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Plans to adopt Chinese civic education into the Hong Kong public school curriculum have sparked protests among residents, who claim it amounts to "brainwashing" impressionable young minds with pro-mainland propaganda.

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Hong Kong tycoons among five charged with corruptionupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 06:09:00

Two billionaire brothers who control Asia's biggest property development company have been charged with corruption, anti-bribery officials in Hong Kong said Friday.

Tycoon arrests rock Hong Kongupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 06:09:00

Sun Hung Kai shares plunge following arrest of company's co-chairmen in a major corruption probe in Hong Kong.

Private kitchens: Hong Kong's hidden treatupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 00:23:00

On the tenth floor of a commercial building in Hong Kong, the neon lit streets of the city's Lan Kwai Fong bar district below are replaced by Qing Dynasty antiques and the alluring waft of Chinese cuisine.

China's president goes to Hong Kongupdated: Sun Jul 01 2012 04:08:00

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Hong Kong for the 15th anniversary of the handover of the colony to Beijing.

Big fine for Hong Kong IPO sponsorupdated: Sun Apr 22 2012 23:05:00

Hong Kong's market regulator has hit the sponsor of a 2009 new listing with the biggest fine it has imposed to date in another sign of its crackdown on lax practices after a flood of problematic listings of businesses from China.

Ice age baby mammoth goes on display in Hong Kongupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 03:27:00

From the ice age to the modern age, a 42,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth debuted on the world stage in Hong Kong.

Titanic's last supper served in Hong Kong hotelupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 23:59:00

This weekend nostalgic diners with a big budget will be able to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by sampling the luxury liner's last menu -- as well as actual wine salvaged from the wreck.

Hong Kong's border war over 'green buffer'updated: Wed Apr 04 2012 23:24:00

Sandwiched between Hong Kong and Shenzhen -- two of the world's busiest metropolises -- lies a Cold War-era anomaly: a 26 square kilometer green zone that is home to isolated villages, fishponds and flocks of migratory birds.

Hong Kong property tycoons protest innocence after arrestsupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 06:48:00

Two of Hong Kong's biggest property tycoons who were arrested last week in connection with a corruption investigation protested their innocence on Tuesday.

Tycoon brothers arrested in Hong Kong corruption probeupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 17:57:00

Brothers Thomas and Raymond Kwok, who control Hong Kong's biggest property development company, Sun Hung Kai, have been arrested for suspected corruption, authorities said Thursday.

Hong Kong court overturns ruling allowing maids to seek residencyupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 13:38:00

The Hong Kong Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a historic ruling that would have allowed overseas maids to seek permanent resident status in the affluent Chinese territory.

Hong Kong maids vow to fight court rulingupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 13:38:00

A Hong Kong Court denies domestic workers the right to apply for permanent residency. CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.

Hong Kong's new chief executiveupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 23:26:00

As CY Leung is elected Hong Kong's new CEO, Anna Coren finds out how much influence China had in the election.

Hong Kong appoints new leader updated: Sun Mar 25 2012 23:26:00

Protesters pushed their way past police in rowdy scenes as elite members of Hong Kong's Election Committee decided the city-state's next chief executive.

Race for Hong Kong's top job promises dramaupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 22:42:00

Elections to select Hong Kong's top official, known as the Chief Executive, are supposed to be predictable.

Hong Kong election dramaupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 22:42:00

Drama and controversy plagues Hong Kong election process. CNN's Anna Coren reports on why Beijing is so concerned.

Hong Kong's concrete jungle amplifies city's radiationupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 22:25:00

When Pieter Franken visited Hong Kong one of the first things he did was measure the level of radiation in his hotel room.

Hong Kong's horse racing legacyupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 05:05:00

CNN's Andrew Stevens looks at the the long and distinguished history of horse racing in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong newspaper ad rails against Chinese 'invasion'updated: Tue Feb 07 2012 21:54:00

Tensions between Hong Kong residents and visitors from mainland China ratcheted up Wednesday, after a full-page advertisement decrying a so-called invasion of "locusts" from across the border appeared in a local newspaper.

Does honesty pay? Ask a cabbieupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 04:13:00

An honest taxi driver and forgetful passenger have left Hong Kong police trying to sort out who has a rightful claim on more than $250,000 in cash left in the back of a cab.

Deadly market fire in Hong Kongupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 10:56:00

Several people were killed in a fire at Hong Kong's Ladies' Market. CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.

Nine dead in fire at popular Hong Kong marketupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 10:56:00

The death toll from a deadly fire that swept through a popular tourist market in Hong Kong Wednesday morning has risen to nine, officials have said.

Hong Kong's hot market in 'haunted' housesupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 02:35:00

For sale: Hong Kong apartment with sweeping sea views and three rooms, all signs of a recent grisly murder in the bathroom eliminated, will take offers between 15-20% below market value.

