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.
China's economy is lumbering at its slowest pace in nearly 25 years, unsettling monetary policy makers. On Monday, Chinese stocks surged to 7-year highs on hints of further stimulus and a massive infrastructure project.
Hundreds of Hong Kong residents have marched in protest at traders from mainland China buying up goods to make a profit back home. Police fired pepper spray at the crowds.
Many of the hundreds of thousands of migrant domestic workers looking for a better life in Hong Kong end up exposed to abuse at the hands of their employers. Zigor Aldama reports with three women's stories.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong once again to demand for democracy. However, the number of protesters fell far short of expectations. This could have consequences, writes DW's Philip Bilsky..