FOOD FOR THOUGHT Two museums devoted to food, in London and New York, open this week. First up is the British Museum of Food, left, (bompas(...)

Pro-democracy protesters gathered at a barricade in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong. Photograph: Adam Ferguson/The New York Times

Clifford CoonanHong Kong’s democracy protests have had a major impact on one of the territory’s favourite pastimes – shopping. Tourism and retail toge(...)

A pro-democracy protester (R) argues with an anti-Occupy Central protester on a main street in Hong Kong’s Mongkok shopping district today. Fresh scuffles broke out today between Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and opponents of the week-long demonstrations. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters.

Friction between pro-democracy protesters and opponents of their week-long occupation of major Hong Kong streets persisted today as police denied any (...)

A pro-democracy protester in Hong Kong today. Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets early today, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal, with both sides marking uneasy National Day celebrations. Photograph: Reuters

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kongtoday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread(...)

The Star Ferry carrying passengers across Victoria Harbour. Nearly 41 million mainland Chinese tourists visited Hong Kong last year. Photograph: Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images

A demonstration in the glitzy Tsim Sha Tsui shopping precinct by Hong Kong residents angry at the huge influx(...)

In China, attention is turning to the main holiday of the year the lunar new year, which this year in Chinese zodiac terms is the Year of the Horse, a(...)

Apsley director Arshad Mahmood with the suit featuring 22-carat gold stitching, a gold waistcoat and diamond-encrusted gold buttons

Wearing this tin of fruit in an Irish boardroom during these straitened times may constitute a hanging offence, but executives out there looking for t(...)

The Kai Tak cruise terminal in Hong Kong. A new study has found that the dazzling lights of the city are causing light pollution. Photograph: Reuters

Hong Kong tourism authorities are trying to balance the city’s glitzy image with a growing desire to make the(...)