Delayed passengers stage plane sit-in for refundupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 06:00:00

A nearly 9-hour flight delay turned into a standoff at Hong Kong airport Wednesday, with passengers refusing to leave the plane for 5-hours until the airline agreed to higher compensation.

Hong Kong fights to find space for the deadupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 22:20:00

Yu Ying Ho sits on the floor of his funeral goods shop surrounded by everything you could possibly want when you're dead.

Discover Hong Kong's real wild sideupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 04:34:00

Shopping and eating; Hong Kong's two main pursuits.

Hong Kong's iconic harbor opens for swimmersupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 22:20:00

Bo Man-Hong is sipping tea after his morning swim in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor.

Covert peepers try to skirt Hong Kong policeupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 23:45:00

Three weeks ago, a man behaving strangely in a city subway station in Hong Kong attracted the attention of police, fearing he may be a terrorist plotting a train attack.

Investigation under way into airliners' near-collision over Hong Kongupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 11:35:00

An investigation is under way into a previously unrevealed incident last week in which two jetliners nearly collided over Hong Kong, aviation authorities said Tuesday.

Hong Kong's bun fightupdated: Wed May 11 2011 20:10:00

Each year competitors fight it out for the most buns at the Cheung Chau Bun Carnival in Hong Kong.

Feeling Hong Kong's property boomupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 05:03:00

The city has some of the world most expensive property, but construction rattles the city's most exclusive districts.

Hong Kong: A property boom you can feelupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 05:03:00

In Hong Kong you can feel the current property boom.

Hong Kong bans Japanese food imports as concerns over radiation mountupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 10:10:00

Hong Kong suspended food and milk imports from five prefectures in Japan on Wednesday after radiation was detected in vegetable imports at the city's international airport.

Small fish, big business: Asia's billion dollar live reef fish tradeupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 21:16:00

In Hong Kong, where factory space is stacked in skyscrapers, the 15th floor of an industrial block houses vast tanks in which thousands of rare fish swim under the eerie, purple glow of UV lights.

Hong Kong authorities seize 290 kilograms of cocaineupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 10:27:00

Some 290 kilograms (639 pounds) of "high-grade cocaine" was discovered in a shipping container at a Hong Kong terminal, the government said in a statement Wednesday.

Hong Kong diagnoses first human bird flu case in 7 yearsupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 06:13:00

The first human case of bird flu in seven years has been diagnosed in Hong Kong, health officials said Thursday, urging the public to take precautions.

Mainland shoppers get Hong Kong bargainsupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 21:11:00

Shoppers from mainland China travel to Hong Kong to avoid rising prices. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports.

CNNMoney: Stocks end higher as Fed signals more aidupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 16:53:00

Stocks recovered from earlier losses to close higher Tuesday after meeting minutes suggested the Federal Reserve will act soon to provide additional support for the economy.

Celebrating Nobel, woman arrested for splashing champagneupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 05:51:00

A woman celebrating the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident has been charged with assault for accidentally splashing champagne on a security guard outside the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong.

Journalists under scrutiny after Philippine bus standoffupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 11:26:00

Philippine media are getting a hard look as authorities investigate the fatally bungled rescue of tourists in a bus standoff last month.

Maersk to switch to less polluting fuelupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 09:39:00

CNN's Andrew Stevens talks with Maersk's North Asia CEO about a new fuel alternative for its vessels.

Ship firm floats plan to cut Hong Kong smogupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 09:39:00

Many Hong Kong residents blame factories in Southern China for the heavy pollution that hangs over the city, but local polluters are also to blame, including the ships that regularly pass through waters close to the congested city.

Hong Kong issues Philippine warningupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 06:07:00

Hong Kong's government has issued a warning to tourists to leave the Philippines. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports.

Hong Kong angry, sad at handling of Manila siegeupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 06:07:00

The hostage crisis in Manila that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead has generated sorrow and anger as well as raised many questions over the handling of the situation by the Filipino authorities.

Hong Kong's minimum wage debateupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 07:24:00

With Hong Kong close to passing its first minimum wage, CNN's Eunice Yoon looks at the debate over the city's pay floor.

Hong Kong lawmakers debate minimum wageupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 07:24:00

Hong Kong lawmakers resumed debate Wednesday on a bill that may result in the region's first statutory minimum wage.

6 killed at amusement park in Chinaupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 06:58:00

An accident on a ride at a Chinese amusement park has left six dead, and several more injured, Chinese media agencies reported Tuesday.

Hong Kong begins electoral reform debateupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 08:09:00

Lawmakers in Hong Kong are set to vote on a plan that sets the pace of democratic reform, as CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.

