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Woman loses $7m in phone scam
A SENIOR insurance company manager became the latest victim of a telephone scam after being tricked out of more than HK$...
2017.03.30
Another hot year for Hong Kong
THERE is a 70 percent chance that this year will be among the 10 hottest on record because of global warming, the Hong K...
2017.03.29
Legco arsonist gets two years jail
A FORMER student leader and auxiliary policeman was jailed for two years for setting fire to a bin outside the Legislati...
2017.03.28
Waste bag scheme set for 2019
A FAMILY of three will have to pay about HK$36 to HK$52 a month when the government’s waste charging scheme kicks off i...
2017.03.24
Lawyers call to monitor judges
A LAWYERS’ group is calling for an independent watchdog to oversee the conduct of judges and an advisory committee to p...
2017.03.23
‘Meal on one plate’ too salty
IF you have a craving for ‘meal on one plate’ dishes (碟頭飯), you might be better off picking braised tofu sheets wit...
2017.03.22
HKU drops a spot in rankings
THE University of Hong Kong (HKU, 香港大學) dropped one rung in the Times Higher Education’s Asia university rankings, ...
2017.03.22
Home prices impact SAR ranking
HONG Kong dropped one place this year to rank 71st out of 231 cities in overall quality of living, according to a survey...
2017.03.20
Cinemas for Kai Tak, Sha Tin sites
TWO pieces of land at Kai Tak and Sha Tin will be put on sale on condition that developers build a cinema on the sites. ...
2017.03.17
HK prepares for youth exchanges
HONG Kong youngsters will have a chance to work in Sichuan’s panda reserve and Beijing’s Palace Museum as the SAR cele...
2017.03.16
Palace museum splits opinion
PUBLIC consultation on the Hong Kong Palace Museum (香港故宮文化博物館) to be built at the West Kowloon cultural hub end...
2017.03.14
Poll: HK women slightly happier
WOMEN in Hong Kong are slightly happier with their lives this year but the overall situation is still unsatisfactory, a ...
2017.03.13
HKBU invents lip-reading security
A LOCAL university has invented an identity verification technology named ‘lip motion password’ which will provide dua...
2017.03.10
Walking for organ donations
SOME 300 people have signed up for an Organ Donation Promotion Walk (器官捐贈推廣步行) that aims to encourage families t...
2017.03.08
Hong Kong third for richest folk
HONG Kong ranked third in the world for the number of ultra-high net worth individuals – those with US$30 million (HK$2...
2017.03.07
Red House’s future still unclear
THE Antiquities Advisory Board (古物諮詢委員會) vetoed a proposal to declare the historic Red House (紅樓) in Tuen Mun a...
2017.03.06
China named biggest IP thief
CHINA has been named the world’s No 1 culprit in counterfeit goods, software piracy and theft of trade secrets. A repor...
2017.03.03
Tech innovation to be promoted
A NEW high-level consultative committee will be set up to coordinate local innovation, technology development and re-ind...
2017.02.28
Cops rally for jailed colleagues
TENS of thousands of policemen gathered at the Police Club (警察遊樂會) on Boundary Street (界限街) to show their suppor...
2017.02.27
Enforced bus stops jam traffic
BUS drivers took industrial action after police fined some of them for offloading outside a designated stop area. The St...
2017.02.24
Shantou students row to HK
A TEAM of students spent eight days rowing from Shantou (汕頭), China, to Hong Kong in Asia’s first ocean rowing event....
2017.02.23
10-yr-olds get free cable car rides
NGONG Ping 360 (昂坪 360) will give children aged 10 free rides when the cable car service resumes in June to mark its 1...
2017.02.22
Family time linked to test grades
STUDENTS who have better academic performance tend to discuss school life with their parents more often than those who h...
2017.02.21
Flood shuts new MTR station
SERIOUS flooding from a burst water pipe forced the closure of the South Horizons MTR station (海怡半島站). Water floode...
2017.02.20
Lam pledges education support
CHIEF executive candidate Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (林鄭月娥) promised to spend more on education, subsidise housing f...
