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I felt a flutter of affection looking at First Lady Peng Liyuan’s well-tailored white skirt suit, which she wore on her debut state visit with President Xi Jinping to Tanzania last month. It wasn’t the cut, colour or quality that caused my excitement. Instead, it was Peng’s choice of fashion designer with whom to clothe her back to put her best foot forward to the world. Peng wore clothes designed […]

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As anyone who knows me will tell you, I am not a runner. A hiker, yes. A runner, never. But every Tuesday and Thursday night, my life has become all about running. Bread Running. Every evening, between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., bakeries across the city are shutting up shop for the day and taking stock of what’s left on their shelves. They are looking for the food that cannot […]

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For a decade, Hong Kong has promised to open up access to the harbour, with a continuous and connected harbourfront that we can all enjoy. Yet after years of public consultations and much talk of piazzas doused with ‘vibrancy’, it remains hard to discern a coherent, imaginative and appropriate vision for our waterfront. The integrated design approach proposed by the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee in 2006 is missing from project implementation […]

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I’m a musician, and a native of Tasmania (an island in Australia). I just turned thirty. People from here always ask me why I chose Hong Kong to live over other places. “It’s so crowded, so expensive and too busy here,” they say. I possibly have a non-pragmatic optimism; in the words of American artist and writer Roni Horn, this place is in the “process of becoming”. I have not […]

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