26 March 2017


  • The probe into the MTRC cross-border rail fiasco will look into systemic deficiencies but not pinpoint responsibility. Photo: Bloomberg

    Justice Hartman to lead rail link delay probe

    - May 16, 2014 5:13pm
    The Hong Kong government on Friday appointed a top judge to head a three-member expert panel to look into the delayed Hong Kong-Guangzhou high-speed rail project. It was another move to ease public anger over the...
  • Many students do not see anything wrong with social drinking as long as it is done responsibly. Photo: Canarian Weekly Tenerife, Flickr

    More youngsters engaging in heavy drinking

    May 16, 2014 3:00pm
    Health authorities have voiced concerns over rising alcohol consumption among youngsters as liquor sellers step up promotional activities in college campuses, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. Wine firms are sponsoring student events and other activities inside...
  • Hong Kong teen Chiu Chi-yau (center) has been offered places at three British universities. Photo: Britannia Study Link

    HK 13-year-old wins spots at British universities

    May 16, 2014 1:34pm
    Three British universities have offered places to 13-year-old Hong Kong girl Chiu Chi-yau on the strength of straight As in her GCE exams, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. Chiu’s mother said she was more of a...
  • In happier times: Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. signals the number of Pulitzer Prizes just won by the paper as executive editor Jill Abramson (right) claps in celebration at the New York Times newsroom in April 2013. Photo: Reuters

    Whether in New York or Hong Kong, men earning more than women

    - May 16, 2014 1:30pm
    New York Times sacked its first-ever female executive editor Jill Abramson on Wednesday in a development that highlights the income disparity between male and female executives in the US city — and elsewhere. Abramson, considered as one...
  • Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau says the party will not be a part of any Alliance for True Democracy meetings after June 22. Photo: Emily Lau's facebook

    Democratic Party calls time on alliance after poll

    May 16, 2014 11:48am
    The Democratic Party will cut its ties with a pan-democrat coalition after the Occupy Central poll on electoral reform, saying other parties in the alliance are pushing plans that go beyond the agreed bounds of the...
  • Hong Kong's consumer watchdog says voucher users should read the fine print and retailers have a duty to explain it. Photo: HKEJ

    Consumers cautioned on use of vouchers

    May 16, 2014 10:53am
    Buyers are being warned about vouchers or combo tickets after the Consumer Council received complaints regarding questionable practices by retailers. The consumer watchdog received 90 such complaints in the first quarter alone, Sky Post reported Friday....
  • The Consumer Council says Monster energy drinks have more caffeine than the recommended daily amount for children. Photo: Bloomberg

    Keep some energy drinks out of reach of children

    May 16, 2014 10:02am
    Three of 19 energy drinks tested by the Consumer Council contain more caffeine than a cup of coffee and are not suitable for children and pregnant women, Apple Daily reported Friday. The council said the Monster...
  • Workers wave Vietnamese national flags during an anti-China protest at a Chinese-invested shoe factory in Vietnam's northern Thai Binh province. Photo: Reuters

    HK raises Vietnam to red travel alert, tours cancelled

    May 16, 2014 7:55am
    Hong Kong has raised its outbound travel alert for Vietnam as violent anti-Chinese protests continue and more are expected, Apple Daily reported Friday. The alert was raised from yellow to red, the second-highest level on the...
  • The Sung Wong Toi is a memorial to the Song Dynasty in Hong Kong. Photo: Flickr

    Govt blamed for loss of priceless Song relics

    - May 15, 2014 3:21pm
    Hundreds of priceless Song Dynasty relics may have been destroyed at the ongoing construction of the MTR Shatin-Central Line because the Antiquities and Monuments Office, the government agency in charge of protecting such sites, failed to act...
  • Anti-Chinese anger may have stoked other sentiments in Vietnam. Photo: AFP

    Vietnam attacks targeting ‘mean’ Taiwan bosses?

