21 February 2020

Hong Kong

  • MTR Corp. should stop construction on a rail station site to give way to conservation work, according to some participants in yesterday's public forum. Photo: Bloomberg

    Railway and relics: Can Hong Kong have it both ways?

    May 19, 2014 10:41am
    Song Dynasty relics unearthed near the planned To Kwa Wan station in Hong Kong’s Shatin-Central rail link have again come up for public discussion and opinions are as far apart as they have been. In a...
  • Camels are believed to be the hosts of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus. Photo: NPR

    Hong Kong expert warns public as US reports MERS cases

    May 19, 2014 10:19am
    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus similar to the Severe Acute Respitaroty Syndrome, has spread to the United States where there are now three reported cases. Ho Pak Leung,...
  • The discovery triggered calls for inspections of public facilities and a crackdown on spy camera sales. Photo:

    Who’s watching? Hidden camera found in women’s toilet

    May 19, 2014 9:59am
    Women are wary about using Hong Kong’s public toilets and changing rooms after a clothes hanger found in a railway station toilet turned out to be a hidden camera. The discovery triggered calls from legislator Elizabeth...
  • One can of fruit tested by Hong Kong Baptist University was still safe to eat seven years after the best before date. Photo: HKEJ

    Shelf life goes on long after ‘best before date’ expires

    May 19, 2014 9:30am
    Some food, especially canned products, is still good enough to eat well after the “best before date” on the packaging expires, Apple Daily reported Monday, citing the results of a Hong Kong Baptist University study. Researchers...
  • Dogs can be made into fashion plates but never something to be eaten. Photo: AFP

    Dog meat recipe publisher faces legal bite

    May 19, 2014 8:53am
    Hong Kong dog lovers are up in arms against the publisher of a cookbook that features dog meat. Celebrities Publishing Co. could face a lawsuit after netizens accused it of poor taste, the Hong Kong Economic...
  • A proposed pay rise for junior civil servants, dismissed by a union representative as too little, could hurt staff morale. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK civil servants may get up to 5.96% pay rise this year

    - May 16, 2014 6:50pm
    Hong Kong civil servants may receive up to 5.96 percent in salary increases this year, according to a pay trend survey report released Friday. Government workers in the lower and middle salary bands have been offered...
  • The probe into the MTRC cross-border rail fiasco will look into systemic deficiencies but not pinpoint responsibility. Photo: Bloomberg

    Justice Hartman to lead rail link delay probe

    - May 16, 2014 5:13pm
    The Hong Kong government on Friday appointed a top judge to head a three-member expert panel to look into the delayed Hong Kong-Guangzhou high-speed rail project. It was another move to ease public anger over the...
  • Many students do not see anything wrong with social drinking as long as it is done responsibly. Photo: Canarian Weekly Tenerife, Flickr

    More youngsters engaging in heavy drinking

    May 16, 2014 3:00pm
    Health authorities have voiced concerns over rising alcohol consumption among youngsters as liquor sellers step up promotional activities in college campuses, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. Wine firms are sponsoring student events and other activities inside...
  • Hong Kong teen Chiu Chi-yau (center) has been offered places at three British universities. Photo: Britannia Study Link

    HK 13-year-old wins spots at British universities

    May 16, 2014 1:34pm
    Three British universities have offered places to 13-year-old Hong Kong girl Chiu Chi-yau on the strength of straight As in her GCE exams, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday. Chiu’s mother said she was more of a...
  • In happier times: Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. signals the number of Pulitzer Prizes just won by the paper as executive editor Jill Abramson (right) claps in celebration at the New York Times newsroom in April 2013. Photo: Reuters

    Whether in New York or Hong Kong, men earning more than women

    - May 16, 2014 1:30pm
    New York Times sacked its first-ever female executive editor Jill Abramson on Wednesday in a development that highlights the income disparity between male and female executives in the US city — and elsewhere. Abramson, considered as one...
  • Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau says the party will not be a part of any Alliance for True Democracy meetings after June 22. Photo: Emily Lau's facebook

