23 October 2019

Hong Kong

  • 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...
  • Campaign organizers use Google Maps to list the names and locations of the small shops in Mong Kok. Photo: Google Maps

    Occupy supporters urged to eat and shop in protest-hit areas

    Oct 8, 2014 12:26pm
    An online campaign is asking Hong Kong people who support the Occupy protest movement to patronize shops and restaurants in the protest-hit areas. Organizers of the campaign “Occupy supports small shops” said they are aware of...
  • Joshua Wong (middle), 17, founder of student activist group Scholarism, has been spearheading the protests. Photo: Anthony Kwan/Getty Image

    How young democrats are showing guts and reason

    - Oct 8, 2014 12:00pm
    This Wednesday is the 11th day of the Occupy Central movement or “Umbrella Movement”. It is evident that in Hong Kong’s pursuit of genuine universal suffrage and full democracy, young students have come to the fore...
  • Student leaders say any attempt to clear demonstrators from the streets before Friday will jeopardize talks with the government. Photo: HKEJ

    Talks between students and HK govt set for Friday

    Oct 8, 2014 11:42am
    The first dialogue between student protesters and top government officials is set for Friday at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast live. Each side will send five people for the talks. Hong Kong Federation of Students...
  • The Facebook post shows a police uniform with a yellow ribbon pinned on it. Photo: Facebook

    Police officer: I would join protest if I’m not in this uniform

    Oct 8, 2014 11:40am
    “In uniform, I’m a policeman; without it, I’m a Hongkonger.” So says an unnamed senior police officer who posted a picture of a police uniform with a yellow ribbon on a Facebook community page on Tuesday. The yellow...
  • Walter Kwok (center) suspected that Rafael Hui (left) was a spy for Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Holdings, the high court heard Tuesday. Photos: CNSA, HKEJ

    SHKP’s Walter Kwok ‘suspected Rafael Hui was Cheung Kong spy’

    Oct 8, 2014 11:34am
    Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, co-chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties, told the High Court on Tuesday that his brother Walter Kwok Ping-sheung suspected that Rafael Hui Si-yan was a spy for competitor Cheung Kong Holdings when Hui was being...
  • The Chinese national flag rises alongside the Hong Kong flag during an official ceremony. Some Middle school students voted to cancel a national flag-raising ceremony on Tuesday. Photo: HKEJ

    HK middle school cancels national flag-raising ceremony

    Oct 8, 2014 10:58am
    Lee Kau Yan Memorial School canceled a national flag-raising ceremony on Tuesday after students voted against it, according to Ming Pao Daily. The students were given one hour to debate and vote after they questioned the...
  • National People's Congress deputy Rita Fan believes the central government would like Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to finish his term. Photo: HKEJ

    Beijing wants CY Leung to complete term, Rita Fan says

    Oct 8, 2014 10:56am
    Hong Kong deputy to the National People’s Congress Rita Fan Lai-tai said the NPC is unlikely to change its decision on the arrangements for the 2017 election in Hong Kong unless there are new and powerful reasons for...
  • Hong Kong parents find it quite difficult to get their kids into international schools. Photo: HKEJ

    Why Hong Kong finds it hard to recruit international talent

    - Oct 8, 2014 9:46am
    Parents have been scrambling to secure school places for their kids only to find that students have been on an extended summer holiday because of the pro-democracy protests. Ironic perhaps, but finding a suitable school for...
  • Soaring property prices have hurt Hong Kong's competitiveness, says Stanley Wong, vice chairman of the Town Planning Board. Photo: HKEJ

    After democracy, a stable property market is what people want

    - Oct 8, 2014 9:26am
    Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong last week. They are demanding universal suffrage, but what else could be on their wishlist? For many, a stable and sustainable property market...
  • Occupy protesters are silhouetted against a familiar Hong Kong landmark. Hong Kong has much to teach China and the world. Photo: HKEJ

    Is Hong Kong lucky or smart?

    - Oct 8, 2014 9:23am
    There is an expression: Better to be lucky than smart. Which one is Hong Kong? It is lucky that some 30 years ago China began to open its economy, and Hong Kong was well placed — geographically,...
  • Civic Party district councilor Paul Zimmerman wants the government to curb marine pollution. Photo: District Council

    Why air pollution is too costly for Hong Kong

    - Oct 8, 2014 9:21am
    Hong Kong cannot afford the social and economic cost of air pollution which is preventing top talent from coming and forcing others to leave. Young families with children are sensitive to environmental concerns which factor in...
  • A protester sleeps in his own bed in Nathan Road as other demonstrators continue their sit-in. Photo: RTHK

    Mong Kok declared high-risk area, protesters urged to leave

    - Oct 7, 2014 7:40pm
    Hong Kong police may take action “at some point” to disperse protesters who have been occupying a key intersection in Mong Kok district, RTHK reported Tuesday. Police have classified it as a high-risk area after Friday’s violent clashes...
  • Legco President Jasper Tsang says there is no special access for lawmakers to enter and leave the building freely because of the continuing protest outside government headquarters. Photo: RTHK

    Legco postpones reopening amid safety concerns

    - Oct 7, 2014 6:59pm
    Hong Kong’s legislature has decided to postpone its reopening until Oct. 15 in response to safety concerns by pro-establishment lawmakers, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday. Legislative Council President Jasper Tsang said the decision was made given...
  • The Occupy campaign continues in Admiralty and Mong Kok. Photo: HKEJ

    Why CY Leung hasn’t cleared the Occupy sites

    - Oct 7, 2014 5:29pm
    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying appeared to have become an avid video blogger amid the ongoing Occupy campaign in Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok. In one of his video messages, he stressed his resolve to maintain...
  • A group of men confront pro-democracy protesters standing behind police officers in Causeway Bay on Friday. Photo: AFP

    Beijing authorities allegedly orchestrate triad protest scuffles

    Oct 7, 2014 5:26pm
    Triads could be behind the scuffles at the Occupy Central protest site in Mong Kok last week, Apple Daily reported Tuesday. Quoting unnamed sources, the report said triad members were alleged to have been commissioned to...
  • A lunar eclipse in progress seen in perfect weather from an ideal vantage point. Photo: Internet

    Total lunar eclipse has more to offer

    - Oct 7, 2014 3:02pm
    Hong Kong lunar fanatics are in for a glorious spectacle on Wednesday, with the weather forecast calling for a clear night when people can see forever. The astronomical phenomenon, when the moon directly passes behind Earth...
  • Bao Tong (inset) says he doesn't know what the Hong Kong government is prepared to do in the face of the student protests. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong doesn’t deserve fake universal suffrage: Bao Tong

    Oct 7, 2014 1:02pm
    Bao Tong, a close aide of former premier and Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang, said there are similarities between Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, but said today’s leaders must prove...
  • Anonymous, a hackers group, has declared war on the Hong Kong government. It claims to have hacked several government websites. Photo: YouTube

    Why curiosity killed the cat: Hacking suspect learns hard lesson

    Oct 7, 2014 12:52pm
    If it looks suspicious, it probably is. But a Hong Kong man, surnamed Leung, went ahead anyway and clicked on a dubious website. Bam. He was in and he was out — frozen out, to be...
  • Albert Ho (inset) says the pan-democrats will step up pressure against the government in the Legislative Council. Photo:, HKEJ

    Pan-democrats eye chairmanship of two Legco subcommittees

    Oct 7, 2014 12:25pm
    Pan-democrat lawmakers are eyeing the chair of two Legislative Council (Legco) subcommittees. The move on the two panels of the Finance Committee is aimed at putting pressure on the government for political reform. Twenty seven pan-democratic...