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  • Oct 25, 2014
  • Updated: 7:39pm

Pro-democracy student activists have proposed a way to trigger a referendum on political reform – by having pan-democrat lawmakers resign in order to prompt a by-election.

25 Oct 2014 - 6:09pm

Dawn has yet to break as 79-year-old Dai Mui begins her daily routine: collecting cardboard boxes from a 24-hour convenience store near her home.

25 Oct 2014 - 9:56am

Chaos continued to reign in Mong Kok yesterday as a group of angry anti-Occupy Central protesters stormed a pro-democracy camp, dismantling barricades and attacking people.

25 Oct 2014 - 10:42am

The Occupy Central movement could hurt Hong Kong's economy severely, tear the community apart and undermine the rule of law if the street protests continue, the city's first chief executive after...

25 Oct 2014 - 8:18am

A team of firefighters and mountain rescuers has removed a huge pro-democracy banner for safety reasons, a day after it was hung from the highest point of Lion Rock, above Wong Tai Sin.

25 Oct 2014 - 2:55am

Beijing will not use military force to disperse Occupy Central protesters as it is confident the Hong Kong police force can handle the situation, the city's first chief executive says.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:02am

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has put forward a robust defence of the police's performance during the ongoing Occupy Central protests, saying they had shown "patience and tolerance" not always...

25 Oct 2014 - 2:35pm


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 77%
  • No: 23%
25 Oct 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 402

Best selling US jazz musician Kenny G has said he does not support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong despite photos of him attending a demonstration site in Admiralty.

25 Oct 2014 - 10:33am

Claims judicial independence in Hong Kong is under threat from Beijing can be challenged by the willingness of foreign judges to sit in courts here, a retired Court of Appeal judge says.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:44am

Lawmakers endorsed a HK$1.6 billion project to build the city's first organic-waste treatment plant by a landslide majority yesterday, despite pan-democrats' pledge of non-cooperation in the...

25 Oct 2014 - 3:44am

A retired missionary who devoted more than 40 years to spreading the Catholic faith in Taiwan, the United States and her hometown of Hong Kong has died at the age of 84.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:44am

Hong Kong firms said in a quarterly survey they were more optimistic about their output in the fourth quarter of this year than the third, but the poll may not take into account the effects of...

25 Oct 2014 - 3:44am

Three historic temples - two of them dating back to pre-colonial times - have been declared monuments, giving them legal protection and raising hopes that they will attract more resources.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:44am

Pan-democratic lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che is taking two months of leave from next month to receive treatment for a malignant tumour that is taking up 60 per cent of his stomach.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:44am

A prominent pro-establishment party leader has called on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to take responsibility for Hong Kong's political crisis and resign. 

24 Oct 2014 - 9:09pm

Despite occasional rumours of a crackdown at the sites of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the appearance of a "tank" at the main Admiralty camp has barely raised a stir.

24 Oct 2014 - 5:41pm

Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting reiterated that a planned vote among protesters this Sunday was not meant to pave the way for a retreat, but rather to survey views on a counter-...

24 Oct 2014 - 6:36pm

Expats with a sweet tooth now have a shop to rekindle memories of how they spent their childhood pocket money.

24 Oct 2014 - 12:06pm

A new breed of "overworked, overstressed and overwhelmed" people is emerging in Hong Kong, aided by the bad air and a slack attitude towards healthy living.

24 Oct 2014 - 11:16am

Plans to set up an innovation and technology bureau are facing a further delay after Legislative Council meeting had to be adjourned because there weren't enough lawmakers in attendance.

24 Oct 2014 - 7:26am

Protesters in "Umbrella Plaza", Admiralty, will be polled on whether student leaders should accept the government's offers made at talks on Tuesday on ending nearly a month of sit-ins.

24 Oct 2014 - 7:24am

All the evidence in the city's most high-profile graft trial in recent history has been presented to the jury tasked with passing the verdict on former government No 2 Rafael Hui Si-yan and the...

24 Oct 2014 - 7:05pm

The number of mainland group tours to Hong Kong has almost doubled despite the Occupy Central protests that are affecting business and transport.

24 Oct 2014 - 8:06am

Hongkongers can expect a pay rise of 4 to 4.5 per cent next year - about the same as last year's average raise.

24 Oct 2014 - 7:19am

A group of rock climbers hung a huge yellow banner - reading "I want real universal suffrage" - from the highest point of Lion Rock to show support for the democracy movement.

24 Oct 2014 - 5:59pm

Part of a Mong Kok street blocked by Occupy supporters was reopened to traffic after several men tore down barricades amid angry scenes.

24 Oct 2014 - 11:23am

Two policewomen say they have withstood verbal and physical insults during the last three weeks while working up to 20-hour shifts policing the Occupy protests. Male officers have suffered the...

25 Oct 2014 - 1:43am


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