Humour, satire, events, cartoons and other light relief from HKFP.

Video: ‘Why do you want mutual destruction?’: Hong Kong pro-Beijing lawmaker releases anti-protester jingle

Basic Law Committee member Priscilla Leung has released an upbeat music video calling on people to come together against “mutual destruction,” advocated by some pro-democracy protesters. The pro-Beijing lawmaker’s cheerful jingle begins with the song’s title “Why do you want mutual destruction?” overlaid with footage of burning roadblocks and a protester throwing a petrol bomb. […]

Hong Kong’s pandas use lockdown privacy to mate after a decade of trying

Stuck at home with no visitors and not much else to do, a pair of pandas in Hong Kong finally decided to give mating a go after a decade of dodging the issue. Like half the planet, Ying Ying and Le Le have only really had each other for company since coronavirus-caused lockdowns shut off the flow […]

Netizens initiate mass ‘unlike’ drive after Hong Kong police celebrate 300,000 Facebook fans

Netizens initiated a mass “unlike” drive of the Hong Kong Police Facebook page on Monday after the force celebrated surpassing the 300,000 followers milestone. “The police force has been through ups and downs with Hongkongers during this time,” the force wrote in a post. “On the internet, full of chaotic messages, we will strive to […]

Hong Kong restaurant apologises after customer’s face mask faux pas

A Japanese restaurant issued an apology on Friday after a viral photo showing a face mask placed on a tube of chopsticks sparked concerns over public hygiene amid the coronavirus outbreak. The restaurant Ca-Tu-Ya apologised a day after a customer was photographed at its branch in Yau Ma Tei. The man was seen having a […]

In Pictures: Gun-wielding Hong Kong cop triggers Photoshop battle

Netizens on Reddit have showcased their skills in a “Photoshop battle” based on an image of a police officer pointing his Glock pistol at the press and protesters during Saturday’s standoff in Mong Kok. The original photo was captured by a photojournalist from Studio Incendo. The battle required users to remix the snap in a […]

‘We will not remove the video’: Tutoring website Tutoroo faces backlash over ‘sexist, racist’ promo

A language tutoring platform is facing a backlash over a promotional video netizens have deemed racist and sexist. But Tutoroo’s founder has denied the claims, adding that the controversial clip will not be removed. The promo, first posted last year but uploaded across social media again last week, involves a western man approaching an Asian […]

Video: HKUST graduates star in stunning ‘Danzmocrazy’ tribute to the Hong Kong protest movement

Graduates from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have produced a stunning dance tribute to the ongoing protest movement. “We are a group of HKUST alumni graduated in different years, from different levels and industries,” one of the organisers from Danzmocrazy told HKFP. “We love our Hong Kong – our home. In 2019, we […]

Event: Bombay Bicycle Club, Nick Murphy, Glass Animals & Metronomy join Clockenflap 2019 line-up

With Hongkongers missing out on countless cancelled events this year, the organisers of Asia’s premier music festival have decided that the show must go on! Clockenflap returns to the Central Harbourfront this month with over 100 top local and international music acts across six stages – as well as art, food and workshops. Joining the […]

‘We too love money more than freedom’: South Park creators post sarcastic apology to China

South Park’s producers have issued a sarcastic apology to China following reports that the show has been censored for comparing President Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh and ridiculing the country. The cartoon’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone posted an “official statement” on Twitter: “Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our […]

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