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Jeremy Pang's book claims to be the first to explore the east-meets-west diner scene in the cultural melting pot, combing Chinese, American and French-Vietnamese cuisine, and beyond. In celebration of Chinese New Year, here are three recipes to try. Jeremy Pang; Saturday 17 February 2018 00:00 GMT ...
"The Hong Kong Bar Association is also concerned about the disqualification of a candidate to stand for election on the basis of his or her association with a political party or the holding of certain political beliefs," it said. Chow is a key member of the pro-democracy party Demosisto, which was formed by the ...

After six rounds of mini-karting at The Boxes - Hong Kong's first shopping centre located close to the Shenzhen border in San Tin, aimed to attract mainland shoppers - young So Fu-kit declared: "It is so boring!" The nine-year-old boy did not have much fun playing alone, as he was the only one on the ...
Classes will resume at Hong Kong schools according to original schedules for kindergarten and primary school pupils, the food and health minister said on Friday, as local paediatricians credited early closures for helping to mitigate a flu outbreak that killed scores of people. Sophia Chan Siu-chee's ...
Hong Kong ushered in the Year of the Dog with a colourful Lunar New Year parade in Tsim Sha Tsui on Friday night featuring nine floats and 25 international and local acts, including a home-grown K-pop star. Kicking off from the cultural Centre piazza, the procession headed towards Canton Road and ...
Hong Kong -- For Hong Kong poodle Cream, grooming goes way beyond a brush and toe-clip -- her deluxe once-a-month pampering includes lavender oxygen therapy and a milk bath. As the city welcomes the Year of the Dog, pet owners are pushing out the boat more than ever to ensure their pooches ...

I am 79 years old, and have been working for five decades as a barrister and advocate for Hong Kong. I have been the chairman of the Bar, an elected legislator, a founder of a pro-democracy political party, and a member of the Basic Law Drafting Committee, which drafted the mini-Constitution for Hong ...
Start off by indulging in Hong Kong's twin passions: eating and shopping. You can get dim sum anywhere in the world these days, but a trip to Lin Heung Tea House (162 Wellington Street, Central) is the real deal, with grumpy servers pushing around trolleys laden with steaming buns and dumplings, and ...
The old formula that made Hong Kong cinema successful decades ago no longer works in mainland China, with fewer films produced by the city's veteran filmmakers becoming major box office hits. One sign: some big-cast productions are being trashed in online posts. But smaller films by a new generation ...
For a beautiful day, start in the little fishing village of Tai O, trek around the lake and up towards a manmade pool nicknamed "infinity pool". It's not too long (around an hour) and has many beautiful views of the hills and sea - you can even spot the new rail track being built from China. Take bus 11 from Tung ...
Some 4,400 subsidised flats will be up for grabs this year, selling from HK$6,700 to HK$9,800 per square foot, the Post learned on Friday. A source said the Housing Authority's subsidised housing committee would discuss sales arrangements in a meeting on Wednesday. The 4,431 flats, to be sold at 70 ...
A problem has been identified on a make of engines on a new aircraft used by budget carrier Hong Kong Express, prompting the European air safety regulator to urge airlines to take immediate action. The European Air Safety Agency (Easa) issued an "emergency airworthiness directive" on Friday relating ...
Hong Kong has 81 sites, across a total of 17.4 hectares, which have been reserved for telecoms companies since the 1950s and 1960s for buildings housing their facilities and machines. And the leases for 48 of them are expected to expire before or by 2025, according to a source close to the matter.
"All children in the city should have equal access to quality education that can help them realise their potential," says Chan, who has a degree in global business from Chinese University of Hong Kong. "The bigger role for me to play is to empower the leaders of tomorrow to create more organic systematic ...
British soldier-turned-tour guide Michael Johnson never thought he would call Hong Kong home when he first arrived here back in the late 1980s when the city was still a colony. But the 49-year-old, who is originally from Northern England, has witnessed the ups and downs of the city through the eyes of a ...
Hong Kong's financial regulator vowed to keep "policing" cryptocurrency and ICO markets Friday during a fresh warning to potential investors. In an announcement from the territory's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), CEO Ashley Alder said that following a vetting of exchanges and ICO providers ...
(CNN) It sounds like a Hollywood movie. A respected Hong Kong financial magnate allegedly plans a clandestine meeting with the president of Chad in the middle of the dusty Sahara Desert, and offers him a $2 million gift to secure oil rights for a Chinese conglomerate. In another scheme, Chi Ping Patrick ...

