20 July 2019

Hong Kong

  • Macau Conscience rallies 7,500 protesters outside the legislative building to demand the government scrap a retirement perks bill for officials. Photo: Macau Conscience Facebook page

    First the perks bill, now the Macau small-circle election

    - Jun 9, 2014 11:26am
    Macau surprised many in Hong Kong last month when a record 20,000 people in the usually quiet city took to the streets to protest against a retirement perks bill that promised lavish post-work benefits for top...
  • Jasper Tsang believes the decision to allow a sit-in protest at Hong Kong's Legco building on June 6 was correct. Photos: nowTV, HKEJ

    Legco president defends decision to allow sit-in protest

    Jun 9, 2014 10:18am
    Jasper Tsang, president of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (Legco), has defended a decision to allow a sit-in protest at the ground floor of the Legco building last Friday. Tsang said on Sunday that he was among the group...
  • Airport service providers desperate for ground support staff are hiring people with no experience. Photo: CNA

    Hong Kong airport facing worsening services manpower shortage

    Jun 9, 2014 9:18am
    Hong Kong airport is facing a serious manpower shortage in certain key services even as more capacity is being added, Singtao Daily reported Monday. About 100 positions have yet to be filled at Worldwide Flight Services...
  • In this file picture, Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor is shrouded in smog. Sunday's pollution was the worst since a new index was launched in late 2013. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong chokes on worst air pollution since key index

    Jun 9, 2014 8:21am
    Hong Kong’s air quality was the worst in more than six months Sunday, Apple Daily reported, citing data from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) website. The Air Quality Health Index showed serious pollution levels in all but...
  • Rafael Hui withdrew more money from a bank account than he earned in 2007, according to prosecutors. Photo: HKEJ

    Hui enjoyed lifestyle beyond his means, prosecutor says

    - Jun 6, 2014 6:50pm
    Hong Kong’s former chief secretary could not afford a lavish lifestyle without financial support from two property tycoons, his co-defendants in a corruption trial, government broadcaster RTHK reported Friday, citing prosecutors. Rafael Hui, 66, made HK$4.6...
  • The Ma Wan Residents Museum originally housed a school for local children. Photo: Fong Yuen Study Hall website

    Learning from Ma Wan: An architectural romance

    Jun 6, 2014 3:17pm
    Hong Kong-based Manfred Yuen is an architect with a social agenda and his latest work reflects this kind of communal affection. Yuen proudly describes the transformation of the former Fong Yuen Study Hall in Ma Wan as a...
  • The public will have two months to have a say on the proposals for the Kai Tak site. Photos: Kai Tak Fantasy website

    Kai Tak ideas contest down to final four

    Jun 6, 2014 1:55pm
    Four urban planning schemes have been shortlisted for public feedback in a HK$1 million (US$129,000) competition for ideas to turn part of Hong Kong’s former airport into an entertainment and tourism hub, the Hong Kong Economic Journal...
  • The parade of characters is one of Hong Kong Disneyland's chief attractions. It's best experienced in gorgeous weather. Photo: Wahaha on Facebook

    Why it rarely rains on a Disney parade

    Jun 6, 2014 1:24pm
    Wingo Chong is a rainmaker for Hong Kong Disneyland. He helps ensure the success of one of its biggest attractions — the parade of characters. Figuratively speaking, that is. Because Chong, in fact, is probably the...
  • 18/F Flat C, the long-running socially inspired radio program, took to the stage last year. Photo: Commercial Radio

    Ho legacy lives on in outspoken radio program

    Jun 6, 2014 12:26pm
    Tributes continued to pour in Friday for George Ho, founder of Commercial Radio Hong Kong, who left a legacy of hard-hitting social commentary and trend-setting programs. Former broadcasting chief Cheung Man-yee said Ho was not afraid...
  • Cardinal Joseph Zen will embark on a 7-day walking tour to encourage Hong Kong people to participate in the June 22 civil referendum. Photo: Bloomberg

