15 December 2017

Hong Kong

  • Membership of democrat organizations is most definitely not the key to high office in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

    Quit the democrats, land a job!

    - Dec 15, 2017 6:00pm
    One of the surest ways of being appointed to high office in Hong Kong is to abandon membership of a pro-democracy party and either join the government and or sign up to a pro-establishment party. Without...
  • Real-life social settings are the best place for children to practice their social skills. Photo: Reuters

    Social skills training for kids

    - Dec 15, 2017 5:49pm
    When primary school children exhibit poor social skills and feel discomfort interacting with others, parents are confronted with the task of seeking ways to improve the kids’ condition. Strengthening children’s language skills and etiquette can help...
  • When sleeping, it is better to lie on your back to avoid having a stiff neck. Photo: Bloomberg

    How to avoid having a stiff neck

    - Dec 15, 2017 5:32pm
    Many people wake up with a stiff neck when they do not keep themselves warm in bed during winter. The pain is caused by prolonged tightening of neck muscles, followed by spasms, inflammation or dislocation of...
  • Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau urged the youth to seize the moment as time waits for no one. Photo: Reuters/Internet

    Andy Lau awarded honorary doctorate by Shue Yan University

    Dec 15, 2017 3:05pm
    Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau Tak-wah has received an honorary doctorate from Hong Kong Shue Yan University for his outstanding achievements in the field of entertainment circles and contributions to the city. At the university’s 43rd...
  • Carrie Lam attends a signing ceremony in Beijing Thursday on an arrangement between China’s NDRC and Hong Kong government in relation to the Belt and Road Initiative. Lam remained tight-lipped about a meeting she had with Zhang Xiaoming (inset) earlier in

    Carrie Lam keeps mum after long meeting with Zhang Xiaoming

    Dec 15, 2017 2:17pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor remained tight-lipped about the meeting she had with Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Chinese State Council’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, in Beijing on Thursday, declining to reveal what specific...
  • Consumer Council chief Gilly Wong (inset, right) says there have been many cases that suggest that some agencies are too lax in the verification process for domestic helpers coming to work in Hong Kong. Photos: HKEJ, Internet

    Foreign maid agencies must fix service deficiencies: watchdog

    Dec 15, 2017 1:09pm
    Employment agencies that help local families recruit foreign domestic helpers need to do a much better job, Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog said on Thursday, pointing to multiple deficiencies in the agency services. Unveiling the findings of...
  • Financial Secretary Paul Chan is very cautious about making any change to Hong Kong’s tax regime, and rightly so. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong must keep a cool head in face of US tax overhaul

    - Dec 15, 2017 11:24am
    Recently the US Senate passed a sweeping tax reform plan proposed by the Donald Trump administration, a move that could encourage capital worldwide to flow back to the United States. Given that, there is growing concern...
  • Using more advanced technology in the workplace requires additional, well-developed skills, such as advanced data analysis, interpretation skills, and decision-making skills. Photo: Reuters

    Automation trend: What it means for Hong Kong’s IT professionals

    - Dec 15, 2017 10:44am
    Although Hong Kong has little manufacturing activity, the automation trend, most noticeable in factories, is still having an increasing impact on the job market. Some people are expected to gain from the change, while some may...
  • More than 50 years ago, the Golden Computer Centre in Sham Shui Po was the location of a popular cinema, the Golden Theater. Next year, UA Cinemas will open a movie theater at the site. Photo: Facebook

    Why movie theaters are regaining popularity in Hong Kong

    - Dec 15, 2017 10:32am
    The number of movie theaters in Hong Kong has been falling since the 1980s due to competition from other forms of entertainment such as the television, video games and karaoke. The rampant piracy in the VCD market...
  • It is said that Beijing has prepared a "blessing list" of the names of candidates that it wants to win in election of Hong Kong deputies to the next National People's Congress. Photo: Xinhua

    Rumored blessing list may leave pan-dems powerless in election

    - Dec 14, 2017 2:49pm
    It has been confirmed that the presidium has selected 49 candidates to run in the Dec. 19 election of the 36 Hong Kong deputies to the next National People’s Congress. Ten of those nominated were disqualified. The...
  • Professor Ceajer Chan Ka-keung paid HK$33.93 million for a 1,404-square-foot unit and two parking spots at Amber Garden in Mid-Levels. Photo: Bloomberg/Internet

