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"Capsule bed" manufacturer Eric Wong, left, and his son Osbert pose inside a modified capsule-like bedroom imported from Japan in his showroom in Hong Kong.

Pod sweet pod: capsule rooms hit Hong Kong

Sydney Morning Herald 01/18/2012

Space-starved Hong Kong has long been plagued by high rents and steep hotel rates, vexing university students and tourists alike. But help may be at hand, thanks to one Hong Kong firm: tiny pods stacked up in tiers to create capsule lodgings at low cost.

There Are Still Protesters Outside Dolce & Gabbana's Hong Kong Boutique

Earlier this month, security staff at Dolce & Gabbana's Hong Kong boutique reportedly barred Hong Kong natives from t...

There Are Still Protesters Outside Dolce & Gabbana's Hong Kong Boutique

Hong Kong Issues Advice On RMB Investment Products

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has published a list of frequently asked questions on its website...

Hong Kong Issues Advice On RMB Investment Products

Hong Kong Leads Euromonitor's Top City Destinations Ranking

Hong Kong is now the top tourist destination worldwide trumping London, which held the leading seat in previous ranki...

Hong Kong Leads Euromonitor's Top City Destinations Ranking

London in HK link-up to trade in yuan

Hong Kong will help London develop as the next offshore yuan trading centre, shrugging off traditional competition be...

London in HK link-up to trade in yuan

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Hong Kong News


Hong Kong Post to issue special stamps for Year of Dragon

Hong Kong Post will issue special stamps for the Year of Dragon on Jan. 14, 2012. It has issued special stamps to mark traditional Chinese Lunar New Year since 1967.

 

China


Asia


Thousands of workers protest at Sanyo's China plant

Thousands of Chinese workers protesting over compensation and job security at a Sanyo Electric Co Ltd plant clashed with police in southern Shenzhen, media said on Monday, the latest outbreak of labor unrest in China's manufacturing hub.

JULIAN E. BARNES, MARIA ABI-HABIB The Washington Post
Karzai, Taliban Condemn Desecration; Military Questions Pair of Marines
Karzai, Taliban Condemn Desecration; Military Questions Pair of Marines

Pentagon officials went to lengths Thursday to avert damage to the U.S. war effort from a video that shows a group of Marines urinating on militants' corpses.

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Business


Source: John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition

A federal judge disclosed Friday that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source confirmed to CNN.

China to Encourage More Yuan Listings in Hong Kong

Chinese securities regulators plan to encourage more mainland companies to seek yuan-denominated listings in Hong Kong, with further revisions to rules governing listings outside the mainland, a senior official said.

Sports


Technology


Four ex-players sue NFL alleging brain damage

Four former National Football League players, including two Pro Bowl players, sued the league over brain injuries that they say left them facing medical problems years after their careers ended.

Email in your eye? Next-generation video screen glasses could lay messages or GPS over your field of vision

As advances in computer technology make gadgets ever smaller and more portable the idea of carrying a screen of any kind could soon be outdated. Consumer products with screens have dropped in size from computer to laptop to tablet via phone. But o...

Law & Crime


Education


44 nabbed in HK anti-smuggling raid

Forty-four people have been arrested in an operation targeting smugglers moving goods between Hong Kong and China, a news report said on Friday.

Parents Furious Over Apparent Use Of ‘Scream Rooms’ Inside Connecticut Elementary School

Parents in a Connecticut suburb are outraged over disturbing disciplinary actions at a local elementary school. They claim students are being locked in unsupervised “scream rooms,” where some children have harmed themselves, reports CBS 2’s Hazel ...

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Art & Culture


Elmer W. Cagape Asian Correspondent
4 Things Hong Kong can learn from Taipei
4 Things Hong Kong can learn from Taipei

Every time I visit a city, I happen to find a distinction between it and Hong Kong. So when I and my wife paid a visit to Taipei recently, I made a personal vow to follow what I did with my observations in Seoul and Tokyo.

Hong Kong post goes to Dutch conductor

Award-winning Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden has been named chief conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Entertainment


Events Calendar


Girls' Generation wraps up successful solo concert in Hong Kong

Girls’ Generation have successfully completed their solo concert in Hong Kong!

