27 May 2018

Hong Kong

  • Mainland scholar Rao Geping has proposed a conservative proposal to nominate the candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election. Photo: HKEJ

    Rao Geping makes the waters muddier on HK electoral reform

    - Jun 9, 2014 5:38pm
    With Hong Kong and Beijing arguing about the definition of real universal suffrage, people are confounded with various technical terms and jargon in relation to the plans for the 2017 chief executive (CE) election. As if...
  • A student, who lives in Shenzhen, travels on a school bus after school in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

    Class conflict: How to end cross-border battle for school places

    - Jun 9, 2014 4:01pm
    Hong Kong-mainland tensions have once again become headlines, this time with parents of cross-border children complaining that the city has not allocated primary school places in their preferred area of North District. Some parents have said...
  • One in four people mourning the dead have said they have had some 'conversation' with their deceased kin, according to a Hong Kong survey. Photo: HKEJ

    Conversations with the dead: It’s no ghost story

    Jun 9, 2014 3:51pm
    A survey in Hong Kong of people who were mourning the death of a family member or a close relative has thrown up some interesting observations. One out every four people interviewed said they have had...
  • Activists say the Hong Kong government's policies on cattle control need to be reviewed. Photo:

    Govt slammed for ‘inhumane’ practices on stray cattle

    Jun 9, 2014 2:44pm
    A community and environment welfare group in Hong Kong has hit out at the city’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) for launching a population control scheme on stray cattle and buffalo since 2011, branding it...
  • The nine-year-old brother of an infant killed at a Sham Shui Po housing estate (left) is under observation at Caritas Hospital. Photo: Housing Authority website, Ming Pao

    Thanks but please no donations, says father of murdered infant

    Jun 9, 2014 2:07pm
    Lam Chi-kuen’s only wish now is to raise his nine-year-old son. Ming Pao Daily reported Monday that the father of an infant girl allegedly killed by his estranged wife thanked the public for their words of...
  • Hong Kong parents should bend over backwards and think from their children's perspective, according to a social worker. Photo:

    HK fathers spend less than five hours a week with kids

    Jun 9, 2014 2:03pm
    An overwhelming number of Hong Kong fathers spend less than five hours a week playing with their children, a survey has shown. In a sample of 660 fathers with children six to 12 years old, 80...
  • Allan Zeman (left) will have less time for Ocean Park's pandas and more for art if his role expands at the West Kowloon Cultural District. Photo: HKEJ, Ocean Park, Apple Daily

    Will Mouse Killer take star role in west-side saga?

    - Jun 9, 2014 1:20pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung is clearly running out of options to fill top public service posts, so much so that he seems to be throwing out the government’s unofficial handbook, Sun Tzu’s Art of War. The...
  • Macau Conscience rallies 7,500 protesters outside the legislative building to demand the government scrap a retirement perks bill for officials. Photo: Macau Conscience Facebook page

    First the perks bill, now the Macau small-circle election

    - Jun 9, 2014 11:26am
    Macau surprised many in Hong Kong last month when a record 20,000 people in the usually quiet city took to the streets to protest against a retirement perks bill that promised lavish post-work benefits for top...
  • Jasper Tsang believes the decision to allow a sit-in protest at Hong Kong's Legco building on June 6 was correct. Photos: nowTV, HKEJ

    Legco president defends decision to allow sit-in protest

    Jun 9, 2014 10:18am
    Jasper Tsang, president of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (Legco), has defended a decision to allow a sit-in protest at the ground floor of the Legco building last Friday. Tsang said on Sunday that he was among the group...
  • Airport service providers desperate for ground support staff are hiring people with no experience. Photo: CNA

    Hong Kong airport facing worsening services manpower shortage

    Jun 9, 2014 9:18am
    Hong Kong airport is facing a serious manpower shortage in certain key services even as more capacity is being added, Singtao Daily reported Monday. About 100 positions have yet to be filled at Worldwide Flight Services...
  • In this file picture, Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor is shrouded in smog. Sunday's pollution was the worst since a new index was launched in late 2013. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong chokes on worst air pollution since key index

