• Wed
  • Aug 27, 2014
  • Updated: 10:46pm

The government acted unfairly when it rejected a media company’s bid to launch a free television station and the decision should be quashed, a court heard on Wednesday.

27 Aug 2014 - 6:32pm

The nation’s top legislature has laid out a framework for electing Hong Kong’s chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017, where only two to three candidates will be allowed to stand for the...

Updated 27 Aug 2014 - 10:15pm

The condition of a baby boy, born by emergency caesarean section after his mother was fatally injured by a falling tree, has improved from critical to serious almost two weeks after the incident...

27 Aug 2014 - 7:01pm

A senior Beijing official says the central government is 'mentally prepared' for the fallout from its decisions on Hong Kong’s political reform.

27 Aug 2014 - 4:30pm

A Hong Kong couple convicted of torturing their Indonesian helper for two years with hot irons and bicycle chains have failed in a bid to appeal the verdict.

27 Aug 2014 - 4:50pm

An eight-month-old baby girl was fighting for life in hospital today after her mother and two brothers, aged two and five, were killed in a flat fire.

27 Aug 2014 - 4:18pm

University of Hong Kong students and staff members are free to take part in Occupy Central and other protests, the university’s head said on Wednesday, adding that legal advice would be provided...

27 Aug 2014 - 4:26pm


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 8%
  • No: 92%
27 Aug 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 234

The nation's top legislative body should "make decisions on the core issues" concerning how Hong Kong elects its leader by universal suffrage in 2017, Xinhua said last night.

27 Aug 2014 - 12:48pm

The Basic Law does not stipulate that the city's electoral system must meet international norms, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday.

27 Aug 2014 - 9:32am

The UK Supreme Court’s president, who also sits on Hong Kong’s top court, has dismissed worries over demands in Beijing’s white paper for local judges to be patriotic, saying the requirement is “...

27 Aug 2014 - 11:56am

The number of new HIV cases recorded in the city is set to hit a record high for the fourth year running and may pass 600 for the first time, a government consultant says.

27 Aug 2014 - 10:24am

Hong Kong is replete with mysteries, ancient and modern: when will the West Island Line open? Did Song dynasty rulers shelter here?

27 Aug 2014 - 6:05am

A fire broke out in a publing housing estate in Kwun Tong, killing three people and injuring two in a family of five.

27 Aug 2014 - 7:28am

Bomb disposal officers yesterday defused a 46cm armour-piercing bomb, left by the Japanese army after the second world war and discovered by workers at a construction site next to the North Point...

27 Aug 2014 - 12:03pm

All 14 beaches in the New Territories districts of Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan may have been officially closed due to a sewage leak - but some hardy locals yesterday ignored warnings and continued with...

27 Aug 2014 - 12:08pm

A murder suspect on trial for killing his father and trying to kill his mother came up with a fresh excuse this month for the attack: a break-up with his girlfriend just before his father died, a...

27 Aug 2014 - 5:49am

The Equal Opportunities Commission will launch an internal investigation after Apple Daily revealed that Josiah Chok Kin-ming, its chief equal opportunities officer, spoke at a church forum and...

27 Aug 2014 - 12:01pm

The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) succeeded in attracting more bidders for the latest phase of its biggest redevelopment project after it relaxed the terms for the sale of the land following an...

27 Aug 2014 - 5:10am

Property owners in Lantau's Tai Ho villages, where a conflict over conservation recently erupted, have sold up to 70 per cent of their land to developers for tens of millions of dollars.

27 Aug 2014 - 11:35am

An elderly villager has spoken out against contractors who allegedly pulled down a workshop she had built beside her home without warning earlier this month.

27 Aug 2014 - 11:33am

About a dozen destinations were added to the airport's network in the last three years under the New Destination Incentive Arrangement (NDIA), which gives airlines a year's worth of landing fee...

27 Aug 2014 - 12:12pm

Hongkongers expect that Beijing will restrict nominations for the next chief executive race. Can pan-democrats accept an electoral system that does not meet all of their wishes?

27 Aug 2014 - 6:15am

A compromise proposal for electoral reform pitched by 13 moderate, pro-establishment scholars could prevent a stand-off between Beijing and pan- democrats.

27 Aug 2014 - 5:56am

Students and staff of the Polytechnic University will not be penalised if they join Occupy Central or an expected boycott of classes next month, the university president says.

27 Aug 2014 - 6:18am

Hong Kong will observe two more memorial days from this year to commemorate landmarks in the Sino-Japanese conflict during the second world war.

27 Aug 2014 - 6:00am

Cathay Pacific's plan to please travellers with HK$100 business and premium economy tickets degenerated into a public relations disaster when it left tens of thousands of people disappointed.

27 Aug 2014 - 4:33pm

A deputy police commissioner who said taking verbal abuse was part of an officer's job has expressed his regret to four staff unions and moved to clarify his controversial remark.

27 Aug 2014 - 6:25am


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