21 February 2019

Hong Kong

  • A prop gun store owner has hit out at police for revoking his licenses over the sale of replica Beretta 92. Photo:

    Prop gun store owner takes aim at police over licenses

    May 22, 2014 12:07pm
    The owner of a company supplying prop guns to the TV and movie business has fired criticism at Hong Kong police for confiscating his arms licenses last year, Apple Daily reported Thursday. Poon Chi-man, owner of...
  • Macau-bound Universal MK 2013 was cruising near Cheung Chau island when the collision occurred. Photo: RTHK

    38 hurt as Macau-bound ferry collides with mainland vessel

    May 22, 2014 11:46am
    At least 38 people were slightly injured when a Macau-bound ferry from Hong Kong collided with a mainland vessel late Wednesday, RTHK reported. There were 162 passengers and eight crew members on board the high-speed ferry Universal...
  • The hit-and-run case has sparked a debate in the city over the protection of wild cattle and the danger they pose to motorists. Photo: AFP

    Briton in hit-and-run case that killed 8 cows fined HK$5,000

    May 22, 2014 10:56am
    The British owner of a car that killed eight feral cows on Lantau Island last year was fined HK$5,000 (US$655) on Wednesday for failing to provide information about the person who was behind the wheels when the...
  • Hong Kong offers the fifth highest pay for junior executives in Asia at HK$2.1 million a year. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK fifth in Asia expat packages, Japan takes top spot

    May 22, 2014 8:42am
    Hong Kong has one of the best benefits for foreign junior executives in Asia but it lags India and mainland China, according to a survey by human resources consultancy firm ECA International. Expatriate accommodation and other...
  • Hong Kong's local trains have been the scene of some noisy quarrels between locals and mainlanders. Photo: Bloomberg

    ‘Miss Thick Toast’: The dos and don’ts on HK trains

    - May 21, 2014 5:51pm
    Scathing online criticism over the behavior of an immigrant woman from mainland China on a commuter train in Hong Kong earlier this month reminds us not only about the ever-present threat from cyber bullies, it also...
  • Legislator Lau Wong-fat (left) says he is not as handsome as actor Kenneth Tsang.

    Film explores highly charged ‘ding uk’ drama

    - May 21, 2014 4:44pm
    In Hong Kong, where property is a perennial source of political drama and public outrage, one wonders why our film studios have not come up with a movie about the government’s highly sensational, if controversial, Small...
  • Dax triggered a police land-sea search after jumping into Victoria harbor. Photos: HK Police,  Mingpao

    What’s in the water? Police dog dives into Hong Kong harbor

    May 21, 2014 2:14pm
    Hong Kong police are beginning to wonder what’s in the water after a three-year-old Belgian shepherd jumped into the harbor during a walk with its handler. An initial land-and-sea search for the animal turned up empty...
  • Martin Lee says Hong Kong people should show China how they feel about democratic reform. Photo: HKEJ

    Martin Lee: Referendum make-or-break for HK democracy

    May 21, 2014 12:48pm
    Hong Kong’s upcoming referendum on electoral reform is make-or-break for democracy, says Democratic Party founder Martin Lee who is calling on voters to make their voice heard. Lee urged moderate democrats to focus on voter turnout,...
  • Wholesalers offer payments for taking various goods to the mainland. Photo: Sky Post

    Parallel trade wholesalers mushroom near Shenzhen border

    May 21, 2014 12:22pm
    The number of wholesalers catering to parallel traders has more than tripled from seven to 26 in Shek Wu Hui near the Shenzhen border in the last six months, with some outlets clearly detailing payments for taking...
  • For the first time in 10 years, Hong Kong is out of the top three in a global competitiveness survey. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK down in world competitiveness, lax governance blamed

    May 21, 2014 7:57am
    Hong Kong has fallen from the top three of a global competitiveness ranking behind perennial rival Singapore. It’s the first time in 10 years Hong Kong has ended up lower than third place, according to the...
  • Hong Kong plans to launch a third round of consultation on the Kai Tak rail project after a three-year feasibility study. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt plans new feasibility study on Kai Tak rail system

