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  1. April 25, 2012

    Hong Kong moves to limit mainland births

    The Hong Kong government on Wednesday announced that private hospitals in the city would next year stop taking bookings from...

  2. April 18, 2012

    Hong Kong leader plans economic shift

    Hong Kong’s incoming chief executive says his government will play a bigger role in the economy, in a departure from the...

  1. April 18, 2012

    Hong Kong: a majority to accommodate

    Early in his ill-fated campaign to become Hong Kong’s chief executive, Henry Tang told the city’s young people to stop...

  2. March 29, 2012

    Arrests shatter benign Kwok image

    There is plenty of vitriol aimed at property tycoons in Hong Kong, where the world’s most expensive house prices have...

  3. March 28, 2012

    Hong Kong is bringing democracy to China

    Thanks to the votes of 689 people, Leung Chun-ying will be the next leader of Hong Kong. That’s not much of a mandate in a...

  4. The World

    March 7, 2012

    Fine wine gives Hong Kong's politicians a hangover

    Hong Kong is a city in the grip of an obsession. The city’s wealthy elite are fixated by fine wines. The wine-drinking...

  5. beyondbrics

    February 29, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Banks borrow €530bn from ECB scheme * Indian economic growth slips to 6.1% * StanChart: east Asia drives record gains *...

  6. February 29, 2012

    Hong Kong’s Tsang faces corruption probe

    Hong Kong’s anti-corruption watchdog has launched an investigation into Donald Tsang, the territory’s chief executive,...

  7. February 17, 2012

    Wine spills on Beijing’s favoured candidate

    Beijing’s hopes of orchestrating next month’s election for Hong Kong’s chief executive were unravelling on Friday, undone by...

  8. January 24, 2012

    China breaks 30-year tradition with Davos

    China will break with a 30-year tradition by not sending high-level officials to the World Economic Forum at Davos, which...

  9. September 28, 2011

    Hong Kong succession takes shape as Tang quits

    Hong Kong’s top civil servant Henry Tang resigned on Wednesday, saying he was considering standing for election next March...

  10. beyondbrics

    September 14, 2011

    London headlines

    * ‘Brics’ to debate possible eurozone aid * ADB reduces China growth estimate * Nokia hits at India low wage claims * ADB...

  11. August 17, 2011

    Beijing expands support for Hong Kong

    China’s vice-premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday announced measures intended to boost Hong Kong’s pre-eminence as China’s...

  12. July 1, 2011

    HK protest over high property prices

    Thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets on Friday to protest against high property prices and an erosion of their...

  13. June 17, 2011

    Hong Kong property: ‘quite frightening’

    It is never reassuring when a chief executive admits to being scared. But Hong Kong's Donald Tsang is right: the cost of...

  14. FT Alphaville

    November 10, 2010

    HK plans minimum wage to tackle income gap

    Hong Kong has taken a major step away from its trademark laissez-faire approach to the economy after proposing a minimum...

  15. November 10, 2010

    HK plans minimum wage to tackle income gap

    Hong Kong has taken a major step away from its trademark laissez-faire approach to the economy after proposing a minimum...

  16. FT Alphaville

    October 13, 2010

    Hong Kong to limit property investment immigration

    Hong Kong has suspended offering residency rights to investors who buy property in the city as the government tries to curb...

  17. October 13, 2010

    Hong Kong to limit property investment immigration

    Hong Kong has suspended offering residency rights to investors who buy property in the city as the government tries to curb...

  18. August 26, 2010

    Manila tragedy shows HK communication gap

    The Hong Kong chief executive normally gets his calls returned. But on Monday, as television stations broadcast a hostage...

  19. June 22, 2010

    China concession in Hong Kong spurs reform plan

    Hong Kong is set to take a small step towards democracy this week after Beijing made a rare move to bargain with the city's...

  20. June 21, 2010

    China concession in HK spurs reform plan

    Hong Kong is set to take a small step towards democracy this week after Beijing made a rare move to bargain with the city’s...

  21. June 18, 2010

    Auctions: China uncorks the market

    In June 2000, Hong Kong’s then financial secretary, Donald Tsang, held a seminar on the city’s aspirations to “serve as the...

  22. June 9, 2010

    A boost to equality or a drag on business?

    Every time a proposal surfaced for a minimum wage in Hong Kong, Tommy Cheung, the legislator representing the catering...

  23. January 27, 2010

    Rusal’s long road to Hong Kong

    The path to a listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange does not normally run through Government House, the former British...

  24. January 15, 2010

    Hong Kong anti-rail protest gathers steam

    It began as a simple dispute over a scheme to drive an $8.6bn rail line through a small village near Hong Kong’s border with...

  25. January 2, 2010

    Thousands demand Hong Kong poll reform

    Thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong yesterday demanding universal suffrage by 2012, in the strongest display yet of...

  26. January 1, 2010

    Thousands demand HK poll reform

    Thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong on Friday demanding universal suffrage by 2012, in the strongest display yet of...

  27. December 18, 2009

    Rusal close to landmark IPO in Hong Kong

    UC Rusal, the Russian aluminium group controlled by Oleg Deripaska, is close to removing the last big obstacle to its...

  28. December 17, 2009

    Rusal moves closer to $2bn Hong Kong listing

    UC Rusal, the Russian aluminium group controlled by Oleg Deripaska, is close to removing the last big obstacle to its...

  29. December 3, 2009

    Hong Kong tiptoes towards democracy

    Is the dream of democracy in Hong Kong a psychedelic fantasy? That is what may be implied by the choice of LSD as the...

  30. December 2, 2009

    Hong Kong tiptoes towards democracy

    Is the dream of democracy in Hong Kong a psychedelic fantasy? That is what may be implied by the choice of LSD as the...

  31. October 15, 2009

    Hong Kong flat sets new record price

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

  32. July 1, 2009

    Demonstrators mark Hong Kong anniversary

    Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents took to the streets on Wednesday to march over issues ranging from democratic...

  33. June 16, 2009

    Chui to become Macao chief

    Fernando Chui will automatically become the next chief executive of Macao, the smaller of China’s two special administrative...

  34. June 11, 2009

    Swine flu forces HK schools to close

    Hong Kong will close all primary schools and kindergartens for two weeks starting Friday as more people in the territory...

  35. May 20, 2009

    HK monetary chief to quit

    Hong Kong's government has announced that Joseph Yam, head of the de facto central bank, will step down on October 1 after...

  36. May 19, 2009

    Hong Kong bank chief to step down

    Hong Kong’s government on Tuesday announced that Joseph Yam, head of the territory’s de facto central bank would step down...

  37. April 22, 2009

    Yuan for all?

    Exhibit A: China sets up renminbi currency swaps with six nations. Exhibit B: the State Council announces plans to allow...

  38. April 6, 2009

    HK chief warns of 'grave' economic test

    Hong Kong is facing its gravest economic test since the second world war and is prepared to adopt an aggressive mid-year...

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