Think Getting an Apartment in New York Is Tough? Try Hong Kong

Applying for low-income public housing is rarely a walk in the park, but in Hong Kong, a city already bursting at the seams thanks to limited usable land and soaring real estate prices, the process is better described as a crawl. Across the East China Sea, winners of Japan’s welfare housing lottery generally wait five […]

Google Pixel 3 XL hands-on in Hong Kong — three days early

With some smartphones, it seems inevitable that the closer the launch date, the more leaky they get. Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 series — due to launch in New York next Tuesday — is no exception, and I’m speaking as someone who had just gotten up close and personal with a Pixel 3 XL earlier today. […]

Typhoon Mangkhut Shuts Down the 8th Busiest Airport in the World, Hong Kong

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Hong Kong's soaring house prices force millennials to break law

Young Hongkongers have to violate the law by living in industrial buildings, as the insane prices for property in the region make it difficult to afford rent, much less buy a house. Surging house prices have pushed rents to record levels. Hong Kong is the world’s priciest home market, and one of the most densely […]

Deal Alert: US to Hong Kong From $463 Round-Trip

Deal Alert: West Coast to Hong Kong From $ 463 Round-Trip Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site […]

A 32-year-old Hong Kong pop star has died after falling from a building

Ashley Pon / Getty 32-year-old Hong Kong pop star Ellen Joyce Loo has been found dead. She was seen falling from a building in the Happy Valley area of Hong Kong. She had reportedly been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2013. Hong Kong pop star Ellen Joyce Loo has died after falling from a building […]

The Battle of the Exchanges Takes Off Between China and Hong Kong

Shortly before Charles Li boarded a plane to Beijing, the head of Hong Kong’s stock exchange admitted that there had been some “disagreements” over the future of Stock Connect, the trading link between Hong Kong and mainland China’s equity markets. At the heart of the dispute was a weekend announcement by the Shanghai and Shenzhen […]

John Woo Brought Genuine Hong Kong Spectacle to ‘Mission: Impossible II’

(Welcome to Team Leaders, a series where we explore how the directors of the Mission: Impossible movies used this franchise as a canvas to explore their pet themes and show off their unique sensibilities. In this edition: John Woo’s graceful Hong Kong transplant, Mission: Impossible II.) 18 years after the May 2000 bow of Mission: Impossible II, it’s somewhat […]

Deal Alert: Flights to Hong Kong and Southeast Asia From $399 Round-Trip

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