Mind the (Education) Gap

David McGuire | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
David McGuire

It's important to point out that this is a huge generalisation and, of course, there were/are exceptions to the rule. However, I think, overall, the gap is not an educational one - or level of smartness even - but rather one of attitude. As long as that factor remains, the UK hasn't got a hope in hell of climbing the table, never mind becoming number one.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 45 - Poached Eggs and Cold Feet

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Woodham Smith

Some weeks start on Sunday, some on Monday, and every now and again you encounter a rogue week. This was one of those. Last week obdurately hung on until Tuesday night when I landed back in London from Hong Kong.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 44 - Fine Art Asia

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Woodham Smith

A seven hour time difference and an eleven hour flight can mess with your head. I am in Hong Kong and the boxy red taxi is speeding me to the Grand Hyatt Hotel. I'm in a state of confusion about what time it is and how hungry I am.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 43 - 6000 miles apart

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Week 43. 6000 miles apart. Battersea Park in South London is approximately 6000 miles from The Convention Centre in Hong Kong. Cunningly, I have arra...

WATCH: Fugitive Edward Snowden Nominated For Human Rights Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, considered Europe’s top human rights award, could go to the fugitive US defence contractor turned whistl...

Phone Cams and Hate Speech in Hong Kong

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

In Hong Kong, antagonisms toward mainland Chinese are at a fever pitch. From mass to digital media, political debate to everyday talk, ordinary people from mainland China are targets of intense yet also unthinking ridicule and criticism.

Exploding Phone 'Burns Down Man's House'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

The perils of smartphones stretch far beyond RSI and 'Bejewelled'-inspired frustration it would appear - they can also set fire to your life's possess...

The World's Tallest Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Have you got a head for heights? What better way to begin your exploration than from one of the world's tallest hotels, offering a bird's eye view over the bright lights of your destination.

Travel Eye: Making the Most of a Hong Kong Stopover

Karen Edwards | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

I'm on a stopover and I have just two days here. Having dropped my bags off at my hotel - the famous Peninsula - I head off on foot; my first stop being Victoria Harbour, where I take in Hong Kong's most spectacular and famous view.

Erotic Journey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

Meadering through the train station, clutching a carton of coffee, most commuters glance upwards expecting to see the train times or a fast food adver...

Breaks With a Buzz: Eight of the World's Best Theme Parks

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Are the little ones tugging on your sleeve for a trip, or is it just your nerves they're pulling to shreds? Perhaps you're just a big kid at heart, with a burgeoning need for a buzz! I for one fall into the latter category: I'm absolutely terrified of roller-coasters and rapids, but for me, that's what makes them so gut-wrenchingly addictive.

Putin Says He Knows Where Edward Snowden Is

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

Russian President Vladmir Putin has said NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and can remain there as long as he likes...

Bad News For Facebook In China?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

US websites such as Twitter and Facebook could be facing a much tougher time smashing through the great firewall of China, after the revelations of wh...

Close, But No Cigar

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden's whereabouts remain a mystery after the NSA whistleblower failed to board a plane from Moscow, Russia to Havana, Cuba on Monday mornin...

Assange Calls For Countries To Offer Edward Snowden Asylum

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has called for countries to step forward to offer asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The Australian - who...

NSA Whistleblower Charged With Espionage

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, has been charged with espionage by the United States, according to court documents released on Friday. The ...

Ned Simons

Edward Snowden's Choice Of Hong Kong 'Surprising', Says Former British Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Politics

The last British governor of Hong Kong has said he was "quite surprised" that Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, chose to flee to the the Chinese ...

Giant Rubber Duck Drowns Prompting Cries Of Foul Play

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

The giant rubber duck which once sailed proudly through Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour has drowned. The city's new resident met its ignoble end on We...

Hong Kong Official Blames Drunk Women For Rape Increases

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

A Hong Kong official has faced an angry backlash after implying that if women stopped drinking as much they wouldn't be raped. Crime figures for t...

LOOK: 'The Name's Virginia, Not Vagina': Starbucks Customer's Facebook Rant After Barista Misspells Name

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Comedy

It’s a sweet gimmick, but Starbucks’ policy of writing customer’s names on their cups has backfired spectacularly for one woman. Veronica Go...

The Celebrity Tutor Phenomenon

Alana MacPherson | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

Your average teacher in the UK is barely celebrated, let alone commercialised. This is the case in Asia though, where many tutors have now established an enormous media presence and often earn six-figure sums.

Billionaire Ramps Up Attempts To Marry Off Lesbian Daughter

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK

Hey remember that Hong Kong billionaire who announced a £40m "marriage bounty" to the man who successfully woos his lesbian daughter? Despite th...

Making's World-Wide Appeal

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 14.01.2013 | Home
Rosy Greenlees

In many respects Chennai was an apposite spot to hold the World Crafts Council's International Summit. A city historically rich in making, it's also at the heart of India's burgeoning new economy, being the nation's second largest exporter of software, information technology and information-technology-enabled services.

The Question Is Not if Hong Kong Is a Racist City - the Question Is Why the City of Hong Kong Still Accepts Racism Openly?

Navjot Singh | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK
Navjot Singh

In China people often ask me whether I am white or yellow (somehow they cannot tell), and I get called all sorts of things under the sun (Mexican, Malaysian, Arabic, Italian, Spanish...you name it)...everything except being called British!

New Age Crime : Everyone Is 'in' the Net

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Movie-makers would have died of boredom in a crime-free world. The police force would have remained honest because there would have been no one to corrupt it. Ditto for the political leadership and the judiciary. Come to think of it the world of crime creates jobs.