23 January 2019


  • Students catch up with their studies in the occupied zone. "We must keep on learning to be able to change society," says one student. Photo: AFP

    Students dare to struggle and learn on the streets

    Oct 31, 2014 1:07pm
    Parents, government officials and other prominent personalities are calling on the student activists to go back to school. But the students are not about to dismantle their barricades and heed the call of their elders. They want...
  • Employers say workers can expect an average 4.5 percent pay rise next year but labor sector representatives say that will be lower than the inflation rate. Photo: Bloomberg

    Bosses tip average 4.5% pay rise for workers next year

    Oct 31, 2014 12:54pm
    Workers can expect an average 4.5 percent pay rise next year, employers said. A survey of 101 employers by the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM) shows half of the companies polled said they will...
  • James Tien speaks at a news conference after being stripped of his membership in China's top political advisory body on Wednesday. Photo: RFA

    Expulsion can be a blessing in disguise for Tien

    - Oct 31, 2014 12:04pm
    It is said that anyone who accepts an official appointment from the Communist Party must always yield and submit himself to the party. Otherwise, his political career is doomed. James Tien Pei-chun is a testimony to this...
  • Yvonne Leung says instant fame made her realize how much people meant to her. She has decided to be a human rights lawyer. Photo: HKEJ

    Yvonne Leung: Why politics is not for this rising star

    Oct 31, 2014 11:50am
    Television viewers remember her as the articulate, well-versed student panelist during last week’s protest talks. And why wouldn’t she be? Yvonne Leung, a leader of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS), is studying to be...
  • Outbound tour leaflets are displayed outside a local travel agency. Stamp revenue from outbound tour groups fell 27 percent year on year in October. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy protests hurting tourism, say industry players

    Oct 31, 2014 11:33am
    Hong Kong’s tourism business, both inbound and outbound, has been suffering from the pro-democracy street protests, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday, citing industry players. Stamp revenue from outbound tour groups dropped 27 percent to HK$730 million...
  • The six-year-old mongrel (inset) is in stable condition in a Mong Kok clinic. He was found in Tai Po with an exposed medical anal tube. Photos: HKEJ, Apple Daily

    Dog found with anal tube saved from certain death

    Oct 31, 2014 10:47am
    A male dog found with an anal medical tube has been rescued and is in stable condition in a Mong Kok animal clinic. The six-year-old mongrel could have died of bacterial infection from the 15-centimeter exposed...
  • ProgressUST uses yellow umbrellas to sketch the shape of a huge umbrella in their campus. Photo: Facebook

    HKUST group puts up 689 umbrellas for graduation photos

    Oct 31, 2014 10:46am
    ProgressUST, a student group of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, has prepared 689 yellow umbrellas as props for graduates taking photos at their graduation ceremony next Thursday and Friday. ProgressUST said on its...
  • Pan-democrats, Occupy Central founders and student leaders hold printouts that read "true universal suffrage" during a press conference on Oct. 12. Photo: HKEJ

    Pan-democrats consider resignation to trigger referendum

    Oct 31, 2014 10:39am
    The pan-democratic camp has reportedly agreed in principle for its members in the Legislative Council to resign en masse to trigger a de facto referendum on political reform, Apple Daily reported Friday. The plan came out of...
  • The pro-establishment Liberal Party has never gained much support in direct elections, except in 2004, a year after James Tien quit the Executive Council to express opposition to a proposed national security law. Photo: HKEJ

    Tien’s CPPCC ouster: Some reflections on pro-business parties

    - Oct 31, 2014 10:20am
    The expulsion of James Tien Pei-chun from Beijing’s top political advisory body will add to the weakness in pro-business political groups in Hong Kong and provide the business sector an excuse to keep the functional constituency...
  • A cardboard cut-out of Chinese President Xi Jinping carrying a yellow umbrella -- a symbol of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong -- stands amid a group of activists camping out near the central government offices in the city. Photo: AFP

