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Hong Kong student internships: invaluable work experience or slave labour?

Many Hong Kong interns are unpaid, and some receive no training or mentorship and spend their time performing menial tasks and paying their own expenses at companies that skirt the minimum wage law

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Many Hong Kong interns are unpaid, and some receive no training or mentorship and spend their time performing menial tasks and paying their own expenses at companies that skirt the minimum wage law

Hong Kong student internships: invaluable work experience or slave labour?
For Hong Kong Mrs Universe contestant, multi-tasking comes naturally

Mother, model and flight attendant, Mukta Chopra has already won a regional Mrs Asia title and hopes this week’s pageant for married women will bring more exposure in her home city

31 Aug 2016 - 11:50AM

Mother, model and flight attendant, Mukta Chopra has already won a regional Mrs Asia title and hopes this week’s pageant for married women will bring more exposure in her home city

For Hong Kong Mrs Universe contestant, multi-tasking comes naturally
Rich mainland Chinese girl in the US flaunts her wealth on social media

Blanche Yuan was born into money and enjoys spending it and telling the world about it. She can’t understand why that upsets some people

31 Aug 2016 - 10:04AM

Blanche Yuan was born into money and enjoys spending it and telling the world about it. She can’t understand why that upsets some people

Rich mainland Chinese girl in the US flaunts her wealth on social media
Hong Kong’s best-kept secrets: hand-painted porcelain goods

It was the city’s first factory of its kind and made porcelain for film stars and luxury hotels, but with no one to take it over, sadly it could be the end of the city’s Guang Cai industry

18 Aug 2016 - 5:58AM

It was the city’s first factory of its kind and made porcelain for film stars and luxury hotels, but with no one to take it over, sadly it could be the end of the city’s Guang Cai industry

Hong Kong’s best-kept secrets:  hand-painted porcelain goods
Tickets out now for Tiger Lillies’ Hamlet, Hong Kong band Dear Jane, and more

British band use song to narrate Shakespeare tragedy, local pop rockers present their greatest hits, and bubble blower Pep Bou does amazing things with a bowl of soap and water

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

British band use song to narrate Shakespeare tragedy, local pop rockers present their greatest hits, and bubble blower Pep Bou does amazing things with a bowl of soap and water

Tickets out now for Tiger Lillies’ Hamlet, Hong Kong band Dear Jane, and more
Bare with us: Hong Kong’s nudists struggle for acceptance

Hong Kong’s nudists undress at the drop of a hat for aesthetic and leisure activities but they have trouble convincing Hong Kong’s prudish bureaucrats it is harmless enjoyment

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Hong Kong’s nudists undress at the drop of a hat for aesthetic and leisure activities but they have trouble convincing Hong Kong’s prudish bureaucrats it is harmless enjoyment

Bare with us: Hong Kong’s nudists struggle for acceptance
He’s 65, lives in China, and in 5 years he’s published 16 books on Cultural Revolution

Ao Benli decided he wanted the truth to get out about one of communist China’s most turbulent decades while those who experienced it were still alive. He says he isn’t worried he’ll be targeted like five other Hong Kong booksellers

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Ao Benli decided he wanted the truth to get out about one of communist China’s most turbulent decades while those who experienced it were still alive. He says he isn’t worried he’ll be targeted like five other Hong Kong booksellers

He’s 65, lives in China, and in 5 years he’s published 16 books on Cultural Revolution
Is your Himalayan Viagra the real deal? Chinese medicine experts hope to guarantee it

Hong Kong scientists and retailers call for certification to ensure Cordyceps sinensis, known as caterpillar fungus, is the genuine article

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Hong Kong scientists and retailers call for certification to ensure Cordyceps sinensis, known as caterpillar fungus, is the genuine article

Is your Himalayan Viagra the real deal? Chinese medicine experts hope to guarantee it
Tickets out now for Concert in the Dark, Curtis Institute classical music stars and more

Understand what it’s like to be blind by listening to Hong Kong singers in complete darkness, appreciate the brilliance of guitarist Jason Vieaux, and see veteran Hong Kong stars do Shakespeare

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Understand what it’s like to be blind by listening to Hong Kong singers in complete darkness, appreciate the brilliance of guitarist Jason Vieaux, and see veteran Hong Kong stars do Shakespeare

Tickets out now for Concert in the Dark, Curtis Institute classical music stars and more
10 events to keep Hong Kong schoolchildren entertained over the summer holiday

Carnivals, fairs, concerts, shows - indoors or out, there’s something for every child between now and the end of August at various venues in Hong Kong and Macau

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Carnivals, fairs, concerts, shows - indoors or out, there’s something for every child between now and the end of August at various venues in Hong Kong and Macau

10 events to keep Hong Kong schoolchildren entertained over the summer holiday
Hong Kong’s 47-year wait for Earth, Wind & Fire is over. Don’t miss out on a ticket

Make a date, too, for Australian comedians and a cappella award winners Pentatonix

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Make a date, too, for Australian comedians and a cappella award winners Pentatonix

Hong Kong’s 47-year wait for Earth, Wind & Fire is over. Don’t miss out on a ticket
Hong Kong artist shines light on tiny Lantau village Fan Lau - population: 1

Inspiration for Lily Leung’s photographic exhibition came from her friendship with two elderly villagers

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Inspiration for Lily Leung’s photographic exhibition came from her friendship with two elderly villagers

Hong Kong artist shines light on tiny Lantau village Fan Lau - population: 1
How technology takes Japanese artist Hiroaki Umeda in new directions

Multimedia artist, in Hong Kong for workshop with local performers, demonstrates how to add extra dimension to a show through technology such as a sensor to turn movement into images

25 Jun 2016 - 8:57AM

Multimedia artist, in Hong Kong for workshop with local performers, demonstrates how to add extra dimension to a show through technology such as a sensor to turn movement into images

How technology takes Japanese  artist Hiroaki Umeda in new directions
Don’t miss out on Queen’s Hong Kong debut, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and more
Tickets on sale for Jimmy Carr and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hong Kong, Fatboy Slim in Macau