How the city has changed since its return to Chinese sovereignty and what the future holds
Hong Kong at 25

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
Hong Kong handover anniversary

‘The longer you stay, the more you fancy it’: drifters who call Hong Kong home

Over the past 25 years, many ‘Hong Kong drifters’ have been part of the city’s rapidly growing presence of mainland enterprises as well as joining the ranks of other international firms.

13 Jul 2022 - 12:55PM

Opinion | How Hong Kong can continue to find success for the next 25 years

Hong Kong’s legal safeguards, wealth and depth of talent remain intact, while its mainland connections and international mindset continue to be its greatest strengths. It’s up to Hongkongers to build on these unique advantages and voice its role to both the mainland and the rest of world.

2 Jul 2022 - 12:15PM
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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

Vienna Philharmonic orchestra to play in Hong Kong in October

One of the world’s greatest orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic will give two concerts in Hong Kong at the start of its Asia tour. It will be the first major international orchestra to visit the city in over two years.

6 Oct 2022 - 3:22AM

Hong Kong schools and kindergartens to receive copies of speech by Xi Jinping

Education Bureau to make copies of Xi’s handover speech available to collect from Tuesday, marking first time a state leader’s address will be given to teachers for study.

15 Aug 2022 - 11:58PM
Local schools and kindergartens will receive copies of a speech made by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong schools and kindergartens to receive copies of speech by Xi Jinping

Education Bureau to make copies of Xi’s handover speech available to collect from Tuesday, marking first time a state leader’s address will be given to teachers for study.

15 Aug 2022 - 11:58PM

exclusive | Hong Kong justice chief vows to act on concerns over trial delay for activists

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice Paul Lam says prosecutors have been grappling with a much heavier workload in recent years.

5 Aug 2022 - 9:38AM

PLA’s Hong Kong garrison marks military anniversary at Central zone

Plot spanning 150 metres was declared a military dock by Hong Kong government after much back and forth between administration and politicians over the years.

1 Aug 2022 - 6:18PM

Hong Kong poised to leap ahead as East-meets-West hub: John Lee

Chief executive delivers keynote address at opening of the Post’s China Conference: Hong Kong 2022.

27 Jul 2022 - 10:44PM

Hong Kong youth ‘should learn Chinese history to cultivate national identity’

Secretary for Security Chris Tang says many young people had wrong ideas about country and city government during 2019 social unrest and had to ‘bear the legal consequences’.

24 Jul 2022 - 10:44PM
A BYD showroom in Shanghai on August 31, 2022. The Shenzhen automaker chalked up record sales for the ninth straight month in November. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese electric-car maker BYD eyes production in Europe

The Shenzhen-based company, backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, confirms it is looking into building local factories in Europe, but did not reveal a timeline, locations or capacities.

8 Dec 2022 - 7:30PM

Revealed: the politics-free bauhinia replaced The Queen on Hong Kong’s coins

The look of Hong Kong’s post-1997 coins and notes was shrouded in secrecy and the top agenda item in the Sino-British Confidential Financial Dialogue from 1987 to 1997.

13 Aug 2022 - 4:11PM

Hong Kong leader vows to roll out talent drive in coming policy address

John Lee tells technology forum he is aware of calls for greater effort to ‘fight’ for talent, develop innovation sector in city.

4 Oct 2022 - 10:39AM

exclusive | Hong Kong appoints officer in Europe to attract family offices

The Hong Kong government will station a new officer in Brussels to encourage European family offices to invest in the city and use it as a gateway to the Greater Bay Area.

17 Jul 2022 - 4:04PM
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

‘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

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

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
New Territories Sunrise (2022), by Lam Tianxing. Photo: Art Hong Kong

Art Hong Kong exhibition pairs modern and contemporary Chinese paintings

Art Hong Kong exhibition brings together paintings by 20th-century Chinese modernists and contemporary artists to spark dialogue about traditional Chinese culture.

18 Nov 2022 - 11:58AM

Vienna Philharmonic orchestra to play in Hong Kong in October

One of the world’s greatest orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic will give two concerts in Hong Kong at the start of its Asia tour. It will be the first major international orchestra to visit the city in over two years.

6 Oct 2022 - 3:22AM

Thousands throng Hong Kong Palace Museum to see 900 precious relics

Enthusiasts were in the queue from 8am, with museum opening its doors from 9am after a one-day delay caused by typhoon.

13 Jul 2022 - 12:58PM

Hong Kong composer Gustav Mak celebrates Confucius in new opera

The Legend of Confucius, to be performed in Mandarin, ‘can be a window to understanding China’.

3 Jul 2022 - 9:00AM
Illustration: Henry Wong

Hong Kong Olympians the poster children for 25 years of rapid sporting growth

Medal winners Doo Hoi-kem, Cheung Ka-long and Siobhan Haughey were all born months either side of the city’s emergence from British colonial rule. In the years since, government funding for elite sport has risen to more than HK$735 million a year.

19 Jun 2022 - 8:30AM

‘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

25 memorable sporting moments for Hong Kong since the 1997 handover

Highlights from the 25 years since the handover to China include shoot-outs and showjumpers, Fiji’s Sevens and Shane Warne’s Sixes, a Tokyo medal flood and an infamous waterlogged pitch.

10 Jul 2022 - 8:54PM

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 Events That Shaped Hong Kong

Dive into the Post’s archives and revisit the incidents that have shaken, shocked and stunned the city since the 1997 handover.

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