20 August 2017


Hong Kong Economic Journal
  • ICAC Director of Investigation (Government Sector) Ricky Yu (center) poses for a picture with inspectors Winnie Lee (left) and Hazel Law. Photo: HKEJ

    120 witnesses, 6-year probe: ICAC sheds light on Hui-Kwok case

    - Aug 7, 2017 7:07pm
    Hong Kong’s anti-graft investigators have for the first time revealed details of their painstaking and multi-year probe that led to the convictions of former chief secretary Rafael Hui, former Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Thomas Kwok...
  • After months of rest, it appears former financial secretary John Tsang could no longer fight the itch to return to the spotlight. Photo: HKEJ

    Tsang can’t afford to remain wishy-washy

    - Jul 27, 2017 9:45am
    Ever since the chief executive election in March, former financial secretary John Tsang has retired totally from public life. However, after months of rest, it appears he could no longer fight the itch to come back....
  • Mourners attend a memorial for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo in Tamar Park Wednesday evening, the seventh day of his passing. Photo: EJ Insight

    Liu Xiaobo and his somber reminder of the West’s hypocrisy

    - Jul 20, 2017 1:05pm
    Liu Xiaobo had always been a perverse intellectual in the eye of the Chinese Communist Party, but he was eventually rendered incapable of resistance by terminal liver cancer. His body was hastily cremated less than two...
  • Parents and society should listen to students, especially those struggling through an emotionally tumultuous period. Suicide does not occur without any indication. Photo: Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong

    What parents should know about student suicides

    - Jul 14, 2017 5:35pm
    There has been a rise in student suicides in the city in recent years. More than 60 youngsters took their lives between September 2015 and April this year, or an average of three students each month....
  • The critically-acclaimed Infernal Affairs trilogy is hailed as a magnum opus among Hong Kong crime movies. It premiered in 2003 amid a brief resurgence of local productions. Photo: Handout

    Hong Kong cinema: Depicting the changing realities of a city

    - Jul 14, 2017 5:30pm
    The peaks and troughs of the Hong Kong cinema follow the script of reality, which in turn is written by the ebb and flow of the social and political climate. Following a booming decade, the city’s film...
  • Strong China sales growth and cost reduction helped Nike achieve 19.1 percent profit gain in the latest quarter. Photo:  Reuters

    Nike steps up online push with Amazon deal

    - Jul 3, 2017 4:36pm
    Nike, the world’s largest footwear maker, has confirmed a partnership with Amazon. Nike unveiled on Thursday a pilot program to sell certain products on the tech giant’s online platform. Nike chief executive Mark Parker said the...
  • Ricky Wong says entrepreneurs must forgo 'work-life balance' if they want to be successful. Photo: HKEJ

    Ricky Wong to HK youths: Roll up your sleeves and stop carping

    - Jun 27, 2017 4:19pm
    Hong Kong Television Network Ltd. (01137.HK) chairman Ricky Wong said Hong Kong has plenty of opportunities waiting to be tapped. He told the Hong Kong Economic Journal that young people are complaining when they are not...
  • Incoming Chief Executive Carrie Lam could be a good leader if only Beijing would let her do her job, according to former chief secretary Anson Chan. Photo: HKEJ

    Anson Chan: Liaison Office should let Carrie Lam do her job

    - Jun 26, 2017 1:25pm
    Beijing should strive to realize universal suffrage in the territory to win back the hearts of many Hongkongers who have lost their faith in the “one country, two systems” principle, former chief secretary for administration Anson Chan...
  • Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa said many of the problems in society require at least 10 or 15 years to be solved. Photo: HKEJ

    Tung hopes Carrie Lam will serve two terms as chief executive

    - Jun 23, 2017 11:18am
    Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa said he hopes Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who is set to begin her term as Hong Kong’s fourth chief executive on July 1, can lead the city for another five years...
  • Looking for certification labels on the products is the only way to make sure if they are organic or not. Photo: HKEJ

    Many HK consumers buy organic products blindly, survey shows

    - Jun 21, 2017 9:57am
    A growing number of Hong Kong consumers associate organic products with healthy food, but a recent survey finds that many of them lack the ability to discern whether the products they buy are indeed organic. The...
  • CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. chairman Li Ka-shing said previously that he could choose to step down any time he likes and believes his retirement will have little impact on the conglomerate. Photo: HKEJ

