19 August 2019


  • The USS George Washington is on a five-day visit to Hong Kong for maintenance checks and personnel R&R. Photo:

    US Navy aircraft carrier in 5-day Hong Kong stop

    - Jun 16, 2014 6:36pm
    The USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, dropped anchor in Hong Kong Monday with four escort ships, government broadcaster RTHK reported. The fifth Hong Kong visit by the American behemoth is...
  • A protester waves a colonial Hong Kong flag outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

    Et tu, Britain, on ‘one country, two systems’?

    - Jun 16, 2014 5:24pm
    It’s been nearly 30 years since the prime ministers of China and Britain put their names to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, outlining the conditions under which China would resume sovereignty of the then British colony. The two...
  • Police are deployed to the Legco building after protesters erected banners Friday to demand the withdrawal of a development plan for the New Territories. Photo: AFP

    Clash over new town plan a perfect storm

    - Jun 16, 2014 4:04pm
    While adding uncertainty to a government new town plan for northeast New Territories, ugly clashes between Hong Kong police and social activists and villagers Friday night have laid bare underlying tensions in the city’s socio-political landscape...
  • Here's how we do it: Netizens upload a floor plan of the Legislative Council building to suggest ways to occupy it, including the use of hydraulic cutters to open the gates (insert). Photos:

    Online discussions on how to storm Legco draw warning

    Jun 16, 2014 2:59pm
    Netizens calling on Hong Kong people to occupy the Legislative Council and suggesting ways of doing it may be charged with criminal offense punishable by up to five years in prison. However, calling for the overthrow of...
  • Hong Kong is becoming an option for manufacturers as costs rise on the mainland. Photo: Bloomberg

    Making the manufacturing move back to Hong Kong

    Jun 16, 2014 2:49pm
    Three decades ago a flood of manufacturers flowed across the border to the mainland but that tide could be turning with at least one company, Hong Kong-owned garment firm Grandion Industrial Ltd., heading home to revive its operations...
  • About a third of Hong Kong parents spend at least 10 hours a week helping their children with school work. Photo: AFP

    Most HK parents dealing with difficult children

    Jun 16, 2014 2:48pm
    Most Hong Kong parents are having difficulty dealing with their children’s emotions, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday, citing a survey by S.K.H. St. Christopher’s Home, a child-focused Christian social service organization. A smaller proportion is having to...
  • Yu Zhengsheng says cross-strait ties are based on the 'one family' concept. Photo: HKEJ, Xinhua

    Taiwan cool to ‘one family’ comment by China top adviser

    Jun 16, 2014 2:44pm
    A senior Chinese political adviser said Beijing respects Taiwan’s social system, values and way of life and understands its concerns regarding the future of cross-strait relations, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday. Cross-strait relations are based on...
  • Police try to stop protesters from entering the Legco building and make their course of action clear. Photo: HKEJ

    NT plan opponents vow to press on with protests

    Jun 16, 2014 1:03pm
    Opponents of a proposed development plan for the New Territories are threatening more protests if the government does not shelve the proposal, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday. They want it withdrawn from a budget meeting scheduled...
  • Labor groups have been fighting for a statutory paternity leave for working fathers since 2006. Photo: Apple Daily

    Birth pains for paternity leave bill for working fathers

    - Jun 16, 2014 12:22pm
    A bill that seeks to make three days’ paid paternity leave a statutory benefit for working fathers may not be passed this year due to a possible move by lawmakers to amend it. The government has...
  • Yaovi (left) and Nayo have been offered refugee status by Canada. They are due to leave Hong Kong next month. Photo: Apple Daily

    Hell is over as refugees get Canada offer

    - Jun 16, 2014 11:25am
    For nine years, Yaovi and Nayo have been scavenging for food, looking for work they couldn’t have and living each day in hell. They came to Hong Kong, hoping to start a new life, after fleeing...
  • Health secretary Ko Wing-man says the professionalism of medical teams and the willingness of residents to pull together helped the city overcome SARS. Photo: Reuters

