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HK leader says cannot demand rights protection for 12 arrested by China

Sep 22 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong has no legal basis to demand that any particular rights be extended to 12 Hong Kong people detained in China as they tried to flee by boat and they will have to face the law there, the city's chief executive said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 3-Yum China falls 5.3% in Hong Kong share trading debut

Sep 10 2020

HONG KONG, Sept 10 Yum China Holdings Inc , the Chinese operator of KFC, closed its first Hong Kong trading session down 5.3% on Thursday, the worst performing debut in the city for a $1 billion plus company in more than a year.

SMIC shares sink, U.S. ban worries cloud China's hopes for chip self-sufficiency

Sep 07 2020

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG Shares of China's SMIC fell by over a fifth on Monday after news of potential U.S. sanctions against the chipmaker, wiping about HK$31 billion ($4 billion) off its market value and prompting analysts to predict doom if a ban is implemented.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-SMIC shares sink, US ban worries cloud China's hopes for chip self-sufficiency

Sep 07 2020

* SMIC "could go under" in few years if ban implemented - analyst

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong July retail sales plunge as spending, tourism evaporate

Sep 01 2020

* July retail sales value slides 23.1% y/y, 18th month of decline

Hong Kong June retail sales plunge 24.8% as spending, tourism evaporate

Jul 30 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's retail sales plunged 24.8% in June from a year earlier, falling for the 17th consecutive month as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on tourism and spending in the city.

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong June retail sales plunge 24.8% as spending, tourism evaporate

Jul 30 2020

* June retail sales value drops 24.8% y/y, 17th month of decline

New virus outbreak dashes hopes for quick Hong Kong economic recovery

Jul 29 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's long recession showed some signs of easing in the second quarter as coronavirus restrictions were lifted, but a quick recovery is now in doubt as a fresh wave of infections prompt the government to impose tough new health measures.

China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

Jul 08 2020

HONG KONG China opened its powerful national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-centre park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new headquarters. | Video

UPDATE 1-China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

Jul 07 2020

* Agents have powers and immunities beyond pre-existing laws (Adds comment from speech, details)

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