28 January 2020

Hong Kong

  • A week-long walking tour by supporters of Hong Kong's civil referendum will rally voters. Photo: HKEJ

    Walk for referendum kicks off Saturday

    Jun 11, 2014 10:40am
    Supporters of Hong Kong’s civil referendum will launch a week-long walk to get people to go out and vote. They include Cardinal Joseph Zen, 82, former legislator Martin Lee, 74, former lawmaker Audrey Eu and Reverend...
  • World Cup fever is sapping interest in work, prompting some new recruits to put off work starts until the finals are over. Photo: Reuters

    World Cup fever puts the boot into job interest

    Jun 11, 2014 10:37am
    There’s just hours to go until kickoff for the FIFA World Cup and employees are already hard at work cutting their duties to make sure they won’t miss out on key matches, the Hong Kong Economic...
  • China's finance ministry is said to have assured that new rules will not prevent Hong Kong accountants from doing audit work in the mainland. Photo: AFP

    China reassures it will keep the gate open for HK auditors

    - Jun 11, 2014 10:20am
    China’s finance ministry has reassured Hong Kong accounting professionals that they are most welcome to join their counterparts in the mainland for auditing jobs in China, according to Raphael Ding, chief executive of the Hong Kong...
  • Where in the world ... Hong Kong families have at least US$100 million of private wealth per 100,000 households, more than their counterparts in any place on earth, according to a survey. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong tops world in pro-rata household millionaires

    Jun 11, 2014 9:10am
    Hong Kong has the most number of millionaire households per 100,000 families, comfortably topping Switzerland and Singapore. A survey by Boston Consulting Group shows 417 Hong Kong families had assets of at least US$100 million last...
  • Football fans could come away several pounds heavier after the World Cup, according to a Hong Kong dietician. Photo: AFP

    Nothing for me, just football please

    Jun 11, 2014 8:41am
    Football, beer and chips. This is the kind of menu that will make World Cup fanatics liable to weight gain, according to a Hong Kong dietician. Throw in noodles and overnight bingeing and you have what...
  • "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung is locked up unlocked. Photos: Apple Daily

    The long and short of ‘hair discrimination’

    Jun 11, 2014 8:37am
    The lawyer for jailed legislator “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung said forcing male prisoners to cut their locks could be a case of discrimination and he might file a judicial review on the issue, Apple Daily reported Wednesday....
  • Former Hong Kong chief secretary Rafael Hui has been accused of improper association with Sun Hung Kai Properties. Photo:HKEJ

    Hui accused of conflict of interest in two SHK-linked projects

    - Jun 10, 2014 7:28pm
    Former Hong Kong chief secretary Rafael Hui has been accused of having huge conflict of interest in relation to two projects linked with Sun Hung Kai Properties, RTHK reported Tuesday, citing the prosecutor. During his term...
  • Chen Xinxin of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences says Beijing's new document is aimed at thwarting distorted interpretations of Hong Kong's Basic Law. Photo: Xinhua

    China aims to nix misinterpretations of Basic Law, academic says

    - Jun 10, 2014 7:11pm
    China has unveiled the white paper on Hong Kong as some people have deliberately misinterpreted the Basic Law, according to Chen Xinxin, a law researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Although those people understand...
  • Civic Party's Alan Leong feels China's white paper on Hong Kong may have been timed to send a message ahead of the June 22 civil referendum in the city. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong lawmaker links China white paper to June 22 vote

    - Jun 10, 2014 6:18pm
    A Hong Kong lawmaker has accused the central government in Beijing of trying to deter voters from participating in a civil referendum this month on electoral reform in the city. Civic Party lawmaker Alan Leong Kah-kit...
  • Civic Party lawmaker Ronny Tong (center) is shown with some members of the pan-democratic camp. Photo: HKEJ

    What have HK pan-democrats done to uphold true democracy?