    HK stands on its own economic, SARS-fighting feet

    Jun 16, 2014 11:23am
    The mainland’s contribution to Hong Kong is only partial and the city is not overly reliant on the rest of the country for its fortunes, according to two Hong Kong government chiefs. The comments come just...
  • Former justice minister Elsie Leung dismisses suggestions the PLA could be called in to quell Occupy Central. Photo: HKEJ

    Elsie Leung fears violent end to Occupy Central

    Jun 16, 2014 9:24am
    Former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie said she fears the Occupy Central will end in violence, just like the scuffles at the Legislative Council building Friday over a development in the New Territories, Ming Pao Daily reported...
  • Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun gets out the vote for the Occupy Central "referendum" as debate rages in the city over universal suffrage. Photo: HKEJ

    CE 2017 survey: Vote first, fine-tune nomination later

    Jun 16, 2014 9:09am
    More than half of all Hongkongers think universal suffrage is worth supporting for the 2017 chief executive election even if the nomination process less than ideal, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday, citing a Lingnan University survey....
  • The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is seeing how well the city's banks stand up to disruptions in Central. Photo: Blommberg

    HKMA puts banks to Occupy Central stress test

    - Jun 16, 2014 8:28am
    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority put 55 retail banks and international financial institutions to the test in a weekend emergency drill to check contingency plans ahead of the Occupy Central movement’s June 22 “vote”, the Hong...
  • Around 70 people are said to have been injured as a high-speed ferry from Hong Kong hit a breakwater near Macau pier. Photo: RTHK

    HK-Macau turbojet crashes into breakwater, 70 injured

    - Jun 13, 2014 7:05pm
    A high-speed turbo jet ferry carrying 220 passengers and 13 crew members from Hong Kong crashed into a breakwater in Macau on Friday, injuring around 70 people, RTHK reported. The injured included 59 Hong Kong residents....
  • Married men in Hong Kong generally feel less happy than their spouses, according to a survey. Photo: HKEJ

    Husbands generally feel less happy than wives in HK

    - Jun 13, 2014 7:04pm
    Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday. For most men, it should be a very happy day as their families and kids make them very special and proud. Now, what about the other days? Is the...
  • Hong Kong's future: Too early to teach them patriotism? Photo: Bloomberg

    Starting ‘em young on the path to patriotism

    - Jun 13, 2014 3:46pm
    A seemingly harmless, if well-intentioned, move by the education bureau to include the study of the Basic Law in the curriculum of primary school students is likely to raise the same controversy as the government’s shelved...
  • Bobo Yip, Wong Yeung-tat and Dickson Cheung (from left to right) were arrested by the Hong Kong police following a June 6 protest at the Legislative Council. Photo: nowTV

    Activists cry foul as 3 arrested ahead of key Legco panel meet

    Jun 13, 2014 2:24pm
    Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested three people who were said to have been involved in scuffles at the Legislative Council (Legco) building in Admiralty during a protest last Friday, Apple Daily reported. During the protest...
  • Scholarism's Wong Chi-fung (center) denies being offered a conditional place at Chinese University. Photo: HKEJ

    Who will give Joshua Wong a ticket to university?

    - Jun 13, 2014 1:31pm
    Intellect is much more than academic — just ask Chief Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung who suggested that his popularity is much lower than that of his predecessor because Cambridge law graduate Wong Yan-lung is much smarter. Alas, though,...
  • The North Sea Jazz Festival will come to Hong Kong in November on its debut Asia tour. Photo:

    North Sea Jazz Festival set to delight Hong Kong audiences

    Jun 13, 2014 1:31pm
    The North Sea Jazz Festival, one of the biggest international music events, is coming to Hong Kong for the first time this November, as the first stop of its debut tour to Asia. The Hong Kong...

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