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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New China Hand: Don’t Fence Me In!
Who doesn’t love a good themed restaurant? Exactly. Everyone likes pairing their dining experience with a bit of fantasy, or even a dollop of role-play, thrown in. From the … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lion Rock News: Cockroaches Complain About HK Apartment Sizes
The Union of Cockroaches has today launched a formal complaint to the government about ‘the cramped conditions we are forced to live and work in’. The complaint, the first of … Continue reading
Lion Rock News: Discovery Bay Ushers In New Era
Residents of the newly-formed Democratic People’s Republic of Discovery Bay (DPRDB) rejoiced on Friday at their Declaration of Independence from ‘Mainland Hong Kong’. Independence Day came at the end of … Continue reading
Lion Rock News: Ocean Park to Unveil HK House Price Roller-coaster
Residents and tourists alike are teetering with excitement at the prospect of Ocean Park’s latest ride: The House Price Tracker. A guy in a clown costume loitering by the entrance … Continue reading