22 July 2019

Hong Kong

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    Guess who’s going to college?

    - Aug 8, 2014 7:21pm
    Joshua Wong is going to college after all. The Hong Kong student activist has been admitted to an unnamed local university, he said in a Facebook post. Also securing a place for the upcoming school term...
  • This is a screen grab from the latest attempt by the Hong Kong government to set the agenda in the political reform debate. Photo: HK Govt

    Occupy Central: What now?

    - Aug 8, 2014 4:12pm
    It’s rather late in the day but the lateness of the hour is not stopping the Hong Kong government from a last-minute campaign to get Hong Kong people to accept an electoral reform package that is...
  • Robert Chow Yung can consider various freebies and incentives to ensure a decent turnout at the upcoming anti-Occupy Central rally in Hong Kong.

    Bringing in the crowd: Some ideas for 8/17 rally organizers

    - Aug 8, 2014 3:16pm
    What would it take to ensure a turnout of at least 100,000 in the planned anti-Occupy Central rally on Aug. 17? Well, if Robert Chow Yung, the “minced ginger” that is organizing the march, were to ask...
  • Lands Department official Anita Lam (inset) is facing investigation after she bought an 80,000 square foot plot in Kam Tin, Yuen Long, which is part of her jurisdiction. Photos: HKEJ, TVB

    Lands Department official transferred after complaint

    Aug 8, 2014 2:28pm
    The Lands Department has decided to transfer an official from her supervision of the Yuen Long district following reports that she bought a plot in the area, posing a conflict of interest, Ming Pao Daily reported...
  • Guo Bin, pictured here with his Hong Kong-based doctor Dennis Lam, is now able to navigate his surroundings with the help of sensory equipment after receiving artificial eyes last year. Photo: Now TV

    Chinese boy learns to ‘see’ the world with artificial eyes

    Aug 8, 2014 2:15pm
    A Chinese boy from Shanxi province who was fitted with prosthetic eyes last year after suffering a horrific crime is making good progress in adapting to a new life. Guo Bin is now able to navigate...
  • Shih Wing-ching (foreground) says the survey results show people in the middle ground are starting to share pro-establishment views.  Photo: HKEJ

    Pan-democrats harden stance on election reform

    Aug 8, 2014 1:06pm
    A growing number of pan-democrats will reject universal suffrage if the nomination procedure for Hong Kong’s next leader does not meet their expectations, according to a new survey. About 46.6 percent of respondents who identified themselves...
  • Police seized HK$920,000 in cash and arrested 27 suspects in an operation that smashed a loan shark group. Photo: TVB

    Police smash loan shark gang in Kwai Tsing, 27 arrested

    Aug 8, 2014 1:02pm
    Police have crushed a loan shark group that gets customers by cold calls and baits them with claims like “no charge if case is not successful”. However, customers often got a loan that was much less...
  • Third runway benefits seen far outweighing environmental costs

    Aug 8, 2014 1:00pm
    The planned third runway at the Hong Kong International Airport will bring economic benefits that can offset the cost of its environmental impact by nearly nine times, Ming Pao Daily reported on Friday. Operation of the...
  • Zhang Xiaoming, director of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, has sought to reassure on the 'one country, two systems' policy. Photo: HKEJ

    National security must be taken into account in HK reform: Zhang

    Aug 8, 2014 12:17pm
    National security should be among the considerations before Hong Kong mulls any political reform or changes in its electoral system, according to the central government’s top representative in the city. Zhang Xiaoming, director of Beijing’s liaison...
  • Some nightclubs in Hong Kong are said to have urged customers and staff to sign a petition against the Occupy Central pro-democracy activist group. Photos:, Wen Wei Po

    Anti-Occupy Central campaign hits the nightclubs

    Aug 8, 2014 10:35am
    The Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Ballroom and Night Club Merchants, an entertainment business rights concern group in the city, has urged its members and customers to sign an anti-Occupy Central petition, Apple Daily reported...
  • The Argentina national team with captain Lionel Messi will play a friendly with Hong Kong on October 14. Photo: Reuters