    Cardinal Zen plans walking tour to promote June civil referendum

    - Jun 6, 2014 12:10pm
    Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former Bishop of Hong Kong, will tour the city on foot for a week later this month to encourage people to participate in a civil referendum being conducted by the Occupy Central...
  • More than a dozen drivers will compete in the HK MSC Drift Challenge in November. Photo: MSC Hong Kong

    Revheads, start your engines for the HK Drift Challenge

    Jun 6, 2014 12:05pm
    Organizers of a sporting event in November hope crowds will get the drift and put a local motor challenge in the same international popularity league as the city’s marathon and the Hong Kong Sevens.  The Motor...
  • Hong Kong's retail and hospitality sectors will be hurt by any cut in the quota on mainland visitors, observers warn. Photo: Xinhua

    Curbs on mainland visitors will mean economic costs: Gregory So

    - Jun 6, 2014 11:29am
    Hong Kong’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So Kam-leung, has called on the public to consider the potential consequences of any reduction in the number of mainland travelers that are allowed to visit the...
  • Rafael Hui took bribes to be the eyes and ears of the Kwok brothers, according to prosecutors. Photo: HKEJ

    Perry: Hui bribed millions to be Kwoks’ eyes and ears

    Jun 6, 2014 11:11am
    Former chief secretary Rafael Hui received millions in four secret payments in exchange for being the “eyes and ears” of business tycoons Thomas and Raymond Kwok, his co-accused in Hong Kong’s biggest corruption trial, prosecutors said...
  • Police officers cordon off a crime scene where an 18-month-old girl was killed. Photo: Commercial Radio

    Infant’s death moves veteran policeman to tears

    Jun 6, 2014 10:26am
    A police officer with more than a quarter of a century of murder investigations under his belt described weeping at the crime scene of an 18-month-old girl allegedly killed by her mother at a Sham Shui...
  • Hong Kong's first 3D museum will open in July. Photo: Ta Kung Pao

    Experience Hong Kong in a 3D museum

    - Jun 6, 2014 10:24am
    Hong Kong is many things to many people but starting July, people will experience it differently, or more precisely, in 3D. Hong Kong’s first 3D museum will feature its iconic buildings, streets and cityscape, according to...
  • Premiums for insurance for high-worth shipments such as gold are generally no more than 10 percent of the cargo's value. Photo: Bloomberg

    Trader conned in golden opportunity

    Jun 6, 2014 10:16am
    Thieves have perpetrated a trick of reverse alchemy on a mainland trader, turning what was to be a shipment of almost a metric ton of gold into iron bars. Apple Daily reported Friday that the 43-year-old...
  • The Hong Kong Police Force says arrests for illegal soccer gambling have fallen but the amount wagered has risen. Photo: HKEJ

    Police team up to tackle illegal soccer bet surge

    Jun 6, 2014 9:36am
    With just a week to go until the World Cup in Brazil, the Hong Kong Police Force has announced a crackdown on illegal soccer gambling in the city, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. The police said...
  • Parents of new ESF students will have to pay a non-refundable levy from next year. Photo: ESF

    ESF to impose non-refundable levy on new students

    Jun 6, 2014 8:49am
    Families of new students at English Schools Foundation schools will have to pay a non-refundable levy of up to HK$38,000 (US$4,900) per student from August next year, Apple Daily reported Friday.  The levy, earmarked for school...
  • Former chief secretary Rafael Hui is accused of taking HK$8.5 million from Sun Hung Kai Properties' Thomas and Raymond Kwok four days before his appointment. Photo: Bloomberg.

    Prosecutor: Hui took millions days before appointment

    - Jun 5, 2014 6:10pm
    Former chief secretary Rafael Hui received a secret payment of HK$8.5 million (US$1.1 million) from two business tycoons shortly before he became Hong Kong’s No. 2 man, the High Court heard Thursday. Prosecutor David Perry QC...
  • Commercial Radio owns the building that houses its headquarters. It could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to sources. Photo: HKEJ

    Radio daze: Ho passing clouds station’s future

    - Jun 5, 2014 4:25pm
    What now Commercial Radio? Hong Kong’s most outspoken radio station could face an uncertain future with the death of its founder. George Ho, who died Wednesday aged 95 after battling cancer, founded Commercial Radio in 1959 and kept...

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