Hong Kong

Hong Kong develops rapid detection method for coronavirus

HONG KONG, March 5 (Xinhua) -- A Hong Kong biotechnology company said it has successfully developed a rapid detection method for novel coronavirus that is highly accurate and sensitive and can help detect patients who are still in incubation period or asymptomatic. Albert Yu, chairman of the...

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 11:45am

Man charged with insulting Chinese flag, denied bail in Hong Kong

A man arrested for arson and burning a Chinese national flag during last weekend's protests near the Hong Kong International Airport appeared in court on Saturday and was denied bail. The 22-year-old man was arrested for setting a Chinese national flag, banners, water-filled barriers and...

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 7:47am

1,140 arrested over violence in Hong Kong since June: police

The Hong Kong police arrested 23 people over charges of assaulting police officers and possession of offensive weapons in police's operation Monday, a police spokesman said on Tuesday. Kong Wing-cheung, senior superintendent of the Hong Kong police's public relations branch, told a media...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 8:24am

Hong Kong: Three group leaders advocating "independence" detained: police

Three leaders of political groups advocating "Hong Kong's independence," Joshua Wong Chi-fung, Agnes Chow Ting and Andy Chan Ho-tin, have been detained, Hong Kong police confirmed Friday. Wong was arrested at around 7:30 a.m. Friday en route to the South Horizons MTR station,...

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:36am

Hong Kong protests turn violent, several policemen injured

HONG KONG, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Protests turned violent in Tsuen Wan, in the western New Territories of Hong Kong, on Sunday as radical protesters hurled petrol bombs at police officers and brutally assaulted them. Several police officers were injured after they were attacked by rioters while...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 9:08am

Brutalities at Hong Kong airport resemble acts of terrorism

Violent protesters staged a shameful episode of sheer violence and brutality in full public view and broadcast on live television at the Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday. At about 8 p.m., a group of protesters detained a traveler they claimed to be an undercover police officer from the...

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 8:39am

Hong Kong extradition: Police and protesters clash

Hong Kong police have used pepper spray and batons to stop protesters storming parliament amid growing anger over a controversial extradition bill. Protesters have blocked key roads around government buildings and threw bricks and projectiles at police. The government is still pushing for the...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 11:07am

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed six years for rioting, assaulting police

A former rising star in Hong Kong’s radical youth opposition was sentenced to 6 years in jail on Monday for rioting and assaulting police, one of the city’s harshest sentences against a democracy activist in recent years. Edward Leung, 27, one of the leaders of a movement advocating...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 8:27am