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Five Free Hong Kong Skyscraper Views

I've said it before, but for such a high-rise city, Hong Kong is not exactly overflowing with choice when it comes to viewing the city from above. Yes, there are skyscrapers, and yes,...

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Lion Rock, Hong Kong

Lion Rock, Hong Kong

Let's cut to the chase, when we talk about Hong Kong hill views, nothing beats Lion Rock. There are those that are taller. There are those that are closer to the "action". But for spectacular, 360° views, smack in the centre of everything,...

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Japanese Tunnels on Jardine’s Lookout

Japanese Tunnels on Jardine’s Lookout

There are wartime tunnels all over Hong Kong. You wouldn't know it if you weren't looking, but I guess any tunnel worth the digging should strive to make itself at least a little tough to find. The Japanese were evidently pretty busy during their three...

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Where to run in Hong Kong

Where to run in Hong Kong

Where to run in Hong Kong? It's a question that plagued my first few months in the city. When all around it seems that traffic, crowds and concrete have conspired to thwart your desire to run far and run free, Hong Kong can appear as...

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Tiananmen Moon by Philip J Cunningham

Tiananmen Moon by Philip J Cunningham

With the 25th anniversary of the events of May and June 1989 just past, , and all the talk that went with it, it seems an appropriate time to take a look at an account of those momentous few weeks from the vantage...

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The Corpse Walker by Liao Yiwu

The Corpse Walker by Liao Yiwu

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Modern China has a history of elevating the carefully chosen everyman to hero, sometimes even mythic, status.

Think Wang Jinxi, better known as Iron Man Wang, the oil driller who became a symbol of proletarian perseverance in...

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China in Ten Words by Yu Hua

China in Ten Words by Yu Hua

Rating: China in ten words. For a nation of over a billion people, with a history of over four millennia, it seems ten words just wouldn’t suffice to say all ...

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