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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

streetSNAP: People of Hong Kong part 3!

Just a couple more portraits of strangers in Hong Kong. Most of these pictures were shot with permission, which is a helluva lot harder to do than you think it … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

myHK: How about a little rant…

Did anyone watch the Hong Kong vs Argentina football match at Hong Kong Stadium last night? Many were shown a powerful display by some of the best footballing talents in … Continue reading

October 15, 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

myHK: I have a confession to make…

Photo by Sean Creamer   I have a confession to make… I’m addicted to reality T.V. It all started for me back in the days of Real World and I … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

streetSNAP: The Streets of Hong Kong

Black and White street photos from around Tsim Sha Tsui, North Point and Mong Kok. Next time on streetSnap, some of my abstract HK work. If you like my photos … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

myHK: When I Think of Hong Kong…

  When I think of Hong Kong, I think of opportunity. When I think of opportunity, I think of challenges. When I think of challenges, I think of money. When … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

New China Hand: All’s Well in Beijing…

Some disturbing news in the international press this week: despite being forbidden, some Beijing residents have resorted to sinking their own wells because of a serious water shortage in parts … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

myHK: Just Happy in Hong Kong

This past weekend marked the start of another year of football for the Hong Kong Dragons Football Team, with our annual camping trip. ┬áIt wasn’t tent camping, as we all … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 2 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

New China Hand: China Beach Special!

China Beach Special! Soaking up the last rays of summer? You’ll want to head down to the nearest coastal resort, plonk a towel on the (golden? really?) sands and immerse … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

NewChinaHand: Guess Who’s Back?!

NEW CHINA HAND IS BACK!   And let’s get straight down to it. I’m sure we’ve all fallen asleep in the job at one point, right? I slept three times … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

pollipops: This Story is NUTS!!

Are there any festival goers out there?! Perhaps you’re looking for one of the hardest festivals out there, but isn’t too long. How about the Kanamara Matsuri Festival?! Oh, you … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

NewChinaHand: Gender (Im)balance

Female? Aged over 27? Still not married? No boyfriend, even? You probably don’t even want to know what they’d call you in China… And by ‘they’, I don’t mean gossips, … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

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