I. M. Pei, renowned contributor to Hong Kong’s skyline, dies at 102

I. M. Pei, one of the most renowned architects of the 20th century, and the designer of Hong Kong’s skyline-defining Bank of China building, died at his home in New York on Thursday. He was 102 years old. Born in Guangzhuo in 1917, Pei moved to the United States in the 1930s to study, ultimately ...

Sign of the Times: Party hangs huge banner on Beacon Hill telling Carrie Lam to resign

Sign of the Times: Party hangs huge banner on Beacon Hill telling Carrie Lam to resign

A pro-democracy party has claimed responsibility for a unfurling an enormous banner from a prominent hillside in Hong Kong calling on the city’s leader to resign. The banner...

Air con dangling from side of Tsim Sha Tsui building safely removed

Air con dangling from side of Tsim Sha Tsui building safely removed

Hong Kong firefighters were called to Nathan Road last night after a metal rack supporting two air conditioning units suddenly broke, leaving the units dangling precariously from...

Woman with mental age of toddler ‘not fit to enter plea’ in eye-gouging case

Woman with mental age of toddler ‘not fit to enter plea’ in eye-gouging case

An elderly Hong Kong woman accused of gouging out her sister’s eye last month has the mental age of a toddler and is unfit to enter a plea, a court heard yesterday. Two experts...

Hong Kong butcher selling panties instead of pork amid swine fever-related shortages

Hong Kong butcher selling panties instead of pork amid swine fever-related shortages

A butcher’s stall in Hong Kong has been making ends meet by selling underwear instead of pork after the city’s authorities decided to cull thousands of pigs in order...

Joshua Wong sent back to jail after losing appeal

Joshua Wong sent back to jail after losing appeal

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was sent back to jail today after losing an appeal against a court case related to the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests. Wong, 22, was among...

US senator teases bill to punish those ‘suppressing basic freedoms’ in Hong Kong

US senator teases bill to punish those ‘suppressing basic freedoms’ in Hong Kong

US Senator Marco Rubio yesterday announced his intentions to introduce legislation laying out concrete consequences for anyone involved in the suppression of Hong Kong’s basic...

Woman arrested after window falls from height in Wan Chai

Woman arrested after window falls from height in Wan Chai

Police have arrested a woman in connection with a window that fell from a building onto a busy Hong Kong street yesterday afternoon. Headline Daily reported that about 2pm, police...

Driver who was shot after allegedly attempting to run over police officer formally charged

Driver who was shot after allegedly attempting to run over police officer formally charged

A man who was shot in the arm and then arrested for allegedly attempting to run over a police officer appeared in court to be formally charged today. Marco-Philippe Cuzet, an...

Man denies raping woman after threatening her family, claiming to be triad member

Man denies raping woman after threatening her family, claiming to be triad member

An unemployed man who allegedly claimed to be a gangster in an effort to coerce a woman into sex has pleaded not guilty to raping the woman on New Year’s Day after she...


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