23 October 2019

Hong Kong

  • Leung Chun-ying returned from his holiday a day ahead of schedule amid the controversy over the cross-border rail project. Photo: AFP

    CY Leung cuts short holiday amid rail link saga

    - May 5, 2014 4:05pm
    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has ended his vacation and returned to Hong Kong Monday morning, a day ahead of schedule, according to a statement posted on the government website. Leung had left for a holiday since...
  • 'Occupy Central' organizers hold a mock voting exercise ahead of a planned civil referendum on the nomination methods for Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election. Photo: HKEJ

    Mock voting shows big support for public nomination for CE poll

    May 5, 2014 2:34pm
    Organizers of the “Occupy Central Movement” civil disobedience campaign scheduled for July have staged a mock voting exercise on Sunday, in rehearsal for a civil referendum to be held on June 22 to illustrate Hong Kong...
  • The group planning to refurbish the Yan Kwong Lutheran Church in Ma On Shan wants it reflect the tenacity of the miners who lived in the area. Photo: Evangelical Lutheran Church Of Hong Kong website

    Lutherans seek new life for Ma On Shan miners’ church

    May 5, 2014 12:47pm
    A religious group has applied to have the Yan Kwong Lutheran Church at the Ma On Shan mining village in the New Territories listed as a Grade III historic building, Apple Daily reported Monday. Grade III...
  • Chief Secretary Carrie Lam is asking for some leeway on the universal suffrage issue, but is she addressing her appeal to the pan-democrats or to Beijing? Photo: HKEJ

    Who’s blocking the road to Hong Kong democracy?

    - May 5, 2014 12:23pm
    Is she calling on pan-democratic legislators not to oppose the government’s universal suffrage blueprint for the 2017 chief executive election? Or is she actually asking Beijing for more leeway in the electoral arrangements to make them...
  • MTR Corp's CEO Jay Walder is drawing criticism over a delayed high-speed rail project. Photo: HKEJ

    MTR chief Walder faces blame for high-speed rail project delay

    May 5, 2014 12:18pm
    MTR Corporation’s (00066.HK) chief executive Jay Walder has come under fire over issues related the delay in the construction of the Hong Kong section of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou Express Rail Link. As the person in charge of...
  • Some Shenzhen and Zhuhai travel agents are reportedly helping mainland travelers exploit a loophole in transit arrangements to visit Hong Kong and Macau. Photo: Reuters

    Report exposes transit travel loophole to HK

    May 5, 2014 12:03pm
    Some Shenzhen and Zhuhai travel agencies are helping mainlanders exploit a loophole in Hong Kong and Macau transit rules by getting counterfeit visas and air tickets to enter the special administrative regions, China Central Television reported...
  • Fake rice (left) vs genuine product (right) after cooking tests. Photo: Apple Daily

    Low-grade rice said to be sold under guise of Thai brand

    May 5, 2014 11:34am
    Some people living in Hong Kong’s Shau Kei Wan area have discovered that they were being sold sub-standard rice under the name of Thai brand Golden Phoenix, Apple Daily reported Monday.  “A van comes to Yiu...
  • Fanny Law will become chairwoman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp. in June. Photo: HKEJ

    CY Leung supporter to chair science & tech park corp

    May 5, 2014 11:09am
    Executive Council member Fanny Law will take over from Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp. chairman Nicholas Brooke when Brooke’s term finishes at the end of June, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported Monday. The corporation manages...
  • Bigger-than-bite-size giant grouper will chomp on humans if there is no other prey. Photo:

    Beware alien invasion of the deep on Buddha’s Birthday

    May 5, 2014 10:52am
    They’re feral, finned, and if particularly peckish happy to snack on a passing human. Apple Daily reported Monday that a 90-minute survey of Sai Kung waters last week by the Eco-Education and Resources Center and Green Power...
  • A few minutes of thrill would cost at least US$100,000. Photo: XCOR Aerospace

    Enjoy a few minutes of space travel thrill for US$100,000

    May 5, 2014 10:19am
    The Netherlands-based Space Expedition Corp. (SXC) is offering a chance of a lifetime for mainland Chinese to experience the ultimate in travel and adventure for a “bargain price” of US$100,000. The firm acts as the sales...
  • Hong Kong police use pepper spray to control protesters amid a controversial rail project. Photo: youtube

