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City of stairs: the interconnecting walkways of Hong Kong

Hans Leo Maes captures the bridges and stairways that link up the hilly, population-dense cityHong Kong is known for its flashing lights, neon signs and high-rise skylines. But the architect and photographer Hans Leo Maes documents an alternative side – the city’s interconnecting staircases and bridges.“The extreme population density in Hong Kong means [structures] are stacked and linked by stairs, often external and very visible,” Maes says. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, World news, Cities, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Maes, cityHong Kong, Hans Leo Maes


Razer is closing its game store after less than a year

Razer is one of the dominant brands in gaming when it comes to buying equipment to play, but one of its biggest efforts to own a larger slice of digital spending hasn’t gone according to plan. After less than a year, the company announced that it will close its digital game store at the end of this month “as part of realignment plans.” The Razer Game Store launched worldwide in April 2018 with the aim of taking a slice of a game sales business that is dominated by Steam. Razer’s offering tied in...
Tags: Gaming, Hong Kong, Tech, Epic, Razer, TechCrunch Amazon, Razer Game Store, Steam Razer


Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. South Korea’s Kospi jumped 0.7 percent to 2,210.89 and the Shanghai Composite index rose 2.5 percent to 2,748.92. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was 1.7 percent higher […]
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Business, News, Washington, Singapore, Ap, Nation, Shanghai, KOSPI, China US, Nation & World


Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. South Korea’s Kospi jumped 0.7 percent to 2,212.38 and the Shanghai Composite index rose 1.6 percent to 2,724.23. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was 1.7 percent higher […]
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Business, News, Washington, Singapore, Ap, Nation, Shanghai, KOSPI, China US, Nation & World


Hong Kong economy stalls amid trade dispute: finance chief

Hong Kong's economy stalled last year as the ongoing China-US trade dispute and retail woes dragged down local business, the city's financial chief said Sunday. Beijing and Washington have already imposed duties on more than $360 billion in two-way trade, roiling global financial markets and weighing heavily on manufacturing output in both countries. "The impact of China-US trade frictions on Hong Kong's exports has clearly emerged at the end of last year," said finance secretary Paul Chan.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Washington, Beijing, China US


THE NEWS FROM ASIA

Doctor who wrongly filled balloon with gas before it burst inside Hong Kong woman’s anus ‘may have been distracted’ This has been The News From Asia. (Thanks to pharmaross)
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong


The world’s first smart oral sex toy aims to close the orgasm gender gap

This article was originally published on SEXTECHGUIDE, an independent publication that looks at the intersection between sex and technology in a non-explicit, as close to a ‘safe for work’ way as possible – including app reviews, adult VR info, sextech devices, privacy, security issues, and much more. It was founded by ex-TNW European Editor Ben Woods, and can be found on Twitter and Facebook.   Cunni, a Hong Kong-based sextech startup, is aiming to close the orgasm gender gap with what it claim...
Tags: Startups, Hong Kong, Tech, Ben Woods, Syndication, Facebook Cunni


Asian stocks slip on Wall Street leads as trade talks simmer

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 retreated 1.1 percent to 20,900.63 and the Kospi in South Korea tumbled 1.4 percent to 2,195.07. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gave up 1.8 percent to […]
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Business, News, China, Singapore, Ap, Nation, Beijing Japan, Nation & World


Standardized tests: Finland’s education system vs. the U.S.

Imperial China developed the first standardized tests for bureaucratic hopefuls.Finland has all but done away with standardized tests, and its education system remains one of the best in the world.The United States relies heavily on these tests and scores lower than Finland in academic rigor, yet provides a more balanced educational system for boys and girls, as well as immigrantsImperial China developed the world's first standardized tests. During the country's Tang dynasty, bureaucratic hopefu...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Florida, Texas, Education, California, China, Singapore, New York City, Society, Policy, Teaching, United States, Testing, Innovation, Finland


Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn at airport

Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport's customs.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science


Hong Kong seizes $1m of rhino horn in record airport haul

Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns were arrested in Hong Kong airport by customs officers who said it was their largest ever seizure of rhino contraband smuggled by air passengers. The haul -- worth some HK$8 million ($1 million) -- was transported brazenly through the terminal in two cardboard boxes, the customs department said. The pair had arrived from Johannesburg and were planning to transit to Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, according to a statement from the department, which d...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Johannesburg, Vietnam, Chi Minh City


