19 November 2019

Editor Choice

  • Jesus Christ drove out the money changers and merchants who turned the temple into a robbers' den. He was later sentenced to death on the cross. Reverend Peter Koon (inset) urges Christians not to break the law. Photo: Internet

    Did Jesus embarrass the Christians?

    - Nov 17, 2014 4:51pm
    The religious force has played a major role in many social upheavals. It’s probably because the religious sector has a natural inclination towards such values as justice, social responsibility and freedom. Thus, it’s not surprising that the...
  • Two of the pro-democracy banners are shown on lamp posts in Dongguan. Photo: Facebook

    HK activist puts up pro-democracy banners in Dongguan

    - Nov 14, 2014 6:18pm
    A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist has managed to install banners in Dongguan, Guangdong province, calling for universal suffrage. The banners, emblazoned with the words “I want true universal suffrage”, surfaced in the manufacturing town halfway between Guangzhou and Shenzhen....
  • Michael C. Davis (inset) says street protests don't harm the rule of law provided the protesters remain peaceful and follow court orders. Photos: AFP,

    Denial of genuine vote harms rule of law more: Legal expert

    Nov 14, 2014 3:27pm
    The government’s failure to fulfill its constitutional promise to conduct genuine universal suffrage hurts the rule of law more than the civil obedience of Occupy protesters, an expert in constitutional law says. Michael C. Davis, a...
  • Cheerful designs with a serious purpose. Designers of the T-shirts want to keep the spirit of the protest movement alive. Photos: Apple Daily, Facebook

    Mainland T-shirt suppliers allergic to yellow umbrella design

    Nov 14, 2014 1:57pm
    Since the democracy protest in Hong Kong began in late September, T-shirts with the yellow umbrella or yellow ribbon image have become the “in” thing to wear among the city’s young people. The images, of course,...
  • A tourist takes a video of Hong Kong island from the Star ferry. There are very few Asian cities that have more to offer than Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why I like Hong Kong more than any other Asian city

    - Nov 14, 2014 10:55am
    In the past month, I have stopped by a different Asian city every week. My freelance work offers the luxury of traveling while working but that means I am constantly trying to race against time and...
  • Regina Ip is afraid of being photographed in the shower by spy cameras, so she has never visited Taiwan. Photo: HKEJ

    Why Regina Ip is afraid to go to Taiwan

    - Nov 13, 2014 7:22pm
    Now we know why Regina Ip never visits Taiwan. It’s all to do with prying eyes. “I heard that their intelligence people install pinhole cameras in hotel rooms,” Hong Kong’s former security chief was quoted as...
  • Residents of Asia's World City can no longer claim to be more proficient in English than mainlanders, at least those in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

    Shanghainese beat Hongkongers at English

    Nov 13, 2014 12:32pm
    Shanghai has overtaken Hong Kong for the first time as the city in China where adults have the best English. The finding was made in a survey by EF Education First and EF Englishtown of 63 countries...
  • A man who allegedly threw rotten animal organs at media magnate Jimmy Lai (Inset) is held down by pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong's Admiralty district on Wednesday. Photos: Reuters, Apple Daily, CNA

    Jimmy Lai targeted in ‘stinky’ attack at Occupy site

    Nov 13, 2014 11:46am
    Media tycoon and pro-democracy supporter Jimmy Lai was attacked by some men at the Occupy protest site in Admiralty in a bizarre incident Wednesday. A group of men threw rotten animal organs at Lai as he...
  • Alibaba chairman Jack Ma blames Apple Daily's negative reports about China for the anti-Beijing sentiment in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

    Don’t blame Apple Daily for anti-Beijing sentiment in Hong Kong

    - Nov 12, 2014 3:53pm
    Hong Kong returned to China’s sovereignty 17 years ago, but a significant portion of the city’s population has yet to embrace the Communist Party’s rule over the former British colony. Beijing has granted the special administrative...
  • Fewer Hong Kong people are proud of the Chinese national flag and more are wary about the new People's Army according to a survey. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong people pride in Chinese national flag, anthem ebbing

