28 January 2020

Hong Kong

  • A Hong Kong man has admitted to killing his mistress and infant son 14 years ago and hiding their remains in a Shenzhen flat. Photo:

    HK man hides corpses of mistress, son in flat for 14 years

    Jun 4, 2014 9:52am
    A 53-year-old Hong Kong man has admitted killing his mistress and their two-year old son and hiding their bodies in a flat for 14 years, Apple Daily reported Wednesday, citing Shenzhen police. A helper sent to...
  • Some textbook publishers are under fire for their coverage of the June 4 crackdown. Photo: HKEJ

    Critics attack textbook publishers over June 4 coverage

    Jun 4, 2014 8:58am
    Some teachers and historians have taken the publishers of seven middle-school history textbooks to task for their low-key version of the June 4 crackdown on student protests in Tiananmen Square 25 years ago, Ming Pao Daily...
  • Sales of gold and jewelry fell by as much as 40 percent in April compared with a year earlier. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK April retail sales plunge, jewelry hit hard

    Jun 4, 2014 8:26am
    Hong Kong’s retail sales plunged 9.8 percent year on year in April, falling at more than twice the forecast 4.4 percent rate, Ming Pao Daily reported Wednesday. Excluding cyclical factors such as the Lunar New Year...
  • Young Hong Kong people hold a vigil during the 10th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong June 4 pro-revisionists fall

    - Jun 3, 2014 6:30pm
    Most Hong Kong people want China to revise the official version of the June 4 pro-democracy crackdown 25 years on, according to a University of Hong Kong survey. In a sample of 1,005 residents, 56 percent...
  • Just Mayo comes in different flavors -- original, spicy, garlic and chill garlic. Photo: HKEJ

    Like mayo? See if you can tell the difference

    Jun 3, 2014 5:57pm
    Artificial mayonnaise? You couldn’t tell it if you tasted one made by Hampton Creek Foods Inc., a California maker of plant-based alternatives to the real thing. That is precisely the idea, so it came to pass...
  • Students from Pui Kiu Middle School are reluctant to talk about the June 4 crackdown. Photo: Apple Daily

    Student views on June 4 run along secondary school divide

    - Jun 3, 2014 12:16pm
    An ideological fault line running between various secondary schools appears to be reflected in student responses to questions about the June 4 crackdown in Beijing a quarter of a century ago, Apple Daily reported Tuesday. Under...
  • Dragon boat racers pour on the power off the shore of Aberdeen. Photo: Reuters

    HK turns up the heat for dragon boat festival

    Jun 3, 2014 12:11pm
    The heat was on for the Tuen Ng Festival, also known as Dragon Boat Festival, on Monday as the temperature averaged 32.7 degrees Celsius, the highest since the 32.9 degrees Celsius recorded on the festival in...
  • Policemen stand on the ledge of a flat where Li Tak-yan was holed up Sunday. Li later shot himself dead. Photo: Now TV

    Social workers missed signs of Li mental illness

    Jun 3, 2014 11:56am
    Social workers missed the signs in their previous encounters with Li Tak-yan, the Hong Kong gunman who killed himself after a standoff with police Sunday, neighbors told Apple Daily. “Li was always talking to himself. He...
  • Whitehead driving range could reopen anytime soon, albeit on a smaller scale.
Photo: Whitehead Club website

    Whitehead driving range gets new lease on life

    Jun 3, 2014 11:44am
    Hong Kong golf enthusiasts could start hitting practice balls in a disused driving range after its new landlord agreed to give it a new lease on life. Whitehead driving range could reopen anytime soon on its...
  • A group of students read the June 5, 1989 issue of pro-Beijing newspaper Weinweipo about the bloody crackdown on Tiananmen Square.  Photo: HKFS

    Students help Hong Kong recall June 4 crackdown

    - Jun 3, 2014 10:40am
    The Tiananmen Square crackdown happened 25 years ago and a generation of Hong Kong people has since come of age in that time. Few of them would know about the pro-democracy movement that was crushed in...
  • Police officers (right) surround the home of alleged gunman Li Tak-yan (left) who is believed to have shot dead an air-conditioning technician and himself. Li was the father of actress Liddy Li (insert). Photos: Cable TV; Apple Daily;

