Date
23 August 2017

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  • Labour Party chairwoman Suzanne Wu Sui-shan says she decided to resign from her post and quit the party after careful consideration. Photo: HKEJ

    Labour Party chief resigns

    Aug 23, 2017 6:14pm
    Labour Party chairwoman Suzanne Wu Sui-shan has resigned and quit the party, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The party’s secretariat received Wu’s written notification saying she decided to resign as the party’s chair and quit the...
  • Security officers are seen through a gate as they stand guard on Civic Square outside the Central Government Offices. Photo: Bloomberg

    Can reopening of Civic Square win over young people?

    - Aug 23, 2017 5:05pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam has been considering the reopening of Civic Square to show her administration’s willingness to engage the public and differentiate herself from her predecessor Leung Chun-ying. But after the decision by the Court...
  • A protester dressed as a judge and holding a mask of Chinese President Xi Jinping stands outside the Court of Final Appeal during a protest against the jailing of pro-democracy activists on Sunday.  Photo: AFP

    Crime and punishment

    - Aug 23, 2017 4:21pm
    When I was a Recorder of the Crown Court of England and Wales, I regarded sentencing as a minefield and the most complex of my duties, in much the same way, I believe, as many judges...
  • The 17-year-old student from Chinese YMCA Secondary School was found lying on the ground in front of the school building in Tin Shui Wai in August last year. Photo: myschool.hk

    Suicide cause of student’s death, jury decides

    Aug 23, 2017 3:41pm
    A jury at the Coroner’s Court unanimously decided that a student from Chinese YMCA Secondary School in Tin Shui Wai committed suicide last year, hk01.com reports. After the decision on Tuesday, Coroner Ko Wai-hung told family members...
  • As Hato moves away from Hong Kong gradually, local winds are subsiding. Photo: HK Observatory

    Observatory may issue Signal No. 3 before dusk

    Aug 23, 2017 3:38pm
    The Observatory lowered Hurricane Signal No. 10 to Signal No. 8 at 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday as Severe Typhoon Hato gradually moves away from the territory.  As local winds continue to weaken, the Observatory will also...
  • Siobhan Haughey turned down an invitation from Ireland and chose to represent Hong Kong in the games instead. Photo: Xinhua

    HK swimmer Haughey clinches first gold at World Student Games

    Aug 23, 2017 3:37pm
    Swimmer Siobhan Haughey won the women’s 100-meter free style swimming event at the XXIX Summer Universiade in Taipei on Tuesday night, grabbing Hong Kong’s first gold at the World Student Games, Apple Daily reports. Haughey, 19,...
  • Mainlanders stage a protest against Chan Po-sang, who they say has swindled them of millions of dollars by promising to cure their illnesses. Photo: Now TV

    300 mainland scam victims protest in HK against ‘fake Buddha’

    Aug 23, 2017 3:01pm
    Around 300 mainlanders have come to Hong Kong to file complaints against a fake “living Buddha” who they say has swindled them of millions of dollars by promising to cure their illnesses, the Hong Kong Economic Journal...
  • Pro-democracy leaders should work to have the young leaders of the 2014 Occupy Movement nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to Wang Dan. Photo: Reuters

    Wang Dan to start ball rolling on Nobel for jailed HK activists

    Aug 23, 2017 2:59pm
    Wang Dan, one of the student leaders of the Tiananmen Square democracy movement of 1989, said he has decided to establish a work group to nominate the jailed youth leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement in...
  • Paul Shieh (right) discusses the case of the jailed activists with Alan Leong at an RTHK program on Tuesday. Photo: HKEJ

    Law expert says jailed activists deserve respect

    Aug 23, 2017 2:57pm
    Former Bar Association chairman Paul Shieh Wing-tai said he believes the 16 young activists jailed last week by the Court of Appeal deserve respect, but they also need to realize there is a price to pay...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam is said to be seriously considering forming a high-level advisory committee on economic affairs. Photo: Facebook

    Govt plans high-level economic advisory committee, again

    - Aug 23, 2017 1:00pm
    One might still remember that since the day Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was elected our new chief executive, she has vowed to deliver a New Deal, a pledge that her administration would stay focused on economic...
  • The Observatory said the temperature went as high as 36.6 degrees Celsius at its Tsim Sha Tsui headquarters on Tuesday. Photo: HKEJ

