19 November 2019

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  • A passerby named Ivan (inset) was reportedly beaten by a police officer in Sai Yeung Choi Street. He was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital for treatment. 
Photos: Reuters, Facebook

    Police tighten control of Mong Kok after clearance

    Nov 27, 2014 10:26am
    Hong Kong police are in control of major streets in Mong Kok district after clearing them of protesters in the past two days. After opening Argyle Street to vehicular traffic Tuesday, they continued to dismantle barricades...
  • Video cameramen shoot footage as police clear part of the Mong Kok protest site on Tuesday. Photo: HKEJ

    Police accused of using excessive force during clearance

    - Nov 26, 2014 6:38pm
    Hong Kong police used excessive force when clearing the Occupy sites in Mong Kok Tuesday and Wednesday, Civil Human Rights Front said. Police said the Occupy protesters were engaging in an illegal assembly in Mong Kok but...
  • Police use pepper spray liquid to disperse protesters for the first time since Sept. 28. Photo: HKEJ

    Brute force alone won’t quash Occupy campaign

    - Nov 26, 2014 3:01pm
    With the clearing operations well underway in Mong Kok, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has expressed his fervent hope that the Occupy protest campaign will soon end. He even urged the public to get ready for shopping...
  • Hong Kong authorities are hoping that an upcoming local attraction will help steer people's minds away from the Occupy protests. Photos: Xinhua, AFP

    Ferris Wheel: Is this all that Leung can offer now?

    - Nov 26, 2014 2:46pm
    A giant Ferris Wheel will be the talk of the town when it opens in Hong Kong in about two weeks, potentially pushing the Occupy campaign off the top headlines in local media. Well, that is what...
  • Student leaders Joshua Wong (left) and Lester Shum were arrested in Mong Kok on Wednesday morning. Photo: HKEJ

    Joshua Wong, Lester Shum arrested in Mong Kok

    Nov 26, 2014 12:19pm
    Two key student leaders have been arrested as Hong Kong authorities continue to remove barricades from a protest site in Mong Kok district for a second day. Joshua Wong, convenor and founder of student activist group...
  • Mainlanders 'Zhang Yong' (L) and Xiaoqiao (R) say Hong Kong will lose out if its freedoms get eroded. Photos: HKEJ

    Occupy prompts some mainland youth to ally with HK students

    - Nov 25, 2014 10:35am
    The Umbrella Movement may be losing steam, but the spirit that it has evoked continues to inspire many youth. The democracy activists have also won sympathy from some of their brethren from the mainland, with a...
  • The government is blaming budget overruns in nine major infrastructure projects on rising labor and material costs but industry sources say it has simply taken on too much. Photo: HKEJ

    Infrastructure overspending to cost each HK person HK$22,000

    Nov 25, 2014 10:01am
    Overspending in nine major infrastructure projects will cost each Hong Kong person the equivalent of HK$22,000, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday.   These include the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which has overshot its budget by 55 percent, or HK$8.9...
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    Joshua Wong takes on Fanny Law over emigration comment

    Nov 24, 2014 3:24pm
    A Hong Kong deputy to China’s legislature has criticized student protesters for lack of respect and intolerance for others. Executive councilor Fanny Law, who is also a delegate to the National People’s Congress, told a radio...
  • Rowena Uychiat (inset) is shown during a press conference in May. An employers group wants the government to blacklist domestic helpers who make up charges against their employers. Photos: HKEJ,

    Helper abuse charges thrown out against HK employer

    Nov 24, 2014 2:02pm
    A Hong Kong employer has been cleared of charges she assaulted her Filipino helper and withheld her wages, Apple Daily reported Monday. The case stemmed from allegations of abuse and breach of contract by Rowena Uychiat,...
  • A majority of students recognize their Chinese ethnicity but prefer their Hong Kong identity. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong students have deep dislike of China

    Nov 24, 2014 10:02am
    Hong Kong students born in the 1990s have an entrenched dislike of mainland China and are keenly aware of their identity, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Monday.  One reason is that China is too focused...
  • A Filipino man died of an apparent heart attack after riding a roller-coaster at Ocean Park Thursday. Photos:, Apple Daily

