19 October 2019

Hong Kong

  • Singapore's Changi Airport (right) has ample facilities and is still stepping up its game. The Hong Kong International Airport,on the other hand, has not fully utilized its existing resources. Photo: Internet

    Why HK airport is losing out to Singapore’s Changi

    - Oct 9, 2014 3:25pm
    Some people say the Occupy campaign has been hurting Hong Kong’s transportation efficiency and overall competitiveness.  This is obviously a far-fetched accusation. First, protesters did not occupy the airport and Airport Express stations. Secondly, the number...
  • Chief Secretary Carrie Lam exchanges toasts with German Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff at an official reception. Photo:

    German consul general lauds Hong Kong protesters

    Oct 9, 2014 2:17pm
    Hong Kong’s economy and political development will benefit from the efforts of the young generation, Apple Daily reported Thursday, citing a statement from the German consulate general. The statement came after German Consul General Nikolaus Graf...
  • Liu Lu (right) is facing a charge of common assault for attacking Cliff Buddle (left), a lecturer in media law and ethics at the University of Hong Kong. Photos: HKU, Apple Daily

    Mainland student in HKU assault seeks Beijing help

    Oct 9, 2014 1:58pm
    A mainland student accused of attacking a university lecturer pleaded not guilty and sought assistance from the Chinese government. Liu Lu, 26, who says he is a student of Tsinghua University in Beijing, is facing a charge...
  • Occupy protesters gather amid the bright lights of the commercial district in Mong Kok. Photo: Bloomberg

    Small shop owners mull lawsuits against Occupy leaders

    Oct 9, 2014 1:53pm
    Several small business owners plan to launch a lawsuit against organizers of the Occupy civil disobedience campaign and seek compensation for losses caused by the street protests. A travel agency in Kwun Tong has also filed...
  • A pro-democracy protester takes a quick repast while manning a barricade in Mong Kok on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

    HKBA: Civil disobedience can’t be used as Occupy defense

    Oct 9, 2014 1:47pm
    The Hong Kong Bar Association said long-term and massive street occupation cannot be justified by civil disobedience, which, based on court rulings, is a philosophical rather than a legal principle, am730 newspaper reported Thursday. In a...
  • Occupy Central co-founder Chan Kin-man (inset) says the government is delaying the resolution of the street standoff so that mounting public dissatisfaction with the demonstrators would derail the Occupy campaign. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy leader calls for talks to restart political reform

    Oct 9, 2014 11:55am
    With students set to meet with Chief Secretary Carrie Lam on Friday, Occupy Central is calling for talks to restart political reform. Chan Kin-man, a co-founder of Occupy Central, hit out at the tough action ordered by Chief Executive...
  • Leung Chun-ying did not declare the US$7 million payout because the deal was made before he became chief executive, his office said. Photo: HKEJ

    Pan-democrats round on Leung over US$7 mln Australian payout

    Oct 9, 2014 10:41am
    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who received a US$7 million payout from an Australian company, has come under scrutiny from the pan-democrats. Civic Party chief Alan Leong said the pan-democrats may start an investigation under the Powers...
  • Student leaders are considering cutting the number of occupied areas and reopening those with fewer protesters. Photo: AFP

    Talks under way to reopen roads as protest dwindles

    Oct 9, 2014 10:25am
    Hong Kong students are considering scaling back their protest to nights only in response to public appeals, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday. Talks are under way to dismantle some roadblocks to restore normal traffic after days...
  • The Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai governments should work together to promote the region to foreign tourists, says Simon Ho (inset), president of Hang Seng Management College. Photo: HKEJ

    Tourism: Time to chart a new course

    - Oct 9, 2014 9:17am
    Eleven years after China launched the individual visit scheme for mainland travelers, the influx of visitors has created a one-dimensional tourism culture in Hong Kong, namely shopping. The rush has created problems such as crowded streets,...
  • Police chief Andy Tsang was never marked for sacking in the aftermath of the violent crackdown on student protesters last week, according to a government statement. Photo: HKEJ

    Leung denies secret talks to oust police chief

    - Oct 8, 2014 7:23pm
    Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he never considered sacking police chief Andy Tsang in the aftermath of last week’s violent crackdown on student protesters. Leung denied any plans to make Tsang a scapegoat to mitigate a...
  • Student leader Chong Yiu-wa (left) and Lau Kong-wah, undersecretary of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, have different versions of events during the preparatory meeting. Photo: EJ Insight