 

Lifestyle


Shopping in Hong Kong


The Ultimate Spa Experience Awaits at The-Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

Located on the 116th floor of the International Commerce Centre, enjoy the ultimate in pampering at the renowned ESPA Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Whether a romantic escape for two, gift to yourself, or preparing for a special occasion, exp...

Paris-based fashion retailer Rue Madame unveils third store in Hong Kong

Paris-based fashion retailer Rue Madame on January 3 announced the opening of its third store in Hong Kong to capture growing opportunities in the city's fast-growing fashion market.

Living in Hong Kong


Travel News


Hong Kong's most retro barber shop

Besides xiaolongbao, Shanghai's greatest export to Hong Kong -- and one that has remained unchanged for more than half a century -- is expert barbers.

Mainlanders heading for Hong Kong in droves this New Year

Bigger and noisier groups of tourists from the mainland are expected to flock to Hong Kong during the long Spring Festival holiday, beginning on Chinese New Year's Day on January 23, according to a survey by China Tourism Institution.

Hong Kong in Pictures


HK Travel Guide


New street directory goes on sale

The Hong Kong Guide 2010 has gone on sale, now featuring local recreation and sports facilities, the Lands Department says.

 

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Beauty & Fashion


Home & Garden


Beyonce designs t-shirt for Obama campaign

First, she danced up a storm last year in a music video for first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative. Now, the “Best Thing I Never Had” singer is selling clothes she designed to raise money for President Obama’s re-election campaign.

See Six Picks From Hong Kong's Eco-Friendly DETOUR 2011 Design Fair

“Do you use-less? Or Are you useless?” Such was the strangely-worded binary posed by Hong Kong's DETOUR 2011 design festival. The project, which just wrapped up at the former Married Police Quarters in the city's Central district, was all about ex...

Business Guide


Real Estate


Three Keys to Hong Kong Success - part 3

This is the third of three posts outlining the key advantages of Hong Kong, described by Mike Rowse during the luncheon, Establishing Business in Asia, hosted by the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Hong Kong Failed Land Sale Heightens Concern Home Prices May Fall Further

The Hong Kong government yesterday withdrew the tender for a property project at a subway station and sold another site for less than estimated, underscoring concerns that home prices in the city may fall further.

HK Visa & Work Permits


Learn Cantonese


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Hong Kong Visa Guide
Hong Kong Visa Guide

Companies opening an office in Hong Kong and those already trading here attract many foreign workers. Hence, the Immigration authorities tend to exercise some discretion in awarding approvals for a Hong Kong visa.

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About Cantonese
About Cantonese

Cantonese (or Yue) is one of the five major Chinese languages. These are often called "dialects", but in actuality their differences are great enough to consider them separate languages.

Motoring


Health


Detroit unsure over the future of green cars

The US auto industry remains unsold over the future of "green cars" such as electrics and hybrids, as carmakers struggle with the first steps in a market most agree shows promise over the long term.

Hong Kong health department recalls Teva drug

Hong Kong's Department of Health today ordered a recall of a batch of Allopurinol tablets made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., after black substances were found on some tablets in two blisters of the product. Allopurinol is used to treat h...

Science & Nature


Oddly in China


Record snow in Anchorage as Alaskan communities run out of shovels following 27ft snowfall... and there's more to come!

Weary Alaskans woke up to another heavy snowfall as Anchorage experiences its snowiest period since records began, causing more headaches in coastal areas already struggling to dig out.

Photo: a dragon dance team performs during a street parade on New Year's Day.

During a street parade on New Year's Day 2,000 performers took part in the event, including 88 dragons -- as well as 50 lions -- setting the new world record for the Largest gathering of dancing dragons, according to World Records Academy (www.wor...

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Horoscope


DANA DiFILIPPO Philadelphia Daily News
Woman says her fake penis got her fired
Woman says her fake penis got her fired

IS THAT a Fruit-A-Freeze in your pocket - or are you just happy to see me? A northeastern Pennsylvania woman is suing a South Jersey-based maker of frozen treats and other snack foods, claiming that she was wrongfully fired because she wore a pros...

 

 

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