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Hong Kong Craft Beer: Local Style

by Henry Wong and Sing Lee Hong Kong craft beer brewery, Mak's Beer, has  been promoting their products for half a year. The based brewery's latest offering: "Cantonese beer" which they hope will attract local drinkers. The brewers got their inspiration from Yim Tin Tsai Village, a historic neighborhood in Hong Kong that produces  salt. The ingredients include traditional Chinese herbal tea,  wolfberries and longan fruit. "It's called ‘Cantonese beer' because we want to build a relationship with our community and educate local people on how to appreciate craft beers," said Mark Mak, co-founder of the company. Mak's brewery hosts free factory tours twice a month. Twenty per cent of their beer is offered for free at business and cultural events in order to promote their brand. Mak's beer is not alone. City Brew's beer "Kong Girl", for example, uses the nickname for Hong Kong women in their branding. The Bottle Shop is one of the largest retailers of craft beers  in the city They stock local brands such as Gweilo, Mak's  and Moonzen. " Some of the beers include creative local ingredients such as goji berries and chilies to spice up the drink,"  said Joey Chung Wing-yi , the brand and event manager at the Bottle Shop. But the cost of production is an issue for some of the breweries. Mak's produces 4000 bottles a month and they are priced higher than most commercially available beers. "The competitiveness is about branding and the  craft beer trend in the city," Mark Mak said. Ms Chung at The Bottle Shop believes craft beer market will become as popular as coffee and red wine in Hong Kong. "There is increasing demand for local craft beers and as more bars stock them, locals became more supportive of this emerging industry," according to Ms …

Politics

The Night Before Election - Taiwan Election 2016

  Tsai Ing-wen (Democratic Progressive Party) Tsai Ing-wen, presidential candidate of the DPP, finished her election campaign in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei this evening. Speaking to thousands of supporters, she said their votes will be the first step towards reform. "We are here not to defeat any party. We are here to fight against the dilemma confronted with our country," she said. Democracy, she said, is not just about elections but about people's everyday life. "Go back to your home towns and vote," she told them. "The vote you cast tomorrow will bring a new era in politics, the economy and a new future for Taiwan," Tsai said. By law, election campaigns in Taiwan must end by midnight. The voting will begin at 8 am on January 16.   Eric Chu Li-luan (Kuomintang)  Eric Chu Li-luan of the KMT, who has spent the past two weeks sweeping through rallies across Taiwan, ended his campaign in Taipei this evening, in the city where he is the mayor. Chu visited the eight legislative constituencies in Taipei today and attended a climactic rally in Taichung His final stop was Banqiao Stadium in New Taipei where he's joined by other KMT leaders,including the former vice president Lien Chan. In the rally, Chu admitted that the KMT has made a lot of mistakes. However, he hoped the Taiwan people can give him as well as the KMT another chance He also expressed his view towards the union of the pan-blue camp. "Regardless of whether it is the KMT, the People First Party or the New Party, the pan-blue camp should be united and construct a better Taiwan." Wang Ju-hsuan, 54, the vice president candidate of KMT, said KMT's past policies have protected women by making the sexual harassment prevention law and family …

Youngsters with special needs go for goal in soccer fundraiser

  • 2015-12-08

By Aaron Au and Alvin Kor This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1NDEHy0. Read full story by SCMP reporter at http://bit.ly/1SKEI3f. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.  

Ideal life with community supports at IDEAL

  • 2015-12-06

By Arisa Lai and Julianna Wu.   Charity IDEAL (Intellectually Disabled Education and Advocacy League) help people with intellectual disabilities and their families through training courses, education activities and provide them with community support. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1XSqpej. Read full story by SCMP reporter at http://bit.ly/1Nfrt6M. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.  

Kids in red for charity walk to support OSC

  • 2015-12-03

By Herbert Cheung and Sharon Tang.   Kids dressing in red from Discovery Mind International Kindergarten raise cash for OSC through a charity walk. This video is also published on SCMP at http://on.fb.me/1SxYBdR. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.  

Four-legged friends help disabled teen to run deep and feel liberating

  • 2015-11-30

By ShanShan Kao, Tanya McGovern and Crystal Tse. Eighteen-year-old Paralympic dressage star Natasha Tse Pui-ting gets the feeling of running on a horse. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1TnL1dC. Check full story at http://bit.ly/1IvBScv. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.

Christmas tunes cheer children from silent families as they sing

  • 2015-11-29

By ShanShan Kao and Viola Zhou.   From a hearing impaired family without speech, these children with full hearing or impaired sing their Christmas wishes using both verbal and sign languages. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1Q7nr4T. Check full story at http://bit.ly/1XqvAHu. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.    

Disabled on land, free at the sea: Sailing over disabilities

  • 2015-11-25

By Christy Leung and Viola Zhou.   Sailability offers people with disabilities the opportunity to face new ocean-borne challenges, and sportswoman eyes Paralympics. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1lTQTQK. Check full story at http://bit.ly/1XCAImp. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.  

Cardboard sleigh ride as a team-building challenge

  • 2015-11-23

By Tsui-see Au Yeung and Joanna Wong Ho-yan. Participants build and drag homemade cardboard sleighs at first Operation Santa Claus Sleigh Ride Challenge. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1NiDdVn. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.  

Squash players dress up and keep running for charity campaign

  • 2015-11-22

By Catherine Chen and Sharon Shi.   Wing Ding participants dress up for the tournament playing 11 non-stop squash games in a bid to raise HK$1 million for the Operation Santa Claus charity campaign. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1HDdI5a. Read full story at http://bit.ly/1NFPxVX. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.