A chinese woman took her toddler to her graduation (left) and a 12-year-old boy helped a youngster home (right). Photo: SCMP composite
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Graduating with toddler, boy helps minor get home, son builds 700kg bust for dad
28 Jun 2022 - 7:30PM

This week in ‘love and courage in China’, we highlight stories that celebrate the human spirit featuring a woman graduating with her toddler, a boy helping a minor home and a university student building a bust to honour his dad.

A chinese woman took her toddler to her graduation (left) and a 12-year-old boy helped a youngster home (right). Photo: SCMP composite
Graduating with toddler, boy helps minor get home, son builds 700kg bust for dad

This week in ‘love and courage in China’, we highlight stories that celebrate the human spirit featuring a woman graduating with her toddler, a boy helping a minor home and a university student building a bust to honour his dad.

28 Jun 2022 - 7:30PM
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A woman ‘dirty dancing’ in front of boy on a train in China criticised for ‘vulgar’ harassment. Photo: Weibo
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28 Jun 2022 - 3:00PM
China society
Girl falls to death after nanny forgot her in lift, police investigate

Police in China are investigating the death of a two-year-girl who seemingly fell from an eighth-floor window after she was accidentally left behind in a lift and taken to that floor.

Police in China are investigating the death of a two-year-girl who seemingly fell from an eighth-floor window after she was accidentally left behind in a lift and taken to that floor.

28 Jun 2022 - 9:00AM
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Bullied child star survives suicide attempt and mum claims school ignored issue

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27 Jun 2022 - 6:00PM
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A Chinese county has been ridiculed for a planned campaign to get single local women to marry local unwed men with things like propaganda, jobs and matchmaking services.

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15 Oct 2021 - 3:05PM
Super-frugal Chinese influencer sparks debate over her extreme lifestyle

A video from influencer Wang Shenai, who pushes the limits of frugality, is being hotly debated in China, as some people wonder if it is worthwhile, or possible, to emulate her lifestyle.

A video from influencer Wang Shenai, who pushes the limits of frugality, is being hotly debated in China, as some people wonder if it is worthwhile, or possible, to emulate her lifestyle.

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Why Hong Kong star Nicholas Tse is giving up his Canadian citizenship

Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse said he is renouncing his Canadian citizenship and said his role is to promote Chinese culture worldwide.

Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse said he is renouncing his Canadian citizenship and said his role is to promote Chinese culture worldwide.

21 Sep 2021 - 1:36PM
My Hong Kong | Denying e-vouchers to foreign domestic workers is racist – there, I said it

Excluding foreign domestic workers from the extended consumption voucher scheme is not only heartless but hurts Hong Kong’s image. A city with a good soul should care about the most deserving and vulnerable.

18 Jun 2022 - 11:15AM
My Hong Kong | Denying e-vouchers to foreign domestic workers is racist – there, I said it

Excluding foreign domestic workers from the extended consumption voucher scheme is not only heartless but hurts Hong Kong’s image. A city with a good soul should care about the most deserving and vulnerable.

18 Jun 2022 - 11:15AM
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4 Jun 2022 - 11:15AM
My Hong Kong | Avoid street food when travelling? Sorry Jim Kitchen, you’re wrong

Travel expert Jim Kitchen’s comments in a recent interview about not eating street food for fear of illness showed a remarkable lack of adventure for someone who has been to space.

21 May 2022 - 1:45PM
My Hong Kong | The extraordinary power of Hong Kong’s US$5 ‘two-dish-rice’ meal boxes

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7 May 2022 - 12:15PM
My Hong Kong | Hong Kong’s best brand? It’s no drink or oil – it’s our Cantonese language

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23 Apr 2022 - 9:45AM
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My Hong Kong | There are lessons for Hongkongers to be learned from Disney’s Turning Red

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26 Mar 2022 - 9:45AM
In 2018, Hong Kong’s domestic workers contributed an estimated US$12.6 billion to the city’s economy. Photo: Sam Tsang
My Hong Kong | Denying e-vouchers to foreign domestic workers is racist – there, I said it

Excluding foreign domestic workers from the extended consumption voucher scheme is not only heartless but hurts Hong Kong’s image. A city with a good soul should care about the most deserving and vulnerable.

18 Jun 2022 - 11:15AM
My Hong Kong | Hong Kong’s got the hots for handsome butcher for more reasons than one

Why are Hong Kong housewives and aunties so obsessed with handsome local butcher Samuel Lau? Maybe it’s because Hongkongers are desperate to feel more ‘local’ to reinforce their identity.

Why are Hong Kong housewives and aunties so obsessed with handsome local butcher Samuel Lau? Maybe it’s because Hongkongers are desperate to feel more ‘local’ to reinforce their identity.

4 Jun 2022 - 11:15AM
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My Hong Kong | Avoid street food when travelling? Sorry Jim Kitchen, you’re wrong

Travel expert Jim Kitchen’s comments in a recent interview about not eating street food for fear of illness showed a remarkable lack of adventure for someone who has been to space.

Travel expert Jim Kitchen’s comments in a recent interview about not eating street food for fear of illness showed a remarkable lack of adventure for someone who has been to space.

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Avoid street food when travelling? Sorry Jim Kitchen, you’re wrong

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