20 August 2017

Hong Kong

  • A New York Times op-ed piece called Nathan Law, Joshua Wong and Alex Chow (foreground, from left) “Hong Kong’s first prisoners of conscience”. Photos: HKEJ/NYT

    Nobel Peace Prize for jailed Occupy student leaders: NYT

    Aug 18, 2017 6:55pm
    A New York Times op-ed piece proposes that the three Hong Kong student leaders jailed on Thursday in connection with their fight for democracy be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In an article titled A...
  • If Howard Lam's story is a lie, why did he produce such a lurid tale when there was a high possibility of the truth being uncovered? Photo: Reuters

    Worrying questions surround the Howard Lam saga

    - Aug 18, 2017 6:00pm
    Democratic Party member Howard Lam’s claims of having been abducted and tortured by mainland officials appear shakier by the day but subsequent police action and his arrest for misleading the police also raise a great number...
  • Given that most SEN students are suffering from low self-esteem, some organizations design interest classes from which the kids could master a skill and derive satisfaction. Photo: Heep Hong Society

    Community support services for SEN students

    - Aug 18, 2017 5:32pm
    Home and school are two pillars that support students with special educational needs (SEN). The third is community support services, which have become more readily available in recent years.  If the community is providing children with suitable...
  • Aromatherapy is a study to choose different essential oils according to your body and mental conditions. Some aroma can make you concentrate while others help soothe away stress. Photo: Internet

    Use aromatherapy to enhance your mood

    - Aug 18, 2017 5:31pm
    You may not be well acquainted with how scents affect your mood, but chances are your nose knows. That’s because the sense of smell is processed through olfactory receptors that are directly connected to the limbic...
  • The ideal char siu, or barbecued pork, should be rich in the original aroma of the meat, yet excessive use of artificial coloring and MSG have made most char siu tasteless. Photo: Internet

    Chinese junk food

    - Aug 18, 2017 5:31pm
    I couldn’t help but shake my head in disapproval when I saw an uploaded picture of char siu, aka Cantonese barbecued pork, by my friend on social media. The meat slices had a 5 mm. thick...
  • Excessive use of smartphones and other electronic products leads to complications such as insomnia and finger muscle fatigue. Photo: Bloomberg

    Cell phones: Blessing or curse?

    - Aug 18, 2017 5:30pm
    I hate cell phone addicts who hardly let go of their devices. Although I also handle work and many other tasks on my smartphone, I would not allow myself to be preoccupied with it when I...
  • According to Chinese medicine, prunella herbal tea helps remove heat from the liver. Source: Dayre

    Herbal tea in summer, anyone?

    - Aug 18, 2017 3:27pm
    One profession I would never fancy taking up in my next life is this: Chinese medicine doctor. Well, the prescriptions they dole out can be quite perplexing for patients at times, while on some occasions the...
  • The accident occurred near the MTR Light Rail's Tai Tong Road Stop when a drunk driver rammed his car into four road maintenance workers. Photo: Exploringlife (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

    Driver arrested after hitting road maintenance workers

    Aug 18, 2017 2:35pm
    A young man has been arrested by the police after the car he was driving rammed into four road maintenance workers in Yuen long. The suspect, a 21-year-old surnamed Mok, was charged with drink driving and...
  • The congealed palm oil collected in plastic bags is starting to melt and stink amid the hot weather. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt plans to turn spilled palm oil into biodiesel

    Aug 18, 2017 1:44pm
    Recognizing an economic opportunity from an environmental mishap, the government plans to have the palm oil collected from Hong Kong waters and beaches turned into car fuel, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The oil spill resulting...
  • A street sleeper saw the woman looking depressed at Kwung Tong pier around midnight Friday. She was next seen struggling in the water. Photo: Internet

    Street sleepers save suicidal woman in Kwun Tong pier

    Aug 18, 2017 12:53pm
    Street sleepers succeeded in saving a 65-year-old woman who jumped into the sea off Kwun Tong pier about 5 a.m. Friday. A street sleeper in his sixties, surnamed Ng, hauled the drowning woman with a net...
  • Malaysia and Singapore's co-location deal can point a way out for Hong Kong's dilemma of ensuring transport efficiency while safeguarding the integrity of its own jurisdiction. Photo: Internet

