Wu'er Kaixi, who fled China following the 1989 student-led protests at Tiananmen, reportedly flew into Hong Kong this morning via Taiwan and is pleading with authorities to extradite him to face trial on the mainland.
A "zombie" attacked Michael Bay on the set of Transformers 4 in Hong Kong on Thursday. There were no injuries, not even -- it seems -- to Bay's indefatigable confidence to continue making awful movies.
This isn't too bizarre -- when else is one to get a chance to take a souvenir photo in front of a gigantic poster of the Hong Kong skyline? I mean, holy moly, everyone -- it's a gigantic photo of the Hong Kong skyline!
In an interesting linguistic study published in June, Tyler Schnoebelen of the language data company Idibon looked at hundreds of languages and evaluated them against one another according to 165 features shared by at least 100 languages. What he came up with was a "Weirdness Index" -- downloadable here -- that ranks 239 languages according to how odd they are, i.e. how different one is from the others. (Perhaps a better word would be "distinct.")
A friend of ours, Neil from Hong Kong, had quite the interesting post office experience in Mong Kok this morning.
He was standing in line, minding his own business, when a woman approached him and said, “Fucking white man is pig, you steal and you need to return the loot to its original owner.”
Utterly flabbergasted, Neil -- who is, by the way, one of the coolest, nicest people we know -- pulled out his camera phone and began recording. “Return the loot to its original owner,” the woman says, followed by:
Belgian international Jan Vertonghen, a key piece in Tottenham's defense, suffered an ankle injury in the second half of a friendly at Hong Kong Stadium yesterday. He slipped on the watery turf and now may miss the start of the English Premier League campaign on August 18, depending on MRI results.
The annual three-day World Santa Claus Congress in Bakken, Denmark, about 10 kilometers north of Copenhagen, concluded on Wednesday, with a man from Hong Kong taking home the title of "world's best Santa Claus."