20 August 2018

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong police, which were under fire recently for their treatment of pro-democracy protesters, received a welcome show of support on Sunday. Photo: HKEJ

    Over 4,000, including off-duty officers, join pro-police march

    Aug 4, 2014 11:29am
    Over 4,000 people took part in a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday to express support for the local police, Ming Pao Daily News reported. Former Assistant Commissioner of Police Wong Doon-yee and a number of...
  • Hong Kong people accuse mainland visitors of poor hygiene and loud behavior at public swimming pools. Photos: HKEJ

    New gripe against mainlanders: Crowded swimming pools

    - Aug 4, 2014 10:29am
    Hong Kong people are complaining about mainland visitors crowding the city’s public swimming pools and causing inconvenience to locals, with the alleged poor hygiene of some visitors also fueling resentment. The mainlanders’ rush is said to...
  • Leung Kwok-hung says he received a HK$500,000 donation from Jimmy Lai which was used for party expenses, not for his personal use. Photo: HKEJ

    Lawmakers sorry for mess over Lai donation

    - Aug 1, 2014 6:39pm
    Two pan-democrat lawmakers have apologized to their supporters for their handling of donations from Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai on behalf of their political parties, RTHK reported Friday. They denied any wrongdoing. League of Social Democrats lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung...
  • Turning Wen Wei Po into a free sheet will allow the publication to reach more readers and exert more influence in society. Photo: HKEJ

    Beijing must be happy as Wen Wei Po goes free

    - Aug 1, 2014 2:37pm
    As Beijing is about to unveil the electoral framework for the 2017 chief executive election, the need to win the hearts and minds of the Hong Kong people has become even more urgent. With the pan-democratic...
  • Victor Li says land and residential property are like flour and bread. But more flour does not necessarily mean cheaper bread. Photos: HKEJ,

    Victor Li’s bread and butter is also about flour

    - Aug 1, 2014 2:03pm
    It’s in off-the-cuff moments with the media during results announcements that we get the measure of Hong Kong’s industry chieftains. No matter how good — or how bad — the results, they tend to be more...
  • Popular lyricist Albert Leung (left) has criticized Robert Chow Yung (right) of the Alliance for Peace and Democracy for alleged manipulation of a pro-Beijing signature campaign. Photos: Digital Kingstone, HKEJ

    Robert Chow faces heat over anti-Occupy Central campaign

    Aug 1, 2014 1:15pm
    The pro-Beijing group Alliance for Peace and Democracy has come under fire over its anti-Occupy Central signature campaign, with critics pointing to loopholes that allow people to put in duplicate or fake endorsements through an electronic...
  • Korean drama shows such as My Love from the Star (left) have prompted many to learn the Korean language, which can help them land a job as flight attendant at Dragonair. Photos: Facebook, Dragonair

    Study Korean language and go places

    Aug 1, 2014 11:35am
    A growing number of people are trying to learn the Korean language as interest in the country’s television drama shows and pop culture surges. Now, here’s a chance to turn that interest into what could be...
  • In this screen grab, a fight starts between customers in a  seafood restaurant. A man involved  in the incident has surrendered to the police. Photo: Youtube

    Man involved in seafood restaurant fight turns himself in

    Aug 1, 2014 11:23am
    A 61-year-old man who was involved in a fight in a Hong Kong seafood restaurant last week surrendered to the police on Thursday after a video of the bizarre incident surfaced on social media. The man...
  • Labor shortage and rising rent may force Lee Chung-hing to close his congee shop in Ho Man Tin. Photo: OpenRice, Apple Daily

    Congee shop owner may have to stop charity work

    - Aug 1, 2014 11:05am
    Lee Chung-hing, a congee shop owner who gives free meals to the elderly, may have to stop his charitable work as labor shortage and rising rent are forcing him to close the business, the Hong Kong Economic...
  • Many of the ladies in the city may have to look to the mainland or elsewhere if they don't want to remain single. Photo: Bloomberg

    Here’s why a walk down the aisle eludes many HK women

    Aug 1, 2014 10:06am
    Gender imbalance in Hong Kong is worsening, and many of the girls in the city who have reached marriageable age may have to look to the mainland or elsewhere if they don’t want to remain single....
  • Wen Wei Po says the new free sheet will leverage its strengths and social influence. It will be available in general and school editions. Photo: HKEJ

