28 January 2020

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong businessman Yam Tak-cheung (right) and ASUSTeK co-founder Wayne Hsieh jointly acquired Forbes Media. Photo: forbes,,

    Meet Yam Tak-cheung, the new Forbes owner

    - Jul 21, 2014 3:54pm
    One can gain insight into the character of the new owner of Forbes Media just by reading the name of his company: Integrated Whale Media Investments. The consortium, formed by Hong Kong businessman Yam Tak-cheung and...
  • The Snowden saga was a clear reminder that Hong Kong is a key hub for global espionage wars. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

    Cold facts about an espionage capital

    - Jul 21, 2014 3:07pm
    The third installment of the Hong Kong crime-thriller movie Overheard has been a blockbuster, with box-office receipts topping HK$500 million. Espionage has always been a popular theme among local film-makers. Even in the real world, a...
  • Police suggest passengers avoid putting valuables in overhead compartments during flights. Photo: Bloomberg

    ‘Airplane rats’ extend range on HK flights

    Jul 21, 2014 2:36pm
    “Airplane rats” are now in it for the long haul, extending their range from short flights from Hong Kong to routes between the city and the Middle East, Apple Daily reported Monday. According to Hong Kong...
  • Joseph Yam has plenty of ideas about protecting Hong Kong's status as a prime financial hub. Photo: HKEJ

    Just a few musings about Joseph Yam

    - Jul 21, 2014 2:35pm
    It is not often that a man gifts another male a self-made art piece in a show of friendship. And it’s even rarer that both publicly recommend each other for the top job in the city....
  • Former chief secretary Henry Tang says the government should communicate more with the public, particularly over the closing of Civic Square. Photo: HKEJ

    Open up about the Civic Square wall, Henry Tang tells Leung

    Jul 21, 2014 1:39pm
    Former chief secretary Henry Tang has criticized the government for its sudden decision to fence off its headquarters, saying it will erode public faith in the government. The government announced last week that it will block...
  • HKU's new law dean Michael Hor Yew Meng said Occupy Central is fighting for democracy and universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Photo: Ming Pao Daily

    Occupy Central will not undermine rule of law: HKU law dean

    - Jul 21, 2014 12:51pm
    Michael Hor Yew Meng, the new dean of the University of Hong Kong’s faculty of law, said Occupy Central will not undermine Hong Kong’s rule of law as it does not advocate any violation of the law,...
  • The West Kowloon terminus in a state of non-construction typical the delayed high-speed rail project. The latest flap in the fiasco is a 'mistranslation' of an independent panel report. Photo: HKEJ

    Lost in translation: MTR sorry for new high-speed rail flap

    Jul 21, 2014 10:26am
    It wasn’t lack of manpower. There were enough people to do the job but there was just too little to go around. As if the convoluted saga of the much delayed MTR high-speed rail project wasn’t...
  • Joseph Yam (L) and with former Hong Kong chief secretary Henry Tang (R) during a book launch function on Sunday. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy Central may bring unintended consequences, Yam warns

    - Jul 21, 2014 10:03am
    Central authorities could step up efforts to promote Shanghai and other places on the mainland as alternative financial hubs if the Occupy Central protests dent Beijing’s confidence in Hong Kong as a prime economic gateway, said...
  • A growing number of people are getting their news from the internet. Photo: AFP

    Electronic newspapers beat free sheets as preferred news source

    Jul 18, 2014 5:32pm
    Electronic newspapers have overtaken free sheets as the preferred source of news of Hong Kong people, according to a study on news-reading habits in the city. The study, conducted by the Hong Kong Research Association, polled...
  • Civic Square, a popular protest site during Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration, is off-limits to the public. Photo: HKEJ

    Civic Square and CY’s mental block to opposition

    - Jul 18, 2014 2:41pm
    The barricades are going up in “Civic Square” and the shutters coming down on opposition public opinion. The Hong Kong government said it will cordon off the square, a popular protest site outside the Central Government...
  • Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong was involved in a a signature drive against the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement, according to a report. Photo: HKEJ