    Want to watch Messi, Aguero? It will cost as much as HK$1,800

    Aug 8, 2014 10:23am
    Football fans could be in for a treat, albeit a costly one, when the Argentina national team, with world-class stars such as its captain Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, play Hong Kong on October 14. Tickets for...
  • A "coffin room" in North Point has room only for a small bed (right) and Leung Chun-ying gets the feel of such a cubicle in a 2011 tour (inset). Photo: Bloomberg, HKEJ, Apple Daily

    CY Leung fails to deliver as Hong Kong home prices keep rising

    Aug 8, 2014 10:17am
    Hong Kong home prices have surged 21 percent since Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying took office on July 1, 2012, suggesting that he has failed to fulfill his promise to curb surging housing costs, Apple Daily reported Friday....
  • Dayo Wong cashed in HK$30 million as his upcoming stand-up comedy sold out in one day after ticket sales opened. Photo: YouTube

    What’s so special about Dayo Wong?

    - Aug 7, 2014 7:30pm
    Non-Cantonese speakers may not know Dayo Wong Tze-wah, but those who do and like his brand of humor are legion. Proof: When ticket sales for his upcoming stand-up comedy opened on Friday, the show sold out...
  • With the import ban, spinach from the mainland will not be on the menu in Hong Kong for now. Photo: Nomadic Lass @

    HK suspends import of four mainland vegetables over pesticides

    - Aug 7, 2014 5:27pm
    Hong Kong will suspend the import of four vegetables from mainland China due to food safety concerns, Ming Pao Daily reported. Mainland suppliers told the Hong Kong Imported Vegetable Wholesale Merchants Association that spinach, mustard, green beans...
  • The prime movers behind Convoy Totem Run 2014 are shown from left to right. Convoy Financial chairman Quincy Wong, Roy Chow, Alex Fong, Alman Chan and RunOurCity director Andes Leung. Photo: Convoy

    When runners break a sweat for drug users

    Aug 7, 2014 5:26pm
    Runners and drug addicts. You could call them an odd couple and you wouldn’t be far wrong.  But when one breaks a sweat for the other, that’s when you’d think the two are really poles apart....
  • The breakthrough face recognition technology uses a computer model that simulates the human nervous system under different conditions. Photo: CUHK

    HK scientists create super accurate face recognition model

    Aug 7, 2014 4:48pm
    Scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have developed the world’s most advanced face recognition technology that is accurate nearly all of the time. The team, led by professors Tang Xiaoou and Wang Xiaogang, had been...
  • The HR1 audio system originally designed for Michael Jackson will be available in Hong Kong this weekend. Photo: Pan American World, Apple Daily

    Designed for Michael Jackson: HK$3.12 mln audio system

    Aug 7, 2014 4:10pm
    For HK$3.12 million (US$402,554), music buffs can pick up an audio system originally designed for Michael Jackson. The limited edition HR1 is up for sale at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai from Aug....
  • Scholarism raises HK$3 mln in 2 years; says no hand of Jimmy Lai

    Aug 7, 2014 2:57pm
    Hong Kong student activist group Scholarism took the lid off its financial books for the first time Wednesday, revealing that it has raised a total of HK$3 million (US$387,074) in contributions since 2012. Oscar Lai, a spokesperson...
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    Run for your lives: HK set to stage first Zombie Run

    Aug 7, 2014 12:42pm
    Hong Kong will stage its first-ever Zombie Run in October. The fun marathon took America by storm with over 10,000 runners joining the inaugural event in 2011, and has since gained increasing popularity in Europe, Australia, Singapore...
  • After a plunge in staff morale in the wake of a meat scandal, it's up to customers of McDonald’s Hong Kong to perk things up a little, as shown in this screen grab from a TV commercial. Photo: McDonald's

    Desperate for love: McDonald’s HK staff hunger for a kind word

    Aug 7, 2014 12:25pm
    You could say McDonald’s Hong Kong is paying a disproportionate price for a recent scandal involving expired meat. Falling sales are par for the course but crumbling staff morale is something else altogether. How badly sales...

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