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‘You have to be careful not to pressure kids’ – father coaches teenager to success ahead of frigid Hong Kong swim
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:51

Swimming 15 kilometres from Stanley to Deep Water Bay the week Hong Kong experiences record low temperatures does not sound like fun at all. But Kenne...

Relief all round as TVB confirms Hongkongers will get to watch the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:44

Hong Kong’s Olympics fans can breathe a sigh of relief after it was confirmed that they will have the opportunity to watch the 2018 Pyeongchang ...

Swire Properties tops out latest office tower in Hong Kong’s new ‘eastern CBD’
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:52

Swire Properties, the real estate giant, has topped out its latest office tower in Quarry Bay with over half the units pre-leased already to multinati...

US$1.125 million for Galaxy Gladiators Lantau’s Jofra Archer at IPL auction
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:46

The Hong Kong T20 Blitz will boast a million-dollar man after all, with rising all-rounder Jofra Archer snapped up by the Indian Premier League (IPL) ...

Five pan-democrats cleared in corruption probe over payments from media mogul Jimmy Lai
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:03

Five pan-democrats at the centre of a corruption probe over their suspected failure to declare interests after receiving donations from media tycoon J...

Two-time champions, the fourth best team in the world and big name internationals: Hong Kong’s Kitchee face uphill battle in AFC Champions League
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 04:52

Kitchee learned their fate in the AFC Champions League late on Tuesday evening when the final two members of group E won their play-off games. Chinese...

Explainer: the four big Chinese firms investing in shopping centre operator Wanda, and why they did it
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 02:49

Four of China’s biggest companies – Tencent Holdings, JD.com, Sunac China Holdings and Suning Commerce Group – have invested a combi...

‘You should never feel bad after a run’: ditching the data for Hong Kong’s 298km non-stop ultra marathon
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:43

With so many tools and apps available to runners, training can be more efficient than ever. But focusing on training plans began to suck the fun out o...

Hong Kong’s Hang Lung Properties sees 2017 underlying profit fall on declining China mall rental income
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 22:44

Hong Kong developer Hang Lung Properties, which owns the Fashion Walk shopping area in Causeway Bay and eight shopping centres in China, reported a 13...

‘We want it back,’ says Carrie Lam, but will the Volvo Ocean Race fleet drop anchor in Hong Kong again next time around?
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:45

The Volvo Ocean Race has “exceeded expectations” in its stopover in Hong Kong, with the sound of “we want it back” coming from...

US$7.22 billion worth of Hong Kong property sold so far this year
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 18:47

Buyers and investors splashed out more than HK$ 56.42 billion (US$ 7.22 billion) on flats, shops, industrial units and car parking spaces in the fir...

Hong Kong man arrested for suspected theft of two ‘comfort women’ statues
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:53

Police arrested a 51-year-old man in the early hours of Thursday on suspicion of stealing two “comfort women” statues placed near the Japa...

Microplastics might already be inside us all: Volvo Ocean Race warns of ‘chemical burden’ coming from waste littering the seas
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:55

Gone are the photos of turtles tangled in plastic six-pack beer rings or seals chewing on bags – the biggest shock factor comes from the micropl...

China’s regulator pours cold water on debt-fuelled land purchases, starting with Shanghai
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:51

China’s banking regulator has instructed lenders to tighten their scrutiny of loans for mergers and acquisitions to ensure that capital isn&rsqu...

‘I have to finish the race and propose to her’ – runner pops the question after battling injury to finish HK100
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:06

What would inspire you to run 100 kilometres? Pride, training, charity? For Zhang Linheng, the plan to propose to his girlfriend at the finish line wa...

Party in the park: Hong Kong manager expects to celebrate victory over visitors Iran in Davis Cup meeting this weekend
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 04:45

Long serving team manager David Ho Wai-tak is expecting party time on Sunday with a bunch of young guns as Hong Kong take on Iran in the Davis Cup Asi...

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...

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