20 November 2019

Hong Kong

  • 'Yellow Umbrella' mobile phone has capitalized on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Picture: Google Play

    The new mobile game rage: ‘Yellow Umbrella’

    - Oct 22, 2014 1:00pm
    A new mobile game “Yellow Umbrella” enjoyed more than 20,000 downloads in one day after being launched on Tuesday, with users drawn in due to the apparent reference to the ongoing Occupy protests in Hong Kong....
  • It remains unclear whether his bosses in Beijing had a clear picture of Leung's receipt of the suspicious payment beforehand. Photo: Bloomberg

    Leung’s UGL payout: Plenty of unanswered questions

    - Oct 22, 2014 12:20pm
    Chen Zuoer, former deputy director of the Chinese State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, was quoted as saying that Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying is a person of “hard bone” (courageous with an...
  • Hong Kong has made another move to secure its water supply by sealing a deal with Guangdong province. Photo:

    Hong Kong inks 3-year water supply deal with Guangdong

    Oct 22, 2014 10:46am
    The Hong Kong government has signed a three-year water supply deal worth HK$13.5 billion (US$1.74 billion) with the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. Under the deal, Guangdong will supply 820 million cubic meters of Dongjiang River...
  • Riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters in Mongkok on Oct. 19. The police have been accused of using excessive force in trying to clear the streets. Photo: Reuters

    No premature judgment on police brutality complaints: IPCC chief

    Oct 22, 2014 10:38am
    The Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) will not make any premature judgment on complaints against police brutality, its chairman said, adding that the agency will wait for official investigation reports. IPCC, which has been established to ensure...
  • Shoppers can go to areas unaffected by the protest, according to industry insiders who are accusing the government of exaggerating its impact on the sector. Photo: Bloomberg

    Govt overplaying protest impact on businesses

    - Oct 22, 2014 10:16am
    The government is exaggerating the impact of the ongoing street occupation on the retail industry, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Wednesday. Daniel Chong, chief executive of department store chain Yata Ltd., dismissed a warning by Financial Secretary...
  • Alex Chow takes to the podium to deliver the students' response after a meeting with a government panel Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

    Students slam ‘vague’ govt proposals on political reform

    Oct 22, 2014 9:14am
    Student leaders are accusing the government of not doing enough to resolve the ongoing political stand-off by talking about future election issues, RTHK reported Wednesday. Hong Kong people are keen to resolve issues relating to the...
  • Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has his image emblazoned across umbrellas as protesters dug in for a protracted street occupation.
Photo: AFP

    Govt could replace corporates with individuals on selection body

    Oct 22, 2014 9:02am
    Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said the government could consider replacing corporate representatives with individual members on a nomination committee that will select the candidates for the 2017 chief executive election, public broadcaster RTHK reported...
  • Carrie Lam has called on the student leaders to help persuade protesters to disperse peacefully. Photo: RTHK

    HK govt agrees to discuss long-term political development

    Oct 21, 2014 9:18pm
    The government will set up a multi-party platform to discuss Hong Kong’s long-term constitutional development after 2017, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said Tuesday. Also, it will submit a report to the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office...
  • HKTV chief Ricky Wong says the government should listen more to public opinion and proceed cautiously amid the pro-democracy protests.

    HKTV boss urges govt to hear people’s voice via referendum

    - Oct 21, 2014 6:52pm
    HKTV boss Ricky Wong Wai-kay has urged the government to hold a referendum within three months to allow Hong Kong citizens to express their views on the political reform framework outlined by the National People’s Congress,...
  • Martin Lee (L); Wong Yan-lung (center) and Professor Joseph Chan (R) are among those who are said to have offered guidance to the student leaders holding talks with government officials in Hong Kong.

