Life in a megacity comes at a high premium. In Hong Kong, the costs of living have exploded in recent years, making life almost unlivable for 1 in 6.
Authorities in Hong Kong have detained the organizers of a recent pro-democracy rally. The demonstration, held three days ago, drew a record amount of people and resulted in over 500 arrests.
Following in the footsteps of neighboring Honk Kong, activist groups in Macau are planning to hold their own pro-democracy referendum. But Beijing is likely to do what it can to prevent the vote, Rebecca Liao tells DW.
Beijing doesn't want to grant free elections to Hong Kong, even though that was a condition when Great Britain transfered sovereignty to China in 1997. That's not very clever, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
After 97 years of family ownership, Forbes Media has sold a controlling stake in the firm to Hong Kong-based investors, a move that symbolizes the rise of Chinese ownership of media firms, analyst Ken Doctor tells DW.
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