28 January 2020

Hong Kong

  • Former Wall Street high-flyer Jordan Belfort says even the best salesmen must have a system. Also, it's important they don't lose sight of the vision. Photos: HKEJ, AFP

    Wall Street ‘wolf’: Say yes to yourself every morning

    - Jul 24, 2014 11:46am
    Everyone is a salesman because everybody has to sell their point of view.  Having said that, former Wall Street trader Jordan Belfort said even the most skillful pitch maker must have a system. Belfort shared his...
  • Only 53 percent of the examinees passed the English writing proficiency test, but that's better than last year's 45 percent. Photos: SNSD facebook, internet

    Only half of candidates for teaching posts pass English exams

    Jul 24, 2014 10:59am
    Only half of the candidates for teaching posts passed the writing and speaking portions of this year’s English language proficiency examination, the Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) said in a report published on Wednesday. Still, this year’s...
  • Legislators James To and Claudia Mo and former lawmaker Tanya Chan (Inset, clockwise) have denied claims that they received donations from Jimmy Lai. Photos: AFP, HKEJ

    Lawmakers deny receipt of donations from Jimmy Lai

    Jul 24, 2014 10:07am
    Legislators James To and Claudia Mo and former lawmaker Tanya Chan have categorically denied that they received donations of HK$500,000 (US$ 64,510) each from Next Media boss Jimmy Lai, after the latter revealed such donations in...
  • Emily Lau (in yellow) and other democrats have urged Chief Secretary Carrie Lam (inset) to arrange meetings with central government officials to discuss Hong Kong political reform proposals. Photo: HKEJ

    Pan-democrats seek meetings with central govt officials

    Jul 24, 2014 9:16am
    Eighteen members of Hong Kong’s democratic camp met the city’s chief secretary Carrie Lam on Wednesday and urged her to set up meetings with central government officials before the National People’s Congress makes a decision on...
  • Graciously hear us: Democrats seek a dialogue with National People's Congress boss Zhang Dejiang. Photos: HKEJ, Xinhua

    Beijing should talk directly with pan-democrats

    - Jul 23, 2014 2:21pm
    Beijing officials should sit down and talk directly with the pan-democrats. That’s the only way to know each other’s bottom line on political reform. That’s the only way to arrive at the best solution that is...
  • Pearl Kong Chen had popularized many traditional Cantonese dishes and exotic food items, including snake soup  Photos: HKEJ, Baidu

    Cantonese cuisine legend Pearl Kong Chen dies at 88

    Jul 23, 2014 2:00pm
    Pearl Kong Chen, a legend in the world of Cantonese cuisine, passed away in Hong Kong on Monday at the age of 88, Apple Daily reported Wednesday. Kong is the granddaughter of Guangzhou gastronome “Jiang Taishi”, whose...
  • Many parents start their children young on the dance school routine. That means a lot of money for dance school operators. Photo:

    Selling pointes: Stay in step with a dance school debut

    - Jul 23, 2014 1:41pm
    Baseball player Satchel Paige once said, “Work like you don’t need the money. Dance like nobody’s watching.” If you rearrange the words to say “Make money like you’re dancing”, you get closer to the idea of...
  • Albert Ho says any election model for Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive vote must meet international standards. Photo: HKEJ

    Beijing eyes more democratic election committee

    Jul 23, 2014 9:30am
    China may allow a certain number of seats on the chief executive election committee to be returned by the public, Apple Daily reported Wednesday. The concession is in return for support from pan-democrats for Beijing’s political...
  • Women make up more than half of the workforce in Hong Kong but occupy just under 30 percent of senior management positions, according to a Community Business survey. Photo: Bloomberg, HKEJ

    It’s still a long way to the top for HK women executives

    - Jul 23, 2014 9:08am
    Women are making up more of the workforce in Hong Kong but few are moving up the career ladder, according to a report on gender diversity by not-for-profit group Community Business. The group found that on...
  • Pro-Beijing newspapers are criticizing Jimmy Lai for supporting democrats but they're not saying a word about DAB, which is backed by pro-Beijing businessmen. Photo: HKEJ,

    Lai, leaks and HK’s proxy political war

    - Jul 22, 2014 2:57pm
    Ding! Ding! And the bell has sounded on a new smear campaign by the pro-Beijing camp against the pan-democrats. The latest target is Next Media chairman Jimmy Lai over his support for the opposition camp and alleged links...
  • Leaked documents reveal Jimmy Lai's taste for the finer things in life, including wine and art. Photo: HKEJ