    Wen Wei Po to launch free newspaper Friday

    - Jul 31, 2014 6:46pm
    Pro-Beijing newspaper Wen Wei Po said Thursday that it will launch a free newspaper on Friday. The new publication will leverage the newspaper’s strengths and social influence, it said. It will be published from Monday to...
  • Labour Party lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan and student group members say they will continue their non-violent protest for democracy after being released from police custody. Photo: RTHK

    July 1 protesters released after refusing to extend bail

    - Jul 31, 2014 6:18pm
    Eighteen people arrested after a July 1 sit-in protest in Hong Kong’s Central district have been released from police custody unconditionally after they refused to renew bail, RTHK reported Thursday. They included Labour Party lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan, two...
  • There are several reasons why so many mainlanders are scrambling to gain higher degrees in Hong Kong.

    Why mainland students fancy HK postgraduate degree

    - Jul 31, 2014 6:16pm
    Hong Kong universities have always been the darlings of many mainland high school and college graduates. Mainland students enrolled in postgraduate courses in the territory reached 10,029 last year, up 76 percent from just 5,685 in 2010,...
  • Cramped living quarters are common in Hong Kong but smaller flats on the East Rail Line are looking increasingly attractive. Photo: internet

    Why Tai Wai rental flats are looking pretty

    - Jul 31, 2014 5:08pm
    Flat rents on the East Rail Line are soaring but it’s not due to speculation or end-users snapping up property. Hint: some of Hong Kong’s top universities, such as Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute...
  • (From left) Chu Yiu-min, Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man say they didn't report the incident to the police because they didn't want their families to worry. Photo: HKEJ

    Threatening letter sent to Occupy Central founders

    Jul 31, 2014 3:41pm
    Pro-democracy activist Benny Tai said he and his co-founders of the Occupy Central movement had received an anonymous letter with a blade inside, warning them that their lives would be in danger if they carried on with the...
  • Media commentator Simon Lee (right) plans to launch Hong Kong Citizens' Media to fill a vacuum left by House News founded by Tony Tsoi. Photo: HKEJ

    Death and birth in Hong Kong’s online media

    - Jul 31, 2014 3:29pm
    Just days after House News shut down, another news website will come into being on Friday to keep the flame brightly burning for Hong Kong’s independent online news media. Founded by media commentator Simon Lee, Hong...
  • People gather around a desk for a signature campaign organized by the Alliance for Peace and Democracy against Occupy Central. Photo: Facebook

    Estate resident says money offered for anti-Occupy march

    Jul 31, 2014 2:25pm
    Residents of a housing estate in Hong Kong’s Mei Foo district have been offered HK$200 (US$25.80) in travel expenses to take part in a march against the Occupy Central movement, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday. A...
  • Extortion cases have been on the rise in Hong Kong, with sex chats and webcam videos often used as tools to snare unsuspecting netizens. Photo:

    Extortion, scam cases linked to online ‘naked chats’

    Jul 31, 2014 2:18pm
    Hong Kong has seen a spurt in extortion and scam cases in the first half of this year, although the overall number of criminal cases in the city fell 6 percent in the period to the...
  • Hongkong Post meant 'bride's pool' as shown on the right but a typo turned the words in 'bride's poo'. A stamp collector says the error makes the stamps more valuable than any replacement sets. Photo: Hongkong Post, flickr

    Stamp collector to cash in on ‘bride’s poo’ typo

    Jul 31, 2014 1:56pm
    Hongkong Post will issue a new set of stamps after it found a spelling mistake on two sets of presentation packs, it said in a statement on Thursday. But for one collector at least, it’s not...
  • Hong Kong's misery is mainly driven by high inflation, which is related to its close economic links with mainland China and its currency's peg to the US dollar. Photo: AFP

    Hong Kong tops Asian Tigers’ misery index

    - Jul 31, 2014 1:12pm
    Hong Kong tops the “misery index” for Asia’s four tiger economies, according to the Taiwan-based Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research. The city was 6.95 percent on the index, which measures the average unemployment and inflation rates in the...

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