Journalism watchdog says past year among the worst for Hong Kong press freedom since...

Hong Kong’s journalism watchdog has said the government has damaged freedom of expression in what they describe as one of the worst years in...

Obituary: The Li Xueqin I knew – a leading Chinese archaeologist who trod carefully...

Li Xueqin, arguably China’s most important archaeologist, early China historian and interpreter of oracle bones’ writings, died in Beijing on February 24. He was...

HKU head Zhang Xiang promises dialogue with students after criticism over statement on LegCo...

The head of the University of Hong Kong met with his critics again on Friday night, promising to appear at a public forum within...

Video: Hong Kong journalism watchdog condemns obstruction of TVB cameraman at anti-extradition law demo

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) has condemned the obstruction of journalists at work after a TVB cameraman was driven away by anti-extradition law...

Taiwanese ‘graffiti village’ eases elderly loneliness

Nestled in the mist-covered foothills of Taiwan’s central mountain range, Ruan Chiao village is virtually devoid of young people, but artist Wu Tsun-hsien is...

In Pictures: Top-ups, toilets or teleportal – How to repurpose Hong Kong’s 2,900 payphone...

A toilet. A torture chamber. A teleportation booth. These are some of the repurposing proposals for Hong Kong’s 2,900 indoor and outdoor public payphone...

Hong Kong’s export rules for baby milk formula to stay in place, as parallel...

The Hong Kong government has announced that export controls on baby milk formula will remain in place as parallel trading activity persists. The policy was implemented...

Plan to buy properties for welfare facilities is not intended to enrich private sector, says...

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong has said that the government’s plans to purchase property for new welfare facilities are not aimed at benefitting...

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...

Children of Chinese elite walk red line to ‘perfection’

By Peter Stebbings with Kelly Wang Danielle Liu stares straight ahead, a book balanced precariously on her head, and carefully walks along a red line...

HKFP Lens: Alexis Ip and Stefan Irvine capture Hong Kong’s disappearing architecture and street...

An upcoming duo exhibition, titled RECONSTRUCT, features Alexis Ip‘s scenes of nostalgic street vendors, juxtaposed with Stefan Irvine‘s scientifically accurate panoramas of the disappearing tong laus. ‘Waterloo...

HKFP Lens: Xinyu Liu takes a sombre look at Hong Kong’s crowded burial spaces

Xinyu Liu is a Chinese undergraduate student at Hong Kong Baptist University studying journalism. Tsuen Wan Chinese Permanent Cemetery. Photo: Xinyu Liu. Liu has shared her...

Another group of immigrants to Hong Kong we don’t like… pigeons

I was passing the north face of the Central Market in Des Voeux Road the other day when I noticed a new set of...

Long hours, low pay: Meet 8 Hong Kong worker groups airing grievances at the...

Thousands of beleaguered Hong Kong workers took to the streets on Wednesday to mark the city’s annual Labour Day march, demanding a living wage and...

HKFP Lens: Lucan Coutts’s iridescent photos of Hong Kong at dusk – part 2

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...

Mammoth bills and false economy: It’s time to reconsider Hong Kong home ownership

Leo Goodstadt’s latest book, A City Mismanaged, makes few concessions to those of us who read for entertainment. But it is worth a visit...

HKFP Lens: The late Michael Wolf’s series on ‘Earth Gods’ zooms in on Hong...

Best known locally for his photography series “Architecture of Density,” Michael Wolf passed away last week on Cheung Chau aged 64. The award-winning German photographer...

Ex-ICAC investigation chief Ricky Chu appointed chair of Hong Kong equality watchdog

Ricky Chu, a former anti-graft agency director of investigation, has been appointed as the chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) for a three-year...

We know breastfeeding is a good thing – so why does Hong Kong need...

By Liz Thomas, founder #Ittasteslikelove, Hong Kong’s normalise breastfeeding campaign We all know breastfeeding is a good thing – the World Health Organisation (WHO) says so,...

Thoughts on a hot issue: Students were right to protest Hong Kong gov’t inaction...

I keep putting off writing about Global Warming. It’s too big a topic for a journalist. One feels like a pavement artist suddenly recruited...

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