Hong-kong

Amor Eyes Fifth Hong Kong Title

Oliver Pickup | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

Simon Amor knows precisely what is required to prevail in the Hong Kong Sevens, perennially the most-coveted prize on the circuit. England have won at the sport's mecca on four occasions, in a golden five-year spell between 2002 and 2006; Amor, now the country's head coach, starred as the playmaker in each success, and even skippered the side in their last triumph 11 years ago.

South Africa Eye Maiden Hong Kong Sevens Title

Oliver Pickup | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

With just four rounds of the 10-stop HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series remaining, South Africa lead the pack by an astonishing distance and are well on course to add to the country's solitary title, achieved back in 2009. A maiden triumph at the Hong Kong Sevens - the most-coveted prize on the circuit - this weekend would provide the fillip to ensure the side complete the season as champions, surely.

Sevens Grass Roots Flourishing For England

Oliver Pickup | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

With the backing of the RFU and aided by HSBC's continued investment in grass roots initiates across the globe - including the Rosslyn Park tournament - as well as title sponsorship of the Sevens Series, the short- and long-term future for England looks incredibly promising.

Luxury Cruise Company Launches Ultimate 'Gap Yah' Trip Costing £46,000

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Ever since the infamous “Gap Yah” video was released in 2010, taking a year out has been seen as an opportunity for privileged rich kids to party....

This Is What Happens When You Get Two AIs To Talk To Each Other

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Tech

Now this is a work of genius. Someone called ‘seebotschat’ has made the excellent decision to put aside a not inconsiderable amount of their time ...

Fight For Animals Must Be Renewed As We Prepare To Leave The EU

Keith Taylor | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

Today (December 10) is the International Day for Animal Rights and it is a perfect opportunity to confront the biggest challenge facing animal lovers and advocates alike: how to defend animal welfare legislation as Britain prepares to leave the EU.

Trump: My Hopes, Fears, Prayers And Reflections

Benedict Rogers | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

The immediate consequences of the US election result have been chilling. In Moscow, Beijing and Pyongyang, as well as among Islamic extremists and Burma's Buddhist nationalists, and in almost every authoritarian regime in the world, there have been celebrations. May President-elect Trump prove us all wrong...

British Banker Guilty Of Murdering Two Indonesian Women In Hong Kong

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK

A Hong Kong jury has convicted British banker Rurik Jutting of the 2014 killings of two Indonesian women. The nine-person jury returned their unanimou...

British Banker Accused Of Double Murder Was ‘Sexual Sadist Who Was Abused At Public School’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK

A British banker accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong was allegedly sexually abused while he attended a prestigious public school, a jury has h...

It Is Time To Stop The Shameful Kowtowing To China - Before It Is Too Late

Benedict Rogers | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

The term 'kowtow', an adaptation of a Chinese phrase, means, according to Wikipedia, "the act of deep respect shown by prostration, that is, kneeling ...

British Banker Charged With Murdering Two Women In Hong Kong ‘Filmed Torture'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

The Hong Kong trial of a British banker accused of the grisly 2014 killings of two Indonesian women is expected to be “particularly horrifying”, a...

Reclaiming Space For The Arts In Ireland

Aaron Vallely | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

All cities are different, but what people want are essentially the same. Intelligent cities cherish and cultivate their artistic energy, but often disturb that nutritious force with high rents, intrusive government policies and starvation of Arts funding.

Hong Kong Is in Urgent Need of Life Support and the United Kingdom Has a Responsibility to Act

Benedict Rogers | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

It is time for the United Kingdom to wake up and give its former colony urgent life support.

China Is Today's Goliath, And It Needs the Courage of David to Stand Up to It

Benedict Rogers | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

China's belligerence is making it look increasingly like the Old Testament warrior Goliath, not only in its size and power, but in its attitude to the rest of the world. But there the parallel ends, because among the international community - governments, corporations, international institutions - no David has yet appeared. On the contrary, the Goliath that is China today is holding everyone else to ransom.

A Brief History of Mathematics in Hong Kong: What It Means for the Future of Mathematics Education

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

In light of the upcoming International Mathematics Olympiad 2016, I'd like to present the world with a little bit of mathematical history of Hong Kong...

Top Five Hong Kong Sights and Experiences

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

It was my first time to Hong Kong and I didn't really know what to expect before arriving. After taking a quick trip to Google, the city appeared as tall buildings, bright lights and a scattering of boats.

Forecasting the Future of Rugby

Brian O'Driscoll | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Sport
Brian O'Driscoll

Rugby is certain to become more and more a global game, just as Hong Kong is a truly global tournament. New nations are already emerging and this is only set to continue in the coming years as the Olympic opportunity grows interest in rugby from governing bodies.

When Work Trips Become Holidays

Sarah Kwong | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Looking down at the veil of early fog floating above the city, I felt energised. It wasn't yet 9:30am, and I had already walked up a steep hill, had a wholesome breakfast, and done tai chi with a Master of the discipline - and all at one of Hong Kong's greenest vantage points, Victoria Peak Garden.

Why I Decided to Spend My Life Savings on Travelling

Rosie Duffield | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Duffield

As I thought back to the last few days I'd had in Spain, I realised one thing: I didn't want to go back to the UK. I could feel the heat rising up my body and my palms were becoming clammy. What was it that was making my pulse race so much? The thought of returning to work? The weather? The lack of adventure ahead?

The Fight For Cantonese

Sarah Kwong | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

We all know that language is more than just a set of words. It's the backbone of an entire population, providing an identity, connection to history and a togetherness. So it's no surprise that many Hong Kongers are feeling adrift right now.

Tourist Dies In Hong Kong After 'Forced Shopping' Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

A tourist has died after taking part in a so-called “forced shopping” tour in Hong Kong. The man, who has not been named, intervened after a fe...

Homeless Woman 'Dead For 7 Hours In McDonald's' As Diners Ate Around Her

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

A homeless woman, thought to have been dead for hours, has been found slumped at a table in a Hong Kong branch of McDonald’s. The unnamed woman,...

London Foodie Update: Little Bao at Soho Kitchen and Bar

Chloe Gunning | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

The traditional Chinese steamed buns, filled with a variety of ingredients, have popped up for a special week at Soho Kitchen & Bar. Chef and creator of Little Bao, May Chow, has brought her burger-style steamed buns all the way from Hong Kong where they've earned quite a following.

How My Other Half Lives

Sarah Kwong | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

We had been in Hong Kong for five days, marvelling at their mild December. Through osmosis, I'd learnt even more about the culture than I already knew. But there were still parts of my history that I hadn't really considered until I was here, having dinner with long lost everyones and watching everyday life play out for the people who shared my DNA.

Woman Convicted Of Assaulting Police Officer With Her Breast

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

A female protestor in Hong Kong has been found guilty of assaulting a police officer with that well-known weapon: her breast. Ng Lai-ying was convi...