Browsing All posts tagged under »Hong Kong«

Alibaba: China’s genie in the bottle

June 8, 2011


We are constantly told that China is the factory of the world. It’s true – choose any item of clothing that you’re wearing right now and there’s a high chance it was made in China. If none of your clothes were made here, then pick almost any item on your desk. Even your precious iPhone […]

Hong Kong: hunting for history

February 11, 2011


Kat Hing Wai (吉慶圍) is a walled village in Hong Kong’s New Territories. It is home to about 400 descendants of the Tang clan, who built the wall in the early 1600s to protect their village from bandits. Today, most of the homes inside have been renovated but the six-metre thick wall still remains. The […]