17 February 2020

Hong Kong

  • Radical lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung was taken to hospital Thursday after he complained of severe abdominal pain. Photo: HKEJ, Apple Daily

    ‘Long Hair’ hospitalized due to gallbladder pain

    Nov 21, 2014 2:35pm
    Legislative Councillor “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung was rushed to Queen Mary Hospital from his office Thursday morning after he complained of serious abdominal pain. Initial diagnosis revealed a problem in his gallbladder, Apple Daily reported. Leung’s assistant...
  • President Benigno Aquino III was pressed by Lee Kwok-keung (inset) on the sidelines of last year's APEC summit in Indonesia over the 2010 Manila hostage crisis. He has been blacklisted by Philippine immigration authorities. Photo: Xinhua, Now TV

    Hong Kong TV journalist barred from Philippines

    Nov 21, 2014 2:31pm
    A Hong Kong TV journalist who was expelled from the APEC summit in Jakarta last year after confronting Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, has been refused entry to Manila. Eric Lee Kwok-keung, a cameraman for Now...
  • TVB's anniversary gala (left) saw a drop in viewership while HKTV's online channel gained a wide audience on its inaugural broadcast. The web-based channel premiered the drama series The Election. Photos: TVB, Facebook

    TVB anniversary gala loses some luster as HKTV launch shines

    Nov 21, 2014 2:09pm
    Television Broadcasts Ltd., Hong Kong’s leading broadcaster, put up its largest variety show to mark its 47th anniversary on Wednesday. But although the city’s most popular television stars attended the program, the anniversary gala got its...
  • Masked men used steel barricades and concrete to break the glass door of the Legco building and gain entry early on Wednesday. Leung Kam-cheung (inset), chief editor of online news website Local Press, was arrested in connection with the break-in. Photos:

    Online media editor arrested over Legco storming

    Nov 21, 2014 1:01pm
    Police have arrested four more people in connection with the storming of the Legislative Council building on Wednesday, Ming Pao Daily reported. Six were arrested earlier. The new arrests included Leung Kam-cheung, chief editor of online news...
  • The Civil Aviation Department headquarters in Chek Lap Kok airport has a private restroom and shower for the agency's chief built with unauthorized funds, according to a government audit.

    CAD told to explain suspected misuse of government funds

    Nov 21, 2014 11:12am
    Hong Kong civil aviation authorities made improper purchases worth tens of millions of dollars, including an airport runway monitor that has proven useless. The Audit Commission said government money was misused in these deals, Apple Daily reported...
  • Many roadside trees have remained unmanaged despite the dangers they pose to the safety of road users. Photo: HKEJ

    Audit commission urges govt to improve tree management

    - Nov 21, 2014 10:03am
    The Audit Commission urged the government to study if there is a need to pass laws to pinpoint responsibility for managing roadside trees following a series of fatal accidents involving trees that fell on road users, RTHK...
  • Frederick Ma says it takes someone like former governor Murray MacLehose (inset) to resolve Hong Kong's social problems. Photo: HKEJ

    Frederick Ma: Hong Kong needs another MacLehose

    - Nov 21, 2014 9:57am
    Hong Kong needs someone like the late Hong Kong governor Murray MacLehose to turn conflicts into opportunities, according to a former senior government official. MacLehose began his term in 1971, four years after leftist rioting rocked Hong Kong....
  • Chris Patten said China's allegation that foreigners were behind the pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong was a "slur" on a "wonderfully principled" movement. Photo: Internet

    Stand up to China, Patten tells US panel

    Nov 21, 2014 9:40am
    Hong Kong’s last British governor Chris Patten said countries should not be afraid to stand up to China over democratic rights in the territory. Speaking before the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China on Thursday, Patten said it was ridiculous...
  • Most of Hong Kong's car parks, like this one on Rumsey Street in Sheung Wan, are underutilized. Photo: Internet

    Solution to runaway home prices may lie in car parks

    - Nov 20, 2014 5:53pm
    A former government official is offering an unconventional solution to the increasingly unaffordable property prices and rents in Hong Kong. And it has something to do with car parks. Traffic jams are part of Hong Kong people’s...
  • Many students unfurled yellow umbrellas during the graduation ceremony Thursday. Photo: Edward Hsiuan/Facebook

