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How digital age has forced Hong Kong’s libraries and librarians to change ways they get us to read

Use of printed books down as surveys show e-books are read by just 12 per cent of internet users while only 36 per cent of primary school pupils ‘love reading’

Use of printed books down as surveys show e-books are read by just 12 per cent of internet users while only 36 per cent of primary school pupils ‘love reading’

24 Dec 2018 - 12:08PM
Chinese artisans keep Qing emperors’ clocks alive and ticking

Emperor Qianlong’s rusted timepiece – repaired after one year – is one of 120 clocks and watches from The Palace Museum in Beijing on show in Hong Kong

Emperor Qianlong’s rusted timepiece – repaired after one year – is one of 120 clocks and watches from The Palace Museum in Beijing on show in Hong Kong

14 Dec 2018 - 5:08PM
Early sacrifices lead to table tennis success for Mak siblings

Luck, skill and determination take hard-working pair from dining table to Shenzhen, then Hong Kong Games gold

Luck, skill and determination take hard-working pair from dining table to Shenzhen, then Hong Kong Games gold

10 Dec 2018 - 12:05AM
Competitive orienteering proves challenge to both mind and body

Sport, where participants walk, jog or run on unknown outdoor courses, even sprinting on short tracks, offers health benefits and teaches map-reading skills

Sport, where participants walk, jog or run on unknown outdoor courses, even sprinting on short tracks, offers health benefits and teaches map-reading skills

3 Dec 2018 - 5:27PM
How China’s skilled Chaozhou woodcarvers created an enviable art form that still thrives today

The craft, known for its precision, sophistication and lifelike sculptures, is one of the nation’s oldest surviving and most reputable types of woodcarving

The craft, known for its precision, sophistication and lifelike sculptures, is one of the nation’s oldest surviving and most reputable types of woodcarving

24 Nov 2018 - 12:10AM
Disabled badminton player aiming for Tokyo 2020

Patience, determination and positive outlook have Tim Wong Chun-yim on path to Paralympics

Patience, determination and positive outlook have Tim Wong Chun-yim on path to Paralympics

20 Nov 2018 - 4:06PM
At 81, Hong Kong runner shows no sign of slowing down

Retired minibus driver Chau Wai-chuen, who regularly ran in full marathons until he was 76, first took up the activity nearly 40 years ago to boost his health

Retired minibus driver Chau Wai-chuen, who regularly ran in full marathons until he was 76, first took up the activity nearly 40 years ago to boost his health

6 Nov 2018 - 12:07PM
How music and sounds add extra dimension to ‘twisted’ fairy tale of Red Riding Hood and hungry wolf

Hong Kong’s Theatre de la Feuille’s latest production, ‘Mad Men (Irregular Version)’, part of November’s ArtSnap at ninth New Vision Arts Festival

Hong Kong’s Theatre de la Feuille’s latest production, ‘Mad Men (Irregular Version)’, part of November’s ArtSnap at ninth New Vision Arts Festival

6 Nov 2018 - 12:08PM
‘The show must go on’ – Steven Chan, ‘Mr Fixit’ of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for 40 years … and counting

As city’s top orchestra turns 45, long-serving stage manager recalls memorable times – and challenges when air conditioners failed with only minutes to go

As city’s top orchestra turns 45, long-serving stage manager recalls memorable times – and challenges when air conditioners failed with only minutes to go

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