    May 21, 2014 7:56am
    Hong Kong authorities are seeking a further HK$92 million (US$11.87million) of government funds to launch a three-year feasibility study, and a subsequent third round of consultation, on a proposed environmentally friendly transport linkage system for Kowloon East,...
  • Chief Executive Leung chun-ying says his government will not seek extra funding from legislators because such a move will only encourage radicals to hold up the budget. Photo: HKEJ

    Beginning of the end of Budget filibuster

    - May 20, 2014 3:33pm
    The ongoing filibuster of Hong Kong’s 2014-15 Budget is set to take an important turn as early as Wednesday after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying sharply criticized radical lawmakers for holding up the measure and Legislative Council...
  • Christopher Chung makes his way through a question-and-answer session in Legco. Photo: HKEJ

    Say what? Chinglish does it for Hong Kong

    - May 20, 2014 2:55pm
    Hong Kong legislator Christopher Chung got to say a mouthful and even elicited the kind of response he wanted from disgraced MTR Corp. chief executive Jay Walder, the American in the middle of the high-speed rail...
  • An artist rendering of the Hong Kong Wheel at the New Central Harbourfront. Photo: HFC

    Giant wheel gives view of Hong Kong from 60 meters in the air

    May 20, 2014 1:18pm
    Hong Kong will soon have its own giant Ferris wheel, similar to the London Eye or the Singapore Flyer. It will have a soft opening this September and for HK$100 (US$12.90) people will be able to view...
  • Engineer shortage is a growing concern for many construction firms in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

    Construction firms grapple with severe engineer shortage

    May 20, 2014 1:17pm
    Hong Kong’s construction-related businesses are suffering from a worsening shortage of engineers as entities in the mainland and Macau compete for top talent. The situation has resulted in rising construction costs as smaller contractors, for whom...
  • In 2008, Mamma Mia! was adapted into a movie starring Amanda Seyfried (above). Photo: Bloomberg

    Oh, mama! it’s ABBA again

    - May 20, 2014 12:34pm
    It has been a long time coming but Mamma Mia!, the hit musical inspired by a chart-topping ABBA song, will make its second appearance in Hong Kong in September. Tickets ranging from HK$395 (US$50.95) to HK$995...
  • How many gymnasiums do you see in the city's major shopping malls? Photo: Bloomberg

    Hard-working developers need to work out more

    - May 20, 2014 12:28pm
    Casino king Stanley Ho Hung-sun is probably right. He once kidded that many Hong Kong property developers are so jelly-belly they can’t even put on their socks.  Physical fitness may be the furthest thing from their...
  • Emergency workers discovered a man in his thirties and the corpse of his mother when they entered a Sham Shui Po flat Monday. Photo: Now TV

    Man found with mother’s corpse in cluttered Sham Shui Po flat

    May 20, 2014 11:59am
    A thirty-something Sham Shui Po man with knee-length hair is believed to have laid in his flat with the body of his dead mother for up to five days before police broke into the unit Monday,...
  • Ocean Park has given Lai Sun the go-ahead to build the Ocean Hotel. Photo: Bloomberg

    Double happiness for corporate titan Peter Lam

    - May 20, 2014 11:33am
    It’s been a week of two unions for mogul Peter Lam. Last week, Lam celebrated the marriage of daughter Emily to Kent Ho, son of Sing Tao Group chairman Charles Ho. This week Lam’s Lai Sun Garment...
  • The new hospital will rise at the former south apron of the former Kai Tak Airport, taking up two plots measuring a combined 46,000 square meters. Photo: HKEJ

    2,400-bed Kai Tak public hospital to open in 2023

    May 20, 2014 10:26am
    The new Kai Tak Public Hospital will provide 2,400 beds, the highest among local medical institutions, for people living in Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon City and Kwun Tong, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported Tuesday. The...

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