The latest news, trends and events people in Hong Kong are talking about on the internet, social media and elsewhere.
Forget ‘Hello Hong Kong’, we risk being labelled ‘Heartless Hong Kong’ after the recent street hawker case, which really isn’t fair to our mostly hospitable and welcoming people.
Fans of the Samurai Blue have been filling rubbish bags with theirs and others’ trash after World Cup matches in Qatar. Hong Kong people could learn from them.
Hong Kong action movie star Donnie Yen Ji-dan has apologised following fierce online criticism of the security team which was protecting him at an event in China.
China’s love of the online “escape room” phenomenon has taken a Hong Kong twist with players in Beijing flocking to games in which the city, its culture and its environs play a central role.
A woman left her phone in a Hong Kong taxi and gave it up as stolen when the driver fled, but days later, she hailed the same car with another driver — kicking off a bizarre chase.
A Hongkonger’s praise for a mainland delivery driver’s work ethic resonates online in China while drawing attention to the often challenging conditions these workers face in the country.
Social media has been outraged by the story of a Hong Kong woman who was tricked by her superstitious mother-in-law into drinking an ancient potion supposed to help her “make a baby”.
A 15-second cameo by Hong Kong actor Tony Leung in K-pop girl group NewJeans’ new music video for ‘Cool with You’, also featuring Squid Game’s Jung Ho-yeon, has generated delight online.
A Chinese woman’s positive Hong Kong taxi experience resonates in the mainland, prompting others to share feel-good stories about their travels to the city.
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Mainland social media has been captivated by an emotional tribute paid to late pop diva Coco Lee by a poor farmer in China whom she took time out of her schedule to help in 2016.
Fans of Hong Kong movie star Chow Yun-fat have been thrilled by an interview in which the cinema great speaks of his deep affection for his home city and its distinct “charming and arrogant” Cantonese dialect.
Tsuen Wan residents say new sign featured on refurbished Grand Bay View Hotel caught them by surprise.
A mainland Chinese influencer has catapulted to fame with his remarkable impersonations of Hong Kong film and pop superstar Leslie Cheung with unique make-up and similar vocal style.
A video shot by a mainland blogger which charts a whirlwind six-hour “street-sleeping” overnight trip to Hong Kong has gone viral on social media.
A mainland blogger’s video giving tips on how to make US$200 a day by scavenging in some of Hong Kong’s wealthiest neighbourhoods has gone viral.
The odd dynamics of a mother-son relationship in Hong Kong have been laid bare on an online forum after details of the mother’s controlling behaviour were revealed by a friend of the 30-year-old son.
Hong Kong social media has been abuzz with talk about the bittersweet story of a sleeping man on the luggage rack of a double-decker bus in the city.
A change in the retail relationship between Hong Kong and Shenzhen is taking place as local city folk seek out “purchasing agents” to buy their favourite food and snacks at cheaper prices in the neighbouring mainland city.
China’s social media has been filled with praise for Hong Kong people after a mainland woman witnessed multiple acts of kindness towards a vomiting student onboard one of the city’s subway trains.
A feel-good factor has been generated online by the story of a cash-strapped Hong Kong man with whom compassionate work colleagues began sharing their daily meals.
Hong Kong social media has been fascinated by a woman’s fixation on changing her name in an attempt to secure good luck, fortune and shopping discounts.
Social media has reacted with anger after a Hong Hong man posted photos on Facebook of his dramatic proposal of marriage in the middle of one of the busiest roads in the city, at rush hour.
Thousands engage with online post by Hong Kong wife who tells how she embarked on a true-detective mission to discover the real reason for her husband’s frequent trips to mainland China.
Hong Kong social media observers have flooded a man with advice after he made a post saying he was in a quandary over whether or not to accept a work colleague’s invitation to a wedding.
A flood of online relationship advice has poured in for a Hong Kong husband who has claimed he was mistreated and exploited at home despite earning US$7,600 a month to provide for his family.
A Hong Kong man filmed begging for money on a city’s street and being refused by most people who are wary of scams receives more than 100 comments after being posted online.
Social media observers have reacted with anger after a Hong Kong man reveals how he was handed a threatening ultimatum by his mainland wife to either hand over a chunk of his mother’s US$2.5-million inheritance or face divorce.
A Hong Kong father who “dismembered” his son’s Mickey Mouse doll over what he described as “sloppy” schoolwork has faced an angry backlash online.
There has been an outpouring of online praise for the warmth of Hong Kong people after an elderly cleaner went the extra mile for a mainland tourist on her night out alone at the cinema.
China’s online community has been reflecting the way Hong Kong brings up its children after a mainland student studying in the city posted a heartwarming photo on social media.