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Hong Kong’s kung fu culture has declined as the city has become safer and more expensive

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
oaring rents have pushed out training studios, there are fewer instances of violence from criminal organizations, and leisure tastes have changed with the rising popularity of video games and other forms of martial arts, such as Thai boxing and judo.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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