Date
21 April 2018

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  • Doraemon whips up a bit of a frenzy during his tour of Hong Kong Friday. Photos: Facebook

    How HK police wrote Doraemon a ‘beef jerky’

    Jan 30, 2015 3:00pm
    Now it can be told: Doraemon likes — or got — “beef jerky”. The popular Japanese comic character tucked into the Hong Kong favorite for the first time during a tour — by his likeness, of...
  • Hooters is known for its buxom waitresses in skimpy outfits. Photo: Facebook

    Hooters to open 30 outlets in region, focusing on HK

    Jan 30, 2015 2:51pm
    Some Hong Kong diners may soon find themselves being served by buxom waitresses in skimpy outfits. That is the signature attraction at the US restaurant chain Hooters, which plans to expand aggressively in Southeast Asia, focusing on...
  • Prices of small apartment units continue to scale new peaks in Hong Kong. Photo: wikipedia

    It’s just crazy! 147-sq-ft public home unit goes for HK$1.7 mln

    Jan 30, 2015 2:45pm
    This can happen only in Hong Kong! A public housing apartment measuring just 147 square feet fetched as much as HK$1.7 million, or nearly HK$12,000 per square foot, in a secondary market transaction recently.  Two sisters...
  • Chris Patten (center) writes in preface of a new book that the history of the  Umbrella Movement will not be forgotten. Photos: AFP, Facebok

    Patten slams HK govt for lack of leadership in book preface

    Jan 30, 2015 1:29pm
    Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s last colonial leader, said the government lacked leadership in failing to offer a “statesmanlike” compromise during the 79-day democracy protests last year. “The statesmen carried the umbrellas, while a shadowy group of...
  • The new Hong Kong identitiy card will be chock full of security features but some legislators worry about its use of technology that allows non-touch data access. Photo: HKEJ

    Two-step security authentication for theft-proof new ID

    Jan 30, 2015 1:25pm
    Hong Kong’s new identity cards will feature a two-step security authentication process that makes it impossible for hackers to remotely steal data. The authentication process can only be activated after the card is swiped through a...
  • Java Road is a major east-west thoroughfare. Photo: Huang Kong Hing

    North Point: A living history of Hong Kong

    - Jan 30, 2015 1:07pm
    Many of Hong Kong’s geographical place names have been in use for more than 150 years. Some describe their specific locations. North Point is one of them. North Point sits on the northernmost tip of Hong...
  • CY Leung was a surprise guest at an inter-school debate competition Thursday. Students seized the chance to question him on various issues. Photo: Ta Kung Pao

    Students get a chance to grill Leung at inter-school debate

    Jan 30, 2015 1:07pm
    Hong Kong students got a rare opportunity Thursday to lob questions at Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying face-to-face, a chance which they utilized fully by raising various issues pertaining to the city. As Leung showed up at an...
  • If the box supersizing trend continues, we might as well start giving away empty gift boxes. Photo: Internet

    Kung Hei Fat Choy: Here’s a big box with small chocolates inside

    - Jan 30, 2015 12:39pm
    What do Toblerone, Sugus and Maltesers have in common? These are favorite candy tray items during Lunar New Year. They are also very un-Hong Kong products. In a city where space is a luxury, these imported...
  • Hospitals across Hong Kong have admitted 12 new cases into their intensive care units. Photo: HKEJ

    Flu claims 10 more lives in Hong Kong

    Jan 30, 2015 12:14pm
    Ten more people have died of flu caused by the H3N2 virus, bringing the Hong Kong death toll to 74 as of Thursday. The latest fatalities were between 65 and 104 years old, including six women,...
  • The Hong Kong Marathon has seen higher accident rates compared to similar events in other world cities.  Photo: Internet

    Is the HK marathon too dangerous for runners?

