Dream of mainland retirement loses its attraction for many

Bigger flats and lower living costs on the mainland have seen many Hongkongers retire across the border, but the Post has found the lure may be starting to fade. Ms Woo, a 67-year-old Hongkonger, was attracted by the spacious community environment at Clifford Estates in Panyu, a Guangzhou ...


Pig washed away 20km in mudslide, downpours in China

Firemen in eastern China have helped get a 150 kg pig home safely after it was washed away in a mudslide and torrential rains over the weekend, Chinese media reported. The pig went missing for two days after heavy rain lashed Xiushui county in Jiangxi province, the news website ...


Hongkongers tempted to mainland for study or for love

Going north has long been a path taken by those seeking their fortune, but increasingly young people chasing degrees or even looking for love are following in their footsteps. Many who make the move are attracted by the rapid changes the mainland is going through. By leaving their comfort zone ...


Hong Kong-China partnership no instant cure to health concerns

Tension between Hong Kong and the mainland was high in 2003 after the deadly outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). An infected professor, who worked at a Guangzhou hospital, spread the respiratory virus to guests at the Kowloon hotel where he was staying and on to medical staff ...


Architects transforming Chinese villages

As young architects in Hong Kong in 2005, Joshua Bolchover and John Lin were in the right place at the right time.

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