22 January 2020

Hong Kong

  • Canadian International School is grappling with a crisis as several board members have resigned amid dissatisfaction over the chairman's ways.

    Canadian Int’l School chairman faces calls to step down

    Nov 11, 2014 2:05pm
    Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS), a leading international school founded in 1991, has come under the spotlight following a spate of resignations by its board members.  Seven people — almost a third of the...
  • Officials at the Polytechnic University are concerned about a student's use of foul language on Facebook. Photos: HKEJ, AFP

    Occupy student in hot water over Facebook posts

    Nov 11, 2014 12:59pm
    Is a student liable to disciplinary action by school authorities if he uses profane language on social media?  The question, along with the issue of freedom of expression, has arisen in the case of a student at...
  • Regina Ip (left) blames Antony Leung (right) for the supposed failure of the liberal studies program. She said the curriculum has instilled wrong ideologies in students. Photo: HKEJ

    How liberal studies blame game is splitting pro-govt camp

    - Nov 11, 2014 12:20pm
    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his advisers have been racking their brains trying to “explain” why the ongoing student movement happened. They first accused the students of trying to overthrow the SAR government to incite Hong...
  • Street protesters in Mong Kok say they will leave voluntarily but regroup after the bailiffs have carried out the court order. Photo: CNSA

    Street clear-out seen Wednesday after High Court ruling

    Nov 11, 2014 11:22am
    Street protesters in Mong Kok say they will not resist a dispersal operation after Hong Kong’s High Court upheld an injunction against the occupation of major roads. They said they will not risk arrest but vowed...
  • There is speculation that Beckham could be discussing possible business cooperation with Li & Fung.

    David Beckham stops by at Li & Fung office

    Nov 11, 2014 10:54am
    After visiting Alibaba Group (BABA.US) headquarters in Hangzhou and a Sands China (01928.HK) event in Macau last week, British soccer star David Beckham was seen at an office of sourcing giant Li & Fung (00494.HK) in...
  • Fewer Hong Kong people are proud of the Chinese national flag and more are wary about the new People's Army according to a survey. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong people pride in Chinese national flag, anthem ebbing

    - Nov 10, 2014 7:30pm
    A growing number of Hong Kong people don’t identify themselves with Chinese national symbols and heritage including the national flag and anthem as well as Putonghua. Also, they are increasingly wary of the People’s Liberation Army...
  • These are some of the posters which heap abuse on student leaders. Some put up their telephone numbers. Photo: Scholarism Facebook

    Student leaders targeted in poster abuse

    - Nov 10, 2014 7:20pm
    Student protest leaders have had their telephone numbers put up in banners and posters in several school campuses, raising privacy and safety concerns. Lester Shum, secretary general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students and Joshua...
  • Antony Leung says the government and the business sector should discuss housing issues with young people. Photo:internet

    Antony Leung blames govt for crisis

    - Nov 10, 2014 6:45pm
    Former financial secretary Antony Leung is blaming successive administrations for Hong Kong’s ongoing crisis, saying they have ignored young people since the handover. Leung said the government has not paid enough attention to them and now...
  • Hong Kong employees suffer from work-related stress and are less satisfied with their jobs, according to a survey. Photo: HKEJ

    HK people struggle with job satisfaction, work-life balance

    Nov 10, 2014 6:04pm
    Hong Kong people are increasingly unable to balance life and work and are less satisfied with their jobs. In both aspects, they rate below the passing mark, Jeanne Sau, chief marketing officer of MassMutual Asia Ltd.,...
  • The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said drinking fountains are cleaned regularly under prescribed procedures. Photo: Facebook

    Water from some drinking fountains may not be safe to drink

    Nov 10, 2014 3:30pm
    Water from some drinking fountains in public parks may not be safe to drink and could lead to diarrhea, the Sky Post reported on Monday, citing a doctor. Nozzles of many drinking fountains in Hong Kong, including...
  • Xi Jinping (right) meets Leung Chun-ying in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: CCTV

    Does Beijing still trust Leung as the man to rule Hong Kong?

