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25 June 2017

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  • With hindsight, one can see that Norman Chan (right) has more career potential and longevity than Rafael Hui (left) who is six years his senior. Photo: HKEJ

    What if SHKP got Norman Chan rather than Rafael Hui?

    - Aug 5, 2014 2:26pm
    There’s a price for everything, especially if you’re talking about hiring a former Hong Kong government official for a certain service. For former chief secretary Anson Chan, it was HK$3 million (US$387,000) for writing a letter...
  • SHKP considered hiring Norman Chan as consultant, court told

    Aug 5, 2014 2:24pm
    Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) was said to have considered hiring Norman Chan, then deputy chief of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, as a consultant in 2002, but Walter Kwok, serving as chairman of the property...
  • At least 10 public swimming pools and beaches might be forced to close due to the lifeguard strike. Photo: HKEJ

    Lifeguard strike may force swimming pool closures

    Aug 5, 2014 1:20pm
    Hong Kong lifeguards went on strike Tuesday over staff shortage, sanitation and safety concerns brought on by an influx of mainland visitors using public swimming pools and beaches, according to Ming Pao Daily. More than 250...
  • McDonald's is handing out discount coupons for Big Mac in a bid to regain customers after the expired-meat scandal. Photo: McDonald's Hong Kong

    McDonald’s launches discount promotion after meat scandal

    Aug 5, 2014 1:17pm
    McDonald’s Hong Kong is offering discount coupons for its flagship Big Mac burgers, aiming to win back customer love after the recent stale-meat scandal involving a Shanghai-based supplier. Customers who receive the coupons can buy Big...
  • Leaked emails suggest Mark Simon (left) set up meetings for his boss Jimmy Lai (right) with some US right-wing politicians, including Sarah Palin. Photos: Apple Daily

    Jimmy Lai’s top aide admits his father had worked for CIA

    Aug 5, 2014 1:02pm
    Media mogul Jimmy Lai’s top aide Mark Simon admitted that his father had worked for the US Central Intelligence Agency for 35 years. As for Simon himself, he hasn’t had any links with the US government...
  • Passengers pack a MTR train. A Chinese merchant reportedly lost HK$500,000 to robbers on the MTR on Monday. Photo: HKEJ, MTR's facebook

    Man loses HK$500,000 on MTR as robbers vomit and clean up

    Aug 5, 2014 1:00pm
    Have you ever paid HK$500,000 (US$64,267) for a subway ticket in Hong Kong? That, unfortunately, was the cost of a MTR journey for a hapless Chinese merchant. The merchant, surnamed Chen, 34, had exchanged HK$500,000 on Des Voeux Road Central at noon on...
  • A scholars group has proposed a 'list system' to choose candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election, hoping to create middle ground between opposing political camps. Photo: HKEJ

    Scholars’ electoral reform plan finds no takers

    Aug 5, 2014 11:52am
    A group of academics has proposed a middle ground with regard to selection of candidates for Hong Kong’s 2017 chief executive election, but the suggestion failed to win backing from both the democrats as well as...
  • Climate change could drastically cut global food production, a study has warned. Photo: Bloomberg

    Climate change to dent crop output, worsen malnutrition: study

    - Aug 5, 2014 10:34am
    Global food production could shrink drastically in the next few decades and lead to a spurt in the number of undernourished people if the climate change and pollution problem is left unresolved, a study has warned....
  • Occupy Central banners advertise the mock referendum in June. Next Media boss Jimmy Lai reportedly donated towards the advertising for the public voting, a claim denied by the organizers. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy Central denies receiving donations from Jimmy Lai

    Aug 5, 2014 10:18am
    Next Media boss Jimmy Lai was said to have spent HK$3 million (US$387,094) to HK$3.5 million to support the advertising of the mock referendum exercise on June 22 organized by the Occupy Central movement, Ming Pao...
  • Michael Tien, former chief of KCRC, has warned that the Hong Kong-Guangzhou high-speed rail could cost up to HK$80 billion, much more than what MTR has budgeted. Photo: HKEJ

    High-speed rail project set to overshoot budget: Michael Tien

    Aug 5, 2014 9:23am
    The Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou high-speed rail project could see its cost rise significantly to between HK$70 billion (US$9.03 billion) and HK$80 billion from the HK$68.4 billion budgeted by MTR Corp, Hong Kong Economic Times cited legislator Michael...
  • An attendant inspects the damage (left photo). Another makes the escalator off-limits to passengers. Photos: HKEJ

    MTR escalator mishap down to a shoe

    - Aug 4, 2014 6:52pm
    As public service announcements go, Hong Kong’s mass transit railway operator is up there with the most persistent. Passengers are continually warned to mind the platform gap, watch their step and not to board the train...
  • Pro-Beijing groups say a planned blockade of the financial district by the Occupy Central movement will hurt Hong Kong's economic prospects.

