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When Hong Kong asked the public to help catch criminals, combat lawlessness and increase trust in the police

Hong Kong in the 1970s was dealing with dislike of the police force and rising levels of crime. The government introduced a scheme in 1973 offering cash rewards to citizen crime fighters.

Hong Kong in the 1970s was dealing with dislike of the police force and rising levels of crime. The government introduced a scheme in 1973 offering cash rewards to citizen crime fighters.

When Hong Kong asked the public to help catch criminals, combat lawlessness and increase trust in the police
29 Jun 2021 - 10:15AM
Sex, gossip and free fruit: Apple Daily’s launch in 1995 and why Jimmy Lai had his sanity questioned

‘Is he just downright crazy?’ asked the South China Morning Post ahead of Jimmy Lai’s launch of his Chinese-language newspaper in 1995.

‘Is he just downright crazy?’ asked the South China Morning Post ahead of Jimmy Lai’s launch of his Chinese-language newspaper in 1995.

Sex, gossip and free fruit: Apple Daily’s launch in 1995 and why Jimmy Lai had his sanity questioned
22 Jun 2021 - 11:24AM
When nuclear tests in Xinjiang put China and Greenpeace on a collision course

In 1996, China planned to carry out nuclear tests in Xinjiang. It was a move Greenpeace planned to stop, but their negotiations only brought bad publicity.

In 1996, China planned to carry out nuclear tests in Xinjiang. It was a move Greenpeace planned to stop, but their negotiations only brought bad publicity.

When nuclear tests in Xinjiang put China and Greenpeace on a collision course
11 Jun 2021 - 10:45AM
Review | Travel guide meets coffee table book – now what’s the use of that? New York Times’ A to Z of bucket-list destinations

An A-to-Z coffee table book of ideas for international weekend mini-trips, culled from the pages of The New York Times, this tome has no practical purpose we can fathom, beautiful though it may be.

An A-to-Z coffee table book of ideas for international weekend mini-trips, culled from the pages of The New York Times, this tome has no practical purpose we can fathom, beautiful though it may be.

Travel guide meets coffee table book – now what’s the use of that? New York Times’ A to Z of bucket-list destinations
24 Aug 2019 - 10:30PM