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23 June 2018

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  • One Bus Hong Kong Macau Ltd. has been awarded 19 of the 34 daily round trips for the Hong Kong-Macau coach service using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Photo: CNSA/Internet

    One Bus set to offer daily HK-Macau services using mega bridge

    Jun 15, 2018 2:24pm
    A bus operator said it is ready to offer daily coach services on the Hong Kong-Macau route amid talk that the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will open as early as August, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. One...
  • The government has found that some illegal structures cases have been taking years to resolve. Photo: Lands Department

    Task force to be set up to handle tough illegal structures cases

    Jun 15, 2018 1:14pm
    The Lands Department will establish a special task force comprising 60 personnel to deal with difficult cases of unauthorized structures, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The move comes as authorities have found that complicated cases...
  • Pan-democrats did everything they could to stop the passage of the co-location bill, but after all the delays and debates, the Legislative Council approved the bill on Thursday night. Photo: HKEJ

    XRL to launch in September after Legco passes co-location bill

    Jun 15, 2018 12:09pm
    The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) is scheduled to begin services in the next quarter after the Legislative Council approved the controversial co-location bill for the multibillion-dollar project. The legislation was passed on third reading...
  • A file photo of Rimsky Yuen, Hong Kong's former justice secretary. There has been much speculation recently that Yuen has become a preferred candidate for membership of the Basic Law Committee. Photo: HKEJ

    Will Rimsky Yuen join the Basic Law Committee?

    - Jun 15, 2018 12:07pm
    As public controversies over Basic Law provisions are likely to escalate after passage of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail link co-location bill, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee’s advisory panel on Hong Kong’s Basic Law can be expected...
  • Yat Lok Barbecue Restaurant fetched HK$82.8 million in a deal as juicy and crispy as a platter of goose barbecue. Photo: HKEJ

    Famous goose barbecue restaurant closes juicy deal

    - Jun 15, 2018 11:26am
    In the restaurant business, how many dishes does one have to prepare and sell in order to reach HK$100 million?  A lot, you will say. And probably not even several lifetimes of hard work and the...
  • The 66-year-old worker was found lying unconscious on top of an oil storage tank at the Caltex oil depot in Tsing Yi. Paramedics rushed him to Yan Chai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Photo: HKEJ

    Worker dies after collapsing atop oil storage tank in Tsing Yi

    Jun 14, 2018 5:02pm
    A man died after collapsing while at work on top a 20-meter-high oil storage tank in Tsing Yi. A co-worker called the police after finding the 66-year-old man, who lived in Shenzhen, lying unconscious on top...
  • The compact design of the robot system can fit into a standard MRI head coil without any special modification. Photo: HKU

    HKU team designs neurosurgical robot for brain procedures

    Jun 14, 2018 3:40pm
    An engineering team from the University of Hong Kong has developed a neurosurgical robotic system that can perform delicate brain surgery inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The team, led by Kwok Ka-wai, an assistant professor...
  • Cheng Yiu-tong (inset), a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, was cleared of careless-driving charge, with a judge saying there was insufficient evidence. Photos: HKEJ, RTHK news video screenshot

    NPC delegate Cheng Yiu-tong acquitted of careless-driving

    Jun 14, 2018 1:26pm
    A court on Wednesday cleared Cheng Yiu-tong, a Hong Kong deputy to China’s National People’s Congress, of a charge of careless driving, with the judge finding fault with the police over their handling of the case. Acquitting Cheng,...
  • Green Earth activists are calling for a refundable levy on purchases of plastic bottles to prompt consumers to return the used items for recycling. Photo: Green Earth

    Group urges refundable surcharge levy to curb plastics waste

    Jun 14, 2018 12:46pm
    An environmental group has called for the levy of a refundable deposit for purchases of beverage products that come in plastic bottles, saying the move can help boost the recycling rate in the city. The government...
  • Professors Chen Shih-chi (right) and Christopher Leung Kai-shun co-developed the world's first DH-TPE microscope. Photo: EJ Insight

