Fast-food chain KFC’s toy duck gift for kids meal causes buying frenzy. Photo: Handout
China society
‘US$75 a piece’ in second-hand market: Chinese frenzy over KFC Pokemon toy duck
24 May 2022 - 6:19PM

The latest consumer giveaway craze to hit China has seen people desperately trying to secure a plastic Pokemon toy being offered by fast-food chain KFC after stocks ran out.

Fast-food chain KFC’s toy duck gift for kids meal causes buying frenzy. Photo: Handout
‘US$75 a piece’ in second-hand market: Chinese frenzy over KFC Pokemon toy duck

The latest consumer giveaway craze to hit China has seen people desperately trying to secure a plastic Pokemon toy being offered by fast-food chain KFC after stocks ran out.

24 May 2022 - 6:19PM
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This carpet was likely used to to decorate the imperial palace during the Ming dynasty. Photo: Skinner Auctioneers
Ming dynasty imperial carpet from longest-reigning emperor sells for US$324,500

A carpet that decorated the imperial palace during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) sold for US$324,500 in an auction held by Skinner in Boston, on the east coast of the US.

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China society
‘Hero’ saves girl trapped hanging from window of 6th floor flat

A firefighter in China has been praised as a hero for his quick actions in saving a small girl who was trapped hanging from a six-floor window last week.

A firefighter in China has been praised as a hero for his quick actions in saving a small girl who was trapped hanging from a six-floor window last week.

24 May 2022 - 9:06AM
China society
This 4-year-old plans on being the next Grand Prix motorcycle world champion

A motorcycle enthusiast who never realised his competitive riding dream is helping his 4-year-old son pick up where he left off with a special mini bike imported from Italy and weekly training with adult riders.

A motorcycle enthusiast who never realised his competitive riding dream is helping his 4-year-old son pick up where he left off with a special mini bike imported from Italy and weekly training with adult riders.

23 May 2022 - 6:37PM
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China’s elderly want to enjoy old age, not raise next generation unless paid for it
22 May 2022 - 3:00PM
How mainland China’s waste import ban impacted how we recycle plastic today
23 May 2022 - 6:37PM
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22 May 2022 - 3:00PM
‘Operation bed warming’: plan to pressure women to marry bachelors backfires

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.

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.

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.

8 Nov 2021 - 8:13AM
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 | 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 | 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

The latest Hong Kong food trend is the humble US$5 ‘two-dish-rice’ meal box. It’s more than just a cheap, filling meal – it’s the Hong Kong people’s way of sharing with the needy during tough times.

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

Hong Kong home-grown brands like Vitasoy and our ubiquitous red-white-blue nylon laundry bags don’t really reflect the core values of the city – the real heritage brand is its local language: its colloquial Cantonese.

23 Apr 2022 - 9:45AM
The Naked Truth | Date… yourself? If Emma Watson can do it: the benefits of self-partnership

More people, including Hollywood celebrities, are foregoing committed relationships, choosing instead to ‘self-partner’ and put greater focus on personal goals and growth.

3 Apr 2022 - 4:15AM
My Hong Kong | There are lessons for Hongkongers to be learned from Disney’s Turning Red

Like Mei in Turning Red, Hong Kong faces a conflict of interests as it seeks to preserve old values and embrace change. Here’s what Hongkongers can take from the film and why change can be good.

26 Mar 2022 - 9:45AM
The Naked Truth | Know your partner’s love language and have a better relationship

The longer a relationship goes on the worse we get at showing affection, yet your partner needs always to feel loved. This is where love language comes in.

20 Mar 2022 - 4:15AM
My Hong Kong | Got a rival lover or horrible boss? The rules to follow when ‘villain hitting’

Done to ‘curse’ one’s enemies – rival lovers, horrible bosses – Hong Kong’s traditional villain hitting ritual is harmless and hilarious, just what we need after two years of anxiety.

12 Mar 2022 - 9:45AM
A man cooks kway teow noodles at the Kimberly Street Food Night Market in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
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

The latest Hong Kong food trend is the humble US$5 ‘two-dish-rice’ meal box. It’s more than just a cheap, filling meal – it’s the Hong Kong people’s way of sharing with the needy during tough times.

The latest Hong Kong food trend is the humble US$5 ‘two-dish-rice’ meal box. It’s more than just a cheap, filling meal – it’s the Hong Kong people’s way of sharing with the needy during tough times.

7 May 2022 - 12:15PM
The extraordinary power of Hong Kong’s US$5 ‘two-dish-rice’ meal boxes
My Hong Kong | Hong Kong’s best brand? It’s no drink or oil – it’s our Cantonese language

Hong Kong home-grown brands like Vitasoy and our ubiquitous red-white-blue nylon laundry bags don’t really reflect the core values of the city – the real heritage brand is its local language: its colloquial Cantonese.

Hong Kong home-grown brands like Vitasoy and our ubiquitous red-white-blue nylon laundry bags don’t really reflect the core values of the city – the real heritage brand is its local language: its colloquial Cantonese.

23 Apr 2022 - 9:45AM
Hong Kong’s best brand? It’s no drink or oil – it’s our Cantonese language

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