heightened sensitivity in Beijing over the case of Xiao Jianhua.
-2 points by Reuters | People's Republic of China China Mainland China Hong Kong Qing Dynasty Chinese language Mainland Mandarin Chinese
How fakes define Asian design
Although Hong Kong's M+ museum only officially opens with the completion of its permanent building in 2019, it is already living up to its name and expectations.
44 points by CNN | Le Corbusier Taj Mahal Hong Kong Shiva Modernism Postmodernism Lighting Chandigarh
Stocks connected to billionaire missing in China fall
Ed AdamczykFeb. 3 (UPI) -- Stocks owned by the holding company of missing businessman Xiao Jianhua, believed abducted by Chinese police, fell sharply in trading Friday.
3 points by UPI | Hu Jintao United Press International Hong Kong Xi Jinping Economy of the People's Republic of China Communist state Zeng Qinghong Shanghai
China's African population declines amid slowdown, crackdown
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) - Dreams are fading in China for African traders like Mouhamadou Moustapha Dieng, who in 2003 was among the first wave of Africans to set up homes and companies in this port city and forge trading links between China and the African continent. Young African traders who ...
5 points by The Washington Times | Africa Senegal China African people People's Republic of China Hong Kong Atlantic slave trade African
Is China nervous about Hong Kong's recent election?
Beijing reiterates that calls for Hong Kong independence will not be tolerated.
708 points by Al Jazeera English | Hong Kong China Chinese language New Zealand British Empire People's Republic of China Research fellow Politics of Hong Kong
China tells US not to meddle in Hong Kong affairs after Washington bashes Beijing in new report
China has slammed a recent US Congressional report accusing Beijing of interfering in Hong Kong as “irresponsible,” while strongly objecting “to any foreign institutions intervening” in what it insists “are purely China’s internal affairs.” Read Full Article at
1251 points by Russia Today | Mainland China China People's Republic of China Hong Kong South China Sea Mainland Chinese language Foreign policy
Space capsules: Luxury for cheap in Hong Kong
Chinese entrepreneur Sandy Wong has opened a series of "space capsules" -- an alternative to traditional "cage homes" in Hong Kong, one of the world's most expensive real estate markets.
34 points by CNN | Hong Kong Asia Middle East Cantonese people World Bruce Lee Economy of the People's Republic of China Chinese language
RT shoots first-ever 360 video of MiG jet penetrating stratosphere at 2,000kph (EXCLUSIVE)
A Russian MiG-29 jet’s flight straight into the second layer of Earth’s atmosphere at hair-raising speed has been captured on a panoramic camera, providing one of a kind footage that is certain to send shivers down your spine. Read Full Article at
2424 points by Russia Today | South China Sea Image stitching English-language films Altitude Thermodynamics Hong Kong Fighter aircraft Atmosphere
Can 'luxury' cage homes fix Hong Kong's housing crisis?
Hong Kong is one of the most expensive places to live in the world, with the median property price 19 times the median annual household income.
518 points by CNN | Renting Hong Kong Apartment Rental agreement Hong Kong Island Victoria City Landlord Bedroom
Rubio wades into HK's fight against China
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has announced a bill aimed at buttressing Hong Kong's autonomy in the face of a Chinese administration increasingly bullish about interfering in the territory's affairs.
851 points by CNN | Hong Kong Law Human rights Democracy People's Republic of China Mainland China China Oath
Sinosphere: At Hong Kong Swearing-In, Some Lawmakers Pepper Their Oath With Jabs
The acts of defiance, directed at Beijing as some called for outright independence for the semiautonomous territory, seemed to augur a stormy legislative term.
258 points by The New York Times | Hong Kong People's Republic of China China Republic of China Chinese language Mainland China Legislation Legislature
China's interference in Hong Kong reaching alarming levels: U.S. congressional panel
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel has warned of an "alarming" rise in China's interference in Hong Kong, noting fears over the former British colony's continued role as a global financial hub.
220 points by Reuters | Hong Kong South China Sea People's Republic of China Mainland China China Thomson Reuters Reuters One country two systems