Louise Ridley

The 17-year-old Credited With Kicking Off Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

He's a skinny student who isn’t even old enough to vote, yet Joshua Wong is one of the most prominent figureheads in Hong Kong’s unprecedented pro...

This Video Of Police Brutality In Hong Kong Will Appall You

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

A shocking video has emerged of police violently handling the protests in Hong Kong at the weekend. Disturbing footage, taken on Sunday by South Ch...

Hong Kong Protests - China's New Tiananmen Moment

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

Karl Marx once famously said: 'History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.' I wonder if China's second Tiananmen moment would be a tragedy, too. Because I do believe that what's happening in Hong Kong at the moment bears all the hallmarks of a Greek tragedy.

50 Stunning Pictures Of The 'Umbrella Revolution' Weathering The Storm

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

As Hong Kong's "umbrella revolution" enters its sixth day, thousands of pro-democracy protesters are continuing to peacefully show China they will not...

China Doesn't Want You To See These Incredible Photos

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

As protesters continue to peacefully voice their discontent in a highly unusual show of mass civil disobedience in Hong Kong, China has hit back. ...

The Extraordinary Lengths Hong Kong's Protesters Are Going To Prepare For Expected Crackdown

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Wrapped in cling film and huddled under umbrellas, these are some of the extraordinary lengths Hong Kong's protesters are going to to protect themselv...

22 Incredible Pictures Of The Morning After Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong have continued into Monday morning with thousands of sleeping protesters still occupying the streets. While im...

Hong Kong Protester Spells Out Exactly What They Want

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK

Confused about what's going on in Hong Kong right now? Well let YouTuber Kaiser Ks spell it out for you. She says: "We are just innocent people ...

Drones Give Unbelievable View Of Hong Kong Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech

A drone has captured incredible footage of the Hong Kong protestors who on Sunday night, brought the city to a standstill. The video shows the she...

27 Shockingly Surreal Photos Of Hong Kong Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

The normally calm streets of Hong Kong resembled a war zone on Sunday night as police tried to quell thousands of pro-democracy protesters on the city...

Where to Stay in Hong Kong for Backpackers: The Good, the Bad and the Bedbugs

Maria Sowter | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

For British citizens, a six-month stay is allowed visa free for Hong Kong (HK) and with cheap flights from London matching those of Bangkok around the £350 mark, Asia's international city is seeing more and more backpackers stop by on their travels.

April Fool's and Sweat in Hong Kong

Bytestories | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy

I thought this was a very good April Fool's day prank that was played upon the passengers aboard Cunard's Queen Elizabeth, whilst I was on board in 2012.

China Rising

Gavin Devine | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

Given the controversy roiling Hong Kong this week about the arrangements proposed for choosing the next Chief Executive of the territory, the news tha...

Welcome - Please Scan Your First Item...

Nick Compton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Compton

Through small simple acts of kindness such as a smile, people will naturally further that kindness to others. I have observed on several occasions people buying gifts for one another for no other reason than as an act of friendship and kindness. Surely we must be an inherently good species?

Moving to Hong Kong: On Being a Curiosity

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

In the Hong Kong district of Sham Shui Po, Kowloon side, the market stalls play host to many a social gathering. Groups of older men, stylish in aviators, crisp white, or pastel, short-sleeved shirts and tailored trousers, stand in a cloud of imperial leather, discussing, well...I rarely know. But sometimes there's a clue in the shape of racing forms being passed around, or a grandchild being proudly held aloft - a champion at a sporting event.

There's An AI That's Controlling Thousands Of Humans

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech

Following the recent news that a company is ready to unveil its first sentient computer, it now transpires that artificial intelligence is already bei...

Hong Kong Defiant As 180,000 Remember Tiananmen

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

It is the only place under Chinese control where people can gather to remember the bloodshed of Tiananmen Square. And as TV and newspapers reported th...

Hong Kong's Ivory Crush Is Much More Than a Symbolic Gesture

Rob Brandford | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Rob Brandford

This week Hong Kong officials incinerated the first batch of ivory, from a 29.6 tonne stockpile, which in January 2014 they committed to destroy over a two year period. There are those that will question this move, claiming that destroying ivory stockpiles acts to increase the value of remaining ivory. The reality however is very different.

Heineken Pit One Man Against The City In Epic Video Advertisement

Jonathan Heath | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Jonathan Heath

Heineken continue their Fantastic man video marketing series with another recent instalment featuring a guy trying to crack the code to a mysterious invitation via a selection of business cards.

Lord Patten Quits As BBC Chair

The Huffington Post UK/PA. | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten is standing down from the role with immediate effect on health grounds following major heart surgery. He said he was...

Moving to Hong Kong: A Love Letter to the Dark Side

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

'The dark side' is the name sometimes used affectionately, and at other times less generously, for Kowloon (literally: Nine Dragons), the area of Hong Kong which lies directly opposite Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbour on the southern tip of mainland China.

Being part of the EU is GOOD for the UK

Ben Acheson | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Cross-border telecommunications are cheaper and easier after the EU abolished national monopolies for fixed-line services. The price of phonecalls has plummeted. Since 2000, the cost of a 10-minute call within the EU has fallen by an average of 74%...

Rugby Sevens World Series Feels Olympic Fever

Christina Macfarlane | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Sport
Christina Macfarlane

If Rugby Sevens continues to grow on this trajectory, we might even see more numbers from the host nation follow in the tradition of William Webb Ellis and pick up a ball and run with it, rather than kick it, by the time the Olympics comes back around.

'I Love You Mummy' The Text From Terrified British Malaysia Airlines Passenger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK

A daughter sent her mother a text telling her how much she loved her as she feared she would die on her Malaysian Airlines flight, after it was forced...

If You Can Whistle, You're Not Tone Deaf

Hugh Salmon | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hugh Salmon

My late father's only sister, my Aunt Hetty, died last month. My earliest memories of her are of Kenya and a different world. For the first 17 years of my life, 'home' was Hong Kong where I was born.