I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower in Central – known as Chinese Silver Sword.

Top 10 Hong Kong skyscraper nicknames, from the Big Syringe to the Hong Kong Finger

Hongkongers love nicknames, and Cantonese is a great descriptive language for their tongue-in-cheek humour. Here are our favourite names for the city’s most distinctive buildings

Topic |   Hong Kong culture

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I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower in Central – known as Chinese Silver Sword.
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Julia Hollingsworth

Julia Hollingsworth

Julia Hollingsworth was a reporter with the South China Morning Post. Before coming to SCMP, she studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and worked in New Zealand as a general news reporter for Australian Associated Press.

Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng joined the Post as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations and film and media studies. She reports on China's foreign policy.