30 April 2017


Hong Kong Economic Journal
  • Founded by Filipino Chinese Tony Tan Caktiong, Jollibee is the Philippines' largest fast food chain. It has 1,145 outlets around the world. Photo: HKEJ

    Jollibee aims to add 11 outlets in HK in five years

    - Apr 24, 2017 3:10pm
    Filipino fast food chain Jollibee, which has recently opened its fourth outlet in Hong Kong, is looking to add 11 restaurants in the next five years, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. Dennis M. Flores, vice...
  • Several of the bikes were found to have been thrown into the Shing Mun River in Sha Tin. Photos: Facebook/GoBee.Bike, Cable TV

    Hong Kong’s first bike-sharing platform sees bumpy ride

    - Apr 24, 2017 10:43am
    An app-based bike-sharing system, which has gained popularity in hundreds of cities worldwide, has seen a bumpy ride since it was launched in Hong Kong last week, with several of its units found to have been damaged and...
  • China wants Hong Kong to participate proactively in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area development plan. Photo: CNSA

    HK can’t afford to miss Bay Area opportunity: People’s Daily

    - Apr 18, 2017 1:20pm
    The People’s Daily has urged Hong Kong to participate actively in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area development plan, warning that failure to do so could prove costly for the city. In a column posted Monday in...
  • Wang Chau villagers launched fresh protest action Monday over the government's controversial housing development plan. Photo: TVB

    Wang Chau villagers call on Lam to suspend housing project

    - Apr 18, 2017 12:49pm
    Dozens of people from Wang Chau in Yuen Long launched a fresh appeal to authorities to suspend a planned housing project in the area, arguing that the project could leave some villagers homeless. Calling on Carrie...
  • Hong Kong has been relying on Dongjiang River for water supply for over 50 years. Photo: HKEJ

    Lawmaker urges review of Dongjiang River water deal

    - Apr 18, 2017 11:57am
    Pan-democrat lawmaker Helena Wong Pik-wan urged the government to re-examine Hong Kong’s agreement with Guangdong province on water supply, saying the “unequal treaty” has caused the city to waste a lot of money for years, the...
  • In 2015, excessive lead was discovered in the drinking water at a dozen public housing estates, leading to a widespread crisis. Photo: Reuters.

    Legco body slams housing director over lead-in-water scandal

    - Apr 13, 2017 3:36pm
    Director of Housing Stanley Ying should be partly blamed for the government’s poor response to the lead-in-water scandal in 2015, according to a report by the Public Accounts Committee of the Legislative Council. The committee said...
  • Carrie Lam says she will put issues regarding education at the top of her agenda after she takes office on July 1. Photo: Xinhua

    Carrie Lam vows to put education first

    - Apr 13, 2017 3:32pm
    Hong Kong Chief Executive-designate Carrie Lam said she will be busy with preparatory work before she takes office on July 1 and does not see herself interfering in the policies of the sitting government, the Hong...
  • Wu Chi-wai, chairman of the Democratic Party, said government expenditures are unable to help the public share the economic gains while a HK$30 billion plan targeting the elderly and the disabled is short of concrete measures. Photo: HKEJ

    Democrats ready to filibuster budget

    - Apr 13, 2017 3:29pm
    Filibuster of the government’s 2017-18 budget is seen likely after pan-democratic lawmakers criticized it for not being attentive enough to livelihood issues. On Wednesday, the first day of debate on the second reading of Appropriation Bill...
  • Michael Tien said he felt the New People's Party was deviating from its original principles. Photo: HKEJ.

    Michael Tien, Regina Ip trade criticisms after break-up

    - Apr 12, 2017 1:13pm
    Lawmaker Michael Tien said he resigned from the New People’s Party because he felt it was deviating from what it aimed to position itself when he and party chairwoman Regina Ip established it more than six years ago....
  • Hong Kong's Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

    Xi praises Carrie Lam; reminds her of challenges ahead

    - Apr 12, 2017 12:09pm
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday showered praise on Hong Kong’s incoming leader Carrie Lam, describing her victory in last month’s chief executive election as “well-deserved”. At a meeting in Beijing after Lam formally received her...
  • The net support rate for Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam has risen to 2 percent from minus 8 percent, according to a recent poll. Photo: HKEJ

    Carrie Lam’s popularity rises from negative territory

    - Apr 12, 2017 11:41am
    Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam has emerged from negative territory in terms of popularity. Her net support rate as the city’s next leader has risen to 2 percent, according to the latest poll from the University of...
  • The REO said all information in the missing laptops is protected by multiple encryptions. Photo: HKEJ.

