Ma Kit-chee ‘cut him into chunks with a saw and put the bits into a cooking pot and boiled them dry’, according to South China Morning Post reports in 1988.
Speedskater Fiona Fong had only taken up the sport a year before the schoolgirl was called up to join Hong Kong’s first ever Winter Olympics team.
The once ‘unlovely’ New Territories village has become popular with Hongkongers thanks to its Instagram-friendly murals, craft markets, self-pick farms and more.
Hong Kong-based non-profit organisation releases a 200-page bilingual book featuring stories and photographs of some of the city’s most inspiring residents.
Originally from Greek, the word’s current and figurative meaning was reintroduced into English in the 18th century.
The ox has a special claim to fame in the English language for its plural form – oxen. Do you know why?
Despite the catch-all predictions hawked by soothsayers, a look through Chinese history reveals that those who shared the same Chinese zodiac sign were not all alike.
Hongkongers got their first Lunar New Year fireworks display in 1982, after a government ban aimed at curbing ammunition supply to communist bombers in 1967 put a halt on such shows
Piecework was commonplace during the city’s post-war industrial boom, allowing families to earn extra and their employers to sidestep safety and labour regulations.
In February 1991, an employee of the Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hotel, in Tsim Sha Tsui, opened a parcel he believed to be from his wife. It exploded in his face.
Early imperial China was not without its extravagant characters, such as Si Chong and Wang Kai who were perhaps best known for trying to outspend each other.
In the post-war period, the humble refrigerator took pride of place in living rooms across the city, until it eventually became too commonplace for comment.
The meida should stop putting celebrities on age-defying pedestals and instead celebrate their wrinkles and grey hair.
Businessman So Chak-tong was kidnapped as he left his Kowloon Tong home but abandoned hours later, when police closed in on his captors.
For two millennia, scrolls were the main repository of written texts in China, until the invention of printing.
When a fire ripped through Tsim Sha Tsui’s Top One karaoke bar, in 1997, the police suspected it was the result of a Triad turf war. The truth was even more tragic.
The recent ‘dance-hall cluster’ has thrown a spotlight on the hitherto respectable tradition of ballroom dancing.
The early, now obsolete, meaning of impeach was to impede or hinder, but it was not until the 14th century that it was became used in the way we are familiar with.
After ignoring the advice of ministers that ‘it is far harder to stop people’s mouths than to dam a river’, an ancient Chinese king was forced into exile by his people.