    ‘Star tutors’ guide student leaders ahead of govt talks

    - Oct 21, 2014 4:53pm
    Several lawyers and scholars are said to have provided advice to the five student representatives who will be holding talks with government officials Tuesday evening. The experts who counseled on political reform issues include Martin Lee...
  • Student protest sites in Hong Kong bear some unique identification tags on Google Maps, thanks to some user-generated inputs. Photos: Google Maps,, Reuters

    Occupy Central sites emerge as landmarks on Google Maps

    Oct 21, 2014 3:20pm
    The Occupy Central Movement has not only groomed unlikely celebrities such as Joshua Wong, the Scholarism group founder who has made it to the cover of Time magazine, it has created a new landmark in Hong...
  • Mr. G Phone is Joshua Wong who is a fan of Gundam. Alex Chow and Lester Shum of the Hong Kong Federation of Students are almost always together. Photo: Maxwell Ip

    Children, Mr Ip will now tell you about the policeman on TV

    Oct 21, 2014 3:02pm
    Come around boys and girls. If your favorite cartoon show is not on at 4 p.m. and you see instead a policeman making an announcement you don’t understand, Maxwell Ip will break it down for you....
  • Hong Kong's lifestyle is being blamed for a record biocapacity deficit, the largest in Asia. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong has largest resource deficit in Asia

    Oct 21, 2014 2:17pm
    Hong Kong consumes more than 540 times its available per-capita biocapacity, leaving it with the largest deficit in Asia, Ming Pao Daiy reported Tuesday, citing a study by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).  The study said...
  • The dialogue presents an opportunity for the students to reiterate to the Hong Kong community the reasons that pushed them to occupy the streets. Photo: AFP

    Consensus may be elusive in govt-student dialogue

    Oct 21, 2014 2:13pm
    A consensus will not be easy to reach in the first round of talks between the Hong Kong government and the student leaders over the issue of universal suffrage, Sing Tao Daily reported on Tuesday. Representatives...
  • Chief Secretary Carrie Lam (left) will lead televised talks with student representatives (top right) at 6 pm Tuesday. The government hopes to convince the protesters to go off the streets. Photo: HKEJ

    What next after govt-student talks?

    - Oct 21, 2014 2:07pm
    A day before televised talks between government officials and student leaders on the issue of Hong Kong’s political development, the territory’s High Court issued on Monday two injunctions ordering the clearance of some key roads in...
  • Leung Kwok-hung and Agnes Chow star in the self-help video for protesters. Photo: YouTube

    Memo to protesters: What not to say to police interrogators

    Oct 21, 2014 12:24pm
    Listen up protesters. It wouldn’t hurt to remember this line: Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. That’s the standard police advice to people under arrest.  With the...
  • Leung Chun-ying says there's room for making the nomination panel for the 2017 chief executive election more acceptable to the student protesters. Photo: Reuters

    Leung hints at compromise over nominating panel

    Oct 21, 2014 12:15pm
    Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said the make-up of the nomination panel for the 2017 election “might offer some room for maneuver” with student protesters, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. “There could be a compromise,...
  • A young protester enjoys a moment of peace inside a tent in Admiralty district. Beijing feels that the worst has passed in the pro-democracy Occupy campaign. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK tensions may cool as Beijing focuses on key events at home

    - Oct 21, 2014 12:11pm
    A decision earlier this year to switch the venue of the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting from Hong Kong to Beijing has proved to be the right call, given that the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong —...
  • Under a new policy, the Hong Kong government will fully subsidize kindergarten education at all not-for-profit schools. Photo: CNSA

    Free kindergarten education eyed from 2017

    Oct 21, 2014 10:39am
    A Hong Kong government-constituted panel is said to be preparing to submit a final report to the city’s Education Bureau, recommending that a new policy on free kindergarten education should take effect from the 2017 school...
  • James Tien is donating HK$300,000 to a police fundraising while Ann Chiang is offering legal and financial support to seven policemen accused of beating a protester. Photos: HKEJ, AFP

    James Tien offers HK$300,000 to police fundraising

    Oct 21, 2014 10:38am
    Liberal Party chief James Tien has offered to donate HK$300,000 (US$38,670) to an internal fundraising being planned by two police associations, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday. Any donations from political parties would require approval from the...