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Clean air in Hong Kong remains a long way off. From purifiers to a positive attitude, Angharad Hampshire explores the best defences currently available for our lungs.Monday, 26 January, 2015, 10:43am 4 comments
Hong Kong-born stunt flier tells Jenni Marsh about a sport that is faster and more deadly than Formula One.25 Jan 2015 - 1:33pm 7 comments
Despite the dazzling skyline around Victoria Harbour and soaring towers everywhere, Hong Kong doesn't celebrate its architecture the way cities such as Barcelona, Chicago, Istanbul, London, Rome and Tel Aviv do.30 Jan 2015 - 11:05am 4 comments
Since South Korean and US brands dominate the market for high-end smartphones, Vlad Martynov, CEO of Moscow-based Yota Devices, has his work cut out for him.30 Jan 2015 - 11:51am
Art and science often make uneasy bedfellows, but that's not the case for Chinese artist Wang Jianwei. His works, which are conceptual and highly theoretical, have their foundations in theoretical physics, specifically the ideas of Danish physicist Niels Bohr, one of the scientists who established the foundations of quantum mechanics.27 Jan 2015 - 6:15am
Julie Fecteau has noticed an interesting development in her four-year-old son Julien. He has started giving up his seat to older people in the MTR. "Hey mummy, I respect him," Julien told Julie, to her surprise.27 Jan 2015 - 6:11am
Sugata Mitra is a polymath who has studied energy storage systems, designed batteries and worked on computer networking. But for the past 15 years, he has been preoccupied with educational research. His radical ideas about self-organised learning won him the TED prize in 2013, which gave him US$1 million to realise his vision for a global "School in the Cloud".27 Jan 2015 - 6:00am
Standing in the packed library of the Hong Kong International School, visiting poet Naomi Shihab Nye closes her eyes, takes a breath and begins. "You can't order a poem like you order a taco …," she says, reciting the opening line of one of her most recognised poems, Valentine for Ernest Mann, and the room is silent.27 Jan 2015 - 6:00am
Of late, Jiang Wen's life seems to be imitating his art. It's a tragicomic turn for the acclaimed Chinese actor-director, not unlike the fate that befalls the protagonist in his new film, Gone with the Bullets.26 Jan 2015 - 11:58am
High-pressure Hong Kong is nicknamed the city that never sleeps. Most of us manage to string some shut-eye together, but you may well suffer from sleep disruption, which can leave you feeling shattered when morning rolls around.26 Jan 2015 - 6:31am 1 comment
While the number of international schools in Hong Kong has grown over the past decade, non-Chinese parents, among them long-time residents in Hong Kong, are looking for a bilingual education for their children, and at a much lower cost.
And two public schools have sought to meet their need.26 Jan 2015 - 6:15am 2 comments
Hong Kong schools are undergoing the second round of external school review (ESR), which serves as a linchpin of the accountability framework.26 Jan 2015 - 6:12am
The ready availability of eye drops and antibiotic medication across the counter at pharmacies makes it an obvious first port of call for sufferers. After all, a short period of treatment clears up most cases of common eye discomfort - on the surface, at least.26 Jan 2015 - 6:02am
While fashion weeks are steaming ahead in the European capitals, closer to home we've been looking at sustainability in fashion at The Redress Forum (where I spoke as a panellist) and their EcoChic Design Awards during Hong Kong Fashion Week last week.26 Jan 2015 - 6:00am