Cheung Ka-long took gold at the Tokyo Olympics, which were the most successful ever for Hong Kong.⁠ Photo: Getty Images

Sport in Hong Kong has come a long way since the handover in 1997

Since its return to China, the city has won 196 medals at the Asian Games and enjoyed its most successful Olympics ever in Tokyo last year, when athletes won a gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.

26 Jun 2022 - 3:09PM
Previous administrations have failed to fix Hong Kong’s housing crisis. Photo: Sam Tsang

Can John Lee fix Hong Kong’s housing crisis?

Years of lethargy have set Hong Kong on its way to an entrenched housing crisis, with homes growing smaller but more expensive.

28 Jun 2022 - 10:15AM
A scene in a movie showing boats in a typhoon shelter led to a young Briton moving to Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP

Drawn to Hong Kong for different reasons, they call it home

Living the expatriate life or struggling to make ends meet, immigrants find reasons to belong.

25 Jun 2022 - 7:40PM
A view of Hong Kong’s skyline from Victoria Peak. Photo: Sun Yeung

Asian expats still see Hong Kong as a ‘land of opportunities’

Amid a Western exodus, expats from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand share why they remain confident in the city’s future, even if Covid curbs are a major turn-off.

1 Jul 2022 - 4:01PM
Hong Kong at night. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong prejudices persist even as mainland migrants become better educated

Nasty stereotypes create a hostile environment for new immigrants to assimilate, says population expert.

27 Jun 2022 - 3:00PM
Kwok Lam-sang will be remembered at the Hong Kong Sevens on Saturday. Photo: James Wendlinger

Hong Kong Sevens pays tribute to late Wan Chai and Lan Kwai Fong legend Melvis

Stadium will screen video tribute to Elvis impersonator Kwok Lam-sang, made by producer of Melvis documentary being filmed when Kwok died during pandemic.

23 Nov 2022 - 9:43PM
Canto-pop legend Jacky Cheung. Photo: Weibo

‘Hong Kong, add oil’ should not be taboo, says Canto-pop legend Jacky Cheung

Cheung was target of complaints over the border after state broadcaster reportedly shelved clip he recorded for city’s handover anniversary that featured phrase.

3 Jul 2022 - 10:53PM
New city leader John Lee (left) with President Xi Jinping on July 1 at the swearing-in of Lee’s team. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong’s John Lee convenes cabinet meeting to discuss to-do list from Xi

Source says first cabinet meeting mainly discussed matters such as political principles and governing style.

5 Jul 2022 - 10:41AM
Flags celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong at 25: where mainland ‘drifters’ have made their home

For thousands of gangpiao, or mainland ‘drifters’ who first arrived to work or study, Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area are the future.

2 Jul 2022 - 6:30PM
Illustration: Kaliz Lee

From egg tarts to the Star Ferry: 25 objects that tell us this is Hong Kong

Trams and cast-iron postboxes speak to the history of the city, while delicacies such as fishballs and egg waffles are street food essentials.

13 Jul 2022 - 12:55PM
The judiciary welcomed the president’s remarks, a spokesman said. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong legal chiefs ‘encouraged’ by Xi remarks on common law, judiciary

In a rare move, the president acknowledges significance of letting common law system – a legacy inherited from the British colonial era – thrive.

1 Jul 2022 - 10:43PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping officiates at the swearing-in ceremony for new Chief Executive John Lee. Photo: Felix Wong.

Xi challenges Lee to boost Hong Kong economy and tackle social problems

Xi challenges Lee to boost Hong Kong economy and tackle social problems.

1 Jul 2022 - 10:26PM
Hong Kong is expecting stormy weather over the weekend. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong issues No 3 typhoon signal as President Xi Jinping visits city

Observatory issues No 3 typhoon warning signal at 10.40pm as storm Chaba nears; squally showers and thunderstorms expected in the next few days.

30 Jun 2022 - 11:31PM
Celebrity singers Sally Yeh and George Lam perform on a mainland Chinese television show dedicated to Canto-pop. Photo: Mango TV/TVB

China television spotlights Hong Kong culture ahead of 25th anniversary of handover

Chinese television has broadcast a handful of shows that celebrate Hong Kong’s culture ahead of the 25th anniversary of the handover, many of which have become some of the most popular programmes on the mainland.

29 Jun 2022 - 7:00PM
President Xi Jinping is expected to arrive at the high-speed railway terminus in West Kowloon on Thursday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong issues No 1 typhoon signal ahead of visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping

The tropical depression will intensify on the day of the flag-raising ceremony on Friday, morphing into a tropical storm, according to Observatory.

29 Jun 2022 - 10:33PM
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive-designate John Lee. Photo: Xinhua

‘A new chapter for Hong Kong’: John Lee says city poised to achieve greater success

Chief Executive-designate John Lee shares his views on the city’s past and future.

29 Jun 2022 - 10:36AM
CUHK head Rocky Tuan at his Sha Tin campus. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Is Rocky Tuan a patriot? Chinese University of Hong Kong head addresses criticism

Vice-chancellor, whose term has been extended by another three years, says his institution aims to link China and the West, and is committed to joint projects with mainland.

29 Jun 2022 - 10:08AM
The Hong Kong Palace Museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong Palace Museum to open on July 2, with security checks in place

Visitors to pass through metal detectors at entrance and belongings to be scanned; daily shuttle service around West Kowloon Cultural District available.

29 Jun 2022 - 11:35AM
The new uniforms (left to right): the Railway Response Team’s full kit and light kit; the Counter Terrorism Response Unit’s full and light kit; and the Airport Security Unit’s full and light kit. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong police’s new uniforms allow for better protection, easier identification

New uniforms for Airport Security Unit, Counter Terrorism Response Unit and Railway Response Team designed to allow for greater mobility, provide more comfort.

27 Jun 2022 - 7:00AM
Carrie Lam (centre) wins the chief executive race on March 26, 2017, beating John Tsang (left) and retired judge Woo Kwok-hing. Photo: Robert Ng

Darkening skies (2012-2017): Hong Kong’s simmering tensions in 25 photos

The city was rocked by the 2014 Occupy movement in this period, a precursor to greater unrest to come as brewing political sentiment bubbled to the forefront of society.

30 Oct 2022 - 10:08PM