A US FinCen leak shows JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon moved illicit funds for nearly two decades even after being prosecuted or convicted for financial misconduct.
Tuesday’s Hong Kong IPO of Nongfu Spring made Zhong, the unassuming founder of China’s largest bottled water company, the second richest person in the country.
While street protests have largely lost momentum, anti-government and anti-Beijing sentiment persists, with China's offer of mass coronavirus testing for Hong Kong residents prompting calls for a boycott amid public distrust.
As European criticism of China mounts over human rights, will there be an increasing political price to pay for economic engagement?
Lam Cheuk-ting, Ted Hui and at least 14 others have been detained over protests last year, triggered by the government's decision to pass an extradition bill allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China to stand trial.
More than a day after his arrest under China's newly imposed national security law in Hong Kong, the anti-Beijing figure was released to the cheers of his supporters.
The pro-democracy media mogul Lai and activist Chow are the highest profile arrests made under Beijing’s sweeping national security law.
Lai owns the group which publishes anti-Beijing paper Apple Daily. His arrest marks the first time the law is being used against Hong Kong's news media.
Beijing's retaliatory move follows Washington's accusations against 11 Hong Kong officials of suppressing "freedom and democratic processes" in the financial hub, including city leader Carrie Lam.
The coronavirus pandemic has now infected over 19.8 million people and has killed more than 730,000. Here are the latest updates for August 9:
Washington has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other top officials, prompting a sharp rebuke from Beijing.
As well as Carrie Lam, the sanctions target Hong Kong Police commissioner Chris Tang and his predecessor Stephen Lo; John Lee Ka-chiu, Hong Kong's secretary of security, and Teresa Cheng, the justice secretary.
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