Oil tanker catches fire off Hong Kong

At least one person has died after an oil tanker caught fire off Hong Kong. IMAGES

Paragliding popularity soars as Hong Kongers seek urban release

Hong Kong is renowned for its skyscrapers and dense housing blocks but the steep mountains that crown the southern Chinese city offer a wealth of outdoor opportunities including paragliding. The sport is catching on, giving people a chance to escape the dense urban sprawl below.

Hong Kong democracy camp kicks off 2019 with protests

Hong Kong’s embattled democracy advocates, along with pro-independence demonstrators, kick off 2019 with a large street rally.

Four killed as Hong Kong schoolbus mounts pavement

Four people are killed after a schoolbus mounted a pavement in a crowded Hong Kong neighbourhood, trapping passers-by underneath and injuring 10.

HK businessman guilty of bribery in NYC

(5 Dec 2018) A Hong Kong businessman was convicted of bribing the presidents of Chad and Uganda to secure oil rights for a Chinese company. Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho was found guilty of seven of eight counts including conspiracy and money laundering. (Dec. 5)

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Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong coach crash: police

Five people were killed and 32 injured after a coach carrying Cathay Pacific staff to Hong Kong’s airport collided with a taxi, with passengers thrown from the coach’s windows on impact.

This Man Claims He Helped Make The World’s First Genetically Edited Babies (HBO)

Speaking publicly for the first time in Hong Kong, Chinese researcher He Jiankui revealed a second genetically edited pregnancy is underway. VICE News talks to a bioethicist about the recent headline alleging the first successful use of human genetic editing.

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2nd possible gene-edited pregnancy reported

(28 Nov 2018) A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway. Researcher He Jiankui spoke publicly for the first time about the controversial experiment in Hong Kong. (Nov. 28)

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