hong kong

Hong Kong Braces Itself For Typhoon Usagi...HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 23:  A few pedestrians walk along a quiet Des Voeux Road in Hong Kong's CBD on September 23, 2013. A category typhoon eight warning was in place till 9:30am as Typhoon Usagi swept by Hong Kong. Most businesses are closed if a category eight typhoon is in place.

Jessica Hromas/Getty

A lonesome pedestrian walks along the quiet Des Voeux Road in Hong Kong’s Central business District. A category typhoon eight warning was in place as Typhoon Usagi swept by Hong Kong. Most businesses are closed if a category eight typhoon is in place. Read more

Latest IPhones Hit Shops In Hong Kong...HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 20:  Customers queue before being let into Apple's store in Central district on September 20, 2013 in Hong Kong, China  Hong Kong was one of the first places in the world where can purchase the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C models

Lam Yik Fei/Getty

Customers queue before being let into Apple’s store in Central district on in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was one of the first places in the world the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C models went on sale Read more

Hong Kong sees very high air pollution levels

Alex Hofford/EPA

Tourists from mainland China take photos in front of a large outdoor banner showing what Hong Kong looks like on a clean air day, on Wednesday. Hong Kong’s air pollution index’ reached ‘very high’ in Central and Western District, Causeway Bay and Mongkok, with ‘very high’ levels of toxic ozone and nitrogen dioxide recorded at roadside monitoring stations

TOPSHOTS A man crosses an empty street in Hong Kong on August 14, 2013. Hong Kong battened down as typhoon Utor forced the closure of the city's financial market and schools and disrupted hundreds of flights after leaving six dead in the Philippines.   AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

A man crosses an empty street in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Hong Kong battened down as typhoon Utor forced the closure of the city’s financial market and schools and disrupted hundreds of flights after leaving six dead in the Philippines.

A man holds his broken umbrella against heavy winds in Hong Kong on August 13, 2013 as the city braces for deadly Typhoon Utor which earlier swept through the Philippines. The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year caused floods and landslides, killing at least two people as rescuers raced to reach isolated villages in the storm's path.

Philippe Lopez/AFP

Hong Kong is bracing for Typhoon Utor, which swept through the Philippines. The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year caused floods and landslides, killing at least two people as rescuers raced to reach isolated villages in the storm’s path.

Ivory tusks are stored in boxes at Hong Kong Customs after they were seized from a container at Kwai Chung Container Terminal.

Bobby Yip/Reuters

Ivory tusks are stored in boxes at Hong Kong Customs after they were seized from a container at Kwai Chung Container Terminal.

THIS DELETES REDUNDANT PHRASES IN THE FIRST SENTENCE OF CAPTION - A 1/3 scale model of the giant robot Gundam, made of steel and fabric glass, is displayed during an exhibition at Hong Kong's Time Square Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. The 2-ton (4.409-pound) and 6-meter (19-foot, 7-inch)-tall figure is said to be the largest Gundam ever showcased outside of Japan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Vincent Yu/AP

A one-third scale model of the giant robot Gundam, made of steel and fabric glass, is displayed during an exhibition at Hong Kong‘s Time Square on Friday. The 2-ton and 6-metre high figure is said to be the largest Gundam ever showcased outside of Japan. Read more

A general view of Hong Kong's business district is seen Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.  The Hong Kong Observatory has issued a strong wind signal number three as Tropical Storm Jebi edges closer to Hong Kong.  (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Vincent Yu/AP

Hong Kong’s business district on Thursday evening, as Tropical Storm Jebi edges closer to the region Read more

Shoppers walk down stairs featuring a five-metre-high reproduction of Vincent van Gogh's signature painting "Sunflowers", at the entrance to Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong July 15, 2013. A premium three-dimensional reproduction of works of Van Gogh, the RELIEVO collection, approved by the curators of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, is on display at a gallery inside Harbour City shopping mall attached to the terminal.

Bobby Yip/Reuters

Shoppers walk down stairs featuring a 5m-high reproduction of Vincent van Gogh’s signature painting “Sunflowers”, at the entrance to Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong. A premium 3D reproduction of works of Van Gogh, the Relievo collection, approved by the curators of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, is on display at a gallery inside Harbour City shopping mall attached to the terminal.

Protesters scuffle with police officers on a downtown street during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Monday, July 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of the protesters demanded their widely disliked Beijing-backed leader resign and pressing for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative. The march is an annual event that underscores the growing gulf between Hong Kong and the mainland 16 years after the city ceased to be a British colony and came back under Beijing's control.

Vincent Yu/AP

Protesters scuffle with police officers during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of protesters demanded that their Beijing-backed leader resign and pressed for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative.