While tycoons cried racism, their ships were breaking the UN embargo on trading with China – and their mainland families were under threat.
However, the unrest has given at least some of the city’s young ‘smartphone zombies’ a purpose, with phones transformed from thought-sapping siphons to tools that inform, educate, agitate and organise
Japanese linguist Cyril Wild and Anglo-Irish poet and translator Arthur Cooper helped monitor signal traffic throughout the Pacific from Allied wireless facilities in Hong Kong and Singapore.
The word entered English as a very specific term and while it lacks a universal definition today, most agree that it is highly charged and best avoided.
An explosion in a Wing On godown on Des Voeux Road West that contained dangerous goods sparked the blaze, which raged for hours, taking on ‘ever-more-menacing proportions’.
Why French-born entrepreneur Lucie Somé wants Hongkongers to catch the insect-eating bug. ‘Edible insects are the future,’ she says.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced plans to protect the island nation against a projected one metre rise in sea levels. In ancient China, legend tells of how one man redirected floodwaters to become king.
Hong Kong was one of 12 cities through which the flame passed on its way from Greece to Japan for the 1964 Games, which was the first time the event was held in Asia
Spare a thought for the Pilates enthusiast denied her weekly exercise by a million or so inconsiderate people taking to the streets to fight for their city
Believing there is no better time than now to overhaul our eating habits for a healthier population and planet, the three-day workshop and competition will focus on sustainable eating
The draconian laws being mooted to deal with Hong Kong’s civil unrest were first enacted by a competent leadership – unlike that of today.
Until 1955, when water started flowing through its taps, the community had to depend on water from wells and that delivered by junks
The company, which offers a clothes pickup service, also gives styling tips and holds auctions via Facebook Live
The practice might seem like a relic of the past, but it is still fairly common in many parts of the world, including Hong Kong and mainland China.
The mixed code of romanised Cantonese and English has helped popularise phrases such as ‘add oil’, from Cantonese ‘ga yau’ .
In ancient China, popular songs were believed to be a useful gauge of public sentiments.
Hong Kong got its own wax museum in 1974 when Madame Vivian opened one in Tsim Sha Tsui. ‘Our figures will have movement, and to touch them will be like touching real flesh’, she claimed
Zodiac Challenge is 12 monthly runs that start this week. Entrants will run a set route but you can choose when to do it over a 10-day period
People in Hong Kong use an estimated 105 million paper napkins, towels and wipes every day. An annual “No Tissue Day” is simply not enough to address the problem.