Hong Kong now known for something other than skyline: Edward Snowden's refuge

Hong Kong's skyline appears on satirical comedy programme The Daily Show as it presents a segment about the Snowden case. Photo: Screenshot via The Daily Show

What media are saying about US whistle-blower Edward Snowden and Hong Kong, in roughly the last 48 hours.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

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

Face-off on the pitch between Hong Kong and Philippines at Mong Kok Stadium. Photo: Screenshot via ABSCBNNews

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. 

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Love thy neighbour? Hong Kong ranks low on racial tolerance

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Hong Kong is one of the most racially intolerant places in the world - along with India, Jordan and Bangladesh, according to a report.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Diaoyus dispute encapsulates the Hong Kong identity crisis

Everyone's a patriot when it comes to the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. Photo: AP

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 intensely critical of the Chinese government.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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

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

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

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am