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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.

6 Jul 2017 - 5:57PM

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.

'Perfect' Hong Kong students on top of the world
Key facts you need to know about Philippines’ South China Sea case ahead of court ruling today
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

6 May 2016 - 4:32PM

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

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

5 May 2016 - 3:43PM

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

How a group of Hong Kong students built four schools in rural Cambodia
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

25 May 2016 - 4:23PM

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

Hongkongers as stressed out by a smashed smartphone as by sitting an exam, study finds
‘It’s most ... most likely use, is the technology of human enhancement’: Chinese scientists alter genes in human embryos in controversial study
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

2 Apr 2016 - 11:07PM

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

Why is it so hard to find vegetarian food in Kowloon?
If you use Tencent’s QQ web browser your personal data is at risk, experts warn
Chinese government mouthpiece Global Times criticises authorities over vaccine scandal
100 Chinese boats ‘in Malaysian waters’ of disputed South China Sea: Beijing says ‘it’s fishing season’, analysts say it’s a message
Six Chinese injured in Laos bus shooting attack; second assault on Chinese nationals in a month
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.

15 Mar 2016 - 6:32PM

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.

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

15 Mar 2016 - 3:00PM

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.

Hong Kong’s best-kept secrets: the Tin Hau Temple in Yau Ma Tei
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.

11 Mar 2016 - 1:02PM

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.

Rain and cold can’t deter crowds as Taste of Hong Kong festival opens
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

 

4 Mar 2016 - 10:18PM

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

 

Hong Kong photographer captures 4 years in transgender friend’s transition
Hong Kong Mornings Live: January 15, 2016
Hong Kong Mornings Live, January 12, 2016
Music legend David Bowie dies aged 69 after cancer battle: tributes pour in as Hong Kong joins the world in mourning
January already Hong Kong’s wettest in 52 years
What a scorcher: 2015 officially Hong Kong’s hottest year on record
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.

8 Jan 2016 - 9:54PM

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.

Netflix rolls out Hong Kong site with bargain offers
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

15 Jan 2016 - 8:26PM

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

Ten popular TV shows and movies you won’t find on Hong Kong’s new Netflix
Hong Kong Mornings Live: January 7, 2016
Hong Kong Mornings Live: January 4, 2016
San Francisco’s hottest Hong Kong food truck considers heading home for van plan
Hong Kong’s top Youtube videos and videomakers in 2015: We love comedy and music, not kittens and babies
Facebook suicide prevention tools could debut in Hong Kong: prevention, intervention for young people at risk
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.

4 Dec 2015 - 10:51AM

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.

Hong Kong temperatures to plunge then soar in a volatile week
Hong Kong sweats through warmest November since 1884 – and they’ll get warmer
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.

27 Nov 2015 - 10:41PM

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 pay adult prices for Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tickets