    Kai Tak ‘gunman’ father of actress Liddy Li

    Jun 3, 2014 9:52am
    An alleged gunman who is believed to have killed himself in a standoff with police at the Kai Ching housing estate Sunday morning was the father of starlet Liddy Li, a woman at the center of...
  • Eugene Liu of RSM Nelson Wheeler feels new Chinese rules will help the Big Four accounting firms establish stronger ties in the mainland. Photo: HKEJ

    New auditing rules in China seen benefiting the Big Four

    - Jun 3, 2014 8:33am
    PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte and Ernst & Young are likely to strengthen their ties in China as Beijing puts into place a new rule that makes cross-border collaboration mandatory for offshore auditors to carry out work in...
  • The number of pink dolphins has fallen from about 2,600 a few years ago to around 1,800 due to construction, pollution and dwindling food stocks. Photo: AFP

    HK construction pushes dolphins to edge of survival

    Jun 3, 2014 7:45am
    Marine construction projects are pushing a living aquatic symbol of Hong Kong to the brink of extinction, Apple Daily reported Tuesday. Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, known as Chinese white dolphins or pink dolphins, are struggling to survive...
  • Vincent Lo (left) will take over from Jack So as Trade Development Council chairman from June 1, 2015. So will become chairman of the Airport Authority from the same date. Photo: HKEJ

    Vincent Lo to chair TDC from mid-2015

    - May 30, 2014 7:30pm
    Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has reappointed Jack So Chak-kwong as chairman of the city’s Trade Development Council for another eight months, extending his tenure from October 1, 2014 until May 31, 2015. Leung said Vincent Lo...
  • Hong Kong authorities are said to be studying the data on multi-entry visa holders from Shenzhen for possible rule changes. Photo: Bloomberg

    Shenzhen residents may face restrictions on HK multi-entry visas

    May 30, 2014 3:54pm
    The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of China’s State Council has asked authorities in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen to study the current practice of multi-entry visas offered to Shenzhen residents who travel solo to...
  • The opening of Macau's gaming market has been a tremendous success but its political development is off to a slow start. Photo: Bloomberg

    Voice of democracy resonates in Chinese cities

    - May 30, 2014 3:51pm
    Macau’s first chief executive, Edmund Ho, was in a humble mood when he called the former Portuguese enclave Hong Kong’s “little brother”, a reference to their economic development. Since then, Macau has witnessed dramatic change. The...
  • The lessons of tai chi can be applied to everyday life. Photo: Laura Beasley, Flickr

    Teen fears tamed and transformed by tai chi

    May 30, 2014 1:44pm
    A tai chi class last summer proved a game changer for 17-year-old Nelson, a student long taunted by bullies at his school, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. Nelson first signed up for the class seeking the...
  • Golden Forum chief Joe Lam says he has not bowed to pressure and maintains he will only disclose members' information if ordered by the courts. Photo: AM 730

    Golden Forum chief fights back after member log-in flap

    - May 30, 2014 12:43pm
    Hong Kong’s most popular internet forum is pushing back after coming under fire for giving a lower court the log-in times and IP addresses of some members. The information was subpoenaed by the Court of First...
  • Are you one of them? A Hong Kong research group is recommending mobile phone users set rules for themselves. Photo: Xinhua

    Is your phone taking over your life? Read on

    May 30, 2014 11:51am
    Ever imagined what it would be like if you left your mobile phone at home? If it’s like having an anxiety attack, you’re one of the 70 percent of Hong Kong people who suffer from nomophobia,...
  • Hong Kong's privacy watchdog has ordered one company to destroy blood samples taken after an incident in a bathroom. Photo: bjo, Flickr

    Staff targeted in extreme invasions of privacy

    May 30, 2014 11:11am
    An investment company and a furniture firm generated some of the more extreme invasions of privacy handled by Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog last year, and in both cases the violations were against staff, Ming Pao Daily...