13 December 2019

Hong Kong

  • Lai Tung-Kwok, Hong Kong's Secretary for Security, says the government will seek judicial advice after completing investigations into some cases of alleged police excesses on Occupy protesters. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy-related complaints against police top 1,300

    - Nov 6, 2014 9:08am
    Hong Kong’s Complaints Against Police Office has received 1,328 cases as of Wednesday on conflicts between the police and the Occupy protesters since the demonstrations began in late September. Thirty-four of the cases have been passed over to the...
  • Chief Secretary Carrie Lam (left) accuses legislator Claudia Mo of making arbitrary accusations against her boss Leung Chun-ying. Photos: RTHK, internet

    Claudia Mo calls for Legco probe into UGL deal

    - Nov 5, 2014 7:46pm
    Civic Party lawmaker Claudia Mo on Wednesday asked the Legislative Council to use its special powers to investigate Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying over his HK$50 million (US$6.5 million) deal with Australian engineering firm UGL in late 2011, RTHK...
  • Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok (right) said giving donations to the Occupy campaign may be illegal, but legislator Ronny Tong said he is not sure  if there is any law that prohibits private groups from accepting foreign donations. Photos: HKEJ

    Donations for Occupy campaign may be illegal: security chief

    Nov 5, 2014 7:33pm
    Anyone who assists or persuades others to participate in the illegal occupation of streets, including through donations, might be breaking the law, Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said. Speaking at a Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday, Lai said...
  • New People's Party chairwoman Regina Ip said the Hong Kong Federation of Students has a long history and is widely recognized. Photos: HKEJ

    HKFS should be included in nominating committee, says Ip

    - Nov 5, 2014 6:42pm
    The pro-Beijing New People’s Party has proposed that the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS), the student group leading the pro-democracy protest, should be given places on the nominating committee that will choose the candidates for chief...
  • Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said the issue in Hong Kong is not democracy but the rule of law. Photo: Foreign Policy

    Chinese envoy insists US involved in Hong Kong protests

    Nov 5, 2014 6:23pm
    The Chinese ambassador to the United States has implied that the US State Department is involved in the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, an allegation that Washington has strongly denied. “There are individuals and groups in...
  • Pro-democracy cardboard cutouts of Chinese leader Xi Jinping are everywhere. Photos: Reuters, Apple Daily

    Xi protest mascots a hit with mainland tourists

    Nov 5, 2014 4:18pm
    By now cardboard cutouts of Chinese President Xi Jinping holding up a yellow umbrella are a common sight in the protest zones in Mong Kok, Admiralty and Causeway Bay.  But it’s not just the pro-democracy activists who...
  • Edward Elric makes an appearance at the Occupy site in Admiralty. Photos:

    Cartoon characters keep Xi, protesters company in Admiralty

    Nov 5, 2014 3:41pm
    Japanese cartoon characters including Doraemon, Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece, and Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro have taken up residence at the Occupy Central site in Admiralty since Monday night. They all wear yellow ribbons and...
  • Student leaders Joshua Wong and Alex Chow  mark the first month of the street protests  with a symbolic unfolding of yellow umbrellas last week. Photo: HKEJ

    Here’s what makes the student movement a potent force

    - Nov 5, 2014 3:12pm
    The two student groups driving the democracy protests have emerged as a potent force with their tenacity in fighting for genuine democracy. With growing public support, student activist group Scholarism and the Hong Kong Federation of...
  • A banner calling for genuine universal suffrage hangs from a building on the Hengqin campus of the University of Macau. Photo: Facebook

    Lion Rock-inspired banner hung at Macau university’s campus

    Nov 5, 2014 3:10pm
    The spirit of “I want genuine universal suffrage” remains alive after a banner bearing those words was removed from Lion Rock last month. A similar banner, which said “Macau wants genuine universal suffrage, too” in both...
  • Prof. Lau Siu-kai (inset) said it does not make sense to blackmail the central government by inflicting pain on the Hong Kong people. A pro-democracy banner calls for a 30-day ultimatum for the government to meet the protesters' demands. Photos: HKEJ

    Lau Siu-kai blasts Occupy campaign for bad strategies

    Nov 5, 2014 2:34pm
    Pro-Beijing sociologist Lau Siu-kai said a recent survey by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which showed that 73 percent of the respondents wanted the Occupy campaign to end as soon as possible, was not at all surprising...
  • Protesters open umbrellas in Harcourt Road on Oct. 28 to mark one-month anniversary of tear gas action by police on students. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why smaller protests are better

