Date
25 May 2017

Local

  • Wong's social media post of an incident involving an old man walking along a highway at night has been shared widely by netizens. Photos: Facebook/driving.habits.hk/

    Truck driver’s kindness touches the hearts of netizens

    May 24, 2017 4:14pm
    A goods-vehicle driver has won the praise of netizens with his heartwarming acts of kindness toward an old man in the early hours of Monday in Tsuen Wan. The driver, surnamed Wong, was plying his vehicle on...
  • Secretaries (from left) Paul Chan, Rimsky Yuen and Matthew Cheung are likely to retain their posts under the Carrie Lam administration. Photos: CNSA, HKEJ

    Rimsky Yuen, Matthew Cheung, Paul Chan tipped to stay in posts

    - May 24, 2017 2:42pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, who is due to retire from government service when his term expires at the end of June, is likely to stay on for at least one more year under Chief...
  • The contractor was engaged by the government in  January 2013 to conduct compression tests on samples of concrete to be used in the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge project. Photo: CNSA

    21 contractor employees held for falsifying concrete tests

    - May 24, 2017 2:10pm
    Graft investigators have arrested 21 employees of a civil engineering contractor for allegedly falsifying concrete compression test reports on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge project. The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is holding the group, aged between...
  • The motorbike lies on the road after colliding with a Mercedes-Benz car (inset). The motorcyclist was certified dead in hospital. The car driver  was arrested. Photo: Google Maps, Facebook/馬路的事討論區

    Biker killed in collision with Mercedes under testing

    May 24, 2017 1:08pm
    A 50-year-old man was killed after a motorcycle he was riding crashed into a Mercedes-Benz car in Tai Mo Shan on Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the luxury car, surnamed Chan, was arrested on suspicion of...
  • A China Eastern plane from Nanjing slid onto the grassy slope at the end of the north runway at the Hong Kong airport on Wednesday morning. Photos: Facebook/driving.habits.hk, Hoson Wong

    Mainland plane skids off runway at HK airport amid rainstorm

    May 24, 2017 12:59pm
    A China Eastern plane ran off the end of the north runway at the Hong Kong International Airport at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday after aborting an earlier attempt to land, amid heavy rains in the...
  • Uber offers a healthy competition to the local taxi industry, which needs to improve its service. Photo: HKEJ

    Why Hong Kong won’t give green light to Uber

    - May 24, 2017 12:15pm
    It’s quite ridiculous that Hong Kong, which takes pride in calling itself Asia’s World City, has shown no tolerance for Uber, a ride-hailing service that employs the wonders of technology for the convenience of urban commuters....
  • Celebrities such as actor Chow Yun-fat (top inset) and former financial secretary John Tsang show their support to Lin Jie and her tiny kiosk in Tai Mo Shan. Photos: Facebook/taimoshankiosk

    Tiny Tai Mo Shan kiosk to get license after 22 years in business

    May 24, 2017 12:00pm
    A humble kiosk in Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak in Hong Kong, will finally get a license from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) after operating for 22 years, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports....
  • A taxi is submerged in floodwaters in Shau Kei Wan.
Photo: Facebook/Johnny Bosco Chan

    Black rainstorm warning issued

    May 24, 2017 11:43am
    The Hong Kong Observatory issued the black rainstorm warning signal at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. This means that heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over the city, exceeding 70 millimeters in an...
  • According to media reports, at least 77 IT workers in  Cathay Pacific are facing redundancy. Photo: Reuters

    Companies are being short-sighted in laying off IT staff

    - May 24, 2017 10:32am
    After a recent massive lay-off in the IT department of an international bank, Cathay Pacific announced on Monday a redundancy plan, with its IT department taking the brunt. According to media reports, at least 77 IT...
  • Many of the more affordable products made in Hong Kong and the mainland passed the test, with 67 percent and 50 percent of their samples being ranked excellent, respectively. Photo: HKEJ

    Nearly two in five edible oil products sold in HK are toxic

    - May 24, 2017 10:27am
    Nearly two in five edible oil products sold in Hong Kong contain toxic substances, tests show. A biotech company has found that there are toxic substances in nearly 40 percent of oil products sold in Hong...
  • Heavy rain could cause flooding on some roads and disrupt traffic, Hong Kong authorities warned Wednesday. Photo: HK Observatory