Hong Kong begins electoral reform debateupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 13:10:00

Protesters on Wednesday rallied outside Hong Kong's Legislative Council as lawmakers began debate over an electoral reform package that may determine the Chinese territory's political future.

iPad in Hong Kong before global releaseupdated: Thu May 27 2010 03:09:00's Kevin Voigt goes behind the scenes of Hong Kong's "gray market" sales of iPads.

My heritage: My liberation and my limitationupdated: Thu May 13 2010 11:08:00

My father pulled out an old cigar box, held closed by several long rubber bands. I was 8 years old and knew that this box had come with us from Hong Kong and therefore must be very important, because we had been able to bring so little with us.

CNN reporter's favorite Hong Kong spotsupdated: Fri May 07 2010 07:42:00

Kristie Lu Stout zips all around the globe on assignment for CNN, but she doesn't have to go far to enjoy first-class cuisine, gaze at a world-famous skyline or walk the streets of a beautiful metropolis.

Hong Kong's record cocaine bustupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 11:37:00

While investigating a missing persons report, Hong Kong police discover $43.4 million worth of cocaine.

iPad hits Hong Kong -- before global releaseupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 12:11:00

The iPad may have exclusively launched in the United States on Saturday, but by Monday hundreds were available in the stores of Hong Kong -- thanks to the city's laissez faire retail laws and the work of traders such as Ronald Leung.

Intense pollution fouls Hong Kong airupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 12:16:00

Air pollution at or near record levels in Hong Kong on Monday was caused by a sandstorm from northern China, environmental officials said.

Johnnie To: Shooting Hong Kongupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 01:59:00

When choosing a career, Johnnie To considered becoming a policeman. However more than three decades after accepting a job at a TV station he's still shooting the Hong Kong underbelly but from behind a camera.

Hong Kong's 'milkshake murderer' to get retrialupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 02:46:00

An American woman called the "milkshake murderer" after she was found guilty of killing her husband in a case that rocked Hong Kong's expatriate community had her conviction thrown out Thursday by Hong Kong's highest appeals court.

Rusal shares plunge on Hong Kong debutupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 09:46:00

UC Rusal, the aluminium group controlled by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, on Wednesday fell sharply on its Hong Kong trading debut following the company's long struggle to come to market.

Russian IPO in Hong Kongupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 09:46:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on the controversy surrounding Hong Kong's first IPO by a Russian company.

Arrest made in HK acid attacksupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 19:27:00

Police in Hong Kong arrest two suspects over a series of acid attacks that have terrorized the city.

Arrests over Hong Kong acid attackupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 19:27:00

Hong Kong police said they had arrested two men in connection with an acid attack that injured six people last month.

Acid attacks are 'easy' in Hong Kongupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 16:44:00

Another mysterious acid attack took place during the weekend in Hong Kong. It was the sixth such incident in the past year.

Acid attacker remains at largeupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 16:44:00

Mysterious acid attacks keep occurring in Hong Kong. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports on the sixth attack in the past year.

Hong Kong acid attacker remains at largeupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 15:50:00

The acid thrower who has terrorized Hong Kong over the last year remained at large Monday after a man arrested in connection with an attack at a popular tourist spot was ruled out as a suspect.

Q&A: Acid attacks around the worldupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 13:39:00

Police in Hong Kong are searching for a man they believe was responsible for the latest acid attack on a popular tourist spot.

30 injured in Hong Kong acid attackupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 09:19:00

Police in Hong Kong said they have arrested one man in connection with an acid attack that injured 30 people at a popular tourist haunt Saturday night.

Spending big in Hong Kongupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 15:36:00

Mainland Chinese flock to high-end stores in Hong Kong to spend bucks. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports.

Chinese cash inflates Hong Kong property pricesupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 15:36:00

The most coveted property on Hong Kong island is called "The Peak," overlooking the city's stunning Victoria Harbor.

Hong Kong: Welcome to wine country?updated: Tue Nov 03 2009 03:24:00

When you think of a winery, you probably imagine the bucolic Napa Valley or the dangling vineyard grapes in French wine country.

Hong Kong opens first wineryupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 03:24:00

Hong Kong opens its first winery, despite having no vineyards or land. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports.

When fact meets fiction, the cases are harder to solveupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 10:24:00

The saying goes that life imitates art. But that's the last thing you want when you write crime fiction. You never want to see the things you write about mirrored back to you in real life.

Hong Kong apartment sets new record priceupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 08:01:00

A Hong Kong property developer has sold a duplex apartment for a world record price, less than three months after the territory technically emerged from recession.

Dating for quick cashupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 04:08:00

Some young girls in Hong Kong spend time with older men for a fee. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports

Girls sell sex in Hong Kong to earn shopping moneyupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 04:08:00

She doesn't want to be identified, except by her nickname "Sze," and she has a secret past. Her father doesn't know what she did as a 16-year-old, and she hopes he never finds out. But Sze, now 19, wants young girls to hear her story so they never make the same mistake.

