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Stay alert to fake summer jobs
WITH the summer holidays approaching and a new crop of job seekers leaving school, police warned people to stay alert.Th...
2019.05.30
Thousands march for pet welfare
ABOUT 6,000 pet lovers marched under the hot sun in Central, calling for stricter penalties on animal abusers. Organiser...
2019.05.27
Guard says politics took her job
A FORMER female security staff member in the Legislative Council says political screening in the secretariat led to her ...
2019.05.20
Blacklist looms for performers
LEGAL advice is being sought for compiling a blacklist of performers who repeatedly break rules in parks.The Leisure and...
2019.05.08
Fines for any sports park delay
HONG Kong will finally have a mega sports park in four years as the government revealed a series of stringent penalties ...
2019.05.02
Traffic alert as Peak Tram shuts
THE Peak Tram (山頂纜車) has ceased operations for two to three months for renovation work that will cost HK$684 million...
2019.04.30
Privacy concern over taxi cams
CONCERNS about the privacy of taxi passengers were raised after taxi camera footage of two local celebrities kissing and...
2019.04.29
MTR boss laments ‘resentful’ city
OUTGOING MTR Corp chairman Frederick Ma Si-hang (馬時亨) said that during the 40 years since the first MTR train ran, Ho...
2019.04.15
Journalists decry fugitive law
THE safety of reporters would be under threat if the fugitive law amendment is approved, a joint statement by journalist...
2019.04.11
A call for a fair, open government
OUTGOING Ombudsman Connie Lau Yinhing (劉燕卿) has called on the government to provide the public with more information ...
2019.04.04
MTR penalty system examined
MTR Corp Ltd could start a review on the reward system for senior executives to see if bonuses should be linked to the p...
2019.04.02
One-way permit cuts rejected
THE government has no intention of changing the one-way permit (單程證) system, as a third of local marriages are cross-...
2019.04.01
Lantau Vision costs HK$624bn
THE Lantau Tomorrow Vision (明日大嶼願景) will cost HK$624 billion – this is the first time the government has put a fi...
2019.03.27
Lawmaker ejected in Legco row
A LEGISLATIVE Council (立法會) bills committee meeting discussing the national anthem law descended into chaos as legisl...
2019.03.26
UN criticises HK human rights
A STAGGERING 14 countries raised concerns or made recommendations on Hong Kong’s human rights issues at the United Nati...
2019.03.25
Cop-calling school says sorry
ST Paul’s Secondary School (聖保祿中學) in Happy Valley apologised weeks after a teacher called the police over a group...
2019.03.20
Cyclist breaks her own record
LOCAL cycling sensation Sarah Lee Wai-sze (李慧詩) made history again as she broke her own record upon winning her third...
2019.03.12
DSE students look northward
MORE students taking the Diploma of Secondary Education examination are contemplating studying in the mainland, while th...
2019.03.11
Government to fix up toilets
PUBLIC toilets ‘aflush with cash’ – that was the hot topic in the latest budget, which set aside HK$600 million to mo...
2019.03.07
Youths not keen on Greater Bay
ALMOST 70 percent of Hong Kong’s youths are unwilling to work in the mainland side of the Greater Bay Area (大灣區) but...
2019.03.06
Number of McRefugees soars
THE number of homeless people sleeping in 24-hour McDonald’s restaurants, commonly known as McRefugees, rose 16 percent...
2019.03.04
Drones used for safety checks
CLP Group has embraced the benefits of modern technology by using drones to check the safety of its power generators.The...
2019.02.18
Big turnout for LNY fireworks
ABOUT 320,000 people flocked to the waterfront from either side of the harbour to watch the spectacular fi reworks displ...
2019.02.14
Hacks by criminals on the rise
THE number of cybersecurity incident reports received by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC, 香港生產力促進局) ros...
2019.01.30
1 in 4 lack faith in rule of law
MORE than 25 percent of locals are dissatisfied with the rule of law in Hong Kong, according to a double-barrelled surve...
