Jose Manuel Perez faces two counts of smuggling, each of which carries up to 20 years in prison, and one of wildlife trafficking, which carries a maximum five-year jail term.
70-year-old Cheung Shun-king's family used to own four separate mahjong shops, where as a teenager he learned his trade. Now, he says, he's not willing to take on apprentices for fear that there won't be any demand for handmade tiles in the future.
To preserve handmade lettering on road signs slowly being replaced by the authorities, a group of Hong Kong enthusiasts create a font that pays homage to the inmates that crafted the signs in prison.
An An, who was battling high blood pressure, was gifted to Hong Kong by China in 1999 and lived to the age of 35 – the equivalent of 105 years in human age.
President Xi Jinping swears in Hong Kong's new leader John Lee as the Asian city celebrates the 25th anniversary of its handover from Britain to China.
On a visit to Hong Kong, Xi Jinping also said "the facts have proved that One Country, Two Systems has great vitality".
The trip will be Xi's first known visit outside mainland China since January 2020 after the Covid-19 outbreak.
Beijing deployed a sweeping security law to stamp out dissent and rolled out a new "patriots only" political system for Hong Kong to guarantee anyone standing for office is considered suitably loyal.
Asian cities have dominated the top ten world’s most expensive city list; New York and Geneva take second and third spots.
The move boosted major Chinese tech stocks in Hong Kong as market heavyweight Alibaba was up more than eight percent and JD.com piling on more than four percent.
John Lee has set off to Beijing to get the official nod for his new term as Chief Executive of the island in a four-day trip where he will meet with top Chinese leaders.
Western multinationals steer clear of any criticism of China's policies towards hotspots like Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet and Taiwan.
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