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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
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
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
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
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
Lam tells how she overcame bad times
Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (政務司司長林鄭月娥) said she had been an activist as a st...
2016.05.06
South Korea sets world record for filibuster
YOU may have heard the term ‛filibuster’ on TV when lawmakers in Hong Kong try to stop a motion from passing by speaki...
2016.03.15
CY's 'shoe-shining' speech rebuked
Leung Chun-ying (梁振英) was criticised for “shoe-shining” to ensure a second five-year term as chief executive by “o...
2016.01.19
'Superman' warns of difficult year
People should not go looking for the Monkey to do them any favours in the coming year. As tycoon Li Ka-shing (李嘉誠) re...
2016.01.12
Voter jailed for using false address
A 73-year-old housewife has been jailed for six weeks for using a fake address so she could vote for her younger brother...
2016.01.11
HKers’ English skills can boost ‘One Belt’ policy, CY say...
ENGLISH as an official language and medium of instruction in Hong Kong can help the SAR play a role in the country’s “...
2015.11.24
Lam: little interest felt for Legco poll age cut
THERE does not appear to be a strong desire within society to let younger people stand for the Legislative Council elect...
2015.10.20
Young politicians to take on election veterans
A NEW political group formed by young people will take part in the November district council elections. Youngspiration (...
2015.09.30
Police chief denies whitewashing 1967 riots
THE police have been accused of trying to sanitise its official version of the 1967 riots. Police chief Stephen Lo Wai-c...
2015.09.24
Tsang: egg metaphor is inappropriate
FINANCIAL Secretary (財政司司長) John Tsang Chun-wah (曾俊華) warned in his blog about the ‘using eggs against the high...
2015.05.14
‘Final blueprint’ for CE election announced
CHIEF Secretary for Administration (政務司司長) Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (林鄭月娥) insists the final blueprint to mak...
2015.04.28
Hillary Clinton to run for US presidency
EARLIER this month, Hillary Clinton (希拉莉) announced on her website that she is running for President of the United St...
2015.04.22
Young HKers unhappy with society
ALMOST one in three young adults is dissatisfied with the current situation in Hong Kong, a poll by Hong Kong Ideas Cent...
2015.04.17
US and Cuban presidents meet
TWO countries that have been enemies for over half a century are now trying to make friends with each other again! US (...
2015.04.16
Antony Leung: no to independence
HONG KONG’S independence goes against its history and reality, former Financial Secretary (財政司司長) Antony Leung Kam...
2015.04.15
HK underlined in NPC work report
THE principle of “one country, two systems” must comply with China’s constitution and Hong Kong’s Basic Law (《基本...
2015.03.11
Tung: don’t rule out security law
FORMER chief executive Tung Chee-hwa (董建華) says Beijing (北京 ) has the power to impose a national security law on Ho...
2015.01.26
Preview of 2015 (July-December)
July VISITING PLUTO (冥王星): After nine years and a journey of 4.8 billion kilometres, Nasa’s (美國太空總署) New Horiz...
2015.01.07
Preview of 2015 (Jan-Jun)
MOST things that happen in our life, and in the world, cannot be predicted. And yet some events have been planned in adv...
2015.01.05
James Tien resigns as party head
JAMES TIEN PEI-CHUN (田北俊) was kicked out of China’s top political advisory body for urging Chief Executive Leung Chu...
2014.11.04
Liberal Studies revision proposed
A ROW is brewing over a proposed revision of the Liberal Studies (通識) course in secondary schools. According to one re...
2014.10.30
36 no-shows at Legco meeting
THE Legislative Council (Legco, 立法會) meeting, which was set to resume at 9am on 23 October, was cancelled last Thursd...
2014.10.29
HK looks for ways to cope with tourists:Public facilities ma...
CHIEF Executive Leung Chun-ying (梁振英) said the government is studying ways to cope with the rising number of tourists...
2014.06.04
Poo posted to ‘mock’ commerce secretary:Parcels sent after...
THE Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So Kam-leung (蘇錦樑), got three bags of poo in the post! T...
2014.05.21
Crimea leaves Ukraine to join Russia: Western governments sa...
THE Autonomous Republic of Crimea (克里米亞) declared its independence from Ukraine (烏克蘭) on 17 March. The leaders of...
2014.03.26
Lack of space blamed on illegal parking rise:Over a million ...
THE police issued more than one million parking tickets last year. Several district councillors say the main reason for ...
2014.02.24
Chief executive says ‘no’ to visitor tax:Leung rejects pro...
THE idea of taxing tourists that enter the Hong Kong border by land from mainland China has been raised by Albert Chan W...
2014.02.19
Changes to Mong Kok traffic-free zones: Street performers vo...
SIGNS have gone up at a Mong Kok pedestrian-only zone announcing that motor vehicles will be allowed greater access from...
2014.01.13
Denmark comes up clean in corruption index: Abuses of power ...
CORRUPTION is dishonest behaviour by people in power. A new Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) indicates that it is prev...
2013.12.16
Pay as you dispose We may be charged for the rubbish we thro...
DO you recycle as much as you could? Hongkongers throw away 1.7 million tons of rubbish every day. On average, every per...
2013.06.03
Bagging up loose ends Government may tighten plastic bag rul...
IF we want a plastic bag at a supermarket, we need to pay a levy of 50 cents. The government now wants to implement new ...
2013.05.21