16 September 2019

Hong Kong

  • Jimmy Lai (left) came in for questioning from Holden Chow (far right) over the former's recent meeting with ex-US deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz. Photo: RTHK

    Jimmy Lai wards off criticism over Wolfowitz meeting

    Jun 23, 2014 11:48am
    Next Media (00282.HK) chairman Jimmy Lai, a supporter of the pro-democracy Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong, came in for some grilling at a forum on Sunday over his meeting last month with former US deputy defense...
  • Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui steps back into the public eye at a temple after recovering from gout. Photo: Radio Macau

    A footnote on Macau CE Fernando Chui

    - Jun 23, 2014 11:04am
    Politicians can find themselves out on a limb thanks to a bad case of foot-in-mouth disease but for former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa the physical extremity was one of the sources of ill health...
  • There is speculation that Gregory So is holding talks with Beijing over a planned cut in the quota on mainland visitors to Hong Kong. Photo: HKEJ

    HK official visits Beijing for possible talks on visitor quota

    Jun 23, 2014 10:05am
    A senior Hong Kong official made a sudden trip to Beijing on Sunday amid speculation that he could be holding discussions with Beijing over a potential cut in the quota for mainland visitors to Hong Kong...
  • Xin Xin has died of suspected renal failure. Kai Kai, the other half of the giant panda couple given to Macau to celebrate the 10th year of its handover to China, is healthy and active, according to park officials. Photo: Xinhua

    Macau mourns handover panda Xin Xin

    Jun 23, 2014 8:57am
    Xin Xin, the female half of a giant panda couple given to Macau by mainland China to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 1999 handover, has died, Sing Tao Daily reported Monday. She was five years...
  • Voting underway at a poll station during an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong. Photo: HKEJ

    Over 700,000 vote in HK civil referendum on electoral reforms

    Jun 23, 2014 8:48am
    The mock referendum organized by the Occupy Central Movement saw 48,000 people casting votes at the 15 polling stations on Sunday, the first day of physical voting, Ming Pao News reported Monday. Along with online voting,...
  • In this file picture, people vote in a June 5 exercise to select three proposals to be included in the mock referendum on electoral reform that began Friday. Photo: HKEJ

    China: Hong Kong referendum illegal, unconstitutional

    - Jun 20, 2014 6:01pm
    China said Hong Kong’s civil referendum on electoral reform is illegal and unconstitutional, state news agency Xinhua reported Friday, citing an official spokesman. The central government issued the warning as more than 180,000 people voted as...
  • A green group wants the Hong Kong Jockey Club to preserve the habitat of a shrimp species on the site of a proposed golf academy. Photo: facebook

    Jockey Club in the rough over golf course shrimp

    Jun 20, 2014 4:37pm
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has come under fire for overlooking the rarity of an endangered shrimp species on the site of its proposed Kau Sai Chau Golf Academy, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported Friday....
  • It is feared that construction work on the third runway may affect 70 percent of the dolphin population living in the northern Lantau area. Photo: HKDCS

    Dolphin lovers start signature drive against third runway

    Jun 20, 2014 4:30pm
    An environmentalist group is hoping to gather at least 10,000 signatures from the public to pursue its campaign against the construction of a third runway in the city, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported on Friday. The...
  • Security is tightened at the Legislative Council for a meeting on a controversial development in the New Territories. Photo: HKEJ

    Legco tightens security for NT project meeting

    Jun 20, 2014 4:23pm
    The Legislative Council has ramped up security to ward off protests and violence over the budget allocation meeting Friday afternoon for a proposed development in the northeastern New Territories, Sky Post reported Friday. The public demonstration...
  • Facebook's half-hour outage comes within days of cyberattacks on Apple Daily and an online voting platform. Photo: Bloomberg

    Crash II: When Facebook went dark in the city that never sleeps

    - Jun 20, 2014 3:45pm
    “Let me tell you the difference between Facebook and everybody else: WE DON’T CRASH EVER!” So screams the site’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, in “The Social Network”, the semi-fictionalized account of the company’s creation. But Zuckerberg’s baby was...
  • Pro-independence activist Billy Chiu (center) was given a two-week jail term, suspended for one year, for breaking into the People's Liberation Army barracks in Admiralty last year. Photo: HKEJ

