26 February 2018


  • Pan-democratic lawmakers raise yellow umbrellas and walk out of Legco to show their lack of confidence in the government's consultation on political reform. Photo: Reuters

    Can govt turn things around over political reform?

    - Jan 9, 2015 12:04pm
    The second stage of the public consultation on political reform officially kicked off Wednesday. The content of the consultation paper, however, is nothing more than a formality, because whatever the paper suggests, those who accept the...
  • University students take part in exercises at a military camp organized by the Hong Kong Youth and Tertiary Students Association. Photo: Facebook

    Beijing prof calls for voluntary military service in HK

    Jan 9, 2015 11:20am
    Voluntary military service should be introduced for young people in Hong Kong to nurture a greater sense of patriotism, a law professor in Beijing has proposed. Professor Chen Duanhong of Peking University’s Law School made the...
  • Chen Zuoer (inset) says recent developments have shown up lacunae in Hong Kong's education system. Photos: AFP, CNSA

    Beijing supervision needed for HK education chief: Chen Zuoer

    Jan 9, 2015 10:21am
    Chen Zuoer, former deputy director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said on Thursday that Hong Kong’s education secretary should be under the supervision of Beijing at all times as recent developments...
  • The date in Arabic numerals and Chinese characters at the bottom of the banknotes has been changed from "2008" to "2009". Photo: Hong Kong government

    Upgraded fake banknotes appear in Hong Kong

    Jan 9, 2015 10:02am
    Counterfeit 2003 series HSBC HK$1,000 banknotes have re-emerged in Hong Kong, using upgraded technology that make them more similar to the real notes, Apple Daily reported Friday, citing police. Cheng Ka-wai, chief inspector in the commercial...
  • The government is repackaging an old proposal that has caused deep divisions in society with shiny wrapping. Photo: HKEJ

    Seize the opportunity: Let’s have a poll on Beijing proposal

    - Jan 8, 2015 2:24pm
    At least you can’t fault Leung Chun-ying’s government for not trying. When Chief Secretary Carrie Lam launched the second round of the government’s public consultation on political reform on Wednesday, she came up with a catchy...
  • The spirit is willing, but Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok can't help himself as he falls asleep for up to 20 minutes during a session at the Legislative Council on Wednesday. Photos: Apple Daily, CNSA

    Security chief escapes into dreamland at Legco meeting

    Jan 8, 2015 1:54pm
    Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok was caught taking a nap for up to 20 minutes while Chief Secretary Carrie Lam was delivering a speech on political reform at the Legislative Council on Wednesday. Lai was spotted...
  • The High Court ordered ATV's largest shareholder to sell a 10.75 percent stake in the broadcaster. Photo: HKEJ

    Bidders for stake in ATV must pay HK$500,000 deposit

    Jan 8, 2015 1:44pm
    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., the court-appointed agent for Asia Television Ltd. (ATV), has announced the procedure for an open tender of a 10.75 percent stake in the broadcaster by its largest shareholder, Wong Ben-koon, am730 reported Thursday. The...
  • Rao Geping (inset) feels Hong Kong should again try to introduce 'national education' in schools to help the youth understand China better. A previous attempt in 2012 sparked huge protests, forcing authorities to shelve the plans. Photos: HKEJ

    ‘Decolonization’ education needed in HK schools: Rao Geping

    Jan 8, 2015 1:32pm
    Rao Geping, a member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee and a law professor at Peking University, said on Wednesday that Hong Kong needs “decolonization” education in schools to help the youth change their thinking...
  • A task force headed by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam launched on Wednesday the second round of consultation on the 2017 chief executive election process. Photo: HK Government Information Service

    New consultation on political reform: Is there any point?

