17 Facts You May Not Have Known About Hong Kong

After delving deep into both the past and modern history of Hong Kong, I discovered some facts that I had not known till today.   1. Hong Kong's subway system is dubbed one of (if not) the best in the world, with a 99.9% on-time rate, and is run by an A.I. system.   2. …

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Hong Kong vs Taiwan: Comparing lives in two different places

Having lived in both Hong Kong and Taiwan, here I'll recount some of the differences between the two places. Accompanied by comics from Taiwanese artist Jie Jie. 1. Air Quality. Hong Kong citizens have gotten used to the higher-than-average level of PM 2.5, and even when the AQI number rises, they continue on their day …

The Hong Kong-China Train: Bringing over not only passengers, but laws

It's the latest controversial plan in Hong Kong: one that would allow Chinese mainland law to apply in Hong Kong territory. Hong Kong has unveiled a plan to build a high-speed train that links West Kowloon to the Shenzhen border - an attempt to streamline operations at the upcoming Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, due …

Liaoning and OOIL: The show(s) of force in Hong Kong

Liaoning, China's first operational aircraft, arrived in Hong Kong Friday morning (July 7, 2017), just days after the Chinese President Xi Jin-ping warned the city against independence forces. As protests raged on behind him, he warned Hong Kong that challenges to the Beijing government was "impermissible". The political climate around Hong Kong and Beijing has grown …

China’s One Belt, One Road: The changing status quo

"Spanning more than 68 countries and encompassing 4.4 billion people and up to 40% of the global GDP, China's One Belt, One Road project is not short on ambition," CNN writes. It's true. Promises of massive economic boosts and being able to lift millions out of poverty have been boasted by China, but could this just be another …

Hong Kong: Does “one country, two systems” really work out?

Leaders. They have their supporters and backers, and they have their enemies and protesters. Hong Kong's former Leung Chun-Ying has had his controversies, from meddling in a legislative investigation to rumors of him calling upon gangsters in the midst of pro-democratic protests. The Umbrella Movement in 2014 is only one of the examples of a …