James Legge

Hong Kong

Subeditor, Hong Kong

James Legge is a former sub-editor on the Post's Hong Kong desk. Before that, he was a reporter and editor in the UK and a freelance reporter in Hong Kong.

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Behind the Story: How SCMP reported the Lunar New Year in the Year of the Pig

James Legge speaks to SCMP journalists, video producers and editors about what stories always come around for Lunar New Year and what stories they’ve found for the coming Year of the Pig

James Legge speaks to SCMP journalists, video producers and editors about what stories always come around for Lunar New Year and what stories they’ve found for the coming Year of the Pig

Behind the Story: How SCMP reported the Lunar New Year in the Year of the Pig
12 Feb 2019 - 8:19AM
Podcast: Inside the yoga ball murders and how police solved one of Hong Kong’s most calculated crimes -  Long Reads
6 Dec 2018 - 11:49AM
Inside China: Sichuan earthquake, 10 years on

A decade on, we return to the scene of one of China's worst natural disasters.

A decade on, we return to the scene of one of China's worst natural disasters.

Inside China: Sichuan earthquake, 10 years on
19 Dec 2018 - 7:46PM
Inside China: Farming snakes for medicine, meals and money

The commerce, culture, cuisine and cure-alls that fuel China's snake economy.

The commerce, culture, cuisine and cure-alls that fuel China's snake economy.

Inside China: Farming snakes for medicine, meals and money
19 Dec 2018 - 7:44PM
A Hong Kong photographer's guide to taking underwater shots

Trained in photography at arts college, Alan Lo's life changed when he went underwater. He uses photography to show how amazing marine life is and to urge people to better safeguard it.

Trained in photography at arts college, Alan Lo's life changed when he went underwater. He uses photography to show how amazing marine life is and to urge people to better safeguard it.

A Hong Kong photographer's guide to taking underwater shots
18 Aug 2015 - 2:01AM
8 fun indoor things to do without worrying about wild weather

With intense heat and the frequent threat of sudden heavy rain, August is one of the most tempestuous months in Hong Kong. So don't let the weather spoil your weekends — hunker down indoors and entertain yourselves.

With intense heat and the frequent threat of sudden heavy rain, August is one of the most tempestuous months in Hong Kong. So don't let the weather spoil your weekends — hunker down indoors and entertain yourselves.

8 fun indoor things to do without worrying about wild weather
20 Jun 2018 - 3:10PM
Done with junks? Five alternative boat trips in Hong Kong

From squid fishing to scuba diving, and from island-hopping to fine dining, there's more to Hong Kong waters than boozy junk trips.

From squid fishing to scuba diving, and from island-hopping to fine dining, there's more to Hong Kong waters than boozy junk trips.

Done with junks? Five alternative boat trips in Hong Kong
29 Jul 2015 - 11:17PM
Hongkongers look to gene tests to tell whether they'll be better at Chinese or prone to an illness

Doctors are no longer looking for immediate problems but long-term potential benefits and life issues.

Doctors are no longer looking for immediate problems but long-term potential benefits and life issues.

Hongkongers look to gene tests to tell whether they'll be better at Chinese or prone to an illness
20 Jul 2015 - 1:54PM
Best things to do in Kowloon City, whether it's 3pm or 3am

The neighbourhood is good for food, history and shopping before dark, and for Thai food, beer, karaoke and dancing after that. We sampled it all in 12 hours.

The neighbourhood is good for food, history and shopping before dark, and for Thai food, beer, karaoke and dancing after that. We sampled it all in 12 hours.

Best things to do in Kowloon City, whether it's 3pm or 3am
2 Jul 2015 - 8:42AM
The Hongkongers living with a silent killer, and sufferers hoping to help
29 May 2015 - 6:29AM