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Animal lovers lament as Hong Kong sea creatures cleared out for man-made pleasure beach - World News
Animal lovers lament as Hong Kong sea creatures cleared out for man-made pleasure beach 5 days ago
Hong Kong environmentalists could only stand and watch on Friday as workmen at a seashore moved rare creatures from their usual home to make way for an artificial pleasure beach. Activists have decried the plan for Lung Mei Beach in Tai Po – and eve
Body of Hong Kong nightclub hostess found outside her flat -World News
Body of Hong Kong nightclub hostess found outside her flat 5 days ago
Police were investigating whether foul play was involved in the death of a Hong Kong nightclub hostess whose body was found outside her public housing flat on Friday. Her boyfriend was helping police after investigations showed the pair had a heated dispu
HKU’s new ‘employee’, therapy dog Jasper, is a campus hit this exam period -World News
HKU’s new ‘employee’, therapy dog Jasper, is a campus hit this exam period 5 days ago
When Jasper’s current owners first met him in 2009 at an animal shelter, he was underweight. But even in less-than-ideal conditions, the English sheepdog was friendly and enthusiastic when interacting with people. He made an instant connection with
Fewer illegal immigrants arrested in Hong Kong after joint crackdown on people smugglers with mainland police -World News
Fewer illegal immigrants arrested in Hong Kong after joint crackdown on people smugglers with mainland police 5 days ago
Hong Kong and mainland law enforcement agencies have claimed initial victory over the cross-border human smuggling problem, with figures they released on Thursday showing a 75 per cent drop in non-Chinese illegal immigrants arrested by the city’s po
Hong Kong braces for temperature to dip 6 degrees Celsius -World News
Hong Kong braces for temperature to dip 6 degrees Celsius 5 days ago
Hongkongers can plan on pulling out their warm clothes this weekend as temperatures are forecast to plunge six degrees Celsius on Saturday morning. Under the effect of an intense northeast monsoon, the city on Friday morning saw temperatures register betw
European Parliament delegation raises concerns over Basic Law interpretation, media censorship -World News
European Parliament delegation raises concerns over Basic Law interpretation, media censorship 5 days ago
A delegation from the European Parliament concluded its three-day visit to Hong Kong on Thursday on a jarring note, saying it was concerned about Beijing’s interpretations of the city’s mini-constitution and self-censorship. “We are conc
Cantonese opera inspires next generation: art form flourishes in Hong Kong’s schools -World News
Cantonese opera inspires next generation: art form flourishes in Hong Kong’s schools 5 days ago
With faces tightly set, the actors take a few rhythmic strides across the stage, pompoms in their headdresses quivering with each step, sequin gowns nearly sweeping the floor. In the background, a suona (Chinese double-reeded horn) screeches to the beat o
Palace Museum director hails close ties with Hong Kong as partnership agreement signed -World News
Palace Museum director hails close ties with Hong Kong as partnership agreement signed 5 days ago
Exhibitions at China’s top museum have made great strides in the past five years thanks to the exchange with its Hong Kong counterpart, its director has said. Shan Jixiang, director of the Palace Museum, made the remarks as he was in the city on Thu
HKU researchers unveil cost-saving LED system they claim is recyclable and can last 10 years -World News
HKU researchers unveil cost-saving LED system they claim is recyclable and can last 10 years 5 days ago
Researchers have developed a new light-emitting diode street-lighting system that can last more than a decade and when burned out, allow nearly all its materials to be salvaged as raw material. Lead researcher Professor Ron Hui Shu-yuen, chair of power el
En Garde! -World News
En Garde! 5 days ago
[Sponsored Article] By incorporating sports into the curriculum for balanced student development and supporting those who aspire to become professional athletes, the ESF has produced an array of sporting talents over the years, such as swimmers, rugby pl
Shenzhen economy closing in on Hong Kong under revised calculation methods -World News
Shenzhen economy closing in on Hong Kong under revised calculation methods 5 days ago
Once a small fishing village on the outskirts of Hong Kong and not so long ago a haven for manufacturing sweatshops, Shenzhen, in southern China’s Guangdong province, might very soon overtake its illustrious neighbour in economic terms. In the first
Hong Kong’s historic Red House misses out on protection from possible demolition -World News
Hong Kong’s historic Red House misses out on protection from possible demolition 5 days ago
The Hong Kong building believed to have been a secret base for the founding father of modern China, Sun Yat-sen, will not be upgraded to the status of a monument and therefore saved from possible demolition, a committee advising the government on historic
Top Hong Kong arts venue finally deals with its famously smelly toilets -World News
Top Hong Kong arts venue finally deals with its famously smelly toilets 5 days ago
After years of holding their noses when visiting the toilets at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the city’s art lovers can breathe easier as the government has finally flushed away the problem of the venue’s stinky washrooms. The pungent bathroo
