Hong Kong’s last British governor accuses Beijing of ‘vengefully’ targeting city freedoms

By Raziye Akkoc On June 30, 1997, Britain’s last governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten left Government House for the final time, struggling to contain his emotions as the “Last Post” played and the Union flag was lowered. The 25th anniversary is approaching of that rainy day and the midnight handover to China on July … Read more

Second phase of consumption vouchers to be disbursed in August, Hongkongers who intend to leave city not eligible

Hongkongers who have left or intend to leave Hong Kong permanently will not be eligible for the second phase of the consumption vouchers, the remaining HK $ 5,000 of which will begin to be disbursed on August 7. The forthcoming round of payouts will also see non-permanent residents who are eligible to become one – … Read more

First test train to use a new signalling system on the Northern City Line

The testing of the new digital signalling on the Northern City Line has commenced with the running of the first Great Northern train between Finsbury Park and Moorgate under the new system. The testing is carried out with a Great Northern Class 717 train and marks an important milestone in a project that will ultimately … Read more

How These City Of London Dragon Boundary Markers Ended Up In The USA

Image: Ken Lund via Wikimedia Commons Down by London Bridge, just off London Bridge Road, before you get to the London Bridge Shopping Center, you’ll find four City of London dragon boundary markers dotted about. Nothing odd about that – London Bridge is, after all, at the edge of the City. Except these four dragons … Read more

Shanghai students to return to school, as Chinese city slowly emerges from lengthy Covid-19 lockdown

Shanghai schoolchildren will gradually resume some in-person classes in June with daily Covid-19 tests, the local government said Thursday, as the Chinese metropolis gradually emerges from a lengthy lockdown that brought it to a standstill. The country has been fighting its worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic, with the epicentre Shanghai banning … Read more

Ales Aplenty, Street Food And Live Music: City Beerfest Is Back!

This is a sponsored article on behalf of City Beerfest. Photo: Patrick Staub City Beerfest is back this summer, offering an irresistible choice of over 30 different beers, tasty street food and banging Louisianan music – all in a seriously impressive setting. Sip on ales and beers from breweries around the UK and further afield … Read more

Hong Kong police remove ‘ghost bike’ memorial to cyclists who died on city roads

Hong Kong police have removed a “ghost bike” that was tied to a railing in Prince Edward to honor cyclists killed on the city’s roads. A “ghost bike” was placed near a busy road in Prince Edward to commemorate riders killed on public roads. Photo: TransitJam. The bike was placed on the side of Lai … Read more

The City Of London Dragons: It’s About Time They All Had Names

Click or tap for larger image. The Square Mile’s dragons have never been named. These are our suggestions. The City of London is guarded by 14 watchdragons. These fearsome beasts stand over the major routes into the City, and are 3D representations of the dragons that feature on the City’s coat of arms. In all … Read more