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Young buyers are being priced out of global city property

Young buyers are being priced out of global city property
- That's some way better than Hong Kong, however, where nominal prices have risen 45 per cent to 19.4 times the median income. Even in those areas which have long been a magnet for young people, affordability has been stretched to breaking point. In Shoreditch, an east London neighbourhood ...

Asia's best dunker Sherman Su is in Hong Kong to slam dunks and racial stereotypes

Asia's best dunker Sherman Su is in Hong Kong to slam dunks and racial stereotypes
- An Asian man walks into a dunk contest – cue whispers and glances from a sceptical crowd. Little do they know he is Sherman Su, the dunking phenom with an NBA Sprite Slam Showdown trophy in the cabinet. “It threw me off at the beginning but now I love it,” said the 23-year-old Canadian, who was ...

Why Hong Kong youth struggle with Chinese identity

Why Hong Kong youth struggle with Chinese identity
- To start with, some Hong Kong people refuse to admit to even being Chinese. I believe the main reason for this rejection of their Chinese identity is that Hong Kong was controlled by the British for more than 150 years. This greatly reduced the patriotism of Hong Kong people towards the motherland.

Racism is alive and well in Hong Kong, but there's growing sympathy for refugee children

Racism is alive and well in Hong Kong, but there's growing sympathy for refugee children
- A new study has found six out of 10 Hong Kong Chinese residents believe prejudice against people of colour is still rife in the city. However, the same survey revealed growing support for giving refugee children who were born in the city the right of abode, and allowing some asylum seekers to work here ...

Is The Future Of Food Meat-Free?

Is The Future Of Food Meat-Free?
People of Yunnan Restaurant is a small eatery on a quiet side street in Hong Kong's San Po Kong district, and may seem an unlikely place to taste the future of food. But this casual dining spot, specialising in traditional cuisine from the south-western Chinese province of its name, serves what many are ...

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza – we go backstage during rehearsal for Hong Kong shows

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza – we go backstage during rehearsal for Hong Kong shows
- Among the whole production team – including the cast, technicians, an in-house massage therapist and physiotherapist – one person is especially thrilled to be in Hong Kong. For Kevin Chung the props technician, it is not just the 152nd city he has visited with the travelling circus, it's also his home.

HK's super wealthy will trade health for wealth, survey finds

HK's super wealthy will trade health for wealth, survey finds
- Many wealthy people in Hong Kong believe they will live to the ripe old age of 100, but are worried that their health will worsen in the next 10 years, a survey by UBS has found. More than half the high net worth individuals, or 59 percent, surveyed believe they have a long lifespan compared with 46 ...

HK youth shunning 'Chinese' as their national identity

HK youth shunning 'Chinese' as their national identity
- A new study – commissioned by a pro-Beijing Hong Kong political party no less – tells a different story, however. Conducted by Education University's Academy of Hong Kong Studies for the New People's Party, the study reveals that young people in Hong Kong actually know a great deal about life on ...

Poland signs largest arms deal in its history in show of force to Russia

Poland signs largest arms deal in its history in show of force to Russia
- Parts of the North Korea-South Korea summit set to take place next week will be broadcast live, South Korea's presidential office said, per Yonhap ..... have become some of Europe's most dynamic economies, joined NATO and embraced the democratic commitments to openness, human rights and the ...

Workers in foreign countries generate billions for North Korean state, human rights groups claim

Workers in foreign countries generate billions for North Korean state, human rights groups claim
An estimated 200,000 North Koreans are working overseas under slave-like conditions in a state-sponsored system that has raised up to $3 billion to finance the lifestyles of elites and nuclear development. That's according to journalists and human rights groups who have uncovered the extent of the ...

North Korean leader Kim's wife gets a status boost as country's new 'first lady'

North Korean leader Kim's wife gets a status boost as country's new 'first lady'
- of widespread human rights violations by critics – has cultivated an outgoing and informal style, and his marriage also appears to be different. According to the Japanese daily Asahi newspaper, Ri referred to the North Korean leader as “my husband” in a meeting with the South's officials in Pyongyang, ...

