Adam Wright

Hong Kong

Adam Wright

Entertainment Editor

Adam joined the Post in 1997 and worked in various roles before becoming entertainment editor in 2004.

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Opinion | Jailing of K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon offers ray of hope in dark year for the industry

The jailing of Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon on rape charges is a welcome first step towards ending the misogyny and victim blaming that is rampant in the K-pop industry, Adam Wright says.

3 Dec 2019 - 6:30AM

The jailing of Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon on rape charges is a welcome first step towards ending the misogyny and victim blaming that is rampant in the K-pop industry, Adam Wright says.

Jailing of K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon offers ray of hope in dark year for the industry
Marilyn Manson to play first Hong Kong gig in March 2020

Tickets to the debut show by the controversial rocker go on sale on December 13

28 Nov 2019 - 2:40PM

Tickets to the debut show by the controversial rocker go on sale on December 13

Marilyn Manson to play first Hong Kong gig in March 2020
Opinion | K-pop deaths of Goo Hara, Sulli and Jonghyun leave industry with blood on its hands

First Jonghyun, then Sulli, now Goo Hara: three stars dying in less than two years shows that something has gone tragically wrong in the K-pop industry, with the pressure placed on performers reaping a devastating cost today.

2 Dec 2019 - 9:28AM

First Jonghyun, then Sulli, now Goo Hara: three stars dying in less than two years shows that something has gone tragically wrong in the K-pop industry, with the pressure placed on performers reaping a devastating cost today.

K-pop deaths of Goo Hara, Sulli and Jonghyun leave industry with blood on its hands
Hong Kong’s biggest music festival Clockenflap cancelled after protests escalate

One week before the start of the three-day festival set to host Halsey, Babymetal and Mumford and Sons, organisers pull the plug and say ‘the situation has now made this impossible’

15 Nov 2019 - 11:10PM

One week before the start of the three-day festival set to host Halsey, Babymetal and Mumford and Sons, organisers pull the plug and say ‘the situation has now made this impossible’

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival Clockenflap cancelled after protests escalate
Hong Kong protests the reason top K-pop awards show skipping the city, music industry source says

Mama ceremony has been staged in Hong Kong every year since 2012; while the cancellation was known about, this is the first time a source has confirmed anti-government protests are the reason for the decision.

12 Nov 2019 - 11:28AM

Mama ceremony has been staged in Hong Kong every year since 2012; while the cancellation was known about, this is the first time a source has confirmed anti-government protests are the reason for the decision.

Hong Kong protests the reason top K-pop awards show skipping the city, music industry source says
Hong Kong’s biggest music festival going ahead despite protests, say organisers, as final line-up of acts confirmed

Organisers say the cancellation of other events amid months of anti-government protest makes their mission to bring Hongkongers together more relevant than ever. Bombay Bicycle Club, Metronomy and Nick Murphy among names added to line-up.

30 Oct 2019 - 7:10PM

Organisers say the cancellation of other events amid months of anti-government protest makes their mission to bring Hongkongers together more relevant than ever. Bombay Bicycle Club, Metronomy and Nick Murphy among names added to line-up.

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival going ahead despite protests, say organisers, as final line-up of acts confirmed
Hong Kong protests: hip-hop festival Rolling Loud the latest to cancel, citing safety reasons

Amid the Hong Kong protests, Rolling Loud, part of the world’s biggest hip hop festival, has been cancelled. Migos and Wiz Khalifa were among the artists booked to appear at the festival in West Kowloon Art Park.

14 Oct 2019 - 12:10PM

Amid the Hong Kong protests, Rolling Loud, part of the world’s biggest hip hop festival, has been cancelled. Migos and Wiz Khalifa were among the artists booked to appear at the festival in West Kowloon Art Park.

Hong Kong protests: hip-hop festival Rolling Loud the latest to cancel, citing safety reasons
No place at Hong Kong hip-hop festival Rolling Loud for Vava after Chinese rapper backed police amid protests in city

China’s top female hip-hop star posted video captioned ‘Rolling Loud in Hong Kong … see ya’. Then she shared People’s Daily meme saying ‘I support Hong Kong police’. Was she dropped from line-up? Organisers won’t say.

