24 January 2018

Hong Kong

  • Kuai Che-yuan is rumored to be the Hong Kong Morning News' main backer. Photo: Tai Kung Pao

    HK Morning News puts staff on unpaid leave

    May 13, 2014 10:20am
    The Hong Kong Morning News reportedly told its staff Monday to take unpaid amid speculation that the unlaunched newspaper will fold, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday. Hong Kong Morning News news director Lau Wai-wai said an announcement will...
  • Backers of The Baroque on Lamma are believed to have revived plans for the development. 

    Lamma Island on verge of housing boom

    May 13, 2014 8:55am
    Lamma Island could double in population with a series of separate plans to redevelop the area, including the possible construction of several residential towers to house up to 5,000 people, Apple Daily reported Tuesday. The government...
  • A Macau company called Wonderful World offers to recover gambling debts for casinos. Photo:

    Macau bad-debt bounty hunter on rogue-gambler trail

    May 13, 2014 7:55am
    A website dedicated to call loans from gamblers fleeing their debts is giving hope to many casino owners in Macau. The website, known as Wonderful World, has more than 500 cases involving a combined HK$2...
  • The Occupy Central Movement says its company registration application has been sitting with the Company Registry for nearly a year. Photo: HKEJ

    Company Registry to reject Occupy Central application

    May 12, 2014 3:35pm
    The secretariat of the Occupy Central Movement, a pro-democracy group pressing for universal suffrage in the 2017 chief executive election, has yet to obtain government approval for its application to be registered as a limited liability company, the...
  • Cars negotiate a heavily flooded street in Shenzhen. Photo: Reuters

    Heavy rain, flooding hit Hong Kong and Shenzhen

    May 12, 2014 12:58pm
    Heavy rain and flooding disrupted transportation in Hong Kong, with some areas in the New Territories hit by over 200 millimeters of rain, Apple Daily reported Monday.  Confusion also reigned as the Hong Kong Observatory issued...
  • Female top executives earn 18 percent less than their male counterparts among the Standard & Poor's 500 enterprises. Photo: Bloomberg

    Women hold only a third of top executive positions in Hong Kong

    May 12, 2014 11:59am
    One in three top executives in Hong Kong is a woman, while there are three male executives for every one female executive in Asia-Pacific and globally, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported Monday, citing a report released...
  • Celebrity couple Eugina Lau Mie-kuen and Peter Cheung have been waiting for justice for nine years. Photo: NowTV

    Medical Council postpones ruling on baby death

    May 12, 2014 11:49am
    The Medical Council of Hong Kong has postponed the announcement of its verdict on the death of a baby born to former TVB actress Eugina Lau Mie-kuen and singer Peter Cheung in 2005, as some members...
  • Ready, set, plunge at the New Central Harbourfront.

    Winging it again as Flugtag returns

    May 12, 2014 11:41am
    They didn’t so much fly by the seat of their pants as much as take a plunge into well-charted waters but the entrants in Sunday’s Red Bull Flugtag challenge all did their dash with verve. About...
  • GAP is adopting a multi-brand, multi-channel strategy in China. Photo: Bloomberg

    GAP to add 35 stores in China this year

    May 12, 2014 11:01am
    American fashion retailer The Gap Inc. plans to open 35 stores in China this year and boost market share by adopting a multi-channel, multi-brand strategy. Jeff Kirwan, president of Gap’s China division, said the strategy will...
  • ATV is going to rebroadcast its popular drama series 'My Date with a Vampire'. Photo: ATV

    Scholar slams broadcaster for replaying old TV hits

    May 12, 2014 10:30am
    Asia Television Ltd. (ATV), one of the two free-to-air television broadcasters in Hong Kong, is going to rebroadcast some of its programs starting Monday,encouraged by the fact that shows being aired on the same time slots...
  • Gopichand Hinduja and his brother Srichand run global conglomerate Hinduja Group. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong has 34 billionaires but that’s not the story

    May 12, 2014 10:16am
    Hong Kong has 34 US dollar billionaires — by itself an impressive number — but it has nothing on London, which has the most in the world, the Vancouver Sun reports. The British capital boasts 72...
  • Occupy Central participants consider electoral reform proposals. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy Central sets failure threshold for June 22 poll

    May 12, 2014 8:45am
    At least 100,000 voters will need to turn out for Occupy Central’s June 22 poll for the exercise to carry public weight, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday, citing former People Power chairman Christopher Lau, Scholarism co-founder...
  • Milk powder smugglers are sending imported supplies sold in Hong Kong to the mainland via Macau. Photo: Bloomberg

    Smugglers exploit Macau gap in HK milk powder ban

    May 12, 2014 7:57am
    Smugglers are squeezing through cracks in Hong Kong’s milk powder ban by shipping imported formula sold in the city to Zhuhai via Macau, according to Ming Pao Daily. The newspaper reported Monday as many as 10,000...
  • Nicolas Aguzin, Asia-Pacific chairman and chief executive of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., says housing availability and affordability is on top of the list of key challenges Hong Kong is facing as a global city.

    JPMorgan boss worries about Hong Kong’s surging home prices

    - May 12, 2014 7:02am
    High property prices have been a longstanding complaint of Hong Kong people, but it has reached a point where even a top executive of a multinational bank puts it on top of the list of key...
  • Jasper Tsang reflects on politics and protest. Photo: RTHK

    Jasper turns jester on political pluralism

    - May 9, 2014 3:08pm
    Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang is not known for his comedy but on Thursday night he resorted to a joke on an RTHK program in response to questions about political pluralism in the city. Asked by Stephen...
  • Advances in science and medicine have improved the chances of giving birth to a healthy child. Photo: Bloomberg

    HIV-positive mother delivers healthy child

    May 9, 2014 12:54pm
    An HIV-positive mother in Hong Kong has delivered a healthy child with the help of antiretroviral treatment during her pregnancy, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. The woman, an HIV sufferer for more than 10 years, had...
  • All sorts of scams are being perpetrated online, so internet users must always be vigilant. Photo: Xinhua

    Hundreds said to have been scammed by luxury auction website

    May 9, 2014 12:38pm
    Beware of offers on the internet that are too good to be true. An online auction website based in Hong Kong is offering luxury items such as Rolex watches and iPhones for as low as half...
  • A pair of Google Glass sells for HK$16,000 locally, but fetches about HK$25,000 on the mainland. Photo: AFP

    Three HK students arrested at Shenzhen border over Google Glass

    May 9, 2014 12:31pm
    Customs agents arrested three Hong Kong students at Shenzhen’s Luohu Port last week for trying to smuggle pairs of Google Glass across the border, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. The three were found to be carrying...
  • Should I stay or should I go? Transport secretary Anthony Cheung is not saying. Photo: HKEJ

    No sign of transport secretary heading for exit

    May 9, 2014 10:52am
    Transport secretary Anthony Cheung Bing-leung won’t comment on rumors that he’s planning to quit but his statements suggest that he’s here to stay. Cheung said Thursday that he is looking at the wins and losses of his...
  • Hong Kong is now seen as having a weaker education system compared to that of Singapore. Photo: HKEJ

    HK falls behind Singapore in education league rankings

    - May 9, 2014 10:09am
    Hong Kong has slipped behind Singapore in a global education league rankings put out by UK-based Pearson Education, stoking fresh concerns about the city’s eroding strengths. Hong Kong dropped to the fourth spot from the No....

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