    - Jan 30, 2015 11:59am
    A 24-year-old man who collapsed from exhaustion during the Hong Kong Marathon last Sunday has died, while another runner aged 49 years is still in critical condition. The incidents suggest that marathon runners here have a...
  • Pui Ching Primary School says the controversy over student 'remorse letters' is a misunderstanding but parents are not impressed. Photo: Internet

    HK primary school under fire over ‘remorse letters’

    Jan 30, 2015 11:32am
    A Hong Kong primary school is under fire from a group of parents who are complaining that their children are harassed if they don’t get good grades. The harassment includes asking pupils to write a “letter of...
  • An artist's impression of Gleneagles Hospital that is under construction in Hong Kong. Photo: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

    Gleneagles HK hospital to target mass-market; 2017 launch eyed

    Jan 30, 2015 10:45am
    Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (GHKH), a private institution funded jointly by Singapore’s Parkway Pantai Ltd. and NWS Holdings Ltd., will target the mass-market when it becomes operational in 2017, managing director Tan See Leng said. The...
  • Tong Sze-kiu (L) has admitted to cheating her former boss Balram Chainrai out of as much as HK$47 million. Credits: Apple Daily, www.dailymail.co.uk

    Ex-Portsmouth FC owner’s secretary admits to HK$47 mln fraud

    Jan 30, 2015 9:32am
    A woman who worked as a secretary for 15 years for Balram Chainrai, the former owner of Portsmouth Football Club, pleaded guilty in a Hong Kong court Thursday to 12 charges of theft and four of...
  • Dymocks is said to be closing in Hong Kong but that would be for reasons other than literary factors. The bookstore may be a victim of fierce competition and soaring rent.

    Here’s why Hongkongers prefer real books to e-books

    - Jan 30, 2015 7:52am
    Let me confide a brutal and embarrassing truth. I hate my Kindle, and all the books I devour on it. I miss my books… the feel of them, the smell of them, the sense of “place”...
  • Twenty SynCabs will go into service next month and another 30 will arrive in Hong Kong in May. Photo: Chung Shing Taxi

    This cab will make life easier for disabled, elderly

    - Jan 29, 2015 5:14pm
    For the disabled and the elderly, Hong Kong can be an unfriendly place. They don’t have many choices when it comes to their daily commutes. The good news is SynCab, a new taxi which targets this...
  • Rattus Norvegicus (inset), a species commonly seen in Hong Kong, can be host to many types of viruses, says an expert. Photos: HKEJ, Mingpao

    Adopting a rat? Not so fast, says pest expert

    Jan 29, 2015 4:19pm
    Adopting baby rats or setting the creatures free in an urban environment amounts to nothing but misplaced compassion, a pest expert says, arguing that the rodents need to be exterminated. The comments came after woman in Hong...
  • The original Facebook post explains that D689 is nothing more than a serial number indicating that the compartment with the number identifier is non-motorized. Photo: Facebook

    MTR gets flak over ‘D689′ warning

    Jan 29, 2015 3:42pm
    Netizens are laying into MTR Corp. after Hong Kong’s rail operator warned staff to be mindful of the number “D689″. The warning was prompted by a photo of a train compartment showing “D689″ on the MTR...
  • Some observers feel that Regina Ip (R) will have a chance in the 2017 chief executive election and that Starry Lee (L) should target the race in 2022 or 2027. Photos: HKEJ

    Will Starry Lee become HK’s first female chief executive?

    - Jan 29, 2015 2:47pm
    Prepare to hear more about Starry Lee, the vice chairperson of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), in the coming weeks. As her pro-Beijing party prepares for a leadership shuffle, Lee appears to...
  • Sayed Gouda is blaming Chinese officials for ruining his chances to pursue an employment offer from Beijing Normal University. Photo: Facebook

    Egypt academic lashes at China over ‘absurd’ reaction to novel

    Jan 29, 2015 2:17pm
    An Egyptian academic is speaking out against the Chinese government, saying he is being punished for his novel. Sayed Gouda wrote Closed Gate based on his experiences as an exchange student in Beijing from 1988 to...
  • Andrew Wells (inset) was released unconditionally after the taxi driver decided not to press charges, Photos: HKEJ, Linkedin

    Former govt official Andrew Wells arrested in taxi row

    Jan 29, 2015 1:42pm
    A former housing deputy secretary was arrested for alleged assault and criminal damage after a fight with a taxi driver who refused him a ride. Andrew Wells, 58, was released unconditionally after the taxi driver decided...

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