You Raise Ma Up: Alibaba’s Jack Ma passes torch in rhinestone-studded spectacle

Jack Ma officially retired as the chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba last night, symbolically passing the baton — or mic, as it were — to CEO Daniel Zhang in an epically bedazzled performance of the Josh Groban hit You Raise Me Up. The duet took place in an 80,000-seat stadium, and saw Ma don a ...

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Yuen Long protest leader beaten by masked men

Yuen Long protest leader beaten by masked men

The man responsible for organizing an anti-triad protest in Yuen Long last month was attacked by a group of masked men on Thursday afternoon, just hours after another protest...

French ‘spiderman’ scales Hong Kong skyscraper to call for unity, sell rum

French ‘spiderman’ scales Hong Kong skyscraper to call for unity, sell rum

French “spiderman” Alain Robert this morning scaled the 283-meter Cheung Kong Center to unfurl a banner depicting a handshake between Hong Kong and mainland China and an...

Mainland Follies: 65-year-old karaoke-goer collapses lung hitting high notes

Mainland Follies: 65-year-old karaoke-goer collapses lung hitting high notes

Legend has it that the singer Tom Jones held the final syllable of “Thunderball” in the titular James Bond film’s opening song for so long that he actually passed out in the...

Return to Sender: Woman tracks down recipients of decades-late Hong Kong postcard

Return to Sender: Woman tracks down recipients of decades-late Hong Kong postcard

Getting a postcard from Hong Kong might not be that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things. But when the postcard has been stuck in the mail for 26 years and is addressed to...

You’ve Got (Someone’s) Mail: Postcard sent from Hong Kong in 1993 turns up in Illinois

You’ve Got (Someone’s) Mail: Postcard sent from Hong Kong in 1993 turns up in Illinois

Mail. It’s a tricky one, amiright? We’ve all popped something in the ol’ mailbox only to have it be delivered to the wrong place, get lost in transit, or end up...

Exploding power bank sparks Hong Kong house fire while owner is away

Exploding power bank sparks Hong Kong house fire while owner is away

A village house in Tuen Mun was gutted by a fire at around 4am yesterday after at least one of several portable power banks left charging by the homeowner exploded while he was...

Backing Down: Bakery apologizes for not icing ‘Don’t Touch My Back’ on cake — it’s a long story

Backing Down: Bakery apologizes for not icing ‘Don’t Touch My Back’ on cake — it’s a long story

A Hong Kong bakery has apologized after an employee at one of its branches refused to make a cake featuring the words “Don’t Touch My Back,” citing an aversion...

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...

Mercedes Benz sets off tear gas canister that fell out of police van in Central

Mercedes Benz sets off tear gas canister that fell out of police van in Central

Hong Kong police are looking into how a box of tear gas canisters fell out of a police van last night after a Mercedes drove over one and set it off in Central last night. Ming...


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