For all the years since 1997, Hong Kong has lived by the governing principles spelt out in its post-colonial Basic Law constitution. This was drafted under Beijing’s… Read more "What will be left of Hong Kong’s autonomy in 2047?"
Four international banks have been slapped with record fines by Hong Kong’s securities regulator for failing to verify the information supplied by companies they nominated for IPO… Read more "Banks who fell for IPO fictions get record fines, but punishment offers little deterrent"
Brighton, the south coast town to which I used to resort for fun and diversion when I lived 20 miles up the road, has few claims to… Read more "After the MTR test-run crash, how can we trust computers to keep us safe on trains?"
Written in 2019, a report on Hong Kong’s rule of law may make for uncomfortable reading – but to the authors, it is also a reminder that… Read more "Decline and fall? Progressive Lawyers Group plans new barometer to measure Hong Kong’s rule of law"
Services on the MTR’s Airport Express and Tung Chung Line have been severely disrupted following an overhead cable power failure at Sunny Bay Station. Photo: Wai Cheung/Happy… Read more "Severe disruptions on MTR’s Tung Chung Line and Airport Express services due to power failure"
A New World First Bus, taxi and private car were involved in a crash on Connaught Road Central at 7:03am on Sunday, leaving the three drivers and… Read more "Four hospitalised as double-decker bus slams into footbridge in Sheung Wan"
By Kelly Wang Fed up with the drudgery of his sales job in southern China, Lu Qi quit and travelled a thousand kilometres north to one of… Read more "Chasing dreams of movie stardom in China’s ‘Hollywood of the East’"
Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Saturday urged China to keep opening up its economy as local rivals bit into the profits of the US tech giant caught in the… Read more "Apple’s Tim Cook urges China to continue to open up its economy"
Visiting Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has pledged a tourism boost and gifted a coast guard vessel to the remote Pacific microstate of Palau, as she works to… Read more "In Pictures: ‘Democracy and freedom’ – Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen shores up dwindling allies on Pacific tour"
Seven environmental groups have urged the Hong Kong government to abandon its land reclamation plan around Lantau island owing to the “ecological importance” of its eastern waters.… Read more "‘Conservation first, development later’: Green groups urge Hong Kong to scrap HK$624bn Lantau reclamation plan"
Dutch photographer Rudmer Hoekstra has shared with HKFP his breathtaking Yunnan photo series. Photo: Rudmer Hoeskstra. Hoekstra moved to Hong Kong about 12 years ago from the Netherlands… Read more "HKFP Lens: Rudmer Hoekstra ventures up to the clouds for his breathtaking Yunnan photo series"
It is not often that a government press event has me rolling on the floor laughing. So I would like to thank Secretary for Development Michael Wong… Read more "Lantau Tomorrow Vision: From a placid patch of sea to a housing megapolis in 7 years? What a joke"
The new documentary on Michael Jackson’s history of child abuse has resurrected an old head-scratcher. Popular is a stingy adjective to describe Jackson’s history-making music and expansive… Read more "Cultural icons with dirty secrets: how should we treat artists with major personal flaws?"
A toilet. A torture chamber. A teleportation booth. These are some of the repurposing proposals for Hong Kong’s 2,900 indoor and outdoor public payphone booths. Hong Kong… Read more "In Pictures: Top-ups, toilets or teleportal – How to repurpose Hong Kong’s 2,900 payphone booths?"
A massive inflatable floating sculpture reminiscent of Mickey Mouse was towed into Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour on Friday, as a crowd of curious locals looked on. The… Read more "Giant floating mouse-like sculpture arrives in Hong Kong harbour"
Kaohsiung Mayor Han Guo-yu has met with Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong Wang Zhimin, in a rare high-level meeting not afforded to other Taiwanese mayors. Han… Read more "Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Mayor Han Guo-yu meets Hong Kong Chief Exec. and city’s top Beijing official"
Want to know how to tackle the fashion industry’s biggest problem – waste? Look no further than social entrepreneur Christina Dean, founder of Redress and The R… Read more "Event: Goodbye fast fashion, hello up-cycled luxury – learn how to be a savy entrepreneur with Christina Dean"
Ricky Chu, a former anti-graft agency director of investigation, has been appointed as the chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) for a three-year term from April… Read more "Ex-ICAC investigation chief Ricky Chu appointed chair of Hong Kong equality watchdog"
The US State Department’s annual report on Hong Kong has said China’s intervention in the city’s affairs has increased, but the city still has sufficient autonomy to justify… Read more "US report says China’s meddling in Hong Kong has increased, but special trade policy still justified"
Localist activist Edward Leung has been cleared of a second rioting charge over his involvement in the 2016 Mong Kok unrest. It came after he was convicted… Read more "Localist activist Edward Leung cleared of second rioting charge during 2016 Mong Kok unrest"