    May 15, 2014 2:53pm
    Rising anti-Chinese feelings in Vietnam have apparently stoked deeper sentiments that are coming to the surface only now and affecting other foreigners in the country as well. Owners of Taiwanese establishments that have been looted and...
  • Galaxy Macau has grown into a thriving three-year-old. Photo: Bloomberg

    3, 2, 1: Galaxy, Lui and a top moneymaker

    - May 15, 2014 12:57pm
    Two things stood out at a launch party three years ago in Macau on a casual Sunday: The hundreds of familiar but not very popular faces from local politics and business, and their appearance at the...
  • Benny Tai says Occupy Central does not have to be the lone striker in Hong Kong's democracy campaign. Photo: HKEJ

    ‘Separate but united’ in universal vote drive

    May 15, 2014 12:43pm
    Occupy Central organizer Benny Tai reached for a football metaphor to convey failures in the campaign and an upcoming review of tactics, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday. Tai said Occupy Central does not have to be...
  • Home Affairs Secretary Tsang Tak-sing Has risen up Hong Kong's ranks despite being jailed in the late 1960s. Photo: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

    Education chief raises criminal record specter

    May 15, 2014 11:07am
    If it didn’t stop Home Affairs Secretary Tsang Tak-sing, it shouldn’t stop students joining Occupy Central this summer. That’s the response some online voices have argued in response to Education Secretary Eddie Ng’s warning that students joining...
  • The trend is growing for schools to send pupils on study trips. Photo: HKEJ

    Vegas and bust: School attacked for pricey US study trip

    May 15, 2014 8:58am
    A government-assisted primary school has come under fire for organizing a pricey overseas study trip to the United States, including a stop in the gambling heartland of Las Vegas, Apple Daily reported Thursday. Hing Tak School...
  • Riots take a heavy toll on a Chinese-owned factory in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters

    Vietnam riots weigh on HK textile, footwear stocks

    - May 15, 2014 8:23am
    A storm of anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam has forced a slew of Hong Kong-listed manufacturers to temporarily shut down their plants, putting downward pressure on their shares, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Thursday. These companies...
  • The price of ivory has risen 20 percent in the last three years. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK puts match to world’s biggest ivory hoard

    May 15, 2014 8:00am
    Hong Kong’s conservation department will torch the world’s biggest ivory stockpile over the next 18 months, beginning with the destruction Thursday of one metric ton of seized items, Apple Daily reported Thursday. The department’s endangered species advisory...
  • Protesters holding anti-China banners enter a facility. Photo: Radio Taiwan International

    Hong Kong issues travel alert on Vietnam

    - May 14, 2014 6:34pm
    Hong Kong has issued an outbound travel alert on Vietnam after violent anti-Chinese riots rocked several key cities, government broadcaster RTHK reported Wednesday. The warning, the lowest in the government’s three-stage alert system, calls for caution...
  • Carrie Lam cites disruption to public service caused by the filibusters. Photo: HKEJ

    Top officials wage war against filibusters

    - May 14, 2014 3:26pm
    History does repeat itself. That’s the lesson the Leung Chun-ying team is learning with the filibustering of the 2014/2015 Budget turning from bad to worse and spreading like a virus in the legislature. Deciding that enough...
  • The average price of a club sandwich in a major Hong Kong hotel is HK$165. Photo: lucaohman, Flickr

    Club sandwich more expensive in Hong Kong than in New York

    May 14, 2014 2:40pm
    A clubhouse sandwich in Hong Kong’s major hotels costs more than the same order in a similar establishment in New York, according to an index compiled by The index, which compares sandwich prices in 840 hotels...
  • Chief Executive CY Leung has made a tough decision to retain Anthony Cheung (inset). Photo: HKEJ

    Anthony Cheung survives crisis, but accountability suffers

    - May 14, 2014 2:01pm
    It was a tough decision for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to reject the reported resignation of Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung, who apologized earlier this month for the delay in the cross-border...

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