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What makes Hong Kong unique? Is it Cantonese Opera, the Dragon Boat festival, Lion dancing, Wing Chun, snake wine or shrimp paste? 

22 Feb 2019 - 3:19PM

What makes Hong Kong unique? Is it Cantonese Opera, the Dragon Boat festival, Lion dancing, Wing Chun, snake wine or shrimp paste? 

Multimedia: Living heritage of Hong Kong
Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches

Outdoor activities seem doomed this weekend with heavy showers and strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun expected to hit Hong Kong today and last until Monday.

18 Jul 2014 - 2:06PM

Outdoor activities seem doomed this weekend with heavy showers and strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun expected to hit Hong Kong today and last until Monday.

Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches
Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence

Two people remained in hospital last night after air turbulence tossed passengers and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20.

17 Jul 2014 - 7:25AM

Two people remained in hospital last night after air turbulence tossed passengers and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20.

Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence
12 stand out from university 'in' crowd with seven 5** grades

A record 12 high-flying students have stood out from this year's Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination, as the percentage of students meeting the basic requirements for local university admission increased.

8 May 2015 - 9:08AM

A record 12 high-flying students have stood out from this year's Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination, as the percentage of students meeting the basic requirements for local university admission increased.

12 stand out from university 'in' crowd with seven 5** grades
Only 30pc confident about getting into university, poll finds ahead of exam results day

Only a third of pupils who took the Diploma of Secondary Education examination are confident of getting into university, although more than half believe a bachelor's degree is a necessity.

10 Jul 2014 - 4:30AM

Only a third of pupils who took the Diploma of Secondary Education examination are confident of getting into university, although more than half believe a bachelor's degree is a necessity.

Only 30pc confident about getting into university, poll finds ahead of exam results day
Parents angry as schools block Form One transfers

Parents of pupils who failed to secure a Form One place at the school of their choice yesterday slammed an agreement among some schools that barred them from seeking a transfer.

9 Jul 2014 - 8:19AM

Parents of pupils who failed to secure a Form One place at the school of their choice yesterday slammed an agreement among some schools that barred them from seeking a transfer.

Parents angry as schools block Form One transfers
Organisers and police point fingers over slow progress of July 1 march

Police accused the Civil Human Rights Front of deliberately making slow progress, while the front said the police caused a bottleneck by not opening more lanes for the marchers.

26 Oct 2016 - 2:38PM

Police accused the Civil Human Rights Front of deliberately making slow progress, while the front said the police caused a bottleneck by not opening more lanes for the marchers.

Organisers and police point fingers over slow progress of July 1 march
Carnival spirit for most part despite the slow progress

Angered by the State Council's white paper declaring its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over the city, and by the dysfunctional legislature, some also said they would join the overnight sit-in by student activists.

2 Jul 2014 - 5:58PM

Angered by the State Council's white paper declaring its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over the city, and by the dysfunctional legislature, some also said they would join the overnight sit-in by student activists.

Carnival spirit for most part despite the slow progress
Ageing East Kowloon school campuses miss government standards

Almost 80 per cent of public secondary schools in East Kowloon are not up to Education Bureau standards, a study by the Post has found, prompting warnings from educators that children's education is being put at risk.

2 Jul 2014 - 7:42AM

Almost 80 per cent of public secondary schools in East Kowloon are not up to Education Bureau standards, a study by the Post has found, prompting warnings from educators that children's education is being put at risk.

Ageing East Kowloon school campuses miss government standards
MTR trains delayed after water pipe bursts

A burst water main disrupted services on the East Rail Line yesterday, prompting lengthy delays for hundreds of passengers just one day after the rail operator increased its fares.

1 Jul 2014 - 3:08AM

A burst water main disrupted services on the East Rail Line yesterday, prompting lengthy delays for hundreds of passengers just one day after the rail operator increased its fares.

MTR trains delayed after water pipe bursts
Parents' white-paper petition 'for next generation'

A parents' group has launched an online petition against the State Council's white paper on Hong Kong, saying it breaks the promises that Beijing made in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Basic Law.

26 Jun 2014 - 5:24AM

A parents' group has launched an online petition against the State Council's white paper on Hong Kong, saying it breaks the promises that Beijing made in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Basic Law.

