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‘I want to meet the top brass in Beijing’: Samaranch’s demand before signing off on Hong Kong’s sporting future
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:53

The prospect of IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch queueing up for a China visa was awkward for Hong Kong officials. Samaranch had arrived in Hong K...

Is the Hong Kong Sports Institute’s selection criteria holding the territory back from winning more international medals?
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:51

Twenty years after the handover, the number of elite sports in Hong Kong has increased by more than 50 per cent, but are we moving on the right track?...

Five former Hong Kong footballers charged with match fixing as city graft-buster probes irregularities in local league reserve matches
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:59

Five former players of a Hong Kong soccer club were charged by the ICAC on Wednesday with offering and accepting bribes totalling HK$ 60,000 while tr...

Hong Kong sport has come on leaps and bounds since handover, and city can aim even higher, insists sports commissioner
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:57

Sport in Hong Kong has come on leaps and bounds since the handover, and the only way is up, insists sports commissioner Yeung Tak-keung. Critics might...

One country, two teams: how Hong Kong kept its identity in the sporting arena
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:21

The Hong Kong athletes were worried. It was the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima, Japan, and they were talking among themselves. “This is our last ...

Beijing warns computer users across country over massive ‘Petya’ cyberattack
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:45

Beijing has warned computer users across the country to guard against a massive cyberattack spreading around the globe, but the damage from the &ldquo...

Security lockdown as Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong begins
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:52

President Xi Jinping begins his three-day visit to Hong Kong on Thursday under an ­unprecedented security blanket and on a tight schedule that &sh...

‘We look like we’re moving backwards’: how Hong Kong soccer has struggled since its banishment as an elite sport
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:43

Banished from Hong Kong’s elite sports structure in 1997 for underperforming, the world’s most popular game has made such insignificant pr...

Confusing bond sale rules are giving Chinese developers a ‘headache’
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:44

Property developers say the seemingly arbitrary way in which regulators have been approving – and refusing to approve – offshore bond sale...

How China’s efforts to foster patriotism through sport in Hong Kong since the handover have failed – or even backfired
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:44

Hong Kong’s colonial rulers did little to promote sport outside the expatriate bubble because of its possibility for fostering nationalism and p...

Hong Kong applies simple solution amid elaborate security plans for Xi Jinping’s visit
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:56

Bulletproof glass and two-tonne barriers are among the more obvious security measures Hong Kong is putting in place ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinp...

Out of sight, out of mind? Queen Victoria statue obscured by boards and banner ahead of Xi visit
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:12

A pro-Beijing group overseeing celebratory events for the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover to China was criticised as “petty”...

Law Chi-kwong progresses from Shanghai snub to top Hong Kong ministerial post
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:50

In August 2004, founding Democratic Party member Dr Law Chi-kwong arrived at the airport in Shanghai for a six-day academic visit, believing he should...

Inside a Hong Kong referee’s strict Rugby World Cup regimen
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:04

Less than 50 days out from the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Dublin and I find myself down in New Zealand. Here I am refereeing the Women’s S...

Hong Kong property market continues to follow a path of growth in 20 years since handover
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:58

Twenty years after the Handover, Hong Kong’s real estate market continues to follow a path of growth, driven primarily by policies which have fo...

Chinese property investment to drop to ‘normal level’, says top adviser
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:54

Real estate investment, a key pillar of China’s economy, is expected to fall back to a “normal” level – about 2 to 3 per cent ...

Looking for affordable rents in Hong Kong? Try co-living space
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:47

A group of professionals with property and architectural backgrounds is converting old tenement Hong Kong buildings into co-living projects to offer a...

Chinese money floods into Hong Kong property, as Beijing set to check taxpayers’ foreign financial accounts
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:02

Wealthy Chinese have been rushing to snap up Hong Kong properties, as Beijing prepares to raise the scrutiny level on its own taxpayers’ oversea...

Hong Kong’s ageing time bomb a cause for concern
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:54

People have been spending their whole lives trying to live longer, but to 93-year-old Sum Shuet longevity is nothing but a curse. “I hope my son...

Uoolu founder envisions ‘asset manager’ role in helping China’s millennials buy overseas homes
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:09

Huang Xiaodan, 34, founded the real estate app Uoolu two years ago as a way to enable those who have prospered in China’s new economy to purchas...

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