Date
19 August 2017

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  • The Sun Yat-sen monument in Zhongshan park marks the spot where the nationalist leader plotted the overthrow of the Qing dynasty more than a century ago. Right pictures show the damage. Photo: Facebook, stheadline.com

    Vandals attack Sun Yat-sen monument in Tuen Mun

    Sep 18, 2014 1:58pm
    Hong Kong police are looking for suspects after vandals attacked a monument to Sun Yat-sen, founder of the Republic of China, Headline Daily reported Thursday. The monument was found splashed with black ink after the incident was...
  • The caretaker, surnamed Lee, was found guilty of cruelty to animals and keeping dogs without licenses. Photos: Google Map, Apple Daily, Internet

    Yuen Long woman punished after dogs found starved to death

    Sep 18, 2014 1:40pm
    A 52-year-old woman has been sentenced to 160 hours of community service and fined HK$1,000 (US$129) after more than 20 dogs under her care were found to have been starved to death. The Tuen Mun Magistrates...
  • Hong Kong's super-rich have combined net worth of US$343 billion, according to a UBS global wealth survey. Photo: HKEJ

    HK has 82 billionaires, 3rd in Asia: survey

    Sep 18, 2014 12:30pm
    Hong Kong is now home to 82 US-dollar billionaires, in increase of seven individuals compared to last year, putting the place in the third spot in Asia after mainland China and India, according to a survey...
  • Managers fear hiring people with mental health issues will affect their business, especially those in the service industry, according to a survey. Photo: HKEJ

    One in four HK workers suffering from depression

    Sep 18, 2014 12:28pm
    Nearly one in four Hong Kong workers suffers from a form of depression or similar symptoms, according to a survey by the University of Hong Kong (HKU). More than three in 10 said they have lost...
  • Occupy Central convenor Chan Kin-man says participants should strictly follow protest rules and avoid violence. Photo: HKEJ

    Police to hang back but move quickly if protest turns ugly

    Sep 18, 2014 12:25pm
    Police will stop Occupy Central protesters from reentering key areas in Hong Kong’s main business and financial district if they break up to skirt a seven-hour window when they could be liable for obstruction. Also, they...
  • Consumers need to be aware of the health risks associated with the food they eat. Photo: Mark H. Anbinder/Flickr

    10% of frozen food samples fail to meet safety standards

    Sep 18, 2014 12:03pm
    As much as 10 percent of frozen food products randomly inspected by food safety officials in Hong Kong fail to meet quality standards. The Hong Kong Center for Food Safety has found that 11 out of 100 samples...
  • Arthur Li reiterates his call on the student activists to quit school instead of just skipping classes. Photo: HKEJ

    I won’t fight with kids, Arthur Li tells boycott leaders

    Sep 18, 2014 11:58am
    Executive Council member Arthur Li refuses to back down on his war of words with student leaders of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), who are calling for a boycott of classes to protest against Beijing’s...
  • Restaurants can dispose of used cooking oil only to licensed recycling companies under a proposal that also includes tracking the export and import of oil products. Photos: HKEJ

    HK sets tough new rules on recycled oil

    Sep 18, 2014 9:57am
    Hong Kong is stepping up plans to regulate the recycling of oil waste amid criticism it has been too slow to respond to the latest food scandal. These include a ban on raw materials used to...
  • Jimmy Lai arrives at the headquarters of Hong Kong's anti-graft agency on Wednesday (R). The picture on the left shows Lai speaking to reporters before leaving the ICAC building. Photos: Now TV

    Jimmy Lai visits ICAC headquarters

    - Sep 17, 2014 7:41pm
    Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying visited the headquarters of Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Wednesday afternoon. Lai, the founder of Next Media Ltd. (00282.HK) and a prominent donor to Hong Kong’s democratic camp, declined to comment...
  • Jack Ma may have disappointed local bankers with his decision not to list Alibaba in Hong Kong ánd with his denial of any plans to live here, but Hong Kong people, in general, couldn't care less. Photo: HKEJ

    Why Hong Kong is better off without Jack Ma

    - Sep 17, 2014 4:41pm
    Alibaba founder Jack Ma has nothing but affection for Hong Kong, to paraphrase a comment he made on Monday and rephrased the next day. In fact, there’s no love lost between them. And Hong Kong people...
  • The conservational value of the Nam Wah Ink Company building is not particularly high, according to the Urban Renewal Authority. Photo: Google Map

