Catherine Xu

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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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
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

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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
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

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

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