2019.01.28
HK to get Alzheimer’s centre
THE University of Science and Technology (HKUST, 香港科技大學) is partnering with three leading institutions overseas to...
2019.01.24
HK tech aids China moon probe
HONG Kong Polytechnic University (香港理工大學) contributed an updated camera pointing system (相機指向系統) to Chang’e...
2019.01.22
Youth pounce on new homes
MORE than 80 percent of applicants for the Starter Homes scheme (港人首次置業項目) are younger people – those born in t...
2019.01.21
Exco approves anthem bill
THE police will be given two years to charge anyone who disrespects the national anthem under a proposed ordinance, Secr...
2019.01.17
Protection for bus drivers urged
INSULTING a bus driver should be made an offence, says an independent committee set up to discuss measures to improve bu...
2019.01.16
Bypass to open in phases
MOTORISTS can start using the Central-Wan Chai Bypass (中環灣仔繞道) to travel between Hong Kong Island West and East st...
2019.01.15
Eight options to free up land
THE Task Force on Land Supply (土地供應專責小組) has submitted its final report on its public consultation to Chief Exec...
2019.01.09
Food truck scheme struggling
FOOD truck operators are making a last effort to save their dying businesses by shifting their focus to public events.Th...
2019.01.08
Curtains rise on Xiqu Centre
ABOUT 30 groups will perform in the Xiqu Centre (戲曲中心), which will officially open on 20 January, making it the firs...
2019.01.03
Food guide cheers durian lovers
A DURIAN dessert restaurant and two stalls selling tofu and soya milk made the cut on the latest Michelin Guide for Hong...
2019.01.02
Crashed bus driver gets jailed
A CITYBUS (城巴) driver was sent to prison for 30 months on 10 December for being at fault in a crash that left three pe...
2018.12.19
Textile mills get makeover
THE multi-million dollar revitalisation project that transformed three adjoining 64-yearold former textile factories int...
2018.12.17
HK news exhibition site opens
THE long-awaited Hong Kong News Expo (HKNE, 香港新聞博覽館) – the first newsoriented exhibition venue in Asia – has op...
2018.12.13
Smart helmets light the way
A ‘SMART helmet’ developed by a Hong Kongbased start-up has been given the honour of being included on the cover of Ti...
2018.12.11
Few cage-free eggs laid in HK
HONG Kong is lagging behind foreign countries in the ‘cage-free eggs’ movement as at least 70 percent of eggs sold in ...
2018.12.10
E-race makes electrifying return
HONG Kong will welcome the Formula E event back to the Central Harbourfront in March, where the latest electric cars wil...
2018.12.06
Rebecca Chan wins Legco seat
FORMER political assistant Rebecca Chan Hoiyan (陳凱欣) has won the Kowloon West byelection by a massive margin of 13,00...
2018.12.04
Students hurt in flour blast
TWELVE students at Hong Kong Baptist University (香港浸會大學) were injured in a dust explosion as a birthday party went...
2018.12.03
HK talent falls behind Lion City
HONG Kong has been overtaken by Singapore (新加坡) in a global survey on fostering and attracting talent, due to an inad...
2018.11.28
Study: 1 in 5 HKers are ‘poor’
A RECORD 1.38 million people were found to be living in poverty last year in Hong Kong, about 30,000 more than in 2016.O...
2018.11.27
Minors barred from alcohol sales
MORE than 30 inspectors have been hired by the government to stop alcohol from being sold to anyone below 18 years from ...
2018.11.22
Car-free zone in Central proposed
A PROPOSAL has been made to turn a twoblock stretch of Des Voeux Road Central (德輔道中) into a pedestrian zone during m...
2018.11.21
‘Anyone’ mascot grows popular
THE blue character launched by the Fire Services Department (FSD, 消防處), ‘Anyone’, (任何仁) has sparked a series of ...
2018.11.14
Tourists flock to Tung Chung
DOWNTOWN Tung Chung (東涌) has become the new hotspot for people travelling on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.On the ...
2018.11.13
New flats out of reach for most
A GROUP has compiled an index on those ‘trapped’ by home prices and said Hongkongers scored a worrying 45.5 out of 100...
