13 December 2017


  • Chin-pong plans to file a formal complaint against the police officers who beat him up for no obvious reasons. Photos: YouTube, Apple Daily

    Local musician says police beat him up in Mong Kok checkpoint

    - Dec 1, 2014 7:27pm
    Chin-pong, bass guitarist of local music band Prune Deer, said he was beaten up by several police officers during an identification card check in Mong Kok on Friday for no obvious reason, Apple Daily reported. The...
  • President Ma Ying-jeou (left) has suffered a huge setback in Taiwan's local elections. Tsai Eng-wen (right) could ride popular support toward the presidency in 2016. Photos: Bloomberg

    What Hong Kong democracy camp can learn from Taiwan polls

    - Dec 1, 2014 4:22pm
    Taiwan’s local elections on Saturday are something Hong Kong can learn from, not only for their outcome but also for how it was achieved. The resounding victory of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was the...
  • A police officer raises his baton on a protester near  the government headquarters in Admiralty on Monday. Photo: AFP

    Pan-democrats shy away from student protest

    Dec 1, 2014 3:15pm
    Signs of division appear in the ranks of the pro-democracy camp after the three Occupy Central founders and pan-democrat lawmakers did not join the Hong Kong Federation of Students and Scholarism in surrounding the government headquarters...
  • Police investigating an explosion in Lion Rock Country Park have recovered animal traps and steel cages from the home of a suspect. Photos: Wikipedia, Apple Daily

    Two arrested in Hong Kong country park explosion

    Dec 1, 2014 1:23pm
    Two men have been arrested after a blast at a Hong Kong country park believed caused by explosive material in a poison bait package. Park volunteer Liu Kwan-kiu, 27, suffered injuries to his left hand which...
  • Police officers try to clear makeshift barricades on Nathan Road in Mong Kok. Photo: Bloomberg

    Separation of powers took a beating in Mong Kok scuffles

    - Dec 1, 2014 1:02pm
    The Occupy movement has been much bigger than anybody expected. But the government’s strategy of waiting out the protests has apparently worked well, as more residents and shopkeepers get fed up with road closures and the...
  • In a barefoot walk Sunday in support of the Occupy protesters, a group of high school students knelt down after every 28 steps. Hong Kong's pro-democracy street occupation began on Sept. 28. Photo: Commercial Radio

    High school pupils stage barefoot walk in Occupy solidarity

    Dec 1, 2014 12:56pm
    A group of high school students did a barefoot “ascetic walk” in Admiralty Sunday afternoon in a show of support for the Occupy campaign and calling on the protesters to unite and continue their mission despite...
  • You+ hostels feature trendy and stylish interiors equipped with all sorts of facilities like snooker game room, gym, movie projector and a mini-bar in the common area. Photo: You+

    This youth rental service is what Hong Kong badly needs

    - Dec 1, 2014 12:55pm
    Lei Jun, founder of China’s best-selling smartphone brand Xiaomi, once said he was not interested in property investments. But it took him just five minutes to decide to spend 100 million yuan (US$16.27 million) on a...
  • Peter Gabriel (inset), Pussy Riot and some other international music stars have hoisted umbrellas in a show of support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters. Photo: Facebook

    Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot show support for HK protesters

    Dec 1, 2014 11:58am
    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters have received messages of support from some international music artists and other celebrities following last week’s police street clearance action in Mong Kok. Peter Gabriel, former lead vocalist of the English rock...
  • Osman Cheng (third from left), says he was attacked by policemen while walking in Mong Kok. Another passerby said he suffered bone fracture from a baton attack. Photo: Facebook

    Artists march on police over claims of brutality

    Dec 1, 2014 11:56am
    A group of artists calling themselves Hong Kong Shield marched on police headquarters Sunday to protest alleged brutality by officers during a street clearing operation. The group accompanied dozens of ordinary citizens who said they had...
  • Police clash with pro-democracy protesters at Lung Wo Road near the chief executive's office Sunday night. Photo: Reuters

