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Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong due to Omicron fears

Thousands of passengers are being held on a cruise ship in Hong Kong for coronavirus testing after health authorities said nine passengers were linked...

Hong Kong bans flights from UK for two weeks

Hong Kong authorities have announced a two-week ban on flights from the UK and seven other countries and held 2,500 passengers on a cruise...

Danish artist seeks return of Tiananmen Square memorial sculpture

A Danish artist is seeking to get back his sculpture in Hong Kong commemorating the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown as a...

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum shuts down amid investigation

A Hong Kong museum commemorating China’s deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests has closed just three days after opening. Hong Kong was the last place...

Hong Kong police arrest eight over university protest

Hong Kong authorities on Monday arrested eight people in connection with an unauthorised protest at a university campus last month, police and local media...

Pro-democracy Hong Kong activist plans to go into exile in Britain

A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and former politician said that he will move to Britain in exile. “I hereby announce that I will go into...

Hong Kong disqualifies four pro-democracy legislators

Hong Kong has disqualified four pro-democracy legislators, after Beijing passed a resolution that would allow the local government to remove politicians from their positions...

700-year-old Chinese scroll sells for £30.5 million in Hong Kong

A 700-year-old Chinese painted scroll from the Yuan Dynasty fetched 306.6 million Hong Kong dollars (£30.5 million) at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The...

Hong Kong police arrest 289 at protests over elections delay

More than 280 people have been arrested at protests against the government’s decision to postpone elections for Hong Kong’s legislature. The elections were to have...

Mass testing programme for Covid-19 begins in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has begun a voluntary mass-testing programme for coronavirus as part of a strategy to break the chain of transmission in the city’s...

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