13-year-old girl given 1 year of probation for burning China’s flag

A 13-year-old girl has been put on probation for one year after she admitted to burning the Chinese flag during an anti-government protest in September. On.cc reported that the girl was taking part in a “reclaim Tuen Mun Park” protest on Sept. 21 when protesters gathered outside Tuen Mun Town Hall and some took down ...

Renowned old-school Mong Kok cafe, visited by Anthony Bourdain, to shut at end of year

Renowned old-school Mong Kok cafe, visited by Anthony Bourdain, to shut at end of year

A Mong Kok cha chaan teng whose classic ’60s-style interior served as the backdrop to many Hong Kong TV shows and films will close its doors for good at the end of this...

Fire breaks out at Hong Kong International, but operations unaffected

Fire breaks out at Hong Kong International, but operations unaffected

Billowing black clouds of smoke probably aren’t exactly the most comforting sight when you glance out the airport window before boarding, but that’s exactly what travelers at...

‘Eat a banana’: Hong Kong police mocked over tone-deaf tweet referencing Art Basel banana

‘Eat a banana’: Hong Kong police mocked over tone-deaf tweet referencing Art Basel banana

It was a rough day for the person running the Hong Kong Police Force’s social media account yesterday after a ham-handed post intended to ride the coattails of the Art Basel...

Schoolkid unhurt after spilling out of vehicle as bus makes sharp turn (VIDEO)

Schoolkid unhurt after spilling out of vehicle as bus makes sharp turn (VIDEO)

We’ve all been there. You’re 9 years old, you’re on the school bus, and you’re almost at your stop. The world is your oyster! A full afternoon of childhood wonders unfurls...

Police offering HK$800,000 reward in case of cleaner killed by flying brick during clash

Police offering HK$800,000 reward in case of cleaner killed by flying brick during clash

Police have announced that they are offering a reward of HK$800,000 (more than US$102,000) for information leading to the capture of the person who threw brick that killed...

Another anti-gov’t banner unfurled on Beacon Hill on 6-month anni of cops’ first use of tear gas

Another anti-gov’t banner unfurled on Beacon Hill on 6-month anni of cops’ first use of tear gas

Pro-democracy protesters have unfurled yet another enormous yellow banner bearing an anti-Carrie Lam slogan on a prominent hillside in Hong Kong, nearly seven months after the...

Ocean Park loses 85 fish to incurable koi herpes outbreak, annual report reveals

Ocean Park loses 85 fish to incurable koi herpes outbreak, annual report reveals

More than 600 animals died at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park last year, including some 85 koi that were infected by an outbreak of a highly contagious and untreatable strain of koi...

Keanu, Greta no match for Hong Kong protesters in Time ‘Person of the Year’ poll

Keanu, Greta no match for Hong Kong protesters in Time ‘Person of the Year’ poll

Hong Kong’s hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have beaten out Greta Thunberg, BTS, and even Neo himself to win Time magazine’s Person of the Year reader poll....

Pro-Beijing group claims district council elections were rigged, wants results thrown out

Pro-Beijing group claims district council elections were rigged, wants results thrown out

Dozens of pro-Beijing supporters butt-hurt about last month’s district council elections today called for the results to be invalidated, saying they believe the poll was...


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