    Democratic Party calls time on alliance after poll

    May 16, 2014 11:48am
    The Democratic Party will cut its ties with a pan-democrat coalition after the Occupy Central poll on electoral reform, saying other parties in the alliance are pushing plans that go beyond the agreed bounds of the...
  • Hong Kong's consumer watchdog says voucher users should read the fine print and retailers have a duty to explain it. Photo: HKEJ

    Consumers cautioned on use of vouchers

    May 16, 2014 10:53am
    Buyers are being warned about vouchers or combo tickets after the Consumer Council received complaints regarding questionable practices by retailers. The consumer watchdog received 90 such complaints in the first quarter alone, Sky Post reported Friday....
  • The Consumer Council says Monster energy drinks have more caffeine than the recommended daily amount for children. Photo: Bloomberg

    Keep some energy drinks out of reach of children

    May 16, 2014 10:02am
    Three of 19 energy drinks tested by the Consumer Council contain more caffeine than a cup of coffee and are not suitable for children and pregnant women, Apple Daily reported Friday. The council said the Monster...
  • Workers wave Vietnamese national flags during an anti-China protest at a Chinese-invested shoe factory in Vietnam's northern Thai Binh province. Photo: Reuters

    HK raises Vietnam to red travel alert, tours cancelled

    May 16, 2014 7:55am
    Hong Kong has raised its outbound travel alert for Vietnam as violent anti-Chinese protests continue and more are expected, Apple Daily reported Friday. The alert was raised from yellow to red, the second-highest level on the...
  • The Sung Wong Toi is a memorial to the Song Dynasty in Hong Kong. Photo: Flickr

    Govt blamed for loss of priceless Song relics

    - May 15, 2014 3:21pm
    Hundreds of priceless Song Dynasty relics may have been destroyed at the ongoing construction of the MTR Shatin-Central Line because the Antiquities and Monuments Office, the government agency in charge of protecting such sites, failed to act...
  • Anti-Chinese anger may have stoked other sentiments in Vietnam. Photo: AFP

    Vietnam attacks targeting ‘mean’ Taiwan bosses?

    May 15, 2014 2:53pm
    Rising anti-Chinese feelings in Vietnam have apparently stoked deeper sentiments that are coming to the surface only now and affecting other foreigners in the country as well. Owners of Taiwanese establishments that have been looted and...
  • Galaxy Macau has grown into a thriving three-year-old. Photo: Bloomberg

    3, 2, 1: Galaxy, Lui and a top moneymaker

    - May 15, 2014 12:57pm
    Two things stood out at a launch party three years ago in Macau on a casual Sunday: The hundreds of familiar but not very popular faces from local politics and business, and their appearance at the...
  • Benny Tai says Occupy Central does not have to be the lone striker in Hong Kong's democracy campaign. Photo: HKEJ

    ‘Separate but united’ in universal vote drive

    May 15, 2014 12:43pm
    Occupy Central organizer Benny Tai reached for a football metaphor to convey failures in the campaign and an upcoming review of tactics, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday. Tai said Occupy Central does not have to be...
  • Home Affairs Secretary Tsang Tak-sing Has risen up Hong Kong's ranks despite being jailed in the late 1960s. Photo: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

    Education chief raises criminal record specter

    May 15, 2014 11:07am
    If it didn’t stop Home Affairs Secretary Tsang Tak-sing, it shouldn’t stop students joining Occupy Central this summer. That’s the response some online voices have argued in response to Education Secretary Eddie Ng’s warning that students joining...
  • The trend is growing for schools to send pupils on study trips. Photo: HKEJ

    Vegas and bust: School attacked for pricey US study trip

    May 15, 2014 8:58am
    A government-assisted primary school has come under fire for organizing a pricey overseas study trip to the United States, including a stop in the gambling heartland of Las Vegas, Apple Daily reported Thursday. Hing Tak School...