“Sell goods! Welcome people! Prosperous Kaohsiung!”This was the viral campaign slogan for Han Kuo-yu, the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party candidate who, against all odds, won a landslide… Read more "What Hong Kong can learn from Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu’s openness and flexibility in politics"
People in Hong Kong’s best-known Thai neighbourhood are worried that their community will fall apart as the city’s redevelopment agency looks to spruce up part of the… Read more "In Hong Kong’s ‘Little Thailand’ of Kowloon City, redevelopment brings fears for community"
The seating plan of a 1979 banquet hosted by the father of President Xi Jinping for then Hong Kong governor Murray MacLehose is among images in a… Read more "New book of photography opens window to Hong Kong’s colonial past"
Last week, the Hong Kong government said its planned project to create artificial islands off the coast of Lantau would cost HK$624 billion (US$79.5 billion), rather than… Read more "Hong Kong’s solution to a housing problem that doesn’t exist: dump HK$1 trillion into the sea off Lantau"
Entering a home for the elderly is often seen as a death sentence in Hong Kong, but for 85-year-old Leung Siu-kwan, it is here where she manages… Read more "The Hong Kong home for the elderly where human touch makes all the difference for residents"
A Singaporean couple who force-fed their domestic worker with a funnel, ordered her to eat her own vomit and threatened to hire an assassin to kill her… Read more "Starved, beaten with hammer, slept with dog: worst domestic worker abuse cases of Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia"
Services on the express rail line to Hong Kong’s airport were back up and running by Sunday morning after a mechanical fault caused them to be suspended… Read more "MTR Airport Express line from Hong Kong station back up and running after suspension"
Hong Kong’s leaders are failing to allay concerns among foreign governments that the “one country, two systems” principle is weakening in the face of alleged interference by… Read more "Hong Kong’s former chief secretary Anson Chan says leaders need to do a better job assuring world that city remains autonomous"
A 44-year-old man who holds a temporary permit to stay in Hong Kong has been charged with murdering his roommate, police said on Saturday.The suspect, an Indian,… Read more "Indian man with temporary permit to stay in Hong Kong charged with murdering roommate"
“We may well be the country with the highest number of peeping toms per capita,” a rueful South Korean friend told me this week. “Forget about K-pop… Read more "After K-pop, could spycam porn be the next great Korean cultural export?"
Hong Kong’s development minister admitted on Saturday he did not know an economic zone in Shenzhen had made plans for an extension of a cross-border express rail… Read more "Hong Kong development chief admits he knew nothing about plans for high-speed rail extension linking proposed Lantau metropolis to Shenzhen economic zone in Qianhai"
Hong Kong’s property buyers are back in droves, as commercial banks kept the city’s mortgage rates unchanged amid a dovish policy stance by the local monetary authority.Across… Read more "Hong Kong’s home buyers return in droves as banks kept mortgage rates unchanged amid a dovish monetary policy"
Two more cases of measles were recorded in Hong Kong on Saturday, bringing the total number to a five-year high of 19,as health authorities said they expected… Read more "Measles outbreak in Hong Kong hits five-year high, as Cathay Pacific flight attendant becomes latest to go down with highly contagious disease"
The flamboyant Beijing-friendly mayor of Kaohsiung, Taiwan has fired back at critics over a rare meeting with mainland China’s top representative in Hong Kong, stressing he was… Read more "‘Selling out my people? I’m only here to sell fruits’: Beijing-friendly Taiwanese mayor Han Kuo-yu fires back at critics over rare visit"
The contractor behind the new signalling system that caused a crash involving two MTR trains in Hong Kong this week has submitted a preliminary report on the… Read more "MTR crash firm Thales gives rail operator report into Hong Kong accident that shut down part of the busy line for 48 hours"
An attraction on the south side of Hong Kong Island known for its eclectic mix of shops is losing its quaint, breezy charm as vendors struggle with… Read more "Made in China trinkets gather dust in Stanley Market as visitor numbers fall and tourists in Hong Kong turn their backs on mass-produced souvenirs"
Last year, Hong Kong’s Fire Services Department, the most popular of the disciplinary forces in the city, marked its 150th anniversary.According to the latest biannual University of… Read more "Why are Hong Kong’s firefighters so celebrated? From hellish infernos to rescue missions, city’s bravest go where they are needed"
On the second floor of the University of Hong Kong’s main library, students stop to look at the works of Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Liu Heung Shing. One of… Read more "HKU students get history lesson of China and Russia through the lens of photojournalist Liu Heung Shing"
With the passing of George Clement Shen, one of the last literati in the grand old Chinese tradition has been lost.Shen – newspaper editor, economist, author, film… Read more "George Clement Shen, renaissance man of Chinese culture, dies in San Francisco at 90"
Flipping open a brown leather wallet, Hong Kong designer Comma Leung Man-wai closes her eyes and runs her fingers across a stash of banknotes of various denominations… Read more "How a Hong Kong designer came up with a wallet that can help the visually impaired identify banknote denominations"