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Study: kids still dreaming big
MOST primary school pupils vowed to follow their dreams no matter what – although for now they may be happier playing v...
2017.06.01
HK woman conquers Mt Everest
ADA Tsang Yin-hung (曾燕紅), the first Hong Kong woman to have conquered Mount Everest and who arrived back in Hong Kong...
2017.05.31
HK, S Korea to protect buyers
CONSUMER watchdogs in Hong Kong and South Korea (南韓) signed a joint agreement to protect consumers in both places as t...
2017.05.31
Exam fees up as test takers fall
THE fees for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination (HKDSE, 中學文憑試) will be raised for the third t...
2017.05.26
Lam still seeks candidates
INCOMING Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (林鄭月娥) says she is making good progress in filling the cabinet p...
2017.05.25
Housing near parks studied
A FEASIBILITY study for building public housing and homes for the elderly on the edges of two country parks should inclu...
2017.05.24
Footbridge to create electricity
A TEAM of eight university students designed a footbridge system where people walking on it can generate electrical ener...
2017.05.23
Bodybuilders warned on drug use
HONG Kong’s bodybuilders were warned against using drugs to help them buff up as it could trigger organ failure and dea...
2017.05.22
New funds for ‘impactful’ research
LOCAL universities are being encouraged to undertake research that can bring more impact to society and the economy as a...
2017.05.19
Hong Kong a ‘super-connector’
HONG Kong being ‘the world’s China financial centre’ provides connectivity between the mainland and the rest of the p...
2017.05.18
Young adults are the least happy
YOUNG people aged between 18 and 24 are the least happy among locals while women aged 45 or above with higher household ...
2017.05.17
Students clueless about careers
LOCAL secondary school students are finding it more difficult to choose a career than students overseas, a Chinese Unive...
2017.05.16
Chan: education stuck in past
THE next secretary for education should not adopt outgoing secretary Eddie Ng Hak-kim’s (吳克儉) mentality and colonial...
2017.05.12
Hong Kong leads in over-shopping
OVER-SHOPPING of clothing and accessories has become an international phenomenon, and Hong Kong is the worst, followed b...
2017.05.11
Political fears drive emigration
ABOUT 7,600 Hongkongers emigrated last year – a three-year high – with experts saying they were motivated mostly by th...
2017.05.10
Debate over drilling persists
EVEN without the controversial Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA, 全港性系統評估) or its revamped version, the drill...
2017.05.09
Expert disputes smog from SAR
A FORMER Hong Kong Observatory (香港天文台) director refuted a suggestion by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying that pollut...
2017.05.08
Judge rules in favour of nature
IN a major victory for the protection of Hong Kong’s natural spaces, the court has ordered the government to reconsider...
2017.05.05
Education Bureau gets cash boost
IN an unprecedented move, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po (陳茂波) announced an HK$18 billion boost to education exp...
2017.05.04
MTR’s CCTV coverage to increase
SURVEILLANCE in MTR trains will provide 100 percent coverage by 2023, amid safety concerns following a firebomb attack i...
2017.05.02
Visitors flock to local diners
CHA chaan tengs (茶餐廳) – traditional Hong Kong diners – have become the new attraction to mainland visitors, rather ...
2017.04.28
Crowd rallies for pro-democrats
MORE than 300 protesters rallied to demand the government stop its bid to eject four pro-democracy members from the legi...
2017.04.27
Child poverty a social concern
CONCERN groups have reiterated calls for a commission on children (兒童事務委員會) to address issues related to child po...
2017.04.26
Survey: locals not avid readers
ONE-THIRD of Hongkongers do not read even one book in a year, a survey on local reading habits found. It is the second y...
2017.04.25
Warning over trick menu offers
NEXT time you see offers like ‘all you can eat’ and ‘minimum for two persons’, make sure the restaurants are not jus...
2017.04.24
Phones a pain in the neck
MORE young people are suffering from neck pains due to the frequent use of mobile phones, according to the Hospital Auth...
2017.04.21
Beauty salons overselling services
BEAUTY salon customers wasted more than HK$2 billion last year buying services they never used, a Democratic Party (民主...
2017.04.07
Survey: mobiles affect studies
A FOURTH of youngsters use smartphones for at least five hours each day, affecting their rest and academic performance, ...
2017.04.06
More HK youth distressed now
A QUARTER of Hongkongers do not know who to talk to when they feel distressed and almost half do not .nd their mental he...
2017.04.05
Exam stress levels rising
ALMOST three-quarters of students taking the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) ranked their worries over ...
2017.04.03
Watchdog bites into petrol prices
THE Competition Commission (競爭事務委員會) will release a study on petrol prices and competition conditions of the auto...
2017.03.31
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
Greens unite in park fight
NINETEEN green groups signed a joint petition opposing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s proposal to build houses on th...
2017.02.01
$25 bln a year on new clothes
HONGKONGERS are splashing out billions of dollars a year on new clothes, with one in six people having the potential to ...
2017.01.27
Exco gives nod to HK$2 wage hike
THE minimum hourly wage for Hong Kong workers is set to go up by HK$2 to HK$34.50 from May if legislators agree to the r...
2017.01.26
Exercise call as ‘blue index’ rises
PEOPLE who often feel blue should do more aerobic exercises to stay positive, mental health experts advise. The call com...
2017.01.26
Cyclists push for harbour path
HUNDREDS of cyclists pedalled 11 kilometres along the harbourfront between Kennedy Town (堅尼地城) and Quarry Bay (鰂魚...
2017.01.26
Call for electric bus switch
HONG Kong needs 100 electric buses and 100 electric minibuses to help cut current air pollution levels with the vehicles...
2017.01.26
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
Scramble for Primary 1 places
THE results of applications for discretionary Primary 1 places were released last week, and the success rate this time w...
2016.11.25