    - Nov 10, 2014 7:30pm
    A growing number of Hong Kong people don’t identify themselves with Chinese national symbols and heritage including the national flag and anthem as well as Putonghua. Also, they are increasingly wary of the People’s Liberation Army...
  • Three of Kenneth Chan's four daughters joined the pro-democracy march bearing lovely smiles. Photo: HKEJ

    Kenneth Chan shows what makes a happy family

    Nov 10, 2014 2:28pm
    The Occupy protests have caused discord and frictions among some families in Hong Kong, with parents and children not seeing eye to eye on the merits of the civil disobedience movement.  Given this situation, it was...
  • Pro-democracy campaigners are urging Britain to stand up more firmly for the rights of Hong Kong people. Photo: EJ Insight

    Activists eye mass sit-in outside British consulate

    Nov 10, 2014 11:37am
    Some netizens are planning to issue a call for a mass sit-in outside the office of the British Consulate-General in a bid to pressure the UK government to stand up for the rights of Hong Kong...
  • A screen grab from the policewoman's Facebook page (left) shows a yellow ribbon. At right, a blue ribbon is pinned to a door in a police station. Photos: Apple Daily, Facebook

    Protest-friendly posts by policewoman fires talk about her fate

    Nov 7, 2014 10:16am
    A Hong Kong policewoman who posted Facebook comments and pictures sympathetic to the street protests has sparked online speculation about her fate. On Thursday, her Facebook and Instagram accounts had been deleted. The pictures showed her...
  • In a world that has been compromised by China's growing influence, Chris Patten dares to speak the truth. Photo: HKEJ

    Chris Patten is a real friend, but what if he’s the only one?

    - Nov 6, 2014 4:12pm
    Among all western politicians, former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten is probably the only one who can speak freely for Hong Kong without being encumbered by political and commercial influence from Beijing. Speaking in the British parliament...
  • Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok (right) said giving donations to the Occupy campaign may be illegal, but legislator Ronny Tong said he is not sure  if there is any law that prohibits private groups from accepting foreign donations. Photos: HKEJ

    Donations for Occupy campaign may be illegal: security chief

    Nov 5, 2014 7:33pm
    Anyone who assists or persuades others to participate in the illegal occupation of streets, including through donations, might be breaking the law, Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said. Speaking at a Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday, Lai said...
  • Hong Kong's last British governor Chris Patten holds a yellow umbrella -- a symbol of the pro-democracy movement in the territory -- which was given to him by Oxford University students during his visit to the campus on Friday. Photo: AFP

    Chris Patten: Britain should push China on HK democracy

    Nov 5, 2014 11:04am
    Britain must push for genuine democracy in its former colony Hong Kong, regardless of what China says, the last UK governor of the territory Chris Patten said. Patten, who oversaw the transfer of Hong Kong to Chinese...
  • Hong Kong Federation of Students aims to send representatives to Beijing to discuss directly with mainland officials issues related to Hong Kong political reforms. Photo: CNSA

    HK student representatives plan to visit Beijing Friday

    Nov 4, 2014 9:54am
    The Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) said it will send representatives to Beijing this Friday, hoping to meet with central government officials and seek their response to the student body’s call to withdraw the decision...
  • Students dig in for a protracted struggle as authorities refuse to budge. Photo: EJ Insight

    Occupy protesters brace for cold weather

    - Nov 3, 2014 7:13pm
    The young and brave protesters of the Occupy campaign have withstood police batons, tear gas and pepper spray, but will they be able to endure the cold weather as winter creeps into Hong Kong? Temperatures in...
  • A policeman uses pepper spray on a protester (left photo) while another holds a man to the ground. (right). Photo: AFP

    Group recalls ‘police brutality’ on horrendous night

    Nov 3, 2014 2:57pm
    Nearly three weeks after it happened, a group of protesters recalled their ordeal at the hands of riot police and their difficulties getting treatment. The 12 protesters said they were beaten and verbally abused by policemen...
  • Robert Chow (inset) says the street protests could last as long as the 1941-1945 Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. Photos:

    Chow under fire for comparing protest to Japanese occupation

    Nov 3, 2014 12:15pm
    A prominent pro-Beijing campaigner is facing withering criticism after he compared the street protests by pro-democracy activists to the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. Robert Chow, a spokesman for the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, said...