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Collector’s 400 years of China maps and nautical charts up for sale – there’s not a nine-dash line to be seen

French, British, Dutch, Portuguese, Jesuit – collector Robert Nield’s nautical charts and maps, painstakingly drawn and coloured, show which European colonisers dominated the seas of southern China and Singapore through the centuries.

12 Sep 2019 - 5:07PM

French, British, Dutch, Portuguese, Jesuit – collector Robert Nield’s nautical charts and maps, painstakingly drawn and coloured, show which European colonisers dominated the seas of southern China and Singapore through the centuries.

Collector’s 400 years of China maps and nautical charts up for sale – there’s not a nine-dash line to be seen
Hong Kong arranged marriage heartbreak: the bridal laments women sang before leaving home

Man Fung-king was a typical bride in the rural Hong Kong of the 1950s, a farm girl contracted in an arranged marriage. She and fellow women of the Weitou minority sang bridal laments and recalled their lives for a documentary.

16 May 2019 - 8:36PM

Man Fung-king was a typical bride in the rural Hong Kong of the 1950s, a farm girl contracted in an arranged marriage. She and fellow women of the Weitou minority sang bridal laments and recalled their lives for a documentary.

Hong Kong arranged marriage heartbreak: the bridal laments women sang before leaving home
She took on the tobacco industry, and taught a city about sex: a Hong Kong doctor’s life

Hong Kong doctor Judith Mackay has battled against smoking for 50 years – and had a major impact across the globe. She looks back on that and much else besides, including raising a family.

25 Sep 2018 - 12:39PM

Hong Kong doctor Judith Mackay has battled against smoking for 50 years – and had a major impact across the globe. She looks back on that and much else besides, including raising a family.

She took on the tobacco industry, and taught a city about sex: a Hong Kong doctor’s life
Last of its kind: kiln that made pots for post-war Hong Kong and the enthusiasts out to make it a living museum

Chamber pots, flower pots, soup pots – you name it, they were fired in the flames of a Tuen Mun dragon kiln, a type used in China since ancient times. The only one left in Hong Kong, ceramic artists are pushing for its preservation.

5 Aug 2018 - 3:37PM

Chamber pots, flower pots, soup pots – you name it, they were fired in the flames of a Tuen Mun dragon kiln, a type used in China since ancient times. The only one left in Hong Kong, ceramic artists are pushing for its preservation.

Last of its kind: kiln that made pots for post-war Hong Kong and the enthusiasts out to make it a living museum
With headhunters in Malaysia fighting Chinese terrorists – a British Army major looks back at his life

Retired soldier Brian Finch recalls his time in the jungles of Malaysia, his role in Sino-British negotiations over Hong Kong’s future, and the day in 1989 when a million Hongkongers took the streets

9 Mar 2018 - 8:48AM

Retired soldier Brian Finch recalls his time in the jungles of Malaysia, his role in Sino-British negotiations over Hong Kong’s future, and the day in 1989 when a million Hongkongers took the streets

With headhunters in Malaysia fighting Chinese terrorists – a British Army major looks back at his life
British playwright on his humiliating ‘soft-porn’ role and Hong Kong’s colonial overhang

Tim Crouch, author of plays such as My Arm and An Oak Tree, reflects on his more desperate times and why ‘pompous English prigs’ strike a chord in Hong Kong

23 Feb 2018 - 12:09PM

Tim Crouch, author of plays such as My Arm and An Oak Tree, reflects on his more desperate times and why ‘pompous English prigs’ strike a chord in Hong Kong

British playwright on his humiliating ‘soft-porn’ role and Hong Kong’s colonial overhang
Hong Kong’s ‘father of public housing’ recalls POW camp life and the city’s challenges in 1960s

In his last interviews and at the age of 105, Michael Wright, the architect of Hong Kong’s first ‘private’ public housing estate, explains why there was never a dull moment in the city

2 Feb 2018 - 7:30PM

In his last interviews and at the age of 105, Michael Wright, the architect of Hong Kong’s first ‘private’ public housing estate, explains why there was never a dull moment in the city

Hong Kong’s ‘father of public housing’ recalls POW camp life and the city’s challenges in 1960s
‘It’s like having your insides ripped out’: Singaporean air crash widow on getting over Hong Kong husband and daughter’s death

When AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea in 2014, all 162 people on board were killed, including Wee Mei Yi’s husband and their two-year-old daughter. She talks about overcoming grief and making a life for their son, Luca

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

When AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea in 2014, all 162 people on board were killed, including Wee Mei Yi’s husband and their two-year-old daughter. She talks about overcoming grief and making a life for their son, Luca

‘It’s like having your insides ripped out’: Singaporean air crash widow on getting over Hong Kong husband and daughter’s death
Social worker devoted to ethnic minorities in Hong Kong tells her story

Her biography newly published, Fermi Wong talks about Mao, moving from China to a subdivided flat in San Po Kong and battling breast cancer

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Her biography newly published, Fermi Wong talks about Mao, moving from China to a subdivided flat in San Po Kong and battling breast cancer

