Hong-kong

Officials Actually Considered Moving The Entire Hong Kong Population To Northern Ireland

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK

Newly released documents have revealed government officials considered moving the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland. Proposals rel...

Hong Kong's Future

Sarah Kwong | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Sarah Kwong

Beijing has written a bill which, if passed, will allow Hong Kongers to vote for their own leader in 2017 - as long as the Communist party approves of the three candidates put forward. Hong Kong, gloriously and rightfully autonomous since it's release from Britain in the late nineties, was promised 50 years of making their own choices and rules. This bill undermines that promise.

Remarkable Pictures Show Vigil For Tiananmen Square Anniversary

AP | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

Tens of thousands of students joined a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Thursday night marking the crushing of the 1989 student-led Tiananmen Square ...

Blur - Could 'Ong Ong' Be the Next Nashville?

Cohan Chew | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

Blur have released their music video for 'Ong Ong' today, directed by Tony Hung. The Atari-inspired concept sees a bright yellow circle that adventure...

Pizza Hut Takeaway Boxes Now Play Movies. No Really It's True.

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

Pizza Hut is now offering a rather odd but true helping of home entertainment to its takeaway menus. The Hut's 'Blockbuster Box' is giving customer...

Photo Story: Hong Kong's Most Vulnerable Holed Up in Squalid Slums

Tom Grundy | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Tom Grundy

With families to look after and housing rents in Hong Kong among the highest in the world, some asylum claimants risk fines and imprisonment by working. For many, it is the only way to survive.

Hong Kong - 40 Things You Need to Know If You're Off to the Sevens

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Sport
Ben Whitmarsh

For 3 days in late March, Hong Kong becomes the place to be if you want to watch world-class rugby. That's because it's playing host to the Hong Kong ...

In Pictures: Hong Kong Umbrella Movement Reconvenes as Thousands March for Democracy

Tom Grundy | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK
Tom Grundy

Fifty-two days after the main Umbrella Movement 'occupy' camp was cleared, Hong Kong protesters returned to the streets on Sunday for a pro-democracy rally. Organisers say 13,000 took part, whilst police estimated that 6,600 were present.

Why I'm Working to Become the Greatest Chinese Chef of All Time

Robbie Knox | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robbie Knox

When the Huffington Post asked me, a 37-year-old married father of two, if I wanted to enter a cooking competition to win a trip to Hong Kong with a 25-year-old girl I'd never met, it was a real no-brainer. I'm confident that in no way would my wife go ballistic if I jogged off to the other side of the world leaving her with two pre-school kids to look after, so I signed up on the spot.

Hong Kong and China: 'One Country' with 'Two Systems'

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

"Please mind the gap." The broadcast echoes over and over again, first in English, followed closely by Cantonese, and finally Mandarin Chinese. People walk hastily around the Mass Transit Railway station, carrying the latest copy of the South China Morning Post.

The Culprit Behind Hong Kong's Ethereal Blue Glow Is Pretty Sinister

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK

The shores of Hong Kong have been cloaked in an ethereal, spooky glow. And while the fluorescent, glimmering patches are magnificent to look at, t...

Travel & Culture: Getting Wed in Hong Kong

Sarah Kwong | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Save for big plans, big money and, well, a big party, weddings in Hong Kong are nothing like weddings in the UK. For starters, the main component for Brits - actually getting married - is the least significant part of the day here.

This Is What Happens When You Spill £2.8m In The Street

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK

It was a case of Christmas come early for some after a cash transport van spilled millions of dollars in bundles of banknotes in a busy motorway in Ho...

How to Solve 'the NHS Problem', Part Four

Hugh Salmon | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

There is still time for all the parties to invest in original thinking and creative advice at a more upstream level. But not much.

In Pictures: Police Clear Final Umbrella Movement Occupy Outpost in Hong Kong

Tom Grundy | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Tom Grundy

Police dismantled the final umbrella movement protest encampment in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong on Tuesday morning. Traffic was restored around lunchtime as police made 20 arrests. After 79 days of protest, pro-democracy demonstrators were given 30 minutes to pack up and leave. Most left the area, but around 17 people remained at a sit-in awaiting arrest.

Things to Do on a Hong Kong Layover

Marc Harris | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

No one looks forward to a layover and there are some real howlers out there; think Tashkent and Kabul! However Hong Kong is one of the best cities in the world to spend a couple of days in-between flights ...

Protesters Spell Out Ominous Warning In Rubbish-Strewn Hong Kong Camp

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong wrote the words "We Will Be Back" in tarpaulins before police moved in to shut down their main camp on Thursday ...

What's New in Hong Kong: Creative Happenings, Portable Wifi and Hedgehog-Shaped Dim Sum

Mark Hodson | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Photo: Mark Hodson According to my own brief and entirely unscientific survey, every single person in Hong Kong carries a smartphone. But I've gone ...

Hong Kong Demonstrators Clash With Police As They Vow To 'Escalate'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

Pro-democracy protesters have stormed to the periphery of Hong Kong government headquarters in an attempt to revitalise their flagging movement for de...

In Pictures: 'Creative' Hong Kong Democracy Occupiers Reconvene to 'Watch TV Billboard'

Tom Grundy | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Tom Grundy

A day after one of Hong Kong's three pro-democracy protest camps was cleared by police and bailiffs, hundreds of pro-democracy activists returned to Mong Kok's main shopping thoroughfare on Thursday evening. Instead of erecting tents, activists convened to collectively watch movie trailers and adverts on a cinema billboard.

In Pictures: 80+ Arrests, Pepper Spray and Scuffles As Occupy Clear Outs Begin in Hong Kong

Tom Grundy | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Tom Grundy

At least 80 people were arrested, according to police, as part of one of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest camps was cleared on Tuesday. Bailiffs were on site to enforce a court order to clear obstructions from a relatively small part of the encampment on the Kowloon Peninsula. Most of the clearance was performed by an agency with bailiffs and police on hand to assist.

In Pictures: Hong Kong Democracy Activists Protest at the British Consulate

Tom Grundy | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Tom Grundy

Dozens of protesters gathered at the British consulate in Hong Kong on Friday demanding that Britain does more to prevent China influencing elections in the city.

In Pictures: Hong Kong Democracy Camp Shrinks as Barricades Cleared

Tom Grundy | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Tom Grundy

An area of protester barricades was cleared at the main Umbrella Movement protest camp this morning in Hong Kong...

Pictures Capture Fresh Clashes As Violence Returns To Hong Kong

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

Tensions are again mounting in Hong Kong as a group of activists clashed with police in fresh violence after nearly two months of pro-democracy protes...

These Selfies Are Way Better Than Your Selfies

The Huffington Post UK/Caters | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

If you want to put that selfie stick you bought to good use, consider booking a flight to Hong Kong. These high altitude snaps were taken by vetera...