17 January 2017

Hong Kong

  • Roxy Theater (inset) in its heyday. The space is now occupied by CEO Neway, a karaoke bar. Photos: HKEJ,

    Roxy Theater is back after 40 years

    - Jan 17, 2017 3:13pm
    Before Causeway Bay became a world shopping paradise, it was a Broadway or a West End. Nearly a dozen theaters showed movies or Cantonese operas at Lee Theater or Palace Theater in the golden days before...
  • All junior high schools should spend 51 hours teaching the mini constitution over three years, according to the Education Bureau. Photo: HKEJ, CNSA

    Education Bureau criticized for new Basic Law requirement

    Jan 17, 2017 2:53pm
    Education authorities are under fire for demanding that secondary schools spend more time teaching the Basic Law. The Education Bureau told a briefing Monday that it has decided to revise the secondary curriculum and that all...
  • A shoplifting suspect (inset) is taken away for questioning by security personnel. Police found around 500 pieces of stolen clothing items in a hotel room of a Mongolian group. Photos:

    Mongolians arrested after shoplifting spree in Tsim Sha Tsui

    Jan 17, 2017 2:46pm
    Two Mongolian nationals, aged between 34 and 41, were arrested on Sunday after they were caught red-handed during an apparent shoplifting spree in Tsim Sha Tsui.  The thieves, a man and his female companion, were apprehended...
  • Paul Chan has been one of the worst performing senior government officials in the Leung administration. According to a recent survey, his performance was rated as "mediocre". Photo: HKEJ

    Why Paul Chan was picked to replace John Tsang

    - Jan 17, 2017 1:55pm
    Anyone with a poor track record and connected interests like Paul Chan is bound to raise questions about his suitability to be Hong Kong’s financial chief. Chan was confirmed to the position by Beijing after he...
  • The collision occured at an intersection near Argyle Street in Mong Kok. A crash helmet exemption certificate issued by the Transport Department

    Sikh motorcyclist killed in Mong Kok collision

    Jan 17, 2017 12:31pm
    A 61-year-old Indian man was killed after his scooter collided with a delivery bicyle in Mong Kok. The man, surnamed Singh, died from serious head injuries. He was not wearing a helmet, Sing Tao Daily reports. ...
  • Carrie Lam says she should not be judged by the performance of the current aministration, which is not perfect. Photo: Bloomberg

    Carrie Lam:I’m running because I deeply love Hong Kong

    Jan 17, 2017 10:56am
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has announced her candidacy for Hong Kong chief executive, saying she wants to be chosen as the city’s leader through a fair and just election, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. “I...
  • Carrie Lam has a record of going back on her words and skipping standard consultation procedures, critics say. Photo: HKEJ

    Carrie Lam: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

    - Jan 17, 2017 10:32am
    At first glance, December 9, 2016 was a very exciting and uplifting day for the people of Hong Kong, as it was on that day Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced that he will not seek a...
  • John Tsang's resignation has been accepted by Beijing more than a month after he put in his papers. Photo: Bloomberg

    Beijing approves Carrie Lam, John Tsang resignations

    Jan 16, 2017 4:03pm
    Beijing has approved the resignations of Chief Secretary Carrie Lam and Financial Secretary John Tsang, clearing the way for the two officials to run in Hong Kong’s upcoming chief executive election. Citing an official statement, public...
  • Carrie Lam poses for a photo op during a hike in Tai Tam (left). John Tsang (right) enjoys tofu rice with roast pork in Wong Tai Sin. Photos: Facebook/Bernard Chan, John Tsang

    John Tsang is back for two-horse race

    - Jan 16, 2017 3:26pm
    The race is on. Beijing is expected to approve the resignation of Carrie Lam and John Tsang, paving the way for their respective candidacies in the chief executive election. The race seems skewed in favour of...
  • Some of the candies were found to have a “best before" date of December last year (right). Others had a "best before" date of Aug. 3, 2016. Photo:Facebook/afterbeststillgood

    120 boxes of gummy candies dumped in Yuen Long

    Jan 16, 2017 3:13pm
    Netizens moved to save dozens of boxes of gummy candies abandoned in a Yuen Long dumpster because they are past their “best before” dates. A Facebook page left a geo tag location and a notice that...
  • Kowloon Hospital has come under scrutiny after a mentally challenged young patient was sexually abused by four other inmates. Photo: HKEJ

