28 January 2020

Hong Kong

  • Rafael Hui took bribes to be the eyes and ears of the Kwok brothers, according to prosecutors. Photo: HKEJ

    Perry: Hui bribed millions to be Kwoks’ eyes and ears

    Jun 6, 2014 11:11am
    Former chief secretary Rafael Hui received millions in four secret payments in exchange for being the “eyes and ears” of business tycoons Thomas and Raymond Kwok, his co-accused in Hong Kong’s biggest corruption trial, prosecutors said...
  • Police officers cordon off a crime scene where an 18-month-old girl was killed. Photo: Commercial Radio

    Infant’s death moves veteran policeman to tears

    Jun 6, 2014 10:26am
    A police officer with more than a quarter of a century of murder investigations under his belt described weeping at the crime scene of an 18-month-old girl allegedly killed by her mother at a Sham Shui...
  • Hong Kong's first 3D museum will open in July. Photo: Ta Kung Pao

    Experience Hong Kong in a 3D museum

    - Jun 6, 2014 10:24am
    Hong Kong is many things to many people but starting July, people will experience it differently, or more precisely, in 3D. Hong Kong’s first 3D museum will feature its iconic buildings, streets and cityscape, according to...
  • Premiums for insurance for high-worth shipments such as gold are generally no more than 10 percent of the cargo's value. Photo: Bloomberg

    Trader conned in golden opportunity

    Jun 6, 2014 10:16am
    Thieves have perpetrated a trick of reverse alchemy on a mainland trader, turning what was to be a shipment of almost a metric ton of gold into iron bars. Apple Daily reported Friday that the 43-year-old...
  • The Hong Kong Police Force says arrests for illegal soccer gambling have fallen but the amount wagered has risen. Photo: HKEJ

    Police team up to tackle illegal soccer bet surge

    Jun 6, 2014 9:36am
    With just a week to go until the World Cup in Brazil, the Hong Kong Police Force has announced a crackdown on illegal soccer gambling in the city, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. The police said...
  • Parents of new ESF students will have to pay a non-refundable levy from next year. Photo: ESF

    ESF to impose non-refundable levy on new students

    Jun 6, 2014 8:49am
    Families of new students at English Schools Foundation schools will have to pay a non-refundable levy of up to HK$38,000 (US$4,900) per student from August next year, Apple Daily reported Friday.  The levy, earmarked for school...
  • Former chief secretary Rafael Hui is accused of taking HK$8.5 million from Sun Hung Kai Properties' Thomas and Raymond Kwok four days before his appointment. Photo: Bloomberg.

    Prosecutor: Hui took millions days before appointment

    - Jun 5, 2014 6:10pm
    Former chief secretary Rafael Hui received a secret payment of HK$8.5 million (US$1.1 million) from two business tycoons shortly before he became Hong Kong’s No. 2 man, the High Court heard Thursday. Prosecutor David Perry QC...
  • Commercial Radio owns the building that houses its headquarters. It could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to sources. Photo: HKEJ

    Radio daze: Ho passing clouds station’s future

    - Jun 5, 2014 4:25pm
    What now Commercial Radio? Hong Kong’s most outspoken radio station could face an uncertain future with the death of its founder. George Ho, who died Wednesday aged 95 after battling cancer, founded Commercial Radio in 1959 and kept...
  • (Left) Leaflet posted on Facebook by a group of parents opposed to BGCA's counseling program for homosexual teenagers. (Right) BGCA's headquarters. 
Photos: Facebook, wikipedia

    Counseling program for gay teens draws controversy

    Jun 5, 2014 1:31pm
    The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BCGA) has been at the center of a controversy recently after it launched a counseling program for homosexual teenagers, Ming Pao Daily News reported Thursday. A group...
  • There is speculation that Allan Zeman may not be reappointed as Ocean Park's chairman. Photo: Bloomberg

    Zeman may not be reappointed Ocean Park chairman

    - Jun 5, 2014 12:44pm
    Ocean Park could see banker Leo Kung step into the chairman’s post after incumbent Allan Zeman’s current term expires at the end of this month, Apple Daily reported Thursday, citing sources. Zeman, who has turned the marine...
  • In the 1960s, George Ho convinced the the colonial government about the need for independence in news production. Photo: Commercial Radio

