25 June 2017

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department officers have often been accused of going too far in enforcing what they see as their mandate. Photo: HKEJ

    This FEHD lunacy must stop right now

    - Jun 23, 2017 6:13pm
    Enough is enough, action needs to be taken right now to rein in the clipboard-wielding Food and Environmental Hygiene Department officials who spend vast amounts of taxpayers’ money terrorizing senior citizens trying to earn a pittance,...
  • Environmental protection is a life-and-death issue that should concern all of us, says Rachel Pang. Photo: HKEJ

    Green living: A former lawyer shows the way

    - Jun 23, 2017 6:00pm
    Rachel Pang Hoi-yan hates it when people ask her why she chose to quit her job as a high-paid lawyer and become an environmental activist. The answer from her is straightforward: environmental protection is a life-and-death...
  • Endurance and resistance training, together with weight-bearing exercise, can enhance bone strength. Photo: Reuters

    Osteoporosis prevention: Things to bear in mind

    - Jun 23, 2017 5:35pm
    Many patients have mixed up ideas about osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, viewing joint pain from the former disease as an outcome of the latter, which is not the case. Osteoporosis is a normal part of the ageing...
  • Beyond Beef, which is 100 percent pea protein, has become popular in the United States. Photo: Green Common

    It looks and tastes like real beef, but a lot healthier

    - Jun 23, 2017 5:32pm
    As I reach middle age, I get more health-conscious and try to improve my diet by eating a lot of vegetables. But I feel that I am just deceiving myself when it comes to Chinese-style vegetarian food....
  • Shad with black bean sauce and bitter melon. Shad meat is fresh and oily, making it not only delicious but also highly nutritious. Photo: baidu

    Fish in season: It’s time to enjoy shad

    - Jun 23, 2017 5:32pm
    When it comes to eating fish in season, there is a Cantonese proverb that says “spring for bream, autumn for carp, summer for shad”. Now as it is already early summer, eating shad is a smart...
  • Fan Ho used his Rolleiflex f3.5 twin-lens camera to capture most of the 'decisive moments' in his life. Photo: Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery

    Chasing shadows in bygone Hong Kong

    Jun 23, 2017 5:31pm
    Fan Ho has made many compromises in his 85 years but almost none in his photography. Born in 1931, Ho was raised as the only son of a well-off family in Shanghai. However, the outbreak of...
  • Teachers, like parents, spend a lot time with schoolchildren and could offer unique insights that would help in the students' progress. Photo: Reuters

    Parents must help schools help their kids with special needs

    - Jun 23, 2017 5:01pm
    Many parents of students with special educational needs struggle to inform the school of their children’s condition. “I am so worried about what would happen if the school knew that my son has SEN (special educational...
  • President Xi Jinping will arrive with his wife Peng Liyuan on June 29 and stay until July 1 to mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China. Photo: Reuters

    President Xi’s three-day visit to Hong Kong ‘confirmed’

    Jun 23, 2017 3:56pm
    President Xi Jinping will have a fully-packed itinerary when he visits Hong Kong for the first time since assuming the presidency in 2013 to mark the 20th anniversary of the city’s return to China. Sources have confirmed...
  • Next Media is reportedly planning to ask some editorial workers to resign and be rehired as outsourced staff. Photo: HKEJ

    Next Media union says outsourcing plan to affect dozens of staff

    Jun 23, 2017 3:49pm
    The workers union at Next Media, the publishing outfit controlled by Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, issued an urgent notice to its members, telling them not to accept any proposals from management to alter their employment status or...
  • Police try to maintain order as passersby argue with FEHD staff who issued an illegal hawking ticket to a housewife who had given vegetables to friends in Tin Shui Wai on Wednesday. Photo: Facebook

    FEHD under fire again for prosecuting housewife over vegetables

    Jun 23, 2017 2:49pm
    Less than a week after public outcry forced it to drop charges against a 75-year-old woman who sold cardboard scraps without a license, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) is under fire again. This time, its...
  • Hong Kong fans hold banners and signs that read "Hong Kong is not China" during the playing of the Chinese national anthem at the 2018 World Cup qualifying match between Hong Kong and China in 2015. Photo: Reuters