Mary, 31, a frequent speed dater in Hong Kong, has never had a boyfriend, after spending five years being repeatedly disappointed as she searched for her Mr Right. Speaking on the condition she could use a pseudonym, Mary said she felt hopeless over the trend of women being "leftover" in the city ...
Hong Kong's High Court has rejected the appeal of former British banker Rurik Jutting, who was convicted for the 2014 murders of two women in Hong Kong. He will not be given a new trial. "There is no merit whatsoever in this ground of appeal," wrote Justices Michael Lunn, Andrew Macrae and Kevin ...
The Hang Seng Index was down about 3.8 percent at 29,306.63 at 11.08 a.m. HK/SIN while the Shanghai composite was down 4.5 percent at 3,114.0472. Despite the sell-off, equities may just be in their "first leg of correction," said William Ma, chief investment officer of Noah Holdings in Hong Kong.
A Hong Kong-managed oil tanker carrying 22 Indian crew and a cargo of 13,500 tonnes of petrol was hijacked by pirates off the coast of West Africa last week, the shipping company revealed after the vessel was released. The tanker - Marine Express - was released in the early hours of Tuesday, said ...
Beijing confirmed on Tuesday that it had detained Swedish citizen and Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai, after his daughter said Chinese police had seized him from a train last month. Gui was abducted in Thailand while on holiday in 2015, one of five Hong Kong booksellers who went missing that ...
However, after more years than I care to remember covering crime in Hong Kong, it has been with more than a twinge of sadness that I watched an opportunity-starved police PR machine enthusiastically serve up an easily packaged and controlled yarn of derring-do to a media hungry in equal measure for ...
Since flu season began in Hong Kong last month, there have been more than 330 outbreaks of the virus. Figures from the government's Centre for Health Protection showed that from January 7 to February 4, 182 adults developed serious flu complications. Of those, 104 died, with 88 of them above the age ...
The Lunar New Year holiday could start early for schoolchildren in Hong Kong as the city's leader held urgent talks with experts to consider keeping pupils home to stem the surge of flu cases amid a shortage of vaccines. The Centre for Health Protection is expected to announce flu control and prevention ...
police are searching for a mainland man after 27 shipping containers carrying frozen meat worth HK$22.8mil (RM11.49mil) were reported stolen in Hong Kong. The citywide manhunt started on Monday night after police received a report from the suspect's two business partners - two mainland men - at ...
Get your credit cards ready: flights between the U.S. and Hong Kong are insanely cheap right now, thanks to American Airlines. Newark, Chicago, and Washington D.C. are the designated departure cities, with round-trip flights priced as low as $548--a steal, considering they can be upwards of $1,000.
The three were convicted on unlawful assembly charges for their part in storming a courtyard at government headquarters in September 2014 to protest Beijing's plan to restrict elections, kicking off Hong Kong's most turbulent period in decades and putting Wong, then still a teen, in the global spotlight.
Despite recent jitters, the sell-off is not indicative of worsening economic fundamentals, said Ronald Wan, chief executive at Partners Financial Holdings in Hong Kong. The Chinese markets were already shaky due to profit-taking on an early 2018 rally ahead of the long Lunar New Year holiday next week.
Someone wrote that retired cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun hates the Chinese communist government more than he loves the Pope. That sounds just about right. The octogenarian churchman always seems to have preferred politics over religion, whether it is about electoral reform in Hong Kong or his ...
As new problems surface this month between Beijing and Hong Kong, a world financial center under Chinese rule for the past two decades, the nearby democratic island of Taiwan is expecting another wave of fearful immigrants. The number of immigrants from Hong Kong to Taiwan often spikes when the ...
It's official: Hong Kong--a major market for elephant ivory--will end sales of the "white gold" by the end of 2021. ... Approval of the measure, which the Associated Press reported passed by a vote of 49-4, comes more than two years after Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying promised to shut ...
January was given a cold send-off in Hong Kong, with the mercury plunging to minus 1 degree Celsius on Wednesday night, the lowest so far this year. The chilly spell was expected to continue for another seven days, with the Hong Kong Observatory forecasting that the daily minimum temperature would ...
Winning over Xiaomi would be a significant win for Hong Kong and may pave the way for more technology companies to follow, burnishing the city's reputation not just as a financial centre but also as a technology hub. Besides Tencent Holdings, the social media-to-gaming giant, the Hong Kong stock ...
