30 April 2017


  • Abdul Faisal (inset) is among the latest graduates of the Hong Kong Police College who will join the force as probationary inspectors. Photos: Facebook/Hong Kong Police

    Pakistan-origin man set to rise to inspector rank in HK police

    Apr 24, 2017 12:23pm
    A man of Pakistani origin is becoming a police inspector in Hong Kong, marking a new milestone in the city’s efforts to bring in more non-ethnic Chinese into the law enforcement force. Abdul Faisal, 26, graduated at...
  • In a span of less than two minutes, the man attacks four pedestrians, apparently chosen in random, along Queen's Road East in Wan Chai on Saturday afternoon. Photos: Facebook/HonKuen Wong

    Man caught on video attacking pedestrians in Wan Chai

    Apr 24, 2017 12:20pm
    Police are looking for a man who attacked at least four pedestrians, mostly women, within 90 seconds along Queen’s Road East in Wan Chai on Saturday afternoon. The assaults, which looked random, have caused public concern...
  • Locals enjoy a dip in a hot spring in China. 
Paul Chan (inset) is pitching the Enping hot springs in Guangdong province to Hongkongers. Photo:, HKEJ

    Hot springs in Big Bay area, anyone?

    - Apr 24, 2017 11:15am
    Government officials, like telephone salesmen, often tell you something you do not like to hear and mostly at the wrong time. Just like our Financial Secretary Paul Chan, who will tell you that the hot springs...
  • Several of the bikes were found to have been thrown into the Shing Mun River in Sha Tin. Photos: Facebook/GoBee.Bike, Cable TV

    Hong Kong’s first bike-sharing platform sees bumpy ride

    - Apr 24, 2017 10:43am
    An app-based bike-sharing system, which has gained popularity in hundreds of cities worldwide, has seen a bumpy ride since it was launched in Hong Kong last week, with several of its units found to have been damaged and...
  • A file picture shows students taking the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination. Credit:

    If you think history subject is boring, think again

    - Apr 24, 2017 9:45am
    For years the history subject has remained a byword for boredom among local students. However, last Thursday as secondary 6 students across the city sat for the HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) history exam, it...
  • Staying healthy and engaging in meaningful social activities can help the elderly enjoy their golden years. Photo: Bloomberg

    How to achieve a wonderful life after retirement

    - Apr 21, 2017 7:00pm
    In Hong Kong people often talk about “the third age”, or the stage of life after one turns 65 or older, when one normally feels less burdened by society, work or family pressures. I disagree with...
  • Lack of warm-up, irregular strenuous exercises and over-training of "mirror muscles" can increase the risks of sports injuries. Photo: Internet

    Avoiding sports injuries

    - Apr 21, 2017 6:40pm
    “Oh, no!” I shouted when I hurt my right shoulder during my weight-lifting training. In less than a few minutes, my neck and shoulder muscles went into spasms. The pain reminded me of the saying “physician,...
  • Only 12 of the trucks chosen to take part in the scheme have actually got off the ground. Photo: HKEJ

    Food trucks: A bureaucrat’s dream that’s failed

    - Apr 21, 2017 6:30pm
    It comes as absolutely no surprise to learn that the government’s absurd food trucks scheme is unraveling just two months after its less than stellar launch. Its demise was predicted by myself and others before the...
  • Existing warnings on cigarette packs sold in Hong Kong include "smoking may cause impotence" and "smoking may damage your skin". Photos: Internet

    Govt proposes new labeling rules in anti-tobacco fight

    Apr 21, 2017 5:52pm
    The Hong Kong government has proposed to amend the requirements on health warnings and information on tar and nicotine yields on tobacco products. Updated rules will include a new labeling format for tar and nicotine yields....
  • This Izakaya in Sapporo features fusion cuisine like shrimp toast with the toast made from minced fish. Photos: HKEJ

    Impressive shrimp toast at a Sapporo izakaya

    - Apr 21, 2017 5:35pm
    An old classmate of mine, who learned of my trip to Hokkaido, warned me against taking other members of my tour group – especially ladies, kids and the elderly –  to an izakaya, which is a type...
  • Shek Wan in Foshan is famous for fried fish balls. Photo: HKEJ

