Hong Kong’s Democracy Dreams

But the city has paid a price for embracing more democracy. The Hong Kong government has become less efficient and more divided than in the colonial era. An anti-business, anti-development and anti-mainland China ideology permeates debates in the ... ( read original story ...)

HK’s BOC Aviation buys four Boeing aircraft for $1.08 billion

HONG KONG BOC Aviation Ltd (2588.HK) said on Friday it would buy four new aircraft from Boeing Co (BA.N) for an aggregate list price of $1.08 billion, as the aircraft lessor builds its balance sheet by investing in modern, efficient and in-demand aircraft. ( read original story ...)

China’s leader in Hong Kong as activists plan protests

HONG KONG - Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in Hong Kong Thursday to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of Beijing re-establishing sovereignty over the former British colony, accompanied by a formidable layer of security as authorities braced for protests. ( read original story ...)

China’s Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong for handover anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory was handed back to China by Britain. The highly symbolic visit, Mr Xi's first since becoming leader in 2012, comes amid an increasingly tense political climate. ( read original story ...)

Why Hong Kong’s property market won’t crash – this time

Property is at the centre of everything in Hong Kong today, much like it was 20 years ago on the eve of the handover. Soon after the handover, prices collapsed, hitting rock bottom in the spring of 2003. They have since clawed their way back up, and some. ( read original story ...)

Financials lift HK stocks to near 3-wk high ahead of handover day

June 29 Hong Kong stocks closed at their highest level in nearly three weeks on Thursday, led by financials on bet that Beijing would unveil supportive policies as President Xi Jinping visits the former British colony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of ... ( read original story ...)