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From mattresses to dining on demand, Cathay Pacific joins airline race to up business-class perks
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:23

Business-class perks across some of the world’s leading airlines are set to reach new heights, as the expectations of travellers grow. Seats tha...

Want to see your money grow? Buy a car parking space in Hong Kong instead of a flat
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:27

If house values in Hong Kong have been rising for the past 18 consecutive months, then a bigger surprise would be the price of parking spaces, which h...

Beauty goes it alone while a Beast limps home – the story behind a record Oxfam Trailwalker run
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:01

They were looking to break an Oxfam Trailwalker record, but Beauty and the Beasts found luck was not on their side. “The weather was so hot, an...

Thirty-six hours with no sleep but death favoured over quitting in Trailwalker as darkness descends for a second night
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:14

Dusk looms over Hong Kong and sleep beckons exhausted Trailwalkers who have completed the 100 kilometre race. But for many teams, the mental challenge...

Government ‘should appoint legal experts to map out controversial national security law in Hong Kong’
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:00

The former mainland constitutional affairs minister has urged the Hong Kong government to appoint legal advisers to study how to proceed with the cont...

Hong Kong Disneyland fireworks staff see jobs go up in smoke
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:14

Hong Kong Disneyland will lay off “fewer than 10” of its fireworks staff after it said it would temporarily suspend the nightly pyrotechni...

‘Innovation’ needed to capitalise on Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong official says
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:50

“Innovation” and “breakthroughs” are needed to enable the flow of people, logistics, capital and information brought about by ...

Hong Kong high school dropout, 70, on course for master’s degree in fine arts
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:50

After more than three decades working in construction sites, Clint Ho Kai-yim decided to go back to school. Earlier this year, the 70-year-old Hongkon...

Fears for rider’s life as Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix is stopped after serious crash
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:44

Saturday’s Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix has been called off following a serious crash involving a rider, whose identity has not yet...

Never give up: Autistic teenager makes mum proud and conquers 100km Trailwalker as finishers crack open the bubbly
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:00

The old Calvin Tsang might have thrown in the towel when the going got tough on the Oxfam Trailwalker. But not this time. The 18-year-old, who has aut...

Property agent who sold HK$20 million Mid-Levels flat ended up sleeping rough in Hong Kong
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:16

When former property agent Ka-hei (not his full name to protect his privacy) helped a client sell a HK$ 20 million (US$ 2.5 million) upscale flat in...

Hong Kong’s property cartel is pushing wealth inequality to the brink
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:27

When a Hong Kong government cabinet secretary mocks my ideas on how to reduce poverty and improve equality on a television show it is worth examining ...

How a Hong Kong charity plucks top university graduates to teach in underprivileged schools
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:51

In an effort to tackle education inequality in Hong Kong, a local charity is placing top university graduates as teachers in underprivileged schools f...

Team Nepal push through unexpected heat to win Oxfam Trailwalker while Beauty and the Beasts break record
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:54

Team Nepal battled the 30 degrees Celsius heat to win the Oxfam Trailwalker in 12 hours, one minute. Beauty and the Beasts broke the mixed team record...

Hong Kong continuing education subsidies not enough, study finds, as number of claims down 73 per cent
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:43

Applications to claim Hong Kong government subsidies for continuing education have plummeted 73 per cent since 2006, suggesting an incentive scheme ha...

No sex please, I’m only here for discourse
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:46

It seems never a good idea to mention sex in political discourse in Hong Kong. People end up fixating on the sex bits and missing the larger topic. Th...

‘I was just lazy’ admits man accused of faking concrete test reports on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:35

One of 19 laboratory employees embroiled in a scandal involving faked test reports for a mega bridge project in Hong Kong has admitted he was just laz...

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang says court fees for bribery trial ‘unjust and unreasonable’
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:37

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has sought to tear up the multimillion dollar-bill imposed on him by prosecutors in his bribery trial. T...

SHKP demands HK$7m deposit from buyers – just to book a viewing at its North Point flats
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:01

Hong Kong’s property market has sparked dramatically into life again this week, with developers and individual owners moving fast to take full a...

Hongkongers who challenge Communist Party and central government have ‘brains made of granite’, says mainland official
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:41

A Beijing official based in Hong Kong on Friday mocked local critics of the Communist Party regime as having “brains made of granite”. Wan...

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