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How Hong Kong’s underground art scene broke overground: Banksy lit the fuse on a street art boom – now local talents are worth 10 times as much

Banksy lit the fuse on a street art boom – and now indie galleries are pushing up prices tenfold for lesser-known local talents

Banksy lit the fuse on a street art boom – and now indie galleries are pushing up prices tenfold for lesser-known local talents

28 May 2022 - 9:00AM
The start-up spirit powering Switzerland’s post-pandemic recovery – government support, entrepreneurial drive and strong China trade partnerships fuel a bounce back to business

The country has faced serious hardships brought on by Covid-19, but motivated entrepreneurs and businesspeople now hope to push the on to fresh heights

The country has faced serious hardships brought on by Covid-19, but motivated entrepreneurs and businesspeople now hope to push the on to fresh heights

27 May 2022 - 3:00PM
Online lessons shouldn’t be all about the screen – to ensure children get proper exercise, physical activities like dancing and yoga are crucial to developing young bodies and minds

Parents must ensure their children stay focused during online classes and get enough exercise outside class through yoga, play dates or even helping out with household chores

Parents must ensure their children stay focused during online classes and get enough exercise outside class through yoga, play dates or even helping out with household chores

19 Apr 2022 - 9:10AM
Young voices are leading the climate crisis fight – how the Hong Kong Sustainable Development Goals Summits empowers high school students to take action

Across the world young people are leading the fight to enact change at the grass-roots level, with the Canadian International School Hong Kong hosting the second annual SGD summit

Across the world young people are leading the fight to enact change at the grass-roots level, with the Canadian International School Hong Kong hosting the second annual SGD summit

1 Apr 2022 - 5:20PM
Hong Kong Four Trails: Wong obliterates ultramarathon record, finishing 298km race in less than 2 days

Former firefighter Wong Ho-chung races around Hong Kong in 46 hrs 55 minutes nearly 3 hours faster than previous record, with North Face Adventure Team member ‘redefining what is possible in terms of combining endurance with speed’.

Former firefighter Wong Ho-chung races around Hong Kong in 46 hrs 55 minutes nearly 3 hours faster than previous record, with North Face Adventure Team member ‘redefining what is possible in terms of combining endurance with speed’.

4 Feb 2022 - 8:21PM
Hong Kong universities taking the chance to innovate and upskill as Covid-19 drives online and mixed-mode learning

The likes of HKU, EduHK and HKBU have used to hone online and mixed-mode learning models, helping prepare them for greater use of e-learning in thefuture

The likes of HKU, EduHK and HKBU have used to hone online and mixed-mode learning models, helping prepare them for greater use of e-learning in thefuture

7 Feb 2022 - 4:30PM
Why Hong Kong is among the best cities offering EMBA and DBA degrees

Hong Kong’s status as a global city makes it ideal for cross-cultural DBA and EMBA learning, writes Ben Young

Hong Kong’s status as a global city makes it ideal for cross-cultural DBA and EMBA learning, writes Ben Young

8 Jan 2020 - 6:38PM
The sky is the limit as job prospects in aviation soar

With China tipped to become the world’s largest civil aviation market within five years, HKUST can help supply aeronautical engineers

With China tipped to become the world’s largest civil aviation market within five years, HKUST can help supply aeronautical engineers

19 Dec 2019 - 3:31PM
Why boarding school may not be best for children aged 14 to 18

Family support during ‘complicated’ high school years is important for teenagers, says David Lovelin, high school principal, Hong Kong International School

Family support during ‘complicated’ high school years is important for teenagers, says David Lovelin, high school principal, Hong Kong International School

14 Jan 2022 - 1:01PM
How do you get into Harvard, Yale, UCLA, and other top US universities?

Grades matter, of course, but diversity and being the right fit is as, if not more, important.

Grades matter, of course, but diversity and being the right fit is as, if not more, important.

30 Sep 2019 - 2:25PM
From the slums of Sao Paulo to the glamour of the World Sevens Series, Brazilian Bianca Dos Santos Silva is running her way to the top

Bianca Dos Santos Silva untouchable as Brazil win qualifier and secure return to women’s series next season.

Bianca Dos Santos Silva untouchable as Brazil win qualifier and secure return to women’s series next season.

6 Apr 2019 - 1:11PM
Monaghan hails ‘special’ Hong Kong women after historic performance ends in defeat against Japan

Team progress beyond pool stages of qualifying tournament for first time, but lose to Japan in quarter-finals.

Team progress beyond pool stages of qualifying tournament for first time, but lose to Japan in quarter-finals.

