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  • Ray Wong Toi Yeung, Alan Li Tung Sing and Katrin Goering-Eckardt of Germany's Green party at an event on June 4, 2019 in Berlin.

    China made "solemn representations" to Germany after it granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges in the Chinese-ruled city, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday.

  • Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen waves while registering as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) 2020 presidential candidate at the party's headquarter in Taipei on March 21, 2019.

    Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is expected to stop over in the U.S. on Friday on her way back from visiting diplomatic allies in the Caribbean.

  • Hong Kong is a special administrative region in China, which means it has the highest degree of autonomy within the country. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi explains how this relationship has come to be and what the future holds.

  • July 18- Hong Kong shares closed lower on Thursday, as investors closely monitor corporate earnings to assess the impact of Sino-U.S. trade frictions amid uncertainty over economic prospects. **Sentiment was also dented by a weak corporate earnings season so far in the United States, which underscored the negative impact of the trade standoff between Beijing...

  • SHANGHAI, July 18- Chinese shares fell on Thursday as investors worried about the outlook for economic growth, after weak corporate earnings results out of the United States underscored the negative impact of the trade standoff between China and the United States. **China's blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.6%, with its financial sector sub-index lower by...

  • HONG KONG, July 17- Hong Kong tourism numbers are falling and hotel occupancy rates are slumping after the Chinese-ruled city was rocked by sometimes violent political protests over the last month, adding pressure on its already struggling economy. The declines reported on Wednesday came a day after Hong Kong retailers warned that July and August sales could...

  • HONG KONG, July 16- Hong Kong retailers said on Tuesday they expect sales for July and August to drop by double-digits from a year earlier due to large and sometimes violent protests that have gripped the Chinese-ruled city for more than a month. Millions have taken to the streets over the past month to protest a bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland...

  • HONG KONG, July 16- Hong Kong retailers said on Tuesday they expect sales for July and August to drop by double-digits from a year earlier due to protests that have gripped the Chinese-ruled city for more than a month. Millions have taken to the streets over the past month in some of the largest and most violent protests in Hong Kong in decades over a bill that would...

  • HONG KONG, July 16- The Hong Kong Retail Management Association said on Tuesday its members expect sales for July and August to see a double-digit drop from a year earlier due to protests that have gripped the Chinese-ruled city for more than a month.

  • **China's blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.34%, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 0.17%, the consumer staples sector down 1.27%, the real estate index up 1.4% and the healthcare sub-index down 0.7%. China's economy grew by 6.2% in the second quarter of 2019, its slowest quarterly pace on record. **China's fiscal spending increased 10.7% in the first six...

  • A monitor displays Alibaba Group signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

    The one-to-eight stock split would mean the current number of ordinary shares — which stands at 4 billion — will increase to 32 billion. It comes ahead of a reported Hong Kong listing.

  • PRAGUE/ HONG KONG, July 15- Consumer lender Home Credit B.V. on Monday filed for a Hong Kong initial public offering, which two sources said could raise more than $1 billion, just three days after AB InBev shelved the listing of its Asian business. The Prague- based lender, controlled by Czech financial group PPF, plans to go public in late September, one of the sources...

  • *China Enterprises index HSCE rises 0.47%. July 15- Hong Kong shares rose on Monday after China's upbeat retail sales and factory output numbers pointed to some stabilisation in the world's second-largest economy, and as China's second-quarter economic growth met expectations. **China's economic growth slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter, its weakest pace in...

  • HONG KONG, July 15- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday protesters involved in the latest clashes with the police could be described as "rioters" and that she supported police upholding the law and seeking those responsible. Hong Kong has been rocked by large and sometimes violent street protests over the past month to oppose the extradition bill, plunging...

  • Kaohsiung city mayor Han Kuo-yu (C) from the Kuomintang party gestures while speaking to his supporters during a campaign event in Taipei on June 1, 2019.

    Taiwan's main opposition party on Monday picked a populist, pro-China mayor as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing.

  • Protesters march to the West Kowloon railway station during a demonstration in Hong Kong on July 7, 2019.

    Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill. Clashes broke out as protesters hurled umbrellas and plastic bottles at police.

  • HONG KONG, July 14- Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms. Millions have taken to the streets in the past month in some of the largest and most violent...

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    "Asia is by far the number one focus for us. It is core to our mission; core to our business," says Nick Halla, senior vice president for international at Impossible Foods.

  • HONG KONG, July 14- Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms. Millions have taken to the streets over the past month in some of the largest and most violent...

  • HONG KONG, July 14- Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the ex-British colony and dismantling its freedoms. Millions have taken to the streets over the past month in some of the largest and most violent...