28 January 2020

Hong Kong

  • Newly appointed auxiliary bishops Joseph Ha, Michael Yeung and Stephen Lee said they will neither stop nor encourage Catholic Church members from participating in civil disobedience activities. Picture:

    Catholic Church neutral on ‘Occupy Central’

    Jul 14, 2014 1:04pm
    Hong Kong’s Catholic Church will neither stop nor encourage its members to participate in civil disobedience activities, Father Michael Yeung Ming-cheung told Ming Pao Daily over the weekend. However, the Church will be ready to offer...
  • Internet authors suffer from widespread online piracy but a lucky few manage to get their works into copyrighted print versions. Photo: Xinhua

    Internet authors aren’t too happy in Hong Kong

    Jul 14, 2014 12:53pm
    Internet authors are complaining about the lack of a supportive intellectual property protection regime in Hong Kong and the immaturity of the local market, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Monday. The Hong Kong market is...
  • Of the 78,401 students sitting the Diploma of Secondary Education's Chinese test this year, 33,300 have met the minimum score for university entry. Photo: Ta Kung Pao

    Chinese a bigger hurdle for HKDSE test takers

    Jul 14, 2014 12:36pm
    Nearly half of the students who sat Hong Kong high school graduation exams this year can rule out going to university in the city because they fell short of a minimum score in Chinese, Apple Daily...
  • Lok Ma Chau Loop was originally a part of Shenzhen, but it is now located within the Hong Kong border. Photo: GovHK

    HK, Shenzhen locked in territorial dispute over Lok Ma Chau Loop

    Jul 14, 2014 12:12pm
    Hong Kong and Shenzhen are locked in a land ownership dispute over Lok Ma Chau Loop that may affect plans to develop it into a research center for higher education technology. The loop, originally a part...
  • An unidentified protester comes in for online derision after slipping up in a TV interview. Photo: YouTube, TVB

    Loose lips sink credibility of HKFTU protester

    Jul 14, 2014 12:05pm
    A slip of the tongue brought one woman in for online ridicule Sunday when she confused television viewers about which side the Occupy Central line she stood on. The unidentified woman told a TVB reporter that...
  • Bar Association chairman Paul Shieh (L) has urged Hong Kong's Chief Secretary Carrie Lam (R) not to reject any proposals regarding the election process for the city's top post offhand. Photos: HKEJ

    Barristers warn against summary rejection of CE poll proposals

    - Jul 11, 2014 6:20pm
    If the Hong Kong government rejects any proposal regarding the candidate selection for the chief executive election without offering proper explanation, it would constitute an “irresponsible” act, the Hong Kong Bar Association said. Although the government has taken...
  • University of Chicago's Booth School of Business campus. The school opened a 21-month EMBA program in Hong Kong last month. Photo: Chicago Booth

    Chicago business school opens HK$1.17 million EMBA program in HK

    - Jul 11, 2014 3:45pm
    University of Chicago’s business school is now offering one of the most expensive Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programs in Hong Kong after relocating its Asian campus from Singapore to the city. Last month, the...
  • Anson Chan and Martin Lee meet US Vice President Joe Biden in April. Photo: HKEJ

    Anson Chan, Martin Lee to visit Britain

    Jul 11, 2014 2:56pm
    Former chief secretary Anson Chan and Democratic Party founder Martin Lee will fly to Britain Saturday to convey the Hong Kong public’s desire for genuine universal suffrage, after a similar trip to the United States and Canada in...
  • Hong Kong people feel let down by Britain’s failure to take a stronger stand on political reforms in the city. Photo: HKEJ

    Will Britain go beyond platitudes on Hong Kong?

