19 June 2018


  • Hong Kong cannot act unilaterally on the issue of potential caps on mainland visitors, CY Leung (inset) reiterated. Photos: CNSA, Reuters

    ‘Not easy’ to restrict mainland visitors: Leung

    Mar 4, 2015 10:06am
    Hong Kong won’t find it easy to restrict the flow of mainland visitors to the city under the Individual Visit Scheme, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday. Leung made the comments in Beijing on the sidelines...
  • The Lion City is the main wealth management center in Southeast Asia, managing funds primarily from Malaysia and Indonesia. Photo:HKEJ

    What HK emigrants like and dislike about Singapore

    - Mar 4, 2015 9:32am
    While the government is considering importing talent from abroad, an increasing number of young professionals are choosing to leave Hong Kong, and Singapore is one of their migration targets. Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly talked to...
  • Nicholas Yang (L) has been given multiple posts under Leung Chun-ying's plan to make a renewed push for an Innovation and Technology Bureau. Photo: HKEJ

    What lies behind Leung’s appointment of new tech advisor?

    - Mar 3, 2015 3:15pm
    With pan-democratic lawmakers stymieing plans for a proposed Innovation and Technology Bureau, Hong Kong’s leader Leung Chun-ying has resorted to executive action to help revive his “technology dream”. On Monday, Leung appointed Nicholas Yang as his...
  • Hau Chi-keung, Chan Sung-fai (inset, top) and Li Kwok-fung have the worst attendance records among district councilors. Photos: HKEJ,

    Hau Chi-keung district councilor with lowest attendance

    Mar 3, 2015 2:37pm
    The three district councilors with the poorest attendance record all come from rural committees in the North District, Cable TV reported Monday. Councilor Hau Chi-keung attended the fewest meetings among his peers across 18 districts, showing...
  • Hong Kong is home to more than 320,000 foreign domestic workers, half of them from the Phili[pines Photo: HKEJ

    Philippines tells recruiters to have Facebook account

    Mar 3, 2015 1:54pm
    The Philippines wants recruitment agencies that send domestic workers abroad to have a Facebook account to help curb abuse. They have until March 13 to comply, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday, citing a circular from the...
  • Some mainland netizens posted photos that purportedly show them cutting up their HK entry permits following the recent anti-Chinese protests in the city. Photo: Weibo

    What mainlanders must do amid HK anger over shoppers

    - Mar 3, 2015 1:12pm
    If you want to know what mainlanders feel about Hong Kong nowadays, there is no better place to go than social networking platforms such as WeChat and Weibo. Last week, the two sites buzzed with angry...
  • Police arrest suspected thieves (left), one of whom had a fake diamond (right). Photos:, Apple Daily

    6 mainland women arrested in diamond thefts at HK jewelry show

    Mar 3, 2015 1:08pm
    Police arrested six female thieves from Hunan province at the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show at AsiaWorld-Expo, Apple Daily reported Tuesday. Nearly 100 police were deployed inside and outside the venue to protect the...
  • Police were called (left) after the woman refused to close the toilet door. The captain ordered her and her child off the plane. Photos: Apple Daily, internet

    Flight delayed 3 hours after woman refuses to close toilet door

    Mar 3, 2015 12:44pm
    A Dragonair flight to Beijing was delayed by nearly three hours after a woman refused to close the door of a cabin toilet while she was cleaning up her child’s diaper, Apple Daily reported Tuesday. Flight...
  • Regina Ip (right) and John Tsang are widely expected to contest Leung Chun-ying's job come 2017. Photos: Bloomberg, CNSA

    Early political salvo? Ip blasts Tsang over tech committee

    Mar 3, 2015 12:19pm
    Did Regina Ip just fire an early salvo in the race for Hong Kong chief executive? Ip, who heads the New People’s Party, criticized John Tsang’s work on the steering committee on innovation and technology, saying...
  • It is illegal to own a slow loris (left) in Hong Kong, but that has not stopped Miki (inset) from advertising the animals on Facebook. Photos: YouTube, Apple Daily

    Wild slow lorises for sale online for over HK$10,000

    Mar 3, 2015 11:38am
    Sellers have been posting pictures of slow lorises online, asking up to HK$13,000 for one of these primates from Southeast Asian countries, which it is illegal to possess in Hong Kong, Apple Daily reported Tuesday. “Miki”,...
  • Building more public rental flats is the key to solving  the housing problem, not encouraging people to buy homes of their own. Photo: AFP

    How much do home prices need to drop before they’re affordable?

