Neon’s Dimming Legacy: Turning out the lights on a ‘golden era’ in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s economic and cultural explosion in the second half of the 20th century radiated neon light. Its warm glow spilled into the streetscapes from signs advertising everything from the smallest noodle stores and seediest dives, to the biggest international brands and the city’s premier venues, where Cantopop stars of the stage and titans of ...

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PHOTOS: Thousands march for democracy on the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China

PHOTOS: Thousands march for democracy on the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China

On Saturday, Hong Kong marked the 20th anniversary of its return to China from Britain. And, as they have done since the Article 23 protest of 2003, thousands of citizens took to...

PHOTOS: Masked activists document Hong Kong’s fading history

PHOTOS: Masked activists document Hong Kong’s fading history

Atop Hong Kong’s tallest peak blanketed in clouds, three masked urban explorers step back in time as they slip through a wire mesh fence and march towards an abandoned army...

PHOTOS: Hong Kong refugee football team kicks up hope

PHOTOS: Hong Kong refugee football team kicks up hope

Twice a week, a group of mostly African asylum-seekers gathers on a soccer pitch in Hong Kong and trains for its next match against a local side. The team, All Black FC, is the...

Last night’s supermoon in Hong Kong, as seen on social media

Last night’s supermoon in Hong Kong, as seen on social media

For one evening, Hong Kong went #loonyforthesupermoon

PHOTOS: Hong Kong police, protesters clash over Beijing crackdown

PHOTOS: Hong Kong police, protesters clash over Beijing crackdown

Chanting "Hong Kong independence" among other slogans, the protesters, some with medical masks and cling film to shield their eyes, tried repeatedly to charge through police lines...

Picture Purr-fect: This photo series of Hong Kong’s ‘shop cats’ is so hot right meow

Picture Purr-fect: This photo series of Hong Kong’s ‘shop cats’ is so hot right meow

Ever since he moved to Hong Kong, Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen says he's been drawn to these "photogenic mouse-hunters". And really, who can blame him?

Hong Kong ‘face reader’ reshapes people’s futures, one eyebrow at a time

Hong Kong ‘face reader’ reshapes people’s futures, one eyebrow at a time

Want to improve your performance at work, or solve relationship problems? "Face-reader" Li Chau-jing has the solution – tweezing your eyebrows.

Friday’s annual July 1 march in photos

Friday’s annual July 1 march in photos

Prominent lawmakers and activists such as Emily Lau, Claudia Mo, Lee Cheuk-yan, Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow were in attendance.   

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing by leading thousands in protest (PHOTOS)

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing by leading thousands in protest (PHOTOS)

"I don't feel scared because there are so many people here," said Lam, surrounded by supporters who had gathered to protest against his detention.


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