17 August 2019

Hong Kong

  • Former justice minister Elsie Leung dismisses suggestions the PLA could be called in to quell Occupy Central. Photo: HKEJ

    Elsie Leung fears violent end to Occupy Central

    Jun 16, 2014 9:24am
    Former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie said she fears the Occupy Central will end in violence, just like the scuffles at the Legislative Council building Friday over a development in the New Territories, Ming Pao Daily reported...
  • Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun gets out the vote for the Occupy Central "referendum" as debate rages in the city over universal suffrage. Photo: HKEJ

    CE 2017 survey: Vote first, fine-tune nomination later

    Jun 16, 2014 9:09am
    More than half of all Hongkongers think universal suffrage is worth supporting for the 2017 chief executive election even if the nomination process less than ideal, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday, citing a Lingnan University survey....
  • The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is seeing how well the city's banks stand up to disruptions in Central. Photo: Blommberg

    HKMA puts banks to Occupy Central stress test

    - Jun 16, 2014 8:28am
    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority put 55 retail banks and international financial institutions to the test in a weekend emergency drill to check contingency plans ahead of the Occupy Central movement’s June 22 “vote”, the Hong...
  • Around 70 people are said to have been injured as a high-speed ferry from Hong Kong hit a breakwater near Macau pier. Photo: RTHK

    HK-Macau turbojet crashes into breakwater, 70 injured

    - Jun 13, 2014 7:05pm
    A high-speed turbo jet ferry carrying 220 passengers and 13 crew members from Hong Kong crashed into a breakwater in Macau on Friday, injuring around 70 people, RTHK reported. The injured included 59 Hong Kong residents....
  • Married men in Hong Kong generally feel less happy than their spouses, according to a survey. Photo: HKEJ

    Husbands generally feel less happy than wives in HK

    - Jun 13, 2014 7:04pm
    Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday. For most men, it should be a very happy day as their families and kids make them very special and proud. Now, what about the other days? Is the...
  • Hong Kong's future: Too early to teach them patriotism? Photo: Bloomberg

    Starting ‘em young on the path to patriotism

    - Jun 13, 2014 3:46pm
    A seemingly harmless, if well-intentioned, move by the education bureau to include the study of the Basic Law in the curriculum of primary school students is likely to raise the same controversy as the government’s shelved...
  • Bobo Yip, Wong Yeung-tat and Dickson Cheung (from left to right) were arrested by the Hong Kong police following a June 6 protest at the Legislative Council. Photo: nowTV

    Activists cry foul as 3 arrested ahead of key Legco panel meet

    Jun 13, 2014 2:24pm
    Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested three people who were said to have been involved in scuffles at the Legislative Council (Legco) building in Admiralty during a protest last Friday, Apple Daily reported. During the protest...
  • Scholarism's Wong Chi-fung (center) denies being offered a conditional place at Chinese University. Photo: HKEJ

    Who will give Joshua Wong a ticket to university?

    - Jun 13, 2014 1:31pm
    Intellect is much more than academic — just ask Chief Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung who suggested that his popularity is much lower than that of his predecessor because Cambridge law graduate Wong Yan-lung is much smarter. Alas, though,...
  • The North Sea Jazz Festival will come to Hong Kong in November on its debut Asia tour. Photo:

    North Sea Jazz Festival set to delight Hong Kong audiences

    Jun 13, 2014 1:31pm
    The North Sea Jazz Festival, one of the biggest international music events, is coming to Hong Kong for the first time this November, as the first stop of its debut tour to Asia. The Hong Kong...
  • Hong Kong's white dolphin population has been decimated by excessive encroachment into their habitat. Photo: Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society

    Green groups lining up to block HK third runway plan

    - Jun 13, 2014 11:48am
    Hong Kong is yet to release an environmental impact assessment of a proposed third airport runway but already, green groups are lining up to oppose the plan, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday. The plan...
  • Some companies are allowing employees to come in late during the World Cup season. Photo: Xinhua

