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T-shirt designers inspired by Tiananmen Square Tank Man and other icons of protest

Tank Man became a symbol of the student protests and crackdown in Beijing in 1989 after he was photographed blocking a row of PLA tanks. He was never seen again, but the image has inspired numerous T-shirt designs.

14 Apr 2019 - 3:26PM

Tank Man became a symbol of the student protests and crackdown in Beijing in 1989 after he was photographed blocking a row of PLA tanks. He was never seen again, but the image has inspired numerous T-shirt designs.

T-shirt designers inspired by  Tiananmen Square Tank Man and other icons of protest
Penis enlargement: it’s on the rise – but the end result will leave many men feeling deflated

Penis stretching devices, penis extenders, pumps, dermal fillers, surgery – the penis enhancement sector is booming today. Therapists say it’s not penis size that matters most, though, but sexual technique.

24 Feb 2019 - 10:19PM

Penis stretching devices, penis extenders, pumps, dermal fillers, surgery – the penis enhancement sector is booming today. Therapists say it’s not penis size that matters most, though, but sexual technique.

Penis enlargement: it’s on the rise – but the end result will leave many men feeling deflated
How to stop someone you know falling for an online romance scam

With lovelorn Hong Kong witnessing a sharp increase in the number of online romance scams last year, we talk to counsellors on the best ways to help someone you know from falling into a trap.

16 Jan 2019 - 1:27PM

With lovelorn Hong Kong witnessing a sharp increase in the number of online romance scams last year, we talk to counsellors on the best ways to help someone you know from falling into a trap.

How to stop someone you know falling for an online romance scam
Should you buy an off-the-rack suit from a supermarket or discount store?

What are the differences between bespoke, made to measure and off the rack? Tailors, fashion bloggers, personal stylists and a psychologist weigh in on the eternal question.

24 Dec 2018 - 11:48AM

What are the differences between bespoke, made to measure and off the rack? Tailors, fashion bloggers, personal stylists and a psychologist weigh in on the eternal question.

Should you buy an off-the-rack suit from a supermarket or discount store?
Shipwrecked Hong Kong sailors’ brush with Indian island tribe that killed US missionary John Allen Chau

Crew were being threatened by ‘wild … people carrying spears and arrows’, captain cabled after freighter ran aground off North Sentinel Island; 37 years after MV Primrose shipwreck, hostile islanders slew US missionary.

10 Dec 2018 - 8:03PM

Crew were being threatened by ‘wild … people carrying spears and arrows’, captain cabled after freighter ran aground off North Sentinel Island; 37 years after MV Primrose shipwreck, hostile islanders slew US missionary.

Shipwrecked Hong Kong sailors’ brush with Indian island tribe that killed US missionary John Allen Chau
Hapless Hong Kong criminals: seven robberies that went awry

For every successful robbery, there is a good number that go wrong. We look back at seven in Hong Kong that didn’t go to plan.

18 Nov 2018 - 3:11PM

For every successful robbery, there is a good number that go wrong. We look back at seven in Hong Kong that didn’t go to plan.

Hapless Hong Kong criminals: seven robberies that went awry
Review | Photographer’s fascination with Hong Kong bamboo scaffolding shows in new book and exhibition

Peter Steinhauer’s eye was drawn to the colourful drapes covering scaffolding on Hong Kong construction sites, which he likens to cocoons when he first arrived in the city; images shot over more than 20 years capture ‘cocoons’ and city’s changing skyline.

28 Oct 2018 - 1:43PM

Peter Steinhauer’s eye was drawn to the colourful drapes covering scaffolding on Hong Kong construction sites, which he likens to cocoons when he first arrived in the city; images shot over more than 20 years capture ‘cocoons’ and city’s changing skyline.

Photographer’s fascination with Hong Kong bamboo scaffolding shows in new book and exhibition
How to change careers successfully and find your dream job

Changing jobs can be a daunting thought, but chasing your dream role is not as hard as you might think if you prepare and manage your expectations, say experts

11 Oct 2018 - 8:54PM

Changing jobs can be a daunting thought, but chasing your dream role is not as hard as you might think if you prepare and manage your expectations, say experts

How to change careers successfully and find your dream job
Chinese photographer Zhang Hai’er’s sensuous images challenge outdated norms of female sexuality

Zhang Hai’er’s images are raw, erotic and influential. An upcoming collection presents 70 of his most defining creations from 1988 to the present.