Hong Kong's overall property market has boomed this month, with buyers and investors splashing out HK$64.89 billion on flats, shops, industrial units and car parking spaces as of January 30, according to Midland Realty. The overall average home price has now reached HK$12,147 per square foot, ...
Two years ago, we founded our political party, Demosisto, hoping to strengthen Hong Kong's youth democracy force that came together during 2014's "umbrella movement" protests. The peaceful, 79-day demonstrations failed to win any major concessions from Beijing but they did show us the potential our ...
Most of those air raids were carried out by B-24 and B-25 bombers, the former of which could carry up to 8,000 pounds of bombs. McWhirter confirmed the newly found bomb was of US design. An unexploded US-made World War II bomb also was discovered at a Hong Kong construction site last year and ...
The Vatican has defended itself after a senior cardinal accused it of "selling out" to Beijing. Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong had criticised the Vatican for its attempts at diplomacy with China's government. He accused the Church of forcing bishops to retire in favour of replacements picked by Beijing. The Vatican did not ...
But fresh ivory has continued to make its way into Hong Kong. In July, for example, 7.2 tons of elephant tusks were found concealed under frozen fish in a shipment from Malaysia. activists and lawmakers cite such incidents as evidence that the ivory trade has profited from the Hong Kong loophole, with ...
Hong Kong's pro-establishment heavyweights, including top adviser's to the city's leader, are alarmed that the government may end up helping opposition politicians win seats if it bans two pro-democracy activists from running in the Legislative Council by-election in March. The pan-democrats also warned ...
Tourism officials will get rid of more red tape to boost a flagging food truck pilot scheme in Hong Kong, the government has announced. Approaching a year since its launch, an official review of the two-year tourism initiative released on Friday revealed most venues struggled to make money for vendors as ...
British 1970s punk legends The Ruts DC on making their Hong Kong debut at the Fringe ... their latest album, music Must Destroy, then long-time bass player and songwriter John "Segs" Jennings paints it clearly in an interview ahead of the punk band's first performance in Hong Kong the end of the month.
From the business sector, new delegates included Charles Li Xiaojia, chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing; Raymond Kwok Ping-luen, chairman and managing director of Sun Hung Kai Properties; and Karson Choi Ka-tsan, chairman of the Halewinner luxury watch company and son of ...
Hong Kong stocks pushed further into record territory on Friday, logging a seventh straight week of gains, with the benchmark index closing above 33,000 for the first time as banks posted strong gains and internet giant Tencent Holdings set a new high. The Hang Seng Index rose 1.5 per cent, or 499.67 ...
Apple has updated its website in Singapore and Hong Kong to announce that the Apple Watch with cellular will be available for preorder on February 2nd. The first orders will arrive to customers one week later on February 9th. In Singapore, the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE will start at S$598, while ...
The number of private flats on which construction began in Hong Kong last year fell one third from 2016, according to the latest government data, but analysts said the city was not facing a sharp decline in supply as properties released in the past few years and inventory held by developers would fill any ...
Hong Kong: Hundreds of Hong Kong students protested Friday (Jan 26) as tensions escalate on campuses over compulsory testing of Mandarin - the dominant language of mainland China. The first language of Hong Kong is Cantonese and proposals from education chiefs to put more emphasis on ...
Victoria Wisniewski Otero, founder and CEO of non-profit organisation Resolve Foundation, never gave any thought to starting her own initiative before enrolling on a course to hone her leadership skills. "I never had it on my bucket list to found an NGO, but it has always been my life mission to want to do ...
With a single tap of a card, elderly pedestrians and those with disabilities can now get a few extra seconds to make their way across Hong Kong's busy roads. The Transport Department on Thursday rolled out a new smart device at a pedestrian crossing in North Point on Hong Kong Island under a trial ...
An eight-hour stand-off between students at Hong Kong Baptist University and staff at the school's Language Centre last week unleashed a chain of events that peaked with death threats against one of the youngsters, and the suspension of two students.


 

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