West Kowloon Cultural District

The West Kowloon Cultural District refers to a development project that seeks to create a hub of arts and cultural venues in a 40-hectare area in Hong Kong. Its location and proximity to Victoria Harbour have sparked hopes it will attract visitors and boost interest in the arts and culture. Some critics, however, argue that its multi-billion-dollar cost is a drain on the community.

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced a surprise HK$3.5 billion deal with Beijing in December. Photo: Sam Tsang

Graft-buster drops probe into Carrie Lam’s role in Palace Museum deal

Hong Kong’s graft-buster has dropped its investigation into incoming leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s role in a contentious deal with Beijing officials to build a local version of the Palace Museum, according to the legislator who filed a complaint against her.