Date
19 August 2017

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  • A total of 74,000 runners will be accepted for the 2018 Hong Kong Marathon. Photo: HKEJ

    StanChart’s Hong Kong Marathon to open registration Wednesday

    Aug 15, 2017 6:39pm
    Registration for the 2018 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon will start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The 22nd edition of the annual race will be held on Jan. 21 next...
  • Two posts on the Facebook page of the Hong Kong Police Force appear to be making references to the Howard Lam case. Photos: HKEJ/HKPF Facebook page

    Netizens read Howard Lam messages in police Facebook posts

    Aug 15, 2017 6:27pm
    Two posts on the social media platform of the Hong Kong Police Force this week appear to being making references to the abduction and torture claims of pro-democracy activist Howard Lam Tsz-kin. On Monday afternoon police...
  • Many grassroots families are forced to cut their budget for food and clothing to be able to buy textbooks and school supplies for the coming academic year. Photo: Wing1990hk/Wikimedia Commons/Internet

    Students to spend over HK$2,000 for new school term: survey

    Aug 15, 2017 4:48pm
    About 60 percent of students expect to spend more than HK$2,000 each to prepare for the start of new academic year in September, a survey finds. The amount will be spent mostly on textbooks, uniforms, supplementary...
  • A-1 Bakery is the first large retail chain to have received a fine under the plastic shopping bag charging scheme, which came into effect in April 2015. Photo: A-1 Bakery

    A-1 Bakery slapped HK$5,000 fine for offering free plastic bags

    Aug 15, 2017 1:42pm
    A-1 Bakery has been fined HK$5,000 by the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts after it was repeatedly caught giving plastic shopping bags to customers without collecting the plastic bag levy, hk01.com reports. The bakery chain was fined for...
  • Phase 1 of On Tat Estate includes (from left) Oi Tat House, Shing Tat House and Chun Tat House. Photo: HKEJ

    Watchdog files price-fixing charges against 10 decorators

    Aug 15, 2017 1:07pm
    The Competition Commission said it has taken legal action against 10 construction and engineering companies after they were found to have violated the Competition Ordinance over the renovation of a public housing estate in Kwun Tong, the...
  • Si Sun Fast Food has closed down after operating for more than five decades. The eatery was forced to sell its premises to a giant property developer. Photo: TVB

    Hung Hom eatery famous for HK-style burgers shuts shop

    Aug 15, 2017 12:46pm
    A Hung Hom eatery that has won wide acclaim for its Hong Kong-style burgers has ceased operations, bringing the curtain down on its more than five-decade-long history. Si Sun Fast Food, which was founded in 1963,...
  • Howard Lam, accompanied by Democratic Party officials, shows the wounds he said suspected mainland security agents inflicted on him during his alleged abduction and torture. Photo: HKEJ

    Is Howard Lam lying through his teeth?

    - Aug 15, 2017 12:26pm
    The case of the alleged abduction of Democratic Party member Howard Lam has failed to draw the same public attention as the case of Causeway Bay Bookstore’s Li Bo early last year. Does it mean that...
  • CCTV footage obtained by FactWire News Agency (inset) shows Howard Lam walking out of a football jersey shop on Portland Street at about 5:41 p.m. Thursday. Photo: HKEJ/FactWire

    Alleged kidnap victim Howard Lam arrested for misleading police

    Aug 15, 2017 12:07pm
    Hong Kong police have arrested Democratic Party member Howard Lam after investigations showed significant discrepancies in his account of his alleged kidnapping by mainland security agents last week, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. Officers from...
  • Giving separate disciplinary powers to the Medical Council will enable it to more effectively deal with the problem of incompetent doctors. Photo: Healthy Practice

    Why Medical Council should have separate disciplinary powers

    - Aug 15, 2017 11:57am
    To enhance the capacity of the Medical Council of Hong Kong to protect the public from dysfunctional doctors, reforming the council’s composition and speeding up its complaint-handling processes are no doubt all possible directions for improvement....
  • Greeners Action is pleased to see fewer stores giving away free plastic bags to customers this year but the ratio is still high. Photo: CNSA

    35% of local stores still give free plastic bags, group finds

    Aug 14, 2017 6:36pm
    Following the full implementation of the plastic shopping bag charging policy for more than two years, a local green group found that 35 percent of the shops investigated still give free plastic bags to customers. Local...
  • The project simulates the routes land waste flows through drains, rivers and Hong Kong waters, making use of GPS devices. Photo: HKEJ.