    - Jul 11, 2014 2:46pm
    Many Hong Kong people harbor nostalgic feelings about British colonial rule and deem the former masters as having served the city well before handing over the reins to the Chinese 17 years ago. There was a...
  • Leung Kwok-hung sparks a debate on dress code; Priscilla Leung (left) hits 'flirtatious' comment; Regina Ip (second from right) looks summery; netizens prefer another model. Photos: HKEJ, Headline Daily

    Women can wear shorts, not men

    - Jul 11, 2014 2:27pm
    Short hair, short trousers. It makes sense, or does it? Fresh from his short vacation in prison, Leung Kwok-hung has again managed to annoy some of his colleagues — this time even without yelling an angry...
  • Washing your hands after toilet use is best and cheapest way to prevent infection. Photo: WoodleyWonderWorks/Flickr

    Do you wash your hands after using the toilet?

    Jul 11, 2014 1:55pm
    Most people will deny they sometimes don’t wash their hands after using the toilet. They always do — when other people are in the toilet and will know if they don’t. But here’s the lowdown: an...
  • Hong Kong public will get a chance to see rock specimens formed during volcanic eruptions millions of years ago.

    Hong Kong’s new attraction: A volcano discovery center

    Jul 11, 2014 1:06pm
    Nature and geography lovers in Hong Kong will soon have a new attraction. Authorities will open a “volcano discovery center” to the public from July 16, as part of a Geopark in the Sai Kung district....
  • Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, with Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam, is set to unveil the results of government consultations on political reform on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

    Political reform process to kick off Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2014 12:40pm
    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will submit a proposal to the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Tuesday to reform the chief executive election in 2017, as the first of a five-stage political reform for Hong Kong, according...
  • Green groups say the environment evaluation report underestimates the level of air pollution to be created by the operation of a third runway. Photo: AFP

    Airport authority said to urge staff to support third runway

    Jul 11, 2014 9:59am
    The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) was said to have mobilized its more than 1,200 employees to send letters to the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to assert that the planned third runway will not harm the environment,...
  • Hong Kong's tourism chiefs say fears about Occupy Central could eat into hotel room rates. Photo: Xinhua

    Occupy Central to dampen HK tourism, HKTB says

    Jul 11, 2014 9:51am
    Fears of violence from the Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign will deter visitors from coming to Hong Kong, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday, citing Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman Peter Lam Kin-ngok. The campaign is expected...
  • On the release of a biannual British government report on Hong Kong, British Foreign Secretary William Hague says Hong Kong's constitutional structure should be respected. Photo: AFP

    Britain urges respect for HK constitutional structure

    Jul 11, 2014 8:57am
    Hong Kong’s unique constitutional structure works well and should continue to be respected and seen to be respected, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday, citing a biannual British government report. In the 23-page report on Hong Kong’s...
  • Hong Kong's Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has expressed concern about the rising workload of police amid growing political protests in the city. Photo: HKEJ

    Lam discusses police preparedness, workload after protests

    - Jul 10, 2014 7:06pm
    Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Thursday met representatives of disciplined services and civil service staff unions to discuss a wide range of topics, RTHK reported. The issues discussed include Occupy Central, filibustering,...
  • Hong Kong is the most expensive city in Asia, and the third most costly worldwide, for expats to live in, according to Mercer's annual survey. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong most expensive city in Asia for expats: Survey

    Jul 10, 2014 5:35pm
    Hong Kong has surpassed Singapore to rank as the most expensive city for expatriates in Asia this year, according to Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living Survey. Four out of the top 10 expensive cities worldwide were...
  • Archbishop Paul Kwong insists people should not march on the streets even if they want to fight for social and political issues. Photos: HKEJ, TVB

    Archbishop Kwong owes July 1 marchers an apology

    - Jul 10, 2014 4:12pm
    The controversy raised by Archbishop Paul Kwong in his remarks on the July 1 march should offer the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the local Anglican Church, an opportunity to reflect on what its stand should be...
  • Pro-democracy protesters occupy a street in Hong Kong's Central district at dawn on July 2 after an overnight vigil. Business and financial bodies have mixed views on the movement. Photo: Reuters

    Top firms feel the heat of Occupy Central

    - Jul 10, 2014 2:59pm
    Leading financial institutions, business chambers and companies are feeling the heat of the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong as full-scale blockade actions look increasingly imminent following the night-time action at Chater Road at the end...