21 February 2020

Hong Kong

  • Riots take a heavy toll on a Chinese-owned factory in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters

    Vietnam riots weigh on HK textile, footwear stocks

    - May 15, 2014 8:23am
    A storm of anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam has forced a slew of Hong Kong-listed manufacturers to temporarily shut down their plants, putting downward pressure on their shares, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Thursday. These companies...
  • The price of ivory has risen 20 percent in the last three years. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK puts match to world’s biggest ivory hoard

    May 15, 2014 8:00am
    Hong Kong’s conservation department will torch the world’s biggest ivory stockpile over the next 18 months, beginning with the destruction Thursday of one metric ton of seized items, Apple Daily reported Thursday. The department’s endangered species advisory...
  • Protesters holding anti-China banners enter a facility. Photo: Radio Taiwan International

    Hong Kong issues travel alert on Vietnam

    - May 14, 2014 6:34pm
    Hong Kong has issued an outbound travel alert on Vietnam after violent anti-Chinese riots rocked several key cities, government broadcaster RTHK reported Wednesday. The warning, the lowest in the government’s three-stage alert system, calls for caution...
  • Carrie Lam cites disruption to public service caused by the filibusters. Photo: HKEJ

    Top officials wage war against filibusters

    - May 14, 2014 3:26pm
    History does repeat itself. That’s the lesson the Leung Chun-ying team is learning with the filibustering of the 2014/2015 Budget turning from bad to worse and spreading like a virus in the legislature. Deciding that enough...
  • The average price of a club sandwich in a major Hong Kong hotel is HK$165. Photo: lucaohman, Flickr

    Club sandwich more expensive in Hong Kong than in New York

    May 14, 2014 2:40pm
    A clubhouse sandwich in Hong Kong’s major hotels costs more than the same order in a similar establishment in New York, according to an index compiled by The index, which compares sandwich prices in 840 hotels...
  • Chief Executive CY Leung has made a tough decision to retain Anthony Cheung (inset). Photo: HKEJ

    Anthony Cheung survives crisis, but accountability suffers

    - May 14, 2014 2:01pm
    It was a tough decision for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to reject the reported resignation of Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung, who apologized earlier this month for the delay in the cross-border...
  • Whistleblower Edward Snowden is shown on a giant screen in a Hong Kong shopping center. Photo: Reuters

    How a reporter got the secret key to Snowden coup

    May 14, 2014 1:52pm
    The food was bad. With those words, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald got his first measure of the man who would become the target of a massive security manhunt by the United States and the object of...
  • Bravo! Netizens have praised Christine Fong and her group for their performance. Photo: TVB

    Legco drama Act 2: Kneeler-leaders get their 15 minutes

    - May 14, 2014 1:42pm
    All kneel, and so some attention-seeking politicians dutifully did — and got what they wanted. They were dramatizing their opposition to a government plan to build an incinerator and expand an existing reclamation site in Hong...
  • Is it time for Starry Lee to brush up on her English with a tutor? Photo: Starry Lee's facebook

    Spare a thought for Starry Lee and her English advisor

    - May 14, 2014 1:38pm
    Tongue-tied Starry Lee Wai-king raised a few chuckles among listeners to RTHK’s “Letter to Hong Kong” program Sunday — almost as many as legislator Gary Chan Hak-kan managed in 2008 with his notorious “try our breast” linguist slip....
  • Tasty dish, bitter family feud. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Family feud at century egg shop leaves bitter taste

    May 14, 2014 1:15pm
    A bitter family squabble is threatening to spoil one of Hong Kong’s venerable culinary establishments, the Shun Hing store in Sheung Wan. Founded by Kwok Wing-fai in 1955, Shun Hing is famous for its signature product,...
  • A group of academics is calling for a united stand against screening of candidates in the next chief executive election. Photo: HKEJ

    Stick with the radicals, academics urge moderates

    May 14, 2014 12:40pm
    More than a dozen academics have called on the pan-democrats to mount a united front against all official attempts to screen candidates for the 2017 chief executive election. The “18 Scholars” issued the call in a...
  • Android users who download apps from unauthorized channels are most vulnerable to credit card theft. Photo: Bloomberg

    Android users beware: You could be the next card theft victim

    May 14, 2014 12:13pm
    Hackers have cracked the stoic, supposedly fortress-like facade of Google’s Android mobile operating system. And they’re hitting users where it hurts. The Hong Kong Economic Times reports that an increasing number of Android users have complained...
  • Health experts advise people to drink one or two cans of beer at most a day. Photo: Bloomberg

    Time to swallow tougher action on harmful drinking, WHO says

    May 14, 2014 11:38am
    Drinking may make some the life of the party but excessive intake also caused 3.3 million deaths worldwide in 2012, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The global health body is urging governments around the...
  • The exhibition aims to give visitors a better understanding of the unique aspects of Japanese animation film production. Photo:

    HK Heritage Museum offers treat for Japanese anime fans

    May 14, 2014 11:33am
    The Hong Kong Heritage Museum on Wednesday opened an exhibition revealing the secrets behind the world-renowned films of Japanese animation maestros Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Apple Daily reported Wednesday. Organized by the museum in cooperation with...
  • Wearing special lenses to correct myopia may increase the risk of keratitis or inflammation of the cornea. Photo: Bloomberg

    OK lenses may not be OK for your kids

    May 14, 2014 8:38am
    Many Hong Kong parents let their children wear special lenses to help correct eye defects such as nearsightedness, but recent studies show there is a high risk that the children could develop keratitis or inflammation of...
  • Chan Ka-keung says the government will review the property tightening measures after one year. Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong eases double stamp duty refund rules

    - May 13, 2014 7:27pm
    Hong Kong will extend the grace period for new homebuyers to obtain a refund of double stamp duty after the sale of their old flats, RTHK reported Tuesday. “The extra time being given to homebuyers is...
  • Netherlands-based UNStudio, which designed the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, has been commissioned to design a 1,200-seat facility for performing arts at the West Kowloon Cultural District. Photo: AFP

    Another Dutch treat for Hong Kong

    - May 13, 2014 4:27pm
    A year after Holland artist Florentijn Hofman sailed his mega Rubber Duck sculpture into Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong is in for another Dutch treat. The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has tapped the Netherlands-based UNStudio to...
  • Reliable power supplies bolster Hong Kong's reputation as a business center. Photo: Bloomberg

    Do power imports signal lights out for reliability?

    - May 13, 2014 4:26pm
    Hong Kong’s government once again finds itself at odds with public opinion — this time over plans to meet future power needs. The government is pushing to increase the share of electricity imported from the mainland...
  • A survey of a Song dynasty well could cause costly delays to the Shatin-Central line. Photo: Xinhua

    Ancient well risks turning Shatin-Central line into money pit

    May 13, 2014 3:38pm
    MTR Corp. said work on the Shatin-Central rail link will be delayed by an extension to an archaeological survey for a site along the planned line, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported Tuesday. The survey was originally...
  • Concerned groups say the plan will hurt Lei Yue Mun as a tourist attraction. Photo: HKEJ

    Lei Yue Mun: Dinner is good but parking will be bad

    - May 13, 2014 2:41pm
    Lei Yue Mun has a problem. The famed little pocket of seafood shops on the water’s edge has been attracting a growing number of diners. Soon, however, they will have no place to park their cars....