21 April 2018

Hong Kong

  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam (middle) saw her net popularity turn negative for the first time, while Financial Secretary Paul Chan (R) had a negative score of as much as 44 percentage points, according to a latest poll. Photo: HKEJ

    Carrie Lam’s net popularity in negative territory for first time

    Apr 11, 2018 10:43am
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has seen her net popularity turn negative for the first time since she took office on July 1 last year, a survey showed. According to a poll conducted between April...
  • Lau Ming-wai, vice chairman of the Youth Development Commission, said it is more realistic for the YDC to spend more time in preventing students from committing suicide than dealing with political issues. Photo: HKEJ

    YDC won’t deal with political issues, says vice chair

    Apr 10, 2018 1:28pm
    Lau Ming-wai, vice chairman of the Youth Development Commission (YDC), said it would be unrealistic for the public to expect the newly established agency to deal with sensitive political issues such as why young people want...
  • DJ sets from Solar Sound System HK are powered by solar and kinetic energy. Photo: Facebook

    How to be a green DJ in Hong Kong

    - Apr 10, 2018 1:17pm
    The Fragrant Harbour is anything but at the best of times. Hong Kong’s problems with waste, landfill space, inefficient recycling systems and overconsumption are well documented. That’s not to mention air pollution and green city planning,...
  • Hong Kong highways chief Daniel Chung vouches for the safety of the man-made island built for the mega-bridge. Photo: Xinhua, HKEJ

    HK highways chief says artificial island for mega bridge is safe

    Apr 10, 2018 1:12pm
    The man-made island built for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is totally safe and no repairs are needed, Director of Highways Daniel Chung Kum-wah said. Chung made the remarks on Monday after a visit to the...
  • The Democratic Party plans to raise as much as HK$2 million to fund a private investigation into former chief executive Leung Chun-ying over his UGL dealings. Photos: RTHK, Reuters

    Democratic Party raising funds to build case against CY Leung

    Apr 10, 2018 12:12pm
    The Democratic Party on Monday kicked off a campaign to raise funds from the public online, saying it intends to use the money to gather evidence and build a legal case against former chief executive Leung...
  • Outgoing chairman John Slosar needed most of the income he had from Swire Pacific over the past seven years to be able to buy his dream home on The Peak from his own company. Photo: Bloomberg/Reuters

    Slosar wants to buy a home from Swire

    - Apr 10, 2018 11:47am
    Almost everyone in Hong Kong has to work hard to realize their dream home, and that dream is getting more and more expensive through the years. Consider John Slosar, the outgoing Swire Pacific chairman, who decided...
  • Hong Kong still needs to sort out several issues with mainland Chinese officials in relation to operation of the sea bridge linking the city with Macao and Zhuhai. Photo: China Daily

    One bridge, two systems

    - Apr 9, 2018 4:48pm
    Hong Kong’s Director of Highways went to Zhuhai yesterday to meet the officials of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Authority to address public concerns over the mega-bridge that links the three cities. Daniel Chung Kum-wah is expected...
  • A couple were seriously injured when an elevator ran out of control at Waterside Plaza in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Internet

    Couple critical after elevator runs out of control in Tsuen Wan

    Apr 9, 2018 3:02pm
    The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) has launched an investigation after an elevator at a residential building apparently went out of control and seriously injured a couple in Tsuen Wan. The incident took place at...
  • Carrie Lam (L) is facing questions from the opposition camp after the government issued a statement denouncing academic Benny Tai (R) over comments the latter made recently in relation to Hong Kong’s political future. Photos: CNSA/HKEJ

    Protest held to demand freedom of speech amid Benny Tai saga

    Apr 9, 2018 1:51pm
    More than a thousand people gathered outside the Legislative Council building over the weekend to denounce what they described as the government’s efforts to stifle free speech in the city, staging the protest after authorities slammed...
  • HKBN has received 2,700 applicants from 10 countries for the 19 slots in its summer internship programs this year. Photo: HKEJ

    HKBN wants you to tell them why your mother is beautiful

    - Apr 9, 2018 1:31pm
    Kwai Chung has suddenly become controversial. We are not talking about satirical media group Most Kwai Chung, whose record-breaking initial public offering and trading debut suddenly soured after a spokesman dished out silly, irrelevant remarks in...
  • Four organ donation recipients attend an event organized by the Hong Kong Transplant Sports Association to promote organ donation. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt urged to strengthen efforts at promoting organ donation

    Apr 9, 2018 10:45am
    While many people in Hong Kong are willing to donate their organs to help keep patients in need alive, a survey found that most of them have never registered as donors, suggesting the government needs to...
  • A Chinese character stroke order app has become hugely popular recently. Photo: China Daily

    A Chinese character learning app shows edutech potential

    - Apr 9, 2018 10:27am
    Stroke order of Chinese written language characters has been a headache for many students and their parents. But now a Chinese handwriting mobile app promises to come to the rescue. I recently had an opportunity to...
  • As of now,  no AV has been allowed to be tested on public roads in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

    Let’s get prepared for autonomous vehicles

    - Apr 9, 2018 10:17am
    Despite the recent Uber fatal crash which has drawn worldwide attention to safety issues pertaining to autonomous vehicles (AVs), I believe the vehicles will gain ground and remain an epoch-making trend that will upheave our lifestyle....
  • Beijing, the Hong Kong government and the pro-establishment camp have ganged up on HKU law professor and pro-democracy activist Benny Tai after he discussed Hong Kong independence at a seminar in Taiwan. Photo: Bloomberg

    1984 in fiction, 2018 in reality… Hong Kong style

    - Apr 6, 2018 6:00pm
    In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, a totalitarian dictatorship devises the concept of thought crime to punish those who dare to think of concepts deemed to challenge the established order. In the Hong Kong of...
  • Children are sometimes unwilling to go to school for a variety of reasons. The important thing is that their parents are always there to support them. Photo: HKEJ

    I don’t want to go to school!

    - Apr 6, 2018 5:09pm
    Children can be emotional. It is not surprising if they sometimes are unwilling to go to school. In most cases, parents can cajole them to get on the school bus. However, some kids will insist on...
  • Carrying heavy objects, prolonged walking and standing will eventually leave the plantar fascia the sole structure that supports the entire body weight, leading to overstraining and chronic inflammation. Photo: Reuters

    What to do with heel pain

    - Apr 6, 2018 5:07pm
    Chan, a keen hiker and runner, is worried. Every morning when he gets up and steps on the floor, he experiences excruciating pain that will not go away until he takes a few more steps. After working...
  • The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China hold a wreath-laying ceremony beside the Tsim Sha Tsui clock tower on Thursday to pay tribute to those who died  in the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident. Photo: HKEJ

    Democrats vow to continue calling for end to one-party rule

    Apr 6, 2018 2:24pm
    Albert Ho Chun-yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, pledged that his group will stand by its principles, yield to no political pressure, and continue chanting slogans that include...
  • Mainland authorities sought to allay fears over the structural soundness of the mega-bridge by issuing their own photos of the concrete slabs used to support its artificial islands and explaining their purpose. Photo: HKZMBA

    HK engineers raise concerns over safety of mega bridge

    Apr 6, 2018 2:21pm
    Local structural engineering experts questioned the safety of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) following official assurances that the structure is totally safe and complies with the central government’s strict requirements and standards, Apple Daily reports. Safety concerns...
  • MTR pledged to thoroughly investigate the derailment of Express Rail Link trains at its Shek Kong depot. Photo: RTHK

    MTR halts Express Rail Link trial runs to probe derailment

    Apr 6, 2018 1:29pm
    Trial runs for the 26-kilometer Hong Kong section of the cross-border Express Rail Link (XRL) have been suspended after the derailment of trains at an MTR Corp. depot raised safety concerns. Making the announcement on Thursday, the...
  • It would probably be in the best political interests of Bill Tang and the Federation of Trade Unions for the next by-election in the New Territories East to never materialize. Photo: HKEJ

    Why Bill Tang and FTU don’t want another Legco by-election

    - Apr 6, 2018 1:24pm
    As the disqualified lawmaker “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung is determined to take his judicial review lawsuit to the Court of Final Appeal, which might take years to finish, it appears the pan-democrats are quite unlikely to...

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