    Xi vows to maintain firm grip on Hong Kong

    Oct 31, 2014 9:55am
    President Xi Jinping has reiterated that Hong Kong must always be under the jurisdiction of China, and accused some groups of trying to use political reform as an excuse to steer the territory away from the...
  • Mark Simon has been forced to move his family back to the United States for security reasons but vows not to let a relentless smear campaign force him out of Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

    Beijing’s favorite ‘man of mystery’ speaks out

    Oct 31, 2014 9:41am
    An American aide to a prominent pro-democracy activist has been forced to move his family out of Hong Kong for safety reasons and pressed to deny that he is a spy for the United States, but...
  • Selina Chow insists that the Liberal Party is heading in the right direction and will not be marginalized. Photo: HKEJ

    Liberal Party remains pro-establishment, Selina Chow says

    Oct 30, 2014 7:51pm
    Liberal Party chairwoman Selina Chow said the party will continue to support the government after legislator James Tien stepped down as a party leader on Wednesday. Chow admitted that Tien’s resignation will have an impact on...
  • TVB says it is extremely concerned about the assault on its front-line journalists. Photo: HKEJ

    TVB distances self from management stance on online petition

    - Oct 30, 2014 7:41pm
    Television Broadcasts Ltd. (TVB) reiterated its demand for a full investigation into a recent attack on its journalists and distanced itself from a move by a company official to block an online petition condemning violence against media...
  • James Tien supports a motion to conduct a probe into the Occupy campaign, but says protesters should also be invited to explain their side. Photo: HKEJ

    James Tien asks Legco to invite protesters to Occupy inquiry

    - Oct 30, 2014 6:54pm
    Liberal Party legislator James Tien Pei-chun supported a motion to conduct a probe into the pro-democracy Occupy campaign, after the nation’s top political advisory body expelled him for asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down,...
  • Three Hong Kong restaurants are the new recipients of two-star recommendations in the latest Michelin Guide. Photo: Internet

    Cantonese eateries get two-star rating in latest Michelin Guide

    - Oct 30, 2014 6:45pm
    Two local restaurants serving Cantonese-style fare and an outlet offering European cuisine are the three new recipients of two-star recommendations in the latest Michelin Guide to Hong Kong and Macau released on Thursday. The new two-star eateries...
  • Hong Kong sources about 30 percent of its water supply locally, mostly from reservoirs. Photo: HKEJ

    How Hong Kong can become self-sufficient in water

    - Oct 30, 2014 5:47pm
    We all know that water is a scarce resource but few Hong Kong people think twice about turning on the tap. And that’s saying nothing about how costly it is to keep the tap running. Hong...
  • A woman tends an organic garden at a pro-democracy protest site in Admiralty. Photo: AFP

    Protesters ready to fight on for a year: poll

    Oct 30, 2014 4:03pm
    Nearly nine out of 10 activists in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement say they are ready to stay on the streets for more than a year to pursue their demand for genuine universal suffrage in the city, according...
  • Occupy protesters use chalk to paint on the ground. Photo: AFP

    For posterity’s sake: Occupy participants urged to keep records

    Oct 30, 2014 2:20pm
    Occupy Central participants have been urged to help keep records of the movement for posterity.  Archives Action Group, a voluntary organization, wants to archive as many Occupy-related materials as possible to help future generations understand the...
  • These activists will not be easily swayed by misleading analogies. Laura Cha just made them more determined to continue their fight for democracy. Photo: AFP

    Who are the real slaves: Hong Kong people or Beijing loyalists?

    - Oct 30, 2014 1:23pm
    Executive councilor Laura Cha has opened a new front in the battle for the hearts and minds of Hong Kong people by comparing them to black slaves in 19th century America. She wanted to make the...
  • A TVB reporter is attacked by anti-Occupy protesters. TVB's Sandy Yu (inset), says those who signed the petition is against the company. Photo: YouTube

    TVB leans on staff who sign anti-violence petition

    Oct 30, 2014 12:07pm
    The management and staff of Television Broadcast Ltd. (TVB) are at odds over an online petition to condemn violence against journalists. The petition, signed by more than 340 former and current employees at TVB’s news department, came after...

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