Hong Kong pro-democracy rally application rejected

Hong Kong's authorities have not commented on the claim. Meanwhile, Hong Kong Free Press news portal reported that Victoria Park would be used by the Hong Kong Celebrations Association, which holds its own events to mark the handover on 1 July 1997. ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong shoebox, coffin homes a challenge for new leader

The reality is a one-room "shoebox" cubicle, one of five partitioned out of a small apartment in an aging walkup in a working class Hong Kong neighborhood. Into the 120-square foot room are crammed a bunk bed, small couch, fridge, washing machine and tiny ... ( read original story ...)

China official lauds Macau security law in hint to Hong Kong

China's No. 3 official lauded Macau's anti-subversion legislation during a visit to the city Tuesday in a message that appeared aimed at nearby Hong Kong. Similar legislation proposed there has stalled because of opposition from pro-democracy supporters. ( read original story ...)