    Jimmy Lai and his two lieutenants

    - Jul 22, 2014 2:13pm
    Media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying is back in the spotlight as some confidential information stored on the computer of a close associate mysteriously found its way to newspaper offices late Monday. The documents, said to have...
  • China is said to be keen to meet people from various sectors to discuss the proposals for the Hong Kong 2017 chief executive election. Photo: Bloomberg

    Central officials said to be willing to meet moderate democrats

    Jul 22, 2014 12:41pm
    Central authorities in Beijing are said to be willing to meet moderate democrats in Hong Kong through various channels to solicit their support for the 2017 chief executive election proposals, Ming Pao Daily News reported Tuesday....
  • Veteran editor Zuo Fang says it's difficult to predict when China will have full press freedom. Photo: China Daily

    Press freedom a long haul in China: Zuo Fang

    Jul 22, 2014 12:15pm
    Press freedom in China is a very long journey and it is hard to say when it can be achieved, according to Southern Weekly founder Zuo Fang. “I am pessimistic, so I won’t dream of it,”...
  • Claudia Mo's analogy between marriage and political reform did not resonate with Chief Secretary Carrie Lam (left).  Photo: HKEJ

    Lawmaker mocks Carrie Lam’s ‘take it first’ mantra

    Jul 22, 2014 10:45am
    What’s political reform got to do with marriage? A Hong Kong legislator tried to draw an analogy, complete with a placard and a romantic line, but the attempt apparently went over the head of its intended...
  • A label shows an expired date on a Husi Food box. McDonald's says none of its meat comes from the mainland factory. Photo: HKEJ, internet

    HK McDonald’s says products not from stale-meat factory

    Jul 22, 2014 10:36am
    Hong Kong McDonald’s said none of its meat products came from a United States-owned mainland factory at the center of a widening food scandal, Apple Daily reported Tuesday. Chinese broadcaster Dragon TV said Shanghai Husi Food...
  • Tung Chee-hwa' son-in-law Eric Slighton (inset) is said to have been charged with drunken and lewd behavior at the San Francisco airport last week. Photos: Bloomberg,

    Tung Chee-hwa’s son-in-law in embarrassing US airport drama

    Jul 22, 2014 9:23am
    Eric Slighton, the son-in-law of Hong Kong’s former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, was detained inside the San Francisco Airport last Tuesday for public drunkenness and for groping two women by posing as a security agent, Apple...
  • Jimmy Lai (L) has been in touch with Taiwan political activist Shih Ming-teh (R), according to some leaked records. Photos: AFP, Bloomberg

    Jimmy Lai consulted Taiwan activist shih, leaked files show

    Jul 22, 2014 8:50am
    Next Media (00282.HK) chairman Jimmy Lai, an active supporter of pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong, appears to have had some consultations with Shih Ming-teh, one of the most prominent figures in Taiwan’s social movement, according to...
  • Comments from the top should quell rumors about Leung Chun-ying's (right) immediate future but his role in political reform is in doubt. Photo: HKEJ

    Leung’s job safe, but reform role sidelined

    - Jul 21, 2014 5:07pm
    Speculation about an early exit for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying should be quelled, at least for now, with National People’s Congress chairman Zhang Dejiang giving a positive assessment of Leung’s performance at weekend closed door meetings...
  • Professor Johannes Chan (left) of the University of Hong Kong calls for public nomination of the chief executive candidates, a proposal that is likely to be rejected by National People's Congress led by Zhang Dejiang. Photos: Xinhua, HKEJ

    Beijing insists on ‘birdcage democracy’ for HK

    - Jul 21, 2014 4:25pm
    Beijing is sending out signals that it will shut the door to public nomination while insisting on a screening process to make sure all candidates in the 2017 chief executive election are loyal to the ruling Communist Party....
  • Jordan Belfort (left) says today's traders are more deliberate even if there's complete market research to back their calls. Belfort was played by Leonardo Di Caprio in the Hollywood blockbuster The Wolf Of Wall Street. Photos: Reuters, IMDB

    Wall Street ‘wolf’ says traders now more careful, less risky

    Jul 21, 2014 4:09pm
    Today’s crop of traders are more cautious and less prone to risky bets compared with their counterparts in the no-holds-barred 1980s and 1990s, the American high-flyer who inspired the movie The Wolf Of Wall Street said....