30 April 2017

Hong Kong

  • Parents tend to overreact to their children's emotional and learning problems when almost all kids may experience them. Photo: Internet

    Avoid medicalizing kids’ learning problems

    - Apr 28, 2017 5:33pm
    As a psychiatrist, I often meet schoolchildren with learning, emotional or behavioral problems. Nowadays, if a child is performing badly, falling behind in class, displaying poor learning attitudes and disobeying their teachers, society would tend to...
  • Una got a flash of inspiration from her daughter after whom she named her restaurant. Photo: HKEJ

    Korean mother conquers Hong Kong with home-style cooking

    - Apr 28, 2017 5:32pm
    There are a lot of Korean restaurants that people in Hong Kong can choose from but only a few are recommended by the prestigious Michelin Guide. Kelly’s Cape Bop is one of them. Since its opening...
  • Regular consumption of unhealthy food such as snacks with high sodium and cholesterol content is one factor that may lead to chronic kidney disease, which in turn increases cardiovascular risk. Photo: Internet

    Chronic kidney disease increases cardiovascular risk

    Apr 28, 2017 5:32pm
    It’s quite well known that the “three highs” – high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood glucose – are risk factors for developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. These factors are also linked to chronic kidney disease (CKD)....
  • The wet market in Tsuen Wan offers shoppers a lot of choices because of its sheer size. Photo: HKEJ

    Why Hong Kong public markets are disappearing

    - Apr 28, 2017 5:31pm
    For many years, Hong Kong’s food culture has featured in quite a number of public markets but it’s a pity to see them shrink either in number or size thanks to the government’s urban planning. I...
  • A typical smartphone user taps on the device more than 30,000 times a day. Muscle fatigue is more common among those who like to play online games while on the go. Photo: Reuters

    Using smartphone too much could give rise to ‘trigger finger’

    - Apr 28, 2017 5:30pm
    In this digital era, many people can hardly put down their smartphone or tablet, finding themselves devoting huge chunks of their time to texting, browsing through social media or playing mobile games. Did you know that...
  • Members of the police's elite Counter Terrorism Response Unit are seen at a recent drill. Hong Kong is stepping up security ahead of VIP arrivals for July's  handover anniversary celebrations. Photo: GovHK

    Police tap elite anti-terrorist squad, big guns for VIP visits

    Apr 28, 2017 3:56pm
    The Hong Kong Police Force has tapped its elite Counter Terrorism Response Unit (CTRU) to serve as the core security squad for top mainland officials and other dignitaries who will attend the official celebrations marking the...
  • Kwok Kin-wai holds the kitten after rescuing it from a busy road. The cat was later adopted by a volunteer (right). 
Photos: Facebook/Kwok Kin Wai Kevin

    Fireman praised for saving kitten on busy road

    Apr 28, 2017 12:14pm
    A fireman is being hailed as a hero for running into the middle of a busy road to rescue a helpless kitten. Tens of thousands of netizens swamped Kwok Kin-wai’s Facebook page with “likes”, calling him...
  • A Japanese TV station reports the missing Hong Kong tourists (inset). Murodou Station in Tateyama prefecture is the starting point for the magnificent Yukino Outani (above) or Snow Valley. Photos:,

    No-show by Hong Kong tourists in Japan hotel a false alarm

    Apr 28, 2017 11:15am
    Two Hong Kong women who went missing while traveling to a mountainous area in Japan have been found safe — after they caused local police a lot of trouble. The duo, in their 30s and both...
  • John Tsang mostly opted for online channels, including his personal website and social media platforms such as Facebook, to promote himself during the recent CE election. Photos: Facebook/John Tsang

    John Tsang spent HK$10.2 mln on CE campaign with focus on ads

    Apr 28, 2017 10:46am
    Former financial secretary John Tsang Chun-wah spent a total of HK$10.17 million (US$1.3 million) on his unsuccessful chief executive election campaign, with more than half of the money spent on advertisements. Campaign expenditure figures submitted to...
  • Sixtus Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching are facing charges over their attempt to barge into a meeting of the Legislative Council last November. Six security guards were injured in the incident. Photos: Now News, HKEJ

    Youngspiration duo unlikely to plead guilty to new charges

    Apr 27, 2017 4:00pm
    Disqualified pro-independence lawmakers Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching were arrested at their homes on Wednesday in connection with their attempt to barge into a meeting room at the Legislative Council last November. The two...
  • The suspect (inset) is led away by the police after his arrest. He confessed to robbing three 7-Eleven stores including this one in Sham Shui Po. Photo:

