18 September 2019

Hong Kong

  • Leung Chi-kin (inset) says Hong Kong property values could suffer from a planned civil disobedience campaign by Occupy Central. Photos: Bloomberg, HKEJ

    Tycoons: Occupy Central a threat to property values

    Sep 23, 2014 12:01pm
    Property tycoons have emerged from a meeting with China’s top leaders with a fresh warning that a civil disobedience movement threatens Hong Kong’s economic development. Home prices will suffer from the effects of Occupy Central’s threatened...
  • Google approved 48 percent of the 359 requests for data from the Hong Kong government. Photo: Bloomberg

    Feeling lucky? HK govt boosts requests for data from Google

    Sep 23, 2014 11:51am
    The Hong Kong government asked for more user data from search giant Google in the first half of the year than in the past, Apple Daily reported Tuesday. In its latest Transparency Report, Google said Hong...
  • Launching a week-long class boycott, Hong Kong students have voiced the desire for stronger political reforms. Photo: HKEJ

    Students urge Beijing to reconsider HK electoral roadmap

    - Sep 23, 2014 11:16am
    Thirteen thousand students have responded to the call for a week-long boycott of classes in Hong Kong to protest Beijing’s stance on electoral reform, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported, citing the organizers of the campaign...
  • A meeting Monday between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hong Kong business leaders suggests that Beijing is keener than ever to have the tycoons on its side. Photo:

    After Xi meets HK tycoons, some signals from group photo

    Sep 23, 2014 10:57am
    Seating arrangement in any political gathering and formal group photograph is always tricky, especially so in China where authorities constantly use official events to send signals to the outside world. Given this, a group picture taken Monday...
  • Occupy Central group is gearing up for further action in the campaign for political reforms in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

    Occupy Central plans gathering at Chater Road on Oct 1

    Sep 23, 2014 9:14am
    Occupy Central movement co-founder Reverend Chu Yiu-ming said he has applied to the police for permission to hold a 5,000-person-strong gathering at the pedestrian zone on Chater Road on October 1, Ming Pao Daily News reported...
  • President Xi Jinping (right) meets with former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa (left) who led a delegation off business leaders to Beijing. Photo: RTHK

    Xi Jinping: Beijing support for Hong Kong will not change

    - Sep 22, 2014 7:38pm
    President Xi Jinping has reassured Hong Kong that Beijing will continue to support its development. Xi said “one country, two systems” has worked well, contributing to the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong, government broadcaster RHK...
  • Policemen in protective gear arrive at the scene but the suspect (right) did not give himself up until after an hour-long stand-off. Photo: Now TV

    Cable TV security guard injured in knife attack

    - Sep 22, 2014 7:31pm
    A knife-wielding man stormed into television broadcaster Cable TV Hong Kong and attacked a security guard who tried to stop him. The guard suffered injuries to the head, body and arms and was taken to hospital,...
  • Students gather on the grounds of the Chinese University of Hong Kong at the start of a week-long class boycott. Photo: RTHK

    Student protesters demand Leung meeting

    - Sep 22, 2014 7:15pm
    Student protesters want Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to come out and listen to their demands, hours after launching a week-long class boycott Monday. They are threatening to extend the action if the government does...
  • Quincy Wong Lee-man, an expert in finance and marathon, says StanChart's marathon has failed to live up to international standards. Photos: HKEJ, AFP

    Cross-border marathon, anyone?

    - Sep 22, 2014 5:19pm
    An increasing number of business leaders in Hong Kong and the mainland are falling in love with the sport of long-distance running. That’s not so surprising because aside from being a straightforward affair, marathon offers a...
  • Hong Kong's Confucian Academy director Tong Yun-kai wants to build a Confucius Temple in Wong Tai Sin district. Photo: Ta Kung Pao

    Confucius’ birthday included in HK official festival calendar

    Sep 22, 2014 2:55pm
    Hong Kong’s leader CY Leung has announced that the government will recognize, starting from this year, the third Sunday of every September as a festival to celebrate the birthday of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, according to...
  • NPC chairman Zhang Dejiang (right) is warning against any attempts to subvert the ruling party. At left, a statue of the Goddess of Democracy symbolizes opposition to one-party rule. Photo: HKEJ

    Should Hong Kong simply stop mentioning one-party rule?

