How Hong Kong rose to become tallest city in the world

With more than 300 buildings surpassing 150 metres (490 feet) in height, and more people living on the 15th floor or higher than anywhere else, Hong Kong is the tallest city in the world. From the first tall building in the 1930s, the growth of our 7,833 high-rises is of undeniable significance. According to Guinness […]

Beijing’s meddling in Hong Kong affairs through the city’s liaison office has eased under Carrie Lam but experts warn she still needs to tread carefully

Like clockwork, every two to three months during Leung Chun-ying’s term as the city’s leader, pro-establishment lawmakers would get phone calls from Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong. The caller would sometimes seek their views on policy issues. More often than not, recounted insiders who spoke to the Post, they would ask about goings-on at […]

No evidence that Hong Kong judges are prejudiced by ‘political persuasion’, city’s Law Society states

Hong Kong’s Law Society delivered a stout defence of the city’s judiciary on Thursday, stating there was no evidence that judges were “prejudiced by any political persuasion” and warning against attempts to “introduce political or ideological screening” in judicial appointments. The city’s top regulatory body for solicitors issued a statement hours after a trusted aide […]

Woman who abused ex-domestic worker Erwiana blocked from appealing Hong Kong damages order involving other Indonesian

The Hong Kong employer jailed for torturing Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was blocked from mounting an appeal against a recent court order to pay another Indonesian domestic helper HK$170,000 (US$21,600) in damages for assault and for holding her captive nearly a year. The District Court on Thursday threw out Law Wan-tung’s summons for leave to appeal and […]