    Liaison Office said to solicit anti-Occupy Central signatures

    Jul 18, 2014 1:36pm
    The central government’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong is said to have asked mainland students who are applying to study in the city to fill out a form expressing their disapproval of the Occupy Central Movement,...
  • A survey has shown that 64% of Hong Kong mothers feel restrictions are necessary on baby food ads. Photo: HKEJ

    Most HK mothers support curbs on infant formula commercials

    Jul 18, 2014 12:57pm
    A survey conducted by Hong Kong’s health department has indicated that more than half the mothers in the city support curbs on advertisements that promote sales of infant formula, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. In the...
  • Most companies in the Pearl River delta blame rising wages for their decision to cut investment. Photo: Bloomberg

    Survey: Three in 10 PRD companies to cut investment

    - Jul 18, 2014 12:32pm
    About 30 percent of companies in the Pearl River delta are planning to cut investment in the next three years, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday, citing an industry survey. A number of manufacturers blame...
  • Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai (left) and members of the Democratic Party have agreed to take the matter to the people if a revised government proposal on electoral reform falls short of expectations. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy Central seeks last-ditch talks on poll reform

    Jul 18, 2014 12:30pm
    Occupy Central has requested a meeting with Hong Kong government representatives to discuss its political reform proposal before a final decision is made by the central government in Beijing. Sociology professor Chan Kin-man, a leader of...
  • Frederick Ma is pushing back against claims the independent report on the high-speed rail fiasco is inadequate. Photo: HKEJ

    Panel finds Walder had poor judgment in rail fiasco

    Jul 18, 2014 12:04pm
    MTR Corp. chief executive Jay Walder and former projects director Chew Tai-chong did not conceal delays in the cross-border high-speed rail project but exercised poor judgment in not reporting them to the board of directors in a timely manner,...
  • Liberal Party lawmaker James Tien says public nomination of chief executive candidates would equate to independence. Photo: HKEJ

    Liberal Party: public nomination = HK independence

    Jul 18, 2014 11:38am
    Liberal Party lawmaker James Tien has hit back at suggestions the public should nominate and vote for chief executive candidates, saying such a system would be no different from independence, Metro Daily reported Friday. Tien made...
  • Pro-Beijing legislators Paul Tse and Priscilla Leung are expected to be appointed vice presidents of the Independent Police Complaints Council. Photo: HKEJ

    Pan-democrats worry over pro-Beijing appointments at IPCC

    Jul 18, 2014 11:38am
    Pro-Beijing legislators Priscilla Leung Mei-fun and Paul Tse Wai-chun are expected to be appointed vice presidents of the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC), fueling worries in the pan-democratic camp that they will no longer have a...
  • Ozone levels are on the rise in Hong Kong despite lower concentrations of other pollutants. Photo: Bloomberg

    Bridge a gateway to lower HK air quality, green group says

    - Jul 18, 2014 11:36am
    The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge could be an express route to worsening air pollution for Hong Kong as the link opens the door to mainland vehicles with lower emissions controls, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday, citing...
  • The UKiset has been accepted by 200 private high schools in Britain, including the prestigious boarding school Eton College in Berkshire. Photo:

    UK high schools adopt single entry test for students

    Jul 18, 2014 11:22am
    Hong Kong students no longer need to take a separate test for each high school in Britain where they are applying for entry: just one will do. The United Kingdom Independent Schools’ Entry Test (UKiset) will...
  • Koo Ming-kown (left) says he was misled when he made a HK$20 million donation to Pui Ching Primary School, his alma mater. Photo:,

    Pui Ching Primary alumnus wants return of HK$20 mln gift

    Jul 18, 2014 9:51am
    Nam Tai Electronics chairman Koo Ming-kown is demanding the return of a HK$20 million (US$2.58 million) gift to Pui Ching Primary School, saying he was misled into making the donation, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. Koo...