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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s handcarts keep the city on a roll

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 11:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Photo gallery: Hong Kong's iconic handcarts under threat It’s a simple contraption – an iron frame, foldout handle and four rubber wheels – but in Hong Kong the old-fashioned handcart is what keeps the city rolling. In the shadow of skyscrapers, Hong Kong’s working class trolley pushers transport everything from crates of live seafood ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    How calorie-counting and supermarkets are hitting Hong Kong's rice shops where it hurts

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 05:58pm by Xenia Chan, Hedy Bok

    ... Xenia Chan and Hedy Bok In this latest episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, a traditional rice shop owner laments how his business is declining in changing times, but argues it still has a vital role to play Traditional rice shops are dying out in Hong Kong due to changing consumption habits among younger Chinese and competition from supermarkets, says Wong Tak-kam- owner ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    Sneakerheads of Hong Kong explain their unique subculture

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:17am by Abid Rahman

    ... might be familiar to some as a member of Hong Kong rap group 24Herbs, but he's also the brains behind 8five2, one of Hong Kong's earliest street and skate fashion stores. "When ... says. "It's like trading baseball cards." Billy Pang is another Hong Kong sneaker addict who has turned his passion into a thriving business. Like Siswojo, he makes sure he gets ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

  5. News - China

    Asset or liability? Beijing's decision on whistle-blower could seal Snowden's fate

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng and Zhang Hong

    ... national security, mainland observers say. But it will be handled in a low-profile manner to avoid upsetting the Sino-US relationship and being seen as meddling in Hong Kong affairs. Snowden's revelation, that the US government had been hacking into Hong Kong and mainland networks for years, had put Beijing in an awkward position, observers said. On the one hand, it hoped to extract ...

  6. Hong Kong's Unique MBA Experience and Opportunities

    Posted May 27th 2014, 03:50pm by Pim Savetmalanond

    ... schools on the mainland that offer MBA programs, Hong Kong offers unique advantages for business students. The student body of Hong Kong MBA programs are a mix of students from different ... Pim Savetmalanond If you’re interested in learning about doing business in China, a Hong Kong MBA is the way to go. Hong Kong’s close proximity to the world’s second largest economy makes ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    When words are not enough: The dying art of professional letter writing

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:28pm by Hedy Bok, Xenia Chan

    ... Xenia Chan and Hedy Bok Professional letter writers were once a common sight on Hong Kong’s streets, but today only a few survive. In the latest episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, we talk to Pun Tse-ching about the dying art Pun Tse-ching, 73, performs a role which is dying out in Hong Kong. He is a professional Chinese letter writer. As is that case with so many other ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    No cutting corners: The artistry of the ancient qipao tailor

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 05:07pm by Xenia Chan, Hedy Bok

    ... Xenia Chan and Hedy Bok In this second episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, a third generation tailor tells us the history of qipao, and why the art of Chinese tailoring has a special place in his heart. At 63, Kan Hong-wing admits he's one of the youngest- and the last- qipao tailors in Hong Kong. The owner of Mei Wah Fashion, Kan is one of a dwindling number of tailors ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Dim Sum: A tradition that's anything but dim

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 05:27pm by Xenia Chan, Hedy Bok

    ... temperatures can hasten the process of fermentation, making it easier for baked goods to turn sour in hot weather. As the founder of Tim Ho Wan, one of Hong Kong’s most popular dim sum restaurants, ... of the southern Chinese cuisine is a source of pride for many Hong Kongers, but also an expression of their unique cultural identity. Mak says going to “dim sum” remains an important ritual for people. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Talking to the dead: the art of making Taoist paper effigies

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 02:02pm by Xenia Chan, Hedy Bok

    ... Xenia Chan and Hedy Bok In the third episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, a design graduate tells of his decision to take up his father’s craft of making Taoist paper effigies used to communicate with the dead Few young people in Hong Kong today opt to pursue careers in traditional crafts – particularly those in which it is hard to make money. But 32-year-old Au-yeung Ping-chi ...




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