    HK litter reaches as far as Taiwan, study shows

    Aug 14, 2017 6:18pm
    A study by a conservation group suggested litter dropped in Hong Kong may float as far as Taiwan. WWF-Hong Kong deployed 110 GPS devices in storm drains and rivers in Hong Kong including Shing Mun River...
  • Hong Kong airport has seen buoyant increases in both passenger and cargo traffic, underpinned by booming tourism and trade recovery. Photo: KH Ng

    HKIA sets new monthly records, launches e-shopping platform

    Aug 14, 2017 5:33pm
    Hong Kong International Airport recorded significant growth in passenger throughput and flight movements in July, setting new monthly records in these two air traffic categories. Monthly passenger volume rose 3.3 percent from the same month last...
  • The Town Planning Board has approved a proposal to revitalize 12 village houses in a 400-year-old Hakka village in Lai Chi Wo. Photo: Chong Fat /Wikimedia Commons

    Govt to renovate Lai Chi Wo, nine other public piers

    Aug 14, 2017 5:13pm
    Ten public piers will be renovated to make it more convenient for the public to visit outing destinations and natural heritage. The plan is part of the government’s Pier Improvement Programme formulated this year to improve...
  • Hong Kong's public kindergartens, schools and hospitals are struggling with the influx of mainlanders, a mounting strain on already limited resources. Photo: GovHK

    55,000 one-way permit holders settled in HK in past year

    Aug 14, 2017 4:03pm
    More than 55,000 mainlanders have settled in Hong Kong over the past 12 months under the “one-way permit” scheme, a new spike in recent years, with an average of 152 new arrivals per day, slightly higher...
  • Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong visits a training center for Cambodians coming to work in Hong Kong as domestic helpers. Photo: GIS

    First batch of Cambodian domestic helpers to arrive in October

    Aug 14, 2017 3:06pm
    The first batch of about 300 domestic helpers from Cambodia will arrive in Hong Kong in October, one month behind schedule. The number is down from 1,000 initially expected from the Southeast Asian country, according to...
  • A survey finds each person in Hong Kong uses an average of six pieces of tissue paper daily this year. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK uses tissue paper weighing 1,709 double deckers a year: poll

    Aug 14, 2017 2:35pm
    Two green groups are calling on shopping malls and restaurants to help in efforts to reduce people’s use of tissue paper for wiping hands to help improve the city’s environmental situation. A survey, conducted by the World...
  • The divers were practising in Sai Kung on Sunday afternoon when they were struck by the propeller of a speedboat. Photo: Internet

    Two divers seriously injured by speedboat propeller

    Aug 14, 2017 2:30pm
    Two amateur divers were seriously injured after being hit by the propeller of a speedboat during a diving practice in Sai Kung on Sunday, Apple Daily reports. Lai Chun-sin, 30, a Fire Services Department probationary station...
  • Democratic Party member Howard Lam shows his wounds during a media conference on Friday. His abductors alleged used a stapler to torture him. Photo: HKEJ

    Security chief to pursue probe into abduction, torture claims

    Aug 14, 2017 1:29pm
    Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu said police investigation will continue into claims by a pan-democratic activist that he was abducted and tortured by mainland agents last week, although no substantial evidence to support the story has...
  • Mai Sik Industrial Building in Kwai Chung where a fire occurred at a subdivided flat in a 6,000 sq. ft. unit converted from a factory. Photo: HKEJ

    Fatal Kwai Chung blaze highlights dangers of subdivided flats

    Aug 14, 2017 12:07pm
    A fire broke out at an industrial building in Kwai Chung, killing three people and highlighting the problem of subdivided flats again. The fire occurred on the 10th floor of Mai Sik Industrial Building on Kwai...
  • Kenneth Wong, a student of urban planning and design in the University of Hong Kong, won the championship in the Esri Young Scholar Award using the case of noise pollution in Western District. Photo: Esri China (Hong Kong)

    How to detect severe noise pollution in old districts

    - Aug 14, 2017 9:42am
    To build a people-oriented livable city, urban planning is one of the key areas while Geographic Information System (GIS) application is an indispensable tool. GIS links data and geographic distributions to allow people to grasp the...

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