27 March 2017

Hong Kong

  • The advantage of risk equalization over high risk pool is that it can help achieve the main objective of the VHIS without involving public money. Photo: GovHK

    A different approach for the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme

    - Mar 27, 2017 4:34pm
    According to the Consultation Report on the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) released in January, the government has decided to postpone the setting up of a high risk pool backed up by government funding until its financial...
  • A day after Carrie Lam (inset) won the chief executive election, police are poised to arrest Occupy leaders including (from left) Reverend Chu Yiu-ming and Professors Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man. Photos: HKEJ, TVB

    Occupy leaders told to report to police, arrests expected

    Mar 27, 2017 3:32pm
    A day after Beijing-backed Carrie Lam won Sunday’s chief executive election, police are poised to arrest several leaders of the 2014 Occupy Movement, public broadcaster RTHK reports. Lam said she doesn’t think incumbent Chief Executive Leung...
  • Hong Kong is not alone in seeing growing economic and social divisions, but the city faces some unique challenges. Photo: Bloomberg

    What Hong Kong must do to stay ahead

    - Mar 27, 2017 2:15pm
    Much of the discussion and debate about Hong Kong’s future in recent years has come back to one pessimistic assumption: the city’s best days are over. This assumption feeds into the uncertainty and distrust we see...
  • The taxi driver opened the door next to the passenger, drove off and made a sudden right turn, throwing off the woman. Photos: Google Maps, Apple Daily

    Woman tossed out of taxi after driver refuses to give ride

    Mar 27, 2017 2:05pm
    Police are looking for a taxi driver who refused to give a ride to a female passenger and tossed her out of the car in Wan Chai in the early hours of Saturday. The passenger, a...
  • Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam said she, too, wants more democracy but “why don’t we start with the easier subjects first?” Photo: HKEJ

    China makes Hong Kong election a mere formality

    - Mar 27, 2017 1:40pm
    As expected, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor triumphed in Sunday’s election, winning 777 votes from the 1,194-member Election Committee to become Hong Kong’s next chief executive. She will be the first woman to lead Hong Kong since...
  • Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam won Sunday's election with 777 votes, a number that has some nasty connotations in Hong Kong. Photos: Reuters, Google

    Welcome aboard Carrie Lam’s 777!

    - Mar 27, 2017 1:11pm
    Call it fate. There was little doubt in Hong Kong and mainland China that Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Beijing-backed candidate, would win Sunday’s election, breaking the glass ceiling by becoming the territory’s first female chief...
  • Shek O Road has seen a second serious accident in a month involving a bicyclist. Photo: Google Maps

    Frenchman, 29, dies after bike-car collision in Shek O

    Mar 27, 2017 12:56pm
    A 29-year-old French cyclist died on Sunday following a head-on collision with a car in the southeastern part of Hong Kong Island. The victim, who was identified as Hugo, was riding his bike to Shek O...
  • Dipendra Rai is a well-known Nepalese artist and ballpoint pen specialist. Photo: Tim I Gurung

    How one Gurkha’s son sets an example for his community in HK

    - Mar 27, 2017 12:56pm
    Whenever I get into a conversation with locals, with taxi drivers for instance, I always hear the same stereotypical comments about Gurkhas in Hong Kong, which I find totally unfair and misguided, and most of my...
  • John Tsang acknowledges supporters. He said Hong Kong should stay hopeful and keep on dreaming. Photo: Facebook

    John Tsang: My wish is for Hong Kong to stay hopeful

    - Mar 27, 2017 12:53pm
    Despite his high popularity, former financial secretary John Tsang only secured 365 votes from the 1,194 members of the Election Committee and was defeated by his key rival, former chief secretary Carrie Lam, in Sunday’s chief...
  • Tat Ming Pair is using David Bowie's song Heroes to encourage Hong Kong people in their fight for true democracy. Photo: Facebook/Universal Music Hong Kong

    How Bowie’s Cold War song should inspire Hong Kong

    - Mar 27, 2017 11:36am
    In their concert in Hong Kong last week, Hong Kong’s outspoken singing group Tat Ming Pair used David Bowie’s song Heroes to tell Hong Kong people that “we are all heroes for securing our future and...
  • Shoppers at Langham Place had anxious moments on Saturday as an escalator suddenly malfunctioned, sending people crashing to the ground. Photos: YouTube