    Philippine tourist dies after ‘Mine Train’ ride at Ocean Park

    - Nov 21, 2014 7:29pm
    A 63-year-old Philippine tourist died of an apparent heart attack after riding the “Mine Train” roller-coaster at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park on Thursday, Apple Daily reported. The male tourist arrived at the theme park with a...
  • President Benigno Aquino III was pressed by Lee Kwok-keung (inset) on the sidelines of last year's APEC summit in Indonesia over the 2010 Manila hostage crisis. He has been blacklisted by Philippine immigration authorities. Photo: Xinhua, Now TV

    Hong Kong TV journalist barred from Philippines

    Nov 21, 2014 2:31pm
    A Hong Kong TV journalist who was expelled from the APEC summit in Jakarta last year after confronting Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, has been refused entry to Manila. Eric Lee Kwok-keung, a cameraman for Now...
  • Chris Patten said China's allegation that foreigners were behind the pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong was a "slur" on a "wonderfully principled" movement. Photo: Internet

    Stand up to China, Patten tells US panel

    Nov 21, 2014 9:40am
    Hong Kong’s last British governor Chris Patten said countries should not be afraid to stand up to China over democratic rights in the territory. Speaking before the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China on Thursday, Patten said it was ridiculous...
  • Many domestic helpers find that they have to put in some work even on their weekly day off, says a union activist. Photo: Bloomberg

    Domestic helpers short-changed on holidays: union

    Nov 20, 2014 3:01pm
    Domestic workers can file for compensation if they are deprived of holidays, a union activist pointed out, citing a recent case where an employer agreed to settle a compensation claim.  If a helper has been deprived...
  • Actor Wong Cho-lam proposes to his girlfriend Leanne Li during TVB's anniversary celebrations on the same night newcomer HKTV launched its internet channel. Photo: TVB

    Why TVB should be made to fight for its money

    - Nov 20, 2014 12:17pm
    Who cares about a marriage proposal made for television? Apparently, a lot of Hong Kong people do. So, when actor-comedian Wong Cho-lam went on bended knee to ask for his beauty queen girlfriend’s hand in marriage, they...
  • In the first week of the Occupy protests, a bus was used as a message board for members of the public to express their views in Mong Kok. Photo: EJ Insight

    HK tops list of world’s most inspiring cities

    Nov 20, 2014 10:58am
    Hong Kong has topped Good magazine’s list of the world’s 50 most inspiring cities. The magazine’s second annual Good City Index celebrates the cities that best capture the elusive quality of “possibility”. It defines this as “the...
  • Syed Kemal Shah Bokhary (left) says the student protesters are the future of Hong Kong. Photos: HKEJ

    Top HK judge breaks silence over protests, backs students

    - Nov 20, 2014 10:19am
    A senior Hong Kong judge has broken his silence over the ongoing street protests, saying the student activists who are driving them are the future of Hong Kong. In an interview with a Hong Kong Shue...
  • Many young professionals choose to live in Hong Kong despite having to stay in tiny flats and work overtime every day. Photo: Briyen (Flickr)

    Tough to live and work in HK, but what makes it a big draw?

    - Nov 19, 2014 1:56pm
    Hong Kong actress Michelle Reis was said to have complained once that her flat was too cramped for all her wardrobe and got a huge villa a week later as a present from a tycoon. The...
  • Many students are reluctant to abandon their quest, feeling that they have little to show for their efforts. But that is not true. Hong Kong is now very much in the world’s consciousness, largely due to the students’ efforts. Photo: AFP

    Protesting students have achieved more than they think

    - Nov 18, 2014 8:16am
    In the 1980s, when China’s paramount leader Deng Xiaoping introduced the concept of “one country, two systems”, people in many foreign countries were skeptical that it could be done. China proved them wrong. Ironically, now, after...
  • Baptist University Vice-Chancellor Albert Chan (inset) on Saturday refused to hand a certificate to a student who carried a yellow umbrella onto the stage. Photo: Student Press of BU

    Umbrella row mars Baptist U graduation ceremony

    - Nov 17, 2014 7:17pm
    Some Baptist University students boycotted Vice-Chancellor Albert Chan at a graduation ceremony on Monday by not accepting certificates from him, RTHK reported. Some students gave the boycott call after Chan refused to hand over a certificate to...