Hong Kong

Telefonica sells UK phone operator O2 to Hutchison Whampoa

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:54AM UTC

LONDON (AP) — European cell phone operator Telefonica says it has reached an agreement to sell its British business, O2, to Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa for 10.25 billion pounds ($15.24 billion).

Hong Kong airport gets green light for $18bn third runway

By Wed, Mar 18, 2015 12:47PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong government gave final approval for a third runway at the Asian financial center’s airport, aiming to meet surging growth in passengers and air cargo.

Asiana flight to SKorea returns to Hong Kong due to wrong passenger

By Mon, Mar 16, 2015 6:43PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An Asiana Airlines plane has returned to Hong Kong after finding a wrong passenger was aboard the aircraft.

Twitter opens Hong Kong office, targets China’s ‘big advertisers’

By Mon, Mar 16, 2015 11:57AM UTC

Only a few days after setting up shop in Indonesia, Twitter made a comeback in China, too. On Tuesday last week, the company opened a one-man office in Hong Kong, a tiny corner of the People’s Republic where Western social media are allowed to function freely.

China’s ‘rice cooker bro’ makes it home at last

By Sun, Mar 15, 2015 11:44AM UTC

After being swindled out of RMB11,000 (US$1,757), going one month without a decent meal, and eating scraps from a rice cooker in a Hong Kong airport, Wu Jiayong’s troubled journey has ended happily.