    Two technicians arrested after mall escalator accident

    Mar 27, 2017 10:43am
    Two technicians from Otis Elevator Co. (Hong Kong) were arrested on Sunday in connection with a shopping mall escalator accident in Mong Kok over the weekend that left 18 people injured.  The technicians were taken into...
  • Carrie Lam  captured about  67 percent of the vote, winning comfortably over John Tsang and Woo Kwok-hing. Photo: HKEJ

    Lam wins by a wide margin

    - Mar 26, 2017 1:29pm
    Capturing about 67 percent of the vote, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor won the election Sunday to become the first female chief executive of Hong Kong. An Election Committee comprising about 1,200 members voted Sunday morning to...
  • Carrie Lam had secured 771 votes as of 12.40 p.m. The offiial result is expected anytime soon.
Photo: tvb,com

    Carrie Lam set to win CE election

    - Mar 26, 2017 12:50pm
    Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor won election Sunday to become the next chief executive of Hong Kong, according to an unofficial media count. Lam had secured 771 votes as of 12.40 p.m., according to multiple media sources....
  • With the chief executive election under way, a giant yellow banner demanding universal suffrage has reappeared on Lion Rock mountain. Photo: Facebook/League of Social Democrats.

    Democracy banner makes new appearance at Lion Rock

    Mar 26, 2017 9:36am
    A giant yellow banner with the words “I want genuine universal suffrage” surfaced on Lion Rock mountain on Sunday morning, the day of the chief executive election. The banner was put up by the League of...
  • Seeking Hong Kong's top job are candidates (from left) Woo Kwok-hing, Carrie Lam and John Tsang. A candidate must get more than 600 votes to win the election. Photo: HKEJ

    How Hong Kong’s CE election works

    - Mar 26, 2017 7:00am
    Hong Kong’s chief executive election is held every five years.  Under the city’s electoral system, only members of a select Election Committee can vote for the chief executive. The committee has grown from 400 members during...
  • A total of 1,194 Election Committee members will decide today whether John Tsang (left), Carrie Lam (middle) or Woo Kwok-hing (right) will be Hong Kong’s next chief executive. Photo: HKEJ

    CE election: Weighing the candidates’ platforms

    - Mar 26, 2017 6:00am
    The 2017 Chief Executive Election is taking place today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Wan Chai. The first round of voting is scheduled for this morning at 9 a.m., during which the...
  • Carrie Lam has failed to win the hearts and minds of Hong Kong people, but Beijing does not seem to care. Photo: Reuters

    Why it had to be Carrie

    - Mar 24, 2017 7:11pm
    Just in case anyone has forgotten the reason why the public is excluded from participating in the so-called Chief Executive election it is worth remembering, as the grey men have remembered, the outcome of the last...
  • The best croissants are made of genuine Japanese flour and baked immediately when the dough is pretty smooth and ingredients are fully incorporated. Photo: Mandy Lui

    The best way to enjoy your croissant

    - Mar 24, 2017 7:01pm
    Last week I stepped into a Saint Honore cake shop to grab and go with my recent favorite – a coconut bun. But it’s the croissants that caught my attention: each one has a note that...
  • Many men drink inadequate amounts of water, exposing them to various health risks, particularly urinary system problems. Photo: Thrillist

    Here’s why you should drink two liters of water a day

    - Mar 24, 2017 7:00pm
    It is age-old wisdom that drinking plenty of water is good for the body. However, it is commonplace for busy people to forget their glass of water or to drink less than enough fluids a day,...
  • Fans voice their support for John Tsang as the chief executive contender undertook a bus tour on Friday in several districts. Photo: Facebook

    Can high popularity save the day for John Tsang?

    - Mar 24, 2017 6:44pm
    Chief executive candidate John Tsang is preparing for a rally in Central as he winds up a hard-fought campaign ahead of Sunday’s election, when 1,194 members of the Election Committee will anoint Hong Kong’s next leader....

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