Date
15 July 2018

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong must step up efforts to support the needs of our elderly population and address the factors that contribute to the rising number of dementia cases in the city. Photo: AFP

    Hong Kong sees rising number of dementia cases

    - Jul 11, 2018 4:53pm
    Sometimes elderly people would play dumb or pretend to be forgetful in order to avoid getting embarrassed or upsetting others by telling the truth. However, constant forgetfulness could be a symptom of early-stage dementia. In 2015,...
  • Tin Ka-ping, who passed away on Tuesday, had donated hundreds of millions of dollars during his lifetime to educational institutions in Hong Kong and mainland China. Photo: Internet

    Entrepreneur and philanthropist Tin Ka-ping dies at 99

    Jul 11, 2018 2:55pm
    Tin Ka-ping, a distinguished Hong Kong entrepreneur and a philanthropist who had donated hundreds of millions of dollars to support educational institutions, has passed away at the age of 99. The Tin Ka Ping Foundation said in an...
  • Gobee.bike co-founder and CEO Raphael Cohen (inset) says the company is halting its operations due to losses and high bike maintenance costs. Photos: China News Agency, Internet

    Gobee.bike going out of business amid financial troubles

    Jul 11, 2018 2:39pm
    Gobee.bike, Hong Kong’s first station-less bicycle sharing company, which allows people to rent and drop off a bicycle around the city through a mobile app, is putting an end to its operations as it seeks to...
  • Nearly 30 percent of Hong Kong's 3.7 million jobs are at risk of becoming redundant because of automation, according to a recent study. Photo: Reuters

    Are journos easier to be replaced by robots than bean counters?

    - Jul 11, 2018 1:45pm
    Who are more at risk of losing their jobs to robots: accountants or journalists? This should be a no-brainer. The Big Four accounting firms in Hong Kong are hiring thousands of fresh graduates every year, but I am...
  • Police on Tuesday arrested five men suspected of involvement in the slashing of seats of KMB buses over the past few weeks. Several cutters were seized from them. Photo: HKEJ/Now News

    Five men arrested over slashing of KMB bus seats

    Jul 11, 2018 1:27pm
    Police arrested five men suspected of involvement in the slashing of seats of buses operated by Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (KMB) over the past few weeks. The suspects were aged between 22 and 52. Three are Chinese...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam stressed that the Honours List has never been intended as a tool for “political reconciliation”. Photo: AFP

    No pan-dem on this year’s Honours List

    - Jul 11, 2018 12:00pm
    Earlier this month, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor released several online video clips summarizing her work over the past year in office. Principal officials including Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland...
  • HKEAA officials announce the overall performance of candidates in this year's HKDSE in a press briefing on Tuesday. Photo: TVB News

    Student breaks record by topping all eight subjects in HKDSE

    Jul 10, 2018 6:51pm
    A candidate in this year’s Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) has topped all the eight subjects he took, a first in the history of the exam, the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA)...
  • The T-Home flats can be rented for five years until 2023 when the Yu Kwong Chuen estate is scheduled to be demolished. Photo: HKEJ

    HKHS rolls out transitional flats for public housing applicants

    Jul 10, 2018 4:52pm
    The Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) has unveiled a Transitional Housing Scheme that will turn 200 small flats at Yu Kwong Chuen in Aberdeen into temporary homes for those waiting for public housing. Under the T-Home scheme,...
  • Video clips and photos circulating on social media show several youths breaking into the Causeway Bay store of IKEA, and using it as their playground after closing time. Photo: HKEJ/Instagram

    IKEA to enhance security after youths turn store into playground

    Jul 10, 2018 4:31pm
    Furniture retailer IKEA is stepping up security checks after business hours at its Hong Kong stores to prevent break-ins and property damage. The move came after video clips and photos circulated on social media showing several youths...
  • After targeting bus seats for embedding sharp objects, miscreants appear to have taken aim at public benches. The picture inset shows a pin lying in a crack in a bench outside a Tai Po market. Pics: Screengrabs from i-Cable News video

    Woman, 56, injured by needle planted in wooden bench

    Jul 10, 2018 4:00pm
    As police grapple with an investigation into needle-planting incidents on double-decker buses, they are now confronted with another case of a miscreant deliberately seeking to injure unwary citizens. Law enforcement officials received a report on Monday...
  • The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group's hotline receives various requests for help on problems students face while awaiting the HKDSE results. Photo: HKFYG

