28 January 2020

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong shopping malls are catching World Cup fever but just how many fans will have the time and interest to watch the matches? Photo: East Point City

    World Cup and the sound of more than one fan napping

    - Jun 12, 2014 4:41pm
    You say goal, I say lights out. All eyes will be on 20th FIFA World Cup tomorrow. But wait, that’s more than a bit too much of an exaggeration. Just how many eyes will actually be...
  • By stating clearly that it holds “comprehensive jurisdiction” over Hong Kong, Beijing is hoping to “correct” what it deems as erroneous thinking about the fundamentals of the “one country, two systems” principle. Photo: AFP

    The betting on Hong Kong is on again

    - Jun 12, 2014 3:54pm
    Seven years ago, Time magazine admitted in its cover story its sister magazine, Fortune, made a mistake in 1995 when it famously predicted the death of Hong Kong. The Fortune story by Louis Kraar wrote: “The...
  • A Hong Kong man is seeking repossession of his pet boar after being cleared of animal cruelty charges. Photos: Flickr,

    ‘Little Tommy’ may finally get to wander in the wild

    Jun 12, 2014 1:52pm
    “Little Tommy” may finally win his freedom after being in the protective custody of the Hong Kong government for more than six months. We’re not talking about any human being here, but rather a wild boar...
  • Housing Authority staff field a flurry of interest in 85 flats in Tai O. Photo: HKEJ

    Tai O HOS flats oversubscribed on first day

    Jun 12, 2014 1:01pm
    More than 100 applications were lodged Wednesday on the first day of submissions for 85 subsidized Home Ownership Scheme flats in Tai O, Sing Tao Daily reported Thursday. Most of the applications were from workers in...
  • Four years ago, the main event in World Cup broadcasting was television. This year the best seat in the house could in front of an app. Photo: Bloomberg

    Having a World Cup ball online

    Jun 12, 2014 12:59pm
    The World Cup is much more than a soccer event. Since the 1970 finals held in Mexico — the focus of the first TV mega broadcast — it’s been a barometer of business trends in the...
  • MTR’s Shatin-Central rail line is falling behind schedule due to archaeological work at the To Kwa Wan station. Photo: HKEJ

    MTR’s Shatin-Central line grapples with delays

    Jun 12, 2014 12:48pm
    MTR Corporation has confirmed that construction work on the Shatin-Central Link (SCL) will be delayed by at least five months due to some archaeological work at the To Kwa Wan station, Hong Kong Economic Times reported...
  • The Chinese characters for the PLA illuminate the organization's headquarters in Central. Photo: HKEJ, Facebook

    PLA puts on light show of armed forces

    Jun 12, 2014 11:41am
    The lights are on that People’s Liberation Army (PLA) headquarters in Admiralty, with an illuminated display on the outside of the building showing the organization’s seven Chinese characters, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday. The PLA said the...
  • Prison searches have uncovered gambling equipment, including homemade playing cards, chess sets and dice made from a few simple materials. Photo: Now TV

    Bread-based gambling staple uncovered in prison searches

    Jun 12, 2014 11:28am
    Take bread, liquid hand soap and water and you have the makings of gambling equipment banned in Hong Kong’s prisons. Correctional Services said the materials were used to make dice found in sweeps of city prisons...
  • Activists allege that the Hong Kong government has taken a soft approach with regard to regulations on milk powder advertisements. Photo: Bloomberg

    Govt under fire over regulatory lapses on milk powder ads

    Jun 12, 2014 11:12am
    Hong Kong’s Food and Health Bureau has come in for criticism for allowing milk powder makers to get away with not disclosing the nutrient composition of their products in advertisements. Although infant formula makers for children...
  • The new policy is expected to boost the number of Hong Kong and Macau students in Taiwan by 10 percent to 20 percent, according to youth group Hok Yau Club. Photo: Bloomberg

