Date
18 January 2020

Hong Kong

  • Anson Chan says she can't keep silent while Beijing tries to take away Hong Kong's core values. Photo: Bloomberg

    Anson Chan defends trip to N America, says the world should know

    May 2, 2014 12:35pm
    Former chief secretary Anson Chan said the world should know about what is happening in Hong Kong as she defended her recent trip to North America with fellow democratic leader Martin Lee, Ming Pao Daily reported...
  • A proposal to turn a shopping arcade into a high-end brand outlet has drawn the ire of people living in Hong Kong's South Horizons. Photo: Legislator Kenneth Chan Ka-lok's Facebook page

    We don’t need no Prada outlet, say these HK residents

    May 2, 2014 12:26pm
    Over 1,000 residents of the South Horizons housing complex in Hong Kong’s Ape Lei Chau took to the streets on May 1 to protest a plan to turn a local shopping arcade, which now mainly sells...
  • Skateboarders try to make the best of a bad situation rink. Some say the skating rink is sandy. Source: Facebook

    Tseung Kwan O park: Better as a potato field?

    May 2, 2014 11:38am
    For all the hype, not to mention a hefty price tag, the Tseung Kwan O Town Park does not impress a lot of people.  The park, touted as the government’s billion-dollar answer to complaints that the...
  • This ancient well was found to have been constructed during the Song to Yuan Dynasties. Photo: MTR

    Subway site find could change Hong Kong history

    May 2, 2014 11:36am
    An ancient link to centuries of Hong Kong’s recorded history could come unstuck if the government allows a railway project to overrun it. Concerned groups want the government to immediately stop work on the To Kwa...
  • Some Hong Kong netizens have called for a photo contest to capture the 'uncivilized behavior' of mainland tourists. Photo: nowTV

    Cross-border smuggling heats up again during Labor Day

    May 2, 2014 11:22am
    Infant formula products are said to have been sold out in many places in Hong Kong on Thursday as mainlanders took advantage of China’s long Labor Day holiday to make shopping and smuggling trips across the...
  • Neighbors got used to the sight of Lee walking the streets of Tuen Mun with his constant companion BB. Photo: Facebook

    The old man and his mynah

    May 2, 2014 11:15am
    Neighbors are trying to help a 71-year-old man, who is living on his own in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun district, reunite with his sole companion of five years, a pet mynah, who has failed to return...
  • The demonstrators were demanding, among other things, standard work hours and more holidays. Photo: Apple Daily

    Labor Day rally in HK sees call for more holidays

    May 2, 2014 10:57am
    Thousands of blue-collar workers used the Labor Day to stage a demonstration in Hong Kong on Thursday, calling for public holidays, standard hours, more control over their Mandatory Provident Fund accounts and restrictions on the number...
  • Hong Kong has been named as a more miserable place than mainland China, Singapore and Taiwan in a Cato Institute survey. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hong Kong fares worse on ‘misery index’ than China, Taiwan

    May 2, 2014 9:47am
    Hong Kong fares worse on a “misery index” compared to many of its Asian neighbors, including mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore, even though the territory is still one of the least miserable places in the world....
  • Despite a ban on forced shopping, mainland tourists are still being victimized by some tour operators. Photo: HKEJ

    Mainland tour operators just can’t kick bad habit, HKEJ says

    May 2, 2014 9:10am
    Travel companies from the mainland are at it again. After a sharp fall in related incidents, mainland tour operators are again skirting a Hong Kong ban on forced shopping, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday,...
  • It's OK to lend your car to a friend who's getting married, but don't ask to be paid. Photo: Kwankwan from Flicker

    Don’t expect to get paid when lending your car to friends

    Apr 30, 2014 11:05am
    That’s illegal. Hong Kong police arrested two men on Tuesday for allegedly operating a car rental service without a license. Acting on a tip-off, police found that a local website was providing wedding car rental services...
  • The papier-mache panda army is coming to Hong Kong as part of a world tour. Picture: PMQ

    Hong Kong readies for a panda invasion

    Apr 29, 2014 10:50am
    From late April to early June last year, the Tsim Tsa Tsui waterfront in Hong Kong was the scene of much excitement as a giant yellow rubber duck sat on the waters near the Harbour City...
  • Manila mayor Joseph Estrada does not have the stature to make an apology on behalf of the Philippines for the deadly 2010 bus siege. Photo: AFPc

    HK media: Aquino should apologize for bus tragedy

    Apr 23, 2014 2:28pm
    The Philippines should apologize “at the highest levels” for the 2010 bus siege that killed seven Hong Kong tourists and their guide, Hong Kong media said Wednesday. In editorials ahead of a scheduled meeting between Manila...
  • HKEJ Today: Highlights

    Apr 23, 2014 8:04am
    Following is a summary of major news and comments in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the parent publication of EJ Insight, on Wednesday, April 23: TOP STORIES Leung says more cross-border finance opening-up policies imminent Interview:...
  • A Hong Kong company has applied for trademark rights to the Cheung Chau Bun Festival's peace logo. Photo: Xinhua

    Bun fight over Cheung Chau festival peace logo

    Apr 22, 2014 3:14pm
    A Hong Kong company has applied to register the “Ping On” peace logo featured at Hong Kong’s annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival as a trademark, prompting fears among residents and shop owners on the outlying island...
  • HKEJ Today: Highlights

    Apr 22, 2014 7:51am
    Following is a summary of major news and comments in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the parent publication of EJ Insight, on Tuesday, April 22: TOP STORIES New IPOs get closer in mainland as watchdog unveils...
  • HKEJ Today: Highlights

    Apr 18, 2014 9:01am
    Following is a summary of major news and comments in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the parent publication of EJ Insight, on Friday, April 18: TOP STORIES China Resources chief Song Lin faces graft probe The...
  • Single women in Hong Kong outnumber the city's bachelors by 40,000. Photo: AFP

    Single women in Hong Kong now exceed a million

    Apr 17, 2014 3:00pm
    The number of single women in Hong Kong reached 1.01 million last year, around 40,000 more than their 970,000 male counterparts who were still bachelors, according to the data from the Census and Statistics Department. Central and Western...
  • HKEJ Today: Highlights

    Apr 17, 2014 8:03am
    Following is a summary of major news and comments in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the parent publication of EJ Insight, on Thursday, April 17: TOP STORIES Jury out on added through-train volumes, HKEx chairman says...
  • HKEJ Today: Highlights

    Apr 16, 2014 8:06am
    Following is a summary of major news and comments in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the parent publication of EJ Insight, on Wednesday, April 16: TOP STORIES Holdup on the line for HK high-speed rail link ...
  • HKEJ Today: Highlights

    Apr 15, 2014 8:05am
    Following is a summary of major news and comments in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the parent publication of EJ Insight, on Tuesday, April 15: TOP STORIES HK property prices, valuations headed for further falls Analysis:...