    HKDSE candidates’ anxiety at peak despite fewer examinees: poll

    Jul 10, 2018 2:19pm
    Despite the declining number of candidates in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE), many students still feel the highest degree of pressure as the date of release of the test results nears. A...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam got failing markets in still the protection of Hong Kong’s freedom and human rights, and promotion of further development of the city's democracy, according to the survey. Photo: HKEJ

    Lam capable, trustworthy but unable to push for democracy: poll

    Jul 10, 2018 1:06pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is a capable leader in the eyes of Hong Kong people, but she is also considered to have failed in advancing the city’s democracy, according to a survey conducted by...
  • An inquiry panel comprising a former judge and a British engineer is set to look into alleged shoddy work in sections of MTR's Shatin-Central Link project. Photo: HKEJ

    Will the judge-led inquiry into MTR works make a difference?

    - Jul 10, 2018 11:17am
    The government recently named a second member for the independent inquiry panel to be led by Michael Hartmann, a former non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal, to look into the works scandal pertaining to...
  • Cigna officials present the results of the 2018 Cigna 360° Well-Being Survey on Monday. Photo: EJ Insight

    Millennials are the most stressed-out in Hong Kong, survey finds

    - Jul 9, 2018 6:11pm
    Millennials are experiencing more stress than people in other age groups in Hong Kong, according to a survey by global health insurer Cigna. About 26 percent of the millennials, or those aged between 18 and 34, said...
  • About a thousand Ma Wan residents gathered at Park Island to protest against a plan by ferry operator Park Island Transport to reduce the number of trips to and from Central. Photo: Tsuen Wan District Councillor Roy Tam

    Ma Wan residents stage protest against plan to cut ferry trips

    Jul 9, 2018 3:54pm
    About a thousand Ma Wan residents gathered at Park Island, a large private housing estate on the island, to protest against a plan by the ferry operator to reduce the number of trips to and from...
  • The 73-year-old man drowned while using a snorkel for the first time in a public beach in Tsuen Wan on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at Yan Chai Hospital. Photo: HKEJ

    Man, 73, drowns while snorkeling in Tsuen Wan

    Jul 9, 2018 2:29pm
    A 73-year-old man drowned while snorkeling off the coast of Tsuen Wan on Sunday, Apple Daily reports. The victim, a retired shipyard worker surnamed Cheuk, started swimming at Approach Beach shortly after 11 a.m., according to his...
  • Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, a 61-year-old woman (left) revealed how she lost almost all her savings after falling victim to a phone scammer. Dah Sing Bank, from where her funds had been moved out by the scammer, has been accused of not doing

    Dah Sing Bank faces questions after lady falls victim to scammer

    Jul 9, 2018 2:16pm
    Dah Sing Bank is facing questions over an alleged operational lapse that led to one of its customers — a 61-year-old female — being cheated out of almost all her life savings by a phone scammer.  ...
  • An apartment unit with a view of the Victoria Harbour will cost you. But even the most expensive studio unit at Victoria Harbour doesn't have a sea-view. Photo: AFP

    Most expensive studio unit at Victoria Harbour without sea-view

    - Jul 9, 2018 12:52pm
    Hong Kong property developers are unequaled when it comes to naming their residential projects: the names invariably evoke exotic places wrapped in legends and myths; they always exude charm, luxury and exclusivity. But the end-product, despite the...
  • The Development Bureau announces the winning proposals for the latest batch of historic buildings to be revitalized under the partnership scheme. Photo: Conserve and Revitalise Hong Kong Heritage

    Govt names partners for restoration of four historic buildings

    Jul 6, 2018 5:22pm
    The Development Bureau has announced the new partners for its heritage restoration program. The latest projects to be renovated under its Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme, are the Roberts Block of the Old Victoria Barracks, Fanling Luen...
  • There are lots of rules and food taboos for pregnant women, according to Chinese medicine and traditions. Many of them are, however, irrelevant and outdated. Photo: HKEJ

    Modern rules for modern mums

    - Jul 6, 2018 5:15pm
    Expectant Chinese women often find themselves confused by the rules passed along by their grandmothers. For instance, is the advice for new mothers not to wash their hair for a month after giving birth a joke...

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