    Young leaders taking over opposition mantle

    - Jun 20, 2014 3:36pm
    Amid the growing clamor for political reform in Hong Kong, authorities are casting a wary eye on the youth leaders in the opposition camp, who appear to be more militant than their senior allies. In both attitude...
  • Curiosity and peer pressure are some of the main factors that push women to smoke. Photo: Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health

    Health experts worried as number of female smokers surges

    Jun 20, 2014 2:40pm
    A surge in the number of female smokers in Hong Kong has prompted warnings on the health risks they face, including premature birth and ectopic pregnancy, Sky Post reported on Friday. Lisa Lau, chairperson of the Hong...
  • Angel Ho (third from right) takes time out last year to volunteer her services in Sierra Leone. Photo: Angel Ho/MSF

    HK woman engineers hospital mission in Afghanistan

    Jun 20, 2014 2:39pm
    Afghanistan is not on the top of everyone’s destinations but for 27-year-old University of Hong Kong engineering graduate Angel Ho it was a natural place to volunteer her skills. After a stint in Sierra Leone last year, Ho,...
  • Ready, get set, and there they go to the romantic capitals of Europe and Africa to tie the knot. Photo: Headline Daily

    Backpacking couple say ‘I do’ in the streets of romance

    - Jun 20, 2014 1:13pm
    They put on their wedding attire, grabbed their backpacks, and off they went to a month-long tour of Europe to say “I do” to each other. Annie and Orange, who describe themselves as a post-1980 couple...
  • Beijing says misunderstanding of the 'one country, two systems' and the relationship between Hong Kong's Basic Law and China's constitution must be cleared. Photo: Bloomberg

    False notions on HK’s status must be ‘corrected’: Beijing

    Jun 20, 2014 1:02pm
    China is a unitary state, so it can only have one constitution, two influential state media outlets said in a commentary published on Thursday, taking aim at Hong Kong activists who have a different interpretation of...
  • Lawrence Lok is tearing into China's white paper on Hong Kong, calling unnecessary. Photo: HKEJ

    Heavyweight HK barrister blasts white paper

    Jun 20, 2014 12:48pm
    An influential Hong Kong barrister is calling China’s white paper on Hong Kong redundant and said he will join a protest against it with his lawyer daughter, as well as a mock referendum on electoral reform, Apple...
  • Security site NORSE identifies a surge in internet traffic from China to the United States. Photo: YouTube

    Experts see China hand in Facebook breakdown

    - Jun 20, 2014 11:09am
    Computer experts suspect that a half-hour breakdown in Facebook’s services Thursday afternoon was caused by a large-scale hacker attack launched from China. But although Facebook appeared to be under attack the real target may have been...
  • Jimmy Lai insists it was just a gathering of friends. Photo: Apple Daily

    Jimmy Lai: I won’t ask for help from US who has long betrayed us

    Jun 20, 2014 10:40am
    Outspoken newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai said he has never thought America will help Hong Kong because it has long betrayed the city, Apple Daily reported on Friday. Lai, chairman of Next Media (00282.HK) which publishes the newspaper, was reported...
  • Benny Tai (middle) says a back-up system is in place to ensure smooth voting in the mock referendum on electoral reforms in Hong Kong. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy Central beefs up voting system for mock referendum

    Jun 20, 2014 8:59am
    The team behind the PopVote system, which will be used to support online and mobile voting in the June 22 mock referendum in Hong Kong, is confident that the system will work smoothly, said Benny Tai,...
  • Hong Kong has created millionaires at a world-beating rate over the last five years. Photo: Reuters

    Bejing stimulus sends HK to top of wealth survey

    - Jun 20, 2014 8:31am
    The number of US-dollar millionaires is growing faster in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday, citing the World Wealth Report released by RBC Wealth Management and Capgemini. The...