26 March 2017


Hong Kong Economic Journal
  • A total of 1,194 Election Committee members will decide today whether John Tsang (left), Carrie Lam (middle) or Woo Kwok-hing (right) will be Hong Kong’s next chief executive. Photo: HKEJ

    CE election: Weighing the candidates’ platforms

    - Mar 26, 2017 6:00am
    The 2017 Chief Executive Election is taking place today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Wan Chai. The first round of voting is scheduled for this morning at 9 a.m., during which the...
  • John Tsang drums up support for his chief executive bid during a campaign event in Tai Wan last Saturday. Photo: Facebook/John Tsang

    Tsang to go on bus tour, hold rally in final CE campaign push

    - Mar 24, 2017 11:52am
    Chief executive contender John Tsang will hold a rally Friday evening in Central in a final campaign push ahead of Sunday’s contest for Hong Kong’s top job.  The rally, which is expected to draw hundreds of...
  • Food and Health Secretary Ko Wing-man (inset) is facing questions over the government's response to the Brazil tainted-meat scandal. Photos: HKEJ

    Govt accused of not doing enough amid Brazilian meat scare

    - Mar 23, 2017 1:58pm
    Hong Kong authorities are facing criticism over their response to Brazil’s tainted-meat scandal, with critics accusing the government of not doing enough to halt sales of potentially unsafe imported products. Questions have been raised as to...
  • The existing formula for setting fares will remain unchanged, but the MTR has introduced several relief measures. Photo: HKEJ

    MTR agrees to lower fare increase by 0.6 percentage point

    - Mar 22, 2017 3:45pm
    The MTR Corporation (MTRC) will keep its existing fare setting formula, despite strong public demand for an overhaul after seven straight years of fare hikes. However, the rail operator will lower the fare increase by 0.6...
  • Supermarkets in Hong Kong have pulled Brazilian meat and poultry products from their shelves following a food safety scandal in that country. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt bans import of Brazilian meat amid tainted-food scandal

    - Mar 22, 2017 10:29am
    Hong Kong authorities announced Tuesday a ban on imports of Brazilian meat and poultry products following a food safety scandal in the South American country.  In a statement, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the...
  • Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said the rates for the scheme are similar to those in Taipei and Seoul. Photo: HKEJ

    Solid waste charging scheme seen hard to enforce

    - Mar 21, 2017 2:50pm
    The proposed Municipal Solid Waste Charging Scheme is intended to encourage people to reduce the amount of garbage they produce. Well and good. But how do you enforce it? How do you penalize those who fail...
  • John Tsang (inset) has the backing of 98 percent of democrats on the Election Committee. Photo: HKEJ

    Nine in 10 democrats pledge to support Tsang

    - Mar 21, 2017 10:25am
    An alliance of more than 300 Election Committee members from the pan-democratic camp has announced that almost all its votes would go to former financial secretary John Tsang in the chief executive election this coming Sunday,...
  • Carrie Lam, John Tsang and Woo Kwok-hing (from left) appear at their second and final debate organized by the Election Committee before the March 26 chief executive election. Photo: RTHK

    John Tsang: Carrie Lam will have low legitimacy if elected

    - Mar 20, 2017 11:12am
    Former financial secretary John Tsang said Carrie Lam, his key rival in the race for Hong Kong’s top job, will be a “three-low” chief executive if she wins, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. During the...
  • Hui, Mak, Sit (bottom inset, from left) are the first to be convicted of rioting in cases related to the 2016 Mong Kok clashes. Photos: HKEJ,

    Three found guilty of rioting during 2016 Mong Kok clashes

    - Mar 17, 2017 11:06am
    A Hong Kong court on Thursday found three people guilty of rioting in a case related to the violent incidents that took place in Mong Kok in February last year. The District Court ruled that the...
  • The sodium content of fried noodles with spare ribs and preserved vegetables exceeds the WHO daily upper limit by 1.5 times. Photo: HKEJ

    Study lists restaurant dishes with high sodium content

    - Mar 16, 2017 2:51pm
    Hongkongers are consuming too much salt, especially when they choose meal-on-one-plate dishes, a recent study showed. The Consumer Council and the Center for Food Safety conducted the study on 10 popular, if affordable, meal-on-one-plate dishes offered in 10...
  • Richard Li said whoever assumes Hong Kong's top post must be able to ease divisions and conflicts in society. Photo: HKEJ