2017.02.17
Local heritage list proposed
THE time-honoured techniques of making bamboo theatres, cheongsams and silk-stocking milk tea are among the 10 items on ...
2017.02.16
Parents fear child cyberbullying
LOCAL parents are more worried about cyberbullying against their children than seeing them get into a fistfight, a globa...
2017.02.15
IT post sparks snooping fears
PRO-DEMOCRACY lawmakers have slammed the police, accusing officers of trying to censor internet speech by opening a new ...
2017.02.14
Trendy facelift for Central
OLD streets in Central will undergo a facelift to transform them into a new trendy lifestyle area under a new plan aimed...
2017.02.14
Movie action in online course
THE University of Hong Kong is offering a free online course on Hong Kong movies and Through a Global Lens examines how ...
2017.02.10
Lucky trees pose health hazard
MINIATURE tangerine trees for celebrating Lunar New Year could be hazardous to health, with pesticide residues that coul...
2017.02.09
Long hours ‘endanger health’
NEARLY half of veteran transport employees are said to work more than 68 hours a week, damaging their health and trigger...
2017.02.08
New dog-breeding law slammed
ANIMAL welfare groups and lawmakers have criticised new regulations on animal trading and dog breeding as a “big step b...
2017.02.07
The smart way to avoid pain
UNIVERSITY of Hong Kong (香港大學) medical students are spreading awareness that four simple exercises can help people p...
2017.02.06
Alliance fights to save parks
ACTIVIST groups and politicians are petitioning the government to keep its hands off urban parks in the wake of a propos...
2017.02.06
Long Hair’s jail haircut illegal
LAWMAKER Leung Kwok-hung (梁國雄) should not have had his ‘iconic’ long hair shorn off by prison authorities, a court ...
2017.01.23
HK is worst in Asia on e-waste
ELECTRONIC waste is rising sharply across Asia and Hong Kong is the biggest generator in the region. A UN study found th...
2017.01.19
Mixed views on Lam’s bid for CE
CARRIE Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (林鄭月娥) has received mixed reviews as she aims to become chief executive. As Hong Kong’s ...
2017.01.18
TVB pulls plug on pay service
TVB has surrendered its pay TV licence – eight years before it is due to expire – after suffering a loss of HK$2.2 bil...
2017.01.17
Human rights ‘worst in 20 years’
AMNESTY International Hong Kong (國際特赦組織香港分會) said human rights conditions in the SAR last year were “the wors...
2017.01.17
Top judge: all equal before law
NO person should suffer any disadvantage in the eyes of the law because of who they are, said Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma ...
2017.01.13
Public help urged for ‘smart city’
SOME Chinese University academics want people to take part in the collection of big data on air pollution, health and ur...
2017.01.11
Biker risks life to save student
A MOTORCYCLIST has been hailed as a hero after he crossed three lanes to rescue a schoolboy who was walking in the middl...
2017.01.10
HK-Shenzhen tech park gets nod
HONG Kong and Shenzhen will jointly develop an innovation and technology park on the long-disputed 87-hectare Lok Ma Cha...
2017.01.09
Youths led by social media
ALMOST half of young Hongkongers rely on social media for information, and that group tends to distrust or is simply dis...
2017.01.06
Expo gives vendors a windfall
A POPULAR shopping fair enjoyed brisk business over the holiday season, generating more than HK$900m over 24 days for ab...
2017.01.05
HK trio nabbed in seafood theft
THREE Hong Kong women were arrested in Taiwan after nicking high-end seafood products to enjoy in a restaurant toilet on...
2017.01.04
Ready cash for elderly people
THE Hong Kong Monetary Authority (香港金融管理局) is looking into the possibility of letting elderly people take money o...
2017.01.03
Rent blamed for rising hardship
LIFE is getting harder for families of ‘N have-nots’ (N無人士) and rising rent is the main culprit. The Society for Co...
2016.12.15
New body to rein in tour agents
THE government is cracking down hard to stamp out serious misconduct that has plagued local tourism. A draft bill unveil...
