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  • Dec 21, 2014
  • Updated: 3:56am
Hong Kong's disgraced chief secretary Rafael Hui may need legal aid for appeal: wife

The wife of Rafael Hui Si-yan broke her silence for the first time since his graft trial started, as the chief secretary turned criminal endured his first night behind bars.

21 Dec 2014 - 3:56am
Chief secretary Carrie Lam urges people to buy in Mong Kok

Shop till you drop. Or until the cops stop you. That first message comes from the government, while the second one is from the police, who say they are keeping an eye out for "shopping tours".

21 Dec 2014 - 3:56am
Chief secretary Carrie Lam urges people to buy in Mong Kok

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has named a National People’s Congress deputy to a top post on the city’s anti-corruption body, sparking opposition from the pan-democratic camp.

20 Dec 2014 - 4:23pm
Chief secretary Carrie Lam urges people to buy in Mong Kok

President Xi Jinping pushed national education and his desire for young people to understand "the true meaning'' of the "one country, two systems" model to the forefront as he ended his two-day...

21 Dec 2014 - 3:01am
Chief secretary Carrie Lam urges people to buy in Mong Kok

Veteran politicians argued over whether Beijing’s promise to keep the city’s way of life intact for 50 years was only a pledge by the Chinese over which Britain has no right to monitor.

20 Dec 2014 - 3:06am
Rafael Hui and Thomas Kwok found guilty of bribery in Hong Kong’s biggest graft trial

After a five-day deliberation, the High Court jury found Hui guilty of five out of eight counts of charges spanning bribery and misconduct in public office. The decision was seen as an...

20 Dec 2014 - 3:43am

The Centre for Health Protection announced the biggest survey in a decade to explore the health and psychological well-being of Hong Kong's residents.

20 Dec 2014 - 10:26am


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The number of crimes reported to police in the first 10 months of this year has decreased compared with the same period last year, despite fears that the pro-democracy Occupy movement would lead...

20 Dec 2014 - 5:03am

A mother who fought a legal battle with her son over a property dispute was the rightful owner of the flat the High Court ruled, but she says she is still waiting to hear if she can also win back...

20 Dec 2014 - 5:03am

A driver ploughed his car into two other vehicles before a police SUV rammed him off the road as he attempted to shake off police drugs squad officers in an early-hours chase in Tsuen Wan.

20 Dec 2014 - 4:41am

A contingent of lawmakers has urged the government to allow businesses whose incomes were affected by the Occupy movement to defer their provisional tax payments next year, the Liberal Party said...

20 Dec 2014 - 5:03am

The corruption trial labelled the highest-profile in Hong Kong's post-colonial history could be unparalleled in the dominance of some of the biggest names on the British Bar.

20 Dec 2014 - 9:44am

Music lovers can check out the roughly 11,000 records, CDs and video discs that once belonged to former chief secretary Rafael Hui but are now on offer to offset his reported HK$75 million debts...

20 Dec 2014 - 12:04pm

The crux of a manslaughter trial of two captains involved in a ferry collision on National Day in 2012 will be in the court's assessment of the two vessels' heading, a defence lawyer said.

20 Dec 2014 - 5:03am

A joint immigration and police swoop on mainlanders involved in buying goods in Hong Kong for sale across the border resulted in 20 arrests this week.

20 Dec 2014 - 9:42am

Two directors and their company were found not guilty of failing to "properly and safely" maintain a lift that fell last year, severely injuring seven people.

20 Dec 2014 - 5:03am

Deal-maker Charles Chan Kwok-keung has been appointed as the new chairman of TVB, the city's dominant free-to-air television broadcaster.

20 Dec 2014 - 5:03am

Distance running is a gift of health, confidence and happiness for visually impaired people, according to some of the 32 Hong Kong athletes who will take part in the Taipei Fubon Marathon in...

20 Dec 2014 - 5:03am

A German-Chinese couple said they walked a "lonely road" in search of China's true musical soul amid a culture that condones lip-syncing in live shows.

20 Dec 2014 - 5:03am

The blustery conditions gave players an excuse to play poorly at Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, organisers of the day's fundraising game joked.

20 Dec 2014 - 5:03am
19 Dec 2014 - 7:38pm

Rafael Hui, who was found guilty of five counts of misconduct in public office and bribery on Friday, had enjoyed an illustrious career in public service and politics for almost forty years before...

19 Dec 2014 - 3:46pm

The jury has returned the long-awaited verdicts in the biggest graft trial in Hong Kong's history that exposed the close connections between government and the business sector.

19 Dec 2014 - 4:45pm

Rally organisers planning pro-democracy protests during President Xi Jinping's two-day visit have been told by Macau police to amend their routes to quieter streets and locations farther away from...

20 Dec 2014 - 3:36am

More Hongkongers now want legislators to approve the government's electoral reforms next year than before the start of the Occupy Central civil disobedience action for democracy, a university poll...

19 Dec 2014 - 11:26am

A multibillion-dollar "housing reserve" will be created from the public coffers to help the Housing Authority meet the government's goal of building 290,000 public flats in the next decade.

19 Dec 2014 - 2:03pm

Hong Kong firms now have greater access to Guangdong and more freedom to operate there, under a new trade liberalisation agreement.

19 Dec 2014 - 12:17pm


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