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‘I chose a really bad time to go out on the outrigger,’ says Alex Gough as he discusses being thrown overboard during Volvo Ocean Race
  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:45

It wasn’t panic that overwhelmed Alex Gough when he was thrown off Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Racebut watch...

Hong Kong housing starts fall by one third in 2017, but no supply shortage seen
  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:43

The number of private flats on which construction began in Hong Kong last year fell one third from 2016, according to the latest government data, but ...

Dozens of new faces from Hong Kong join top China advisory body
  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:43

More than 50 new faces from Hong Kong have been appointed to China’s top political advisory body, in one of the biggest reshuffles for the city&...

Will Scallywag win again in Volvo Ocean Race? We can with the support of Hong Kong fans, says skipper David Witt
  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 06:44

Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag skipper David Witt said he and his crew have been overwhelmed by the support they have received from the people of Hong Kong af...

Hands off Fanling: legendary Gary Player says Hong Kong Golf Club deserves protection from housing
  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 02:42

All-time great Gary Player has appealed to government authorities to preserve Hong Kong Golf Club from any housing development, saying the historic cl...

Chinese doctor told bookseller Gui Minhai to seek medical care abroad, daughter says
  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:44

Detained bookseller Gui Minhai had been advised by a Chinese doctor to seek medical treatment overseas before he was arrested at a train station near ...

HNA will go it alone to build at the former Kai Tak airport, denies joint project with Sun Hung Kai
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:43

HNA Group, the Chinese conglomerate that muscled its way into Hong Kong’s real estate market in 2016 and 2017, said it will go it alone in build...

Four held in Hong Kong over scams that duped would-be investors out of HK$11 million
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 20:45

Two directors and two brokers at a Hong Kong investment company were arrested in connection with scams that duped eight people out of HK$ 11 million ...

Economist adds voice to calls for China to cut US Treasury holdings to hit back at Trump’s tariffs
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:45

China, the largest creditor of the United States government, has a tool in its policy arsenal to retaliate against any punitive trade measures imposed...

‘The team is in good hands under Witty’: boss reveals his relief after Scallywag prevails following dramatic race
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:47

Tycoon Lee Seng Huang has praised his skipper David Witt and his triumphant band of “Scallywags” for facing down a series of huge challeng...

MGM China delays opening of US$3.4 billion Cotai casino resort for fourth time
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:45

MGM China Holdings, one of Macau’s six major casino operators, has delayed for a fourth time the opening of its much anticipated US$ 3.4 billio...

Expletive-laden posters insulting Baptist University head Roland Chin put up at Hong Kong campuses
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:44

Notices with abusive language directed at Baptist University president Roland Chin Tai-hong appeared in at least two other tertiary institutions on We...

Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan targets top-20 finish in history-making LPGA Tour debut in the Bahamas
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:46

The dream becomes a reality for Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching at this week’s Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic and she is not shying awa...

Waiter, there’s catfish in my grouper: Hong Kong customs struggles to fight false advertising
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:43

Are you eating what you think you are? In Hong Kong, there appears to be an increasing chance you are not, according to figures released by the Custom...

Hong Kong goes Blade Runner with concept of homes ‘floating’ above container port terminals
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:47

Billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Hongkong International Terminals, one of the world’s leading port operators, says they are open minded about a p...

China detained bookseller Gui Minhai ‘to stop him from telling his story’
  • Wed, 24 Jan 2018 22:44

China snatched a Swedish citizen and former Hong Kong-based bookseller to prevent him from telling his story before a trial over his alleged involveme...

‘Sometimes you pinch yourself’: how the Hong Kong T20 Blitz went from one overseas player to 27 in two years
  • Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:43

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke was the sole overseas participant at the inaugural Hong Kong T20 Blitz in 2016. Just two years later, there a...

Vestas crash death: co-skippers speak for first time on tragic Volvo Ocean Race collision that claimed fisherman’s life
  • Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:46

The co-skippers of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) boat involved in a fatal collision off the coast of Hong Kong last week have spoken for the first time s...

‘Shut up, run and get the job done’: Meredith Quinlan is driven by doubters and could be the first women to break 60
  • Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:43

Running 298 kilometres non-stop and unsupported will strip any athlete down and leave them in need of motivation. For Australian runner Meredith Quinl...

Stranded below with broken bones: the lonely injury ordeal of a Volvo Ocean Race sailor
  • Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:44

Hobbling around in a protective “moon boot”, Volvo Ocean Race sailor Annie Lush can attest that when you take on Mother Nature, sometimes ...

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