Date
28 January 2020

Hong Kong

  • Archbishop Paul Kwong says he is sorry for the trouble caused by comments he made in a sermon. Photo: HKSKH

    Church leader apologizes for July 1 sermon fallout

    Jul 16, 2014 10:14am
    Hong Kong’s Anglican archbishop has apologized to parishioners for the disturbance and concerns raised by his comments on the “herd mentality” of marchers in the July 1 protest. Archbishop Paul Kwong, who is also a member...
  • Price is no indication of performance when it comes to anti-wrinkle creams, according to the Consumer Council. Photo: baidu.com

    Tests find no smooth link between wrinkle cream price, effect

    Jul 16, 2014 9:19am
    Price is no sign of effectiveness when it comes to anti-wrinkle creams, according to Hong Kong’s Consumer Council. The council said tests on 11 anti-wrinkle creams on the market resulted in similar effects on users even...
  • Legislator Joseph Lee Kok-long says the government report did not include the fact that 510,000 people marched on the streets for true democracy on July 1. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam explains that the protest took place after the consultation ended on May

    Govt report ignores referendum, July 1 march, lawmakers say

    - Jul 15, 2014 7:12pm
    Pan-democratic lawmakers slammed the government for “intentionally” playing down public demand for public nomination of the chief executive candidates in its report on electoral reform, RTHK reported on Tuesday. The report submitted by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam...
  • Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, flanked by Secretary of Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung (right) and Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen, announces the results of the first round of public consultation on polit

    Mainstream opinion supports nomination committee, govt says

    - Jul 15, 2014 6:15pm
    The power to select the chief executive is only vested in a nominating committee and such power must not be undermined or bypassed, the Hong Kong government said, citing the “mainstream opinion” of the public. The...
  • Many top mainland high school students still look to Hong Kong for tertiary education.Photo: Xinhua

    HK universities still appeal to top mainland students

    Jul 15, 2014 2:47pm
    Mainland fervor for studying in Hong Kong may have cooled compared with a few years ago but the city’s universities are still attractive to some top students across the border, mainly due to its mix of...
  • In all, 6,759 day school students, scored a 3 in English but 2 or below in Chinese in this year's university entrance exams. Photo: HKEJ

    Students stumble at Chinese language barrier

    Jul 15, 2014 2:46pm
    Chinese proved to be a stumbling block for many students taking this year’s Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams, with 10.6 percent making the English grade while failing to meet minimum university entry requirements for Chinese. Chinese...
  • Questions about their political preferences proved tougher for the DSE topnotchers than the actual written exams. Photo: HKEJ

    DSE top scorers should not sit for Occupy Central questions

    - Jul 15, 2014 2:23pm
    Hong Kong’s Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exams may be a breeze, but the oral test afterwards was a lot more challenging. A dozen top scorers were subjected to a battery of questions by local journalists who sought...
  • The Kong Hong Kong Jockey Club is the only authorized entity in the city to conduct betting on football matches. Photo: AP

    HK$150 mln betting slips seized, 160 arrested in World Cup raids

    Jul 15, 2014 2:13pm
    Hong Kong police seized HK$150 million (US$19.35 million) of betting slips and arrested over 160 people in a campaign against illegal soccer bookmaking during the just concluded World Cup, Ming Pao Daily reported on Tuesday. During...
  • Pan-democratic leaders Anson Chan and Martin Lee with Minister Hugo Swire (center) of the British Foreign Office. Photo: Hong Kong 2020

    Chan, Lee meet British official on HK political issues

    Jul 15, 2014 2:08pm
    Pan-democratic leaders Anson Chan and Martin Lee met with a senior official of the British Foreign Office in London on Monday, apprising him of the latest political developments in Hong Kong. In their meeting with Minister...
  • Priscilla Leung says Hong Kong's liberal studies classes have prompted students to develop a negative image about China. Photo: HKEJ

    Will schools again become a political battleground?