    What we can learn from KL-Singapore co-location deal

    - Aug 18, 2017 12:43pm
    Hong Kong has entered its one-year countdown towards the inauguration of the local section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail, and the government has waged a full-blown PR campaign canvassing public support for the so called...
  • A police van carrying the three young activists leaves the High Court after the sentencing. Photo: HKEJ

    Democrats accuse govt of repression over jailing of activists

    Aug 18, 2017 12:08pm
    Pan-democrats slammed the government over the jailing of three young activists, calling it political repression, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. Overturning a lower court’s ruling, the Court of Appeal on Thursday sentenced Joshua Wong to...
  • Pro-democracy activists (from left) Nathan Law, Joshua Wong and Alex Chow speak to supporters before Thursday's ruling. Photo: HKEJ

    Three Occupy student leaders jailed for six to eight months

    Aug 17, 2017 5:59pm
    In an emotional but expected postscript to the 2014 Occupy Movement, the Court of Appeal on Thursday sentenced three student leaders who kicked off the 79-day pro-democracy protests to prison sentences of six to eight months...
  • Singapore has moved up significantly on the EIU's global livability rankings due to the city's continual improvements in its education system. Photo: Reuters

    HK falls behind Singapore first time in EIU livability rankings

    Aug 17, 2017 5:00pm
    Singapore has surpassed Hong Kong in the annual global livability rankings list compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In the latest report from the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, Hong Kong fell two...
  • Five university students from Japan promote Japanese food products at this year's Food Expo. Photo: HKEJ

    Bargains, special products seen boosting sales at Food Expo

    Aug 17, 2017 3:35pm
    Participants in this year’s Food Expo are generally optimistic about their sales outlook, noting that visitors are likely to spend more than last year because of the tempting bargains. The 28th edition of the annual fair,...
  • The crackdown came after an Instagram account advertised a 'high return and low risk' investment scheme. Investors were lured with small investments in bonds and funds that can yield a 30-40 percent return. Photo: Bloomberg

    Boy, 14, busted in Instagram investment scam

    Aug 17, 2017 3:07pm
    Police busted an Instagram investment scam and arrested 10 people, including a 14-year-old boy, Apple Daily reports. The boy had used his mother’s name to open an account and his father’s passbook to collect proceeds from...
  • Carrie Lam has enjoyed good approval ratings after taking office but she needs to move fast on key issues if she is to build on the early goodwill. Photo: Bloomberg

    Carrie Lam retains her ratings, but hold the applause

    - Aug 17, 2017 3:00pm
    The government continues to face questions over planned joint checkpoint arrangements for the cross-border high-speed rail, but the controversy has so far failed to dent the approval ratings of Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her top...
  • The new flats include 330 units at Chui Ling Court in Tseung Kwan O and 290 at Chui Ming Court in Tuen Mun. Photo: HKEJ

    Housing Society to release 620 HOS flats by October

    Aug 17, 2017 2:39pm
    The Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) will release 620 units under the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) for application by the end of October this year. The new flats include 330 units at Chui Ling Court in Tseung...
  • The Kinnet boasts cutting edge gym equipment and facilities including restaurants serving healthy menus. Photo:

    Wellness center for seniors runs out of steam

    - Aug 17, 2017 1:50pm
    A good business concept does not always work in Hong Kong, no matter how powerful the owner is. Spare a thought for Bernard Chan, convenor of the Executive Council and president of Asia Financial Holdings, which...
  • Emily Lau says she has not known Howard Lam that long but adds he is an honest man. Photo: HKEJ

    Former Democratic party leader defends Howard Lam’s credibility

    Aug 17, 2017 1:45pm
    Emily Lau Wai-hing, former chairperson of the Democratic Party, defended party member Howard Lam Tsz-kin over his claims that he was kidnapped and tortured by mainland security agents. The allegations came to light during a press...

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