As the school year begins, former SCAD Hong Kong students mourn the loss of their campus

The cash-strapped university closed its Hong Kong doors in March

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The world has marched for black lives. Why hasn’t Hong Kong?

The world has marched for black lives. Why hasn’t Hong Kong?

"The good that came out of the whole ordeal is that there are now several Black Lives Matter events springing up around Hong Kong."

On the Inside Looking Out: Doing life in HK’s maximum security prison

On the Inside Looking Out: Doing life in HK’s maximum security prison

Mario de los Reyes is gasping for air. It’s just after midday on a hot afternoon in late May and the sun is baking the concrete yard where the 64-year-old has been playing...

Wild life: A day of rescuing animals in Hong Kong’s urban jungle

Wild life: A day of rescuing animals in Hong Kong’s urban jungle

In the battle to save the city’s animals from harm, you pick up some war stories. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) inspectors are full of them. Stories of...

HK’s Bazaar Battle: Second-hand sellers push for greater freedom to trade on the streets

HK’s Bazaar Battle: Second-hand sellers push for greater freedom to trade on the streets

The streets are still dark when Ms. Tsoi and her husband head out from their flat, pushing a handcart overflowing with used shoes, clothing, pans and other bric-a-brac. The pair...

Sent packing: Hong Kong’s elderly cardboard collectors

Sent packing: Hong Kong’s elderly cardboard collectors

Her fingers are bent from 20 years of collecting cardboard from Hong Kong’s streets, but Au Fung-lan says she has no desire to give up the grueling work. At 67-years-old she...

Hong Kong’s Luxury Timber Problem: Major stockpiles, minor prosecutions

Hong Kong’s Luxury Timber Problem: Major stockpiles, minor prosecutions

Hong Kong has a timber-trafficking problem. Held in 50 cargo containers at secure sites, a stockpile of more than 1,200 tons of seized tropical hardwood attests to the city’s...

Falling through the cracks: Homelessness in Hong Kong

Falling through the cracks: Homelessness in Hong Kong

Last August, as Hong Kong braced for one of the strongest typhoons in its history, Jose Ramundo M. Gabriel was on a footbridge in North Point, searching for something, anything,...

Risky Business: Driving for Uber in Hong Kong

Risky Business: Driving for Uber in Hong Kong

It was almost 5am on Jan. 1 when Prius (not his real name) parked his Toyota Prius (his real car) outside the Police Tactical Unit compound in Fanling and began what he calls his...

Old but not old enough: Architecture advocates worried post-war buildings will disappear

Old but not old enough: Architecture advocates worried post-war buildings will disappear

The “form follows function” ethos of modernist architecture shaped Hong Kong in its post-war boom years. But now, experts and advocates fear gems from the period are...


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