    How to make delicious fried fish balls

    - Apr 21, 2017 5:34pm
    I recently visited a friend who owns a factory in Foshan in Guangdong province, and it was there were I had some of the most unforgettably delicious fish balls. The taste of the fried fish balls,...
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a vital first-aid method to restore blood circulation and breathing for an unconscious individual suffering from cardiac arrest. Photo: Internet

    Save lives by learning how to administer CPR

    - Apr 21, 2017 5:30pm
    Marathon is getting popular in Hong Kong with people from all walks of life participating in this test of fitness and endurance. However, long-distance running is a very strenuous activity, and there have been cases of...
  • While many taxi operators agree that the quality of their service leaves much to be desired, they believe the new franchise scheme will not help in improving the industry. Photo: Bloomberg

    Lawmakers propose penalty points system to improve taxi service

    Apr 21, 2017 3:26pm
    Three legislators have proposed a penalty points system to improve the taxi industry, instead of the government’s plan to introduce premium taxi services. Lawmakers Frankie Yick Chi-ming, Priscilla Leung Mei-fun and Edward Lau Kwok-fan said they...
  • District Councilor Scarlett Pong sent two "undercover" six-year-old boys to convenience stores in Sha Tin to try to buy alcohol and they succeeded in 11 shops. Photos: HKEJ, Handout

    Stores sell alcohol to 6-year-old boys, no questions asked

    Apr 21, 2017 2:30pm
    While the government has proposed amending existing laws to prohibit the sale of alcoholic drinks to people under 18 years old, minors have no trouble buying them from retail outlets, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports,...
  • Leung Chun-ying (right) will remain as his successor Carrie Lam's mentor in combating separatism, while Lam will offer more care for the poor to enhance social harmony. Photo: Bloomberg

    As Leung fights separatism, Lam should dole out more welfare

    - Apr 21, 2017 2:26pm
    During her trip to Beijing earlier this month to be officially anointed the territory’s next top leader, Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam reportedly had two lengthy, closed-door discussions with mainland cadres, including a meeting with Wang Guangya,...
  • Many of the early operators of food trucks are struggling to stay afloat due to tepid business. The trucks can only park at a few selected locations, often far away from busy tourist spots. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt adds 3 operating spots to salvage food trucks scheme

    Apr 21, 2017 1:59pm
    The government announced on Thursday that it will add three new venues for the pilot food trucks scheme in order to boost the business. The new locations will be at the Science Park in Sha Tin,...
  • Bringing a lawsuit to the High Court is no game, a judge told a university student who has filed a case against the police and claimed millions in compensation over an alleged 2014 incident. Photo: HKEJ

    High Court warns student over Occupy-related case

    Apr 21, 2017 1:02pm
    A judge reminded a university student that bringing a lawsuit to the High Court is no game and that the plaintiff could face financial consequences as serious as bankruptcy if he is found to have made...
  • Carrie Lam should go beyond the promised HK$5 billion additional annual spending on the education sector, says lawmaker and HKPTU vice president Ip Kin-yuen. Photo: Now TV

    Teachers’ union identifies tasks for incoming administration

    Apr 21, 2017 12:36pm
    A teachers’ union has urged the government to boost spending on education and prioritize tasks such as enhancing the teacher-student ratio in local schools. The Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (HKPTU) pointed out Thursday that the...
  • Ken Tsang said he plans to run in the Legco by-elections to keep the spirit of the Umbrella Movement alive. Photo: AFP

    Activist Ken Tsang eyes Legco seat after release from prison

    Apr 21, 2017 12:12pm
    Pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang Kin-chiu has expressed his strong intention to join the Legislative Council by-elections, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. He made his remarks on Thursday right after he was released from Sai Kung’s Pik...
  • Police surround a protester during a rally against pension reform outside the parliament on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

    What HK can learn from Taiwan’s pension fund chaos

    - Apr 21, 2017 11:30am
    Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je was among those assaulted by protesters outside the parliament on Wednesday. The violent protest was triggered by President Tsai Ing-wen’s plan to reform Taiwan’s hemorrhaging pension system, which is expected to go...

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