    Li Ka-shing says no specific retirement plan yet

    - Jun 20, 2017 2:56pm
    In response to reports that CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. (00001.HK) chairman Li Ka-shing is planning to retire next year, the company’s spokesman told the Hong Kong Economic Journal that Li is in perfect health and he...
  • There are 14,000 doctors practicing in Hong Kong at present, but there will be a shortage of 1,000 by 2030, the government said. Photo: Reuters

    Govt forecasts shortfall of 2,700 doctors and nurses by 2030

    - Jun 15, 2017 1:36pm
    The Food and Health Bureau (FHB) has forecast a shortfall of 1,000 doctors and 1,700 nurses in Hong Kong between now and 2030, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. Other healthcare professionals, such as physiotherapists, and optomerists,...
  • Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam blamed the loss of the computers on the lack of awareness of workflow and personal data protection among the REO staff. Photo: HKEJ

    Some REO staff may be disciplined over theft of computers: Tam

    - Jun 14, 2017 1:09pm
    The loss of two laptop computers containing information on some 1,200 Election Committee members and 3.78 million registered voters in late March suggested those who were directly involved in it could face disciplinary action, Secretary for Constitutional...
  • About two in 10 workers currently earn less than HK$11,000 a month, and at least 610,000 of them can benefit from the new policy as overtime compensation is not yet specified in their contracts. Photo: HKEJ

    Labor groups slam govt decision on standard working hours

    - Jun 14, 2017 11:00am
    Labor groups denounced a government decision to set the monthly wage threshold for standard working hours at HK$11,000 (US$1,410), saying the amount is too low to protect most of the grassroots workers, the Hong Kong Economic Journal...
  • Cyclist Sarah Lee, snooker queen Ng On-yee, boxer Rex Tso and swimmer Stephanie Au are some of the rising stars that redefine Hong Kong’s sports scene 20 years after the handover. Photo: Facebook

    Hong Kong sports stars never fail to impress

    - Jun 13, 2017 2:19pm
    When people talk about local sports stars during the handover two decades ago, windsurfer Lee Lai-shan would doubtless come top of the list. Lee won the first Olympic gold medal for Hong Kong in 1996. Her...
  • A study has found that the government's mental health policy for children and youths has been seriously deficient for 20 years. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt urged to improve mental health policy for children

    - Jun 12, 2017 11:46am
    Two pediatric groups are urging the government to tackle problems in Hong Kong’s mental health policy for children and youths, saying it has been “seriously deficient” for 20 years. The Hong Kong Paediatric Society and the...
  • Failing to transform its economy sufficiently and come up with new growth engines, Hong Kong has seen its GDP, as a proportion of China's economy, shrink substantially over past two decades.

    HK vs China GDP: A sobering reality

    - Jun 9, 2017 11:50am
    Hong Kong’s economy relative to China’s gross domestic product (GDP) has fallen from a peak of 27 percent in 1993 to less than 3 percent in 2017. In 1997, when Britain handed the city back to...
  • The CUHK student union said it will no longer participate in June 4 events because the Tiananmen incident no longer holds significance for Hong Kong's young generation. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook/CUSU

    CUHK student union calls for end to June 4 events

    - Jun 5, 2017 2:52pm
    The annual mourning over the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre should come to an end, and Hong Kong people should focus instead on local social movements, the student union of the Chinese University of Hong Kong...
  • The Education Bureau said the new curriculum on the teaching of Basic Law is not meant to be an alternative to national education. Photo: GovHK

    New school guidelines issued on teaching of Basic Law

    - Jun 2, 2017 3:12pm
    The Education Bureau has issued new curriculum guidelines requiring secondary schools to introduce 51 hours of teaching on the Basic Law over a three-year period, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. Under the guidelines published on...
  • Shell Hong Kong blamed the incident on 'procedural error' during an oil pipeline maintenance work. Photo: HKEJ

    Customs probes complaint over water mixed with petrol

    - Jun 2, 2017 1:34pm
    Customs authorities are investigating a case in which a vehicle was sold petrol mixed with water at a Shell station. The vehicle owner said his car broke down after leaving the station and that he was...

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