5 Apr 2019 - 10:20PM
Hong Kong Sevens: Philippine Volcanoes face the same challenges as country, says manager Jake Letts

Former player brings team now ranked as third-best in Asia back to Hong Kong for first time since 2012

Former player brings team now ranked as third-best in Asia back to Hong Kong for first time since 2012

4 Apr 2019 - 3:27PM
‘We can win Hong Kong Sevens’: women’s sevens captain Melody Li makes bold prediction

Slotted in a group with Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Uganda, the Hong Kong women have drawn what some call an easy pool

Slotted in a group with Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Uganda, the Hong Kong women have drawn what some call an easy pool

3 Apr 2019 - 9:36PM
Marshal’s mistake: ‘Stingray’ denied almost certain victory in HK50 West
  • Filipino superstar is given the wrong directions just when it seemed he had the race all sewn up at Shing Mun Reservoir Catchwater
  • Filipino superstar is given the wrong directions just when it seemed he had the race all sewn up at Shing Mun Reservoir Catchwater
24 Mar 2019 - 12:58AM
Formula E helps University of Hong Kong students design racing car of the future

HKU Racing team gears up for Formula Student competition in July after some tips from DS Techeetah boss Mark Preston during Hong Kong E-Prix

HKU Racing team gears up for Formula Student competition in July after some tips from DS Techeetah boss Mark Preston during Hong Kong E-Prix

14 Mar 2019 - 3:46PM
Formula E: Jean-Eric Vergne ‘eating black bread’ but won’t crumble under Hong Kong pressure

Defending champion believes ‘it can only get better from here’ after shaky start to season five, and hopes his bad luck is over heading into Hong Kong E-Prix

Defending champion believes ‘it can only get better from here’ after shaky start to season five, and hopes his bad luck is over heading into Hong Kong E-Prix

10 Mar 2019 - 11:26AM
Formula E: Alejandro Agag wants wet outdoor, dry indoor London E-Prix – ‘that will be unique in racing’

Chairman Alejandro Agag says ‘very cool’ season six finale will be a highlight of the calendar, with NIO driver Oliver Turvey relishing the return of a home race

Chairman Alejandro Agag says ‘very cool’ season six finale will be a highlight of the calendar, with NIO driver Oliver Turvey relishing the return of a home race

9 Mar 2019 - 11:10PM
Kazufumi Ose wins thrilling, controversial TransLantau 100 after French rival given wrong directions
  • Japanese runner turns the tables on his French rivals to win in an incredible time of 12:02:39
  • Japanese runner turns the tables on his French rivals to win in an incredible time of 12:02:39
5 Mar 2019 - 2:16PM
Hong Kong Marathon: record-breaking Kenyan Barnabas Kiptum so far ahead his rivals never saw him

Second-paced Ethiopian Dawit Wolde says he thought he had won after battling two others to the finish line

Second-paced Ethiopian Dawit Wolde says he thought he had won after battling two others to the finish line

18 Feb 2019 - 9:34AM
Hong Kong Marathon: Christy Yiu makes stunning return from pregnancy hiatus in half marathon

Rio Olympian now sets her sights on qualifying for Tokyo and husband Chan Ka-ho believes she can do it

Rio Olympian now sets her sights on qualifying for Tokyo and husband Chan Ka-ho believes she can do it

17 Feb 2019 - 9:48PM
Nine Dragons Ultra: US Olympian Magda Boulet takes a commanding lead in women’s contest

Hong Kong’s Jcy Ho finishes the 50 miles in 14 hours, 17 minutes and 52 seconds

Hong Kong’s Jcy Ho finishes the 50 miles in 14 hours, 17 minutes and 52 seconds

2 Feb 2019 - 6:30PM
Nine Dragons Ultra: France’s Julien Chorier holds slender lead over Japan’s Kazufumi Ose after 50-mile leg of race

50 miles were completed on Saturday; 50 kilometres lay ahead on Sunday

50 miles were completed on Saturday; 50 kilometres lay ahead on Sunday

2 Feb 2019 - 4:45PM
Domestic helper battles through knee injury to take first place in Braemar Hill 45km trail race

Fredelyn Alberto continues her good form to win another race, only a week after taking first at the Gurkha Trailblazer

Fredelyn Alberto continues her good form to win another race, only a week after taking first at the Gurkha Trailblazer

20 Jan 2019 - 9:47PM
8 Jan 2019 - 9:06PM
Law Kai-pong battles the elements to win Hong Kong’s toughest race at the Ultra-Trail Tai Mo Shan 2019

The 31-year-old boat worker completes the gruelling 162km race in 23 hours, 44 minutes and eight seconds, while Li Lai-ting wins the women’s race

The 31-year-old boat worker completes the gruelling 162km race in 23 hours, 44 minutes and eight seconds, while Li Lai-ting wins the women’s race

7 Jan 2019 - 9:13AM
30 Dec 2018 - 10:48PM
Embracing global opportunities

Apart from technology advancement and globalisation, academics and top executives are examining the outlook of the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ and its impact on the world

Apart from technology advancement and globalisation, academics and top executives are examining the outlook of the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ and its impact on the world

28 Jan 2019 - 11:19AM
27 Dec 2018 - 10:01PM
MBA - beyond the deal

MBA courses worldwide focus more on entrepreneurship, social responsibility and technology applications, among other business skills

MBA courses worldwide focus more on entrepreneurship, social responsibility and technology applications, among other business skills

27 Nov 2019 - 2:58PM