Hong Kong

  • HSBC marks muted 150th birthday party with grain of rice sculptures

    HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L) toned down celebrations for its 150th anniversary on Tuesday, centering events on Hong Kong where it was founded, after being rocked by allegations its Swiss unit helped clients dodge taxes. Celebrations include a light show beneath its Norman Foster-designed Hong Kong…

  • Macau casino revenue plunges by half in February

    Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday, according to a report Tuesday. Data ...

    Associated Press
  • Macau Feb gaming revenue slumps record 49 pct as rich Chinese stay away

    Gambling revenue in Macau, the world's biggest gaming hub, plunged by a record 49 percent in February, as wealthy players shied away from China's only legal casino hub following the economic slowdown and Beijing's crackdown on conspicuous spending. Revenue fell for the ninth consecutive month to…

  • ‘Selma’ Premieres in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s Occupy Central pro-democracy leaders attended the local premiere of the Oscar-winning movie, saying they found meaning and inspiration in Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for civil rights. The WSJ’s Dean Napolitano reports.

    WSJ Live
  • Micro Week 2015: Witness the Transforming Feats of 15 Small, Adjustable Homes

    These transforming apartments alter their layouts before our very eyes, making them appear much roomier than their diminutive square footage would suggest. From Berlin to Hong Kong, these creative spaces come with mobile library stacks, retractable plywood furniture, and...

  • What Are Chinese Tourists Buying In Japan?

    In a column published in Barron's magazine last weekend, I argued that we should skip Hong Kong and Macau and look into Japan for Chinese tourism plays. Over the same period, fewer Chinese visited Hong Kong than in the year before. Once the final figures are tabulated, Japan is expected to have…

  • Singapore still the world's most expensive city

    Singapore kept its title as the world's most expensive city for the second consecutive year, the Economist Intelligence Unit said in a new survey.

  • Alibaba to establish $318m Taiwan startup fund

    ​Alibaba Group plans to launch a NT$10 billion ($318 million) not-for-profit venture capital fund aimed at supporting startups and young entrepreneurs in Taiwan.

  • Hong Kong Film Festival Unveils Lineup

    Sylvia Chang's 'Murmur of the Hearts' will open, Philip Yung's 'Port of Call' will close the festival's 39th edition, which will also put a spotlight on German and Israeli cinema.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric

    BEIJING (AP) — Western values are a "ticket to hell," a newspaper published by China's Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil.

    Associated Press
  • Castle First Look: Can Linda Park's Hong Kong Cop Outgun Beckett?

    Castle‘s Stana Katic and guest star Linda Park (Star Trek: Enterprise) put on quite a gun show in the first photos from the ABC drama’s next episode. Park also exhibits a fancy bit of footwork, as well. In “Hong Kong Hustle,” airing March 16, Castle and Beckett team up with a competitive,…

  • Japanese novelist Murakami says HK democracy protests not in vain

    Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami says he regrets that Hong Kong's democracy protests did not bring the changes demanded by demonstrators, but their actions were not in vain. The writer made the remarks on Monday in his online agony uncle column, responding to a question from a 22-year-old woman…

  • Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over democracy protests

    Three Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers were arrested and then released Monday over their involvement in mass protests for free elections, the latest targets of a police probe campaigners say is tantamount to intimidation. Albert Ho and Helena Wong, both of the Democratic Party, and lawmaker…