    CUHK unveils world’s first ‘ultrafast’ 3D microscope

    - Jun 14, 2018 12:24pm
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong has developed the world’s first “ultrafast” 3D microscope that can be used in studying eye and neurological diseases like glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease. Professor Chen Shih-chi, from the Department of...
  • Compared to cities like Berlin and Beijing, Hong Kong lags behind in terms of official EV policy and infrastructure. Photo: Reuters

    Tax breaks alone won’t promote e-mobility

    - Jun 14, 2018 12:14pm
    E-mobility has become a major trend worldwide as take-up of electric vehicles (EVs) and new initiatives to promote cleaner drives show no sign of stopping. In Hong Kong, there are approximately 11,100 EVs today, compared with...
  • Hong Kong has been competing with Singapore as a regional financial, trade and cultural hub. Photo: Xinhua/Bloomberg

    How Hong Kong lost its clout over ‘Nanyang’ to Singapore

    - Jun 14, 2018 12:13pm
    Singapore’s hosting of the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un buttresses the notion that it is the real hub of Southeast Asia – and Hong Kong is just a part...
  • Unless the government takes up public housing projects on a priority basis, the average waiting time for home applicants is likely to get longer in the months ahead, observers warn. Photo: HKEJ

    Why the govt must focus more on public rental housing

    - Jun 14, 2018 11:36am
    According to the figures released by the Housing Authority, as of the end of March this year the average waiting time for public rental housing (PRH) flat general applicants had jumped to 5.1 years. Worse still,...
  • An air-conditioning mechanic fell about 4 meters from a ladder inside a hair salon in Citywalk in Tsuen Wan on Monday night. He remains in a critical condition after receiving two brain surgeries. Photo: HKEJ/i-Cable News

    Man undergoes two brain surgeries after falling from ladder

    Jun 13, 2018 5:06pm
    An air-conditioning mechanic who fell from a ladder has regained consciousness but remained in critical condition after undergoing two brain surgeries. The man, 47, fell about 4 meters from a ladder while doing repair work on...
  • Returning as Next Digital chairman, Jimmy Lai wants to motivate employees to work harder as he seeks to improve the firm's financial prospects. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why Jimmy Lai is playing the generous employer

    Jun 13, 2018 4:35pm
    It is said that you wouldn’t know how much you are really worth until you tender your resignation, as many Hong Kong bosses offer good salary hikes or bonus only when someone has put in his...
  • Tests conducted on samples of non-traditional tobacco products such as e-cigarettes showed that they contain the same harmful substances found in ordinary tobacco products. Photo: AFP

    Govt wants e-cigarettes regulated as ordinary tobacco products

    Jun 13, 2018 2:28pm
    The government wants to regulate non-traditional tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes, which are becoming popular in Hong Kong, as part of efforts to protect public health. In a document submitted to the Legislative Council on Tuesday,...
  • The Dragon Boat races will be the highlight of the three-day event. Photo: HKTB

    Races and free concerts set for Dragon Boat Carnival

    Jun 13, 2018 2:26pm
    Everything is set for the annual Dragon Boat Carnival on the Central Harbourfront. Organized by the Tourism Board and the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association, the three-day event will kick off next Friday. The highlight will be...
  • Chinese University Professor Joseph Sung (right) said obesity, age, gender, smoking and family history are major risk factors for colorectal cancer. Photo: CUHK

    Public urged to control body weight to prevent colorectal cancer

    Jun 13, 2018 1:03pm
    Hong Kong people need to watch their body weight more often and control it in order to lower the risk of contracting colorectal cancer, which now tops the list of cancer incidences in the city. The...
  • Professor Wong Kam-fai hopes to promote Hong Kong innovations to other countries. Photo: HKEJ

    CUHK expert joins Chinese think tank on artificial intelligence

    Jun 13, 2018 12:32pm
    Professor Wong Kam-fai, associate dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, has been made a member of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, a semi-state think tank established in Beijing only...
  • Government sources admit that the empty homes tax is more about sending a message to real estate developers that there is a price to pay for hoarding up new flats than actually boosting home supply in substantial numbers. Photo: HKEJ

    Empty homes tax: more show than substance

    - Jun 13, 2018 11:33am
    While the government appears to have its hands full in dealing with the raging scandals surrounding the slipshod work and suspected cover-ups at the MTR Shatin-to-Central Link, it is also working aggressively on the introduction of the...

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