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Shed skin to blame for unpleasant odour from air conditioners, Hong Kong researchers find
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 02:48

People – namely their shed skin – are to blame for the unpleasant odour emanating from air conditioners. But before this tidbit makes your...

Possibilities of collaboration with start-ups bring big companies to co-working spaces in Hong Kong
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:43

An increasing number of companies in Hong Kong are moving into co-working spaces, drawn by opportunities for collaboration with start-ups. Collaborati...

Foreign developers regain shine as mainland developers seek out expertise in commercial property management
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:43

Over the past decade China’s supercharged property market has become a playing field dominated by local companies, with overseas firms, includin...

Hong Kong ties Namibia and Paraguay as ‘flawed democracies’ as city falls on global index
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:49

Hong Kong’s democratic standing tumbled three places in 2017 to hit a five-year low, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest...

Hong Kong home prices surged for a 21st month in December
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:45

Hong Kong’s secondary home prices rose for a 21st month in December, led by gains in small flats, government data has revealed. The home price i...

‘Why can’t they find land elsewhere to build their houses?’: tour stars question government plans to bulldoze Hong Kong Golf Club
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:44

High-profile Hong Kong Open champions are incredulous the government is seriously considering taking some – if not all – of Hong Kong Golf...

Five held as Hong Kong customs break up gang selling fake Chinese medicine to stores
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:51

Hong Kong customs officers have broken up a local syndicate that supplied counterfeit Chinese herbal pills and medicated balm to local retail outlets....

Hong Kong not unique in barring some from running in elections 
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 04:44

Hong Kong may have barred some secessionists from running in polls to be lawmakers, but we are nowhere close, as claimed by some, to banning their par...

‘The world has become much smaller – players play everywhere now’: Diego Forlan on life as a globe-trotting maestro
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:49

Diego Forlan sized up the free-kick from 30 yards, before curling a shot around the wall and into the top corner for his new club Kitchee on Sunday. T...

American tourist seeking sex in Hong Kong gets caught up in major anti-vice raid instead
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:47

Out in the streets of one of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping districts, an American man looking for a good time on Monday night ended up in a build...

From nothing to a force in Asia to ... Winter Olympics one day? How one man brought curling to Hong Kong
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:48

University lecturer John Li Shek-chong watched in amazement as people threw rocks and others used broomsticks at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. His c...

Diego Forlan’s Kitchee will kick off AFC Champions League in China after Tianjin Quanjian avoid upset to Philippine underdogs
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:42

Hong Kong Premier League champions Kitchee will kick off their debut AFC Champions League campaign with a visit to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Q...

Hong Kong Baptist University students apologise to teachers as ‘deadline’ to lift suspensions looms
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:45

Two Hong Kong Baptist University students suspended over an eight-hour campus stand-off this month apologised to teachers in person on Tuesday, the da...

New US$1.1 billion Taipei hotel looks to offer buzz to beat the lure of Airbnb
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:44

A new US$ 1.1 billion hotel to be built in Taiwan’s capital Taipei will put the focus on user experience as it looks to deal with the growing t...

European Union leads chorus of disapproval over decision to bar Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow from Legco by-election
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:47

The European Union has warned that the barring of a pro-democracy activist from the city’s legislative by-election “risks diminishing Hong...

Can Hong Kong players make it in the IPL? Ex-Kowloon Cantons spinner Sandeep offers hope
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:50

The owners of the Blitz franchise that signed Nepali teen spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane in 2016 are hoping Hong Kong players can follow in his foo...

‘I was a little nervous but I didn’t realise’: Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan makes the cut in promising LPGA Tour debut
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 06:48

It wasn’t quite the top-20 finish she bullishly targeted prior to the tournament but Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching showed she belongs...

Ousted Hong Kong opposition lawmaker Edward Yiu cleared for Legco by-election as government backs off
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 04:44

Former opposition lawmaker Edward Yiu Chung-yim was given a last-minute green light on Monday to run in the coming legislative by-election, preventing...

Students must stop blaming their woes on the rise of Mandarin
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:43

Last September, localist radical Alvin Cheng Kam-mun was fined HK$ 3,000 for dumping library books in what he considered an attempt to protect childr...

Hong Kong justice chief Teresa Cheng survives two no-confidence motions amid criticism from lawmakers
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:45

Hong Kong’s embattled justice minister survived two motions of no confidence on Monday even as lawmakers slammed her over the discovery of illeg...

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