    Police arrest 7-Eleven axe robber

    Apr 27, 2017 3:25pm
    Police have arrested a Vietnamese man on suspicion of robbing three convenience stores with an axe. The robberies occurred on April 18, 23 and 25 in Tuen Mun, Sham Shui Po and Mong Kok, respectively, all...
  • Around 52 percent of the shops at the cruise terminal are non-operational, according to the audit report. Photos: HKEJ, Now News

    Kai Tak Cruise Terminal not performing up to par: audit report

    Apr 27, 2017 3:14pm
    There’s a huge room for the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal to improve its operations, the Audit Commission says, noting that the port received only 191 vessels last year, or 30 percent lower than what had been projected....
  • LSD chief Avery Ng (second row, middle) and Demosisto members Derek Lam (second from left, first row) and Ivan Lam (third from left, first row) were among those arrested on charges of unlawful assembly and disorderly conduct. Photo:

    At least 9 arrested over Nov 2016 protest: pro-democracy groups

    Apr 27, 2017 2:43pm
    At least nine activists were arrested on Thursday for their alleged involvement in a protest last year outside Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong, according to two pro-democracy political groups. Demosisto and the League of Social...
  • Leung Chun-ying examines a plan for Guangdong's Greater Bay Area. The project has become a top priority by the outgoing administration. Photo: CNSA

    HK’s mandatory integration with Guangdong a slippery slope

    - Apr 27, 2017 12:53pm
    The development of the Greater Bay Area in Guangdong province is on top of the agenda for outgoing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his allies. Hong Kong’s response has been lukewarm but a veteran pro-Beijing loyalist...
  • A man claiming to be an officer of the Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau called Li at her home in Discovery Bay and accused her of being involved in a criminal case. Photos: HKEJ, internet

    Mainland migrant loses HK$10.3 mln to phone scam

    Apr 27, 2017 11:59am
    A 42-year-old woman, who recently immigrated to Hong Kong from the mainland, lost HK$10.3 million (US$1.32 million) to a phone scam. The woman, surnamed Li, told police she received a call from a man at her...
  • Whether a lady prefers to go Dutch in a date may tell you something about what she thinks or feels about her dating partner. Photo:

    Going Dutch and the psychology of dating

    - Apr 27, 2017 11:53am
    You probably have heard the news about a date between two new friends at a Japanese barbecue restaurant in Mong Kok that ended up in a bitter scuffle and the filing of criminal charges due to...
  • Hong Kong's new agreements with local electricity suppliers strike a balance between interests of the power producers and the public’s demand for lower energy prices. Photo: HKEJ

    New pacts with power utilities: Not perfect but still acceptable

    - Apr 27, 2017 11:44am
    The government recently renewed its “Scheme of Control Agreements” (SCAs) with CLP Power and Hong Kong Electric Company (HEC) under which the permitted rate of return of the two electric power companies has been reduced to...
  • Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital where the latest patient is in an isolation ward in a stable condition. An aedes aegypti mosquito (inset) is responsible for spreading the Zika Virus. Photo: Wikipedia, Reuters

    CHP confirms first imported case of Zika virus this year

    Apr 27, 2017 11:39am
    Hong Kong authorities have confirmed one more imported case of Zika infection, making it the first of its kind this year and the third since its outbreak in large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean...
  • Carrie Lam's team did not go beyond the limit for campaign spending. Expenses included HK$85,000 for campaign T-shirts and HK$300,000 for her Facebook page and video production. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook/Carrie Lam

    Carrie Lam raised HK$18.7 mln for campaign, spent HK$12.58 mln

    Apr 27, 2017 10:57am
    Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who will assume office on July 1, had raised nearly HK$18.7 million (US$2.4 million) for her election campaign. Of the amount, Lam spent just HK$12.58 million on her campaign, less...
  • Guests take an advance look at treasures prior to Wednesday's official opening of the Louvre exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin. Photo: GovHK

    Louvre treasures on display at Hong Kong Heritage Museum

    Apr 27, 2017 8:52am
    Following last year’s sensational Claude Monet exhibition, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is once again the focal point for art connoisseurs. “Inventing le Louvre: From Palace to Museum over 800 Years”, the main exhibition presented by...

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