11 Sep 2019 - 4:37PM

China’s top female hip-hop star posted video captioned ‘Rolling Loud in Hong Kong … see ya’. Then she shared People’s Daily meme saying ‘I support Hong Kong police’. Was she dropped from line-up? Organisers won’t say.

No place at Hong Kong hip-hop festival Rolling Loud for Vava after Chinese rapper backed police amid protests in city
Rapper from Taiwan puts out track backing Hong Kong protests, as Chinese artists take sides

Raise My Fist, by rapper Dwagie, contains lines such as ‘They want Hong Kong but not its people’, and comes after mainland Chinese rap acts such as Higher Brothers, Vava, PG One and CD Rev came out in support of Hong Kong police action against protesters.

5 Sep 2019 - 8:00AM

Raise My Fist, by rapper Dwagie, contains lines such as ‘They want Hong Kong but not its people’, and comes after mainland Chinese rap acts such as Higher Brothers, Vava, PG One and CD Rev came out in support of Hong Kong police action against protesters.

Rapper from Taiwan puts out track backing Hong Kong protests, as Chinese artists take sides
Opinion | How Chinese rappers are selling out hip hop by slamming Hong Kong protesters and supporting police

US rappers like NWA and Public Enemy once urged their followers to stand up to the government and police – but Chinese acts don’t feel the same. For artists like Higher Brothers, Vava and CD Rev, nationalistic pride comes first.

27 Aug 2019 - 2:36PM

US rappers like NWA and Public Enemy once urged their followers to stand up to the government and police – but Chinese acts don’t feel the same. For artists like Higher Brothers, Vava and CD Rev, nationalistic pride comes first.

How Chinese rappers are selling out hip hop by slamming Hong Kong protesters and supporting police
Opinion | From Lay Zhang to Liu Wen – amid Hong Kong protests, China’s stars are being pushed to the front lines

Amid the summer of unrest gripping Hong Kong, Chinese celebrities like K-pop star Lay Zhang Yixing are nailing their colours to the mast as they rush to assure fans of their support for one China, writes entertainment editor Adam Wright.

15 Aug 2019 - 1:14PM

Amid the summer of unrest gripping Hong Kong, Chinese celebrities like K-pop star Lay Zhang Yixing are nailing their colours to the mast as they rush to assure fans of their support for one China, writes entertainment editor Adam Wright.

From Lay Zhang to Liu Wen – amid Hong Kong protests, China’s stars are being pushed to the front lines
Halsey, Lil Pump and Mumford & Sons: Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong puts on a youth-oriented line-up

Controversial rapper Lil Pump joins Halsey and UK folkers Mumford & Sons at Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival. Other acts include Babymetal, Deafheaven and The Kooks, with more to be announced.

8 Aug 2019 - 12:36PM

Controversial rapper Lil Pump joins Halsey and UK folkers Mumford & Sons at Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival. Other acts include Babymetal, Deafheaven and The Kooks, with more to be announced.

Halsey, Lil Pump and Mumford & Sons: Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong puts on a youth-oriented line-up
Review | Alfred Hitchcock: every film dissected in new appreciation of director’s genius by Taschen

From Psycho to The Birds to North by Northwest, Taschen’s Alfred Hitchcock: The Complete Films has a chapter for every film the ‘master of suspense’ directed in a 50-year career. One for the obsessive fan and casual reader alike.

4 Aug 2019 - 7:05PM

From Psycho to The Birds to North by Northwest, Taschen’s Alfred Hitchcock: The Complete Films has a chapter for every film the ‘master of suspense’ directed in a 50-year career. One for the obsessive fan and casual reader alike.

Alfred Hitchcock: every film dissected in new appreciation of director’s genius by Taschen
Video: watch Archie from Hong Kong, the world’s youngest DJ, play a set at four years old

Archie has already played Clockenflap and Boomtown festivals in Hong Kong and Britain. To qualify for the Guinness World Record, he played a one-hour unassisted DJ set at the Bungalow club in Hong Kong.

16 May 2019 - 11:14AM

Archie has already played Clockenflap and Boomtown festivals in Hong Kong and Britain. To qualify for the Guinness World Record, he played a one-hour unassisted DJ set at the Bungalow club in Hong Kong.

