17 November 2017


Hong Kong Economic Journal
  • 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...
  • Only about 1,000 people joined the march, the second lowest turnout since the annual event was launched more than 20 years ago. Photo: HKEJ

    Pre-June 4 march draws lowest turnout in nine years

    - May 29, 2017 10:41am
    A democracy march held on Sunday afternoon to commemorate the victims of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on June 4, 1989 drew the least number of participants since 2008 with only a few students joining the rally,...
  • Secretaries (from left) Paul Chan, Rimsky Yuen and Matthew Cheung are likely to retain their posts under the Carrie Lam administration. Photos: CNSA, HKEJ

    Rimsky Yuen, Matthew Cheung, Paul Chan tipped to stay in posts

    - May 24, 2017 2:42pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, who is due to retire from government service when his term expires at the end of June, is likely to stay on for at least one more year under Chief...
  • The contractor was engaged by the government in  January 2013 to conduct compression tests on samples of concrete to be used in the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge project. Photo: CNSA

    21 contractor employees held for falsifying concrete tests

    - May 24, 2017 2:10pm
    Graft investigators have arrested 21 employees of a civil engineering contractor for allegedly falsifying concrete compression test reports on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge project. The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is holding the group, aged between...
  • Many of the more affordable products made in Hong Kong and the mainland passed the test, with 67 percent and 50 percent of their samples being ranked excellent, respectively. Photo: HKEJ

    Nearly two in five edible oil products sold in HK are toxic

    - May 24, 2017 10:27am
    Nearly two in five edible oil products sold in Hong Kong contain toxic substances, tests show. A biotech company has found that there are toxic substances in nearly 40 percent of oil products sold in Hong...
  • A group of seven pro-democracy lawmakers met with CE-elect Carrie Lam (inset) on Monday, in the first such encounter between the two sides after Lam's victory in the March election. Photos: Facebook/Professionals Guild, HKEJ

    Pan-democratic group says meeting with Carrie Lam went off well

    - May 9, 2017 10:54am
    Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam appears to have made headway in opening a dialogue with the pan-democratic camp and repairing ties as she prepares to take office on July 1. On Monday, Lam met with a group...
  • Only about 1 percent of cars in Hong Kong require 98 RON while the rest can run on 95 RON, a cheaper alternative, according to a study. Photo: HKEJ

    Local car owners forced to use expensive petrol, report finds

    - May 5, 2017 12:47pm
    Hong Kong car owners are forced to use a more expensive type of petrol for lack of choice, according to a study by the Competition Commission. Hong Kong is the only place in the world where...
  • (From left) Chris Patten, Joshua Wong, Martin Lee and Lam Wing-kee were among the speakers at a US Congressional panel hearing on Wednesday. Photos: YouTube

    Hong Kong’s autonomy being eroded, says Patten

    - May 4, 2017 3:45pm
    The “high degree of autonomy” promised to Hong Kong by Beijing has been eroded over the last two decades, Hong Kong’s last colonial governor, Chris Patten, said on Wednesday. Although the worst case scenarios have not...
  • The bridge platform (inset) collapsed, killing two workers and injuring three others. The multi-billion-dollar bridge project has been plaged by accidents. Photo: HKEJ, Facebook/Chow Luen Kiu

    Deadly March bridge accident could have been avoided

    - May 4, 2017 1:31pm
    A deadly accident in March on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai Macau Bridge was caused by a mistake by the contractor and could have been avoided, an investigation has shown. The multi-billion-dollar project has been plagued by at...

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