    CUHK vice chancellor urges students to wrap up protest

    - Nov 20, 2014 5:07pm
    Chinese University vice chancellor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu urged students to wrap up their protest and offered to help them in seeking another dialogue with government officials, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported. Sung issued the appeal in...
  • Hoi Ha, a remote village is Sai Kung, is a wildlife sanctuary and one of Hong Kong's best-kept secrets. Photo: Alex Leung/Flickr

    Villagers in last-ditch bid to overturn house construction ban

    Nov 20, 2014 4:12pm
    Residents of a remote village in Sai Kung district have launched a last-ditch campaign against a ban on small house construction ahead of a government review of the controversial policy Friday. In e-mails sent to more...
  • Chinese International School (left) and Sha Tin College are two famous international schools in Hong Kong. Photo: Internet

    Help your kid’s school and travel to exotic places

    - Nov 20, 2014 3:45pm
    Pity our schools. Most people think they’re making truckloads of money by breaking the backs of their students’ hard-working parents, but truth to tell, they need more income to sustain their operations and miscellaneous activities. That’s...
  • Many domestic helpers find that they have to put in some work even on their weekly day off, says a union activist. Photo: Bloomberg

    Domestic helpers short-changed on holidays: union

    Nov 20, 2014 3:01pm
    Domestic workers can file for compensation if they are deprived of holidays, a union activist pointed out, citing a recent case where an employer agreed to settle a compensation claim.  If a helper has been deprived...
  • The Lo Wu border checkpoint was the scene of heightened police presence on Wednesday after reports Hong Kong democracy activists were planning to enter the mainland from different control points. Photo:

    China sends riot police to border over student blacklist ‘test’

    Nov 20, 2014 2:27pm
    More than 100 Chinese policemen were sent to the Lo Wu border checkpoint Wednesday after reports hundreds of democracy activists were planning to enter the mainland from different control points. The activists planned to challenge a...
  • After a man threw rotten animal entrails at him last week, Jimmy Lai returned to the Occupy sites in Admiralty. In a light-hearted reference to the incident, protesters gifted him with a banner that reads "No Feeding". Photo: Apple Daily

    Retreat and come back later, Jimmy Lai tells protesters

    Nov 20, 2014 2:25pm
    Retreat, save your strength, and come back another day. That’s the advice of media tycoon and pan-democratic camp supporter Jimmy Lai Chee-ying to the students who have been occupying the streets for almost two months now. Lai,...
  • "Frenchman" (inset) gives a speech on Tuesday night in Mong Kok hours before the break-in at the Legco building. Wong Yeung-tat (right) denied instigating the attack. Photos: AP, SocRec, HKEJ

    Civic Passion activist allegedly broke into Legco building

    Nov 20, 2014 12:30pm
    An activist belonging to radical political group Civic Passion was allegedly the person who entered the Legislative Council building during an attack on it by masked men early Wednesday, Apple Daily reported Thursday. But Civic Passion’s leader...
  • Angela Leong, Pansy Ho and Eleanor Kwok figure high on the list of super-rich women in Hong Kong. Photos: HKEJ, Bloomberg

    Hong Kong tops world in ratio of women among super-rich

    Nov 20, 2014 11:51am
    Hong Kong has seen its ranks of super-rich swell to a record 3,335, according to the latest survey by Wealth-X and UBS, with one of the striking features being that women make up one-fourth of the list....
  • Student leaders speak to reporters after they were not allowed to travel to Beijing to hold talks with mainland officials. Photo: HKEJ

    As fatigue sets in, time for students to admit defeat

    - Nov 20, 2014 11:49am
    Student representatives’ petition visit to Beijing was foiled last weekend even before they could board the plane. Upon arrival at the Hong Kong airport, the three delegates from the Hong Kong Federation of Students were told that their...
  • In the first week of the Occupy protests, a bus was used as a message board for members of the public to express their views in Mong Kok. Photo: EJ Insight

    HK tops list of world’s most inspiring cities

    Nov 20, 2014 10:58am
    Hong Kong has topped Good magazine’s list of the world’s 50 most inspiring cities. The magazine’s second annual Good City Index celebrates the cities that best capture the elusive quality of “possibility”. It defines this as “the...
  • Syed Kemal Shah Bokhary (left) says the student protesters are the future of Hong Kong. Photos: HKEJ

    Top HK judge breaks silence over protests, backs students

    - Nov 20, 2014 10:19am
    A senior Hong Kong judge has broken his silence over the ongoing street protests, saying the student activists who are driving them are the future of Hong Kong. In an interview with a Hong Kong Shue...