    - Nov 5, 2014 1:09pm
    The Umbrella Movement is now in an ideal state of dynamic stability in which students can extend or pull back their front line, be responsive and provide feedback to each other and promptly adjust their strategies...
  • Graphic designs popularized by the Umbrella Movement are likely to be found in items for sale at the Lunar New Year Fair. Photos: EJ Insight

    Pro-democracy fight spills over into Victoria Park

    Nov 5, 2014 12:35pm
    The fight for genuine universal suffrage is spilling over into Victoria Park where pro-democracy students and political parties plan to sell items carrying the message of their protest movement in the 2015 Lunar New Year Fair,...
  • Lawyer Chan Wing-leung (top inset) considers the seven suspended police officers in the Admiralty case as "heroes", referring to the TV drama series The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants (lower inset). Photos: HKEJ, YouTube,

    Lawyer helping Admiralty officers involved in ’80s torture case

    Nov 5, 2014 11:22am
    Lawyer Chan Wing-leung, who has set up a legal team to assist the seven police officers suspended for allegedly beating up a pro-democracy protester in Admiralty last month, was said to have been involved in a...
  • Hong Kong's last British governor Chris Patten holds a yellow umbrella -- a symbol of the pro-democracy movement in the territory -- which was given to him by Oxford University students during his visit to the campus on Friday. Photo: AFP

    Chris Patten: Britain should push China on HK democracy

    Nov 5, 2014 11:04am
    Britain must push for genuine democracy in its former colony Hong Kong, regardless of what China says, the last UK governor of the territory Chris Patten said. Patten, who oversaw the transfer of Hong Kong to Chinese...
  • Jesse Lorena's body and that of another victim were found on the 31st floor of this luxury apartment tower in Hong Kong's Wan Chai red light district. Next to it is a favorite expat haunt. Photo: The Guardian

    Murdered Indonesian was out to enjoy herself on her last night

    Nov 5, 2014 10:01am
    Jesse Lorena stopped by the Queen Victoria Bar on Friday, kissed the disc jockey and went into the night in Hong Kong’s red light district hoping to “enjoy myself”. Six hours later, she was dead, her...
  • Yau Hiu-tung and Tsang Lai-wun leave the detention center in Taiwan for the airport. Photo: MetroDaily, TVBS

    Pair who trashed flat in Taiwan deported to HK

    Nov 5, 2014 9:39am
    Two Hong Kong women who served five months in a Taiwanese prison for trashing their rented flat, were put on a plane Tuesday by authorities and deported back to Hong Kong, Ming Pao Daily reported Wednesday....
  • Easy access to pornographic content on the internet is blamed for the rise in sexual offenses by the youth. Photo: HKEJ

    Juvenile sex attacks on strangers on the rise: study

    - Nov 5, 2014 8:55am
    Juvenile sex offenses against strangers have been on the rise in Hong Kong, according to a study by the local Evangelical Lutheran Church. Eleven out of 25 cases of such crimes by youth offenders last year were...
  • A survey shows that the public is becoming more impatient and less supportive of the Occupy campaign. Photo: AFP

    HKFS gets highest rating among top political groups: survey

    - Nov 4, 2014 6:58pm
    The Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS), the student group leading the pro-democracy Occupy campaign, has joined the city’s top 10 political groups for the first time, RTHK reported Tuesday. In the latest survey by the University...
  • Taiwan Sunflower Movement leader Lin Fei-fan (R) says Hong Kong students have shown immense courage and spirit in seeking to travel to Beijing to get their voice heard. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook

    Taiwan activist applauds the ‘courage’ of HK student leaders

    - Nov 4, 2014 5:44pm
    Taiwan student activist Lin Fei-fan has applauded the courage of the leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) for their decision to take the pro-democracy fight to Beijing, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday. Lin, leader...
  • David Eldon (left) and Laura Cha (right) have separately made headlines with different comments for different reasons. Stuart Gulliver (middle) has been busy disavowing them. Photo: HKEJ

    Is there more to controversial comments by HSBC big guns?

    - Nov 4, 2014 4:28pm
    Gone are the days when HSBC, along with the Jockey Club, ruled Hong Kong, or so the saying goes. Still, the bank continues to wield considerable influence on Hong Kong affairs. So, when Laura Cha, a...