    Taiwan eases work policy for HK, Macau graduates

    - Jun 12, 2014 10:22am
    Taiwan is making it easier for Hong Kong and Macau students who graduate from its schools to work on the island. They will be allowed to take up employment right after graduation instead of being required...
  • The Bar Association, headed by chairman Paul Shieh Wing-tai (left), draws on comments by Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen (right) to make its case against the white paper. Photo: HKEJ

    Lawyers make case against white paper

    Jun 12, 2014 10:04am
    The Hong Kong Bar Association has underscored the independence of the city’s judiciary, saying judges and judicial officers are not administrators with a political mission or task, Ming Pao Daily reported. The statement comes a day...
  • Lawmaker Claudia Mo (left) and Gary Fan Kwok-wai said Beijing has distorted the definition of “one country, two systems”. Photo: RTHK

    Protesters burn Beijing’s white paper on ‘one country’

    - Jun 11, 2014 6:51pm
    Protesters burned copies of Beijing’s white paper on “one country, two systems” outside the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong Wednesday, RTHK reported. Protesting groups were members of the Democratic Party and the Association for...
  • The US says its long-standing policy is supportive of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s principle of ‘one country, two systems’ and of the high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong. Photos:, HKEJ

    US urges China to uphold ‘one country, two systems’

    - Jun 11, 2014 6:24pm
    Beijing should uphold the “one country, two systems” principle in Hong Kong, a US government spokesperson said, pointing out that China has benefited greatly from Hong Kong’s institutions and economic expertise. “Few would dispute that Hong...
  • Henderson Land chairman Lee Shau-kee has made clear his displeasure over the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

    Tycoons begin their talk-show on Occupy Central

    - Jun 11, 2014 5:33pm
    Call it a form of corporate social responsibility, or perhaps just another example of government-business collusion. Leading tycoons in Hong Kong have begun to speak up against the Occupy Central movement, echoing Beijing’s line that the protest...
  • A white paper issued by Beijing on Taiwan in 2000 has only helped pro-independence groups on the island.

    China’s white paper on HK: Unlearnt lessons from Taiwan

    - Jun 11, 2014 2:21pm
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That line from Charles Dickens’ 1859 novel “A Tale of Two Cities” can best describe Hong Kong’s current situation as Beijing seeks to tighten...
  • Legco complex will be partially closed to the public Friday. Photo: Legco

    Legco building to step up security after clashes

    - Jun 11, 2014 1:52pm
    The Legislative Council complex will be partially closed to the public Friday after protesters against a controversial new-town project in the northeastern New Territories stormed the building last week. Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing said Tuesday...
  • Zhou Bo, vice director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, will be on hand to thrash out a controversial white paper on Hong Kong. Photo: China Economic Net

    Top Beijing officials to explain white paper

    Jun 11, 2014 12:41pm
    Top officials from Beijing are coming to Hong Kong to explain the details of a controversial white paper that has rattled the public ahead of a civil referendum on electoral reform. They include Zhou Bo, vice...
  • Martin Lee, founding chairman of Hong Kong's Democratic Party, has slammed Beijing's interpretation of the "One Country, Two Systems' policy. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK may have had an exodus if China showed its cards earlier: Lee

    - Jun 11, 2014 11:58am
    Many more people in Hong Kong would have emigrated before 1997, prior to the return of the city to Chinese rule, had they learnt of the central government’s interpretation of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle...
  • Benny Tai says Beijing's white paper could have the opposite effect on Hong Kong people. It could harden their resolve to fight for democracy. Photo: HKEJ

    Tai: Beijing white paper could alienate Hong Kong people

    Jun 11, 2014 11:53am
    Beijing’s warning that it has complete control over Hong Kong under the “one country, two systems” principle will alienate the populace and force moderate democrats into the radical camp. The warning came in an unprecedented white...
  • More than half of the respondents in a teachers union survey scored education chief Eddie Ng zero on the way he has done his job. Photo: HKEJ

    Teachers fail education chief on job performance

    Jun 11, 2014 11:38am
    Hong Kong teachers have given Education Secretary Eddie Ng Hak-kim an F for work performance, Sing Tao Daily reported Wednesday. According to a Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union survey of more than 2,700 kindergarten, middle school,...