Gay rights groups tackle CY
A coalition of gay rights groups take their battle for anti-discrimination legislation to the top when they hand a letter to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying demanding a commitment to action in his policy address. While the city has a law preventing discrimination on the grounds of race or gender, there is no such protection for people who suffer unfair treatment due to their sexual orientation.
Kary Ng celebrates 10 years in show business
Canto-pop idol and girl about town Kary Ng Yu-fei celebrates a decade in the business with a special one-off concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Ng, who first found success with girl group Cookies before striking out on her own, is putting on a one-night show called The Present, in which she is looking after the wardrobe and the production, as well as singing.
Russian security chief in Beijing talks
Russian Security Council secretary Nikolai Patrushev begins two days of talks in Beijing for the eighth round of the Sino-Russian strategic security consultations. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the meetings between the two neighbouring states had "deepened strategic and political mutual trust and promoted bilateral comprehensive strategic co-operation".
Must-have gadgets on show
The International Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas, showcasing the biggest - and smallest - must-have hi-tech gadgets. The show is expected to focus on so-called "phablets" - bigger versions of smartphones that resemble tablet computers, with one research report predicting that one in five smartphones sold this year will be a phablet. The show has been used as a launching pad for everything from the Xbox games console to Blu-Ray DVDs.
Firms set prices for year's first HK listings
A mainland property developer and an apparel retailer set prices for IPOs that will see them become the first two companies to debut on the Hong Kong stock exchange this year. Golden Wheel Tiandi, a Nanjing-based real estate developer founded in 1994, is set to raise as much as HK$890 million, while Speedy Global, an apparel retailer that also designs, sources and manages logistics for owners of retail brands such as Giordano, aims to raise up to HK$123 million.
New inquest into death of Winehouse
A new inquest begins into the death of troubled British singer Amy Winehouse, after it emerged that the coroner who oversaw the original hearing was not qualified for the job. At an inquest in October 2011, coroner Suzanne Greenaway delivered a verdict of death by misadventure after hearing Winehouse was more than five times over the drink-drive limit when she died in July of that year. But Greenaway was forced to resign a month later.