27 February 2020

Hong Kong

  • Thousands of people took part in a rally in Macau Sunday to protest against a government bill that seeks to confer huge benefits to retired officials. Photo: Facebook

    Macau protesters to lay siege to Legislative Assembly

    May 27, 2014 12:52pm
    A social movement group called “Macau Conscience” has called on Macau people to lay siege to the city’s Legislative Assembly from 2 pm Tuesday in continuing protest against a bill that seeks to boost the retirement...
  • Hong Kong marathon runners are less likely to suffer physical symptoms in colder weather, say organizers after announcing that the next race is being moved up to January. Photo: Bloomberg .

    Weather-wise organizers move up Hong Kong marathon

    May 27, 2014 12:09pm
    Next time Hong Kong’s premier marathon hits the streets, it should be more conducive to fine performances and more people-friendly. Reason: the annual race is being moved up to January when the weather is colder and...
  • Sai Kung Stray Friends, a community group caring for stray dogs, is asking for donations to cover rising rent. 
Photo: Sai Kung Stray Friends' Facebook page

    Sai Kung Stray Friends appeals for rescue funds

    May 27, 2014 11:20am
    A volunteer group caring for stray dogs in Sai Kung is appealing for public support after its rent was more than doubled, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday. Sai Kung Stray Friends (SKSF), which has housed and...
  • Young protesters add their voices to a campaign against incineration plants. Photo: Kenneth Chan

    Protesters: Hong Kong planning landfills in the sky

    May 27, 2014 10:54am
    Dozens of protesters picketed Hong Kong’s legislature Monday, demanding the scrapping of proposed incineration plants at an outlying island. They included parents, teachers and students from four international schools who accused the government of planning landfills...
  • Hong Kong's High Court will start a high-profile corruption trial involving a former top government official and two property tycoons.  Photo: Bloomberg

    Come again? Jurors add comic relief to high-profile HK trial

    May 27, 2014 10:09am
    Hong Kong’s most high-profile trial in years took a comic twist Monday when several jurors opted out for a host of improbable reasons. A real estate agent cited poor English and was exempted from jury duty...
  • There are mixed views in Hong Kong on a proposal to cut the quota for individual visitors from the mainland. Photo: Bloomberg

    Leung seeks opinions on mainland individual visitor quota cut

    May 27, 2014 9:02am
    Hong Kong’s leader Leung Chun-ying is believed to have sought opinions Monday from members of the Commission on Strategic Development (CSD) on cutting the quota for the individual visit scheme for mainlanders by 20 percent, the...
  • Thomas Kwok is among five defendants in the dock in a high-profile graft case. Photo: Bloomberg

    Jury picked for corruption trial of Rafael Hui & Kwok brothers

    - May 26, 2014 6:23pm
    Nine jurors have been selected for the corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and the two of the billionaire brothers of Sun Hung Kai Properties, RTHK reported Monday. The five men and four women...
  • Pedestrians walk down a street in Xiamen in this 2009 picture. Property prices in the city have been rising continually in recent months. Photo: Bloomberg

    Home-purchase curbs in 2nd-tier China cities seen staying

    May 26, 2014 5:07pm
    At least ten second-tier mainland cities, including Xiamen and Nanjing, are unlikely to be given the green light to relax their home-purchase restrictions this year, People’s Daily cited a property analyst as saying. Zhang Dawei, principal...
  • As the World Cup draws near, speculation mounts as to its possible impact on financial markets. Photo: Bloomberg

    Will the World Cup be bad for markets?