Video: watch Archie from Hong Kong, the world’s youngest DJ, play a set at four years old
‘Malay power’ neo-Nazi band festival cancelled in Malaysia’s Ipoh city

Ten bands supporting ‘Malay power’ movement – which believes Malaysia should be an exclusively Malay nation, immigration should end and non-Malays should be expelled – were lined up for the Rebellion Fest on April 13

21 Mar 2019 - 9:35AM

Ten bands supporting ‘Malay power’ movement – which believes Malaysia should be an exclusively Malay nation, immigration should end and non-Malays should be expelled – were lined up for the Rebellion Fest on April 13

‘Malay power’ neo-Nazi band festival cancelled in Malaysia’s Ipoh city
China in the 1980s: photos from a time of hope and optimism

For his photo book ‘The Door Opened: 1980s China’, Adrian Bradshaw says he wants to reflect the dignity, optimism and warmth of the people he encountered at a time of wide-ranging change.

11 Mar 2019 - 8:53PM

For his photo book ‘The Door Opened: 1980s China’, Adrian Bradshaw says he wants to reflect the dignity, optimism and warmth of the people he encountered at a time of wide-ranging change.

China in the 1980s: photos from a time of hope and optimism
Hong Kong fans react to death of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint

The Prodigy have a huge following in the city and performed live here twice – in Kowloon Bay’s Kitec centre in 1998 and at the Clockenflap festival in 2017. The singer, 49, was found dead at his home in Essex on Monday.

5 Mar 2019 - 6:31PM

The Prodigy have a huge following in the city and performed live here twice – in Kowloon Bay’s Kitec centre in 1998 and at the Clockenflap festival in 2017. The singer, 49, was found dead at his home in Essex on Monday.

Hong Kong fans react to death of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint
The sexy business cards Hong Kong go-go bars handed out to attract sailors in the 1960s

While researching Wan Chai history for inspiration for a restaurant interior, graphic designer Jay Foss-Cole fell in love with the bars’ gaudy cards; he began collecting them, buying them on eBay and from private collectors.

24 Feb 2019 - 10:19PM

While researching Wan Chai history for inspiration for a restaurant interior, graphic designer Jay Foss-Cole fell in love with the bars’ gaudy cards; he began collecting them, buying them on eBay and from private collectors.

The sexy business cards Hong Kong go-go bars handed out to attract sailors in the 1960s
Sónar Hong Kong 2019 line-up: MØ, Bonobo, AlunaGeorge, Thundercat and many more

Thirty-five music acts will perform on five indoor and outdoor stages at Hong Kong Science Park in April. This will be the third Hong Kong edition of the huge Spanish electronic music and arts festival.

13 Feb 2019 - 1:58PM

Thirty-five music acts will perform on five indoor and outdoor stages at Hong Kong Science Park in April. This will be the third Hong Kong edition of the huge Spanish electronic music and arts festival.

Sónar Hong Kong 2019 line-up:  MØ, Bonobo, AlunaGeorge, Thundercat and many more
From BTS to Keyakizaka46, Asian pop stars slammed for Nazi-style dress

Following the recent uproar over a Thai singer wearing a swastika T-shirt, we look at other Asian stars who have flirted with Nazi iconography.

30 Jan 2019 - 7:48PM

Following the recent uproar over a Thai singer wearing a swastika T-shirt, we look at other Asian stars who have flirted with Nazi iconography.

From BTS to Keyakizaka46, Asian pop stars slammed for Nazi-style dress
Vanishing Hong Kong: photo book records ‘grandeur’ of its working-class neighbourhoods

Japan-based couple’s photo book records ‘grandeur’ of city’s old neighbourhoods, fast disappearing under the wrecker’s ball; it is both a love letter and a protest against ‘so-called modernism, and the price it extracts’.

28 Jan 2019 - 10:06AM

Japan-based couple’s photo book records ‘grandeur’ of city’s old neighbourhoods, fast disappearing under the wrecker’s ball; it is both a love letter and a protest against ‘so-called modernism, and the price it extracts’.