Everything We Know About the State Security Department, North Korea's Secret Service

Everything We Know About the State Security Department, North Korea's Secret Service
South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee told NBC News that in January 2017, North Korea dismissed its minister of state security, Kim Won Hong, who was Kim Jong Un's right-hand man and headed the country's secret police. Corruption and charges of human rights abuses was ...

As Castro era ends in Cuba, so should the US embargo

As Castro era ends in Cuba, so should the US embargo
- Trump has reversed many of President Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, citing the country's poor human rights record and ... maintain a unilateral embargo; not even against rogue nations like Syria, which has used chemical weapons against its own people, or North Korea, ...



Trump says will walk out if meeting with Kim Jong-un doesn't go well

Trump says will walk out if meeting with Kim Jong-un doesn't go well
- This is the destiny of the Korean people, who deserve and have gone through so much over the years. We hope it all works it and we'll be trying very hard," he added. North Korea has been isolated for decades because of its alleged human rights abuses and its pursuit of nuclear weapons, in defiance ...

What's next for Japan's forgotten prisoners in North Korea?

What's next for Japan's forgotten prisoners in North Korea?
- This may also lead to Pyongyang building better relations with its neighbors in the region and being welcomed back into the international community. Amid these expectations, however, the issue of North Korea's deplorable human rights record seems to have been put on the backburner. And in Japan ...

Majority of rich Hongkongers are planning to live beyond 100, survey shows

Majority of rich Hongkongers are planning to live beyond 100, survey shows
- Nearly six in 10 wealthy Hongkongers expect to live to the age of 100, making them the most confident about their longevity in Asia, according to a survey released on Thursday by UBS Investor Watch. The confidence could be due to Hong Kong having the highest life expectancy in the world, with ...

Racism is alive and well in Hong Kong, but there's growing sympathy for refugee children

Racism is alive and well in Hong Kong, but there's growing sympathy for refugee children
- A new study has found six out of 10 Hong Kong Chinese residents believe prejudice against people of colour is still rife in the city. However, the same survey revealed growing support for giving refugee children who were born in the city the right of abode, and allowing some asylum seekers to work here ...

Rare Win for China's LGBT Community After Censorship U-Turn by Sina Weibo

Rare Win for China's LGBT Community After Censorship U-Turn by Sina Weibo
- One of China's biggest social media companies on Monday reversed a decision to censor gay content — a rare victory for the country's nascent but increasingly vocal LGBT rights movement. Bowing to intense public pressure, Sina Weibo -- often called China's Twitter -- said its latest campaign to ...

IamGay backlash a rare win for China's LGBT community

IamGay backlash a rare win for China's LGBT community
- China's gay community scored a victory after a massively popular social media platform reversed a ban on "homosexual" content, but challenges remain in a country where LGBT culture remains taboo in the entertainment industry. Gay-themed films struggle to make it into movie theatres ...



Chinese tourists stream into Australia

Chinese tourists stream into Australia
Chinese tourists have surged past the Kiwis for the first time to make up the largest number of holiday-makers arriving in Australia, aided by the stream of mainland airlines servicing tourism hubs such as Cairns and east coast cities. A decade ago 10 visitors from China arrived each week in Australia, but ...

Rail Transit Market in China Ushers in Great Growth with Informationalization and Intelligent ...

Rail Transit Market in China Ushers in Great Growth with Informationalization and Intelligent ...
Urban rail transit in China has developed towards a large-scale, networked structure, diversified systems, intellectualized equipment and independent technology in recent years. Mid-volume and diversified railway systems have been developed fast. A larger market has attracted more stakeholders such ...

China's Trash Ban Forces Australian City to Bury its Recyclables

China's Trash Ban Forces Australian City to Bury its Recyclables
China's move at the start of the year to halt imports of other nations' junk is causing headaches worldwide. A city council in Australia is now set to be the first Down Under to remove the mounting stockpiles of recyclable commodities by burying them. “The national recycling system broke sooner than we ...

Rural exodus leaves a shrinking Chinese village full of ageing poor, and only three children

Rural exodus leaves a shrinking Chinese village full of ageing poor, and only three children
- The vast silence stretches all the way from the fields to the line of houses nearby, a stark reminder that the village is practically devoid of youth – almost everyone in the village is aged 40 and over. Most of the village's younger adults have moved to the cities in search of job opportunities that pay better ...