‘Pink Star’ diamond fetches record $71.2 mn in Hong Kong
05 April 2017 | 4:59 am
A giant diamond named the "Pink Star" breaks the world record for a gemstone sold at auction fetching $71.2 million in Hong Kong.
A court in Hong Kong has found Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others guilty of failing to register a legal defense fund set up to help protesters in the 2019 anti-government protests.
Cities across China have rolled back some Covid-19 restrictions, requiring less testing and allowing people to isolate at home instead of in quarantine centres. The authorities have been careful not to send any signal that the relaxing of rules were in any way a response to rare displays of public discontent.
Christie’s New York is aglitter with dazzling gems and sparkling stones, as the auction house prepares for its final live jewelry auction of 2022.
Lai, who is also facing a national security trial, has been found guilty of concealing the operation of a consultancy firm at Apple Daily's headquarters.
Overseas travelers will now be allowed to visit bars and restaurants immediately after arriving in Hong Kong. But several other COVID rules remain in place.
A Hong Kong judge has criticized police for banning a vigil to mourn the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. The court overturned the conviction of an activist who had urged people to attend.
A very rare edition of "The Philosopher's Stone" won by a competition winner sold for £8,000 at auction following a year of record sales for first edition copies.
We look at the multitude of reactions from the world's press to Volodymyr Zelensky's historic visit to the US and speech to Congress. Also, the French papers delve into anger over train strikes that will leave more than 200,000 people stranded over Christmas. Finally, a framed transcript of Jacinda Ardern's "arrogant prick" remark to a fellow MP in parliament fetches $100,000 at a charity auction!
Travelers will no longer need to take a PCR test on arrival as the city moves to scrap a range of coronavirus measures starting Thursday.
Hong Kong authorities have barred from entry a Japanese photographer who documented the 2019 protests. Experts worry the crackdown on local media is being expanded to foreign journalists.
Diamond traders in Antwerp are suing to regain access to their frozen bank accounts after Europe's new anti-money-laundering rules went into effect.
What's left of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement? Since the implementation of the 2020 National Security law, police have been arresting anti-regime activists en masse. Most are now in prison or in exile. Authorities dissuade and crack down on all forms of protest.
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