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Video: Hong Kong World Cup squad in training, Cheung Chau

The sport is called Jianzi (毽子). Most often seen being played by old folk in Chinese parks and public spaces, in its recreational form, it is a game of improbable behind-the-back shots and strange flicks that you are sure must be easier than they look if a bunch of sixty-year olds can pull them off so effortlessly.

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Kowloon City Cooked Food Centre

If you thought Hong Kong's cooked food centres were all just about sweet and sour pork and fried noodles, it's time to broaden your palate and think again. These rowdy food-fests may be among the best places in Hong Kong to find yourself some authentic Cantonese cuisine, but if you know where to look ...

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24 Zhujia Hutong, Beijing

I visited Beijing for the fourth (or maybe fifth) time earlier this year and set myself the task of getting some photographs of hutong life and hutong people. In my previous visits I'd been too busy being a tourist to spend much time immersing myself in the ebb and flow of local Beijing life. This time ...

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Photo of the Week #17: A Glimpse of England

So this is England. I’m back for my annual summer visit, and yet again, it seems even less like the country I left behind. Five years ago, this was a country of recession and cutbacks, a land in which everything from the economy to the number of books in our libraries was shrinking, and shops sold normal-sized clothes for normal-sized people. But something happened.

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Vanity Plates User Submissions Call

I may no longer be able to keep it going myself on a regular basis, but that doesn't mean the hunt for Hong Kong vanity plate gold need end so soon. As this shot from Tom proves, the gold is still out there, but it's up to you now to find.

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Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong

If Hong Kong is the city of skyscrapers, no other building embodies this journey skywards more than the Bank of China Tower. An icon of the city and seemingly everybody's favourite Hong Kong high-rise, the Bank of China Tower has had almost twenty-five years in which to cement its place as Hong Kong's most recognisable building.

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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 point of someone who was actually there.

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Hoover Cake Shop, Kowloon City

There must be something special about a bakery if you are prepared to travel all the way from Jordan to Kowloon City for no other reason than to pay it a visit. Maybe it's that special something that you can't find anywhere else.

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