HK billionaire to pay $14m in tuition fees for Chinese students (BBC)

Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-Shing has pledged to pay the tuition fees for a class of Chinese university students through his charitable foundation. The Li Ka-Shing Foundation will fund Shantou University’s 2019 incoming class for up to five years.…

Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill (BBC)

Hundreds of thousands of people are marching in Hong Kong against a law critics fear could let China target political opponents in the territory. The controversial extradition bill would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial.…

Hong Kong ‘Umbrella’ protesters found guilty of public nuisance (BBC)

Nine pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have been found guilty of public nuisance charges for their role in a civil disobedience movement that called for free elections in the city. Among them are three prominent activists, seen as figureheads of…

Researchers discover over 7,000 new marine species (Xinhuanet)

Over 7,000 new microbial species in the oceans were discovered by researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), which made the results public on Monday. The new species found including acidobacteria, a natural medicinal phylum with…

Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong coach crash (Guardian)

Five people were killed and 32 injured when a coach carrying Cathay Pacific staff to Hong Kong’s airport collided with a taxi on Friday, police said, with passengers thrown from the coach’s windows on impact. The back half of the…

Scientist defends ‘gene-edited’ babies (BBC)

A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies has defended his work. Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui said he was “proud” of altering the genes of twin girls so…

China set to unveil world’s longest sea bridge (Aljazeera)

China is set to unveil this year the world’s longest cross-sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China. The crossing, which took seven years to complete, is 55km-long and six lanes wide, comprising of of four tunnels and four…

Fears rise over press freedom in Hong Kong (CNN)

Hong Kong has refused to renew the visa of a British journalist, an “unprecedented” move against foreign media in the city amid concerns that Beijing is seeking to exert more influence over semi-autonomous territory. Authorities refused to renew the visa…

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