17 February 2020

Hong Kong

  • PLA armored cars roll along Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Today Commercial News

    Seen and heard: PLA HK Garrison flexes its muscles

    - Jul 9, 2014 12:04pm
    Occupy Central with Love and Peace, the civil disobedience movement pushing for unfettered public nomination of candidates for the 2017 chief executive election, has gained momentum on the back of the massive July 1 rally. Organizers...
  • Kwun Yam (center), called Goddess of Mercy, has a following among soldiers. Netizens have tried to illustrate the idea of "Gun Jam Bing" in western style.

    New Cantonese dictionary creates buzz. ‘Gun jam bing’, anyone?

    Jul 9, 2014 11:20am
    A new online Cantonese dictionary ‘’, which started public testing last month, has included more than 30,000 words as of now, including some trendy phrases such as “Gun jam bing”. “Gun jam bing” refers to a...
  • Hong Kong police acted with professionalism and great restraint during the July 1 protests, according to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: HKEJ

    HK people’s satisfaction with police hits record low

    Jul 9, 2014 9:58am
    Hong Kong people’s satisfaction with the police has hit its lowest level since the 1997 handover, according to a survey released by the Public Opinion Programme (POP) of the University of Hong Kong. The latest reading of...
  • Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang (left) says political tensions could not just be blamed on a handful of filibustering lawmakers as claimed by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: HKEJ

    The problem isn’t just the filibusters, CY Leung told

    Jul 9, 2014 8:18am
    Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday filibustering at the Legislative Council is down to a handful of lawmakers, insisting there are no problems between the executive and legislative branches of the government, Apple Daily...
  • Paul Kwong, archbishop of the Anglican Church in Hong Kong, has said the July 1 marchers should learn from Jesus Christ, who 'kept silent even when his life was under threat'. Photos: HKEJ, TVB,

    Is the Anglican Church batting for the establishment?

    - Jul 8, 2014 2:46pm
    Should public order and social harmony take precedence over the fight for democratic freedoms?  Dr. Paul Kwong, the archbishop of the Anglican Church in Hong Kong, certainly seems to think so. The religious leader has stirred...
  • Legco president Jasper Tsang (left) is urging DAB members to improve their English. Christoper Chung (right top) and Gary Chan may need to take his advice. Photos: HKEJ

    Legco president urges colleagues to brush up on English

    Jul 8, 2014 1:05pm
    For better communication and to avoid embarrassment, Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has one advice for his esteemed colleagues — brush up on English. The veteran politician knows whereof he speaks: He has presided over hundreds of...
  • More young people in Hong Kong are disillusioned with the government, according to a new survey. Photo: Scholarism Facebook

    Hong Kong youth disaffection with politics growing

    Jul 8, 2014 11:45am
    A growing number of young people in Hong Kong are dissatisfied with the political situation, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Tuesday, citing a survey by the Chinese University. The university’s youth satisfaction index showed a 13...
  • Kwong Siu-hing (right) was so concerned about the influence of an outsider on her Walter Kwok (left) that she backed a plan to oust him as SHKP chairman. Photo: HKEJ

    Matriarch feared lover’s influence on chairman son, court told

    Jul 8, 2014 11:17am
    Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (00016.HK) matriarch Kwong Siu-hing was so concerned about the influence of an outsider on her son, former chairman Walter Kwok, that she backed a board decision to oust him, the Hong Kong...
  • Eight students from the English Schools Foundation top this year's IBD program. Photo: ESF

    Nine ESF, St Paul’s students score full mark at IBD exams

    Jul 8, 2014 11:00am
    Eight students from the English Schools Foundation and one from St. Paul’s Co-educational College have scored the full mark of 45 in this year’s International Baccalaureate Diploma program, local newspapers reported on Tuesday. A total of 1,900...
  • Children are now spending more time on playing mobile games and reading e-books through tablets and other electronic devices. Photo:

