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 ...

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Breaking ‘News’: Hong Kong most expensive place to buy a home in new ranking

Breaking ‘News’: Hong Kong most expensive place to buy a home in new ranking

Never content to be merely an expensive city, Hong Kong has yet again proven itself to be the expensive city, clocking in as the priciest place in the world to buy a home in a new...

Survey says: Hongkongers want Uber legalized

Survey says: Hongkongers want Uber legalized

Against the backdrop of the Hong Kong taxi industry’s all-out assault on Uber, a new survey commissioned by the ride-sharing giant and conducted by the University of Hong Kong...

Hong Kong admits world’s largest air purifier choked on debut

Hong Kong admits world’s largest air purifier choked on debut

Red-faced Hong Kong officials admitted on Tuesday that a record-breaking air filter for a new bypass under the city broke down shortly after it began operating. The city opened...

Officials unveil staggering US$79 billion price tag for artificial island off Lantau

Officials unveil staggering US$79 billion price tag for artificial island off Lantau

Hong Kong plans to build one of the world’s largest artificial islands with an eye-watering US$79 billion price tag, city officials announced Tuesday. The government’s...

So, we … won? Hong Kong most expensive city in world in new ranking

So, we … won? Hong Kong most expensive city in world in new ranking

Today, in news that’s likely to shock absolutely no one, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) named Hong Kong — along with Singapore and Paris — the most expensive city in...

The Harder They Fall: 216 HK windows have come crashing down since ’16, lawmaker says

The Harder They Fall: 216 HK windows have come crashing down since ’16, lawmaker says

Just over a month after a window plummeted from a Tsim Sha Tsui hotel and killed a passerby, a Hong Kong official yesterday acknowledged just how commonplace falling windows are...

‘Gram Slam: Photo-snapping tourists overrunning HK’s most ‘like’-worthy locales

‘Gram Slam: Photo-snapping tourists overrunning HK’s most ‘like’-worthy locales

For smartphone-wielding hordes of tourists, Hong Kong boasts a host of must-have Instagram locations — but crowds of snap-happy travellers are testing local patience and...

Porcine pickle: Hongkongers divided over city’s emboldened wild boars

Porcine pickle: Hongkongers divided over city’s emboldened wild boars

As HongKong prepares to celebrate the Year of the Pig, the city is facing its own peculiar porcine pickle — a furious debate about what to do with its growing and emboldened...

Exec posts glimpse of newly renovated Avenue of Stars, with reopening set for Jan. 31

Exec posts glimpse of newly renovated Avenue of Stars, with reopening set for Jan. 31

The general manager of the company overseeing the Avenue of Stars — Hong Kong’s very own Hollywood-style walk of fame — this week released a sneak peek at the...


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