15 November 2019

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying is facing scrutiny over his relationship with some businessmen, including ATV shareholder Payson Cha (inset). Photos: AFP, HKEJ

    More questions over Leung’s ties with DTZ clients

    Oct 13, 2014 3:15pm
    Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying’s controversial deal with Australian engineering firm UGL involves entities in Japan and Singapore, in addition to Hong Kong, UK and Australia, Apple Daily reported Monday. A copy of the UGL...
  • David Eldon, shown in this 2003 file picture, says the students have made their point and it's now time for other people who also have rights to get on with their lives. Photo: Bloomberg

    Eldon blasts ‘clueless’ student protesters

    Oct 13, 2014 3:07pm
    Former HSBC chairman David Eldon said student protesters lack maturity and understanding of the world they will live in once they graduate. “I am sure that students, at age 17, 18, 19 will believe that anyone...
  • The Occupy campaign has dragged on for half a month, with both the students and Leung Chun-ying's government standing firmly on their respective positions. Photo: EJ Insight

    The ball is now in Beijing’s court

    - Oct 13, 2014 2:01pm
    It’s time for Beijing to take the step to resolve the impasse over the Occupy movement. The street protests have dragged on for half a month, with both the students and the government of Chief Executive...
  • Beijing Liaison Office chief Zhang Xiaoming (left) has reaffirmed the central government's support for embattled Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung (right). Photo: HKEJ

    Liaison chief: Beijing knew about Leung payment from UGL

    Oct 13, 2014 1:15pm
    Beijing knew about a HK$50 million (US$6.44 million) payment to Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying from an Australian company and thought nothing of it, am730 reported Monday, citing Liaison Office chief Zhang Xiaoming. Zhang reaffirmed...
  • In this interview with TVB, Leung Chun-ying addresses the democracy protests and a reported payment from an Australian engineering company after he became Hong Kong chief executive. Photo: AFP, YouTube

    Leung under fire for evading media questions

    Oct 13, 2014 1:11pm
    Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is being accused of evading questions from the wider media after doing an exclusive interview with a television broadcaster in which he discussed the student protest and a US$7 million...
  • Despite some headwinds, Hong Kong still has a vital role in China's transshipment, FDI flows and financial reforms. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why China still needs Hong Kong

    - Oct 13, 2014 12:01pm
    There have been some common yet profound misconceptions in the mainland about Hong Kong. One is that the former British colony is now in total chaos amid the ongoing Occupy Central protests. Another is that without...
  • Queensway (left) is deserted after being closed to traffic for the past two weeks. At right, Civic Square remains off limits. Photos: AFP, Reuters

    More groups back Queensway swap for Civic Square

    Oct 13, 2014 11:54am
    A proposal by demonstrators to vacate Queensway in exchange for the reopening of Civic Square is gaining traction, with more protest groups supporting the idea, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday.   Occupy Central and student group...
  • Protesters erect a wooden barrier in Mong Kok Monday morning. However, Argyle Street and Shanghai Street are now open to traffic. Photo: AFP

    Tensions rise as police remove barricades

    Oct 13, 2014 11:53am
    Tensions rose again on Monday as some protesters tried to hold occupied areas in Admiralty and Mong Kok after police removed roadblocks and crowd control barriers. Protesters in Wan Chai district’s Arsenal street, urged their peers...
  • Tents are shown outside the Next Media building in Tsueng Kwan O. At right, protesters hold a rally outside Jimmy Lai's home.Photos: Apple Daily

    Anti-occupiers block entrances to Apple Daily building

    Oct 13, 2014 11:04am
    A group of protesters have been blocking vehicle entrances to the offices of Apple Daily, the flagship of media tycoon Jimmy Lai, a key figure in the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement. They have been occupying the...
  • Leung Chun-ying answers questions during a TVB interview in one of his rare public appearances since the protests began. Photo:

    CY Leung: Resignation never crossed my mind

    Oct 13, 2014 10:10am
    Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he never thought of quitting his job and there is no chance the demands of pro-democracy protesters would be met, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday. The protest, now in...
  • Hong Kong has to face the challenges and reinvent itself.

