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Why would a Hong Kong-based casino owner want to buy League One club Wigan Athletic based in a declining backwater in northern England?
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:00

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has reportedly agreed in principle to the sale of the League One side to Hong Kong-listed International Entertainm...

After finally qualifying for World Games, ‘Iron Woman’ Jacqueline Lai is still chasing Olympic dream and Tokyo 2020
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:04

Equestrian rider Jacqueline Lai Jing-man still feels muscle stiffness after recovering from her fractured pelvis but that will not stop her from pursu...

Watch out for local players, says Kumar Sangakkara after Hong Kong T20 Blitz victory
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:50

Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara believes the quality of Hong Kong players will be a key factor in deciding who wins the Hong Kong T20 Blitz after his...

Hong Kong’s housing shortage is not one of needs but of aspirations
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 04:44

Increasing land supply will not be enough to solve Hong Kong’s housing crisis if more subsidised flats are not built, property experts said yest...

Time to play the game at Fanling golf course
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 02:46

A government task force looking into land supply seems hell-bent on bulldozing recreational facilities. Yes, finding land to meet people’s housi...

Cage homes, a kidnapped Korean actress and Soviet espionage gone wrong: headlines from four decades ago
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:47

It was no surprise to see that the plight of “cage-home dwellers” had long existed in Hong Kong, as reported by the Post 40 years ago this...

City University of Hong Kong to set up research centre for vet and food safety postgraduate courses in mainland China
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:44

A Hong Kong university is planning to launch a research institute next year in mainland China that will focus on postgraduate courses in veterinary me...

Bad weather, fewer first-timers and poor diets: 3 reasons Hong Kong’s blood donation rate is at a low
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:49

Around 15,000 fewer Hongkongers chose to donate blood in 2017 compared with the year before as bad weather kept more people at home and not as many fi...

Consumer watchdog calls for better government protection after surge in Hong Kong online shopping complaints
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:45

As shopping habits of Hong Kong consumers increasingly shift from physical to virtual, complaints against online purchases surged by over 20 per cent ...

Thanks to street rallies, the Birkin bag’s purveyor got prime Hong Kong real estate for a bargain
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:46

During the Occupy Central movement in October 2014, the streets of Hong Kong’s central business district were crammed with tens of thousands of ...

Police illegally gathered evidence against asylum seekers who housed Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, lawyers claim
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:46

Lawyers representing asylum seekers who helped American whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have claimed local police used illeg...

Hong Kong parents take children to school despite classes being cancelled amid flu fears
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:57

Many working parents with nowhere to bring their children opted to take them to school on Thursday morning, despite classes having been cancelled at t...

MTR may sell land site atop Wong Chuk Hang station amid rising home prices
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:51

Hong Kong’s subway operator MTR Corp may release one of the largest parcels of land for residential development – atop Wong Chuk Hang stat...

Survival of golf at stake, says Hong Kong Golf Club after task force takes aim at its courses
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:52

Hong Kong Golf Club said the “survival of golf” was at stake after the government-appointed task force’s suggestion that part &ndash...

Hong Kong enlists cash-catching dogs in battle against dirty money
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 04:52

Hong Kong is set to crack down on dirty money brought into the city by air, land or sea, enlisting its first ever squad of sniffer dogs specially trai...

Paddle boarding, plastic pollution and playing with dolphins: teachers brave record cold and 16-knot winds to circle Lantau
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:46

While most Hongkongers were hunkered around heaters fighting off the recent record low temperatures, two teachers battled winds and frigid waters to b...

It’s a family affair: Arabella Ng adds another Olympic chapter as skier sets off for Pyeongchang
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:46

When 16-year-old Arabella Ng carries the Hong Kong flag at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday, she will continue a family affair...

Breakthrough HKUST-led research on mapping of HIV weak spots paves way for vaccine
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:44

Data scientists have discovered a way to map HIV weak spots, potentially paving the way for researchers to design a vaccine that could weaken and even...

Hong Kong father awaits sentencing after trying to force children to drink rat poison in drunken rage
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:43

A Hong Kong father who demanded his young children drink rat poison, then strangled his 8-year-old daughter as her feet dangled from the floor after s...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends controversial decision to seek jail terms for Occupy trio
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:52

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Wednesday defended the government’s contentious decision to ask for jail terms for three Occupy s...

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