• Tue
  • Oct 21, 2014
  • Updated: 7:22pm

Former Justice Secretary Wong Yan-lung and a number of other prominent Hong Kong figures have offered student protest leaders “intensive training” ahead of their talks with government officials...

21 Oct 2014 - 4:52pm

On Tuesday evening, government representatives will meet with leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students for the first time to formally discuss demands raised by students protesters....

21 Oct 2014 - 5:36pm

Good afternoon and welcome to scmp.com's live blog, on the day that student protesters finally meet with government officials for talks on democracy.

Updated 21 Oct 2014 - 7:21pm

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told media that if the government met pro-democracy protesters’ demands it would result in the city’s poorer people dominating elections.

21 Oct 2014 - 5:53pm

The High Court yesterday ordered pro-democracy protesters to leave main roads in Admiralty and Mong Kok immediately.

Updated 21 Oct 2014 - 6:51pm

The two Kwok brothers who now chair Sun Hung Kai Properties feared in the 2000s that their business empire might have to be wound up.

21 Oct 2014 - 11:43am

Mainland legal experts said the demands made in the letter from the Hong Kong Federation of Students - co-organiser of the street protests that began late last month - were unrealistic and...

Updated 21 Oct 2014 - 6:28pm


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 13%
  • No: 87%
21 Oct 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 573

Occupy Central has been captured in minute detail in Admiralty where a protester has recreated scenes from the protests in a display made with Lego figures.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:25pm

The Law Reform Commission will press on with its recommendation to amend the law on squatters' rights, making it more difficult for people to legally take over vacant property.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:30am

The priest of Hong Kong's Roman Catholic Cathedral admits he gave permission for an anti-gay-rights speech to be delivered to the congregation on Saturday.

21 Oct 2014 - 5:57pm

Hong Kong has strengthened its defences against the deadly Ebola virus, gathering information about travellers from five stricken West African countries and adopting a tougher standard for fever...

21 Oct 2014 - 7:56am

Hong Kong NGOs highlighted the alleged abuse of women during the Occupy Central protests of the last three weeks at a UN meeting in Geneva yesterday.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:00am

Rural strongman Lam Kam-kwai supports the bid to change the "squatters' rights" law, saying it would stop property occupiers from exploiting the system.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:39am

Hong Kong's 'ecological deficit' - the difference between the resources it uses and its capacity to generate them - has surpassed that of Singapore to become the worst in Asia, a WWF study has...

21 Oct 2014 - 5:51pm

A concern group yesterday made a last-ditch effort to persuade the government to raise the statutory minimum hourly wage to HK$38, a week before a commission is due to make its recommendation on...

21 Oct 2014 - 8:04am

Hongkongers working on the mainland should be allowed to vote in the city's elections at the Hong Kong government's offices north of the border, Beijing-loyalist lawmakers said yesterday.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:33am

Stressed-out Hongkongers have the weakest bladders of men and women in neighbouring countries, a new study has found.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:08am

It may have a reputation for fun after dark, but those who live, work and study in Wan Chai suffer from a range of psychological problems, with stress foremost among them.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:33am

I was struck last week by a news item concerning a clash of rights. We all enjoy having rights and exercising them when necessary. Human, civil, political and legal rights are held dear to us.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:33am

Police said the situation in Mong Kok, where hundreds of protesters remain in the streets despite efforts to clear them, is “on the verge of a riot”.

20 Oct 2014 - 7:37pm

Those who accuse foreign countries of backing protests in Hong Kong are “distracting from the issues at hand”, the United States said as it hit back at claims that Washington is meddling in the...

20 Oct 2014 - 7:19pm

Hong Kong's police on Monday condemned parents for allowing their children to participate in democracy protests in Mong Kok, calling the act "extremely irresponsible and dangerous".

20 Oct 2014 - 5:24pm

A programme to recruit overseas doctors to ease the manpower shortage at public hospitals is seeing an exodus of talent as at least three of the 11 specialists in the scheme have decided to leave...

20 Oct 2014 - 11:04am

Beijing will not seek a quick end to the political turmoil in Hong Kong to avoid possible embarrassment ahead of some important domestic and international events, sources say.

20 Oct 2014 - 1:11pm

An award-winning American architect has proposed transforming some of the city's municipal services buildings and refuse collection points into multistorey recycling and community centres.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:44pm

A couple of superheroes and a US president took to the streets of Central. But Superman, Captain America and Barack Obama were hardly noticed as they raced among the other fancy-dress entrants in...

20 Oct 2014 - 6:57pm

Striding into his 50th year at the Bar and looking back on his younger days, Neville Sarony QC, SC has no regrets about giving up the chance of a promising military career to become a lawyer in...

20 Oct 2014 - 6:56pm


SCMP.com Account