21 July 2018

Hong Kong

  • Always be grateful and embrace positive emotions. This will help us relax and fall asleep easily at bedtime. Photo: Reuters

    Gratitude journal: a powerful cure for insomnia

    Jul 20, 2018 5:48pm
    Hong Kong is known for the fast-paced and stressful lifestyle of its people. Many of those who live in this busy city are often sleep-deprived, poorly rested or insomniac. When their sleeping pattern is often disrupted, people...
  • Eczema is not an incurable disease. Once identified, it should be taken care of with professional help for the best treatment and recovery. Photo: Reuters

    Everything about eczema

    - Jul 20, 2018 5:30pm
    Eczema has been widely discussed and more noticeable since the unfortunate case of an eczema patient killing her parents and herself. Eczema is a common skin condition which happens to various age groups but is more...
  • More people are now bothered by insomnia. All over the world, the number of hours of sleep that people are having is declining, according to a recent study. Photo: Reuters

    Insomnia and night terror

    - Jul 20, 2018 5:15pm
    Insomnia does not only refer to not being able to fall asleep. People who have difficulties naturally falling asleep or remaining deeply asleep are also sufferers of insomnia. We sleep and we dream. Sweet dreams are...
  • A 42-year-old man was charged with one count of wounding before a  Kowloon City Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. Photo: HKEJ

    Man, 42, charged with wounding ex-girlfriend’s lover

    Jul 20, 2018 4:41pm
    A 42-year-old man has been charged with wounding after he seriously injured his former girlfriend’s lover in a scuffle. A Kowloon City Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday that the defendant, surnamed Shum, had dinner with his...
  • The hanging scroll printing "Fish" by Bada Shanren is among the major masterpieces of ancient Chinese art from Ho Iu-kowng’s collection that has been donated to the Museum of Art. Photo: HK Museum of Art

    Family of late tycoon Ho Iu-kwong donates art treasure to museum

    Jul 20, 2018 4:01pm
    The family of the late philanthropist Ho Iu-kwong has donated an art collection comprising 355 items, including ancient Chinese paintings and calligraphy, to the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The art treasure, estimated to be worth...
  • Pointing to test results that showed that lead content in water samples was within the limit set by the WHO, authorities have dismissed fears in relation to drinking water safety at Kwai Tsui Estate. Photos: CNSA, Internet

    WSD assures safety of water supply at new housing estate

    Jul 20, 2018 3:13pm
    The Water Supplies Department (WSD) has confirmed that the drinking water supplied to a new public rental housing estate in Kwai Fong meets the standard, with tests done on some samples proving that it is safe...
  • Deploying the illusory concept of 'national security' to clamp down on the HKNP amounts to violation of the constitutional rights of the party convenor Andy Chan (inset), civic and political groups argue. Photos: RTHK, HKEJ

    Groups call for demonstration over govt’s planned HKNP ban

    Jul 20, 2018 1:50pm
    Multiple civic groups and student unions expressed strong concerns over the government’s proposed ban on the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), saying the planned clampdown amounts to curbing free speech and other constitutional rights.  A...
  • Liberal Party's Felix Chung said the MPF contribution adjustment will cost the business sector an extra HK$5.4 billion a year. Photo: HKEJ

    MPFA seeks to raise income, contribution levels for pension fund

    Jul 20, 2018 1:16pm
    The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) has proposed an increase in the income limits and maximum level for MPF contributions, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. Under the proposed changes, the maximum income level will be adjusted...
  • Mercedes-Benz has won a license to test Level 4 self-driving vehicles on Beijing roads. Photo: Reuters

    Driverless cars: Do they have a future in Hong Kong?

