18 October 2017


  • The housing scheme is not going to work unless the government is able to provide a substantial number of new homes in the market for first-time homebuyers in a sustainable fashion. Photo: HKEJ

    Lam’s scheme for first-time homebuyers a damp squib

    - Oct 13, 2017 12:38pm
    As expected, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s maiden policy address was overwhelmingly focused on livelihood issues – housing, in particular. But those who were looking forward to some “outside-the-box” approach to our housing woes in...
  • New People’s Party chairwoman Regina Ip said she does not have enough time to prepare for the by-election. Photo: HKEJ

    Regina Ip won’t run in District Council by-election

    Oct 13, 2017 12:11pm
    New People’s Party chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said she has decided not to run in the Nov. 26 District Council by-election for a seat in the Peak constituency because she does not have enough time...
  • Children with asthma should not feel like their asthma is preventing them from participating fully in all of the things they want to do. Photo: Internet

    Keys to asthma management

    - Oct 13, 2017 12:03pm
    About 10 percent of children in Hong Kong have asthma, according to the Hong Kong Asthma Society. Daniel Hall, MD, a paediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, based at MGH Revere HealthCare Center, offers insight...
  • The singer makes a living from performing at an open space on Shanghai Street near the Yau Ma Tei multi-story car park. Photo: Google Maps

    Temple Street singer lucky to escape acid attack

    Oct 13, 2017 10:48am
    Two men and a woman were arrested after an acid attack on a female singer on Temple Street on Wednesday. The victim escaped injury. The singer, surnamed Chan, and widely known as “Fat Mum” in the...
  • Graph: The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2016/17:Hong Kong&Shenzhen report.

    Startups: How HK and Shenzhen can complement each other

    - Oct 13, 2017 9:59am
    China has been at the forefront of the internet economy in recent years. Many tend to compare Hong Kong with its neighbor Shenzhen. Some believe the two cities are competing with each other, while others said...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam is poised to find a new leadership style of compromising when necessary and confronting when needed. Photo: Bloomberg

    Carrie Lam must dare be a bold new leader if best yet to come

    - Oct 13, 2017 9:01am
    Good leaders know how to listen to public opinion. But really good leaders know when to stop listening and start doing. Public opinion should only guide policy-making, not hinder it. Using public consultations to seek societal...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam appears to have refined the approaches of her predecessors to better suit the current situation. Photo: HKEJ

    Lam’s policy address: Old and new approaches

    - Oct 12, 2017 4:44pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has delivered her maiden policy address, which reminds us to a certain extent of the policy directions of her three predecessors. But Lam appears to have refined their approaches to...
  • Photographer Chan Kiu (inset, top) took this picture of Tony Caller and his then girlfriend So Yun-mai (inset, bottom) in 1961. Photo: Screen shots of Paul Yeung's Facebook account

    Photojournalist, 90, awaits reunion with couple after 30 years

    Oct 12, 2017 3:34pm
    Chan Kiu, dubbed as a first-generation Hong Kong photojournalist, may be about to be reunited with a couple he had photographed after they last saw each other 30 years ago. Thanks to social media, Chan, 90,...
  • MTR Corp., an 80 percent government-owned entity, has been driving up transport costs. Meanwhile, the government has no plans to privatize the rail operator. Photo: HKEJ

    Give us democracy, not HK$300

    - Oct 12, 2017 3:23pm
    It is funny how much a small transport subsidy won big for Carrie Lam in her maiden policy address. The government proposal to rebate as much as HK$300 for travelers using public transport managed to distract...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam got a score of 62.4 marks in her policy address, according to the survey. Photo: HKEJ

    Only 48% satisfied with Lam policy address: survey

    Oct 12, 2017 2:27pm
    Less than half of the people in Hong Kong are satisfied with Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s maiden policy address on Wednesday, according to a survey by the Public Opinion Programme of the University of...
  • Benedict Rogers (extreme left) says immigration authorities at Hong Kong airport refused him entry without offering any explanation. Photo: Benedict Rogers/Facebook

