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Mainland mothers in Hong Kong

The issue of mainland Chinese mothers coming to Hong Kong to give birth is much in the news lately, with some people hoping new chief executive Leung Chun-ying will take steps to limit the number of beds available to mainland mothers. I thought it was a good time to excerpt this story from Yeeshan Yang’s book Read more

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Money for Nothing

Robert Wang spoke about Hong Kong’s tycoons on RTHK Radio 3′s “Money for Nothing” programme. The show’s name is a nice reflection of something top tycoon Li Ka-shing once said to the author: “Robert, there is so much money lying on the ground, I don’t have the time to bend down and pick it all up.”

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New memoir is a best-seller

Robert Wang’s Walking the Tycoons’ Rope got off to a great start — No. 1 on the South China Morning Post’s best-sellers list on its first week of release. Well done Robert, and we hope it stays there!

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Online Q&A with author Jonathan Chamberlain

Goodreads is hosting a readers’ Q&A with Hong Kong best-selling author Jonathan Chamberlain.

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Please welcome Jonathan Chamberlain to our Q and A discussions. He is a writer who has been hijacked by life. ...Read more

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New book: Walking the Tycoons’ Rope

Author Robert Wang spoke about his new book on Radio 3 yesterday, and you can now listen to the int...Read more

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Book excerpt: The Heritage Hiker’s Guide to Hong Kong

I’m very pleased to note that The Heritage Hiker’s Guide to Hong Kong has been revised and reprinted in a new edition; and even more pleased that it has been named Susan Blumb...Read more

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Book signing, May 19th: Don’t Joke on the Stairs

Come and hear from longtime Lantau resident Cecilie Gamst Berg as she ploughs through the non-stop surreal-fest that is today’s China, stopping occasionally to ruminate about the travails of trying to make Cantones...Read more

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Singapore availability

Since the start of this year, our books have been available in Singapore (and Malaysia) through Select Books, a company which specialises in books from all parts of Asia. (It’s my dream to one day open a similar bookshop in Hong Kong). The timing is good, as several of our recent and upcoming titles have Singapore connections.

Select Books’ store can be found at 51 Armenian Street, Singapore 179939. Gazetted as a national monument, the building has historical signifi...Read more

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Recap: Meet the authors in Hong Kong

Blacksmith publisher Pete Spurrier was among four writers who shared their insights with Hong Kong members of the Asian American Journalists Association on the evening of April 3. Pete has written guidebooks to Hong Kong, while the other authors — Cameron Dueck, Michelle Yu and Blossom Kan — have written travelogues and novels, so there were different perspectives and a lot of variety ...Read more

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A story of Fries and Mayo

A guest blog post from business veteran Jack Leblanc, whose entertaining book Business Republic of China is now available on Kindle, Nook and other e-readers!

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Once upon a time Mr. Mayo, a smart businessman who headed a three-generation-old Eu...Read more

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