    Richard Li backs Carrie Lam as Hong Kong leader

    - Mar 16, 2017 2:32pm
    Hong Kong businessman Richard Li Tzar-kai has come out in support of former chief secretary Carrie Lam in the chief executive election. Li, chairman of telecommunications giant PCCW Ltd. (00008.HK), told the Hong Kong Economic Journal...
  • Companies in northern Lantau are participating in the job fair to recruit more workers amid growing business opportunities in the district. Photos: HKEJ, Airport Authority

    Lantau firms offer handsome packages to hire 5,500 staff

    - Mar 15, 2017 1:06pm
    A group of companies based in the northern part of Lantau Island is hiring as many as 5,500 people as it seeks to profit from business opportunities brought by development plans in the area. Members of...
  • Stephen Chan's bahavior did not cause any loss to TVB but benefited it instead, according to a Court of Final Appeal ruling. Photo: HKEJ

    Former TVB chief wins seven-year court battle

    - Mar 15, 2017 11:17am
    Former TVB general manager Stephen Chan has been cleared of corruption by Hong Kong’s top court, ending a legal battle that began more than seven years ago, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. In a unanimous...
  • CPPCC chairman Yu Zhengsheng, in his amended work report, calls on Hong Kong deputies to help in promoting national education in schools. Photos: CNSA, Xinhua, CPPCC website

    CPPCC wants HK members to promote national education in schools

    - Mar 14, 2017 11:53am
    The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China’s top political advisory body, has told its members from Hong Kong to promote national education in local schools, a move aimed at eliminating the idea of Hong Kong...
  • Some existing premium taxi operators (inset) are said to be losing money. But some operators say they will invest in a premium service to prevent 'outsiders' in the industry. Photos: HKEJ

    Commuters back premium taxi service: survey

    - Mar 10, 2017 4:37pm
    Premium taxi fares could start at HK$32 to HK$36 under a trial scheme being proposed by the government, with 600 taxis earmarked for the pilot project. The scheme will allocate the vehicles to three exclusive franchise...
  • Tha patient underwent cataract surgery in Tseung Kwan O Hospital. Days later, he contracted bacterial infection which forced doctors to remove his right eye. Photo:

    Cataract patient, 92, has eye removed after bacterial infection

    - Mar 10, 2017 2:45pm
    A 92-year-old man had an eye removed just days after undergoing surgery for cataract in Tseung Kwan O Hospital. The patient developed serious complications when he contracted a bacterial infection, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports....
  • i-Cable is mulling alternative financing or business restructuring after its parent company said it won't provide additional funding. Chairman Stephen Ng (inset) has failed to offer reassurances to employees. Photos: HKEJ

    i-Cable faces survival questions as Wharf halts further funding

    - Mar 10, 2017 10:56am
    Cable television provider i-Cable Communications Ltd. (01097.HK), which has been suffering losses for many years, is facing questions about its survival as it could run out of cash unless it finds a new investor.  The firm...
  • The Blue House flats range from 629 to 880 square feet, with rentals between HK$22,644 and HK$31,680 per month. Photo: HKEJ

    Revamped Blue House cluster in Wan Chai in high demand

    - Mar 9, 2017 2:18pm
    The Blue House cluster of historical buildings in Stone Nullah Lane in Wan Chai has received more than 50 applications from prospective tenants in just one month, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. A dozen flats...
  • John Tsang (left) is the choice of 41.2 percent of the respondents in the latest HKEJ survey, followed by Carrie Lam, 34.3 percent, and Woo Kwok-hing, 11.8 percent. Photo: HKEJ

    John Tsang still top choice, but Carrie Lam will win: HKEJ poll

    - Mar 9, 2017 10:15am
    Former financial chief John Tsang Chun-wah remains the top choice of Hongkongers in the chief executive race, the latest public opinion survey commissioned by the Hong Kong Economic Journal shows, but most people believe his key rival...
  • Hong Kong companies have been found wanting when it comes to elevating women to board-level positions, a study shows. Photo: HKEJ

    HK firms slow in rectifying gender imbalance in boardrooms

    - Mar 8, 2017 3:28pm
    As the world marks the International Women’s Day, a study has shown that Hong Kong is not doing well in terms of improving the gender imbalance in corporate boardrooms. According to non-profit organization Community Business, female...

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