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Hong Kong Open: Venus Williams falls in second round

Hong Kong Open: Venus Williams falls in second round

Sports
Naomi Osaka upended second-seeded Venus Williams in their second-round match at the Hong Kong Tennis Open on Wednesday. The 19-year-old Japanese player posted a 7-5, 6-2 victory to exact a bit of revenge from getting bounced by Williams in their Wimbledon match earlier this year. "I feel like even if I hit one semi-short ball she would come in and crush it, so I had to play really well," the 64th-ranked Osaka said of defeating the fifth-ranked Williams. The win comes on the heels of Osaka upsetting sixth-ranked Angelique Kerber at the U.S. Open. Williams benefited from a double fault by Osaka to earn the first break of the match, but the 37-year-old was unable to capitalize. Osaka rebounded with a flourish to claim the first set and rushed out to a 5-0 edge in the second before dismissing ...
An illustrious Hong Kong container firm sells to China

An illustrious Hong Kong container firm sells to China

Finance
STONECUTTERS ISLAND in Hong Kong used to be a favoured habitat for poisonous snakes and eye-catching birds such as the white-bellied sea eagle. Thanks to Hong Kong’s rapid development, it is no longer so hospitable. Its sky is full of gantry cranes, stacking 20-foot-long shipping containers in multicoloured tessellations, like giant Lego bricks. A cluster of decorative containers, daubed in graffiti, line the perimeter of container terminal eight, which is partly operated by COSCO, a state-owned Chinese shipping giant. In bright yellow lettering, one slogan instructs passers-by to “Respect Past, Embrace Future”.Few Hong Kong companies have as much to tell about the past as Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), the world’s seventh-biggest container shipping line. Its founder, Tung Chao-yun
Protests as new Hong Kong leader sworn in

Protests as new Hong Kong leader sworn in

World
Pro-democracy campaigners have accused police of abusing their power and assaulting a number of their activists at a protest to mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty.They had been trying to march towards the city's convention centre, where President Xi Jinping was swearing in the territory's new leader, Carrie Lam.Protesters carried banners with the words "Democracy. Self-determination", as well as a replica coffin, meant to signify the demise of promised civil liberties.One of the movement's leaders, Joshua Wong, was taken away in handcuffs for the second time in three days, but later released.He said: "Carrie Lam ... is a nightmare for Hong Kong. Theoretically, the chief executive is a bridge between the central government and the Hong Kong people. But La...