Social worker devoted to ethnic minorities in Hong Kong tells her story
Hong Kong journalist Francis Moriarty reflects on his storied career

Having covered everything from the Tiananmen Square crackdown and the 2004 tsunami to the handover and 9/11, the veteran broadcaster and writer is set return to the US

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Having covered everything from the Tiananmen Square crackdown and the 2004 tsunami to the handover and 9/11, the veteran broadcaster and writer is set return to the US

Hong Kong journalist Francis Moriarty reflects on his storied career
Hong Kong doctor volunteering in West Africa can’t forget the children she saved, or the ones she lost

Surgeon Jessica Ng fulfilled a dream by working for a year in a charity’s hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, operating for free on patients, many of them young and often with terrible injuries. She can’t wait to go back

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

Surgeon Jessica Ng fulfilled a dream by working for a year in a charity’s hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, operating for free on patients, many of them young and often with terrible injuries. She can’t wait to go back

Hong Kong doctor volunteering in West Africa can’t forget the children she saved, or the ones she lost
Jonathan Wattis on his 30 years in Hong Kong's antiques trade

The British dealer in antique maps, rare books, painting and photographs remembers when Central felt like a village

31 Dec 2016 - 9:31AM

The British dealer in antique maps, rare books, painting and photographs remembers when Central felt like a village

Jonathan Wattis on his 30 years in Hong Kong's antiques trade
Comic Jameson Gong, on Trump, Hillary and flatulence

The New York-born stand-up comedian who founded The TakeOut Comedy Club in Hong Kong reveals why he hated being Chinese and why he finds news funny

30 Sep 2016 - 11:03AM

The New York-born stand-up comedian who founded The TakeOut Comedy Club in Hong Kong reveals why he hated being Chinese and why he finds news funny

Comic Jameson Gong, on Trump, Hillary and flatulence
Deric Daniel Waters: A ‘remarkably fit’ man who laid the groundwork for Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Graham Heywood's diary paints rich picture of life in a Hong Kong POW camp

The wartime diary of Observatory employee Graham Heywood, one of the first two men to be captured during the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong, shines a light on life inside the Sham Shui Po POW camp, writes Annemarie Evans.

8 Dec 2015 - 10:36AM

The wartime diary of Observatory employee Graham Heywood, one of the first two men to be captured during the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong, shines a light on life inside the Sham Shui Po POW camp, writes Annemarie Evans.

Graham Heywood's diary paints rich picture of life in a Hong Kong POW camp
My life: Activist and politician 'Long Hair' on prison, being banned from China and his amah mother

Leung Kwok-hung talks to Annemarie Evans about growing up, getting involved in politics, how he learned English, poverty, and his various stints behind bars.

30 Aug 2015 - 1:08PM

Leung Kwok-hung talks to Annemarie Evans about growing up, getting involved in politics, how he learned English, poverty, and his various stints behind bars.

My life: Activist and politician 'Long Hair' on prison, being banned from China and his amah mother
IN PICTURES: 26 family stories that tell history of Shanghai's Jewish community

Kadoories and the Sassoons are among those to relate sometimes delightful anecdotes in this insightful book about the lives of Baghdadi Jews in Shanghai from the mid-19th century on, through two world wars and waves of refugees, until the Communist revolution that saw some move on to Hong Kong. 

13 Aug 2015 - 3:58PM

Kadoories and the Sassoons are among those to relate sometimes delightful anecdotes in this insightful book about the lives of Baghdadi Jews in Shanghai from the mid-19th century on, through two world wars and waves of refugees, until the Communist revolution that saw some move on to Hong Kong. 

IN PICTURES: 26 family stories that tell history of Shanghai's Jewish community
Inspiring stories behind Spirit of Hong Kong Awards - and now you can vote
Architectural firm sparks creativity and design of disadvantaged Hong Kong children

The great thing about interacting with a bunch of four to six-year-olds, says Frank McGoldrick, global board director with architectural firm Aedas, is that there are no barriers to their creative thinking. 

4 Jul 2015 - 3:02AM

The great thing about interacting with a bunch of four to six-year-olds, says Frank McGoldrick, global board director with architectural firm Aedas, is that there are no barriers to their creative thinking. 

Architectural firm sparks creativity and design of disadvantaged Hong Kong children
Hotline volunteer guides strangers in Hong Kong through hardship to peace
Hong Kong-based entrepreneur discovers new way to test for toxins
Spirit of Hong Kong: a master craftsman passes on his carpentry skills
Social enterprise advocate obtains flats and rents them out to Hong Kong's less fortunate
A dedicated Hong Kong worker who brings joy to her grannies
Dialogue in Dark opens visitors' eyes to visually impaired
Hakka academic spreading the word on saving languages
Long-time Hong Kong teacher helps deprived pupils overcome life's challenges
Spirit of Hong Kong: how her village roots proved a source of comfort for chef George Tang
Generous Hong Kong blood and bone marrow donor passes on his habits to his children
Kiss and Tell inventor's device is a painless way to catch diabetes early enough to act