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28 May 2018

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  • Emily Lau is citing reliable sources saying Tung Chee-hwa (inset) told Beijing officials universal suffrage is no good for Hong Kong. Photo: HKEJ

    Lau: Tung told Beijing universal suffrage no good for Hong Kong

    Jun 10, 2014 11:58am
    Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa told Beijing officials that electing the next leader by universal suffrage is of no benefit to Hong Kong, government broadcaster RTHK reported, citing Democratic Party leader Emily Lau.   She quoted “reliable...
  • Miss USA Nia Sanchez is no stranger to wearing a crown as she once worked as a Disney Princess in Hong Kong. Photos: Youtube, Instagram

    Hong Kong Disney Princess crowned Miss USA

    Jun 10, 2014 11:32am
    Hong Kong Disneyland has something new to crow about, even if it doesn’t really pertain to the park’s current attractions.  Nia Sanchez, the woman who was crowned Miss USA on Sunday at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, once...
  • Peter Woo warns Hong Kong's youth not to sacrifice their future. Photo: HKEJ

    Peter Woo joins tycoons in condemning Occupy Central

    - Jun 10, 2014 11:14am
    Peter Woo, chairman of Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. (00004.HK), is the latest voice among Hong Kong’s business elite to denounce Occupy Central, saying the “illegal movement” is making an unwise move by resorting to civil disobedience to push...
  • Raymond Kwok was elated by the resignation of then Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa (inset), according to the prosecution, citing a diary entry. Photos: HKEJ, BBC

    Raymond Kwok cheered Tung Chee-hwa resignation

    - Jun 10, 2014 9:31am
    Hong Kong tycoon Raymond Kwok applauded the resignation of then-chief executive Tung Chee-hwa in 2005, according to the prosecution in the corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui. In a diary entry, Kwok, co-chairman of...
  • A Hong Kong court has upheld the conviction of lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung for disorderly conduct during a public forum in 2011. Photo: HKEJ

    ‘Long Hair’ faces jail as conviction upheld after 2011 protest

    - Jun 9, 2014 6:12pm
    Radical lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, commonly known as “Long Hair”, faces a four-week jail sentence as the Hong Kong High Court rejected his appeal against a conviction for criminal damage and disorderly conduct, RTHK reported Monday. Leung,...
  • Mainland scholar Rao Geping has proposed a conservative proposal to nominate the candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election. Photo: HKEJ

    Rao Geping makes the waters muddier on HK electoral reform

    - Jun 9, 2014 5:38pm
    With Hong Kong and Beijing arguing about the definition of real universal suffrage, people are confounded with various technical terms and jargon in relation to the plans for the 2017 chief executive (CE) election. As if...
  • A student, who lives in Shenzhen, travels on a school bus after school in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

    Class conflict: How to end cross-border battle for school places

    - Jun 9, 2014 4:01pm
    Hong Kong-mainland tensions have once again become headlines, this time with parents of cross-border children complaining that the city has not allocated primary school places in their preferred area of North District. Some parents have said...
  • One in four people mourning the dead have said they have had some 'conversation' with their deceased kin, according to a Hong Kong survey. Photo: HKEJ

    Conversations with the dead: It’s no ghost story

    Jun 9, 2014 3:51pm
    A survey in Hong Kong of people who were mourning the death of a family member or a close relative has thrown up some interesting observations. One out every four people interviewed said they have had...
  • Activists say the Hong Kong government's policies on cattle control need to be reviewed. Photo: http://www.ilovetaio.com/

    Govt slammed for ‘inhumane’ practices on stray cattle

    Jun 9, 2014 2:44pm
    A community and environment welfare group in Hong Kong has hit out at the city’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) for launching a population control scheme on stray cattle and buffalo since 2011, branding it...
  • The nine-year-old brother of an infant killed at a Sham Shui Po housing estate (left) is under observation at Caritas Hospital. Photo: Housing Authority website, Ming Pao

    Thanks but please no donations, says father of murdered infant

    Jun 9, 2014 2:07pm
    Lam Chi-kuen’s only wish now is to raise his nine-year-old son. Ming Pao Daily reported Monday that the father of an infant girl allegedly killed by his estranged wife thanked the public for their words of...
  • Hong Kong parents should bend over backwards and think from their children's perspective, according to a social worker. Photo: flicker.com