Empathy and mercy are words missing from dictionary of young localists -World News
Empathy and mercy are words missing from dictionary of young localists 5 days ago
The opposition used to take the moral high ground. But ever since it has been infiltrated by anti-China secessionists, various splinter groups including some university student unions have appealed to the lowest common denominator. We had a glimpse of the
Hong Kong Legco descends into chaos as pan-democrats protest over rule book changes -World News
Hong Kong Legco descends into chaos as pan-democrats protest over rule book changes 5 days ago
The first day of the Hong Kong legislature’s marathon debate on changes to its rule book descended into chaos on Thursday evening as the opposition pan-democrats staged a protest in the chamber and refused to return to their seats. The turbulence ca
Outraged taxi groups threaten to sue Hong Kong if it allows ride-hailing services as watchdog recommended -World News
Outraged taxi groups threaten to sue Hong Kong if it allows ride-hailing services as watchdog recommended 5 days ago
Outraged by a Hong Kong Consumer Council report urging the city to legalise ride-hailing services, the taxi industry on Thursday threatened to sue the government if it followed the watchdog’s recommendations. The Association for the Rights of Libert
Majority of Hong Kong teachers not confident teaching STEM subjects, industry study reveals -World News
Majority of Hong Kong teachers not confident teaching STEM subjects, industry study reveals 5 days ago
Only 36 per cent of the city’s teachers are confident about teaching science, technology, engineering and maths – STEM subjects – while more than 80 per cent feel facilities are insufficient to do so, according to a survey released on Th
Sweltering 2017 puts Hong Kong on track for hottest temperature and highest number of warm nights in its recorded history -World News
Sweltering 2017 puts Hong Kong on track for hottest temperature and highest number of warm nights in its recorded history 5 days ago
Hong Kong is on track to break several new warm weather records this year, including that of the hottest temperature ever recorded and highest number of warm nights. With three weeks left to the end of the year, weather forecasters expect 2017 to enter t
Four suspected members of Hong Kong burglary gang arrested -World News
Four suspected members of Hong Kong burglary gang arrested 5 days ago
Four suspected members of a Hong Kong burglary gang that recruited illegal immigrants from the mainland to raid luxury flats in the city were arrested on Thursday, according to police. The four men, including two illegal immigrants from the mainland, were
One building in new Hong Kong housing estates could be set aside for elderly, surveyors say -World News
One building in new Hong Kong housing estates could be set aside for elderly, surveyors say 5 days ago
The time has come for the Hong Kong government to launch a housing scheme for the elderly to deal with a rapidly ageing middle-class population, the city’s surveyors have said. The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors proposed that officials begin requ
Gold bars worth HK$11 million seized in latest wave of Hong Kong precious metal smuggling busts -World News
Gold bars worth HK$11 million seized in latest wave of Hong Kong precious metal smuggling busts 6 days ago
A Hong Kong man was caught entering the city from mainland China with HK$11 million (US$1.4 million) worth of undeclared gold in his car boot on Wednesday, the latest is a surge of precious metal smuggling cases this year, already up almost 120 per cent o
Convention centre chaos and riot troops in Bermuda: Hong Kong headlines from four decades ago -World News
Convention centre chaos and riot troops in Bermuda: Hong Kong headlines from four decades ago 6 days ago
Hong Kong’s perennial problems with overworked medical staff are nothing new. Four decades ago this week, stressed out public hospital interns demanded a cut in working hours. Elsewhere, pandemonium broke out at a dinner ball held at the convention
Cathay Pacific and flight attendants union agree 1 per cent pay rise -World News
Cathay Pacific and flight attendants union agree 1 per cent pay rise 6 days ago
Flight attendants and ground crew for Hong Kong’s de facto flagship carrier will receive a 1 per cent pay rise next year while most of its staff will get a one-month bonus, the loss-making airline said on Thursday. Cathay Pacific Airways quietly rea
Elves, Muppets, superheroes and more race around Hong Kong in charity treasure hunt -World News
Elves, Muppets, superheroes and more race around Hong Kong in charity treasure hunt 6 days ago
Jogging in a heavy costume can get hot and uncomfortable, even during winter in Hong Kong, but that did not deter some 250 participants from joining the “Run for a Claus” fundraising treasure hunt. This was the second year that accounting gian
Middleman in Link Reit row denies relaying eviction threat to Hong Kong’s New People’s Party -World News
Middleman in Link Reit row denies relaying eviction threat to Hong Kong’s New People’s Party 6 days ago
The so-called middleman in a row between Asia’s largest real estate investment trust and one of Hong Kong’s political parties has denied relaying a threat to the latter, claiming on Thursday that he was just trying to facilitate conversation b