Posts tagged "Hong Kong"
Hong Kong: Occupy Central

Hong Kong: Occupy Central

This three-part series goes behind the scenes of what the world now knows as the Umbrella Movement. Over six intense months, we follow key protest leaders and activists as they attempt to reshape Hong Kong's political landscape.
Muzzling the Messenger

Muzzling the Messenger

Hong Kong's press was once the most free in Asia, but many believe it is under attack from the central government. Hong Kong's press was once rated the most free in Asia. Today, it's 61st in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index, down from 18th in 2002. Free press advocates believe Beijing is...
Tough Love: An Education

Tough Love: An Education

Asia is renowned for producing some of the best and brightest students in the world. Such academic achievement is often underpinned by parental pressure, strict discipline and relentless hard study. In Hong Kong, the demand for extra tuition has turned cram or tutorial school teachers into rich celebrities. Yet some students have been driven to contemplate...

In Search Of The Tiger Mother

What was your childhood like? If you’re Chinese, was it filled with after-school tuition classes, piano and swimming lessons, ballet and homework? Did your parents tell you it was all for your own good? Do you now agree? Cram school in Hong Kong Recently, we spent three weeks in Hong Kong visiting schools and talking...

Onwards To Rio

This might come as a surprise to some, but when we first learnt about the Homeless World Cup, we found the whole idea kinda, well, ludicrous. Why spend all that money on a bunch of losers? Why not use it so they can find… HOMES instead? But then we went to Hong Kong. And hung...

Team Hope

2006 was an amazing year for us. That was the year we got to know Hung, Lung, Chor Pat and Tung and the rest of the Dawn Team. It was the year that opened our eyes to a side of Hong Kong we never thought existed. It was the year we journeyed to South Africa...

At Long Last… Homeless FC, The DVD

Produced in collaboration with the good people at Sinema. The very first one’s for Tung, whose been nagging us to get our act together and send him a DVD already. Yes, we know it’s taken some time (OK, an inordinately long time) and we’re very sorry for the delay. What can we say? It’s been...

David’s Card

David’s Christmas card arrived a few days ago. And as usual, reading it made us smile. Dear James and Lynn, he said. I am quite well. I still play football… and at 23th November, I win the 2nd in the 300ft walking-racing. Merry Christmas David. We’re so glad you’re still in touch.


Afternoon With Chor Pat

We hung out with Chor Pat today. He was in good spirits, never mind the fact that he’d just become a victim of this thing they’re calling the Global Financial Crisis. “Lost my job,” he said. “My ex-boss fired a lot of people after losing heavily in the stock market. But I’ve found a new...

They’re Still Playing Football

Gearing up for a big charity match in September.

With Chor Pat, It’s Always About Food

Found this photo from our trip to Hong Kong back in January. The steamboat wasn’t anything to write home about. But the company was great that night.