2018.11.12
Louis Cha dies aged 94
WORLD renowned wuxia novelist Louis Cha Leung-yung (查良鏞) – best known by his pen name ‘Jin Yong’ (金庸) – died on...
2018.11.07
Drones go mad at harbour show
AN exhibition of drones flying in formation, a key feature of this year’s Wine and Dine Festival (美酒佳餚巡禮), was ca...
2018.11.05
Most in HK save for rainy days
AS many as 70 percent of Hong Kong’s people are savers, with those who are in the habit of saving putting away an avera...
2018.11.01
Cinema revamp a step closer
A LEADING conglomerate has applied for a compulsory sale order for redevelopment for tenants of the State Theatre (皇都...
2018.10.30
Record turnout at harbour swim
A RECORD 3,358 swimmers took part in the New World Harbour Race on 21 October, the highest number of participants since ...
2018.10.29
HK slips in world competitiveness
HONG Kong was ranked seventh in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF, 世界經濟論壇) annual Global Competitiveness Report, do...
2018.10.25
Thousands protest island plan
THOUSANDS marched to say ‘No’ to the proposed artificial island initiative as Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ng...
2018.10.22
Excelsior checks out for good
AN old favourite hotel in Causeway Bay, The Excelsior (怡東酒店), will close at the end of March next year to be revampe...
2018.10.18
Cantonese in class questioned
EDUCATION chief Kevin Yeung Yun-hung (楊潤雄) has questioned whether it would be sustainable to learn the Chinese langua...
2018.10.15
Buskers seek park licences
ALMOST 400 people have signed up for a screening system that has been set up for buskers or performers who want to perfo...
2018.10.08
National security law urged
LAWS allowing the SAR administration to ban the Hong Kong National Party (香港民族黨) cannot cope with every Chinese sec...
2018.10.04
Express rail glides over faults
THE long-awaited Guangzhou-Shenzhen- Hong Kong Express Rail Link (廣深港高速鐵路) began running on 23 September. First d...
2018.10.03
New life injected into old town
SHAM Shui Po, one of Hong Kong’s oldest districts as well as a food and electronics hub, has had a HK$12 million faceli...
2018.09.27
Traffic woes after Mangkhut
TRANSPORT chaos sparkedanger as the four-million-strong workforce struggled to get to their jobs the day after Super Typ...
2018.09.24
More elderly choose to work
MORE people aged between 60 and 64 are working even though they have passed the retirement age, Secretary for Labour and...
2018.09.22
Moving prisons to free up land
A POLITICAL think tank is calling on the government to move prisons to less appealing places such as Po Toi Island (蒲台...
2018.09.19
Youngest HKer to scale Everest
NINETEEN-year-old Benjamin Chan Ka-hei (陳家希) has made local history by becoming the youngest Hongkonger to conquer Mo...
2018.05.31
China set to scrap baby limits
BEIJING looks set to scrap all limits on the number of children a family can have – an end to a policy that spurred cou...
2018.05.30
Journalists blamed for assault
THE attack on a NowTV cameraman was fueled by a human rights lawyer snatching a press pass from public security officers...
2018.05.29
Protest failed to save old trees
PROTESTERS failed to stop the Lands Department (地政總署) from cutting down two 80-year-old banyan trees on Bonham Road ...
2018.05.28
High public rating for police
HONG Kong people’s satisfaction with police performance has reached an all-time high – a great leap from the level fou...
2018.05.24
Xi: get behind HK’s IT sector
PRESIDENT Xi Jinping (習近平) says he is supporting the developing IT cooperation between Hong Kong and the mainland.Rep...
2018.05.23
New life for old police station
THE revitalised Central Police Station (中區警署) compound will be opened from 29 May in three phases, with the first ph...
2018.05.17
New TSA easier in Primary 3
THE Territory-wide System Assessment resumed in May with Primary Three students from all public schools taking oral asse...
2018.05.10
Rise in mainland campers to HK
THE number of mainland tourists increased 23.1 percent in the first two days of the Labour Day “mini Golden Week” as h...
