Giant female panda Jia Jia holds the title for the oldest panda ever in captivity having reached the equivalent of 111 in human years.Read the full story ›
Controversial election reform plans that sparked weeks of protests last year have been blocked by pro-democracy MPs in Hong Kong.Read the full story ›
A ham-fisted hog's attempt to wreck a children's clothes shop in Hong Kong has been caught on camera.Read the full story ›
The pre-trial hearing for a British banker, accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong last November, was adjourned for five weeks.Read the full story ›
The British government should have done more to support Hong Kong's efforts for democracy, MPs have said in a highly critical report.
The Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committe rebuked ministers for their "mild" response to China's decision to block a fact-finding mission to the former British colony.
The committee added it was "profoundly disappointed that the Foreign Office did not summon the Chinese ambassador after the move.
China said the planned visit - due to take place amid mass pro-democracy protests - would have been an unwanted intrusion on internal affairs.
Sir Richard Ottaway, chair of the committee, said the move was part of a "troubling pattern" during which Hong Kong's moves toward free elections - promised in the Sino-British declaration of 1984 - appeared to be undermined by Beijing.
"We are concerned that the FCO's lack of clarity in expressing its views on political and constitutional developments in Hong Kong may be damaging the UK's reputation there," he said.
A baby girl in China was born carrying two fetuses in her abdomen the Hong Kong Medical Journal has reported.Read the full story ›
These fascinating long-exposure photographs show the glow from a flourishing algal bloom along the seashore in Hong Kong.Read the full story ›
Hong Kong celebrated the new year with a hi-tech light and firework display set to music over the city's waterfront.
Hong Kong authorities have started to clear the main pro-democracy protest site that has choked the Chinese-controlled city for more than two months, moving to stamp out street demonstrations that have demanded free elections.
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Hundreds of police swept into the Admiralty site next to government offices and the main Central business district early on Thursday to enforce an injunction to clear barricades erected by protesters.
Student groups have occupied some of the Asia financial centre's most important arteries since late September, creating havoc for commuters and frustrating residents through a largely peaceful demonstration dubbed the "Umbrella Movement".
Hong Kong police received the green light to clear the sites on Tuesday after a bus company was granted an injunction by the city's High Court against street blockades at the site in Admiralty.
David Cameron believes the Chinese authorities' decision to ban a British parliamentary committee from entering Hong Kong is "mistaken" and "counter-productive".
The Prime Minister's spokesman told reporters at a regular briefing:
The Prime Minister's view is that the decision with regard to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee is a mistaken one.
The reason why the Prime Minister thinks it is a mistaken decision is because it is counter-productive. It only serves to amplify concerns about the situation in Hong Kong, rather than diminishing concerns.