Asian stocks slip on Wall Street leads as trade talks simmer

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 retreated 1.2 percent to 20,886.27 and the Kospi in South Korea tumbled 1.6 percent to 2,189.50. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gave up 1.5 percent to […]
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Business, News, China, Singapore, Ap, Nation, Beijing Japan


Laptop 'for him', vacuum 'for her'? HSBC draws ire with Valentine offer

A Valentine's day special deal for HSBC staff in Hong Kong offering discounted laptops 'for him' but vacuum cleaners and kitchen appliances 'for her' has angered staff over the sexist implications of the campaign.
Tags: Hong Kong, Money, businessNews, Hsbc, Valentine


Sweden investigates its ambassador to China over 'strange' meetings

Daughter of Swedish bookseller jailed in China says Anna Lindstedt set up meetings in StockholmSweden is investigating its ambassador to China after she was accused of orchestrating a bizarre series of meetings between the daughter of a Swedish bookseller jailed in China and businessmen who said they could help secure his release.The story is detailed in a blogpost by Angela Gui, the daughter of Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish bookseller who has disappeared twice and is currently held in Chin...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Sweden, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Gui Minhai, Angela Gui, Anna Lindstedt


Sweden investigates its Beijing ambassador over 'strange' meetings

Daughter of Swedish bookseller jailed in China says Anna Lindstedt set up meetings in StockholmSweden is investigating its ambassador to China after she was accused of orchestrating a bizarre series of meetings between the daughter of a Swedish bookseller jailed in China and businessmen who said they could help secure his release.The story is detailed in a blogpost by Angela Gui, the daughter of Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish bookseller who has disappeared twice and is currently held in Chin...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Sweden, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Gui Minhai, Angela Gui, Anna Lindstedt


The rebirth of Ipoh Old Town

Ipoh in Malaysia has experienced a reversal of fortunes after decades of economic decline and tourism obscurity. I first went to Ipoh in 2010, and after visiting again in 2019 I can say its revival is real. My first visit was when I was on my way to Pangkor Island. Rather than go straight through from KL I stopped in Ipoh. It’s also a travel hub for onward travel to the Cameron Highlands. None of the guesthouses I was staying at in Malaysia had mentioned anything about Ipoh, but I always like...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Malaysia, New York Times, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Macau, Lonely Planet, Travel Blog, Kl, Penang, Ipoh, Saigon


Asian shares waver as China, US begin trade negotiations

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed in narrow trading on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing’s technology policy. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged 0.2 […]
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, News, China, Singapore, Ap, Beijing, Nation, China US


China’s Alipay digital wallet is entering 7,000 Walgreens stores

China’s payments heavyweights have been following tourists abroad as their home market gets crowded. Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliate with a said valuation of $100 billion, now sees its virtual wallet Alipay handling transactions at 3,000 Walgreens stores in the U.S. and is eyeing to reach a roster of 7,000 locations by April. The alliance will make it breezier for Chinese tourists eager to pick up vitamin supplements and cosmetics from the pharmacy giant, doing away the hassle of...
Tags: Food, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Finance, China, Digital, Tech, Walgreens, Canada, Malaysia, Alibaba, JD.com, Tencent, WeChat, Mobile Payments


China's Stock Traders Are Snapping Up Everything 5G

The latest trigger was China Mobile Ltd.’s huge order for fiber-optic cable, lifting shares of likely bidders in Hong Kong and onshore. The optimism spread wide across the telecom sector, boosting ZTE Corp. and Xiaomi Corp. which don’t even make cables. The thesis is that firms tied to next-generation wireless technology are about to get a windfall as China Mobile and other carriers spend big to upgrade their infrastructure.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, China Mobile, ZTE Corp, China Mobile Ltd, Xiaomi Corp


Autonomous Truck Company TuSimple Adds $95M to Rev Up Commercial Fleet

TuSimple has pulled in $95 million more in venture funding to advance its development of a commercial autonomous fleet of trucks.The new Series D round of financing announced Wednesday boosts the San Diego-based company’s valuation to land it on the growing list of “unicorns”—the tech-world term coined for companies valued at $1 billion or above.TuSimple, founded in 2015 in San Diego and Beijing, raised its Series C round of $55 million in late 2017. Composite Capital, a Hong Kong-based investm...
Tags: Deals, Hong Kong, Funding, Trends, Vc, Beijing, San Diego, Ai, Trucks, Financing, Self-driving, Autonomous Driving, Sina, San Read, National blog main, National top stories


