What the local media says
Sunday, Apple Daily
Shenzhen retailers keep yuan low to draw HK customers
Shenzhen food and entertainment outlets are trying to attract customers from across the border by allowing them to pay in Hong Kong dollars at an exchange rate of 1 yuan to HK$1, despite the current market level of less than 0.8 yuan to the Hong Kong dollar. A big sauna parlour on Chun Feng Road, which offered the favourable rate, was packed with customers, many from Hong Kong. Some Chinese restaurants on Le Yuan Road gave Hongkongers a 20 per cent discount throughout the day.
Monday, Apple Daily
Veteran singer reveals identity of her only daughter's father
Veteran Hong Kong singer Jenny Tseng, 59, better known as Yan Nei, revealed that the father of her 25-year-old daughter was Alexander Fu Sheng, a Hong Kong actor killed in a car accident 29 years ago. Tseng said Fu had had his semen frozen after the couple found his sperm was incompatible with her eggs, causing her to suffer four miscarriages. Tseng said she underwent artificial insemination and gave birth to daughter Melody.
Tuesday, Ming Pao Daily
Widow of heart donor gets donation, loses dole
The wife of Lam Tak-sun, a middle-aged man whose heart was donated to a 13-year-old girl after he died in a motorcycle accident last month, lost her eligibility for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance after she received about HK$90,000 in public donations. Household applicants for the scheme must not have more than HK$8,000 in total savings in order to qualify for a monthly allowance of HK$4,000, according to Social Welfare Department rules.
Wednesday, Sing Tao Daily
Approval delay has owner of Bruce Lee home wanting to sell
Yu Panglin, owner of the former home of late martial arts actor Bruce Lee on Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong, intends to sell or redevelop the site. Yu, 90, said the house was ageing and he could not wait indefinitely for government approval of his redevelopment plan. He noted that the government had found other premises for a Lee museum once proposed for the house.
Thursday, Oriental Daily
MPF 'agencies' tout account transfers to other schemes
Some people have complained of receiving phone calls from people who claim to be employees of Mandatory Provident Fund agencies and try to persuade them to transfer their MPF accounts to another fund management company after employees get a choice of providers on November 1. The arrangement allows employees to transfer their MPF contributions and investment returns to another fund trustee and scheme of their own choice. The MPF Schemes Authority said it had received 15 such complaints in the first 10 months of this year.
Friday, The Sun
Organs from young stroke victim to save five lives
The family of a woman, 32, who died of a stroke on Wednesday donated her organs to save five lives. Her heart, liver, lungs, kidneys and corneas were transferred to Queen Mary Hospital for transplant operations. The families of two of the organ recipients expressed gratitude and called on more people to support organ donations.
Compiled by Wayne Chung and Nelson Cheng