Hong Kong

Illustrations show why Hong Kongers don’t want to be part of China

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 1:19PM UTC

As pro-democracy protesters took to Hong Kong’s streets to mark the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule, this collection of illustrations from Local Studio HK was making its mark online. The collection of 24 images, some of which we’ve published below, depicts just some of the reasons so many Hong Kongers oppose being ruled by Beijing.

Thousands expected at Hong Kong pro-democracy rally

By Wed, Jul 01, 2015 12:46PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kongers are set to take to the streets to renew their call for full democracy for the Asian financial hub in a rally that follows a turbulent year of protests over political reform.

Chinese woman sparks outcry after drying undies at Disney Hong Kong

By Wed, Jul 01, 2015 11:20AM UTC

Selfie sticks have been outlawed at Disney theme parks around the globe, but the rules on drying underwear don’t seem to be so clearly defined. But that didn’t a mainland Chinese woman being roundly criticized online for airing her delicates at Disneyland Hong Kong.

The growing gender imbalance in higher ed: Where have all the boys gone?

By Tue, Jun 30, 2015 10:02AM UTC

Higher education institutes have traditionally been dominated by men over the centuries. However since the 1970s there has been a big shift in the gender balance, reaching a tipping point in the 1990s when women began to outnumber men in university enrollments.

Democracy activist Joshua Wong and girlfriend assaulted in Hong Kong

By Mon, Jun 29, 2015 1:57PM UTC

One of Hong Kong’s best known student democracy activists Joshua Wong and his girlfriend Tiffany Chin Sze-man were attacked by an unknown assailant in the Tai Kok Tsui area early Monday.