    Pro-Beijing camp steps up its game

    - Aug 4, 2014 4:23pm
    The standoff between pro- and anti-Beijing camps in Hong Kong is set to worsen as groups opposed to the Occupy Central movement plan a big show of support for the mainland’s line on reforms.  Politicians and...
  • A man reads a document while attending the opening of a summit on the fast-growing outbreak of the Ebola virus in west Africa. Photo: AFP

    Risk of Ebola outbreak in HK remains low

    Aug 4, 2014 4:06pm
    An Ebola outbreak in Hong Kong is unlikely because of its high hygiene standards and experience in preventing infectious diseases, Apple Daily reported Monday, citing the Center for Health Protection (CHP). Still, Hong Kong health authorities are...
  • Netizens suggest McDonald's launch a Buddha-inspired vegetarian menu to avoid meat scandals or employ waitresses in cute and charming costumes to attract customers. Photo: hkgolden.com, ga-o.net

    Buddha may help McDonald’s jump over food-scare wall

    - Aug 4, 2014 3:56pm
    Who can save McDonald’s Hong Kong from further embarrassment over the expired chicken scandal? Perhaps they should seek the Buddha for enlightenment and netizens for advice. Apparently, netizens are consumed with helping McDonald’s serve up some healthy...
  • Post 852 founder Yau Ching-yuen says Hong Kong people want the media to speak the truth without fear or favor. Photo: Post 852

    Post 852 remains optimistic on HK new media prospects

    Aug 4, 2014 2:49pm
    Online media platforms Post 852 and Independent Media remain optimistic about the prospects of new-age media despite the sudden closure of two-year-old House News late last month. “I still have faith in the civil awareness of Hong...
  • Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (left) and Financial Secretary John Tsang could be locked in a battle for control of Hong Kong's finances. Photo: HKEJ

    Are CY Leung and John Tsang fighting for fiscal power?

    Aug 4, 2014 2:33pm
    Hong Kong government departments no longer have to compete for resources which will now be prioritized in the chief executive’s policy address. The change was announced in an internal circular on Thursday in which the government...
  • The ozone level in Hong Kong has reached new highs this year, especially in Tai Po and Sha Tin. Photo: AFP

    Ozone blamed for increases in birth defects

    Aug 4, 2014 2:23pm
    The risk of giving birth to babies with defects or disorders could increase 30 percent if the ozone concentration pregnant women are exposed to during the first four weeks of pregnancy rises by one part per...
  • Smoke billows from the site of a bombing attack in Gaza. A new Christian advocacy group in Hong Kong is accusing local media of bias against Israel. Photo: China Radio International

    Academic slams pro-Israel HK Christian group

    Aug 4, 2014 12:50pm
    Hong Kong media is biased against Israel in the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians in Gaza, Apple Daily reported Monday, citing a newly formed Christian advocacy. The group, consisting of 20 young Christians, gathered outside Admiralty...
  • The Korean TV series My Love from the Star was popular last year, but Japanese program Hanzawa Naoki also attracted much attention in Hong Kong. Photo: Internet

    Expert links fall in Japanese interest in HK to Fukushima

    Aug 4, 2014 11:47am
    Declining interest by Hong Kong people in Japanese culture may have less to do with their increased fascination for Korean entertainment than with the lingering effects of the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Ming Pao...
  • Hong Kong police, which were under fire recently for their treatment of pro-democracy protesters, received a welcome show of support on Sunday. Photo: HKEJ

    Over 4,000, including off-duty officers, join pro-police march

    Aug 4, 2014 11:29am
    Over 4,000 people took part in a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday to express support for the local police, Ming Pao Daily News reported. Former Assistant Commissioner of Police Wong Doon-yee and a number of...

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