    Students, officials split over Friday meeting agenda

    - Oct 8, 2014 7:19pm
    Planned talks between student protesters and government officials are looking increasingly testy, with the two sides unable to agree on the agenda. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday and will focus on the...
  • Pro-democracy protesters sing as pro-government groups prepare to march through Admiralty district. Photo: AFP

    Why this song is trending up the protest charts

    Oct 8, 2014 5:28pm
    Birthdays and protests — what’s one got to do with the other? A lot, apparently, thanks to an accidental playing of a birthday song by a street occupier in Mong Kok. It might have been someone’s...
  • Midland Realty agent Rylie Ip (inset) disclosed in his post the address of Scholarism co-founder Joshua Wong. Photo: HKEJ, Ming Pao Daily

    Midland agent says sorry for disclosing Joshua Wong’s address

    - Oct 8, 2014 5:19pm
    A real estate agent has apologized for disclosing the home address of one of the organizers of the pro-democracy protest, Ming Pao reported Wednesday. Rylie Ip, a regional manager with Midland Realty, posted the address of...
  • Leung Chun-ying made the deal before he came to power but received the payments after he became chief executive, according to The Australian. Photo: AFP

    Leung faces questions over secret US$7 mln Australia payout

    Oct 8, 2014 5:18pm
    Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, pocketed millions in secret fees from a listed Australian company in return for supporting its Asian ambitions, Australia’s The Age newspaper reported Wednesday. The arrangement is outlined in a secret...
  • Chief Secretary Carrie Lam is expected to repeat what has been repeated but if the government negotiates in good faith and with an open mind, she might be able to truly reflect the students' wishes to Leung Chun-ying. Photo: HKEJ, RTHK

    Ball in Carrie Lam’s court: Will it be the same old game?

    - Oct 8, 2014 3:40pm
    On Friday, representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Students and the government will hold the first round of talks on political reform. It could very well end without progress given the government’s hard line. The...
  • Cecil Chao (inset) stopped briefly to answer questions about the break-in in his Pok Fu Lam home before driving off in a shiny Rolls-Royce with his girlfriend. Photo: HKEJ

    Burglars hit tycoon Cecil Chao in US$1.3 mln break-in

    Oct 8, 2014 3:26pm
    Burglars broke into the home of a Hong Kong property billionaire and made off with HK$10 million (US$1.29 million) worth of valuables, Ming Pao Daily reported Wednesday. Cecil Chao, chairman of Cheuk Nang (Holdings) Ltd. (0131.HK),...
  • Pro-Beijing newspapers say the closure of Tanyoto hot pot restaurant is due to the Occupy campaign. Photo:  HKEJ,

    Winter is too late for Tanyoto hot pot restaurant

    - Oct 8, 2014 3:26pm
    Winter is too late for Tanyoto. The hot pot restaurant closed shop in Wan Chai yesterday with an unpaid tab: HK$700,000 in staff salaries. The Chinese restaurant chain famous for its Sichuan spicy fish head has...
  • Hong Kong people wonder whether the press is under pressure to cover certain political issues, according to an academic. Photo: AFP

    HK press freedom satisfaction up but media credibility dives

    Oct 8, 2014 3:23pm
    Hong Kong satisfaction with media freedom is up, but fewer people think the press is credible, Ming Pao Daily reported Wednesday, citing a survey by the University of Hong Kong. The satisfaction index rose to 30...
  • Mok Siu-man kneels on the road as he faces riot police in Admiralty on Sept. 28. Mok has decided to end his hunger strike. Photos: Next Media, Metro Daily

    Occupy activist ends week-long hunger strike

    Oct 8, 2014 3:09pm
    A pro-democracy protester has decided to end a week-long hunger strike in front of the government headquarters and surrender to the police. Mok Siu-man, a former government surveyor in his 50s, was set to present himself...
  • Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang said the successful implementation of the “one country, two systems” principle must be built on mutual trust between Hong Kong and the central government. Photo: HKEJ

    Jasper Tsang warns of tightening policies from Beijing

    Oct 8, 2014 1:37pm
    Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang is worried that the Occupy protest movement could lead to Beijing tightening its policies for Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Wednesday. Citing contradictions in the “one country, two...