15 July 2018

Hong Kong

  • Political commentators Johnny Lau (top insert) and Ching Cheong say the current social atmosphere is similar to that before the 1967 riots in Hong Kong. Photos: HKEJ

    Current social weather likened to events leading to 1967 riots

    Aug 18, 2014 1:31pm
    Political commentators Johnny Lau and Ching Cheong compare the current social atmosphere in Hong Kong to the one just before the 1967 leftist riots. The Alliance for Peace and Democracy is using organizations to accomplish the...
  • Excessive consumption of instant noodles will put a person at greater risk of heart disease and diabetes, a study has warned. Photo: HKEJ

    Go easy on those instant noodles!

    Aug 18, 2014 1:17pm
    Instant noodles may be a cheap and convenient option to satisfy the hunger pangs, but have you ever considered the potential health risks from eating too many such meals?  According to a new study, people who...
  • HKU professor Paul Yip says most participants wear uniforms and many do not speak Cantonese. Photo: HKEJ

    ‘Protest against what?’ Many elderly come along on the march

    Aug 18, 2014 1:16pm
    Many elderly people joined the anti-Occupy Central rally on Sunday and some of them did not know what they were protesting against. The Alliance for Peace and Democracy, which organized the march, claimed that 193,000 people took part...
  • Mark Zuckerberg (inset) has done it and Allan Zeman is again thinking about it after begging off due to his busy schedule. Photo: HKEJ

    Brrr: Hong Kong politicians should take ice bucket dare

    - Aug 18, 2014 12:40pm
    An ice bucket challenge may be what Hong Kong needs to cool the political temperature. Nice to see a local version of the viral charity fundraiser making the rounds, with more local celebrities reportedly agreeing to...
  • A businessman admits giving HK$200 and free meals to some of the marchers, saying he wanted to reward the unprivileged "patriots" with his own money. Photo: Now TV

    Anti-Occupy Central marchers given cash, free lunch: reports

    Aug 18, 2014 11:58am
    Participants in the mass protest organized by the Alliance for Peace and Democracy on Sunday were given cash and other gifts amounting to HK$200 to HK$350 (US$25.80-45.15) each for taking part in the demonstration against the Occupy Central...
  • Foreign domestic helpers take part in the anti-Occupy Central protest on Sunday. Photo: Post 852

    Foreign helpers roped in for anti-Occupy Central cause

    Aug 18, 2014 10:34am
    Anti-Occupy Central organizers are eyeing foreign domestic helpers to help them fulfill their political agenda, some reports said. The Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong said some employers asked domestic helpers for their Hong...
  • South Korean cosmetic products, popularized by TV drama stars such as  Jun Ji-hyun (left), are top sellers in Hong Kong. But consumers should beware of knockoffs. Photo:

    Fake Korean beauty products flood Hong Kong

    Aug 18, 2014 10:19am
    Several shops in Hong Kong have been found selling counterfeit South Korean cosmetic products, Ming Pao Daily reported on Monday, citing an industry source. Many of the stores that advertise such products actually get their supplies...
  • Tens of thousands took part in an anti-Occupy Central rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, but the turnout couldn't match up to the July 1 pro-democracy march. Photo: HKEJ

    Anti-Occupy Central rally pales in comparison to July 1 march

    Aug 18, 2014 9:24am
    The anti-Occupy Central rally in Hong Kong on Sunday drew much lower turnout when compared to the July 1 pro-democracy march, a fact that will not escape the attention of various political groups in the city....
  • Zhang Xiaoming tells Emily Lau and other members of her Democratic Party to give up the "illusion" about civil disobedience and instead work to establish mutual trust with Beijing. Photo: HKEJ

    Liaison Office head raises four principles on electoral reform

    - Aug 15, 2014 7:11pm
    The head of Beijing’s Liaison Office has put forward four principles on electoral reform during his meeting with Democratic Party members on Friday, RTHK reported. Zhang Xiaoming, Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong, said the core...
  • Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man says there is low risk for the Ebola virus to spread in Hong Kong. Photo: RTHK

    China promises to alert Hong Kong on Ebola virus

    - Aug 15, 2014 7:05pm
    Mainland authorities have agreed to cooperate with Hong Kong health and immigration officials to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, RTHK reported on Friday. The mainland, which hosts a large African community, will immediately inform Hong...
  • There are over 300 pieces of antique Chinese hardwood furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties in the Liang Yi permanent collection. 
Photo: Liang Yi Museum

