15 October 2018

Hong Kong

  • Professor Tang Benzhong (R) along with a research college from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Photo: HKUST

    HKUST unveils new fingerprint collection technology

    Sep 25, 2014 1:18pm
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has discovered new Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE) materials that will help produce better-quality fingerprints compared to the existing method of using carbon powder, and also cut the time...
  • The spectacle wil be about three hours and 30 minutes, with the total eclipse lasting about an hour. Photo: Xinhua

    Observatory: Total lunar eclipse in full glory on a clear night

    Sep 25, 2014 1:00pm
    Weather permitting, Hong Kong should experience the coming total lunar eclipse in full view. There are no better vantage points than Shek O, High Island Reservoir East Dam or Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest peak....
  • Lee Shau-kee agreed earlier this year to donate some land at Tai Hang Sai Estate in Sham Shui Po district. The tycoon now aims to step up such charitable activities. Photo: HKEJ

    Lee Shau-kee to donate more land if conditions appropriate

    Sep 25, 2014 12:39pm
    Billionaire Lee Shau-kee has indicated that he will donate more land if satisfactory proposals come his away, with the tycoon looking to step up his charitable activities. Taking to Hong Kong reporters, Lee said any land...
  • Students have joined pro-democracy activists in the fight for genuine universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

    Secondary school students to join class boycott Friday

    Sep 25, 2014 9:55am
    Students from over 100 secondary schools have signed up for a one-day class boycott in Hong Kong, joining university students who had already launched a one-week action to press for democratic reforms in the city, Apple...
  • Student activists hold a pro-democracy rally at Tamar Park in Admiralty. Photo: HKEJ

    Students told to leave Tamar; pro-Beijing group to use park

    Sep 25, 2014 9:26am
    Thousands of students who have gathered at Tamar Park in Hong Kong’s Admiralty district since Tuesday will have to relocate after the government rejected their application to extend the holding of their protest rally in the...
  • Hong Kong firms are not finding it easy to recruit and hold on to the right talent, according to a survey. Photo: HKEJ

    HK firms facing hardship in staff recruitment: survey

    - Sep 25, 2014 8:36am
    Nearly three quarters of Hong Kong firms are facing difficulty in securing the right talent and over 40 percent are suffering high employee turnover rate, a survey has shown. More than 40 percent of respondent firms said...
  • The black market price for the iPhone 6 has tumbled in the five days since its official launch, burning many speculators. Photo: HKEJ

    Scalpers losing heads as iPhone 6 black market plunges

    - Sep 24, 2014 6:08pm
    Five days were all it took for greedy iPhone 6 speculators to lose their shirts — and their heads. One speculator is said to have blown 500,000 yuan (US$81,470) in three days. The iPhone 6 has...
  • Fanny Law says constructive discussion can't take place until after the students have calmed down and ended their class boycott. Photo: internet

    Fanny Law: Radical protests won’t achieve real democracy

    - Sep 24, 2014 5:37pm
    Radical protests will not achieve the desired result in the fight for genuine democracy, Ming Pao Daily reported Wednesday, citing Executive Councilor Fanny Law. Law was reacting to an ongoing class boycott by university students demanding...
  • Three set meals with combinations of omelet, chicken, toast and salad are actually the same thing. Photo: internet

    Beijing’s game: A canteen lesson for students

    Sep 24, 2014 5:12pm
    Students visiting a canteen at the Chinese University of Hong Kong were flummoxed recently as they studied the breakfast combos on offer. There were only three set meals on the menu, with the details laid out...
  • Pro-Beijing academic Lau Nai-keung  said the head of the university's Hong Kong-America Center is a veteran of US intelligence operations. Photo: HKEJ

    CUHK center a US intelligence front, Wen Wei Po says

    Sep 24, 2014 4:02pm
    The Hong Kong-America Center of the Chinese University of Hong Kong is not merely an educational institute but also serves as training and support arm for the Occupy Central movement and other radical organizations, Wen Wei...
  • It's unlikely President Xi Jinping's pledge of support for Hong Kong would have made a difference in a survey that shows Hong Kong people are losing confidence in 'one country, two systems'. Photos: HKEJ, Xinhua

