22 April 2019

Hong Kong

  • 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...
  • It's not clear where the speed racer ended up after leaving a motorcycle cop in the dust. Photo: Youtube

    Cop bites dust in high-speed chase, gets shamed on YouTube

    May 20, 2014 9:58am
    Guess who spotted who in a high-speed police chase? A Hong Kong motorcyclist opened up enough distance from a pursuing motorcycle cop he was able to shoot a video of the officer’s heroic but ultimately unsuccessful...
  • Data suggests a mismatch between demand and supply in the labor market. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong labor shortage seen at 117,000 in 2022

    May 20, 2014 9:53am
    Hong Kong is forecast to experience a shortage of 117,000 workers in 2022, up from an expected deficit of 14,000 in 2018, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday, citing a study by the Labor and Welfare Bureau....
  • Environmental groups are accusing Hong Kong authorities of not doing enough to protect the areas near country parks. Photo:

    Environmentalists slam HK decision on country park enclaves

    May 20, 2014 9:26am
    Hong Kong authorities have decided that five country park enclaves, including Ma On Shan’s Mao Ping which was ranked sixth in a government ecological value survey in 2004, would not be incorporated into country parks, Ming...
  • Scammers are targeting users of mobile game apps. Photo: Bloomberg

    Online game credit scam on the rise

    May 19, 2014 3:13pm
    A young woman has been swindled out of HK$40,000 in online game credit coupons, Apple Daily reported Monday. She was among several victims of an online scam targeting users of social media mobile apps. Hong Kong...
  • Student leader Joshua Wong says his life is an open book. Photo: HKEJ

    Student leader Joshua Wong stalked during Taiwan visit

    - May 19, 2014 1:38pm
    Mainland authorities are apparently very concerned about the Occupy Central movement, which is pushing for public nomination of the candidates to Hong Kong’s chief executive election in 2017. And Joshua Wong Chi-fung, of the student group...
  • Ocean Park attendants try to save this dolphin in Hong Kong's first reported live stranding of the endangered animal. Photo: Ocean Park

    Rescuers fail to save beached dolphin

    May 19, 2014 11:48am
    A male dolphin found in Tung Wan beach in Hong Kong’s New Territories has died after being moved to Ocean Park, 44 kilometers away. It was the first case of live stranding of the endangered animal...
  • Participants in Sunday's march for heterosexual marriage refrained from openly attacking same-sex. marriage. Photo: HKEJ

    Marriage activists walk fine line in protest march

    May 19, 2014 11:42am
    Proponents of heterosexual marriage walked a fine line when they staged a protest march in Hong Kong Sunday. While declaring what they stood for in banners emblazoned with their advocacy, they refrained from openly attacking same-sex...
  • MTR Corp. should stop construction on a rail station site to give way to conservation work, according to some participants in yesterday's public forum. Photo: Bloomberg

    Railway and relics: Can Hong Kong have it both ways?

    May 19, 2014 10:41am
    Song Dynasty relics unearthed near the planned To Kwa Wan station in Hong Kong’s Shatin-Central rail link have again come up for public discussion and opinions are as far apart as they have been. In a...
  • Camels are believed to be the hosts of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus. Photo: NPR

    Hong Kong expert warns public as US reports MERS cases

    May 19, 2014 10:19am
    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus similar to the Severe Acute Respitaroty Syndrome, has spread to the United States where there are now three reported cases. Ho Pak Leung,...
  • The discovery triggered calls for inspections of public facilities and a crackdown on spy camera sales. Photo:

    Who’s watching? Hidden camera found in women’s toilet

    May 19, 2014 9:59am
    Women are wary about using Hong Kong’s public toilets and changing rooms after a clothes hanger found in a railway station toilet turned out to be a hidden camera. The discovery triggered calls from legislator Elizabeth...
  • One can of fruit tested by Hong Kong Baptist University was still safe to eat seven years after the best before date. Photo: HKEJ

    Shelf life goes on long after ‘best before date’ expires

    May 19, 2014 9:30am
    Some food, especially canned products, is still good enough to eat well after the “best before date” on the packaging expires, Apple Daily reported Monday, citing the results of a Hong Kong Baptist University study. Researchers...
  • Dogs can be made into fashion plates but never something to be eaten. Photo: AFP

    Dog meat recipe publisher faces legal bite

    May 19, 2014 8:53am
    Hong Kong dog lovers are up in arms against the publisher of a cookbook that features dog meat. Celebrities Publishing Co. could face a lawsuit after netizens accused it of poor taste, the Hong Kong Economic...
  • A proposed pay rise for junior civil servants, dismissed by a union representative as too little, could hurt staff morale. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK civil servants may get up to 5.96% pay rise this year

    - May 16, 2014 6:50pm
    Hong Kong civil servants may receive up to 5.96 percent in salary increases this year, according to a pay trend survey report released Friday. Government workers in the lower and middle salary bands have been offered...
  • The probe into the MTRC cross-border rail fiasco will look into systemic deficiencies but not pinpoint responsibility. Photo: Bloomberg

    Justice Hartman to lead rail link delay probe

    - May 16, 2014 5:13pm
    The Hong Kong government on Friday appointed a top judge to head a three-member expert panel to look into the delayed Hong Kong-Guangzhou high-speed rail project. It was another move to ease public anger over the...

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