Chinese authorities are cracking down on dissenters by refusing to issue new passports to Tibetans, exacerbating existing tensions in Asia.
The Tuen Ng Festival on 23 June is celebrated by racing elaborately-decorated dragon boats in waterways across the Chinese territory, as well as with glutinous rice dumplings.
From 10 to 13 January, the Bicycle Film Festival is making a pit stop in Hong Kong, with bike-themed films, events and a 12km ride to raise the profile of the sport in the city.
The practice of transforming ice into something beautiful has been around for thousands of years, and wows travellers today with impressive sculpting competitions around the world.
The 2013 Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau awarded the city new stars for everything from French to Japanese cuisine.
Starting 17 May is ART HK 12, an international art fair that this year will play host to 266 galleries from 39 countries.
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