Kate Whitehead

Hong Kong-based journalist

A lesson in laid-back

Ever more Spanish people are being drawn to the city as interest in the country’s food, culture and language blossoms. But can Hongkongers ever really learn to relax and have fun like the Spanish can?

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  • North Korea

    Harvard’s Dr John Park tells Hong Kong audience intelligence shows sanctions against North Korea have provided opportunities for Chinese companies to deal with Pyongyang, helping the Kim regime develop its missile programme

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  • Mind of a serial killer

    The crimes of Hong Kong’s first serial killer were so shocking that a female forensic scientist was removed from the case and only men were allowed to serve on the jury

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  • Just can’t get enough

    One rehab clinic operating in Hong Kong has recorded a 30 per cent increase in the number of people seeking help for sex addiction – and counsellors believe hook-up apps, such as Tinder, are to blame

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  • Luxury on the waterfront

    Hongkongers will be familiar with The Upper House, the hotel in Pacific Place that opened in 2009 and propelled Andre Fu into the big league. He has worked on a string of luxury hospitality projects in the years since and among key completions this year is the Kerry Hotel, the first new hotel on the…

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  • FinTech in Hong Kong

    The application of technology in financial services has risen dramatically in a matter of a few years. Can Hong Kong become a leading “fintech” hub? Henri Arslanian of PwC explains why the city is well positioned to support such development

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  • “I was a bit feral”

    Emma Lock, who can be seen in horror film The Human Centipede II, walked SPCA rescue dogs, her eyes all swollen, as a teen, beat a fur allergy by surrounding herself with pets and spurned acting for a career with giant bats, snakes and owls

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  • Her place in the world

    Korean-American author Han explores the interrelation of different cultures in her new book of short stories, and says it is through writing that she finally found her own place in the world – and made peace with it

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  • Rob Wagemans

    Founder Rob Wagemans’ designs are changing perceptions of how hotels, shops and now a Hong Kong residential tower should be

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