A giant inflatable duck, somehow, makes Hong Kong a better place, writes Asia Sentinel’s John Berthelsen It is difficult to say just what made Hong Kong, of all places, fall absolutely in love with the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s giant yellow rubber ducky, which was towed into Victoria Harbor three weeks ago. But fallen in...
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s corruption watchdog has launched a criminal investigation of its former chief following complaints of excessive spending when giving tens of thousands of dollars in gifts to mainland Chinese and other officials. The Asian financial center’s anticorruption agency and Department of Justice said Tuesday there was “sufficient basis” to open...
HONG KONG (AP) — A transgender woman has won the right to marry her boyfriend in a watershed ruling from Hong Kong’s top court. The Court of Final Appeal ruled on Monday in favor of the woman, identified only as W. One of the judges on the five-member panel dissented. The surprise decision brings the...
HONG KONG (AP) — A six-story-high rubber duck is making a big splash in Hong Kong. Crowds watched the inflatable duck being pulled by tugboat across Victoria Harbor in front of Hong Kong’s signature skyscraper skyline. Tourist Zhang Wenjin from Shanghai says it’s a big surprise. “This is huge. My daughter liked it when she...
WHEREVER you are in Asia, there is somewhere to party. Even in the wilds of Mongolia you’ll find someone who is willing to throw back a few with you. Or in Muslim Indonesia, there is still Bali, where you can always find a party or two. Here are five of our favorite cities in Asia...
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