    - Jan 8, 2015 1:16pm
    The government has kicked off the second round of public consultation on the 2017 Chief Executive election but it’s safe to say that any attempt to inject more democratic elements into the framework proposed by the Chinese...
  • (Clockwise, from top left) Frederick Fung, Charles Mok,  Kenneth Leung, Ronny Tong, Joseph Lee Kok-long and Ip Kin-yuen are among the pan-democratic lawmakers who could decide the fate of Hong Kong's political reform legislation. Photos: HKEJ

    Some pan-democrats seen as swing factor on political reform bill

    Jan 8, 2015 12:03pm
    Some Legislative Councilors of the pan-democratic camp have emerged as likely lobbying targets for Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary Carrie Lam to solicit support for the political reform bill, Apple Daily reported Thursday. Lam said on Wednesday...
  • Robuchon au Dôme (left) at Grand Lisboa Hotel, the scene of the crime committed by Peng (right), seen with the fake wines. Photos:, Macao Daily

    Ex-Robuchon bar captain nabbed in fake-wine scam

    Jan 8, 2015 11:39am
    A former bar captain at a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Macau has been arrested for substituting cheap wines for 50 bottles of top Burgundy wine, Apple Daily reported Thursday. The real bottles of wine were worth a total of HK$2.13 million (US$275,400). After...
  • The Hong Kong government is seeking to prevent malpractices by some domestic helpers and their intermediaries. Photo: HKEJ

    Tighter scrutiny on intermediaries for foreign domestic helpers

    Jan 8, 2015 11:14am
    Hong Kong will issue some guidelines that will ensure tighter oversight on intermediaries for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs), Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday, citing Lai Tung-kwok, the city’s Secretary for Security. The move comes as some...
  • Hong Kong must work on carbon emissions reduction, energy efficiency and network reliability instead of focusing mainly on adjusting the rates of return enjoyed by the city’s two power utilities. Photo: Bloomberg

    Clean energy should be main focus in electricity reform

    - Jan 8, 2015 11:00am
    The year 2015 will mark a milestone on some environmental protection issues such as global climate change and the targets for sustainable development, and Hong Kong will definitely be part of it. Last year the Environment...
  • (From left) Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam and Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam launch the second round of public consultation on universal suffrage. Photo: HKEJ

    Carrie Lam vows to secure pan-democrat votes on political reform

    Jan 8, 2015 10:59am
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has vowed to fight till the end to secure votes from the pan-democratic camp for the passage of the Beijing-endorsed political reform bill. Speaking at the Legislative Council on Wednesday, Lam called on...
  • A government advisory body has proposed a doubling of the tobacco tax to deter Hong Kong's smokers. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt urged to double tobacco levy

    - Jan 8, 2015 10:06am
    Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, a statutory body that advises authorities and community health organizations on matters related to public health, has urged the government to double the city’s tobacco tax in the coming 2015/16...
  • Hong Kong companies are largely upbeat about their hiring plans this year, despite some economic uncertainties. Photo: HKEJ

    Most HK firms plan to boost recruitment in 1H: survey

    Jan 8, 2015 9:10am
    More than half the firms in Hong Kong plan to step up recruitment in the first half of 2015, according to a survey from human resources consultancy Hudson. The hiring appetite marks the strongest level in...
  • Hong Kong has seen a significant jump in the number of newly registered young voters following the pro-democracy movement last year. Photo: HKEJ

    More young voters on electoral rolls after Occupy

    Jan 8, 2015 8:38am
    As Hong Kong prepares to hold District Council elections later this year, the latest official statistics show a significant jump in the number of newly registered young voters in the city. According to voter registration statistics...
  • Claudia Mo (left) was not convinced by the reassurances  Raymond Tam (right) tried to give. Photo: HKEJ

    HK people ‘administering’ HK no big change, Tam says

    Jan 7, 2015 7:04pm
    The recent change in the wording of an item in a government fact sheet from “Hong Kong People ruling Hong Kong” to “Hong Kong People administering Hong Kong” is not a big one, the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland...
  • During the Occupy campaign, Ocean Park had its best November ever, with 600,000 visitors. Photos: HKEJ

    Ocean Park to give away 10,000 tickets to HK residents

    Jan 7, 2015 6:54pm
    Ocean Park is giving away 10,000 tickets to Hong Kong residents in celebration of its 38th anniversary and stellar ticket sales. Hong Kong ID card holders can register on Ocean Park’s Facebook page between January 10...
  • Stricter rules are being proposed for the advertising of milk powder products for infants. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK to tighten rules on infant milk powder ads

    Jan 7, 2015 4:16pm
    The Food and Health Bureau is considering tightening the rules on advertisements for infant milk powder, Ming Pao Daily reported Wednesday. Under the proposed new rules, makers of milk powder products for babies less than six months...

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