2016.12.14
Protection boost for old theatre
THE Antiquities Advisory Board (古物諮詢委員會) has recommended better protection against demolition or alteration for t...
2016.12.14
HK students slip in science
HONG Kong students continued to do well in mother-tongue reading and mathematics but have slipped badly in science. The ...
2016.12.12
Greens seek paper-towel cut
MORE effort is needed to reduce wastage of paper towels in shopping mall toilets, says the environmental group World Gre...
2016.12.09
HK youths lack online awareness
THE awareness of local youths is inadequate on issues concerning privacy, information sharing, integrity and attitudes i...
2016.12.08
Police try to remove barriers
THE police say they want to communicate with young people on equal terms but will stand firm in dealing with violent pro...
2016.12.07
$5,000 fine over 50-cent bag
A GROCERY store that failed to charge 50 cents when staff gave out plastic shopping bags was fined HK$5,000 at Kwun Tong...
2016.12.06
HK stays top in freedom index
HONG Kong has been rated the “freest” jurisdiction in the world for the seventh time since 2008. But the SAR is in dan...
2016.12.05
Cash ‘wasted’ on new coal plants
CHINA could waste as much as US$490 billion (HK$3.82 trillion) on unnecessary new coal-fired power stations, according t...
2016.12.02
Quake aid projects completed
THE reconstruction projects in Sichuan Province (四川) funded by Hong Kong following the 2008 earthquake have been compl...
2016.12.01
More glitches on radar screen
PROBLEMS with Hong Kong’s new HK$1.5 billion air traffic control system have raised concerns over its reliability. Inci...
2016.11.30
Youths find little to smile about
A SURVEY has found that people under 30 in Hong Kong are feeling the least happy in a decade. Their list of grievances i...
2016.11.29
HK Disneyland in $10.9bn upgrade
HONG Kong Disneyland (香港迪士尼樂園) will spend HK$10.9 billion on a six-year expansion programme to boost high-spendin...
2016.11.28
Beware of online criminals
ABOUT 689 million people worldwide fell victim to cybercrime last year, according to US anti-virus software firm Symante...
2016.11.24
CE hopeful outlines his goals
UNIVERSAL suffrage and judicial independence are the top priorities of chief executive candidate Woo Kwok-hing (胡國興)....
2016.11.23
Paper-snatch drama in Legco
AN administration official is gunning for activist democrats in the legislature after a grab at a development panel meet...
2016.11.22
Young people want more space
A SURVEY has found that young people in Hong Kong want bigger homes, but most cannot afford to buy their own. They are s...
2016.11.21
Hong Kong slips again in English
HONG Kong’s level of English proficiency continued to be mediocre and fell in regional ranking, according to the result...
2016.11.18
Bus and taxi collide in tunnel
A CITY Bus (城巴) double-decker and a taxi collided inside the Aberdeen Tunnel (香港仔隧道) last Saturday after the bus ...
2016.11.17
Schools hit for ‘inhumane’ acts
TWO schools have triggered controversies because of their policies. In the first case, parents questioned a school for b...
2016.11.16
Mixed results in Primary 3 TSA
PRIMARY Three students are doing slightly worse in Chinese but better in English and mathematics this year. This was re....
2016.11.15
Fishing proposal fails to bite
YOUNGSTERS prefer more glamorous events at the harbourfront than fishing areas, according to a survey. The study was car...
2016.11.14
Relief on the way for commuters
MORE railway stations will have toilets, the MTR Corporation promised, but it will at least take a few years. The compan...
2016.11.09
Bigger role for robots at airport
ROBOTS greeting arriving passengers at the airport may soon be a reality. The use and future trends of robotics were dis...
2016.11.08
Jia Jia – gone but not forgotten
BIOLOGICAL samples from the much-loved Jia Jia (佳佳) – once the world’s oldest panda in captivity – will be preserve...
2016.11.07
Hairy crabs spark poison alert
FOOD authorities have found excessive dioxin in hairy crab samples and suspended their import from two Jiangsu Province ...