6 Oct 2018 - 6:02PM

Zhang Hai’er’s images are raw, erotic and influential. An upcoming collection presents 70 of his most defining creations from 1988 to the present.

Chinese photographer Zhang Hai’er’s sensuous images challenge outdated norms of female sexuality
China’s Qing dynasty empresses, their lives, riches and erotica celebrated in book

Lavishly illustrated volume lifts the veil on the life of China’s Qing dynasty empresses by looking at the robes, jewellery, and accessories they wore and the sensuous paintings that adorned their walls.

1 Oct 2018 - 7:39PM

Lavishly illustrated volume lifts the veil on the life of China’s Qing dynasty empresses by looking at the robes, jewellery, and accessories they wore and the sensuous paintings that adorned their walls.

China’s Qing dynasty empresses, their lives, riches and erotica celebrated in book
New Chinese science fiction anthology promises to reignite the genre

This collection of modern Chinese sci-fi writing covers everything from dystopia to cyberpunk and parallels with China’s economic growth, and according to some, heralds a new age of recognition for Chinese writers.

1 Oct 2018 - 5:58PM

This collection of modern Chinese sci-fi writing covers everything from dystopia to cyberpunk and parallels with China’s economic growth, and according to some, heralds a new age of recognition for Chinese writers.

New Chinese science fiction anthology promises to reignite the genre
LOLs, trolls, and tequila: Facebook groups for Hong Kong mums offer support, advice, laughs – and a good argument

Whether its for advice, support, a business idea, or just a joke you can laugh out loud at, mothers in Hong Kong from all over the world join Facebook groups. Online guide The HK Hub lists 16, and some even attract men – who are soon booted out.

3 Sep 2018 - 12:33PM

Whether its for advice, support, a business idea, or just a joke you can laugh out loud at, mothers in Hong Kong from all over the world join Facebook groups. Online guide The HK Hub lists 16, and some even attract men – who are soon booted out.

LOLs, trolls, and tequila: Facebook groups for Hong Kong mums offer support,  advice, laughs – and a good argument
The traits that make US firms less likely to hire Hong Kong Chinese over white applicants, according to Stanford study

You might think appearing unflappable in a job interview an asset, but what US employers see instead is an enthusiasm deficit, research shows. A cultural critic isn’t surprised by the findings, and says Asian job applicants are typecast.

2 Aug 2018 - 7:10PM

You might think appearing unflappable in a job interview an asset, but what US employers see instead is an enthusiasm deficit, research shows. A cultural critic isn’t surprised by the findings, and says Asian job applicants are typecast.

The traits that make US firms less likely to hire Hong Kong Chinese over white applicants, according to Stanford study
Review | Sex in China from imperial times to today explored via nine essays in Sexuality in China

Prostitution, penis size, polygamy, concubines and crimes of passion, these nine essays, edited by history professor Howard Chiang, examine all aspects of sex in China, from the imperial times until the present day.

4 Jul 2018 - 8:45AM

Prostitution, penis size, polygamy, concubines and crimes of passion, these nine essays, edited by history professor Howard Chiang, examine all aspects of sex in China, from the imperial times until the present day.

Sex in China from imperial times to today explored via nine essays in Sexuality in China
Venomous creatures in Hong Kong, from jellyfish to hornets to centipedes – beware, some can kill

From the common toad to a giant jellyfish, from the largest poisonous snake to a terrifying home-invading centipede, Hong Kong has its share of animals that carry a venomous bite, sting or secretion. Here are some of the city’s most toxic inhabitants and visitors

12 Jun 2018 - 12:25PM

From the common toad to a giant jellyfish, from the largest poisonous snake to a terrifying home-invading centipede, Hong Kong has its share of animals that carry a venomous bite, sting or secretion. Here are some of the city’s most toxic inhabitants and visitors