    Commercial Radio founder George Ho dies at 95

    Jun 5, 2014 11:54am
    Hong Kong media mogul George Ho, founder of Commercial Radio Hong Kong, died Wednesday at the age of 95. Ho died from complications related to organ failure. He had been reported to be suffering from cancer....
  • In this file picture, former Hong Kong No. 2 man Rafael Hui arrives at the High Court. Photo: Xinhua

    Hui, Kwok brothers graft trial gets going again

    - Jun 5, 2014 10:59am
    Government prosecutors are set to begin making their case Thursday against a former senior Hong Kong official and two business tycoons accused of corruption, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported. Hong Kong’s most high-profile graft trial...
  • Vigil attendees are losing hope that the central government will exonerate participants in the Tiananmen Square protests 25 years ago. Photo: Jolie Ho

    Pessimism on the rise over June 4 breakthrough

    - Jun 5, 2014 10:50am
    Pessimism is growing at June 4 vigils that the central government will answer calls to vindicate the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday. The newspaper polled 324 people at the Victoria Park...
  • Organizers say more than 180,000 people attended a candlelight vigil in Victoria Park on the 25th anniversary of the crackdown on demonstrations in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

    HK June 4 vigil attracts record crowd

    Jun 5, 2014 7:59am
    More than 100,000 people turned out in Victoria Park Wednesday night for the annual June 4 candlelight vigil organized by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, according to the organizer....
  • Next Media founder Jimmy Lai (left) and former Commercial Radio journalist Lee Wai-ling take to the online airwaves. Photo:

    Next Media debut a bet on a digital future

    - Jun 4, 2014 3:28pm
    It’s an anniversary for many and a new start for sacked Commercial Radio journalist Lee Wai-ling and Next Media boss Jimmy Lai. June 4 marks 25 years since the Tiananmen Square crackdown and the day that Lee...
  • Hong Kong authorities are trying to determine how the attacker in Sunday's fatal shooting incident in the Kai Tak district.procured his weapons. Photos: Reuters, nowTV

    Police continue investigation into Kai Tak shooting incident

    Jun 4, 2014 3:12pm
    Hong Kong police is taking Sunday’s fatal shooting incident in Kai Tak district very seriously and will look into how the attacker, who shot himself dead after killing a fellow resident of a public housing estate,...
  • You won't get luckier than having an entire ocean right next to your home or business. Photo: Ocean Park

    An ocean at your doorstep: How lucky can you get?

    Jun 4, 2014 2:15pm
    Ever wondered why Sea Life Carousel in Hong Kong’s Ocean Park spins counter-clockwise? Or why the waterfall and decor of its Panda Cafe are all on the left side of the restaurant? How about the winding...
  • Dalian Wanda Center glows at night. Photo: Bloomberg

    A lesson from the only Hong Kong June 4 listing

    - Jun 4, 2014 1:35pm
    The fourth day of June is certainly not considered to bring good luck to the Chinese, given the tragic events in Beijing that fateful day 25 years ago. So, it’s no wonder that companies avoid scheduling...
  • Mathematician and HKIEd president Stephen Cheung says he found the other half of a personal equation in Paris when he met his future wife. Photo: HKEJ

    A rising star’s lifelong French connection

    - Jun 4, 2014 12:25pm
    Stephen Cheung, president of the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd), recalled the heart-pounding moments when he first met Christine in the capital of romance 30 years ago, Sing Tao Daily reported Wednesday. Cheung, a rising...
  • Some activists are urging MTR to suspend all construction work at the To Kwa Wan station until archaeological studies at the site are completed. Photo: HKEJ

    MTR’s Shatin-Central Link faces delay due to archaeological find

    Jun 4, 2014 12:09pm
    MTR Corporation has revealed that construction at the To Kwa Wan station on the Shatin-Central Link (SCL) will be delayed by around five months due to archaeological finds at the work site, Ming Pao Daily News...