    Hong Kong should do more to support private museums

    Aug 15, 2014 4:52pm
    There are about 15 private museums in Hong Kong with themed exhibits such as furniture, toys, trams and antique fans and those showcasing culinary culture and other local traditions, according to a report by Hong Kong...
  • The components for the drug cocktail can still be found online, with Thai words written on the plastic bags. Photo: Facebook

    Drug cocktail ‘most dangerous therapy’ for losing weight

    Aug 15, 2014 3:43pm
    A drug cocktail that supposedly can help a person reduce weight quickly has been described by the Hospital Authority as the most dangerous weight-losing therapy available on the market. The concoction of six to eight ingredients...
  • Only 50 Chinese crested tern are known to exist. The latest additions are 13 chicks born under a breeding program on an island off the coast of Zhejiang. Photo:Andy Lee/ HKU/OPCFHK

    What a man would do for the bird of mythology

    Aug 15, 2014 3:35pm
    There are all kinds of bird breeders and there is Simba Chan. While the most high-profile breed and train falcons and fighting cocks, Chan helps save endangered fowl as a researcher for a group of conservationists....
  • Law Society president Ambrose Lam expressed support for Beijing's controversial white paper on one country, two systems. Photo: HKEJ

    Solicitors send signal to Beijing on professional independence

    - Aug 15, 2014 3:09pm
    Solicitors in Hong Kong showed their solidarity on Thursday night as they cast their votes to say no to Beijing’s intervention in the city’s legal sector. In a major defeat for the central government, the Law...
  • Benny Tai (center) says if Beijing takes a hard-line stance on electoral reform, more people will support the civil disobedience movement. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy Central eyes civil disobedience in September

    Aug 15, 2014 2:08pm
    Occupy Central founder Benny Tai said his group could launch its civil disobedience campaign in September if Beijing adopts a very conservative stance on political reform, Apple Daily reported on Friday. Tai said if the National People’s...
  • A pregnant woman died after being hit by a falling tree in Hong Kong on Thursday. The accident has sparked fresh debate about the laws governing trees and their maintenance in the city. Photo: HKEJ

    Tragic accident prompts calls for comprehensive Trees Law

    Aug 15, 2014 1:40pm
    Hong Kong authorities are facing growing calls for a comprehensive “Trees Law” to ensure public safety following a tragic incident in the city, Apple Daily reported. A pregnant woman died after being hit by a falling...
  • Who's at fault? A mainland boy may have found the sights of Hong Kong too fascinating for his own good. Photos: Buscess, Sina

    Mainland boy’s bus ride raises internet ruckus

    Aug 15, 2014 12:57pm
    A seven-year-old boy from mainland China, who was visiting Hong Kong with relatives, got his head stuck between the windshield and the handrail on the upper deck of a public bus, and firemen had to be...
  • For Beijing, democratic reform is not the most important goal under "one country, two systems", Lau Siu-kai says. Photo: HKEJ

    Electoral reform: die is cast for now, Lau says

    Aug 15, 2014 12:50pm
    The central government had decided long ago that candidates for the Hong Kong chief executive election must have the support of more than half of the nominating committee, said Lau Siu-kai, vice-president of the Chinese Association of...
  • The Consumer Council has warned retailers to exercise self-discipline or risk prosecution after it found some prepacked fresh food   underweight by up to 19 percent. Photo: HKEJ

    Consumer watchdog finds prepacked fresh food underweight

    Aug 15, 2014 11:56am
    Some prepacked fresh food sold in Hong Kong supermarkets and grocery shops are up to 19 percent underweight, Sing Tao Daily reported Friday, citing a Hong Kong Consumer Council survey. The survey examined 61 prepacked fresh...
  • Former Hong Kong chief justice Andrew Li says he does not share the pessimism about rule of law in Hong Kong. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong ex-chief justice says judges have no master

    Aug 15, 2014 10:57am
    Former Hong Kong chief justice Andrew Li said judges have no master and their fidelity is only to the law. In an op-ed article published by the South China Morning Post and Ming Pao Daily on...

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