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Hong Kong Race Calendar
10 Oct 2019 - 1:13PM
Hong Kong Race Calendar
Hong Kong protests: key events of the past four months

The streets of Hong Kong have been racked by violence and destruction since the anti-government movement sprung into life in June.

10 Oct 2019 - 4:50AM

The streets of Hong Kong have been racked by violence and destruction since the anti-government movement sprung into life in June.

Hong Kong protests: key events of the past four months
Did Bruce Lee create mixed martial arts in Hong Kong?

The Chinese-American film and television superstar Bruce Lee was a disciplined athlete with legendary martial arts skills. 

7 Oct 2019 - 11:43AM

The Chinese-American film and television superstar Bruce Lee was a disciplined athlete with legendary martial arts skills. 

Did Bruce Lee create mixed martial arts in Hong Kong?
The People’s Republic of China: 70 years of changes

China’s rise has been impressive by many standards. There is no clearer indication of the country's progress than its share of the world economy. Measured in purchasing power parity, China’s share of global GDP fell from an estimated 32 per cent in 1820 - when Qing dynasty emperor Daoguang began his reign - to a mere 5 per cent at the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. And yet, by last year, China’s share had climbed to nearly 19 per cent.

9 Oct 2019 - 8:28PM

China’s rise has been impressive by many standards. There is no clearer indication of the country's progress than its share of the world economy. Measured in purchasing power parity, China’s share of global GDP fell from an estimated 32 per cent in 1820 - when Qing dynasty emperor Daoguang began his reign - to a mere 5 per cent at the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. And yet, by last year, China’s share had climbed to nearly 19 per cent.

The People’s Republic of China: 70 years of changes
100 days of protests rock Hong Kong

Hongkongers have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the extradition bill in huge numbers. The protesters and the government are in no mood to compromise and police have found themselves thrust into the front line

 
20 Sep 2019 - 10:56AM

Hongkongers have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the extradition bill in huge numbers. The protesters and the government are in no mood to compromise and police have found themselves thrust into the front line

 
100 days of protests rock Hong Kong
How Hong Kong airport protests ended in chaos

Unprecedented scenes of violence broke out at the Hong Kong International Airport after thousands of anti-government protesters occupying the airport terminal building brought flights to a halt for two days straight. This is how the events unfolded

4 Sep 2019 - 4:43PM

Unprecedented scenes of violence broke out at the Hong Kong International Airport after thousands of anti-government protesters occupying the airport terminal building brought flights to a halt for two days straight. This is how the events unfolded

How Hong Kong airport protests ended in chaos
Rare earths are found in everyday items, from TVs to smartphones and fridges

There are 17 rare earth elements in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead.

17 Jul 2019 - 2:00PM

There are 17 rare earth elements in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead.

Rare earths are found in everyday items, from TVs to smartphones and fridges
Will Beijing weaponise its rare earth supply in the US-China trade war?

There are 17 rare earth elements listed in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead. However, rare earths are always fused with other minerals which makes many countries reluctant to invest in rare earth mines because they are too expensive and polluting to extract and refine in commercially viable quantities

29 Jun 2019 - 8:19AM

There are 17 rare earth elements listed in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead. However, rare earths are always fused with other minerals which makes many countries reluctant to invest in rare earth mines because they are too expensive and polluting to extract and refine in commercially viable quantities

Will Beijing weaponise its rare earth supply in the US-China trade war?
How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA
Belt and Road Initiative explained: How China is looking beyond borders

The “Belt and Road Initiative” was announced by the Chinese government in 2013 as a global trade strategy based on the ancient Silk Road trading route.

10 May 2019 - 5:34PM

The “Belt and Road Initiative” was announced by the Chinese government in 2013 as a global trade strategy based on the ancient Silk Road trading route.

Belt and Road Initiative explained: How China is looking beyond borders
How every Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in five days

It took less than a week for Boeing’s 737 MAX to be grounded following its second accident in five months. 

1 Apr 2019 - 6:03PM

It took less than a week for Boeing’s 737 MAX to be grounded following its second accident in five months. 

How every Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in five days
Electrifying return of the Hong Kong Formula E
Permafrost, the climate change time bomb

As North America freezes through a polar vortex, and Australia sweats out an extreme heatwave, there is growing consensus it could be game over for Planet Earth if we do not pay attention to the world’s permafrost

21 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM

As North America freezes through a polar vortex, and Australia sweats out an extreme heatwave, there is growing consensus it could be game over for Planet Earth if we do not pay attention to the world’s permafrost

Permafrost, the climate change time bomb
Why is 2019 the Year of the Pig? How the Chinese zodiac’s 12 animals were chosen

According to legend, the heavenly Jade Emperor wanted to segment time into cycles of 12 years with an earthly animal guarding each cycle.

5 Feb 2019 - 5:28AM

According to legend, the heavenly Jade Emperor wanted to segment time into cycles of 12 years with an earthly animal guarding each cycle.

Why is 2019 the Year of the Pig? How the Chinese zodiac’s 12 animals were chosen
Chinese zodiac 2019: All you need to know about the year of the pig

Pigs loom large in Chinese culture so it is little wonder that the character for pig, an animal central to traditional village life, is written nestled inside the character for home

4 Feb 2019 - 8:03AM

Pigs loom large in Chinese culture so it is little wonder that the character for pig, an animal central to traditional village life, is written nestled inside the character for home

Chinese zodiac 2019: All you need to know about the year of the pig
Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome

Most of us hunch over our smartphone for at least two hours a day. This can effectively increase the weight of your head by up to 27kg, damage your posture, and if you text while walking, expose you to all kinds of accidents

25 Jan 2019 - 6:30PM

Most of us hunch over our smartphone for at least two hours a day. This can effectively increase the weight of your head by up to 27kg, damage your posture, and if you text while walking, expose you to all kinds of accidents

Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome
The tragedy of the oil tanker Aulac Fortune
China plans to be a world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030
Crazy rich Asian wealth gap: billionaire budgets border extreme poverty
Mars opposition and blood moon lunar eclipse: look to the skies for a rare celestial event
The 120-year story of Hong Kong's iconic Star Ferry
Hong Kong's weather is getting hotter and more extreme
Bombs over Hong Kong
1 Feb 2018 - 5:59PM
Bombs over Hong Kong
The infographic that shows just how safe the skies were in 2017
How the Sanchi oil tanker environmental disaster unfolded
Are we alone?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Are we alone?
Hong Kong E-Prix: Where the city is the star