Venomous creatures in Hong Kong, from jellyfish to hornets to centipedes – beware, some can kill
The Miss Hong Kong pageant runner-up who was big winner when victor’s crown slipped, and how it changed her life

2008 contest winner Edelweiss Cheung’s contract was frozen after she was photographed smoking and kissing her boyfriend in public. Runner-up Skye Chan had to step into the role, and it kick-started her television career 

21 May 2018 - 11:01AM

2008 contest winner Edelweiss Cheung’s contract was frozen after she was photographed smoking and kissing her boyfriend in public. Runner-up Skye Chan had to step into the role, and it kick-started her television career 

The Miss Hong Kong pageant runner-up who was big winner when victor’s crown slipped, and how it changed her life
Has grunge fashion lost its gritty edge? Modern-day revival proves too ‘clean’ for diehards

A quarter of a century since Marc Jacobs’s grunge collection cost him his job at Perry Ellis, we take a look at how the subgenre has shaped fashion over the years – and how it’s making a comeback

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

A quarter of a century since Marc Jacobs’s grunge collection cost him his job at Perry Ellis, we take a look at how the subgenre has shaped fashion over the years – and how it’s making a comeback

Has grunge fashion lost its gritty edge? Modern-day revival proves too ‘clean’ for diehards
Inside Hong Kong’s secretive free-love scene: don’t call it swinging – this is polyamory, where sex is just one option

Lea and Judy are part of a community that enjoys giving and receiving love with multiple partners. But despite polyamory not being all about sex, no one sees it crossing cultural barriers in Hong Kong any time soon

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Lea and Judy are part of a community that enjoys giving and receiving love with multiple partners. But despite polyamory not being all about sex, no one sees it crossing cultural barriers in Hong Kong any time soon

Inside Hong Kong’s secretive free-love scene: don’t call it swinging – this is polyamory, where sex is just one option
Ten of Hong Kong’s most endangered species, from animals hunted for TCM to the gigantic Plantasaurus

December 4 is Wildlife Conservation Day, initiated to promote respect for, and protection of, endangered species. We take a look at Hong Kong’s rarest flora and fauna, and the reasons why they face extinction

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

December 4 is Wildlife Conservation Day, initiated to promote respect for, and protection of, endangered species. We take a look at Hong Kong’s rarest flora and fauna, and the reasons why they face extinction

Ten of Hong Kong’s most endangered species, from animals hunted for TCM to the gigantic Plantasaurus
How banknotes and coins make canvases for designs: artistic licence to print pretty money

It may be the root of all evil, but money has an artistic side, too. From Fiji’s celebratory seven dollar note to Switzerland’s 50 franc note to Australia’s Possum Magic coin collection, we look at the most attractive legal tender

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

It may be the root of all evil, but money has an artistic side, too. From Fiji’s celebratory seven dollar note to Switzerland’s 50 franc note to Australia’s Possum Magic coin collection, we look at the most attractive legal tender

How banknotes and coins make canvases for designs: artistic licence to print pretty money
The rise of DIY plastic surgery in Asia: from smile trainers to nose slimmers and lifters

As increasing numbers of Chinese go under the knife in their quest for the perfect face, we look at the non-surgical devices on the market, and ask whether they are worth the time, money and pain people spend on them

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

As increasing numbers of Chinese go under the knife in their quest for the perfect face, we look at the non-surgical devices on the market, and ask whether they are worth the time, money and pain people spend on them

The rise of DIY plastic surgery in Asia: from smile trainers to nose slimmers and lifters
World’s top five whiz kids, Hong Kong-born prodigy Wang Pok-lo included, show age is no barrier

Whether they have graduated from university at the age of 13, spoken at TEDxTeen, or been able to name all 196 countries before starting school, these five prodigies hope to use their talents to make the world a better place

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Whether they have graduated from university at the age of 13, spoken at TEDxTeen, or been able to name all 196 countries before starting school, these five prodigies hope to use their talents to make the world a better place

World’s top five whiz kids, Hong Kong-born prodigy Wang Pok-lo included, show age is no barrier
World’s first albino model Connie Chiu on growing up in Kowloon and diversity on the catwalk

