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Do some Chinese drivers prefer to kill than just injure pedestrians? US lawyer explains a twisted road logic

It seemed too shocking and warped to be true: that there exists an "unspoken rule" among Chinese drivers that it is better to leave a pedestrian dead than alive if they are accidentally run over by one's vehicle.

It seemed too shocking and warped to be true: that there exists an "unspoken rule" among Chinese drivers that it is better to leave a pedestrian dead than alive if they are accidentally run over by one's vehicle.

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‘I thought I would die’: Filipino maid from Hong Kong survives Nepal quake after attempt to scale Himalayan peak

Filipino domestic helper Liza Avelino's longtime dream to scale a Himalayan mountain neighbouring Everest was marred by snowstorms, sickness and a tragic earthquake.

Filipino domestic helper Liza Avelino's longtime dream to scale a Himalayan mountain neighbouring Everest was marred by snowstorms, sickness and a tragic earthquake.

6 May 2015 - 9:59AM
‘Smiling in the face of death’: Sister recounts Filipino convict’s moments in Indonesia jail before reprieve

On the day Marites Veloso visited her sister Mary Jane for what they thought would be the last time, as the prospect of execution by firing squad loomed, the jailed Filipino ex-maid was far from frightened.

On the day Marites Veloso visited her sister Mary Jane for what they thought would be the last time, as the prospect of execution by firing squad loomed, the jailed Filipino ex-maid was far from frightened.

29 Apr 2015 - 10:22PM
'It's a miracle': Filipino inmate's family rejoices after 11th-hour reprieve from Indonesian firing squad

Surprise and joy for relatives of condemned convict who was spared the firing squad.

Surprise and joy for relatives of condemned convict who was spared the firing squad.

30 Apr 2015 - 3:32AM
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On cloud nine: Filipino helper climbing 6,200m Everest neighbour peak after saving Hong Kong salary for 2 years

A Filipino domestic helper who overcame her impoverished background and reinvented herself as a keen Hong Kong adventurer has set her sights on a bigger challenge - 6,189 metres to be exact.

A Filipino domestic helper who overcame her impoverished background and reinvented herself as a keen Hong Kong adventurer has set her sights on a bigger challenge - 6,189 metres to be exact.

5 May 2015 - 11:03AM
Then and now: photographs show Hong Kong harbourfront’s startling transformation

Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour has undergone a massive facelift through the decades - a phenomenon captured in stunning before-and-after photos currently on display in an exhibition. 

Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour has undergone a massive facelift through the decades - a phenomenon captured in stunning before-and-after photos currently on display in an exhibition. 

22 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM
Hong Kong in hyperspeed: time-lapse video captures energy of our frenetic city

Canadian Brent Lewin, 35, said he started working on the project in December "to capture some of Hong Kong's iconic sites along with the energy of the city".

Canadian Brent Lewin, 35, said he started working on the project in December "to capture some of Hong Kong's iconic sites along with the energy of the city".

17 Mar 2015 - 11:44AM
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Government makes maids' plight worse by failing to enforce rules

The crushed dreams of helpers like Maricel Angeles can be seen as a failure of the government to enforce policies that are sound, rectify ones that are flawed, or ensure that helpers' interests are protected and valued.

The crushed dreams of helpers like Maricel Angeles can be seen as a failure of the government to enforce policies that are sound, rectify ones that are flawed, or ensure that helpers' interests are protected and valued.

22 Feb 2015 - 5:04AM
A maid’s tale: The story of one woman’s struggle to become a domestic helper

An ordinary domestic helper from Manila reaches her dream city of Hong Kong – only to find herself at odds with a flawed and troubled labour system

An ordinary domestic helper from Manila reaches her dream city of Hong Kong – only to find herself at odds with a flawed and troubled labour system

22 Feb 2019 - 12:40PM
Chinese drone firm puts GPS block on flying over Washington after White House scare

A Chinese drone maker which created the small quadcopter that crashed on White House grounds said it is updating its drones to stop further flights over the US capital, where it is banned.

A Chinese drone maker which created the small quadcopter that crashed on White House grounds said it is updating its drones to stop further flights over the US capital, where it is banned.

29 Jan 2015 - 5:35PM
Hong Kong’s best ever drone video? How stunning 10km chocolate delivery stunt took months to plan

An eye-catching stunt to pilot a drone over 10 kilometres of stunning Hong Kong countryside in order to deliver a chocolate bar to a friend took months of careful planning, one of the pilots has revealed.

An eye-catching stunt to pilot a drone over 10 kilometres of stunning Hong Kong countryside in order to deliver a chocolate bar to a friend took months of careful planning, one of the pilots has revealed.

29 Jan 2015 - 10:06AM
Plastic seats and banned songs - what happened when Avenged Sevenfold came to China

US metal band Avenged Sevenfold have seen every stripe of fan, from drunk to rowdy to 'all-out insane'. But nothing prepared them for the type of audience awaiting them in China.

US metal band Avenged Sevenfold have seen every stripe of fan, from drunk to rowdy to 'all-out insane'. But nothing prepared them for the type of audience awaiting them in China.

15 Jan 2015 - 6:52PM
North Korea to shut borders to all foreign tourists amid Ebola fears

North Korea is sealing off all its borders in response to the global Ebola threat, two China-based travel agencies specialising in North Korea tours said on Thursday.

North Korea is sealing off all its borders in response to the global Ebola threat, two China-based travel agencies specialising in North Korea tours said on Thursday.

24 Oct 2014 - 3:42AM
Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong warned to stay away from Occupy Central protests

Filipino nationals in Hong Kong were avoiding Occupy Central protests on the National Day holiday after receiving warnings that they could be jailed, fined or possibly even "deported".

Filipino nationals in Hong Kong were avoiding Occupy Central protests on the National Day holiday after receiving warnings that they could be jailed, fined or possibly even "deported".

1 Oct 2014 - 7:01PM
Apple supplier based in China accused of labour violations by US watchdogs

A Chinese electronics firm that supplies parts to Apple is being accused of repeated labour violations by two US-based watchdogs who investigated it twice in the past two years.

A Chinese electronics firm that supplies parts to Apple is being accused of repeated labour violations by two US-based watchdogs who investigated it twice in the past two years.

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Advertising writer dies after ‘30-hour shift’ at global agency in Indonesia

Pradnya Paramita, the young Indonesian woman who reportedly collapsed after working 30 hours straight, was just entering a “high note” in her career before her passing, her stepfather said on Wednesday, as he gave details about her last days.

Pradnya Paramita, the young Indonesian woman who reportedly collapsed after working 30 hours straight, was just entering a “high note” in her career before her passing, her stepfather said on Wednesday, as he gave details about her last days.

20 Dec 2013 - 2:48AM
How North Korea is coping with uncouth tourists from China

North Korea's tourism workers may look down on their boorish northern visitors but they also appreciate their big-spending ways.

North Korea's tourism workers may look down on their boorish northern visitors but they also appreciate their big-spending ways.

5 Aug 2013 - 2:07PM
Hope for Myanmese gays living in a secret world

Snapping a portrait of two men in traditional Burmese costumes, smiling in a sea of golden bowls and flowers, may seem relatively innocuous compared to the many historic steps Myanmar has taken in recent years. But photographer Phone Myat Htoo may have been the first in recent years to capture a gay wedding in Myanmar.

Snapping a portrait of two men in traditional Burmese costumes, smiling in a sea of golden bowls and flowers, may seem relatively innocuous compared to the many historic steps Myanmar has taken in recent years. But photographer Phone Myat Htoo may have been the first in recent years to capture a gay wedding in Myanmar.

14 Mar 2013 - 12:01PM