2016.11.04
Weather woes for butterflies
EXTREME weather conditions are threatening butterflies in Britain, according to a study published in the Journal of Anim...
2016.11.03
Victoria loses ‘true colour’
THE repainting of the Queen Victoria statue at Victoria Park was so amateurish that it has damaged the monument’s artis...
2016.11.02
Amazon sued over home loss
A FAMILY is suing Amazon (亞馬遜公司) for selling a hoverboard blamed for starting a fire that burned their US$1m (HK$7....
2016.11.01
Poor-quality fake notes seized
PEOPLE have been warned to take a closer look when receiving HK$100 banknotes. Police seized 923 fake HK$100 bills from ...
2016.10.31
Fine for cleaner sparks anger
THERE was outrage against environmental hygiene of.cers after a 71-year-old street cleaner was fined HK$1,500 for litter...
2016.10.28
Asbestos found in 21 estates
TWENTY-ONE public housing estates have materials containing banned asbestos – 32 years after the government stopped usi...
2016.10.26
Face-to-face with a killer shark
YOU definitely do not want to become an online video star the way Chan Ming did. The Hong Kong diver had a close encount...
2016.10.24
Don’t be conned, parents warned
SOME education companies are using underhand tactics to trick parents, the Consumer Council (消費者委員會) has warned. T...
2016.10.21
More HK people feeling gloomy
MORE Hong Kong people are unhappy, according to a survey which also showed that the mood has worsened from last year. Th...
2016.10.20
Microplastics threaten nature
SOME of Hong Kong’s popular cosmetic brands sell products that contain small plastic particles known to damage the envi...
2016.10.18
Three held over drones at race
THREE men have been arrested for allegedly flying drones over the venue of Hong Kong’s first Formula E race to film the...
2016.10.14
App adds a spring in your step
A NEW mobile app that makes walking more fun can be adopted in Hong Kong, according to its designer. New York environmen...
2016.10.11
HK is 19th for elderly care
HONG Kong ranks 19th out of nearly 100 countries and regions in the way it cares for its elderly. The CUHK Institute of ...
2016.10.11
Dirty air hits hazardous levels
HONG Kong was hit by a particularly bad case of air pollution last week. Smog blanketed the territory for days and the a...
2016.10.03
‘Pigeon coops’ take flight
SHENZHEN (深圳) has beaten Hong Kong when it comes to tiny flats. Nine apartments there – with floor areas from 61.6 to...
2016.09.29
Hong Kong to train its own vets
HONG Kong students who want to become veterinarians will no longer have to go overseas to study for their degree. A six-...
2016.09.23
Hong Kong third in English test
HONG Kong ranked third among Asian countries and regions in IELTS – the International English Language Testing System (...
2016.09.20
You may have to pay for games
GAME apps that are supposed to be ‘free’ may not really be free. In the first eight months of this year, people actual...
2016.09.20
Summer outside, winter inside
SOME local shopping malls are turning summer into winter by setting their air conditioning temperature too low. The envi...
2016.09.16
New harbourfront ideas floated
A‘sunset’ plaza’ and floating restaurants are part of the plans for the waterfront of Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Nort...
2016.06.02
Study: Hongkongers work longest
Hong Kong has the longest working hours in the world. A global study reveals Hongkongers spend an average of 50.11 hours...
2016.05.31
Shampoo maker wins HK$3m libel case
A Local news magazine has been ordered to pay a shampoo maker HK$3 million for writing that the latter’s products could...
2016.05.26
Youngster fights for minorities
A 16-YEAR-OLD boy is determined to fight for the rights of minorities, especially in getting education and healthcare. ...
2016.05.24
Authors want libraries to pay up
AUTHORS are asking public libraries to pay them for lending their books. They said the publishing industry is losing out...
2016.05.23
Calls for 6.15am red rainstorm warning
A RED rainstorm warning issued at an “embarrassing” time in the morning caused chaos for students, parents and schools...
2016.05.16