A refugee from Hong Kong’s bright sun, Chiu left for Sweden. She recalls the chance inquiry to Jean Paul Gaultier that brought an invitation to model his haute couture collection in Paris, and kick-started her career in fashion

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

A refugee from Hong Kong’s bright sun, Chiu left for Sweden. She recalls the chance inquiry to Jean Paul Gaultier that brought an invitation to model his haute couture collection in Paris, and kick-started her career in fashion

World’s first albino model Connie Chiu on growing up in Kowloon and diversity on the catwalk
How six of Asia’s leading magicians play tricks on your eyes – and mind

Hong Kong illusionist Jeff Teo, Princess Tenko from Japan and Taiwan’s Will Tsai are among the stand-outs of Magic Week who will hoodwink you with their mastery of the mystical arts

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Hong Kong illusionist Jeff Teo, Princess Tenko from Japan and Taiwan’s Will Tsai are among the stand-outs of Magic Week who will hoodwink you with their mastery of the mystical arts

How six of Asia’s leading magicians play tricks on your eyes – and mind
Five unusual Korean beauty trends – will they give you flawless skin?

South Koreans are great cosmetics innovators. Hong Kong experts explain the effects five of the most popular Korean beauty treatments can have on your skin and health

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

South Koreans are great cosmetics innovators. Hong Kong experts explain the effects five of the most popular Korean beauty treatments can have on your skin and health

Five unusual Korean beauty trends – will they give you flawless skin?
Review | Book review: Finding Eden tells of Borneo’s beauty before deforestation destroyed the island

In detailing his 1978-79 expedition of Borneo to study the remote Penan tribal people, English explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison laments how a pristine paradise has since been utterly destroyed by loggers and palm oil plantations

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

In detailing his 1978-79 expedition of Borneo to study the remote Penan tribal people, English explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison laments how a pristine paradise has since been utterly destroyed by loggers and palm oil plantations

Book review: Finding Eden tells of Borneo’s beauty before deforestation destroyed the island
Body dysmorphia in Hong Kong – doctor fears disorder is rife, with low self-esteem causing plastic surgery addiction

Human Ken and Barbie dolls are an extreme manifestation of a condition that leads people to seek repeatedly to improve their appearance through plastic surgery

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Human Ken and Barbie dolls are an extreme manifestation of a condition that leads people to seek repeatedly to improve their appearance through plastic surgery

Body dysmorphia in Hong Kong – doctor fears disorder is rife, with low self-esteem causing plastic surgery addiction
Spider silk: the bullet-stopping, plane-catching fabric that’s got the fashion world spinning

Appearing in parkas, capes, ties and even a dress by Stella McCartney, spider silk can be used to make material tougher than Kevlar – but harvesting it can be a problem, what with the creatures’ tendency to eat each other

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Appearing in parkas, capes, ties and even a dress by Stella McCartney, spider silk can be used to make material tougher than Kevlar – but harvesting it can be a problem, what with the creatures’ tendency to eat each other

Spider silk: the bullet-stopping, plane-catching fabric that’s got the fashion world spinning
Three fatal fashion trends in history and why fast fashion may be the worst of all

From mercury poisoning in Victorian hatters to the hot trend for radium beauty products, fashion has unwittingly caused an array of health hazards. But are we going to top them all with the microplastics in fast-fashion items?

5 Oct 2017 - 7:42PM

From mercury poisoning in Victorian hatters to the hot trend for radium beauty products, fashion has unwittingly caused an array of health hazards. But are we going to top them all with the microplastics in fast-fashion items?

Three fatal fashion trends in history and why fast fashion may be the worst of all
A hand model’s tale: Hongkonger on her love of manual labour

We talk to a Hong Kong model about her expressive, emotional hands, and the dedication needed to hold the same position for hours on end

26 Sep 2017 - 10:20AM

We talk to a Hong Kong model about her expressive, emotional hands, and the dedication needed to hold the same position for hours on end

A hand model’s tale: Hongkonger on her love of manual labour