    Crossroads postscript: In case you missed anything

    - Oct 11, 2014 3:29pm
    This series touched a nerve in Hong Kong and elsewhere, creating a lively forum for issues ranging from the democracy movement and governance to social concerns such as air pollution and poverty, as well as infrastructure and...
  • Police ring protesters in Civic Square. A student group says it will talk to other protesters to scale back their action if the government reopens the square. Photo: Internet

    Students will swap street occupation for Civic Square reopening

    - Oct 10, 2014 6:57pm
    A group of student activists said they will talk to fellow protesters about scaling back their occupation of Hong Kong roads if the government agrees to reopen Civic Square in Tamar Park, ground zero of the...
  • Leung Chai-yan has made several controversial remarks on social media. Photo: Facebook

    Leung daughter threatens to sue foreign media over online posts

    - Oct 10, 2014 6:18pm
    Leung Chai-yan, the daughter of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, has threatened to take legal action against a number of foreign news publications for “defamatory articles” on her controversial remarks. “Unless you removed your defamatory...
  • A women's toilet is well stocked with all kinds of amenities. Signs remind users they can protest and keep the toilet clean at the same time. Photo:, Facebook, Mingpao

    Toilets spick and span at Occupy sites

    Oct 10, 2014 5:36pm
    Going to the toilet around the areas occupied by protesters may be a daunting business because they may be dirty, never mind the long queues. Not so, apparently. The toilets used by the protesters are spick...
  • As the Occupy campaign approaches its third week, many of the participants are feeling exhausted and the goal seems so far away. Photo: HKEJ

    Prepare for a protracted fight for democracy

    - Oct 10, 2014 5:26pm
    Hong Kong’s campaign for democracy has entered a crucial stage. The students, who are at the forefront of this campaign, should brace themselves for a protracted fight as the community starts yearning for a return to normal...
  • Australian newspapers follow through on story about payout to CY Leung. Photo:Fairfax Media

    Leung lawyer tried to stop ‘secret payments’ article

    - Oct 10, 2014 4:49pm
    A lawyer for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying had tried to prevent a newspaper article alleging that Hong Kong’s top official received secret payments from an Australian engineering firm from being published, Next Media magazine reported Friday. The lawyer...
  • An Australian media report on how Leung Chun-ying got millions in secret fees. The man behind the breaking news is John Garnaut, Fairfax Media's Asia Pacific editor. Photo:, Apple Daily

    CY Leung, Bo Xilai and the Aussie China hand reporter

    Oct 10, 2014 4:12pm
    Leung Chun-ying may not have seen this coming. Having risen to Hong Kong’s highest office as chief executive, he is about to fall heavily. Just like Bo Xilai, once a rising political star in mainland China...
  • Police stand behind a haze of tear gas. The sudden order to withdraw after a chaotic dispersal operation damaged police morale. Photo: AFP

    Cops blame superiors for chaotic protest response

    Oct 10, 2014 2:16pm
    Hong Kong police are under fire from junior officers for last week’s chaotic operation in which tear gas and pepper spray were used on unarmed student protesters, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. The failure is being blamed...
  • Some participants have dropped out of the Wine & Dine Festival because of security concerns. Photo:

    Street protests force relocation, rescheduling of tourism events

    Oct 10, 2014 1:25pm
    Two of the five tourism-related events scheduled to be held in Central this month have been rescheduled or moved to another venue due to the ongoing street protests, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. The four-day Wine &...
  • Leung Chun-ying has denied any impropriety in a US$7 million contract with UGL. Nonetheless, some lawmakers say they will begin impeachment proceedings against him. Photo: AFP

    Leung faces tax probe over HK$50 mln Australian payments

    Oct 10, 2014 12:27pm
    A government prosecutor has been appointed to investigate allegations Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying did not pay tax on about HK$50 million in consultancy fees from an Australian company, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday....