Date
24 April 2018

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  • Parents should try to create closer bonds with children who show signs of self-harm such as cutting. Photo: tribunact.com

    What if your child cuts their wrist?

    Jun 26, 2014 12:07pm
    Young adults are the group most likely to cut their wrists and arms and rather than criticizing them parents should try to establish closer bonds with their children. That’s the advice a Youth Outreach social worker...
  • Hong Kong police conduct simulated arrests and dispersal during a drill ahead of the July 1 pro-democracy march. Photos: nowTV, Ming Pao Daily

    PLA troops ready if asked to move on July 1 march

    Jun 26, 2014 12:00pm
    People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops in Hong Kong are ready to move if asked by the government in the event the July 1 pro-democracy march gets out of hand, Sing Tao Daily reported Thursday. The assurance...
  • Leung Chun-ying with wife and daughter enjoy a sunny day at Hyde Park; a post from Leung Chai-yan's Facebook account showing a bloody hand. Photos: HKEJ

    Suicide? What suicide? CY Leung sends happy picture from London

    Jun 26, 2014 11:17am
    Hours after rumors spread that his daughter had committed suicide, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying sent a picture to local news offices to banish the nasty canard. The picture shows the Hong Kong leader with his wife...
  • Netizens post Kwok Chi-ping's details online (insert) to alert him that he left his wallet in a store in Tamsui in Taiwan. Photo: hkgolden.com, China.com.cn

    A good egg, a lost wallet and a digital detective trail

    - Jun 26, 2014 10:53am
    It just goes to show what can happen when human kindness meets technological might. Through the power of the internet and one woman’s thoughtfulness, a Hong Kong student holidaying in Taiwan was able to quickly retrieve...
  • Some activists have questioned the City University of Hong Kong's plan to sell its community college. Photo: wikipedia

    CityU mulls sale of Community College

    Jun 26, 2014 9:41am
    The City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is planning to sell its Community College, which has around 7,000 students and teaching staff and assets worth HK$870 million (US$112 million), Ming Pao Daily News reported Thursday. Fung...
  • HK Airport Authority's CEO Stanley Hui has indicated that a new runway at the airport could mean higher aircraft landing and parking fees. Photo: HKEJ

    User-pays principle outlined for HK airport third runway

    - Jun 26, 2014 8:16am
    Hong Kong’s Airport Authority has indicated that it intends to raise its fees to fund the construction of a third runway at the airport. The authority’s chief executive Stanley Hui Hon-chung told reporters Wednesday that the...
  • Two walk-for-a-cause events: Oxfam's Trailwalker fundraising activity (left) and Cardinal Joseph Zen's Walk for Universal Suffrage. Photos: Oxfam Hong Kong, HKEJ

    Oxfam seen taking sides on universal suffrage by being neutral

    - Jun 25, 2014 5:46pm
    Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun’s week-long “Walk for Universal Suffrage” has raised public awareness on the importance of public nomination for candidates to the 2017 chief executive election, and contributed to the massive turnout for the Occupy...
  • A shopping center selling Hong Kong goods in Qianhai may cut the number of mainlanders crossing the border. Photo: Sznews.com

    Qianhai mall aims to ease mainland tourist traffic to HK

    Jun 25, 2014 2:33pm
    A shopping center designated for selling Hong Kong goods will be set up at the Qianhai economic zone in Shenzhen in a move aimed at reducing the flow of mainland individual travelers crossing the border, Sky...
  • This is a screen grab of a Facebook post from Leung Chai-yan which sparked speculation the second daughter of Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung may have committed suicide. Photo: facebook.com/chaiyan.leung

    Bloody Facebook post sparks talk of Leung daughter suicide

    Jun 25, 2014 2:23pm
    A Facebook post purporting to show the second daughter of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying with cuts on the wrist and a bloody hand sparked speculation she may have committed suicide. In it, Leung Chai-yan writes...
  • Dragonair flight attendants have authorized their union to hold negotiations with management. Photo: Bloomberg

