• Wed
  • Sep 3, 2014
  • Updated: 10:00am

London has a “duty” to speak up on Beijing’s recent decision about Hong Kong’s political reform because Britain has a “moral obligation” to the city, according to former colonial governor.

Updated 3 Sep 2014 - 9:57am

The National People's Congress has written to British lawmakers telling them ties between the two nations are at risk unless they stay out of Hong Kong's affairs.

Updated 3 Sep 2014 - 9:33am

Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting surprised Hongkongers by suggesting the civil-disobedience campaign had been a failure "up to this point" and that public support for its planned mass...

Updated 3 Sep 2014 - 9:03am

Mainland officials have failed to convince Hong Kong's barristers that its model for universal suffrage in the city is in line with international law, the Bar Association chairman says.

3 Sep 2014 - 8:23am

Passengers travelling with local airlines Cathay Pacific and Dragonair can now look forward to using their smartphones and tablet computers during take-offs and landings.

3 Sep 2014 - 7:31am

Members of the pro-democracy student activist group Scholarism began handing out fliers outside secondary schools yesterday to promote their plan for a one-day boycott of classes.

3 Sep 2014 - 8:43am

Protesters yesterday accused police of taking a high-handed approach during demonstrations against Beijing's stringent restrictions on Hong Kong's democratic reform.

3 Sep 2014 - 5:53am


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Hong Kong needs to 'drag its animal protection laws out of the last century', according to an animal-rights academic and barrister.

Updated 3 Sep 2014 - 9:46am

China should gradually phase out shark fin imports, the Maldives fisheries minister said yesterday during a visit to Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong - a city known as the "shark fin capital of the...

3 Sep 2014 - 8:00am

Some of Hong Kong's oldest and poorest once again proved age is no barrier when it comes to helping those whose needs are greater than their own.

3 Sep 2014 - 3:41am

Live chicken imports from the mainland may resume in time to keep prices down ahead of next week's Mid-Autumn Festival, the health minister said yesterday.

3 Sep 2014 - 5:52am

The founder of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, Lam Shan-muk, has sold all his remaining shares at a time when the publication's editorial independence is under question.

3 Sep 2014 - 8:51am

Owl-shaped vases, plates depicting bullfights and pots adorned with female faces are among more than 100 ceramics painted by Pablo Picasso to go on display in the city today.

3 Sep 2014 - 8:47am

A top camera company is suing its Hong Kong-based former senior executive for undisclosed damages, claiming he caused losses while placing orders with Sony, a High Court writ says.

3 Sep 2014 - 5:52am

A truck driver was jailed for four years yesterday for killing a mainland accountant whose death sparked online debate over deep-rooted cross-border conflicts between locals and mainlanders.

3 Sep 2014 - 5:53am

Senior Hong Kong officials including Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor should examine their consciences and resign in a bid to make Beijing reconsider its tough restrictions on the vote...

2 Sep 2014 - 5:52pm

One of the world’s most prominent democracy scholars decried Beijing’s new restrictions on Hong Kong’s upcoming elections, saying they would fail to meet international standards for universal...

2 Sep 2014 - 4:10pm

Beijing's conservative framework for Hong Kong's universal suffrage in 2017 could apply to elections beyond that year even if it is vetoed by local lawmakers, Li Fei said.

2 Sep 2014 - 4:08pm

By hammering out a zero-risk model for the 2017 chief executive election, Beijing ensured that the city's leader would be someone it deemed acceptable, which it sees as vital to national security...

2 Sep 2014 - 10:37am

The Hong Kong Economic Journal has scrapped political activist Edward Chin Chi-kin's weekly column, leading the hedge fund manager to blast the move as a "political decision".

2 Sep 2014 - 4:51pm

Hecklers at a speech by Li Fei were hauled away by security guards yesterday, while police used pepper spray to stop protesters from entering the venue of a forum to discuss the 2017 electoral...

2 Sep 2014 - 10:27am

Students from at least 11 tertiary education institutions are planning to boycott classes for a week and rally outside the government headquarters later this month, student leaders said yesterday...

2 Sep 2014 - 11:28am

The tough restrictions imposed by Beijing on the 2017 chief executive election garnered worldwide media attention, with many publications noting Beijing's high-handed approach and the pan-...

2 Sep 2014 - 8:40am

Why doesn't the central government trust that Hong Kong people have a "balance" in mind and that they will elect a person good for Hong Kong as chief executive?

2 Sep 2014 - 3:23am

The remaining issues on the 2017 chief executive election that need to be sorted out by the Hong Kong government, according to Li Fei.

2 Sep 2014 - 3:24am

The new Law Society president says he will keep a low profile as a way to re-establish the organisation's standing after his predecessor was forced to step down following a vote of no confidence...

2 Sep 2014 - 9:19am

Conservation authorities have made a surprise pledge to designate two new marine parks off Lantau Island by 2017, amid concerns about a third runway at Hong Kong airport.

2 Sep 2014 - 11:12am


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