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Work to axe decades-old banyan trees in Hong Kong starts after stand-off with conservationists ends
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 16:49

Officials on Sunday pressed on with the removal of two decades-old “stone wall trees” in Hong Kong’s Central and Western District af...

The importance of grasping opportunity: Hongkonger at climbing World Cup learns the cost of losing power
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 14:44

A Hong Kong boulderer came 33rd at the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup in Ti’an China, but said he could have finished high...

Hong Kong Soccer Sevens: quarter-finals set in sweltering heat as Aston Villa earn chance for Leicester revenge
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 12:47

It may have been a scorcher at Hong Kong Football Club on Saturday but Aston Villa were coolness personified as they swept through their group and set...

Hong Kong Soccer Sevens magic can bring out the inner child in all of us – with a few minor changes
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 10:44

It will always be puzzling to see top-class football academies from around the globe playing in front of stands that are only ever two thirds full at ...

Singapore’s got a taste for Hong Kong cooking – and it’s coming back for more
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 08:45

A t least once a month, marketing executive Clare Lee heads down to Singapore’s prime shopping belt Orchard Road to satisfy her craving for a bo...

In a first, Hong Kong leader attends anniversary party for city’s pro-democracy Professional Teachers’ Union
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 06:56

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Saturday became the first Hong Kong leader to attend an anniversary celebration for the city’s pro...

Jerry Chun Shing Lee spy trial: ex-CIA agent pleads not guilty, will wait a year before trial in US
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 20:54

A former CIA officer and Hong Kong resident accused of passing top secret information to Chinese intelligence officers in exchange for money will have...

Sunwolves make Super Rugby history in searing Hong Kong heat, winning over fans along the way
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 18:47

Sporting events have a tendency to come and go in Hong Kong but there wasn’t a soul at Mong Kok Stadium on Saturday questioning Super Rugby&rsqu...

Manchester United legend Wes Brown reflects on winning Champions League in Moscow, 10 years on
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 16:45

At the start of last season, a picture of Manchester United’s starting XI lining up ahead of the 2008 Champions League final went viral. With 10...

Six-month bans and managerial departures: Cagliari and West Ham captains seeking Soccer Sevens redemption in Hong Kong
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 14:58

Everyone deserves a second chance and 19-year-old Italian-Australian Nicholas Pennington is no different. The Cagliari Calcio youth team captain reuni...

How Rotary International president Ian Riseley went from being a guest speaker to leading 1.2 million members
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 12:48

When chartered accountant Ian Riseley was invited by one of his clients to make a speech at a Rotary Club in 1977, he had no idea the event would chan...

How Shanghai Tower has paid the price of China’s quest for height
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 08:53

Twisting more than 600 metres into the sky like a giant corkscrew, Shanghai Tower is not just a remarkable feat of engineering but a symbol of the cit...

Reverend from Baptist Convention of Hong Kong accused of molesting man in HK$100,000 sexual harassment case
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 06:46

The general secretary of a cooperative association of Baptist churches in Hong Kong is facing accusations of sexual harassment and claims amounting to...

Rem Koolhaas’ OMA reveals first Hong Kong architecture project – Sogo ‘twin towers’ at former Kai Tak airport site
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 04:50

The Dutch firm headed by “starchitect” Rem Koolhaas this week revealed details of its first Hong Kong project: the Sogo “twin towers...

New world record as two bottles of Macallan whisky fetch US$2.11 million at Hong Kong auction
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 02:46

Two bottles of rare, 60-year-old Macallan whisky set a world record on Friday night when they were auctioned for a total of HK$ 16.6 million (US$ 2....

Beijing police claim Hong Kong journalist they dragged away resisted their authority and behaved ‘inappropriately’
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 22:54

Beijing’s law enforcement authority on Friday insisted the Hong Kong video journalist who was handcuffed and dragged into a police van while ble...

Ready for the weekend: Wellington Phoenix’s Hong Kong boy Calvin Harris gets Soccer Sevens homecoming
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 16:44

Hong Kong young gun Calvin Harris used to be your typical HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens teen – waiting impatiently beyond the barriers, autograph book...

From poor mining town to Hall of Fame: former Hong Kong swimming coach Bill Sweetenham’s pure masterstroke to be inducted in Fort Lauderdale
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 12:59

Bill Sweetenham has reached the pinnacle of his profession as one of the world’s top swimming coaches whose expertise has helped hopefuls become...

Formula E bumps Hong Kong as star attraction with Saudi Arabia awarded season five opening race
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 10:53

Hong Kong was bumped as the opening race on the Formula E calendar on Thursday, when it was revealed Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh will kick off season...

Hong Kong unemployment hits 20-year record low, but experts say labour market is still under pressure
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 08:44

Hong Kong’s unemployment rate for the past three months reached a 20-year record low of 2.8 per cent, indicating a strong economic climate that ...

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