What the local media says

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 01 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 01 December, 2012, 2:59am

Sunday, Ming Pao Daily

HK cyclist rides 14,000km across eight countries

Hong Kong cyclist Lee Ming-hay, 32, who began his cycling world tour in Berlin in April, has so far ridden almost 14,000 kilometres across eight countries. He arrived in Hong Kong last Saturday with new partner "Egg Tart", a kitten he picked up on the Silk Road in Xinjiang. The kitten now faces four months in quarantine.


Monday, Sing Tao Daily

Government to cut school tours to the mainland

The Education Bureau says it will subsidise fewer student exchange tours to the mainland. Only six tours will be subsidised this school year for senior primary and junior secondary students, down from 14 last year. The bureau will still pay 70 per cent of the tour fees, cutting costs for a two-to-four-day trip to between HK$200 and HK$300.


Tuesday, HK Economic Times

Bargain flats from HOS for well-off families

The Housing Authority agrees to increase the caps on monthly income and assets for buyers who want to purchase up to 5,000 used government-subsidised flats. Families with monthly incomes of up to HK$40,000 and assets worth up to HK$830,000 will be eligible to apply to buy the flats.


Wednesday, Apple Daily

A coffee a day hurts the heart with high caffeine

Apple Daily tests found that a single cup of coffee from the recently listed cha chaan teng chain Tsui Wah Restaurant contained 452 milligrams of caffeine - exceeding the 300mg recommended by nutritionists. A nutritionist warned that one of those per day could increase heartbeat and blood pressure and cause anxiety and insomnia.


Thursday, Apple Daily

Macau gang leader to hook up with former chief aide

Wan Kuok-koi, a notorious gang leader in Macau, whose release from prison is expected soon, is reportedly planning to reunite with former chief aide Yip Kam-tim, nicknamed "Ghost". After his release from prison several years ago Yip, 56, defected to Shui Fong, a triad rival of Wan's 14K.


Friday, Oriental Daily

Rooftop mobile telecom networks bad for health

Telecom providers have installed 3,200 rooftop mobile phone transmitters across the city in the first 10 months this year, since the introduction of 4G LTE technology. A doctor said electromagnetic waves emitted from the transmitters might be responsible for ringing in the ears, headaches and joint pains suffered by people living near them.