Autonomous truck startup TuSimple hits unicorn status in latest round

Another autonomous vehicle unicorn has joined the herd. TuSimple, a self-driving truck startup running daily routes for customers in Arizona, has raised $95 million in a Series D funding round led by Sina Corp. as the company prepares to scale up its commercial autonomous fleet to more than 50 trucks by June. The startup, which launched in 2015 and has operations in San Diego and Tucson, Arizona, has a post-money of $1.095 billion (aka unicorn status). TuSimple has raised $178 million to date...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Uber, Hong Kong, Texas, China, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Arizona, Shanghai, San Diego, Nvidia, Self-driving Cars, Weibo


SenseTime Backer Raises $500 Million to Rev Up IPO Train

The Hong Kong-based venture capital fund, whose latest bets include the world’s largest artificial intelligence startup SenseTime Group Ltd. and ride-hailing giant Grab, manages nearly $2 billion of assets and will stick to later-stage investments, co-founder Richard Ji said. All-Stars’s focus on more mature industry leaders means it targets companies that usually command a significant premium in valuation.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, All Stars, Richard Ji, SenseTime Group Ltd


Asian shares mostly higher on hopes for US-China trade deal

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution of the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The region tracked gains overnight on Wall Street, with Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 adding 1.4 percent to 21,148.36 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng up 1.1 percent at 28,484.49. The Shanghai […]
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, News, China, Ap, Nation, Shanghai, Tokyo, US China


Fan Ho’s Street Photography of 50s & 60s Hong Kong

When he was a teenager, Fan Ho grabbed his father’s camera and started documenting street scenes in Hong Kong. From there, he built up a documentary body of work that puts him among the great practitioners of street photography. Dubbed the “Cartier-Bresson of the East”, Fan Ho patiently waited for ‘the decisive moment’; very often a collision of the unexpected, framed against a very clever composed background of geometrical construction, patterns and texture. He often created drama and atmo...
Tags: Hong Kong, Jason Kottke, Cartier Bresson


Fascinating 9-minute documentary of Shenzhen, the "Silicon Valley of China"

Just 40 years ago, Shenzhen was a fishing village next to Hong Kong. Today it's a high tech city of 13 million people and known as both the "factory to the world," and the "Silicon Valley of China." After watching this Bloomberg video, I think it's the other way around -- Silicon Valley is the Shenzhen of the United States. [via Dooby Brain]
Tags: Hong Kong, Video, News, China, Bloomberg, United States, Silicon Valley, Shenzhen, Dooby Brain, Silicon Valley of China


No, Tencent isn’t about to burn Reddit down

Ahoy, it’s doom and gloom for Reddit after the company welcomed investment from Chinese censorship overlord Tencent. Well, not quite. The reality is, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. In recruiting the company behind one of the internet’s largest and vibrant social networks — chat app WeChat — and countless blockbuster games, Reddit has pulled off a major coup and banked a huge amount of cash, both of which can help it grow to the next level. But, right now, reports in the U.S. are suggesting...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Tech, Tesla, Beijing, United States, Computing, Tencent, WeChat, Reddit, Vpn, Firewall, Evan Spiegel


Dundee fan travels 36,000 miles from Hong Kong to watch team lose

Gair Anderson has seen the Dark Blues play nine times this season and has failed to witness a home league win.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Dundee, Gair Anderson


PolyU Study advises Hotels to Look Ahead Accurately basing on Publicly Available Data

Given that tourism is a global industry consuming a diversity of goods and services, the prediction of future trends needs to take account of the wider economic context, according to Professor Brian King and Dr Stephen Pratt of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a co-author. In a recently published study, the researchers use publicly available data to improve predictions about hotel occupancy rates in different classes of Hong Kon...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, School of Hotel, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Brian King, Stephen Pratt




Memorigin Grand Series AT 1003 Tourbillon Watch Review

The Grand Series is a Chinese Tourbillon by Hong Kong-based watch brand Memorigin. I’ve known the people who started Memorigin for a few years now, and their mission is admirable. Memorigin, and brands like it, is part of a youthful new crop of home-grown Hong... The post Memorigin Grand Series AT 1003 Tourbillon Watch Review appeared first on aBlogtoWatch.
Tags: Hong Kong, Watches, Tourbillon, Tourbillon Watches, Wrist Time Reviews, Watch Reviews Over $500, Tourbillon Watch Review, Memorigin