Parents' white-paper petition 'for next generation'
Tensions of 1967 riots echo today, says director of new drama

The deadly 1967 riots are seen by many as a watershed in Hong Kong's history - but for drama director Wu Hoi-fai, the days of havoc hold another message: resorting to violence won't help.

24 Jun 2014 - 5:13AM

The deadly 1967 riots are seen by many as a watershed in Hong Kong's history - but for drama director Wu Hoi-fai, the days of havoc hold another message: resorting to violence won't help.

Tensions of 1967 riots echo today, says director of new drama
Our voice must be heard, say voters in unofficial Occupy Central referendum

Nine out of 10 voters at Occupy Central's polling stations believe the public must have a say in who can run in the next chief executive election, a mini-poll by the South China Morning Post found.

23 Jun 2014 - 5:19PM

Nine out of 10 voters at Occupy Central's polling stations believe the public must have a say in who can run in the next chief executive election, a mini-poll by the South China Morning Post found.

Our voice must be heard, say voters in unofficial Occupy Central referendum
Parents seek permanent home for school

The city's first direct subsidy school has been without a permanent home since its founding in 1965 because of government restrictions that effectively exclude it from site allocation exercises, parents say.

20 Jun 2014 - 2:43AM

The city's first direct subsidy school has been without a permanent home since its founding in 1965 because of government restrictions that effectively exclude it from site allocation exercises, parents say.

Parents seek permanent home for school
'Scandal over Tong dents ICAC support'

Hongkongers' determination to wipe out corruption has rallied despite their support for the Independent Commission Against Corruption hitting its lowest for at least a decade.

19 Jun 2014 - 2:50AM

Hongkongers' determination to wipe out corruption has rallied despite their support for the Independent Commission Against Corruption hitting its lowest for at least a decade.

'Scandal over Tong dents ICAC support'
The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

It's no surprise that Cantonese opera, egg tarts, pineapple buns and milk tea have made it on to the final list of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage.

5 Sep 2014 - 1:06PM

It's no surprise that Cantonese opera, egg tarts, pineapple buns and milk tea have made it on to the final list of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage.

The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work
Divided family enjoys short reunion

As families across Hong Kong gathered to celebrate Father's Day yesterday, the Ng family were hoping that their temporary union will soon become more permanent.

16 Jun 2014 - 4:53AM

As families across Hong Kong gathered to celebrate Father's Day yesterday, the Ng family were hoping that their temporary union will soon become more permanent.

Divided family enjoys short reunion
Impact from cutting number of mainland tourists ‘only short term’, says think tank

Cutting the number of solo travellers to Hong Kong will hinder the city's economic growth but only in the short term, according to a think tank's economic simulation.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Cutting the number of solo travellers to Hong Kong will hinder the city's economic growth but only in the short term, according to a think tank's economic simulation.

Impact from cutting number of mainland tourists ‘only short term’, says think tank
Hongkongers take new view of old certainty - death

Hongkongers' attitudes towards death have gradually changed in the past seven years, with 10 per cent fewer believing that talking about death to a dying person will hasten their demise.

9 Jun 2014 - 11:20AM

Hongkongers' attitudes towards death have gradually changed in the past seven years, with 10 per cent fewer believing that talking about death to a dying person will hasten their demise.

Hongkongers take new view of old certainty - death
ESF set to charge parents of new pupils up to HK$38,000

The English Schools Foundation is under fire from parents after revealing plans to impose a non- refundable one-off charge of up to HK$38,000 on new students from next year in its struggle to make ends meet.

28 Apr 2015 - 5:44PM

The English Schools Foundation is under fire from parents after revealing plans to impose a non- refundable one-off charge of up to HK$38,000 on new students from next year in its struggle to make ends meet.

ESF set to charge parents of new pupils up to HK$38,000
Academic stress starts early, study reveals

Children are stressed out by academic pressure even before they start primary school, a survey of parents of kindergarten pupils has found.

3 Jun 2014 - 6:00PM

Children are stressed out by academic pressure even before they start primary school, a survey of parents of kindergarten pupils has found.

