Ben Westcott

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'Perfect' Hong Kong students on top of the world

Hong Kong is the global leader in the 2015 International Baccalaureate, with almost a fifth of all perfect scores worldwide achieved by students from local schools.

Hong Kong is the global leader in the 2015 International Baccalaureate, with almost a fifth of all perfect scores worldwide achieved by students from local schools.

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Half of Americans still see China’s rise as threat, survey suggests

Majority also think US should be world’s sole military superpower, according to poll

Majority also think US should be world’s sole military superpower, according to poll

6 May 2016 - 4:32PM
How a group of Hong Kong students built four schools in rural Cambodia

Many Hong Kong students help in poverty alleviation schemes around Asia, but few set up their own charity and keep it going, as James Mak and his friends at Project Little Dream have done

Many Hong Kong students help in poverty alleviation schemes around Asia, but few set up their own charity and keep it going, as James Mak and his friends at Project Little Dream have done

5 May 2016 - 3:43PM
Hongkongers as stressed out by a smashed smartphone as by sitting an exam, study finds

Participants in study saw what they thought was their smartphone fall to the floor and break. ‘They were shocked and frozen ... a lot were very stressed,’ says lead researcher at University of Hong Kong

Participants in study saw what they thought was their smartphone fall to the floor and break. ‘They were shocked and frozen ... a lot were very stressed,’ says lead researcher at University of Hong Kong

25 May 2016 - 4:23PM
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Why is it so hard to find vegetarian food in Kowloon?

Ben Westcott wonders why he can find meat-free meals in a small town in Australia but not in the urban heart of Hong Kong

Ben Westcott wonders why he can find meat-free meals in a small town in Australia but not in the urban heart of Hong Kong

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Hong Kong student’s depiction of freedom wins global photography prize

Open University photography student, 23, takes top prize in Hong Kong section of 2016 Sony awards with shot of a boy playing on a basketball court in a Kowloon public housing estate.

Open University photography student, 23, takes top prize in Hong Kong section of 2016 Sony awards with shot of a boy playing on a basketball court in a Kowloon public housing estate.

15 Mar 2016 - 6:32PM
Hong Kong’s best-kept secrets: the Tin Hau Temple in Yau Ma Tei

Once a spot for sailors to pray for safe sea voyages, this temple, now hundreds of metres inland, has stood its ground for over a century and a half.

Once a spot for sailors to pray for safe sea voyages, this temple, now hundreds of metres inland, has stood its ground for over a century and a half.

15 Mar 2016 - 3:00PM
Rain and cold can’t deter crowds as Taste of Hong Kong festival opens

Chance to sample signature dishes from a dozen restaurants in one place draws hundreds to a chilly Central harbourfront for opening of four-day food fiesta.

Chance to sample signature dishes from a dozen restaurants in one place draws hundreds to a chilly Central harbourfront for opening of four-day food fiesta.

11 Mar 2016 - 1:02PM
Hong Kong photographer captures 4 years in transgender friend’s transition

Mark Woodward met Lia Romero when he went to New York to study, and Romero's transformation from man to woman is the subject of Woodward’s first solo show in Brooklyn

 

Mark Woodward met Lia Romero when he went to New York to study, and Romero's transformation from man to woman is the subject of Woodward’s first solo show in Brooklyn

 

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Netflix rolls out Hong Kong site with bargain offers

Internet streaming pioneer Netflix has rolled out its over-the-top (OTT) service in Hong Kong for as low as HK$63 a month hoping to making inroads into the city’s pay TV market.

Internet streaming pioneer Netflix has rolled out its over-the-top (OTT) service in Hong Kong for as low as HK$63 a month hoping to making inroads into the city’s pay TV market.

8 Jan 2016 - 9:54PM
Ten popular TV shows and movies you won’t find on Hong Kong’s new Netflix

The excitement over Netflix coming to Hong Kong may be premature, especially if you’re a fan of House of Cards, Walking Dead, or Sherlock

The excitement over Netflix coming to Hong Kong may be premature, especially if you’re a fan of House of Cards, Walking Dead, or Sherlock

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Hong Kong temperatures to plunge then soar in a volatile week

Temperatures in Hong Kong will rise and plunge like a roller coaster over the coming week, as meteorologists predict a cold front to sweep over the city on the weekend before warm weather returns.

Temperatures in Hong Kong will rise and plunge like a roller coaster over the coming week, as meteorologists predict a cold front to sweep over the city on the weekend before warm weather returns.

4 Dec 2015 - 10:51AM
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Children pay adult prices for Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tickets

Children’s tickets will no longer be available as part of the Hong Kong Sevens public ballot, the Hong Kong Rugby Union announced on Friday morning.

Children’s tickets will no longer be available as part of the Hong Kong Sevens public ballot, the Hong Kong Rugby Union announced on Friday morning.

27 Nov 2015 - 10:41PM