Date
21 April 2018

Hong Kong

  • Home affairs permanent secretary Raymond Young is retiring from the public service, giving him time to focus on singing. Photo: HKEJ

    Retiring official to reach again for high notes

    - Jun 25, 2014 2:04pm
    Raymond Young will finally have the chance to take up where he left off three decades ago and serenade the city. Before ascending the ranks of the public service to become permanent secretary for home affairs,...
  • The Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff has launched a petition calling on the government to hire more nurses. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong needs more nurses

    - Jun 25, 2014 1:33pm
    Hong Kong is facing a worsening shortage of qualified nurses. Staff to patient ratio has deteriorated to 1:11 from 1:10 in 2003, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported, citing a survey by the Association of Hong Kong...
  • Secretary for Development Paul Chan (center) visiting Kwu Tung, a village in the northern New Territorities, in 2013. Photo: GIS

    Development chief Paul Chan to meet NT villagers

    Jun 25, 2014 1:30pm
    Hong Kong’s Secretary for Development Paul Chan is set to visit villagers affected by the proposed development plans for the northeastern New Territories on Wednesday, hoping to listen to their views and suggestions, the Apple Daily reported....
  • Critics of Leung Chun-ying discounted the chief executive's work report for mentioning "achievements" such as a dinosaur exhibition and athletic successes. Photos: HEKJ, http://2013ayg.hkolympic.org, http://hk.science.museum/

    Mixed response to Leung work report

    Jun 25, 2014 1:06pm
    Supporters applauded him for his proactive approach while members of the pro-democracy camp said he congratulated himself for non-achievements.  Chief executive Leung Chun-ying drew the spectrum of responses after he reported on his administration’s work over the...
  • A police officer shows some of the fake documents and tools used by the suspects. Photo: NowTV

    Bankruptcy scam busted after US$2.3 mln caper

    - Jun 25, 2014 12:18pm
    Police have busted a gang of scam artists and their cohorts that defrauded 21 banks and financial companies of HK$17.8 million (US$2.3 million) in more than 230 loan applications in the past two years. The gang solicited dozens...
  • Sony will launch more than 30 new game titles in Hong Kong next month, ahead of other markets in Asia.

    Sony set to thrill Hong Kong game enthusiasts

    Jun 25, 2014 12:18pm
    Gaming enthusiasts in Hong Kong will have something to brag about next month as they will get the chance to play several new titles from Sony before anyone else in Asia. Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong,...
  • Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is apparently trying to cool the political temperature ahead of the pro-democracy march on July 1. Photo: HKEJ

    Eyebrows raised as Leung says Global Times wrong

    - Jun 25, 2014 11:56am
    Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong’s chief executive, is known for his religious adherence to the official stance taken by the Chinese central authorities. Set against that background, eyebrows were raised on Tuesday when Leung came out to...
  • Yip Wing has been charged with illegal assembly after using his wheelchair to ram the door of the Legco building. Photo: Now TV

    Wheelchair activist charged with illegal assembly

    Jun 25, 2014 11:11am
    A disabled protester has been charged with illegal assembly after he tried to use his wheelchair to ram the door of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building.   Yip Wing, an aide to Labor Party legislator Fernando...
  • Pneumonia is Hong Kong's second leading cause of death and is most common among the elderly. Photo: Bloomberg

    Pneumonia alert for elderly

    - Jun 25, 2014 10:56am
    The elderly are advised to guard against pneumonia, with the condition overtaking heart disease to be the second leading cause of death in Hong Kong, Metropolis Daily reported Wednesday. The number of fatal pneumonia cases has more than...
  • Hong Kong has rejected visa applications from Taiwan students leaders (from left) Lin Fei-fan, Chen Wei-ting, and Huang Kuo-chang Photos: Bloomberg, http://www.stormmediagroup.com

    HK blocks visit by Taiwan student leaders

    Jun 25, 2014 10:07am
    The Hong Kong authorities have rejected visa applications for three leaders of Taiwan’s student “Sunflower Movement”, scuppering their plans to take part in the July 1 march in the city, Apple Daily reported Wednesday. Lin Fei-fan,...
  • The 'black' protest march will start outside the Supreme Court building and end at the Court of Final Appeal. The marchers will wear black to dramatize their opposition to China's white paper on Hong Kong. Photos: HKEJ