Academic stress starts early, study reveals
'Leave! Now! Take cover! You're in the firing range': behind the scenes of Hong Kong estate gunman drama

What began as a peaceful Sunday morning turned into a high-tension drama featuring explosives, gunshots, stun grenades, tear gas and a public display of skill by the elite "Flying Tigers" unit.

2 Jun 2014 - 5:20AM

What began as a peaceful Sunday morning turned into a high-tension drama featuring explosives, gunshots, stun grenades, tear gas and a public display of skill by the elite "Flying Tigers" unit.

'Leave! Now! Take cover! You're in the firing range': behind the scenes of Hong Kong estate gunman drama
Kai Tak shoot-out residents say they were kept in the dark

Residents of the Kai Tak public housing estate where yesterday's fatal shoot-out took place have questioned the handling of the incident by police, saying they were kept in the dark and asking why only the floor where the gunman lived was cordoned off.

2 Jun 2014 - 6:25PM

Residents of the Kai Tak public housing estate where yesterday's fatal shoot-out took place have questioned the handling of the incident by police, saying they were kept in the dark and asking why only the floor where the gunman lived was cordoned off.

Kai Tak shoot-out residents say they were kept in the dark
Young actors embrace the spirit of Wang Dan

Actress Vicky Lam Wing-yee, 20, wasn't born at the time of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, but she wants to make sure its history is not obliterated.

30 May 2014 - 3:21PM

Actress Vicky Lam Wing-yee, 20, wasn't born at the time of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, but she wants to make sure its history is not obliterated.

Young actors embrace the spirit of Wang Dan
Fred Ma calls for widening of tax base

Hong Kong should consider introducing indirect taxes and importing more workers to cope with the strain caused by an ageing population, the former commerce minister says.

27 May 2014 - 4:22AM

Hong Kong should consider introducing indirect taxes and importing more workers to cope with the strain caused by an ageing population, the former commerce minister says.

Fred Ma calls for widening of tax base
'Drastic' 20pc cut in mainland visitors only one option, says Leung

Reducing the number of mainland visitors to the city by 20 per cent is too drastic a cut, say members of a key government-appointed advisory body.

27 May 2014 - 11:35AM

Reducing the number of mainland visitors to the city by 20 per cent is too drastic a cut, say members of a key government-appointed advisory body.

'Drastic' 20pc cut in mainland visitors only one option, says Leung
Plan for flat-rate monthly pension for all over-65s is proposed

Everyone would be entitled to a flat-rate monthly pension from the age of 65 under an option being considered by an expert commissioned to lead a year-long government study of retirement proposals.

26 Oct 2016 - 2:38PM

Everyone would be entitled to a flat-rate monthly pension from the age of 65 under an option being considered by an expert commissioned to lead a year-long government study of retirement proposals.

Plan for flat-rate monthly pension for all over-65s is proposed
Thousands rally in Macau over government retirement bill

Thousands of people took to the streets of Macau to protest against a bill that would give a generous retirement package to the city's outgoing chief executive and top officials.

26 May 2014 - 5:17AM

Thousands of people took to the streets of Macau to protest against a bill that would give a generous retirement package to the city's outgoing chief executive and top officials.

Thousands rally in Macau over government retirement bill
Art Basel Hong Kong wows ‘the sophisticated’

Art aficionados flooded the last day of Art Basel Hong Kong's exhibition with some galleries reporting million-dollar sales thanks to "more sophisticated" visitors.

19 May 2014 - 6:34PM

Art aficionados flooded the last day of Art Basel Hong Kong's exhibition with some galleries reporting million-dollar sales thanks to "more sophisticated" visitors.

Art Basel Hong Kong wows ‘the sophisticated’
Occupy Central a no-go area in class, Eddie Ng warns

The education minister yesterday urged schools not to encourage their pupils to take part in Occupy Central - which he deems "unlawful" - in a reversal of the stance he declared last year.

15 May 2014 - 10:51AM

The education minister yesterday urged schools not to encourage their pupils to take part in Occupy Central - which he deems "unlawful" - in a reversal of the stance he declared last year.

Occupy Central a no-go area in class, Eddie Ng warns