    Rainstorm warning elevated to ‘red’ amid heavy downpour

    May 24, 2017 10:05am
    The Hong Kong Observatory has issued the “red” rainstorm warning signal, upgrading it from “amber”, following a heavy downpour in the city early Wednesday. The red signal, issued at 9:15 am, means that heavy rain has fallen or...
  • Police impounded the cars of the 21 Uber drivers and held their mobile phones. Photos: HKEJ, TVB

    21 Uber drivers held after police sting operations

    May 23, 2017 3:58pm
    Police arrested 21 drivers working for Uber in sting operations against the car-hailing firm. They were being detained on suspicion of doing business without a hire-car permit and third-party insurance, public broadcaster RTHK reports.  Police said 20...
  • The proposed education voucher scheme is set to benefit more than 5,000 students every year. Photo: HKEJ

    Lam to subsidize students for self-financed tertiary courses

    May 23, 2017 2:36pm
    Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam plans to give out HK$30,000 education vouchers to help secondary school leavers pursue self-financed tertiary courses. The program will be funded by an additional HK$5 billion set aside for the education sector,...
  • Pan-democratic lawmakers gather in support of Kenneth Leung and announce a plan to impeach CY Leung (inset). Photos: HKEJ, CNSA

    Why the UGL Legco probe matters

    - May 23, 2017 2:31pm
    In the US, President Donald Trump loves to send tweets to announce his latest policies and give his opinions on current affairs. In Hong Kong, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying uses his blog to defend himself against...
  • HKDSE takers have been falling by up to 6,000 a year in recent years. The drop is expected to continue. Photo: http://www.hkeaa.edu.hk

    HKEAA faces financial trouble as HKDSE takers continue to fall

    May 23, 2017 12:57pm
    The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) is seeking ways to stay relevant under a new government that takes over on July 1. Chairman Rock Chen said the independent, self-financing statutory body will seek discussions about...
  • The Tesla car's GPS function enabled the man's girlfriend to locate him at Hung Hom Pier. Photos: Google Maps, HKEJ

    Man struck by heart attack located by girlfriend via car’s GPS

    May 23, 2017 12:17pm
    A 35-year-old hair stylist was found dead inside his Tesla car at the Hung Hom Pier on Sunday night, after his girlfriend tracked the location of the electric vehicle using its built-in GPS search function, Headline...
  • The Air Quality Health Index gives timely and useful information about the short-term health risks of air pollution. It runs on a scale of 1 to 10+: the higher it is, the bigger the risk. Photo: GovHK

    Debunking the popular myth about air pollution

    - May 23, 2017 10:28am
    There has been mounting public concern about the deterioration of air quality in Hong Kong. Most people blame the mainland for the smog in our city. Due to the wind direction, PM2.5 particles travel across the border...
  • The woman was walking on a pedestrian crossing on Kam Sheung Road when she was hit by the minibus. She was certified dead at Pok Oi Hospital. Photo: Google Maps

    Nepalese woman, 75, dies after being hit by school minibus

    May 23, 2017 10:06am
    Police are investigating a traffic accident in Yuen Long in which a 75-year-old woman of Nepali origin was killed. The accident took place at about 3 p.m. Monday, when the woman carrying several bags of fruits...
  • Police are looking into the background of a man who was arrested after a standoff outside the Shun Tin Rhenish Nursery on Monday. Photo: http://stc.ppe.rhenish.org/

    Knife-wielding man arrested at gunpoint outside kindergarten

    May 23, 2017 10:06am
    A 33-year-old man was arrested at gunpoint on Monday after he was found holding a knife outside a kindergarten in Sau Yau Ping. School authorities alerted the police after they noticed a man loitering around the...
  • Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s aggressive intervention in the Legco probe into the UGL case could backfire. Photo: CNSA

    How CY Leung is blowing things out of proportion over UGL probe

    - May 23, 2017 9:58am
    Pro-establishment lawmaker Holden Chow stepped down from an inquiry panel after coming under fire for allegedly collaborating with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to compromise the Legco investigation into the UGL saga. Many people might have thought...

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