2018.05.09
Interest in HK rail-property model
INTEREST in the MTRC Ltd’s “rail plus property” development model has prompted an offer for the corporation to help b...
2018.05.08
Space fun as museum reopens
THE Hong Kong Space Museum (香港太空館) reopened to the public with two new halls that offer more exhibits.After more th...
2018.05.03
Students to shadow top officials
SECONDARY school students will have the opportunity to shadow ministers during the summer holidays, Chief Secretary Matt...
2018.04.30
$48m bait to rouse bookworms
A BOOK subsidy for schools will be revived starting the next school year and substantially increased, costing the govern...
2018.04.26
Firms urged to hire the elderly
THE government should try cash subsidies and tax favours to encourage employers to hire the ‘young elderly’, Elderly C...
2018.04.25
Beware of poisonous plants
THE Hospital Authority (HA, 醫管局) has issued an online illustrated handbook about poisonous plants in a bid to prevent...
2018.04.24
HK angered by ticket touts
PRINTING names on tickets to prevent ticket reselling will not work, according to concert organisers, who instead want t...
2018.04.23
DSE dumps politics again
THE Diploma of Secondary Education’s liberal studies (中學文憑試通識教育科) exam has steered clear of politics for the ...
2018.04.19
Animal laws out of date
ANIMAL groups have renewed calls to update laws and establish an animal police unit after the death of a dog, which had ...
2018.04.16
Strict drone rules proposed
STRINGENT requirements – including registration, insurance and users being trained and licensed – were listed in a con...
2018.04.12
Suspicions over wetland fires
THE government should consider buying back Nam Sang Wai (南生圍) for conservation following four suspicious fires in und...
2018.04.11
New champions of the young
THE government has unveiled the list of members for the new Youth Development Commission. Among the 34 non-official youn...
2018.04.07
Prison sites good for housing?
HONG Kong’s prisons should be moved to the mainland so that the land is freed up for housing, argues Charles Ho Tsu-kwo...
2018.03.26
Services lacking for minorities
ETHNIC minorities in Hong Kong do not use public services very often while service providers do not provide sufficient s...
2018.03.20
‘Tiger’ sighting in Ma On Shan
A MASSIVE hunt was launched in the Ma On Shan (馬鞍山) hills after the sighting of a ‘tiger’ was reported. But scores ...
2018.03.14
Free tickets for students
PRIMARY and secondary school students are in line for 10,000 free tickets to Ocean Park in the coming financial year – ...
2018.03.08
Bus drivers to get better pay
KOWLOON Motor Bus (KMB, 九巴) is raising drivers’ pay by 30 percent and reducing their driving time by one hour in an a...
2018.03.01
Calls for cash handouts
PRESSURE is mounting on Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po (陳茂波) to distribute the surplus of more than HK$100 billi...
2018.02.27
Golf club’s fate still in the air
THE government remains undecided about giving up Hong Kong Golf Club’s Fanling course and turning it over for housing. ...
2018.02.13
Lucky phone numbers on call
MORE than 10 million new mobile phone numbers starting with ‘4’, ‘7’ and ‘8’ will start hitting the market this mo...
2018.02.13
Europe speaks out on Chow
THE British and European governments came out swinging against the disqualification of Agnes Chow Ting (周庭) for the Ho...
2018.02.06
Cinemas making a comeback
UA Cinemas will open three new cinemas this year. Apart from Tai Po (大埔) and Tsing Yi (青衣), one will be at Sham Shui...
2018.02.03
Parents pass on wealth to kids
PARENTS expect to pass on an average of HK$11 million to their future generations but most children expect only HK$3 mil...
2018.02.01
Crime rate at four-decade low
POLICE recorded 56,017 crimes last year, the lowest since 1975, with the total number of crimes falling 7.6 percent, or ...
2018.01.30
Central Market here to stay
THE Urban Renewal Authority (市區重建局) has ignored calls for the old Central Market (中環街市) to be torn down as it i...
2018.01.29