    KC Chan disregards own warnings about property market risks

    - Dec 14, 2017 2:45pm
    It seems Professor Ceajer Chan Ka-keung, despite his scholarly background, is not dogmatic at all about his own precepts. The former secretary for financial services and the Treasury disregarded his own advice about the property market and...
  • As baby girl Yu-yan battles for her life, a Facebook page has been created to offer support to her distraught family. The picture inset shows Yu-yan being comforted by her mother. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook

    Baby girl lies in coma after operation at hospital

    Dec 14, 2017 2:36pm
    Hong Kong people are praying for a one-year-old baby girl who has slipped into a coma and is fighting for her life after she underwent an operation at a local hospital last Friday. The baby, known...
  • A total of 49 candidates were allowed to run in the Dec. 19 election of Hong Kong deputies to the 13th National People's Congress. Photo: Xinhua

    Only one democrat allowed to run in election for NPC deputies

    Dec 14, 2017 11:34am
    The 19-member presidium will oversees the coming election has announced the list of candidates. Only one aspirant from the pan-democratic camp made it to the list of 49 candidates approved to run in the Dec. 19...
  • Police arrested 24-year-old man suspected of assaulting a woman and ordering her to take off her underwear in Yau Tong before dawn on Tuesday. Photo: HKEJ

    Police arrest man suspected of robbing woman of her underwear

    Dec 13, 2017 4:13pm
    Police arrested a 24-year-old man suspected of assaulting a woman and ordering her to take off her underwear at a deserted parking lot in Yau Tong before dawn on Tuesday. The victim, a 38-year-old woman surnamed...
  • Container homes are increasingly touted as a stopgap solution to Hong Kong’s affordable housing crisis. Photo: Savills

    Could container homes as a housing option work in Hong Kong?

    - Dec 13, 2017 3:37pm
    Drive past Hong Kong’s container terminal in Kwai Chung and it’s a sight to behold: thousands of metal shipping containers stacked atop one another. Most of them hold goods being shipped overseas from China’s factories, but...
  • HK Electric and CLP Holdings say they are forced to raise tariffs in view of increased operating costs and higher fuel prices. Photos: HKEJ

    Power utilities to raise tariffs 1.9% next year

    Dec 13, 2017 2:16pm
    Hong Kong’s power utilities, CLP Holdings (00002.HK) and HK Electric Investments (02638.HK), are set to raise their tariffs by 1.9 percent from January 1. According to announcements Tuesday, the companies are revising their charges due to...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme will also cover red minibuses, residents’ coaches, staff buses and short-distance kaito ferry services. Photos: CNSA/HKEJ/Internet

    Govt adds four more transport services to subsidy scheme

    Dec 13, 2017 12:33pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has announced that the government’s transport subsidy scheme will cover four more transport services to benefit more people, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme...
  • Senior counsel Teresa Cheng in 2008 was elected president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the first ever Asian female to assume the position. Photo: HKEJ

    Teresa Cheng widely tipped to be next justice secretary

    - Dec 13, 2017 11:57am
    Rumor has it that Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung is determined to step down and return to private practice by the end of this month. When Chief Executive Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor took over the reins of...
  • In this digital era, access to computers and the internet is essential for students. Photo: EdUHK

    Give grassroots students an equal learning opportunity

    - Dec 13, 2017 9:45am
    The government is set to pull the plug on the Internet Learning Support Program in August next year, according to media reports. The program, run by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) since...
  • Secretary for Development Michael Wong said the government consultant will not come up with its suggestions on the transport system for Lantau Island until 2019 at the earliest. Photo: ISD/HKEJ

    Development chief dismisses talk of Lantau light rail plan

    Dec 12, 2017 2:20pm
    Secretary for Development Michael Wong Wai-lun dismissed rumors that a light rail system will be built on Lantau Island, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. According to a media report, a government consultant has decided to focus...

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