    - Jul 15, 2014 1:58pm
    Is Liberal Studies, a mandatory subject in secondary school curriculums, fueling the anti-China feelings that many of Hong Kong’s youth harbor nowadays? Is the education system partly to blame for the resentment toward Beijing? These are...
  • Students of Christian Zheng Sheng College have earned the respect and admiration of the community. Photo: HKEJ

    Zheng Sheng celebrates as graduates enter college

    Jul 15, 2014 12:52pm
    Christian Zheng Sheng College, a private school focusing on reforming students with drug addiction and other problems through its life education program, has seen several of its students admitted to local universities for the first time in...
  • Allan Zeman said goodbye to Ocean Park last month, but now he's back again as an adviser. Photo: HKEJ

    Zeman to take on new Ocean Park role

    - Jul 15, 2014 12:27pm
    Ocean Park has appointed Allan Zeman as an honorary adviser to the group overseeing work on the attraction’s new water world, just two weeks after he stepped down as the park’s chairman. During his three-year advisory...
  • The result of the referendum organized by Occupy Central group last month is included in a report that will be submitted by the Hong Kong government to Beijing on electoral reform proposals. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy Central to act if Beijing rejects electoral reform

    - Jul 15, 2014 11:51am
    Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, one of the organizers of the Occupy Central movement, said the group can hold another civil referendum to let people vote on electoral reform proposals put forward by the Hong Kong government and...
  • Major General Tan Benhong (right) will take over from Lieutenant General Wang Xiaojun (left) as head of the PLA's Hong Kong Garrison. Photo: chinanews.com

    Hainan military chief to command PLA HK Garrison

    Jul 15, 2014 10:19am
    President and Central Military Commission chairman Xi Jinping has appointed Major General Tan Benhong as the new commander of the People’s Liberation Army Garrison in Hong Kong, Xinhua reported Monday. Tan, who has headed the military in Hainan...
  • A group of Anglican youth are planning to hold a prayer meeting Saturday to counter controversial remarks by Archbishop Paul Kwong. Photo: Facebook

    Church youth to hold prayer meeting over Kwong controversy

    Jul 15, 2014 9:16am
    A group of Anglican youth will hold a prayer meeting Saturday to counter controversial remarks by Archbishop Paul Kwong describing those who took to the street on July 1 as having a herd mentality, Apple Daily...
  • Scholarism co-founder Joshua Wong Chi-fung and spokesperson Agnes Chow Ting got good marks in the DSE examinations. Photos: HKEJ

    I’ll continue my studies in Hong Kong, says Joshua Wong

    - Jul 14, 2014 6:19pm
    Joshua Wong Chi-fung, co-founder of the group Scholarism, said he wishes to continue his studies in Hong Kong after receiving his Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) examination results. Wong said he achieved level 4 in Chinese...
  • John Tsang (inset) has referred to the song "For What It’s Worth", performed by Buffalo Springfield in 1967, amid the current civil protests in Hong Kong. Photos: Youtube, HKEJ

    John Tsang is a hippie at heart

    Jul 14, 2014 3:21pm
    Forget the accusation that John Tsang Chun-wah likes to stay in the dark rather than engage with reporters. The Hong Kong finance chief, it now seems clear, cannot help but be a hippie at heart. In his...
  • Bookstores can always blame the titles for not selling well, giving them a reason to return them to their publishers after only a brief period of exposure. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong publishers avoid stepping on sensitive Beijing toes

    - Jul 14, 2014 2:38pm
    Local publishers are facing another type of censorship as several politically sensitive titles such as those criticizing the Hong Kong and central governments were taken off the shelves of bookstores owned by the Chinese government. The...
  • British filmmaker Matthew Torne (inset) hopes at least 100,000 people will join the Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign. Photos: Apple Daily, IMDb

    Occupy Central key to HK democratic reform, filmmaker says

    - Jul 14, 2014 1:25pm
    British filmmaker Matthew Torne, who is making another documentary about Hong Kong, said massive turnouts for the Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign is the only way to force Beijing to negotiate with the Hong Kong people...
  • law Society president Ambrose Lam is calling on the council to criticize the Bar Association's stand on the 2017 chief executive election. Photo: HKEJ

    Rebuff to Law Society president’s call to slam barristers

    Jul 14, 2014 1:18pm
    Some Law Society council members have rejected a call by president Ambrose Lam to endorse a letter condemning the Bar Association’s position on public nomination for the 2017 chief executive election, Apple Daily reported Monday. The...