    Sexual assault on 17-year-old boy at hospital triggers alarm

    Jan 16, 2017 2:43pm
    Hong Kong authorities will review security and surveillance measures at the city’s public hospitals following news that a 17-year-old male patient was sexually assaulted at a healthcare facility.  Health Secretary Ko Wing-man said he will hold...
  • Most schoolchildren have developed negative feelings toward homework. Photo: New Kid Centre, Facebook/不願小朋友成為功課奴隸

    Over 70% of students don’t like homework, survey says

    Jan 16, 2017 1:56pm
    More than seven in 10 schoolchildren have negative feelings toward homework while the majority of parents believe students should be given a break from homework once in a while, a survey showed. The survey was conducted...
  • Nearly 100 volunteers joined the cleanup campaign, gathering as many as 190 bags of garbage at Tung Lung Island. Photo: Facebook/Action for Pleasant Nature

    Parents, kids join cleanup drive at Tung Lung Island

    Jan 16, 2017 11:57am
    A two-day cleanup campaign at Tung Lung Island, off the tip of Clear Water Bay Peninsula, has helped remove as many as 190 bags of garbage, mostly styrofoam containers and plastic bottles. Nearly 100 volunteers, with...
  • The double-decker bus lies on its side after ramming into a concrete barrier. Of the 18 injured passengers, 13 were still in the hospital as of Sunday. Photos:

    One dead, 18 injured after double-decker bus flips over

    Jan 16, 2017 10:40am
    A Citybus double decker flipped over to its side in Kowloon on Saturday night, killing one passenger and injuring 18 others on board. The driver, surnamed Man, 61, was arrested for dangerous driving causing death. He...
  • Carrie Lam was born in 1957, the Year of the Rooster. Coincidentally, 2017 is also the Year of the Rooster according to the Chinese zodiac. Perhaps the Chinese Zodiac can shed some light on her winning strategy and odds in the CE race. Photo: HKEJ

    Carrie Lam’s ‘divine’ hotline

    - Jan 16, 2017 10:03am
    After months of rumors over her intention to run for Chief Executive, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam finally put us out of our misery on Thursday last week by announcing that she had tendered her resignation. And...
  • Women power: (From left) Carrie Lam, Audrey Eu and Regina Ip. The pan-democratic camp can field a candidate like Eu not to win but to use the election to argue the democrats' case in full. Photo: HKEJ

    To vote or not to vote – that is the question

    - Jan 13, 2017 6:53pm
    Having scored quite a remarkable success in the largely rigged election committee polls, the pan-democrats, who account for a quarter of the committee’s membership, are faced with an exquisitely difficult choice of what to do now....
  • Steps 1 and 2 of the stretching exercises. Photo: HKEJ

    Stretching exercises to reduce your belly fat

    - Jan 13, 2017 6:03pm
    Fats, or lipids, are among the three main macronutrients, along with carbohydrates and proteins, that our body needs. The breakdown of triglycerides, one of the common forms of fats, could yield double the energy per gram...
  • Parents line up their children for all sorts of extracurricular activities, hoping that they can have a head start, beating others “at the starting line”. Photo: HKEJ

    Time to blow away the mindset that winning is everything

    - Jan 13, 2017 5:38pm
    In Hong Kong, we are born and raised with the mindset that winning is everything. Parents line up their children for all sorts of extracurricular activities, hoping that they can have a head start, beating others...
  • Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori says he was inspired by his pet goldfish. That's when he began to examine his life. Photo: HKEJ

    Japanese artist finds beauty in resin for goldfish creation

    - Jan 13, 2017 5:36pm
    Born in Aichi prefecture, a renowned goldfish breeding ground, Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori thought his works were great until he saw the beauty of the fish. It was a turning point. “I brought it home from...
  • The success of STEM education cannot be achieved in schools alone. Close cooperation is needed between the government, academia and technology enterprises. Photo: HKEJ

    Why Hong Kong is falling behind in STEM education

    - Jan 13, 2017 5:35pm
    The Hong Kong Gifted Education Summit and Exhibition last December attracted educators and policymakers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Israel, Japan, South Korea, mainland China and Taiwan. They shared their policies and school...

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