    Students, police in fresh standoff in Admiralty

    Dec 1, 2014 11:56am
    Several thousand protesters flocked to Tamar Park in Admiralty district at around 9 pm Sunday after the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) and the Scholarism group called on people to surround the government headquarters.  Protesters...
  • Fire broke out inside a building at the PLA garrison in Admiralty at around 9am. Photo: Facebook

    Fire hits PLA garrison in Admiralty

    Dec 1, 2014 11:33am
    A fire broke out at the headquarters of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison in Admiralty on Monday morning, local reports said. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. Fire and...
  • Restaurants and eateries cause significant emissions of fine particulate matter, driving up pollution, a Hong Kong study has found. Photo: CNSA

    Cooking oil smoke a major contributor to HK air pollution: study

    Dec 1, 2014 11:25am
    A government-backed study has found that cooking oil smoke is a significant contributor to Hong Kong’s air pollution, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday. Following a mandate from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), the Hong Kong University...
  • Wang Dan (inset) says he may file a case against CY Leung at the International Court of Justice if the Hong Kong government uses brute force on student pro-democracy activists. Photo: AFP

    Wang Dan warns of possible ICJ petition against Leung

    - Dec 1, 2014 10:14am
    Wang Dan, a Chinese democracy campaigner who was involved in the 1989 protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, warned Hong Kong’s leader Leung Chun-ying against using violent means to quell the ongoing Occupy campaign. If the administration...
  • Richard Ottaway accuses China of "acting in an overtly confrontational manner". Photo: BBC

    Beijing bars British MPs from visiting HK

    Dec 1, 2014 8:05am
    Beijing has scuttled plans by a group of British members of Parliament to visit Hong Kong. Richard Ottoway, who chairs the parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, accused the Chinese authorities of acting in an “overtly confrontational manner”,...
  • HKJA chairwoman Sham Yee-lan (R) says police have been hostile to media workers, but former police officer David Ng Ka-sing said police treat media as partners. Photo: HKEJ

    Police hostile to media workers during clearance, HKJA says

    - Nov 28, 2014 7:29pm
    The Hong Kong Journalists Association has condemned the harsh action taken by some police officers against journalists covering the police clearance of the Occupy protest site in Mong Kok, RTHK reported. “Some police officers have a...
  • Franklin Chu (inset), seen using his baton on a passerby, who later spoke about the incident on a radio program (right), was involved in a controversial case 12 years ago. Photos: Now TV, DBC, Ming Pao

    Police commander steps down over Mong Kok baton video

    - Nov 28, 2014 6:45pm
    A police commander is stepping down and will be investigated after a widely circulated video showed him hitting people with a baton during a police operation to clear a protest site in Mong Kok, Apple Daily...
  • Police officers have performed their duties well despite being under a lot of stress in the past two months amid the Occupy protests, says Regina Yip. Photo: HKEJ

    Police showed ‘great degree of restraint’ in Mong Kok: Regina Ip

    - Nov 28, 2014 5:25pm
    Regina Ip, chairwoman of the New People’s Party, has defended the way police dealt with pro-democracy protesters in the street clearance operation in Mong Kok this week. “It’s impossible for the police to do their job...
  • Several officers, some in plainclothes, wrestle a man to the ground. Photo: AFP

    Why police officers are behaving like gangsters

    - Nov 28, 2014 4:44pm
    Hong Kong’s police force used to be regarded as a respected pillar of society, the people who could be relied on to maintain law and order, who made our city safe and the envy of many metropolises. It’s...
  • The Hong Kong police have been accused of high-handedness in making arrests during the street clearance operation in Mong Kok this week. Photo: AFP

    Police accused of indiscriminate use of ‘unlawful assembly’

    Nov 28, 2014 4:26pm
    The police have come under fire for making unnecessary arrests in Mong Kok in the past two days using the pretext of “unlawful assembly”, Apple Daily reported Friday. Some citizens have complained that they were arrested...
  • Police officers use batons as they clear a pro-democracy protest area in the shopping district of Mong Kok. Photo: Reuters

    Police watchdog makes personal visits to protest sites

    Nov 28, 2014 4:16pm
    Larry Kwok Lam-kwong, chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC), said he and other members of the council personal visits to the Occupy protest areas, am730 reported Friday.  He said they had no intention visiting...

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