    Former HKBA chiefs to take part in silent protest

    Jun 25, 2014 9:06am
    At least seven former chairmen of the Hong Kong Bar Association (HKBA) will take part in a “black” protest on Friday to dramatize their opposition to China’s policy on Hong Kong under “one country, two systems”. Martin Lee...
  • Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund Authority aims to limit the fees charged by service providers, among other reforms. Photo: HKEJ

    HK pensions regulator proposes management fee cap

    - Jun 25, 2014 9:04am
    Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFSA) has proposed a cap on management fee for service providers and the introduction of a low-cost standardized core fund for people who do not know which fund to...
  • Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says Hong Kong residents who voted in the Occupy Central poll were simply expressing their desire for universal suffrage in 2017. Photo: HKEJ

    CY Leung hits back at Global Times on Occupy Central poll

    - Jun 24, 2014 4:53pm
    In a rare show of diversion from Beijing’s position, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday voiced disagreement with a strongly-worded editorial in the state media about the strong public support for Occupy Central’s unofficial referendum on...
  • Some activists are calling for Central to be occupied during the July 1 march from Victoria Park to Admiralty. Photo: HKEJ

    Cool heels next step for Occupy Central

    - Jun 24, 2014 3:15pm
    The move has been made, the message is clear and now it is time to wait for a government response.  That looks to be the thinking of the organizers of the Occupy Central campaign after more...
  • At his pleasure: Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (center) wants his men in, Marvin Cheung (left) has quit, and Allan Zeman says he is being forced out. Photos: HKEJ

    Musical chairs is never a fun game in Hong Kong

    - Jun 24, 2014 3:14pm
    Who would like to come forward to serve in the administration of Chief Executive Leung Chung-ying Spare some pity for Allan Zeman, who was forced out of Ocean Park with a frank revelation that “I felt...
  • Some Hong Kong Airlines staff' are considering not speaking Putonghua to customers on July 1 after a sit-in by 77 mainland passengers, who are accused of leaving a mess on the plane. Photos: botanwang.com, facebook.com/HxUoSecrets.

    HK Airlines staff mull July 1 ‘No Putonghua’ protest

    - Jun 24, 2014 1:37pm
    Hong Kong Airlines crew members may mount a “No Putonghua” protest on July 1 to express dissatisfaction at the carrier’s handling of an 18-hour sit-in by a group of mainland passengers last weekend. The passengers refused...
  • Publishers and distributors fear sales at the book fair in Hong Kong next month won't be too good. Photo: HKEJ

    Book fair exhibitors not too optimistic about sales

    Jun 24, 2014 1:35pm
    Small and medium-sized publishers and distributors have voiced concerns about their sales prospects at the upcoming annual book fair in Hong Kong. Industry people pointed to an almost 30 percent decline in revenue at last year’s...
  • The construction industry is offering the highest average entry salary of HK$17,000 per month. Photo: COD Newsroom @ flicker.com

    The best of times for newly minted HK graduates

    Jun 24, 2014 1:18pm
    This may be the best time to be a new tertiary graduate in Hong Kong. Core Search managing director Alison Chang said employers, particularly those in banking and retailing, are keen to inject new blood into their companies....
  • Hong Kong airport's plan to build a new runway has come under fire from environmentalists. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK airport’s planned new runway faces more questions

    Jun 24, 2014 1:14pm
    Hong Kong International Airport’s planned third runway is expected to worsen the air quality in the nearby areas by causing higher concentration of nitrogen dioxides, contrary to what the Hong Kong Airport Authority says, Ming Pao...
  • Occupy Central's Benny Tai says his group will allow the government to respond to the civil referendum before deciding on further action. Photo: Reuters

    Occupy Central to wait and watch govt response to vote

    Jun 24, 2014 12:44pm
    The overwhelming response to the ongoing civil referendum on electoral reforms in Hong Kong has certainly sent a strong message to the central government, said Benny Tai, one of the founders of the Occupy Central protest movement....

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