19 November 2018


  • Taiwanese pastry chain Black Bridge says it sold rice dumplings in Hong Kong cooked in oil from an illegal vendor. Photo:

    Taiwan dumpling maker in gutter oil scandal makes amends

    - Sep 5, 2014 5:47pm
    A popular Taiwanese cake and sausage maker said its Hong Kong outlets sold hundreds of rice dumplings cooked in gutter oil.  Black Bridge Co. Ltd. said 1,100 rice dumplings were sold in Hong Kong between May...
  • Tai Hang troupe members whip up a fiery dragon dance. This year the ancient ritual celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival begins on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua

    Woman breaks glass ceiling in ancient ritual

    Sep 5, 2014 4:01pm
    She grew up watching her father organize dragon dances, learned his trade secrets and picked up a few musical skills. Now Chu Ji-yin is in charge. It’s not a small matter in a traditional industry that...
  • Christy Lai is the sleeping beauty in the KMB poster. Photo: HKEJ, Metro Daily

    Sleeping beauty missing? Keep calm and come along for the ride

    Sep 5, 2014 3:07pm
    Sleeping beauty is missing? Perhaps some prince is behind the mystery? But keep calm. The Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) has a message for passengers. Sleeping beauty is an office worker snoozing on a bus during rush hour....
  • Students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong discuss class boycott at a forum Thursday, sending a message to Beijing after its recent decision on electoral reform. Photo: RTHK

    Student protest reminds us of core Hong Kong value

    - Sep 5, 2014 2:24pm
    The gap between Hong Kong and China continues to widen after the Chinese legislature announced an election reform proposal local democrats and student groups say is utterly unacceptable. As a result, political tension is mounting over...
  • Bet tickets, silver membership badges and other items from the Jockey Club from the Second World War era will go on auction in Hong Kong. Photo: CNS

    Jockey Club relics from Japanese occupation era to go on auction

    Sep 5, 2014 2:22pm
    Several World War II-era cultural relics from the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) will be auctioned in the city on Saturday, China News Service reported. The items were gathered during the time of Japan’s occupation of...
  • Hong Kong people say they are being crowded out of local museums and recreational facilities due to the rush of mainland visitors. Photos: Baidu, HKEJ,, Apple Daily

    Crowded museums, campsites: More carping about mainlanders

    Sep 5, 2014 1:48pm
    Hong Kong people have often griped about the inconvenience caused by mainland visitors, blaming them for things such as crowded public transportation systems, traffic snarls and worse. Now, the complaints are getting louder with citizens finding...
  • Wan Kee Group is reportedly going to rent Mongkok Computer Centre for HK$4 million per month. Photo: Baidu

    Mongkok Computer Centre may soon become ‘Sneakers Center’

    Sep 5, 2014 1:44pm
    What is now the Mongkok Computer Centre Sports could become “Sneakers Center” if sports shoes retailer Wan Kee Group finalizes a deal to rent the building. The rent is HK$4 million (US$516,097) per month, a sum that...
  • A pro-democracy activist walks past a sign that signals disobedience during a rally organized by Occupy Central in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong: The shape of things to come

    - Sep 5, 2014 12:06pm
    In a rare news conference Wednesday, former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa made an emotional appeal to the locals to accept China’s proposal on the election process for the territory’s next leader. The universal suffrage...
  • Rita Fan (left) says there is no mention of universal suffrage in the Joint Declation after former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten (middle) linked the two. Leung Chun-ying (right) released a statement critical of Patten's remarks. Photo: HKEJ

    Britain backs real democracy for Hong Kong

    Sep 5, 2014 12:03pm
    Britain says it is important that Hong Kong people have a genuine choice and a real stake in the outcome of the chief executive election through universal suffrage. “We recognise that the detailed terms that the...
  • Cigarette prices in Hong Kong are still not high enough to deter smokers, experts say. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong urged to hike tobacco tax by 57 percent

    Sep 5, 2014 11:32am
    The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health has suggested that the government should raise tobacco tax by a further 57 percent next year in a bid to discourage smoking and curb related diseases such as...
  • If its application for an 11.6 percent increase is approved,  ISF Academy Primary School will be the most expensive with annual tuition fees of HK$154,000. Photo:

    Private primary schools seek up to 40% tuition fee rise

    Sep 5, 2014 11:28am
    Forty-two private primary schools and several others under the government’s direct subsidy scheme are seeking tuition fee increases in the current academic year, Apple Daily reported Friday. The adjustments range from less than 7 percent for...
  • Almost two-thirds of people who said they have been discriminated at work cited age as the factor, a Hong Kong study has found. Photo: AFP

    Age discrimination at workplace still a probem in HK: study

    Sep 5, 2014 10:54am
    Age-related discrimination is a cause for concern in Hong Kong, a study by the Equal Opportunities Commission has found, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday. Small and medium-sized enterprises are especially struggling with the issue...
  • Paul Chan and his wife (left) allegedly sent e-mails accusing two Chinese International School students of cheating in exams. Photo:

    Paul Chan and his wife sent libellous e-mails, court hears

    Sep 5, 2014 10:29am
    Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po and his wife sent e-mails accusing their daughter’s twin schoolmates of cheating in exams, a court jury was told on Thursday. The twins and their father, Carl Lu, who is a board member...
  • Tat Ming Pair (left) launched 'Ten Youngsters Who Put Out The Fire' in 1990. The 2009 movie Bodyguards And Assassins is about the great nationalist Sun Yat-sen. Photo: Internet

    Occupy Central: A song, a movie and the weather

    - Sep 4, 2014 6:09pm
    If there is a song to describe the mood in the Occupy Central movement, it would be Tat Ming Pair’s “Ten Youngsters Who Put Out The Fire”, a 1990 cantopop hit. The song is about 10...
  • University classes may be empty later this month as students plan strike for democracy. Photo:BBC

    HK university students plan ‘last warning’ strike

    - Sep 4, 2014 5:50pm
    Hong Kong students have been urged to boycott classes and take to the streets in mid-September to protest against the electoral reform plan put forward by Beijing. The University of Hong Kong’s student union is calling on...
  • Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao (inset) says Occupy Central should not be determining Hong Kong’s election methods. Photo: Bloomberg, Xinhua

    Occupy Central is street politics, says Chinese vice president

    Sep 4, 2014 5:24pm
    The Occupy Central movement is “street politics” and it should not be determining Hong Kong’s election methods, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao said. He said that the National People’s Congress has upheld the principle of “one country,...
  • Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai (middle) says the pro-democracy fight in Hong Kong could last as many as ten years. Photo: AFP

    Benny Tai eyes 5-10 years of ‘constructive’ civil disobedience

    Sep 4, 2014 4:27pm
    Civil disobedience in Hong Kong could go on for five to ten years as Occupy Central hasn’t given up on its aim to push the government to commit to political reform, said Benny Tai, one of...
  • Hong Kong has more football pitches than Shenzhen and the fees charged are more reasonable. Photo: Lee See-ming/Flickr

    Mainlanders could soon descend on football pitches in Hong Kong

    Sep 4, 2014 4:17pm
    Having descended on Hong Kong’s swimming pools, barbecue pits and camp sites, mainland Chinese could soon muscle in on new turf in the city. Football pitches are at stake. The catalyst is a Shenzhen government decision recently to...
  • Liaison Office chief Zhang Xiaoming said Beijing's electoral reform proposal is a 'pretty girl' while netizens said it's a fake election like the Miss Hong Kong contest. Photo: HKEJ,

    How pro-Beijing hard sell could backfire

    - Sep 4, 2014 3:08pm
    It’s getting a lot more interesting. On the one hand, Occupy Central and its pro-democracy backers are admitting their popular support is waning. On the other, the government is ratcheting up a public relations campaign to...
  • Tai Ho Stream (left photo) has been rated as the best freshwater stream in Hong Kong. Horsehoe crabs (right photo) are shown in the Tai Ho Wan mangrove. Photos:, Kevin Laurie/Facebook

    Ming Pao: Village protesters sold Lantau land decades ago

    Sep 4, 2014 2:28pm
    A group of Hong Kong villagers who destroyed a mangrove to protest a government conservation plan that would affect their farmland, had sold their land 20 years ago, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday, citing its own...

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