    HK fathers spend less than five hours a week with kids

    Jun 9, 2014 2:03pm
    An overwhelming number of Hong Kong fathers spend less than five hours a week playing with their children, a survey has shown. In a sample of 660 fathers with children six to 12 years old, 80...
  • Allan Zeman (left) will have less time for Ocean Park's pandas and more for art if his role expands at the West Kowloon Cultural District. Photo: HKEJ, Ocean Park, Apple Daily

    Will Mouse Killer take star role in west-side saga?

    - Jun 9, 2014 1:20pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung is clearly running out of options to fill top public service posts, so much so that he seems to be throwing out the government’s unofficial handbook, Sun Tzu’s Art of War. The...
  • Macau Conscience rallies 7,500 protesters outside the legislative building to demand the government scrap a retirement perks bill for officials. Photo: Macau Conscience Facebook page

    First the perks bill, now the Macau small-circle election

    - Jun 9, 2014 11:26am
    Macau surprised many in Hong Kong last month when a record 20,000 people in the usually quiet city took to the streets to protest against a retirement perks bill that promised lavish post-work benefits for top...
  • Jasper Tsang believes the decision to allow a sit-in protest at Hong Kong's Legco building on June 6 was correct. Photos: nowTV, HKEJ

    Legco president defends decision to allow sit-in protest

    Jun 9, 2014 10:18am
    Jasper Tsang, president of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (Legco), has defended a decision to allow a sit-in protest at the ground floor of the Legco building last Friday. Tsang said on Sunday that he was among the group...
  • Airport service providers desperate for ground support staff are hiring people with no experience. Photo: CNA

    Hong Kong airport facing worsening services manpower shortage

    Jun 9, 2014 9:18am
    Hong Kong airport is facing a serious manpower shortage in certain key services even as more capacity is being added, Singtao Daily reported Monday. About 100 positions have yet to be filled at Worldwide Flight Services...
  • In this file picture, Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor is shrouded in smog. Sunday's pollution was the worst since a new index was launched in late 2013. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong chokes on worst air pollution since key index

    Jun 9, 2014 8:21am
    Hong Kong’s air quality was the worst in more than six months Sunday, Apple Daily reported, citing data from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) website. The Air Quality Health Index showed serious pollution levels in all but...
  • Rafael Hui withdrew more money from a bank account than he earned in 2007, according to prosecutors. Photo: HKEJ

    Hui enjoyed lifestyle beyond his means, prosecutor says

    - Jun 6, 2014 6:50pm
    Hong Kong’s former chief secretary could not afford a lavish lifestyle without financial support from two property tycoons, his co-defendants in a corruption trial, government broadcaster RTHK reported Friday, citing prosecutors. Rafael Hui, 66, made HK$4.6...
  • The Ma Wan Residents Museum originally housed a school for local children. Photo: Fong Yuen Study Hall website

    Learning from Ma Wan: An architectural romance

    Jun 6, 2014 3:17pm
    Hong Kong-based Manfred Yuen is an architect with a social agenda and his latest work reflects this kind of communal affection. Yuen proudly describes the transformation of the former Fong Yuen Study Hall in Ma Wan as a...
  • The public will have two months to have a say on the proposals for the Kai Tak site. Photos: Kai Tak Fantasy website

    Kai Tak ideas contest down to final four

    Jun 6, 2014 1:55pm
    Four urban planning schemes have been shortlisted for public feedback in a HK$1 million (US$129,000) competition for ideas to turn part of Hong Kong’s former airport into an entertainment and tourism hub, the Hong Kong Economic Journal...
  • The parade of characters is one of Hong Kong Disneyland's chief attractions. It's best experienced in gorgeous weather. Photo: Wahaha on Facebook

    Why it rarely rains on a Disney parade

    Jun 6, 2014 1:24pm
    Wingo Chong is a rainmaker for Hong Kong Disneyland. He helps ensure the success of one of its biggest attractions — the parade of characters. Figuratively speaking, that is. Because Chong, in fact, is probably the...

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