Hong Kong acid attack injures 11updated: Mon Sep 07 2009 02:53:00

Eleven people were injured when a man threw acid during an altercation Sunday in a bustling market district, the fourth such attack in Hong Kong this year.

Photos: Hong Kong drug addicts recover at schoolupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 22:33:00

Ketamine has become the drug of choice among young people, as the number of people under 21 taking drugs has surged 57 percent in the last four years in Hong Kong, said Commissioner for Narcotics, Sally Wong.

Blog: Is Hong Kong eco-trendy or eco-serious?updated: Tue Jul 07 2009 08:20:00

A plastic bag levy, a total indoor smoking ban and skyscrapers shutting the lights off? There has been a flurry of environmentally-friendly activity in Hong Kong over the past few weeks.

Hong Kong acid attackupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 22:42:00

Emergency personnel treat acid attack victims in Hong Kong after a bottle of acid was tossed from atop a building.

Hong Kong remembers Tiananmenupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 14:56:00

Remembering the protests at Tiananmen Square, CNN's Pauline Chiou reports from a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong, China.

Hunt for accidental millionaires focuses on Hong Kongupdated: Sat May 23 2009 10:04:00

Police hunting for a New Zealand couple who allegedly fled the country after a bank mistakenly paid them $NZ10 million ($6 million) believe they traveled to Hong Kong.

Global manhunt for accidental millionaires focuses on Hong Kongupdated: Fri May 22 2009 07:36:00

Police hunting for a New Zealand couple who fled the country after a bank mistakenly paid them $NZ10 million (US$6 million) believe they traveled to Hong Kong.

Acid attack injures 30 in Hong Kongupdated: Sun May 17 2009 04:26:00

Thirty people were treated for burns after they were hit with two bottles of acid Saturday at a Hong Kong shopping district, police said.

Rebuilding after devastationupdated: Thu May 14 2009 21:52:00

CNN's John Vause reports on the remarkable progress of a village in China flattened by an earthquake just a year ago.

Deadliest pandemics of the 20th centuryupdated: Wed May 13 2009 07:41:00

The World Health Organization has called the swine flu outbreak spreading around the world a "public health emergency of international concern."

Swine flu sourceupdated: Wed May 13 2009 07:41:00

As cases of swine flu spark global concern, Dr. Gupta travels to Mexico City, the epicenter of this outbreak.

Hong Kong quarantine liftedupdated: Mon May 11 2009 04:14:00

Hotel guests are relieved to be freed after being quarantined due to the swine flu outbreak. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports

Hong Kong hotel guests freed from flu quarantineupdated: Mon May 11 2009 04:14:00

Waving and cheering like survivors of some kind of disaster, 200 guests of a Hong Kong business hotel who were confined for a week due to a swine flu scare left the building Friday.

Hong Kong hotel guests remain in quarantineupdated: Thu May 07 2009 22:17:00

The mood at Hong Kong's Metropark Hotel was subdued Thursday -- but only because most of the guests were in their rooms nursing hangovers from a night of partying the evening before.

Outbreak bad luck for one Hong Kong businessupdated: Tue May 05 2009 03:44:00

In the world of business -- where book titles like "Only the Paranoid Survive" thrive -- successful executives hope for the best but plan for the worst.

1 swine flu case leads to 340 quarantines in Hong Kongupdated: Tue May 05 2009 00:56:00

In Hong Kong, where the alert level has been raised to "emergency" after reporting its first case of swine flu, authorities are trying to keep the H1N1 virus from spreading through the metropolis of 7 million people through quarantine, stepped-up border measures and surveillance.

Swine flu quarantineupdated: Mon May 04 2009 20:42:00

Several people are currently under quarantine in a Hong Kong hotel amid fears of swine flu. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.

Hundreds isolated in Hong Kong hotelupdated: Mon May 04 2009 20:42:00

Hundreds of guests and staff were under quarantine at a hotel in China on Saturday after a guest there contracted the H1N1 virus.

Hong Kong may provide answers to disease threatupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 14:54:00

Watching the news out of Mexico is causing a case of déjà vu for Dr. Lo Wing-Luk.

Can Hong Kong build bigger, higher, greener?updated: Mon Apr 06 2009 00:14:00

Standing on a turfed roof garden of an old Chinese building, property developer Amil Khan surveys the ever-changing skyline of Hong Kong.

Part 1: Hong Kong to Pingyaoupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 11:55:00

The KCR train sped north through Hong Kong's New Territories, on its way to the city's border town crossing with mainland China.

Workers walk out of Hong Kong's PCCWupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 01:05:00

Hundreds of workers from one of Hong Kong's largest telecommunications companies stormed out of work Tuesday, chanting protests about possible job cuts.

Economy's effect on toysupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 01:42:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on the ailing Asian toy market.

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