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Hong Kong is mired in recession, but its IPO market is the strongest since 2015 among everyday investors

The region's median retail subscription ratio, which measures interest in stock offerings, hit 13 times for IPOs since October, its highest since 2015.

The raging protests in Hong Kong have its retail sector shrinking the most in history

The value of retail sales dropped 24% in October from the same period last year, according to government data released Monday.
A composite image of a Hong Kong protester preparing to throw a Molotov cocktail, and Batwoman doing the same in the upcoming comic book "Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child."

DC Comics pulled a new Batman comic book poster after Chinese fans claimed it supported Hong Kong protests

DC Comics yanked an ad campaign for "Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child," which shows a black-clad Batwoman preparing to throw a Molotov cocktail.
U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping pose for a photo ahead of their bilateral meeting during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019

Trump signs bill to defend human rights in Hong Kong in a powerful act that is likely to further strain relations with China

"I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China, and the people Hong Kong," President Donald Trump said in a statement.
Xi in Beijing in June 2017.

Xi Jinping has had a highly embarrassing week that undermined China’s power in the world. Here’s why he probably doesn’t care.

This week China faced intense criticism for its treatment of Uighur Muslims, Hong Kong protesters, and Belt and Road Initiative partners.
Local residents celebrate outside a polling station as Junius Ho Kwan-yiu loses in District Council Elections on November 25, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong held its district council elections on Sunday as anti-government protests continue into its sixth month with demands for an independent inquiry into police brutality, the retraction of the word "riot" to describe the rallies, and genuine universal suffrage.

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy parties win hundreds of seats in local elections as the city pushes back against China

Pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong made huge gains on Monday in district council elections, winning 344 of the 452 seats as of 2 p.m. local time.
Protesters stand off against riot police in a business district of Tsim Sha Tsui on August 10, 2019.

A Chinese spy has reportedly defected to Australia, offering its government a cache of intelligence secrets

Former spy Wang Liquiang has revealed how the Chinese government runs its political interference operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia.
A demonstrator throws a petrol bomb at police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Kowloon district on Nov. 18, 2019.

The US House and Senate both passed bills to defend human rights in Hong Kong — a powerful act of defiance against China as pro-democracy protes...

The legislation's passage comes at a time when protests in Hong Kong that have continued for six months approach a fever pitch.
A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister as they clash with riot police during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 24, 2019.

Chinese investors are sinking cash into Hong Kong’s stock market as protests escalate

The Chinese buyers are enticed by cheap prices, as months-long protests pull Hong Kong into an economic recession and drag on its stock market.

More than 8,000 petrol bombs primed for Hong Kong streets ‘found in weapons factory at Chinese University’

Carrie Lam said it was shocking a university campus had hosted a production line for the weapons.