    China eyes national anthem law, wants it part of HK Basic Law

    Jun 23, 2017 2:38pm
    China’s legislature is considering enacting a law to ensure the dignity of the national anthem, and Hongkongers will be asked to abide by its provisions or face legal consequences, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. A...
  • Joseph Yam, Ronny Tong and  Kenneth Lau (left to right) are newcomers to the Executive Council. Nine sitting Exco members will remain at their posts for the new administration. 
Photos: HKEJ, HK Government

    Carrie Lam keeps most Exco members, Bernard Chan named convenor

    Jun 23, 2017 2:26pm
    Nine of the existing Executive Council (Exco) members are staying at their posts for the incoming administration of Chief Executive-designate Carrie Lam, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. Newcomers include former Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief...
  • If Xi Jinping comes to Hong Kong for the handover 20th anniversary, it is expected that he will make some community visits and try to reach out to the average citizens. Photo: Reuters

    Will President Xi experience July 1 rally first-hand?

    - Jun 23, 2017 11:59am
    As Hong Kong prepares to mark for the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, there has been much talk that President Xi Jinping will be paying a 4-day visit to the city to celebrate...
  • The new buses will be equipped with 12 USB ports and will offer free internet. Photo: HKEJ

    Meet KMB’s new buses equipped with Wi-Fi

    Jun 23, 2017 11:49am
    Hong Kong’s biggest bus operator unveiled three new-generation double-decker buses on Thursday, aiming to provide passengers with more comfortable seats and better services aboard, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The latest model from Kowloon Bus...
  • Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa said many of the problems in society require at least 10 or 15 years to be solved. Photo: HKEJ

    Tung hopes Carrie Lam will serve two terms as chief executive

    - Jun 23, 2017 11:18am
    Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa said he hopes Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who is set to begin her term as Hong Kong’s fourth chief executive on July 1, can lead the city for another five years...
  • Based on profit alert statistics, the earnings trend is improving, and this suggests the Hong Kong stock market has further upside. Photo: Reuters

    Hang Seng Index to snap 30,000 on better earnings outlook

    - Jun 22, 2017 4:17pm
    The Hang Seng Index has risen nearly 20 percent this year if the dividends are also factored in. The question is, does it have further upside? We can try to answer the question by looking at...
  • When hunger strikes, forget the rules! This is what a group of mainland women apparently thought as they cooked noodles while waiting for a flight at the Hong Kong airport earlier this month. Photos: Internet

    Mainland women spotted cooking noodles at HK airport

    Jun 22, 2017 3:50pm
    Chinese tourists have gained a bad reputation overseas, with the visitors often facing flak for things such as littering, jumping queues and talking loudly.  Now, we have a fresh case of questionable behavior, at least from...
  • The TV screens on the company’s buses will now be mainly used to display passenger information. Photo:

    Roadshow to end broadcast on KMB buses from June 30

    Jun 22, 2017 3:04pm
    Roadshow Holdings Ltd. (00888.HK) will end its advertisement broadcast on Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (KMB) buses from June 30. In a statement in Mid-march, Roadshow said it would not submit a tender for a KMB bus-television...
  • Carrie Lam and her cabinet are promising a new style of governance. But the fact is her government is dominated by sitting ministers and other top officials. Photo: HKEJ

    What to expect from Carrie Lam’s new cabinet

    - Jun 22, 2017 2:50pm
    On the backdrop of the press conference introducing incoming Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her cabinet were the words “Innovative”, “Interactive”, “Collaborative” and “We Care”, “We Listen”, “We Act”. It seems that Lam would like to...
  • The train was later pulled back to Admiralty station for inspection Photos: CNSA, Facebook/MTRailNet

    MTR passengers stranded in hour-long train service disruption

    Jun 22, 2017 2:34pm
    Around 150 MTR passengers were stranded for nearly an hour, with no lighting and air-conditioning, amid a service disruption on the South Island Line on Wednesday morning, Ming Pao Daily reports. An MTR Corporation spokesperson said the...

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