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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...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested on suspicion of collusion with foreign powers, his aide said, in the highest-profile use yet...

US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

The US has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, Carrie Lam, accusing them of roles in squashing...

Hong Kong government postpones elections, citing coronavirus

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the postponement of highly-anticipated legislative elections by a year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the...

Hong Kong disqualifies 12 opposition candidates from election

At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates have been disqualified from elections taking place in September. Authorities said the candidates, who include high-profile activist Joshua...

Hong Kong sees opening of Beijing national security office

Beijing’s national security office has opened in Hong Kong, just over a week after China’s central government imposed a tough new law on the...

UK grants asylum to former Hong Kong consulate worker

An ex-employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been granted political asylum in what he believes is the first successful case of...

Hong Kong protest marks anniversary of violent police clash

Thousands of people across Hong Kong have sung protest songs and marched to mark the one-year anniversary of a clash with police outside the...

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