    Election office admits missing laptops not put in locked cabinet

    - Apr 11, 2017 1:27pm
    More details have surfaced about the loss of two laptop computers containing personal information on Election Committee members and registered voters. In a document submitted to the Legislative Council, the Registration and Electoral Office (REO), which...
  • The Mong Kok riot, an incident in which people clashed with police and officers from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department who were trying to evict street hawkers, took place on Feb. 9 last year. Photo: HKEJ

    Man found guilty of rioting and arson in 2016 Mong Kok clashes

    - Apr 11, 2017 1:02pm
    A District Court judge has sentenced a man to four years and three months in prison after he was convicted on two charges relating to last year’s rioting in Mong Kok. Yeung Ka-Lun, a 32-year-old technician,...
  • The more negative responses they get during interactions with Cantonese-speaking people, the less willing they are to speak Cantonese. Photo: Reuters.

    Govt should help ethnic minorities on language barrier – Part 2

    - Apr 11, 2017 12:33pm
    While the government should take the initiative to help ethnic minorities in Hong Kong overcome the language barrier that prevents them from getting better education and jobs, one has to admit that learning Chinese is really...
  • Cheng Chung-tai called the police move a political purge intended to create a semblance of peace and order before Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam takes office on July 1. Photo: HKEJ.

    Localist lawmaker charged with flag desecration

    - Apr 11, 2017 11:26am
    A lawmaker from localist party Civic Passion has been asked by the police to turn himself in after he was accused of desecrating the Chinese national flag and the Hong Kong flag. Cheng Chung-tai, 33, said...
  • Legislator Michael Tien decided to quit the New People’s Party, saying that if he stays, he will have to compromise his political beliefs. Photo: HKEJ

    Michael Tien quits New People’s Party over disagreements with Ip

    - Apr 10, 2017 1:22pm
    New People’s Party vice chairman Michael Tien has resigned from the party he co-founded more than six years ago. Tien is scheduled to make a formal announcement on Monday after telling members of the party’s central...
  • DAB's Starry Lee is among the pro-establishment political figures who have said they will offer recommendations for CE-elect Carrie Lam as she sets up her administration team. Photo: CNSA

    Pro-establishment parties to recommend names for Lam team

    - Apr 10, 2017 1:02pm
    As chief executive-elect Carrie Lam is seeking to set up her administration team, pro-establishment parties are preparing to send in recommendations and offer suggestions on possible candidates for various posts. Starry Lee, who chairs the Democratic...
  • About 30 percent of parents hope that their children can get into a band one primary school, suggesting that they care very much about their children’s academics Photo: Bloomberg

    Only 30% of high-income parents spend more time with children

    - Apr 10, 2017 12:43pm
    Higher-income Hong Kong parents are not spending enough time with their children during the work week, according to a survey. Less than 30 percent of parents with a monthly household income of at least HK$50,000 spend...
  • CE-elect Carrie Lam says she has been busy recruiting her team to form the new administration. Photo: Bloomberg

    Carrie Lam to be appointed CE in Beijing on Tuesday

    - Apr 10, 2017 10:11am
    Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam will be officially appointed Hong Kong leader in Beijing on Tuesday. Before Lam left for Beijing Sunday afternoon, she told the media at the airport that she will only brief top officials...
  • Tencent, led by Pony Ma (pictured here), became the world's 10th biggest company for a while this week as its market cap surpassed that of US bank Wells Fargo. Photo: Bloomberg

    Tencent breaks into global top 10 in market cap

    - Apr 7, 2017 4:36pm
    Chinese internet titan Tencent Holdings Ltd. (00700.HK) drew fresh media attention this week as it briefly overtook Wells Fargo Inc. to become the world’s tenth most valuable public company. Tencent saw its shares gain 1.6 percent...

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