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Top Hong Kong Articles

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  • Balto. firm to build world's tallest indoor roller coaster in China

    Balto. firm to build world's tallest indoor roller coaster in China
    When it opens next year, the Great Mall of China near Beijing will be the biggest retail and entertainment center in the world, with 15 million square feet of shops, a theme park, a water park — and the world's tallest indoor roller coaster,...
  • Md. students lead nation in test gains over past 20 years

    Md. students lead nation in test gains over past 20 years
    Maryland students have made greater gains on national tests than their peers across the country and are catching up with students in top-performing nations in the world, according to a Harvard study released Monday. The state's students have been...
  • Hot spot: Hong Kong

    This week marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, and there's no better place to celebrate the start of the lunar calendar than in Hong Kong. 2009 is the year of the Ox -- people born under this sign include President Barack Obama. Hong Kong is one...
  • Feeding the world, poisoning the planet

    First of five articles AASEN, Netherlands -- Leopold Hendrick admits a visitor through the locked doors of the world's first bureaucracy dedicated to tracking and taxing animal waste, a kind of manure IRS. The government administrator apologizes for...
  • Protesters clash with police over Hong Kong election rules

    Protesters clashed with Hong Kong police Monday at a heated news conference about limits imposed by mainland Chinese authorities on the territory’s 2017 election. Demonstrators have promised a wave of civil disobedience in the semi-autonomous...
  • China Box Office: 'Dragon 2' Beats 'The Four 3'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG - "How To Train Your Dragon 2" flew off with the top spot at the Chinese box office for the second successive week. It enjoyed an excellent hold, shedding just 10% in its second week (albeit seven days, compared...
  • Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell Go 'Looking For Grace'

    HONG KONG - Richard Roxburgh ("Moulin Rouge," "Mission: Impossible II") and Radha Mitchell ("Olympus Has Fallen," "Silent Hill") take the lead roles in "Looking for Grace," an Australian drama now in production under director Sue Brooks ("Japanese Story")...
  • Foresight wins Goldman big role in China's preferred shares deals

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - As Chinese banks prepare to raise $55 billion in the country's first preferred share offers, foreign investment banks with experience in structuring such deals are ready to pounce on a potential $275 million in underwriting fees....
  • China fund defaults expose foreign partners to shadow banking risk

    SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Foreign joint venture partners of Chinese mutual fund companies fear they will have to bail out investors in one of the shadiest patches of China's shadow banking system, following two defaults by lightly regulated...
  • Taiwan Cable Firm China Network Systems to be Sold for $2.3 Billion

    HONG KONG -- China Network Systems, one of Taiwan's largest cable TV network operators, is to be sold for some $2.4 billion. A previous deal to sell the carrier was blocked by Taiwan's regulators, but analysts expect the new transaction to have a higher...
  • After food safety scares, China retailer offers baby milk insurance

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concern about food safety in China. Suning Commerce Group Ltd, which owns the Redbaby...
  • Int'l Festival Heads Criticize China Over Beijing Indie Event Closure

    HONG KONG -- More than a dozen international film festival heads have signed a petition denouncing the Chinese authorities' halting of the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival. The petition is signed by leading festival bosses including: Christoph...