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  • Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

    A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing's rule as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event.

    Fox News
  • People in Hong Kong are using CrossFit to find dates

    adrian valenzuela/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 Instead of Tinder or a nightclub, people are finding love at the gym. In Hong Kong, CrossFit has become a place where people are meeting for the first time and eventually dating. Cris O'Brien, owner of CrossFit Asphodel, met his wife this way and says there have been a couple coaches who also met their wives through CrossFit.  People who come to O'Brien's gym have "high-intensity" lives, so they tend to meet others who share a similar outlook on life. Physical...

    Business Insider
  • The odd-job volunteers 'fixing' Hong Kong politics

    As attendance at Hong Kong's traditional protest rallies wanes, one pro-democracy group is trying to win hearts and minds in a more pragmatic way -- through...

    Mail Online
  • Hong Kong's 'McRefugees' On The Rise Amid Summer Heat

    Hundreds in the Chinese territory regularly sleep in 24-hour air conditioned McDonald's restaurants, but a new survey shows the trend is increasing and is not limited to the homeless.

    NPR.org
  • Hong Kong artist photographs city's tram system

    Artist Irene Flanhardt is a big fan of the region's "antique" transport system.

    www.bbc.co.uk
  • A Look Inside UNDEFEATED's New Hong Kong Flagship

    Tomorrow, July 21, UNDEFEATED is opening its first chapter in Greater China, located in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay. Backed by a retail concept designed to be a “modern lifestyle experience,” the flagship references a basketball court, incorporating a spacious locker room with wood construction against cement and marble flooring. UNDEFEATED logos are plastered all throughout […]

    Highsnobiety
  • Hong Kong Intervenes To Defend USDollar-Peg As Yuan Crashes

    Back in March, the head of the Hong Kong Monetary AuthorityNorman Chan urged citizens to "stay calm on the currency weakening," as the Hong Kong Dollar plunged to its weakest in 33 years. The Hong Kong Dollar has been in free-fall for the last year (interrupted briefly in the middle of last year) but as its drop accelerated early in the year, HKMA wrote the blog post to reassure the people that their paper-money is safe. Since then HKMA has puked billions of USDollars to defend the Hong Kong...

    Zero Hedge
  • Hong Kong targets fugitive tycoon accused of laundering billions

    Hong Kong police have frozen the bank accounts of runaway Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui as part of a HK$32.9 billion ($4.2 billion) money laundering...

    Mail Online
  • Hong Kong activist decries 'colonial invasion' in defiant speech

    Andy Chan makes speech to foreign journalists in defiance of Chinese government A Hong Kong pro-independence activist has decried Beijing’s rule over the city as modern-day colonialism in a speech to a foreign journalists’ association that defied China’s demand that the event be cancelled. Beijing swiftly criticised the talk, saying freedom of speech in Hong Kong did not extend to discussion of independence, which it said was a threat to national security. “We express our indignation and condemn...

    the Guardian
  • Hong Kong activist speaks to foreign press, defying Beijing

    HONG KONG (AP) - An activist who promotes independence for Hong Kong has given a speech to foreign journalists whose association defied the Chinese...

    Mail Online
  • Hong Kong activist speaks to foreign press, defying Beijing

    An activist who promotes independence for Hong Kong has given a speech to foreign journalists whose association defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event. The Chinese government had demanded the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong cancel Tuesday's talk by Andy Chan of...

    ABC News
  • Hong Kong activist speaks to foreign press, defying Beijing

    HONG KONG (AP) - An activist who promotes independence for Hong Kong has given a speech to foreign journalists whose association defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event. The Chinese government had demanded the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong cancel Tuesday's talk by Andy Chan of the ...

    www.washingtontimes.com
  • Hong Kong activist speaks to foreign press, defying Beijing

    HONG KONG (AP) — An activist who promotes independence for Hong Kong has given a speech to foreign journalists whose association defied the Chinese government’s demand to cancel the event. The Chinese government had demanded…

    WTOP
  • Protests before Hong Kong independence activist talk at press club

    Rival protesters gathered outside Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club Tuesday as it was set to host a talk by an independence activist, despite a...

    Mail Online
  • Activist compares Beijing’s rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

    A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing’s rule as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists’ association that defied the Chinese government’s demand to cancel the event.

    www.washingtonpost.com
  • Hong Kong stocks end lower as Turkish rout spreads

    SHANGHAI, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks ended lower on Monday, tracking losses in other Asian markets, as the rout in Turkish lira sent shock waves...

    Mail Online
  • Number Of "McRefugees" Sleeping In Hong Kong McDonald's Jumps 600%

    The number of Hong Kong residents sleeping overnight at McDonald's has increased 600% over the past five years, driven in part by the city's sky-high rents and substandard housing amid an unbearably hot summer, a study has found.  The survey, organised by Junior Chamber International’s Tai Ping Shan branch and conducted in June by volunteers, found 334 people had slept in a McDonald’s outlet nightly over at least the past three months. Of the 110 branches that operate 24 hours in the city,...

    Zero Hedge
  • Watch this fun photography tour of Hong Kong's neon signs

    Hong Kong's famed neons signs are slowly fading, replaced by other kinds of signage. Hong Kong Instgrammer Edward KB leads this whirlwind neon tour of some of the best remaining spots. (more…)

    Boing Boing