    - Jun 10, 2014 2:53pm
    A lack of consensus among pan-democrats on Hong Kong’s political reform could boost the chances of Beijing’s preferred roadmap being adopted. Beijing’s proposal would screen candidates for the 2017 chief executive election, a process that could...
  • China has pointed out that Hong Kong's autonomy is not an inherent power, "but one that comes solely from the authorization by the central leadership." Photo: HKEJ

    Beijing offers a reminder on supervision power over HK

    - Jun 10, 2014 2:03pm
    The central government has the power of supervision over the high degree of autonomy enjoyed by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the State Council said in a document released Tuesday.  In a so-called white...
  • Leo Kung, 56, joined Ocean Park in 2003, and was promoted to deputy chairman in 2009. Photos:, Ocean Park

    Leo Kung has big shoes to fill at Ocean Park

    - Jun 10, 2014 1:40pm
    Confucius was his ancestor. His father ran a bank. He once challenged Hong Kong’s most famous banker in politics, but right now, he keeps the clunky title of senior executive vice-president in a friend’s bank. Meet Leo...
  • Jika Media Group claims it can help talented youngsters become members of pop music groups such as Girls' Generation. Photo:,

    ‘Star-maker of Asia’ comes under scrutiny

    Jun 10, 2014 1:23pm
    Youngsters with stars in their eyes are often easy prey for firms claiming to be talent spotters and expert groomers for careers in showbiz.  While there are indeed some genuine star-making enterprises, there are outnumbered by...
  • Eat up your carrots -- they're good for your eyes.

    Globetrotting paper pandas touch down in Hong Kong

    Jun 10, 2014 12:12pm
    It’s panda-monium in Hong Kong with the arrival in the city Monday of French sculptor Paulo Grangeon and 1,600 papier-mâché pandas, one for each living on the planet.  The pack flew in to Hong Kong International Airport from...
  • Emily Lau is citing reliable sources saying Tung Chee-hwa (inset) told Beijing officials universal suffrage is no good for Hong Kong. Photo: HKEJ

    Lau: Tung told Beijing universal suffrage no good for Hong Kong

    Jun 10, 2014 11:58am
    Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa told Beijing officials that electing the next leader by universal suffrage is of no benefit to Hong Kong, government broadcaster RTHK reported, citing Democratic Party leader Emily Lau.   She quoted “reliable...
  • Miss USA Nia Sanchez is no stranger to wearing a crown as she once worked as a Disney Princess in Hong Kong. Photos: Youtube, Instagram

    Hong Kong Disney Princess crowned Miss USA

    Jun 10, 2014 11:32am
    Hong Kong Disneyland has something new to crow about, even if it doesn’t really pertain to the park’s current attractions.  Nia Sanchez, the woman who was crowned Miss USA on Sunday at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, once...
  • Peter Woo warns Hong Kong's youth not to sacrifice their future. Photo: HKEJ

    Peter Woo joins tycoons in condemning Occupy Central

    - Jun 10, 2014 11:14am
    Peter Woo, chairman of Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. (00004.HK), is the latest voice among Hong Kong’s business elite to denounce Occupy Central, saying the “illegal movement” is making an unwise move by resorting to civil disobedience to push...
  • Raymond Kwok was elated by the resignation of then Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa (inset), according to the prosecution, citing a diary entry. Photos: HKEJ, BBC

    Raymond Kwok cheered Tung Chee-hwa resignation

    - Jun 10, 2014 9:31am
    Hong Kong tycoon Raymond Kwok applauded the resignation of then-chief executive Tung Chee-hwa in 2005, according to the prosecution in the corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui. In a diary entry, Kwok, co-chairman of...
  • A Hong Kong court has upheld the conviction of lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung for disorderly conduct during a public forum in 2011. Photo: HKEJ

    ‘Long Hair’ faces jail as conviction upheld after 2011 protest

    - Jun 9, 2014 6:12pm
    Radical lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, commonly known as “Long Hair”, faces a four-week jail sentence as the Hong Kong High Court rejected his appeal against a conviction for criminal damage and disorderly conduct, RTHK reported Monday. Leung,...
  • Mainland scholar Rao Geping has proposed a conservative proposal to nominate the candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election. Photo: HKEJ

    Rao Geping makes the waters muddier on HK electoral reform

    - Jun 9, 2014 5:38pm
    With Hong Kong and Beijing arguing about the definition of real universal suffrage, people are confounded with various technical terms and jargon in relation to the plans for the 2017 chief executive (CE) election. As if...