Alcoholic Beverage


Say no to alcohol and yes to health

The number of car accidents in Hong Kong is increasing. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are caused by drink driving.

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012, 12:00am

Curb alcohol sales in shops, doctors urge

As more teenagers indulge in binge drinking, doctors are calling for stricter control on sales of alcohol in shops.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Simple politeness costs nothing

I recently saw an old woman pushing a cart which had lots of waste paper on it. She was trying to pass people and was saying, 'excuse me, let me have some space, please' in a weak voice. But the people did not hear her. They just kept talking and joking. They were smiling, but the old lady was sad.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tackling issue of teenage drinkers

Hong Kong Sevens bosses have teamed up with a leading youth charity to tackle teenage binge drinking at the event.

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) and the KELY Support Group will highlight the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption at the tournament, which takes place from March 23-25 at the Hong Kong Stadium.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Clearer heads

Memories are the dramas of our minds, the bits of our past that are unforgettable because of particular action, suspense or sadness. The day a bar owner in Australia chased me from the pool room of his pub for underage drinking is one of those occasions. I had been going there after school on Fridays with older friends just for the game, not the alcohol.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

'Let's get tough' on teenage alcohol abuse

The government is being urged to take a tougher stance on a growing youth drinking problem by reinstating a wine duty or imposing age restrictions.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Call for crackdown on teenage alcohol abuse

The government is being urged to take a tougher stance on a growing youth drinking problem by reinstating a wine duty or imposing age restrictions.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Does every drink-driver have to be put in prison?

Following conflicting messages from authorities, debate is raging over a law change that has made drink-driving a criminal offence on the mainland since the start of this month.

Legal experts are now chiming in, calling on the country's highest legislative body, the National People's Congress Standing Committee, to issue a clarification.

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

Drunk drivers face 5 years without licence

Drunk drivers could face harsher punishments, including loss of their driving licence for at least five years, according to a draft amendment to the Road Traffic Safety Law being discussed by the national legislature.

Members of the public and many lawyers have long complained that punishment of drunk drivers on the mainland is too light.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


It's not wrong to celebrate Christmas

I do not think there is anything wrong about celebrating Christmas ('Time of joy or a wasteful indulgence?', Young Post, January 11).

25 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Bid to make spirits easier to swallow

Thomas Bohrer is known to enjoy a good whisky or grappa, a potent Italian brandy, among friends and clients. But he rarely savours fine spirits in Hong Kong because of the hefty 100 per cent duties.

'When I'm back in Europe, or in Italy, I drink a lot more spirits,' he said.

7 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


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7 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

7-Eleven changes stores' open house booze policy

Counter staff in 7-Eleven stores have been told by their bosses not to open bottles of alcohol for customers because they do not have a liquor licence - instead they are insisting customers open bottles themselves.

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Cognac drinkers are coming back

When the Hong Kong government reduced its tax on liquor containing less than 30 per cent alcohol in 2008, many of those who had lobbied for its removal hoped that the financial secretary would later follow suit with the tax on spirits - drinks typically containing 40 per cent alcohol or more.

25 May 2010 - 12:00am

Want Want aims to tap women's alcohol market

The children who grew up with Tsai Eng-meng's rice crackers have finally reached the legal age for alcohol, which translates into a new business opportunity.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am