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    Hong Kong really dislikes Philippines, according to 'ugly' football fans and new poll

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 04:02pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com Azkals football fans were shocked by the behaviour of Hong Kong supporters at a match on Tuesday night, said Philippine new site ABS-CBN News.  Headlined “ Azkals players, fans abused in Hong Kong ”, the report painted some Hongkongers at Mong Kok Stadium acting as hooligans after Hong Kong lost, citing tweets from witnesses. Traumatic experience ...

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    British and Irish Lions can't stand the Hong Kong heat

    Posted May 31st 2013, 10:31am by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com As Hong Kong gears up for a scorching weekend, the sun (and blue sky!) is on our minds. For the visiting British and Irish Lions, the weather is also ... to reach a high of 33 degrees Celsius. The run-up to the match has already been followed closely by foreign media after Hong Kong’s rugby sevens captain Rowan Varty was dropped then reinstated ...

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    Diaoyus dispute encapsulates the Hong Kong identity crisis

    Posted May 05th 2013, 07:48pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com The Asahi Shimbun features a seemingly discordant personality of a Hong Kong activist, portrayed as a fierce Chinese patriot in the face of Japan but also ... from Hong Kong to plant a Chinese national flag on isles also claimed by Japan. According to the article, the Diaoyu/Senkaku island dispute underscores an apparent identity crisis in Hong Kong ...

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    Love thy neighbour? Hong Kong ranks low on racial tolerance

    Posted May 16th 2013, 04:04pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... was mistranslated. In fact, Hong Kong may be one of the most racially tolerant places because of inverted results. The Reddit user writes: The correct result should be: In Hong Kong 78.1% found it acceptable ... as neighbours? Apparently, 71.8 per cent of Hongkongers said they would not want a neighbour of a different race, said a World Values Survey, cited in The Washington Post on Wednesday. So Hong Kong ...

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    Britain did a good job with Hong Kong for the world, said Margaret Thatcher (video)

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 07:46pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com The death of the former British prime minister has triggered much reminiscing in Hong Kong and about Hong Kong. Just wonder that do Hong Kong citizens hate Margaret Thatcher?She's the one gave away Hong Kong to Beijing, a historical decision. — Harrington Zhang (@harringtonzhang) April 9, 2013 But an Italian news site said it best in its ...

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    'Friendly' Rubber Duck makes a splash in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 09:50am by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them.-Florentijn Hofman The Dutch conceptual artist's inflatable installation has made it to Hong Kong's waters ... and social media observers. Rubber Duck arrived Hong Kong #duck #hongkong #fun twitter.com/Ver_Yu/status/… — Ver Yu (@Ver_Yu) April 24, 2013 Seriously, people, it's just a giant rubber duck ...

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    Milk powder beats out heroin in smuggling arrests- huh?

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 11:33am by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com Bloomberg takes an odd angle on milk-powder smuggling in Hong Kong. " Milk smugglers top heroin courier arrests in Hong Kong " But isn’t ... at how New Zealand's reputation is being managed. Certainly, the heroin connection is attention-grabbing, but its apparent attempt to cast Hong Kong customs' priorities as misaligned ...

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    Landmark ruling for transsexual echoes far and wide

    Posted May 13th 2013, 08:53pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... China Realtime Report  also quoted a gay rights advocate, who said: “It’s quite absurd that Hong Kong has maintained an obsolete position for so long,” said Law Yuk-kai, who heads the Hong Kong ... (@annasorry) May 13, 2013 For some, the question now turns to same-sex marriage and whether it will be legalised in Hong Kong. Transsexual wins right to marry in HK. Major breakthrough- ie. ...

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    Dock strike to set off global ripple effect

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 05:13pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... on international trade. Hong Kong’s port is the world’s third busiest and is a trade hub for mainland China. For years the port was ranked the busiest for handling goods manufactured in the Pearl River Delta, but Shanghai and Shenzhen have overtaken Hong Kong, Al Jazeera reports. The port is also regarded for its efficiency, which could change because of the walkout. Vessels are facing 60-hour ...

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    The American doctor is in, to do a bird flu check-up

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 09:11pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com Hong Kong is paid a visit by Dr Richard Besser, ABC News’ chief health and medical editor in the US. Other stories: Spotify, iPhone 5, smog and ArtWalk As the avian flu outbreak spread on mainland China last week, Hong Kong was paid a visit by Dr Richard Besser, ABC News’ chief health and medical editor in the US. He was curious to see how the city ...




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