    Govt faces questions after refusing entry to British activist

    Oct 12, 2017 2:15pm
    A British human rights activist who has been a vocal critic of China and an ardent supporter of Hong Kong’s democracy campaigners was barred from entering Hong Kong on Wednesday, prompting an outcry from several political...
  • Concerns are being raised about Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang (above) after Chief Executive Carrie Lam (inset) said she will be personally in charge of many of the department's initiatives. Photo: CNSA/HKEJ

    Carrie Lam takes charge of tech development and innovation

    Oct 12, 2017 2:01pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor promised to be more hands-on in the government’s drive for technology development and innovation.   In her first policy address on Wednesday, Lam said she will personally lead a high-level, inter-departmental steering committee...
  • Owners of old buildings will spend less on repairs and maintenance under a HK$3 billion government program to ensure the upkeep of these properties. Photo: Reuters/HKEJ

    Govt allocates HK$3 bln for upkeep of old buildings

    Oct 12, 2017 12:31pm
    Owners of old buildings in Hong Kong will benefit from a HK$3 billion initiative to ensure the upkeep of these properties. That means building owners will spend less money for repairs and maintenance, the Hong Kong...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam plans to go on a spending spree to establish harmony in society. Photo: Reuters

    Carrie Lam’s first policy address: Will her spending spree work?

    - Oct 12, 2017 12:04pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam sought to deliver a message of hope and harmony in her maiden policy address on Wednesday. She concluded her speech by saying: “As long as we can achieve consensus, and capitalize on our...
  • Some Hong Kong soccer fans booed the Chinese national anthem before a friendly match between Hong Kong and Laos on Oct. 5 (inset). Photo: Xinhua/Screen shot of TVB News video clip

    Respect for national anthem is about winning hearts and minds

    - Oct 12, 2017 11:57am
    The national anthem law (NAL) passed by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) last month officially came into effect on Oct. 1, under which any individual who commits disrespectful act against the Chinese national anthem...
  • A total of 240 discarded boxes containing diluents were found at a refuse collection point near Shek Yam Estate in Kwai Chung. Photo: Exploring Life via Wikimedia Commons

    EPD, FEHD taken to task over improper disposal of medical waste

    Oct 11, 2017 4:37pm
    Lam Siu-fai, a member of the Kwai Tsing District Council, slammed the government for its handling of medical waste fluids, saying dumping them into a storm drain was sloppy, Apple Daily reports. Both the Environmental Protection Department...
  • New People’s Party chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee expressed her disappointment with Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's maiden policy address. Photo: HKEJ

    Regina Ip gives Lam policy address ’60 marks’

    Oct 11, 2017 4:11pm
    New People’s Party chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee expressed her disappointment with Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s maiden policy address on Wednesday.  “Those who are hoping for more democracy in Hong Kong would be disappointed” as...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam said a new convention and exhibition venue must be connected to and integrated with the existing HKCEC to maximize the benefits. Photo: HKEJ

    Policy address surprise: Lam scraps CY’s convention center plan

    Oct 11, 2017 2:29pm
    In a surprise move, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced a plan to knock down three major government buildings in Wan Chai for the expansion of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Lam made the...
  • Hong Kong authorities have begun taking steps in response to calls to improve the education sector. Photo: HKEJ

    Lam announces ‘air-conditioning grant’ for public schools

    Oct 11, 2017 2:11pm
    Public schools in Hong Kong will be offered a recurrent “Air-conditioning Grant” starting from the next academic year. Under the scheme, educational institutions can use the funds to meet expenses related to air-conditioning of classrooms and other...
  • Hong Kong beat Malaysia, 2-0, to bolster its chances of qualifying for the Asian Cup finals. The match was marred by booing of the Chinese national anthem by some local fans (inset). Photo: HKEJ/Screen shot of i-Cable News video clip

    Fans boo national anthem before HK’s win in Asian Cup qualifier

    Oct 11, 2017 1:39pm
    Hong Kong beat Malaysia, 2-0, to keep its hopes alive in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in a match marred by booing of the Chinese national anthem by some local fans. The incident happened after China...

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