    - Nov 10, 2014 3:30pm
    The Occupy protests have lasted for more than 40 days, and there are signs China’s top leader is prepared to allow Hong Kong’s government to clear the protest zones soon. President Xi Jinping met Chief Executive Leung...
  • Zhou Fengsuo (left) says he camped out with pro-democracy protesters in Admiralty for a week. Photo: Twitter

    Tiananmen activist: Beijing crackdown won’t be repeated in HK

    Nov 10, 2014 3:03pm
    A former Tiananmen activist says the bloody suppression of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing in 1989 will not be repeated in Hong Kong. Zhou Fengsuo cited deterrents to such a move including Hong Kong’s mature civil society,...
  • Three of Kenneth Chan's four daughters joined the pro-democracy march bearing lovely smiles. Photo: HKEJ

    Kenneth Chan shows what makes a happy family

    Nov 10, 2014 2:28pm
    The Occupy protests have caused discord and frictions among some families in Hong Kong, with parents and children not seeing eye to eye on the merits of the civil disobedience movement.  Given this situation, it was...
  • Hong Kong authorities were forced to suspend plans for launching national education as a school subject after protests in 2012. Photo: HKEJ

    National education center revives under new name: report

    Nov 10, 2014 1:38pm
    A center dedicated to the promotion of national education appears to have a sprung up in Hong Kong, with students from up to 20 schools said to be participating in its activities. Lui Yu-yi, office-in-charge of...
  • Pro-democracy campaigners are urging Britain to stand up more firmly for the rights of Hong Kong people. Photo: EJ Insight

    Activists eye mass sit-in outside British consulate

    Nov 10, 2014 11:37am
    Some netizens are planning to issue a call for a mass sit-in outside the office of the British Consulate-General in a bid to pressure the UK government to stand up for the rights of Hong Kong...
  • Civil Human Rights Front convenor Daisy Chan (with microphone) addresses the marchers. Hundreds took part in the march on Sunday to demand true democracy. Photo: Facebook

    Hundreds march on Beijing liaison office

    Nov 10, 2014 11:35am
    Hundreds of democracy supporters turned out for a protest march organized by the Civil Human Rights Front Sunday to demand genuine universal suffrage. The march, which drew an estimated 1,000 protesters, began in Central and ended...
  • A majority of Hong Kong people now feel that the street blockades by pro-democracy activists should end, a survey shows. Photo: HKEJ

    Most people want street occupation to end: survey

    Nov 10, 2014 10:23am
    Most Hong Kong people want the street occupation by pro-democracy activists to end, according to the latest survey from the Public Opinion Programme of the University of Hong Kong. Of 1,005 citizens aged 18 or above...
  • Leung Chun-ying (L) met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Sunday to give an update on the political situation in Hong Kong. Photo: Xinhua

    Hong Kong must safeguard rule of law: Xi Jinping

    - Nov 10, 2014 9:29am
    President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that he supports the Hong Kong government’s efforts to maintain social order and safeguard the rule of law, and that Beijing will continue to uphold the “one country, two systems” principle....
  • Regina Ip (L) said student leaders including Alex Chow (R) can call her to help arrange a meeting with Beijing officials.

    Students can call me to meet Beijing officials, Regina Ip says

    - Nov 7, 2014 7:44pm
    Regina Ip, chairwoman of the New People’s Party, said student leaders of the Occupy campaign can contact her for a meeting with the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong which will then arrange a meeting with Beijing...
  • John Tsang (inset) was hit by an egg at a forum last year. Photos: HKEJ, Now TV

    Egg throwing not civilized form of expression: John Tsang

    - Nov 7, 2014 6:14pm
    Egg throwing is not an appropriate way of expressing views in civilized society, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said in court Friday. “Hong Kong is a civilized society, and we should express our views through normal ways,...