    - May 26, 2014 4:18pm
    A lot can be said about the World Cup but one thing surely stands out in the eyes of Hong Kong people: the locals — or more specifically, stock market commentators — think the soccer tournament...
  • Entrepreneur Allan Zeman has fostered a strong local profile in his decades in Hong Kong. Photo: Jolie Ho

    Allan Zeman: On thinking local and being global

    - May 26, 2014 2:11pm
    As far as successful expats in Hong Kong go, Allan Zeman is undoubtedly among the leaders of the pack. Besides turning Lan Kwai Fong into one of Asia’s top nightlife districts, he has also made Ocean Park...
  • Ocean Park Corp chairman Allan Zeman says the water park will have strong systems to ensure hygiene. Photo: HKEJ

    Hygiene not a problem for new water park, Zeman says

    - May 26, 2014 2:10pm
    The pictures of Ocean Park’s planned water world are impressive. Submitted a couple of weeks ago to the Environmental Protection Department, the concept drawings show a series of indoor and outdoor wave pools, water slides and...
  • The Occupy Central movement initiated by Benny Tai (second from right) sends the wrong message to the world about Hong Kong, Zeman says. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy Central is wrong means for HK ends, Zeman says

    - May 26, 2014 2:10pm
    Occupy Central will send the wrong message to the world and 2017 is not the right time for public nomination for the city’s chief executive, according to Hong Kong businessman Allan Zeman. The blockade in Central...
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    Double standard in Hong Kong? You be the judge

    - May 26, 2014 1:54pm
    Indeed, if you randomly ask a Hongkonger whether he or she thinks the four white teenagers who sat on the floor of a rail car have done anything wrong, probably you will hear “no, they have their...
  • Worries over the wealth gap in China are keeping Li Ka-shing from sleep. Photo: Bloomberg

    The three things keeping tycoon Li awake at night

    May 26, 2014 12:52pm
    Worries about a wider wealth gap, food security and a lack of trust in Chinese society are keeping 85-year-old Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing awake at night. Solina Chau, director of the Li Ka Shing Foundation...
  • A PolyU study detected excessive levels of cadmium in some vegetables bought from markets. Photo: HKEJ

    Cadmium found in market-bought vegetables

    May 26, 2014 12:42pm
    One in five samples of various imported vegetables bought at Hong Kong markets had excessive amounts of cadmium, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday, citing a Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) study. PolyU said it tested 20 samples...
  • Vanity gave birth to one of the most memorable lines in the Disney animated fantasy Snow White. In the real world, women spend an average of 50 minutes a day in front of a mirror.  Photo: Disney

    What do Hong Kong women see in the mirror?

    May 26, 2014 11:54am
    Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the most anxious of them all? Hong Kong women, apparently. They tend to look at themselves in the mirror less often than their counterparts abroad, but the few times they...
  • Butterfly enthusiasts go to extreme lengths to get the perfect photographs of the winged creatures.

    Photographing butterflies: Creativity or destruction?

    May 26, 2014 11:27am
    Photographing butterflies in the wild requires a lot of patience and skill, not to mention some highly specialized camera equipment. But what do you do when you can’t spare the time to get that perfect natural...
  • Civil Party's Ronny Tong says Hong Kong people understand the importance of the nominating committee. Photo: Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

    Younger people reject nominating committee for CE candidates

    May 26, 2014 10:55am
    Younger people don’t want candidates for Hong Kong’s next chief executive election to be picked by a nominating committee but a majority of their elders do, according to a survey. About 48 percent of respondents aged...
  • Celebrity couple Eugina Lau and Peter Cheung had been devastated by the death of their baby boy in a Hong Kong hospital nine years ago. Photo: nowTV

    Obstetrician’s license stripped for 2 years on baby death

    May 26, 2014 9:56am
    The Medical Council of Hong Kong (MCHK) has ruled that the obstetrician involved in the tragic case of the baby of celebrity couple Eugina Lau Mie-kuen and Peter Cheung in 2005 was guilty of four counts of...
  • Cathay Pacific pilots may do nothing more than the minimum required by their contracts, posing potential delays in the peak summer travel months. Photo: Bloomberg

    Passengers face delays as Cathay pilot pay talks hit deadlock

    May 26, 2014 9:46am
    Hong Kong passengers face disruptions as long-running talks between Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (00239.HK) and the pilots union over pay remain deadlocked. However, instead of a strike, the pilots may work to rule, meaning they will do...