International Pillow Fight Day In Hong Kong Looked Fun Enough

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Saturday was International Pillow Fight Day, and if thought Hong Kong wasn't going to pull out all the feathers for this occasion, you don't know our friends to the south. BBC, SCMP, etc., covered the event. Hong Wrong has a collection of clippings, with photos upcoming, and also the above video, which is about as ridiculous of an eight-minute summary as you'll find (created by Dennis Mong). But look at how much fun everyone is having.

Hong Kong’s Christian Crazies Voice Their Dissent Of Gay Marriage And Starbucks At The Prompting Of Bigoted Pastor

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Enoch Lam, a very high-profile pastor-comedian in Hong Kong, recently asked his fans on Facebook, “How should (Christians) respond to the recent controversial comments made by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz regarding the company’s support of gay marriage?” This is the same Pastor Lam who once equated homosexuality with drug abuse and theft. Lam also said that... Read more »

Bikini Babes On Hong Kong-Shenzhen Border Want You To Know Breast Milk Is Better Than Powder

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How did you spend your International Women's Day? A pair of women stood at the Luohu Checkpoint in Shenzhen on the border of Hong Kong on March 8 to protest against milk powder while advocating breastfeeding. As The Nanfang reports: The slogans on the signs read: “Limits on what you can buy don’t limit how much you can love;”

Hong Kong Viewers Irate At Pretentious TVB Travel Show Featuring This $360,000 Tourbillon Phone

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The largest television station in Hong Kong, TVB, has been catching flak for the reduced quality of its entertainment programs, from soap operas to games shows. Recently, the station introduced a new travel show, “Nat Around The World” (叻哥遊世界), in which host Natalis Chan travels luxuriously with his friends to places such as Dubai, Milan,... Read more »

National Education Rears Its Head Again In Hong Kong, But In Subtle Ways

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The idea of "national education" as school curriculum was nixed after widespread protests last year, but the National Education Parents' Concern Group recently discovered that some commonly used primary school textbooks are very biased and use overly affective expressions to teach students “how to build a better sense of belonging to the motherland.”

19 Dead After Hot-Air Balloon In Luxor Plummets To The Earth (Video)

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Nine Hong Kong tourists are among the 19 who perished when a hot-air balloon in Luxor, Egypt turned into a fireball and plummeted a few hundred meters to a sugarcane field on the west bank of the Nile river. Only the pilot, who suffered burns on 70 percent of his body, and one other man, believed to be from Hong Kong, survived. Reuters reports that the cause of the accident, which happened on Tuesday, was a gas explosion:

Woman Assaulted By Young Man On Hong Kong Subway After Saying Inauspicious Things About His Family

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A few days ago in Hong Kong, a young man was filmed yelling at, kicking and hitting a woman on the subway. The reason? According to Apple Daily English: A middle-aged woman accidentally kicked a boy's trolley while rushing to get to an empty seat. She blamed the boy for being in the way, and cursed him, telling him to "go tomb sweeping for your family." Offended, the boy began beating the woman, dragging her out of the carriage.

Proposal To Turn Hong Kong’s Shipping Containers Into Housing Units Neglects City’s Homeless

Hong Kong lawmaker Chan Yuen-han (陈婉娴) and some scholars have recently suggested converting shipping containers into temporary housing, youth hostels or art studios. These containers could be set up under the city’s nearly 2,000 vehicle flyovers and pedestrian footbridges. Ms. Chan believes the living environment of these shelters would be far better than the notorious... Read more »