    HK records hottest day before typhoon

    Aug 23, 2017 12:15pm
    Hong Kong recorded its hottest day before Typhoon Hato battered the city on Wednesday morning. The Hong Kong Observatory said the temperature went as high as 36.6 degrees Celsius at its Tsim Sha Tsui headquarters at...
  • The last time Hong Kong was devastated by a super typhoon was 55 years ago, in August 1962, when Wanda wrought havoc on the territory. At least 130 people were killed. Photo: Government Records Service

    Typhoons that shook Hong Kong since 1946

    Aug 23, 2017 11:30am
    The Hong Kong Observatory issued Hurricane Signal No. 10 at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday as Severe Typhoon Hato battered Hong Kong. This is the first time the highest wind signal has been raised in five years....
  • Local winds are strengthening significantly as Typhoon Hato moves toward the  Pearl River Estuary. Photo: HK Observatory

    Observatory issues Hurricane Signal No. 10 as Hato hits HK

    Aug 23, 2017 10:06am
    The Observatory issued the Hurricane Signal No. 10, the highest typhoon signal, at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, just an hour after it issued the No. 9 signal as winds brought by Typhoon Hato intensified significantly. At 10...
  • Hato is expected to make landfall about 100 kilometers to the west of Hong Kong this afternoon. Photo: HK Observatory

    No. 8 signal issued as Typhoon Hato nears HK

    Aug 23, 2017 8:18am
    The Observatory issued the No. 8 Northeast Gale signal at 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday as Typhoon Hato moved closer to Hong Kong. Hato is inching closer to the Pearl River estuary and expected to make landfall...
  • MTRC chairman Frederick Ma Si-hang (inset) expects about 30 million visitors to benefit from the special fare program. Photos: HKEJ

    MTR to launch special fare program on Oct 1 and 2

    Aug 22, 2017 6:54pm
    MTR Corp. will launch a one-off fare program on Oct. 1 and 2 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The program coincides with National Day and the...
  • Lorain Asuncion, a Flipino domestic worker in Hong Kong, died under suspicious circumstances in Shenzhen last month. Photo: Facebook/Lorain Asuncion

    Family of maid who fell to death in Shenzhen demands answers

    Aug 22, 2017 4:17pm
    The family of a Filipino domestic helper who fell to her death at a Shenzhen building last month has called on Hong Kong authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. The police must examine why...
  • Heavy haze blankets Hong Kong, with local air pollution hitting "very serious" level due to a continental airstream caused by upcoming typhoon Hato. Photo: HKObservatory

    Approaching typhoon brings haze, heat before downpour hits

    Aug 22, 2017 4:07pm
    The Environmental Protection Department recorded higher than normal pollution levels at noon Tuesday, with the air quality health index at some general and roadside stations reaching 8 or above, corresponding to the “very high” health risk...
  • Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan (third from left and inset) and Acting Commissioner for Transport Macella Lee Sui-chun (fourth from left) inspect the facilities on the Lantau Link on Monday. Photo: HKEJ

    Lantau Link new toll system causes traffic chaos

    Aug 22, 2017 2:49pm
    A new two-way toll collection system on the Lantau Link caused a massive traffic jam Monday morning, stranding commuters and passengers bound for Hong Kong airport. Traffic stretched for 10 kilometers to Tuen Mun, the Hong...
  • Tens of thousands took part in a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday to show support for opposition activists and student leaders who were jailed in relation to 2014 civic and pro-democracy protests. Photo: Reuters

    Can we still count on a fair and independent judiciary?

    - Aug 22, 2017 2:19pm
    The Court of Appeal’s decisions last week to hand out jail terms to young activists and student leaders over 2014 civic and pro-democracy protests have caused widespread dismay in Hong Kong. The rulings, which came after...
  • The two women received jail sentences of 10 to 17 months for conducting illegal abortions at a flat at Kwong Tin Estate in Lam Tin. Photo: Google Maps

    Two women jailed for illegal abortions in Lam Tin public flat

    Aug 22, 2017 2:06pm
    Two women were jailed for 10 to 17 months on Monday for conducting illegal abortions at a Lam Tin public housing unit, Apple Daily reports. Li Shuk-fan, 75, and Lo Wun-yi, 65, had pleaded guilty to...

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