Six dead, dozens injured, area evacuated as blast rocks chemical plant in Jiangsu, China

by Eva Xiao and Elizabeth Law A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens as...

HKFP Lens: ‘Small city, big people’ – Matthieu Bout’s tilt-shift images of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Free Press is a non-profit English language news source seeking to unite critical voices. Free and independent, HKFP launched in 2015 amid...

Hong Kong lacks hospitality, but can you do service with a smile on a...

By Regina Chen, Charleen Chen and Iris Yeung. Jacqueline Wang, a 20-year-old Chinese student who studies in the United Kingdom, travelled to Hong Kong earlier this year. High...

Deadly traffic accident in To Kwa Wan renews debate over Hong Kong’s capacity for...

Community activists have renewed calls for a cap on mainland tourists after a 62-year-old woman was killed in a coach accident on Sunday. The incident...

A language under attack: China’s campaign to sever the Uighur tongue

By Rustem Shir, Research Associate with the Uyghur Human Rights Project Of the 7,111 languages being spoken around the world, 41 per cent can be...

Dear Hong Kong Polytechnic – call yourself a university? Act like one

What is the nature of a university? Since the times of the great Prussian educational reformer Wilhelm von Humboldt it has been regarded as...

Hong Kong Budget 2019: Gov’t allocates HK$20bn to purchase 60 private properties for new...

Financial Secretary Paul Chan has proposed allocating HK$20 billion for the purchase of 60 private properties to accommodate over 130 new welfare facilities. The facilities...

Dalai Lama ‘doing much better’, should leave hospital in few days: spokesman

The Dalai Lama has been admitted to hospital in New Delhi for treatment but is “doing much better” and should be released soon, his...

Lawyer William Giles stands for press club board after rallying against anti-harassment policy

A member of a campaign group to remove an anti-harassment policy at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) Hong Kong is running for the press...

New deputy director role proposed for public broadcaster RTHK, but critics fear gov’t influence

The Hong Kong government is looking to set up a deputy director position at Hong Kong’s public broadcaster RTHK, which it said will be...

We live in a connected world – so it’s time to drop the racist...

Remarkably, here we are well into a 21st century of unprecedented global connectedness and intercultural exchange and, for at least two omnipresent, billion-dollar Western...

Hong Kong Polytechnic University sees backlash after student expelled over ‘free speech’ protest

Hong Kong Polytechnic University has faced mounting criticism after punishing four students for taking part in a protest related to the campus bulletin board. Nineteen...

‘I can’t sleep, I can’t eat’: How Hong Kong’s extradition bill crisis is affecting...

On Sunday, August 11, Nathan Road resembled a war zone. Swarms of riot police fired rounds of tear gas at protesters, as anger over...

A ‘sea goddess’ told Foxconn chief to run for Taiwan president

Tech giant Foxconn’s boss Terry Gou said Wednesday a goddess had told him to run in Taiwan’s presidential election. Gou dropped a bombshell on the...

Two dead, 16 injured in bus crash on West Kowloon Highway

Two people have died and 16 were injured after a bus rear-ended a lorry which had stopped on the West Kowloon Highway. Photo: Apple Daily. At...

Climate Strike Hong Kong: Student protesters urge gov’t to include youth reps in environmental...

Hong Kong students have urged the authorities to include youth representatives in environmental bodies, ahead of a school walkout on Friday to protest government inaction over...

China’s Xi Jinping has muzzled social sciences, says French sinologist Chloé Froissart

By Filip Noubel Understanding social issues in China is essential to the survival of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Thirty years ago, its survival was...

Event: Hong Kong Social Enterprise showcase – how to give back to the community

Are you a social entrepreneur dedicated to giving back to the community? Learn all about how to maximise your impact at the Social Enterprise...

‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord’: Religion on the forefront of Hong Kong’s protests

By Yan Zhao and Catherine Lai Held aloft above a sea of protesters marching through the heart of Hong Kong, the hand-written cardboard sign made...

Hong Kong education chief says law for special needs students unnecessary despite lawmakers’ proposal

Hong Kong’s education minister has said there is no need for a new law to help special education needs (SEN) students, dismissing a member’s...

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