Vanishing Hong Kong: photo book records ‘grandeur’ of its working-class neighbourhoods
From BTS to Ed Sheeran and John Mayer: Hong Kong gigs to look forward to in 2019

K-pop superstars, Grammy Award winners, bands who shaped music today: Hong Kong will see them all perform by the end of April

19 Jan 2019 - 8:57PM

K-pop superstars, Grammy Award winners, bands who shaped music today: Hong Kong will see them all perform by the end of April

From BTS to Ed Sheeran and John Mayer: Hong Kong gigs to look forward to in 2019
Opinion | Recent BTS concert ticket fail highlights all that is wrong with Hong Kong’s ticket-sale system

HK Ticketing is an ‘inefficient, outdated dinosaur’ that dominates the market despite having been surpassed by digital rivals

18 Jan 2019 - 7:35AM

HK Ticketing is an ‘inefficient, outdated dinosaur’ that dominates the market despite having been surpassed by digital rivals

Recent BTS concert ticket fail highlights all that is wrong with Hong Kong’s ticket-sale system
From Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan: the most popular books of 2018

The martial arts stars topped the popularity charts with a biography and a warts-and-all memoir. Also featured are a sensual Chinese photo book and the Crazy Rich Asians sequel.

30 Dec 2018 - 9:30PM

The martial arts stars topped the popularity charts with a biography and a warts-and-all memoir. Also featured are a sensual Chinese photo book and the Crazy Rich Asians sequel.

From Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan: the most popular books of 2018
Hidden details in historic Hong Kong photos revealed in Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell Volume 2

Historian David Bellis selected the photos from more than 15,000 on his blog Gwulo: Old Hong Kong. The close-ups reveal unexpected details and tell their own stories about life in turn of the century and pre-war Hong Kong.

2 Jan 2019 - 5:05PM

Historian David Bellis selected the photos from more than 15,000 on his blog Gwulo: Old Hong Kong. The close-ups reveal unexpected details and tell their own stories about life in turn of the century and pre-war Hong Kong.

Hidden details in historic Hong Kong photos revealed in Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell Volume 2
From BTS to Lil Tay: five of the biggest music stories from 2018
  • K-pop dominated the news with BTS owning the charts and G-Dragon getting older. Also in the news: nine-year-old ‘gangsta’ Lil Tay and Crazy Rich Asians.
29 Dec 2018 - 9:32PM
  • K-pop dominated the news with BTS owning the charts and G-Dragon getting older. Also in the news: nine-year-old ‘gangsta’ Lil Tay and Crazy Rich Asians.
From BTS to Lil Tay: five of the biggest music stories from 2018
BTS concert ticket sales in Hong Kong suspended over ‘unauthorised acts’; K-pop fans vent anger at ‘bots’

K-pop fans unable to access ticketing agent HK Ticketing website, as hundreds of tickets appear for sale on reseller Viagogo’s site at mark-ups of around 300 per cent; fans blame ‘hackers’ using ticket-buying bots.

20 Dec 2018 - 4:22PM

K-pop fans unable to access ticketing agent HK Ticketing website, as hundreds of tickets appear for sale on reseller Viagogo’s site at mark-ups of around 300 per cent; fans blame ‘hackers’ using ticket-buying bots.

BTS concert ticket sales in Hong Kong suspended over ‘unauthorised acts’; K-pop fans vent anger at ‘bots’
Ding ding! 100-plus historic photos of Hong Kong trams in new book

‘The Tramways of Hong Kong’ by Peter Waller takes readers on a colourful, rickety journey through the history of the city via its most iconic transport system.

10 Dec 2018 - 8:03PM

‘The Tramways of Hong Kong’ by Peter Waller takes readers on a colourful, rickety journey through the history of the city via its most iconic transport system.

Ding ding! 100-plus historic photos of Hong Kong trams in new book
Opinion | Sympathy for Jackie Chan: in defence of a damaged man

Chan’s difficult childhood and lack of self-esteem may have played a part in his actions. His memoirs gloss over details about the good things he has done.

8 Dec 2018 - 9:22AM

Chan’s difficult childhood and lack of self-esteem may have played a part in his actions. His memoirs gloss over details about the good things he has done.

Sympathy for Jackie Chan: in defence of a damaged man
Nicki Minaj refuses to take the stage at ‘fake’ Shanghai music festival

Minaj refused to go onstage after hearing the event was unauthorised. The event organiser blamed Minaj, and the singer promised her Shanghai fans she’d return with a better partner.

23 Nov 2018 - 9:55AM

Minaj refused to go onstage after hearing the event was unauthorised. The event organiser blamed Minaj, and the singer promised her Shanghai fans she’d return with a better partner.

Nicki Minaj refuses to take the stage at ‘fake’ Shanghai music festival