    Authorities face flak over old geology report on MTR project

    May 5, 2014 8:56am
    Hong Kong authorities and the local railway operator, MTR Corporation, are facing heat for alleged failure to take heed of an old government report that had pointed to difficult geological conditions in a section of a...
  • Malvern College will reserve 90 percent of its places for non-local students in the first phase. Photo: Malvern college website

    Malvern College in bid to open HK primary school in 2018

    May 5, 2014 8:52am
    Following the footsteps of Harrow International School, top British boarding school Malvern College is bidding for a site in Tai Po, hoping to launch a primary section in the 2018 academic year, Ming Pao Daily reported...
  • The last shot of Titin Ratnawati before she was hit by a wave in Tai Tau Chau, Shek O.
Photo: Apple Daily

    Indonesian maid dies after swept off rocks in Shek O

    May 5, 2014 7:24am
    An Indonesian woman who had worked in Hong Kong for more than seven years was swept off rocks while posing for photographs with two friends on Shek O’s Tai Tau Chau Sunday, the first death at the...
  • Journalist Lo Fu has died in Hong Kong Friday aged 93. Photo: RTHK

    Veteran journalist Lo Fu dies at 93

    May 2, 2014 6:19pm
    Veteran journalist Lo Fu, who headed the former New Evening Post, died at his Hong Kong home Friday morning, RTHK reported. He was 93. Lo was born in Guilin in 1921 and moved to Hong Kong...
  • Benny Tai unveils plans to press the pan-democrats'  demand for universal suffrage in the 2017 Chief Executive election. Photo: Facebook

    Occupy Central to fire opening salvo on May 6

    May 2, 2014 5:13pm
    “Occupy Central” will fire its opening salvo with coordinated mass actions in five districts of Hong Kong next Tuesday, RTHK News reported Friday, citing Benny Tai Yiu-ting, one of the organizers of the protest movement. The organizers,...
  • Thomas Chan of Hong Kong Polytechnic University says the city's high-end service sectors will benefit from faster communications networks in China.

    HK high-end services seen benefiting from China telecom upgrade

    - May 2, 2014 2:57pm
    Hong Kong’s high-end service industries, such as legal and accounting services, will be able to serve their clients better in the coming years as China upgrades its communications networks with 4G and 5G technologies, according to...
  • Park Stickney will be performing along with 60 school children in a Hong Kong concert. Photo: Youtube

    Jazz harp legend Park Stickney has a date with Hong Kong

    May 2, 2014 1:52pm
    Park Stickney, a world-class harpist famous for combining classical and jazz works and delivering electrifying music on stage, is set to delight Hong Kong music lovers with a concert in the city next week. The iconic...
  • Anson Chan says she can't keep silent while Beijing tries to take away Hong Kong's core values. Photo: Bloomberg

    Anson Chan defends trip to N America, says the world should know

    May 2, 2014 12:35pm
    Former chief secretary Anson Chan said the world should know about what is happening in Hong Kong as she defended her recent trip to North America with fellow democratic leader Martin Lee, Ming Pao Daily reported...
  • A proposal to turn a shopping arcade into a high-end brand outlet has drawn the ire of people living in Hong Kong's South Horizons. Photo: Legislator Kenneth Chan Ka-lok's Facebook page

    We don’t need no Prada outlet, say these HK residents

    May 2, 2014 12:26pm
    Over 1,000 residents of the South Horizons housing complex in Hong Kong’s Ape Lei Chau took to the streets on May 1 to protest a plan to turn a local shopping arcade, which now mainly sells...
  • Skateboarders try to make the best of a bad situation rink. Some say the skating rink is sandy. Source: Facebook

    Tseung Kwan O park: Better as a potato field?

    May 2, 2014 11:38am
    For all the hype, not to mention a hefty price tag, the Tseung Kwan O Town Park does not impress a lot of people.  The park, touted as the government’s billion-dollar answer to complaints that the...