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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.

10 Sep 2015 - 11:26PM

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.

Do some Chinese drivers prefer to kill than just injure pedestrians? US lawyer explains a twisted road logic
Interactive timeline: Hong Kong Disneyland's long and troubled history before rekindling the magic
As Hong Kong Disneyland turns 10, a look back at park’s roller-coaster history
Inside Bruce Lee’s Hong Kong home: from Crane’s Nest to love hotel and why it never became a museum
Jiang Zemin has how many fingers? Twitter jokes and blocked Weibo posts abound as China holds grand parade
Behind the lens: Hong Kong domestic helpers discover their hidden talent for photography
Shooting for the stars: Hong Kong domestic helpers discover their hidden talent for photography
‘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.

6 May 2015 - 9:59AM

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

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

29 Apr 2015 - 10:22PM

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.

‘Smiling in the face of death’: Sister recounts Filipino convict’s moments in Indonesia jail before reprieve
'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.

30 Apr 2015 - 3:32AM

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

'It's a miracle': Filipino inmate's family rejoices after 11th-hour reprieve from Indonesian firing squad
IN PICTURES: Hong Kong's iconic sights and objects star in British artist's eye-catching prints
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.

5 May 2015 - 11:03AM

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.

On cloud nine: Filipino helper climbing 6,200m Everest neighbour peak after saving Hong Kong salary for 2 years
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. 

22 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM

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. 

Then and now: photographs show Hong Kong harbourfront’s startling transformation
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".

17 Mar 2015 - 11:44AM

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".

Hong Kong in hyperspeed: time-lapse video captures energy of our frenetic city
See Kim Jong-il in HD: rare reels of North Korean leader in his youth released online
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.

22 Feb 2015 - 5:04AM

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.

Government makes maids' plight worse by failing to enforce rules
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

22 Feb 2019 - 12:40PM

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

A maid’s tale: The story of one woman’s struggle to become a domestic helper
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.

29 Jan 2015 - 5:35PM

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.

Chinese drone firm puts GPS block on flying over Washington after White House scare
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.

29 Jan 2015 - 10:06AM

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.

Hong Kong’s best ever drone video? How stunning 10km chocolate delivery stunt took months to plan
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.

15 Jan 2015 - 6:52PM

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.

Plastic seats and banned songs - what happened when Avenged Sevenfold came to China
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.

24 Oct 2014 - 3:42AM

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 to shut borders to all foreign tourists amid Ebola fears
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".

1 Oct 2014 - 7:01PM

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 migrant workers in Hong Kong warned to stay away from Occupy Central protests
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

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.

Apple supplier based in China accused of labour violations by US watchdogs
Father vows to sue nurse and hospital over baby mouth-taping incident
Storm drains investigated after Hong Kong beaches washed away
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.

20 Dec 2013 - 2:48AM

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.

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

5 Aug 2013 - 2:07PM

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

How North Korea is coping with uncouth tourists from China
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.

14 Mar 2013 - 12:01PM

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.

Hope for Myanmese gays living in a secret world