    Flexible hours during World Cup: Some firms show the green card

    Jun 13, 2014 11:22am
    Some Hong Kong firms have allowed flexible hours for staff during the World Cup season, as most of the games are telecast live at wee hours in the morning local time, Ming Pao Daily News reported...
  • Johannes Chan compares judges to company directors, saying the latter have a responsibility to protect minority shareholders but don't have to love the company itself. Photo: HKEJ

    Academic: Patriotism test will harm HK judicial independence

    Jun 13, 2014 11:19am
    Putting Hong Kong judges and judicial officials to the patriotism test could compromise their independence and undermine their ability to uphold the public interest, a top academic said Friday.  Johannes Chan, dean of the faculty of...
  • At 75, Batman's next mission is to cast a shadow over Causeway Bay from June 20. Photo: Warner Bros.

    Caped Crusader comes to Causeway Bay

    - Jun 13, 2014 11:09am
    Times Square will become a corner of Gotham City for a month as comic book superhero Batman watches over the streets from the top of the square’s bell tower. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the superhero,...
  • Hong Kong is dusting off plans to connect the airports of Hong Kong and Shenzhen with an express rail link. Photo: Bloomberg

    Wheels rolling again on HK-Shenzhen airport link

    Jun 13, 2014 10:53am
    A Hong Kong plan to revive a shelved rail project joining airports in the city and Shenzhen has sparked claims that it could be a “white elephant”, delivering little return on investment and only benefiting Shenzhen’s...
  • Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong marks disrespect for the “One Country, Two Systems” principle, says Cardinal Zen. Photo: Apple Daily

    Hong Kong people must stand up for their rights: Cardinal Zen

    - Jun 13, 2014 10:21am
    Hong Kong people must stand up for their rights and shouldn’t bow to pressure tactics from Beijing, Cardinal Joseph Zen said, slamming China’s recent white paper on Hong Kong policy. The city’s former bishop, known for his...
  • Charles Li is rooting for Brazil to win a sixth World Cup title. Photo: HKEJ, Xinhua

    Li and Lo: World Cup night owls indulge their passion

    - Jun 13, 2014 9:56am
    Other than markets and margins, there are pressing things on the mind of Charles Li these days. The World Cup, for instance. Li is a self-confessed football fanatic. He is giving whatever time he can spare...
  • In this file picture, a poster serves as a backdrop in a Hong Kong protest against a proposed mandatory curriculum on Chinese patriotism. Photo: AFP

    Hong Kong pupils to study Basic Law and one country, two systems

    Jun 13, 2014 9:22am
    Hong Kong’s education authorities are requiring primary schools to enhance students’ understanding of the Basic Law and the “one country, two systems” principle. Also, they want the curriculum to promote nationalism, Ming Pao Daily News reported...
  • A think tank says Hong Hong should shift from a multiple-entry scheme for mainland tourists to a policy that limits the number of days a passholder is allowed to stay. Photo: HKEJ

    Mainland tourist cut impact seen short-lived

    - Jun 13, 2014 8:15am
    Hong Kong may see its gross domestic product growth more than halved to 1.4 percent this year if mainland tourist arrivals are slashed by 20 percent, but the impact is expected to be short-lived, the Hong...
  • Rita Fan says Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong is no cause for worry. Photo: HKEJ

    China’s comments on national interests reasonable: Rita Fan

    - Jun 12, 2014 7:13pm
    Political heavyweights in Hong Kong, including former Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, have voiced support for Beijing’s controversial white paper on “one country two systems”, RTHK reported Thursday. The white paper, released by the...
  • Hong Kong shopping malls are catching World Cup fever but just how many fans will have the time and interest to watch the matches? Photo: East Point City

    World Cup and the sound of more than one fan napping

    - Jun 12, 2014 4:41pm
    You say goal, I say lights out. All eyes will be on 20th FIFA World Cup tomorrow. But wait, that’s more than a bit too much of an exaggeration. Just how many eyes will actually be...

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