    Antiquities board seeks conservation of Wellington St building

    Sep 17, 2014 3:01pm
    A 67-year-old building on Wellington Street in Central has been classified as Grade III historical building by the Antiquities Advisory Board. The structure, owned by Nam Wah Ink Company, an ink manufacturer and printer established in 1947, is...
  • Page One is preparing to open a huge outlet in Tsim Tsa Tsui, combining the concept of books and lifestyle. Photo: http://www.harbourcity.com.hk/

    Page One to open flagship concept store in Hong Kong

    Sep 17, 2014 2:14pm
    Page One, the Singapore-based bookstore chain, is set to open a large flagship store at the Harbour City mall in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district, with the facility to include some food outlets as well....
  • As expected, the iPhone 6 cleaned up and the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon list-up did not go down too badly either. But Cathay Pacific could use another round in its seat sale. Photos: apple.com, cathaypacific.com, hkmarathon.com

    Who won? Apple, CX or Standard Chartered?

    - Sep 17, 2014 1:38pm
    Three lucky draws, three different results. As expected, round 2 of iPhone 6 subscriptions took Hong Kong by storm. In fact, typhoon signal No. 8 may have helped as most people got up early to check...
  • Is Jack Ma's thumbs-up for Hong Kong or Hangzhou or for China as a whole? Photo: Reuters

    Jack Ma to live in Hong Kong? Not so fast

    Sep 17, 2014 1:34pm
    Jack Ma is on a roadshow for Alibaba’s upcoming initial public offering. And when he is on a roll, he can be a show-stealer himself, with a style that is sometimes amusing and dramatic but always entertaining....
  • Visitors to Hong Kong should explore places such as Lamma Island and Sai Kung, rather than stick to the usual tourist spots, People's Daily has said. Photos: http://www.discoverhongkong.com, Trey Ratcliff/Flickr, HKEJ

    People’s Daily urges tourists to go beyond the usual in HK

    Sep 17, 2014 1:31pm
    Sai Kung and Lamma Island are some of the more exotic places to visit in Hong Kong for a better and “in-depth” travel experience in the city, a leading Chinese state newspaper advised its readers. In...
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    Occupy Central mum about plans after national day march

    Sep 17, 2014 1:25pm
    Civil Human Rights Front has applied for a Hong Kong government permit to hold a march for universal suffrage on Oct. 1, China’s national day, Apple Daily reported Wednesday. The march will start at 2:30 p.m....
  • A national flag of Scotland, left, flies alongside a Union Jack above a shop on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Photo: Bloomberg

    Amid Scottish referendum, some thoughts on HK

    - Sep 17, 2014 1:06pm
    The political future of Scotland, which will be determined in a vital referendum by over four million voters this Thursday, has come in for much debate in Europe in recent days. Hong Kong people have also...
  • Police try to break up protesters during an overnight vigil in Chater Road after the July 1 democracy march. Photo: HKEJ

    How Occupy Central timing poses a dilemma for both sides

    Sep 17, 2014 12:14pm
    Occupy Central has yet to announce an official date for its planned blockade of Hong Kong’s main business and financial district but already, it’s posing a dilemma for both sides. At issue is timing, what constitutes...
  • Jack Ma has proclaimed his love for Hong Kong and says he wants to live out his years in the city. Photo: HKEJ

    Guess who could be your new neighbor?

    Sep 17, 2014 11:25am
    Jack Ma could be your new next-door neighbor. The Alibaba founder and chairman is expected to receive Hong Kong residency any time soon under the government’s quality migrant admission scheme, Skypost reported Wednesday. Ma applied for...
  • Agnes Chow (R) has been invited by TV Tokyo to air her views on the pro-democracy fight in Hong Kong. Photo: HKEJ

    ‘Goddess of Scholarism’ set to debut on Japanese TV

    Sep 17, 2014 11:16am
    Japanese media is showing growing interest in the pro-democracy campaign in Hong Kong, with a prominent television station in Tokyo now providing a platform to the student activist group Scholarism to air its views. Agnes Chow, a...

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