    Jun 9, 2014 8:21am
    Hong Kong’s air quality was the worst in more than six months Sunday, Apple Daily reported, citing data from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) website. The Air Quality Health Index showed serious pollution levels in all but...
  • Rafael Hui withdrew more money from a bank account than he earned in 2007, according to prosecutors. Photo: HKEJ

    Hui enjoyed lifestyle beyond his means, prosecutor says

    - Jun 6, 2014 6:50pm
    Hong Kong’s former chief secretary could not afford a lavish lifestyle without financial support from two property tycoons, his co-defendants in a corruption trial, government broadcaster RTHK reported Friday, citing prosecutors. Rafael Hui, 66, made HK$4.6...
  • The Ma Wan Residents Museum originally housed a school for local children. Photo: Fong Yuen Study Hall website

    Learning from Ma Wan: An architectural romance

    Jun 6, 2014 3:17pm
    Hong Kong-based Manfred Yuen is an architect with a social agenda and his latest work reflects this kind of communal affection. Yuen proudly describes the transformation of the former Fong Yuen Study Hall in Ma Wan as a...
  • The public will have two months to have a say on the proposals for the Kai Tak site. Photos: Kai Tak Fantasy website

    Kai Tak ideas contest down to final four

    Jun 6, 2014 1:55pm
    Four urban planning schemes have been shortlisted for public feedback in a HK$1 million (US$129,000) competition for ideas to turn part of Hong Kong’s former airport into an entertainment and tourism hub, the Hong Kong Economic Journal...
  • The parade of characters is one of Hong Kong Disneyland's chief attractions. It's best experienced in gorgeous weather. Photo: Wahaha on Facebook

    Why it rarely rains on a Disney parade

    Jun 6, 2014 1:24pm
    Wingo Chong is a rainmaker for Hong Kong Disneyland. He helps ensure the success of one of its biggest attractions — the parade of characters. Figuratively speaking, that is. Because Chong, in fact, is probably the...
  • 18/F Flat C, the long-running socially inspired radio program, took to the stage last year. Photo: Commercial Radio

    Ho legacy lives on in outspoken radio program

    Jun 6, 2014 12:26pm
    Tributes continued to pour in Friday for George Ho, founder of Commercial Radio Hong Kong, who left a legacy of hard-hitting social commentary and trend-setting programs. Former broadcasting chief Cheung Man-yee said Ho was not afraid...
  • Cardinal Joseph Zen will embark on a 7-day walking tour to encourage Hong Kong people to participate in the June 22 civil referendum. Photo: Bloomberg

    Cardinal Zen plans walking tour to promote June civil referendum

    - Jun 6, 2014 12:10pm
    Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former Bishop of Hong Kong, will tour the city on foot for a week later this month to encourage people to participate in a civil referendum being conducted by the Occupy Central...
  • More than a dozen drivers will compete in the HK MSC Drift Challenge in November. Photo: MSC Hong Kong

    Revheads, start your engines for the HK Drift Challenge

    Jun 6, 2014 12:05pm
    Organizers of a sporting event in November hope crowds will get the drift and put a local motor challenge in the same international popularity league as the city’s marathon and the Hong Kong Sevens.  The Motor...
  • Hong Kong's retail and hospitality sectors will be hurt by any cut in the quota on mainland visitors, observers warn. Photo: Xinhua

    Curbs on mainland visitors will mean economic costs: Gregory So

    - Jun 6, 2014 11:29am
    Hong Kong’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So Kam-leung, has called on the public to consider the potential consequences of any reduction in the number of mainland travelers that are allowed to visit the...
  • Rafael Hui took bribes to be the eyes and ears of the Kwok brothers, according to prosecutors. Photo: HKEJ

    Perry: Hui bribed millions to be Kwoks’ eyes and ears

    Jun 6, 2014 11:11am
    Former chief secretary Rafael Hui received millions in four secret payments in exchange for being the “eyes and ears” of business tycoons Thomas and Raymond Kwok, his co-accused in Hong Kong’s biggest corruption trial, prosecutors said...

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