Date
22 February 2017

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  • This post from Schick (inset) triggered A PR crisis. Schick quickly retracted it and apologized. Photos: Facebook/Schick

    How Schick got a close shave over police Facebook link

    - Feb 16, 2017 1:32pm
    There are clever marketing gimmicks and then there are “clever” marketing gimmicks. The difference, as in the case of Schick, is whether you want to please the critics of the police at the expense of their...
  • The couple lived in King Shan Court in Diamond Hill. They had no children, were not in financial distress and had no record of domestic violence, according to the police. Photo: Wikipedia

    Man suspected of jumping to death after strangling wife

    Feb 16, 2017 12:16pm
    A 58-year-old man plunged to his death Wednesday morning from his home in a high-rise building in Diamond Hill while his 56-year-old wife was found dead in her bed. The man, surnamed Au, might have killed...
  • Police Commissioner Stephen Lo (inset) said he could relate to the feelings of frustration and disappointment in the police force over the conviction of the seven officers. Photos: HKEJ, CNSA

    Police chief gives pep talk to staff after seven cops convicted

    Feb 16, 2017 10:06am
    Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung expressed sadness over a court’s decision convicting seven police officers of beating up pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang during a protest in 2014. “I can relate to the feelings of frustration and...
  • Protesters gather outside the court demanding officers involved in the assault against activist Ken Tsang be thrown behind bars. Photo: HKEJ

    Making sure justice is served is key to mending fences

    - Feb 16, 2017 10:04am
    The saga surrounding the beating of pro-democracy protester Ken Tsang by the police during the 2014 Occupy movement finally drew to an end as the seven police officers involved were convicted of assault by a district...
  • Carrie Lam reportedly has the backing of the central government but that does not mean Beijing won’t change its mind at the last minute as happened in the previous election. Photo: HKEJ

    Low popularity could derail Carrie Lam’s CE bid

    - Feb 16, 2017 10:02am
    According to media reports, Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, and several other key Beijing officials recently visited Shenzhen and met with business leaders and heavyweights from the pro-establishment camp. During the...
  • The worker fell after a six-meter-high platform collapsed at the AIA Great European Carnival in Central. Photos: news.now.com, tvb.com

    Worker falls to death while dismantling Central carnival ride

    Feb 16, 2017 1:01am
    A 27-year-old Filipino worker fell to his death while dismantling a roller coaster at the Central Harbourfront on Wednesday. Police and labor department officials said initial investigation showed it was an accident as there were no...
  • Hong Kong authorities are facing questions on the manner in which they appointed a consultancy firm to oversee the new air traffic management system at the airport. Photo: Xinhua

    CAD faces questions over consultant for air traffic system

    Feb 15, 2017 4:16pm
    The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) has come under fresh scrutiny following revelations that it didn’t float an open tender before appointing a British consultancy that was tasked with confirming the operational readiness of the airport’s new...
  • A netizen captured this middle-aged woman defecating outside the driver's compartment on an NWFB bus. Photos: http://www.hkitalk.net, Facebook/Tsing Dave Lam

    Call of nature: Woman relieves herself on bus

    Feb 15, 2017 3:35pm
    A woman defecated on a bus after being refused permission to get off. The woman had approached the bus driver asking to be allowed to alight. When the driver refused for safety reasons, she proceeded to relieve herself...
  • Valentine's Day has become a big-ticket event for many retailers in Hong Kong and China. Photo: CNSA

    Romance in the new age

    - Feb 15, 2017 3:31pm
    If Saint Valentine, the third-century Roman priest, were alive today, he would be surprised to find how popular the annual day of romance commemorated in his name is in this part of the world. This morning...
  • Public and private housing estates stand together in Kowloon. We have a frenzied property market because of the very limited supply of public housing units. Photo: HKEJ

    Public housing for 60% of HK people: a noble, viable goal

    - Feb 15, 2017 3:07pm
    “Our goal is to provide public housing accommodation to 60 percent of our population, through more efficient land use, and by increasing the supply of public sector housing and redeveloping old public rental estates,” chief executive...
  • A burst overhead pipe left South Horizons station in ankle-deep water, forcing a three-hour closure. Officials said the pipe is not part of the station's facilities. Photos: Facebook/HKIncident

