Lowest turnout since 2008 for Hong Kong march in memory of June 4 crackdown

How a store that still sells kerosene stoves became a treasure trove of the community

Slacklining on Hong Kong’s iconic Lion Rock

Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in city

Lowest turnout since 2008 for Hong Kong march in memory of June 4 crackdown

May 29, 2017

Hong Kong organisers said only 1,000 people turned up at an annual march on Sunday to remember the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, the lowest official count since 2008, while the police said the turnout was 450 at its peak.

The demonstrators renewed their calls for the Chinese authorities to revise the official Communist Party's verdict that the democracy movement was anti-state. 

An annual vigil will take place in Hong Kong on June 4.

(Photo: SCMP's Sam Tsang)

How a store that still sells kerosene stoves became a treasure trove of the community

May 26, 2017

Founded in 1959, Chu Wing Kee is a hardware store selling everything from kerosene lamps to electric scales. Its owner, Perry Chu, is dedicated to keeping this treasure trove alive in Sheung Wan.

(Photo: SCMP's Dickson Lee)

 

 

Slacklining on Hong Kong’s iconic Lion Rock

May 25, 2017

You may have been lucky enough to see them carefully walking along a 42-metre tightrope connecting rocky hills in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Or maybe you enjoy watching their enthralling videos online.

Daredevils in the Slacklining Hong Kong group, whose sport evolved from rock-climbing in Yosemite Valley, California during the 1970s, are fast making a name for themselves as the most exciting sporting club in the city.

(Photo: Hamish Lawson)

Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in city

May 26, 2017

Philippine security forces bomb residential areas in a southern city as they battle Islamist militants holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians. (Photo: AFP)