    Smartphones blamed for rising incidence of myopia among kids

    Jul 8, 2014 10:52am
    Excessive use of electronic devices such as computer tablets and smartphones has been blamed for the rising incidence of myopia among Hong Kong children, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported Tuesday, citing experts. Children suffering from...
  • Hong Kong police were accused of becoming the local arm of the mainland public security force (right). Photo: HKEJ,

    Activists accuse HK police of being mainland security arm

    Jul 8, 2014 10:14am
    Activists have accused Hong Kong police of becoming the local arm of the mainland public security force after an officers group claimed some protesters deliberately stirred up trouble during the July 1 march, Apple Daily reported...
  • HSBC says the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement “could sour relations with the mainland”, but in an updated version of the report, downplays the impact of the protests. Photos: Bloomberg, HKEJ

    HSBC cuts HK stock market outlook amid Occupy Central fears

    Jul 8, 2014 8:51am
    HSBC has downgraded the prospects of Hong Kong’s stock market amid concerns over the impact of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, Ming Pao Daily reported on Tuesday. The bank suggested that investors cut holdings in...
  • The Democratic Party says it plans to occupy Central as early as this month. Photo: HKEJ

    Democratic Party: A matter of expedience?

    - Jul 7, 2014 4:30pm
    After presenting itself as a moderate voice in the heated debate over electoral reform in Hong Kong, the Democratic Party is changing tack — it now wants a public nomination model with no strings attached. The...
  • Hong Kong plans to open a new shopping and trading facility near the border in a bid to reduce the mainland tourist congestion in the city. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt said to accelerate plans for new border shopping hub

    Jul 7, 2014 4:01pm
    Hong Kong is said to be speeding up plans to build a shopping hub at the border in a bid to alleviate the pressure and inconvenience brought about by a surge in mainland tourists, am730 reported...
  • HKJA chairperson Sham Yee-lan (left photo, middle), says China has stepped up pressure on Hong Kong regarding its political development. 
Photo: HKJA

    Hong Kong press freedom worst in decades, says HKJA

    Jul 7, 2014 3:07pm
    Hong Kong press freedom is at its worst in several decades, with violent attacks, coercion and unfriendly government policy making this year one of its darkest chapters, Apple Daily reported Monday. Since Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying...
  • Chief Executive CY Leung called his wife when she was making a speech last Friday but was rejected. Photo: i-Cable

    It’s CY calling… or what he might have said to his wife

    - Jul 7, 2014 2:06pm
    It has been a personal matter since day one. We know what Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s second daughter said on her Facebook page two weeks ago, and what his wife Regina said on Friday when she...
  • Peter Lam has been appointed to at least four government posts under CY Leung's administration. Photo: HKEJ

    From ex-Tang supporter to trusted CY Leung adviser

    - Jul 7, 2014 12:51pm
    Business magnate Peter Lam, who was once a core supporter of Henry Tang in the chief executive race of 2012, has got the highest number of key government posts in Leung Chun-ying’s administration. Lam has been appointed...
  • Lawmaker Kenneth Leung says the scheme will hardly benefit local practitioners but mainly favor their mainland counterparts. Photo: HKEJ

    Accountants lukewarm to mutual recognition scheme

    - Jul 7, 2014 11:56am
    Hong Kong accountants have voiced apprehension over a proposal by China’s Ministry of Finance for mutual recognition of professional qualifications in the auditing sector, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Monday. The ministry plans to incorporate the...
  • Parents who are very controlling run the risk of limiting their children's social behavior. Photo: WSJ

    Kids accuse controlling parents of affection deficit disorder

    Jul 7, 2014 11:53am
    Many Hong Kong parents are keeping a tight rein on their teen children but are failing to show enough care and affection to them, Metro Daily reported Monday, citing a professor of social work. The comments...
  • Deborah English Kindergarten from Tseung Kwan O won Hong Kong's first general knowledge contest for tiny tots. Photo:

    GK contest overwhelms some kindergarteners

    - Jul 7, 2014 11:50am
    It was a test that proved too much for some kindergarteners in Hong Kong. Bundled on to a stage and forced to answer questions ranging from physics to the World Cup, a few tiny tots burst...