    Burst pipe forces closure of South Horizons MTR station

    Feb 15, 2017 1:32pm
    A broken water pipe forced the closure of the South Horizons MTR station on the newly opened South Island Line after flooding in the area Tuesday night, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The two-month-old station was closed...
  • The latest QS report should serve as a wake-up call for Hong Kong universities. Photo: GovHK

    HK loses spot in top 10 cities for foreign students

    Feb 15, 2017 1:16pm
    Hong Kong has dropped to eleventh place in this year’s ranking of the best cities for international students by British education company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). It ranked No. 8 last year and fifth in 2015. Montreal tops...
  • Carrie Lam's Facebook post drew more than 6,000 reactions within 12 hours. John Tsang's Valentine's Day message received 24,000 "loves" and "likes" on Facebook. Photos: Facebook/Carrie Lam, John Tsang

    The politics of love

    - Feb 15, 2017 12:16pm
    Valentine’s Day was not going to pass without comment from two chief executive hopefuls. Hours after Carrie Lam posted a love letter from her husband to Facebook, John Tsang released his own message saying, “Today let’s...
  • The seven officers were found guilty of "assault occasioning actual bodily harm" by a district court judge on Tuesday. Photo: HKEJ

    Seven cops in Ken Tsang assault case to be sentenced Friday

    Feb 15, 2017 11:23am
    Seven policemen convicted of assault on pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang face sentencing on Friday. They are Chief Inspector Wong Cho-sing, Senior Inspector Lau Cheuk-ngai, Sergeant Pak Wing-bun and police constables Lau Hing-pui, Wong Wai-ho, Kwan Ka-ho...
  • The chicken meatballs in question were marked "best before June 21" this year. Photo: HKEJ, IKEA

    IKEA suspends sales of meatballs on maggots complaint

    Feb 15, 2017 11:08am
    IKEA Hong Kong said it has suspended sales of meatballs in all of its three stores in the city after a customer complained of finding maggots in the frozen products. A spokesman for the Swedish retailer...
  • Having retired judge Woo Kwok-hing as the chief executive of Hong Kong may help enhance international confidence in its rule of law. Photo: HKEJ

    Fortune may yet smile on retired judge Woo

    - Feb 15, 2017 9:51am
    Despite the fact that lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung’s recent bid has added more variables to the upcoming CE election, it hasn’t fundamentally changed the situation. Former financial secretary John Tsang remains the pan-democrats’ favorite and retired judge...
  • Flowers are among the top gifts on Valentine's Day, along with leather goods and jewelry. The picture inset shows an "Iron Man" waiting with flowers at the Admiralty MTR station in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photos: CNSA, Facebook

    Hongkongers 2nd biggest Valentine’s Day spenders in Asia: survey

    Feb 14, 2017 3:24pm
    Hongkongers are the second biggest Valentine’s Day spenders in the Asia Pacific region, with their splurging on gifts, meals and other things for their loved ones topped only by people in mainland China, a survey shows....
  • Plans to upgrade police anti-riot equipment come ahead of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China on July 1. Photo: HKEJ

    Police eye new rubber bullets, equipment as July 1 nears

    Feb 14, 2017 3:07pm
    The Hong Kong police force is getting itself ready – and well-equipped – in dealing with potential riots and violent protests. The force recently invited bids for 400 tactical suits, but it feels that’s not enough....
  • Carrie Lam appears to be leading the race for 150 nominations even as she continues to benefit from lobbying by Beijing's Liaison Office. Photos: HKEJ, Reuters

    Why Carrie Lam won’t say no to Beijing’s meddling

    - Feb 14, 2017 12:55pm
    Today is the start of the two-week nomination process for next month’s chief executive election, and already, it is looking like Carrie Lam’s to lose. Judging from her early support, Lam leads the race to secure...
  • The casualty rate in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is not high when compared with worldwide statistics. Photo: HKEJ

    Woman dies in hospital after collapsing in marathon

    Feb 14, 2017 12:34pm
    The 52-year-old runner who collapsed and fell into a coma at the finish line of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday has died. The woman, surnamed Lee, was pronounced dead at 3:41 p.m. Monday after...

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