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New China Hand: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Who wants to be a millionaire? I do! Especially the cool kind, like Mr. Xiong Shuihua in Xinyu, Jiangxi province. A self-made steel millionaire, Xiong returned to the village where … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

New China Hand: We’ve Got You Covered!

Apart from food, what’s the one type of product you’d want to be completely safe before using? Things that are life-and-death, right? Maybe you picked aeroplanes or cars or roller … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

New China Hand: Suicide is Painless

Steering away from the Occupy movement this week, the big political earthquake in Mainland China recently has been Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption movement. Encouragingly, the president is following through with his … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

New China Hand: Hong Kong! Take the Occupy Central Quiz !!!

We’ve been inundated with local and international media coverage about the civil disobedience movement in Hong Kong, including from this blog, which is supposedly about Mainland China! But how closely … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

New China Hand: In it for the Long Haul?

The news agenda has moved on only stutteringly from the Hong Kong protests. The recurring spectre of pollution in north China has reared its head again as we approach the … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

New China Hand: What Next?

We’ve seen the best and worst of Hong Kong in the last eight days. Around this time last week, we were all in shock as the police unleashed tear gas … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

New China Hand: The Elephant in the Room

  For those expecting a story about an elephant: sorry to disappoint. It’s a metaphor. It’s Monday and of course NewChinaHand is replete with crazy stories from the Middle Kingdom, … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

New China Hand: Placentophagy!

Placentophagy!   As you can’t fail to notice this week, Hong Kong is in the grips of a crisis. The battleground is a sometimes-dirty word passed down from the ancient … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Lion Rock News: HK’s on Holiday!

HK’s On Holiday! Tourists flocking to the SAR this week were disappointed to discover that the city was closed ‘for vacation’. Those arriving at the airport were encouraged to ‘go … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: HK’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

Following the release of a list of 480 items embodying Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage last month, criticisms have emerged over the omission of some seemingly obvious cultural phenomena: such … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: The SHOCKING TRUTH About Chicken Feet!

Perhaps you’ve been there: gone to dim sum with a local, maybe in your first months in Hong Kong. Enjoyed the delights of Cantonese cuisine served in bite-sized portions. Left … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Lion Rock News: How HK Solves its English-Language Problem – NOW WITH QUIZ!!!!

  How does Hong Kong solve it’s English-language problem? By using abbreviations for absolutely everything! Why have difficult syllables, when you can use easy letters? Simples! Try out your HK … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: HK Football Fans Facing ‘Extreme Jet Lag’

HK Football Fans Facing ‘Extreme Jet Lag’ Football fever has hit the territory like a lob of pepper spray in a protestor’s face. The World Cup – or FIFA Football … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: China to Recreate Medieval Europe

China to Recreate Medieval Europe Following the news that officials need to demolish China’s fake Sphinx in Hebei province, and the otherwise successful recreations of the Eiffel Tower, Palace of … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: Obesity Epidemic Threatens to Tip HK Island

May 26, 2014 – Obesity Epidemic Threatens to Tip HK Island Chocolate. Chips. Candy bars. This is what YOUR kids are eating EVERY DAY, whether at HOME or at SCHOOL. … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: New Transformer Toy to be Air-Con Unit

New Transformer Toy to be Air-Con Unit Following news that the new Transformers movie world premier is to take place right here in Hong Kong, whoever it is that makes … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: HK Gov’t Insists Lamma ‘has no power station’

Hong Kong residents were in a state of confusion today as a government spokesperson repeated the insistence that there was ‘no power station on Lamma island.’ It soon emerged, after … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

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