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Dining Etiquette in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, communal eating is essential to everything from family life to concluding business deals. Here are a few rules and customs worth following to make sure you end up with food—and not your foot—in your mouth.

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Identity and the Foreign Population in Hong Kong

Dual nationalities in Hong Kong are a product of a city that is proud of its multicultural past. Learn more about the history and interaction of locals and foreigners in the city, including the effects of language barriers.

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What is the Social Climate in Hong Kong?

If the American dream is based on the pursuit of happiness, the Hong Kong dream is based on the pursuit of success—ambition and hard work are the keystones of life here. Learn more about a society that very much believes in bettering oneself, as well as what to expect when you visit.

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The Quick & Easy Guide to Hong Kong Festivals

Hong Kong has long been a stronghold of Chinese culture and its traditional festivals are celebrated with energy, color, and lots of noise. Resident and author Rory Boland gives an overview of Hong Kong’s festivals, from Chinese New Year to the Hungry Ghost Festival.

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Hong Kong Regional Travel: Bus or Boat?

According to author Rory Boland, skip the bus and set your sights on the water. Here is some helpful information about traveling by ferry, one of the more enjoyable (and often most efficient) ways to explore the region.

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A Shifting Shoreline: Hong Kong Land Reclamation

With land prices responsible for much of the Hong Kong government’s pocket money and some of the most densely populated neighborhoods on the planet, it’s not surprising that the government continues to reclaim land.

View of the cityscape across Hong Kong Harbor on a day with voluminous clouds in the sky.

Weather and Seasons in Hong Kong

Hong Kong enjoys a sub-tropical climate and four distinct seasons that follow those of the Northern Hemisphere, albeit with some noticeable differences. Here’s an overview of seasonal weather in Hong Kong.

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Is Living in Hong Kong Right For You?

Few destinations bristle with as much promise and potential as Hong Kong. Synonymous with ambition, success, and adventure, the city has proved irresistible to swashbuckling entrepreneurs and curious globetrotters for generations.