    How mistrust of China is fueling HK social conflict

    - Sep 24, 2014 2:33pm
    Just days after President Xi Jinping reassured Hong Kong that China will continue to support its development, a new survey is out showing most people are losing confidence in “one country, two systems”. The poll, conducted...
  • Legislator Chan Yuen-han (left)  says former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa was a good choice to lead the delegation of Hong Kong business leaders to Beijing on Monday. Photos: HKEJ, Reuters

    Chan Yuen-han backs Tung plan to set up think tank

    Sep 24, 2014 1:43pm
    Legislator Chan Yuen-han, honorary president of the pro-Beijing Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU), said she supports a proposal by former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa to set up a think tank for the government, the...
  • Two cruise ships carrying a combined 5,700 passengers are scheduled to arrive at the terminal on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg

    Taxi drivers threaten to boycott Kai Tak cruise terminal

    Sep 24, 2014 1:38pm
    A taxi drivers’ union said it will not provide service at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Kowloon when a new berth opens on September 29 to welcome nearly 6,000 passengers. A spokesman for the 8,000-member...
  • Leung Kwok-hung is often branded as a radical. He has vigorously defended his actions and political positions. Photo: HKEJ

    Long Hair may not run for reelection in 2016

    Sep 24, 2014 1:07pm
    Activist lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, also known as Long Hair, may not run for reelection in 2016 but will continue the fight for reform outside the establishment. Leung said he feels helpless that not much can be...
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping and Cheung Kong chairman Li Ka-shing shake hands during their meeting in Beijing on Monday. Photo: CCTV

    Li Ka-shing vows support for Hong Kong political development

    - Sep 24, 2014 11:13am
    More Hong Kong businessmen are willing to contribute to the city’s political development with the introduction of universal suffrage in the election of the next chief executive, Cheung Kong chairman Li Ka-shing said. Speaking during a...
  • Distrust of Beijing has grown sharply in Hong Kong following China's recent white paper and the rigid stance on political reforms. Photo: AFP

    Hongkongers’ confidence in ‘one country, two systems’ plummets

    Sep 24, 2014 10:16am
    Hong Kong people’s confidence in the “one country, two systems” promise has plummeted following Beijing’s recent white paper on the special administrative region and the failure to deliver true universal suffrage for the 2017 chief executive...
  • The number of mainland tour groups to Hong Kong during the Golden Week may shrink to 300 to 350, compared with around 400 groups in previous years. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy Central seen scaring off Golden Week tourists

    - Sep 24, 2014 9:34am
    Hong Kong may see a drop of 20 to 30 percent in the number of mainland tour groups to the city during the week-long holiday starting on Oct. 1 national day amid planned protests by the pro-democracy...
  • Thousands of students attended lectures by pro-democracy scholars in Hong Kong's Admiralty district on Tuesday. Photo: HKEJ

    Students pack Tamar Park for ‘democracy sessions’

    Sep 24, 2014 9:00am
    Up to 4,000 students and citizens attended the “democracy sessions” at Tamar Park in Hong Kong’s Admiralty district during lunch hour and in the evening on Tuesday, Apple Daily reported. Students from 25 tertiary education institutions...
  • Leung Chun-ying is shown being rushed by student protesters as he emerges from government headquarters. Photo: Now TV

    Thousands hold democracy forum outside government offices

    - Sep 23, 2014 7:21pm
    Thousands joined a public forum outside government headquarters at Tamar Tuesday to support student protesters on the second day of a week-long class boycott. At 4 p.m., the number had grown to more than 4,000, according to the...
  • Former Law Society head Ho Kwan-yiu (inset) says the group is composed of ordinary people who care about Hong Kong. Photo: RTHK

    Ex-Law Society chief launches ‘Defend Central’ group

    - Sep 23, 2014 7:05pm
    A group calling itself “Defend Central” was launched on Tuesday to defuse a planned civil disobedience campaign by Occupy Central. It is made up of representatives from the tourism, transport, retail, finance and restaurant industries, as...

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