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In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

In this July 10, 2014 photo, tourists use a smart device to take photograph of themselves with the general view of Hong Kong at The Peak. AP FILE PHOTO

As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China girds for Typhoon Rammasun

A motorist (C) brave strong winds and rain as he travels along a highway as Typhoon Rammasun barrels across Manila on July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun shut down the Philippine capital on July 16 as authorities said the first major storm of the country's brutal rainy season claimed at least one life and forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Southern China and Vietnam were bracing Friday for the arrival of Typhoon Rammasun after the massive storm killed at least 54 people in the Philippines.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Heavy rains, landslides hit China, at least 45 die

People gather at the waterfront of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor Thursday, July 17, 2014. The Observatory has issued the strong wind signal No.3 as Typhoon Rammasun moves across the South China Sea towards western Guangdong and Hainan. AP

Heavy rains and landslides over the past week have killed at least 45 people in southern China and left 21 others missing, the country’s Ministry of Civil Affairs and an official said Thursday.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Messy protest shows rising HK fears about China


In a rare scene of disorder, Hong Kong authorities cleared out hundreds of protesters who blocked part of the city’s financial district early Wednesday, a high-profile reflection of rising anxiety over Beijing’s tightening grip on the little enclave of incomplete democracy at the southeastern edge of Communist China.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Police arrest 511 after big HK democracy rally

Tens of thousands of people fill in a street during a march at an annual protest in downtown Hong Kong Tuesday, July 1, 2014. AP

Hong Kong police have arrested more than 500 people holding a sit-in a day after tens of thousands in the former British colony joined a massive march to push for democracy.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »