15 July 2018

Hong Kong

  • People must pay attention to the signs of dehydration and increase their water intake as needed to avoid serious health issues. Photo: Reuters

    Dehydration can intensify pain

    - Jul 6, 2018 5:00pm
    The summer arrived a bit earlier than usual this year. The unbearable heat in May and June makes July and August even more less-appealing. The constantly high temperature has created a lot of problems. Heat strokes,...
  • Fast-food consumption is widely considered to be leading to a higher level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) ('bad') cholesterol. Photo: Reuters

    The benefits of lowering cholesterol

    - Jul 6, 2018 5:00pm
    Cholesterol can be a confusing medical topic. There are measurements to understand. Medications to consider. And inherited genes and lifestyle choices to factor in. Mason Freeman, MD, an endocrinologist and chief of the Lipid Metabolism Unit...
  • Customs officials arrested an employment agency director Thursday for suspected illegal practices in relation to importing and placing of foreign domestic workers. Photo: HK Govt

    Agency person arrested for illegal practices related to maids

    Jul 6, 2018 4:24pm
    A 28-year-old director and salesperson of a domestic helper agency was arrested on Thursday for malpractices in relation to his firm’s work.  The action by Customs officials came after investigations suggested that the agency may have used...
  • Leighton (Asia) is working behind the scenes to explain its point of view to lawmakers after a works scandal at MTR's Hung Hom station. Photo: HKEJ

    Leighton asks lawmakers to private meetings after works scandal

    Jul 6, 2018 2:28pm
    Leighton (Asia), the main contractor involved in MTR Corporation’s Hung Hom station expansion project, has been engaging in behind-the-scenes lobbying with lawmakers in a bid to get them on its side after a scandal related to...
  • The male suspect was arrested late Wednesday night inside his flat at Cheung Fat Estate in Tsing Yi, on suspicion that he was behind at least three recent needle-planting incidents on KMB buses. Photo: HKEJ/Internet

    Man, 30, arrested over at least 3 KMB needle-planting incidents

    Jul 6, 2018 1:49pm
    Police arrested an unemployed man on suspicion that he was behind at least three recent needle-planting incidents on buses operated by Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (KMB), the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The suspect, 30, was arrested...
  • The Housing Authority feels a 10 percent increase in rents should be affordable for public housing tenants given the rise in income levels. Photo: HKEJ

    HA proposes 10% rent hike for public housing tenants from Sept

    Jul 6, 2018 12:23pm
    The Housing Authority (HA) has suggested raising rents for public housing tenants by the maximum amount allowed under the current rental adjustment mechanism. According to a document submitted by HA’s Subsidised Housing Committee to the Legislative...
  • Steve Hui (inset), the ‘4 pm Hui Sir’ during the Occupy period, is widely remembered for “I will now recap in English” during news conferences. Carrie Lam would do well to display similar understanding of the needs of English language media. Photo: HKEJ

    What Carrie Lam can learn from former police officer Steve Hui

    - Jul 6, 2018 12:03pm
    Even discreet and cautious political leaders like Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor can sometimes lose their cool and put their foot in their mouth in public. The latest example is the chief executive’s outright irritation at an...
  • Ensuring decent education for ethnic minority children will help them integrate into the community and allow them to contribute to society. Photo: Yahoo

    Helping ethnic minority students integrate into society

    - Jul 6, 2018 10:33am
    A recent report published by Hong Kong Unison indicates that even though the administration has diverted substantial resources into helping ethnic minority students in Hong Kong to adapt to our mainstream school curriculum, the policy initiatives...
  • Mobile payments operators in Hong Kong are seeking to expand their business through local as well as overseas partnerships. Photo: yicaiglobal

    Mobile payments: A flurry of deals

    - Jul 6, 2018 10:09am
    It has been a busy period for mobile payment operators in Hong Kong. Starting with HSBC, which announced on June 25 that users of its PayMe mobile payments app will be able to use it for...
  • Peter Ryan, who is set to leave Hong Kong after a four-year stint as Ireland's Consul-General in the city, welcomes the increased interest from Hong Kong people and businesses in Ireland and in Dublin. Photo: YouTube

    An envoy’s thoughts as he prepares to leave Hong Kong

    - Jul 6, 2018 9:03am
    Departing Irish envoy Peter Ryan praises Hong Kong for its investment environment, but says the territory can make it even better by simplifying rules and regulations. Ryan is leaving Hong Kong this month after four years...
  • Some 200 educational institutions from 17 countries will participate in this year's International Education Expo. Photo: Neway International Trade Fairs

    UK still No. 1 for overseas education but other options beckon

    Jul 5, 2018 4:54pm
    The United Kingdom is still the most popular destination for Hong Kong students seeking education abroad, but countries like Thailand and Malaysia are becoming more attractive, especially for those whose families are planning to move there, said...
  • Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has signaled her support for land reclamation as a way to create new development sites and help alleviate the city's housing woes. Photo: HKEJ

    Why Carrie Lam’s land reclamation push makes sense

    - Jul 5, 2018 4:50pm
    Hong Kong’s ongoing public consultation on land supply will end at the end of September. But already Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and housing minister Frank Chan Fan have both stated that reclamation is the...
  • Police rushed to an HSBC branch in Tuen Mun (inset) on Wednesday and arrested a 22-year-old man for possessing a firearm, which was later confirmed to be an air gun. Photos: HKEJ, i-Cable News video

    Man, 22, arrested for brandishing air gun in MTR station, bank

    Jul 5, 2018 4:47pm
    A 22-year-old man has been arrested after he brandished an air gun during an argument with a rail worker at an MTR station on Wednesday and later whipped out the same object while visiting a bank....
  • Performing arts groups and artists issue a statement urging the government to adopt effective measures to help the creative industry. Photo: HKFDS

    Theatre groups urge govt to provide venues for art

    Jul 5, 2018 4:11pm
    Theatre companies and artists urged the government to provide adequate venues for their rehearsals and productions amid the government crackdown on the unauthorized use of space in industrial buildings. In a joint statement, 89 theatre companies and...
  • Communications Authority chief Winnie Tam and  Benjamin Tang of the CA Broadcast Codes of Practice Committee explain the new rules on indirect TV advertising. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt eases restrictions on indirect TV advertising

    Jul 5, 2018 3:24pm
    The Communications Authority (CA) has announced new rules easing restrictions on indirect advertising on television shows. The move came following consultations with industry practitioners and the public. TV operators have urged the government to relax the...
  • Activist Joshua Wong saw his demand for compensation dismissed and was ordered to pay HK$8,026 in legal fees. Photo: Reuters

    Joshua Wong vows to appeal after losing police abuse case

    Jul 5, 2018 12:22pm
    Youth activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung said he will appeal to the High Court after his claim that police had unlawfully assaulted and detained him was dismissed, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The Small Claims Tribunal on Wednesday...
  • Former health secretary Dr. Ko Wing-man (inset) is yet to make it clear as to whether he will run for a Legco seat in a by-election, despite facing pressure from the pro-Beijing camp. Photos: Bloomberg, HKEJ

    Pro-Beijing camp puts pressure, but Ko bypoll run up in the air

    - Jul 5, 2018 11:29am
    As the Legislative Council by-election for the Kowloon West constituency is less than five months away, leaders of the pro-establishment camp are said to have been working fervently in a bid to persuade former Secretary for...
  • Carrie Lam has got off to a good start in taming the hostile political climate, but she needs a vision for the future, say observers. Photo: HKEJ

    Does Carrie Lam have a Hong Kong dream for Hong Kong?

    - Jul 5, 2018 9:00am
    A picture is worth a thousand words, as the old saying goes. I saw a recent picture in the media that told much more than a thousand words about Hong Kong as it marks 21 years...
  • Land sales revenue now accounts for only 20 percent of the city’s fiscal revenue, compared with 60 percent in 1990s. Photo: HKEJ

    HK signals end to century-old high land price regime

    - Jul 5, 2018 8:10am
    British-style governance, simple and low tax regime, free port and high land price policy are the four cornerstones of Hong Kong’s economic miracle. The high price of land is a must for the government needs sufficient income....
  • Doctors and nurses at Queen Mary Hospital have collected 16 real stories from their work involving ICU patients, hoping to initiate a discussion on the issue of choosing between life and death. Pic: Queen Mary Hospital

    No right or wrong in choices of some ICU patients: doctor

    Jul 4, 2018 5:31pm
    In an intensive care unit, every day is a life-and-death struggle. Some patients will revive, while others will face the inevitable demise despite all the treatment. Although medical professionals deem it their duty to save their...

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