Australia and Hong Kong begin free trade agreement talks

Ciobo told Sky News that Canberra would "look and try to negotiate as comprehensive an FTA as possible over the next 12 months or thereabouts. If we can do it a little more quickly than that, that would be fantastic." Hong Kong is Australia's eighth ... ( read original story ...)

New Hong Kong-China bond trade link widens foreign access

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong and mainland China are launching a long-awaited cross-border bond trading platform that further widens access to China's financial markets for global investors. Central bank officials in Hong Kong and the mainland said Tuesday ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

Hong Kong authorities have rejected asylum requests from a group of refugees who sheltered Edward Snowden four years ago, in what their lawyer said is retaliation for helping the former NSA contractor. Immigration officials in the southern Chinese city ... ( read original story ...)

Group who helped Edward Snowden 'denied Hong Kong asylum'

Hong Kong has rejected the asylum claims of a group who helped shelter US whistleblower Edward Snowden, their lawyers say. The asylum-seekers, from Sri Lanka and the Philippines, housed Mr Snowden for two weeks when he fled the US after leaking thousands ... ( read original story ...)