    - Mar 3, 2015 10:50am
    The 2015-16 budget announced last week put a lot of emphasis on economic development and HK$34 billion (US$4.38 billion) of “sweeteners”, while hardly mentioning property prices. However, the Monetary Authority stunned the market Friday by introducing...
  • Police officers display 'attack weapons' seized from protesters during a demonstration against parallel-goods traders in Yuen Long on Sunday. Photo: iCable

    Charges being pressed against 12 after Yuen Long clashes

    Mar 3, 2015 10:50am
    Hong Kong authorities are pressing charges against 12 of the protestors who had been arrested over the weekend during a protest march against parallel-goods traders in Yuen Long district, Ming Pao Daily reported. The police arrested...
  • Owners of collectibles such as this sailing ship replica can get help from experts on their upkeep. Photo: HKEJ

    HK museums offer consultation on upkeep of collectibles

    Mar 3, 2015 10:29am
    Hong Kong’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is offering consultation services on the upkeep and management of collectibles. The service is available to participants in the Hong Kong Museum Festival scheduled for June 27 to July...
  • Nicholas Yang (R) will advise Chief Executive CY Leung on innovation and technology, and will also take up other related posts. Photo: HKEJ

    Nicholas Yang’s appointment to top tech posts draws criticism

    Mar 3, 2015 9:52am
    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Monday appointed Nicholas Yang Wei-hsiung as an unpaid personal advisor on matters related to innovation and technology, and also as a non-official member of the Executive Council. Yang, former executive vice-president...
  • Future Fund will secure revenue through sale of some government quarters, among other proposals. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt-backed panel unveils structure of Future Fund

    Mar 3, 2015 9:47am
    A work group on long-term fiscal planning has proposed a draw-down from the HK$220 billion Land Fund to make up the endowment for the so-called future fund that is being set up by the Hong Kong...
  • Young Hongkongers are attracted by countries such as South Korea that welcome foreign capital and immigrants. Photo: Bloomberg

    The 3rd emigration wave: why this time is different

    - Mar 2, 2015 6:15pm
    When asked “Do you want to leave Hong Kong and start a new life in a foreign country”, more and more young Hongkongers are saying yes. What’s wrong with this city? In a survey done by...
  • Protests against parallel trading, such as the one staged in Yuen Long on Sunday, are in danger of spinning out of control. Photo: SocRec

    Protests fail to help local communities regain normal lives

    - Mar 2, 2015 3:28pm
    Protests against parallel traders in the New Territories have escalated, and are in danger of spinning out of control. Organizers should maintain the focus of the mass actions, which is to seek a limit to the...
  • Wary of attacks on mainland tourists, some would-be cross border visitors are seeking advice on how to pass for Hongkongers. Photo: Reuters

    Why mainlanders want to learn how to look like locals in HK

    Mar 2, 2015 3:16pm
    Users of mainland social media sites planning a trip to Hong Kong are seeking tips on how to dress or behave like locals, so as to avoid being attacked as mainland shoppers, Sky Post reported Monday. Some netizens responded...
  • Japanese author Haruki Murakami (inset) urges Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists to pursue their fight, saying their efforts will never be in vain. Photos: Reuters, Facebook

    Novelist Murakami tells HK pro-democracy activists: Fight on!

    Mar 2, 2015 3:06pm
    Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami urged Hong Kong’s young activists to pursue their fight for democracy, saying their efforts will never be in vain. “I will stay behind you and your efforts in fighting for democracy will...
  • Footage related to a silent march by legal professionals (inset) was said to have been cut
out of the final episode of TVB's "Raising the bar" drama series. Photos:, youtube

    TVB accused of deleting ‘sensitive’ footage in drama series

    Mar 2, 2015 2:15pm
    More allegations have surfaced of Television Broadcasts Ltd. (TVB), Hong Kong’s top free-to-air television broadcaster, indulging in self-censorship amid the current politically charged environment in the city. After facing flak for toning down reportage of police...

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