    Dragonair flight attendants decry mainland recruits, long shifts

    Jun 25, 2014 2:11pm
    Flight attendants of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd. (Dragonair) said they’ve had enough of the lack of job security and long working hours: They have decided to fight for their rights. Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Flight...
  • Home affairs permanent secretary Raymond Young is retiring from the public service, giving him time to focus on singing. Photo: HKEJ

    Retiring official to reach again for high notes

    - Jun 25, 2014 2:04pm
    Raymond Young will finally have the chance to take up where he left off three decades ago and serenade the city. Before ascending the ranks of the public service to become permanent secretary for home affairs,...
  • The Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff has launched a petition calling on the government to hire more nurses. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong needs more nurses

    - Jun 25, 2014 1:33pm
    Hong Kong is facing a worsening shortage of qualified nurses. Staff to patient ratio has deteriorated to 1:11 from 1:10 in 2003, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported, citing a survey by the Association of Hong Kong...
  • Secretary for Development Paul Chan (center) visiting Kwu Tung, a village in the northern New Territorities, in 2013. Photo: GIS

    Development chief Paul Chan to meet NT villagers

    Jun 25, 2014 1:30pm
    Hong Kong’s Secretary for Development Paul Chan is set to visit villagers affected by the proposed development plans for the northeastern New Territories on Wednesday, hoping to listen to their views and suggestions, the Apple Daily reported....
  • Critics of Leung Chun-ying discounted the chief executive's work report for mentioning "achievements" such as a dinosaur exhibition and athletic successes. Photos: HEKJ, http://2013ayg.hkolympic.org, http://hk.science.museum/

    Mixed response to Leung work report

    Jun 25, 2014 1:06pm
    Supporters applauded him for his proactive approach while members of the pro-democracy camp said he congratulated himself for non-achievements.  Chief executive Leung Chun-ying drew the spectrum of responses after he reported on his administration’s work over the...
  • A police officer shows some of the fake documents and tools used by the suspects. Photo: NowTV

    Bankruptcy scam busted after US$2.3 mln caper

    - Jun 25, 2014 12:18pm
    Police have busted a gang of scam artists and their cohorts that defrauded 21 banks and financial companies of HK$17.8 million (US$2.3 million) in more than 230 loan applications in the past two years. The gang solicited dozens...
  • Sony will launch more than 30 new game titles in Hong Kong next month, ahead of other markets in Asia.

    Sony set to thrill Hong Kong game enthusiasts

    Jun 25, 2014 12:18pm
    Gaming enthusiasts in Hong Kong will have something to brag about next month as they will get the chance to play several new titles from Sony before anyone else in Asia. Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong,...
  • Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is apparently trying to cool the political temperature ahead of the pro-democracy march on July 1. Photo: HKEJ

    Eyebrows raised as Leung says Global Times wrong

    - Jun 25, 2014 11:56am
    Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong’s chief executive, is known for his religious adherence to the official stance taken by the Chinese central authorities. Set against that background, eyebrows were raised on Tuesday when Leung came out to...
  • Yip Wing has been charged with illegal assembly after using his wheelchair to ram the door of the Legco building. Photo: Now TV

    Wheelchair activist charged with illegal assembly

    Jun 25, 2014 11:11am
    A disabled protester has been charged with illegal assembly after he tried to use his wheelchair to ram the door of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building.   Yip Wing, an aide to Labor Party legislator Fernando...
  • Pneumonia is Hong Kong's second leading cause of death and is most common among the elderly. Photo: Bloomberg

    Pneumonia alert for elderly

    - Jun 25, 2014 10:56am
    The elderly are advised to guard against pneumonia, with the condition overtaking heart disease to be the second leading cause of death in Hong Kong, Metropolis Daily reported Wednesday. The number of fatal pneumonia cases has more than...
  • Hong Kong has rejected visa applications from Taiwan students leaders (from left) Lin Fei-fan, Chen Wei-ting, and Huang Kuo-chang Photos: Bloomberg, http://www.stormmediagroup.com

    HK blocks visit by Taiwan student leaders

    Jun 25, 2014 10:07am
    The Hong Kong authorities have rejected visa applications for three leaders of Taiwan’s student “Sunflower Movement”, scuppering their plans to take part in the July 1 march in the city, Apple Daily reported Wednesday. Lin Fei-fan,...

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