    - Sep 22, 2014 2:51pm
    In no uncertain terms, China’s top legislator stated the bottom line for Hong Kong — oppose Communist Party rule at your own risk. Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the National People’s Congress, recently told visiting Hong Kong...
  • According to a survey, 21.2 percent of the 1,006 respondents said they are considering immigrating to another country. Photo: Bloomberg

    One in five Hong Kong people thinking of living abroad

    Sep 22, 2014 1:37pm
    One in five Hong Kong people is considering leaving the city due to uncertainties and controversies attending Beijing’s political reform program for the territory. According to a survey by the Centre for Communication and Public Opinion...
  • Officers are shown outside Stanley prison. The Correctional Services Department says it has no special measures for detainees but it can house up to 2,000 people in case of arrests during the Occupy Central sit-in protest. Photo: HKEJ

    Prisons chief: We’re ready for 2,000 detainees

    Sep 22, 2014 12:55pm
    Hong Kong prisons are ready to house up to 2,000 people in case of arrests during a planned lockdown of Central but said there are “no special measures for detainees”. Correctional authorities joined their counterparts from...
  • Hong Kong police have seized nearly 140 units of iPhone 6 in an anti-smuggling operation at Sai Kung on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

    iPhone 6 among goods seized in HK anti-smuggling raid

    Sep 22, 2014 12:54pm
    Hong Kong’s Customs and Excise Department seized on Saturday 15 cartons of electronics goods, including 138 units of the newly released iPhone 6, that were apparently being smuggled out of the city and into mainland China,...
  • The boy seems to be enjoying the ride, but the driver is putting his life in danger. Photo: internet

    Car driver’s arrest sought over boy’s thrill ride

    Sep 22, 2014 12:35pm
    Pictures widely circulating online since Sunday showed that a driver totally ignored the safety of a young boy riding in the car, and some netizens are calling on the police to arrest the driver whose identity...
  • Academic institutions should respect freedom of speech and allow political discussions, Hong Kong students say. Photo:

    Teachers, students take umbrage at La Salle College move

    Sep 22, 2014 12:01pm
    Some teachers and students of Hong Kong’s La Salle College are said to be wearing black clothes Monday in a show of protest over the college’s directive to keep political discussions away from the campus. The...
  • Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa leads a delegation of Hong Kong business tycoons and professionals to Beijing. Photo: Reuters

    Tung-led HK delegation starts three-day Beijing visit

    Sep 22, 2014 10:18am
    A delegation of Hong Kong business tycoons and professionals led by former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa started a three-day visit to Beijing on Sunday. The delegation includes Cheung Kong’s Li Ka-shing, Henderson Land’s Lee...
  • Posters urging students to join the class boycott campaign on display at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

    Student groups begin class boycott in democracy fight

    Sep 22, 2014 9:50am
    Students from 24 colleges and universities in Hong Kong have begun a five-day class boycott from Monday, stepping up the pressure in the pro-democracy fight and sending a message to Beijing. With some teachers and alumni...
  • New railway work in Hong Kong will coincide with the construction of other infrastructure facilities in the city. Photo: CNSA

    HK rail construction work seen at new peak in 7 years

    - Sep 22, 2014 9:00am
    Hong Kong is expected to see another peak in new railway construction between 2021 and 2022, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Monday. The railway projects will overlap with the construction of some other key infrastructure...
  • Leung Chun-ying (L) plans to take Hong Kong lawmakers on a trip to Guangdong province to enable interactions with mainland officials. Photo: HKEJ

    CY Leung to arrange Guangdong visit for all lawmakers

    - Sep 19, 2014 7:47pm
    Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying plans to arrange a visit to Guangdong province for all the city’s legislators when the Legislative Council reconvenes, RTHK reported Friday. The government always pays special attention to communication between local...