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Video: ‘Dead body’ in Hong Kong bin turns out to be discarded sex doll

Video: ‘Dead body’ in Hong Kong bin turns out to be discarded sex doll

A video clip showing police examining a discarded sex doll in Big Wave Bay has left villagers wondering who threw it out. Three officers were seen unwrapping the life-size doll having cordoned off the area. The video was shot at around 9:30 a.m. on Monday by a local resident. “When I took out the rubbish…

State-run press praise for president prompts parade of parodies ahead of pivotal party plenary

State-run press praise for president prompts parade of parodies ahead of pivotal party plenary

As Chinese state media ramps up its support for leader Xi Jinping ahead of a pivotal plenary of Communist Party figures next week, Twitter users have satirised the gushing praise. Around 400 party members on the Central Committee will gather in Beijing for a closed-door meeting from Monday until Thursday ahead of next year’s 20th…

Event: Hong Kong Pride Parade hosts 2021 ‘Rainbow Market’ in Nov

Event: Hong Kong Pride Parade hosts 2021 ‘Rainbow Market’ in Nov

Hong Kong’s annual pride parade will return in 2021 as an indoor bazaar at The Wave in Kwun Tong on November 13. HKFP is a media sponsor. This year’s Rainbow Market celebrates the theme of “Stay in Love,” to shed light on the alienation and loneliness that afflict LGBTQ+ members of the community, who are…

Event: Hong Kong’s Clockenflap presents day-long live music showcase with Yellow Peril, Cehryl, Anna Hisbbur

Event: Hong Kong’s Clockenflap presents day-long live music showcase with Yellow Peril, Cehryl, Anna Hisbbur

Organisers of Hong Kong’s flagship annual Clockenflap Arts and Music Festival have announced a live music event on Saturday, September 18. The “Long Time, No See” gig – a “Clockenflap Presents” event – celebrates the return of the live music performances in the city. The event, to be held at MacPherson stadium in Mong Kok,…

Event: Art Basel and Art Central return to Hong Kong, showcasing over 100 galleries

Event: Art Basel and Art Central return to Hong Kong, showcasing over 100 galleries

Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central 2021 are underway at the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. Both exhibitions were cancelled in 2020 owing to the Covid-19 outbreak, but they returned with smaller scale events this year. Across two halls, the events showcase dozens of local and international galleries. Art Basel involves over…

Poetry in motion: New site allows people to create poems using Hong Kong novelty car plates

Poetry in motion: New site allows people to create poems using Hong Kong novelty car plates

An online art project has been launched to let people create “poems” using the novelty car licence plates which are ubiquitous in Hong Kong. Visitors to the site “HKVANIT1ES” can choose from a collection of 2,500 plates to piece together quirky, unexpected sentences. “Poems” on social media with the hashtag “#HKVANIT1ES” are shared on the…

‘Most dangerous place on Earth’: Taiwan Twitter derides The Economist’s latest cover story

‘Most dangerous place on Earth’: Taiwan Twitter derides The Economist’s latest cover story

The Economist’s cover story this week labelling Taiwan as “the most dangerous place on Earth” has received pushback from Taiwanese Twitter users, who criticised the article as being alarmist. The article raised concerns over a potential conflict between the US and mainland China over the self-ruled island, calling on both superpowers to avoid war. Some…

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