    - Jul 20, 2018 11:54am
    Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, noted in a conference in Hong Kong last week that Mercedes-Benz became the first non-Chinese firm to obtain a license for testing autonomous vehicles on...
  • The government can introduce a licensing system for the car-hire service market, which would give the public more choices while sparing Uber drivers the fear of falling into legal traps. Photo: Reuters

    Time to review outdated laws that bar ride-hailing apps

    - Jul 20, 2018 11:32am
    Earlier this week, 28 Uber drivers were convicted of providing car-hire services without permits at the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts, and were fined between HK$3,800 and HK$4,500. In his ruling, Magistrate Joseph To Ho-shing said the...
  • Former Chief Executive Donald Tsang and his wife Selina arrive at the High Court on Friday. Photo: Reuters

    Donald Tsang loses appeal but jail term reduced

    Jul 20, 2018 11:29am
    Former Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was sent back to jail on Friday after the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against his conviction for misconduct in public office, but his jail term was cut from...
  • In a paper submitted to the Legco on Wednesday, the government outlined new proposals aimed at curbing bad behavior and poor service by taxi drivers. Photo: HKEJ

    Details unveiled on demerit system for rogue taxi drivers

    Jul 20, 2018 10:16am
    The government is pressing ahead with plans to introduce a demerit points system for taxi drivers to curb offenses such as overcharging or refusing a face.  The Taxi Driver-Offence Points System will record demerits on 11 cabbie...
  • A woman says she had to receive medical help from a hospital after a visit to a beauty center. The lady lodged a police complaint saying she may have received a fake collagen shot. Photos: HKEJ, TVB News

    Woman accuses beauty center of ‘fake’ collagen shots

    Jul 19, 2018 4:44pm
    Police are looking into a complaint from a woman who says she was taken for a ride by a beauty center after she had sought collagen treatment. On Wednesday, a 31-year-old woman called the police, saying...
  • The XPower charger that caught fire  was produced in the mainland in 2015 but its production has stopped since 2016. Photo: Internet

    Man suffers burns after mobile charger bursts into flames

    Jul 19, 2018 2:14pm
    A Chinese-made power bank with a Hong Kong brand caught fire while being charged in the wee hours of Wednesday, causing its owner to suffer burns to his finger and face. The incident took place inside a...
  • Hong Kong National Party convenor Andy Chan is said to have an elaborate plan on how to achieve independence for the territory. Photo: Reuters

    HKNP leader reveals 700 pages of documents used in call for ban

    Jul 19, 2018 1:46pm
    The Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), which was formed in 2016 with an objective to push for Hong Kong independence, should be banned sooner rather than later as a precaution, according to police documents that made...
  • Hong Kong government is facing questions over its proposal to ban the Hong Kong National Party on national security grounds. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt gears up for legal battle over HKNP ban

    - Jul 19, 2018 11:23am
    Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu dropped a major political bombshell on Tuesday as he announced that he has decided, on the advice of the police’s assistant societies officer, to invoke Article 8 of the Societies...
  • Inequalities in wealth and opportunities, and disruptive new technologies, are posing a big challenge to many societies. Photo: Bloomberg

    Middle-class: The uphill struggle

    - Jul 19, 2018 9:22am
    Most people in the world, especially Hongkongers, tend to believe in a fairy-tale formula. Everyone tries their best to get into an elite school at a young age, and find a job in a big company...
  • Policymakers must now have the courage to shut the market to all except Hong Kong identity card holders, or at least use tax and other measures to make the Hong Kong market no longer attractive to outsiders. Photo: HKEJ

    Why Hong Kong’s property bubble won’t burst anytime soon

    - Jul 19, 2018 9:02am
    If you think Hong Kong’s insane property market will magically find sanity one day, don’t hold your breath. You will only suffocate. Forget that dream about owning a flat anytime soon. It will remain a dream...
  • Uber expressed disappointment at the ruling, calling it "a setback to Hong Kong becoming a smart city". Photo: Bloomberg

    28 Uber drivers fined, govt urged to keep up with technology

    Jul 18, 2018 5:03pm
    Twenty-eight Uber drivers were found guilty of providing for-hire transport services without permits, and were fined between HK$3,800 and HK$4,500, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The drivers, aged 22 to 60, were among those arrested in...
  • A male recruit constable at the Hong Kong Police College (inset) is in stable condition at Queen Mary Hospital after a firearms accident during a training session on Tuesday. Photos: HKEJ, HK Police

    Policeman suffers gunshot wound from own weapon during training

    Jul 18, 2018 4:28pm
    A recruit constable at the Hong Kong Police College suffered gunshot wound to his thigh after a firearm accidentally went off during a training session on Tuesday. The incident is said to have taken place sometime...

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