It's our duty to help the elderly

There is a debate over what is more deserving of extra financing: the elderly or the economy.

Tuesday, 29 November, 2011, 12:00am


Tony Ma is a Hong Kong businessman who has built up a chain of successful Vietnamese restaurants in the city. He has recently expanded his restaurants to London. Listen to the interview with Mr Ma about his businesses and then answer the questions

1 When did Tony open his first restaurant in Hong Kong?

a. 10 months ago

b. a decade ago

7 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Social Enterprise Challenge a rare chance for students and fresh graduates to shine

Creative juices will be flowing with conscience at this year's Social Enterprise Challenge. The annual competition for college students and fresh graduates is open for entries until October 18.

27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Guangzhou waiter taps into big picture with African customers

Steven Peng Yongxin, 28, works as a waiter at African Food, a restaurant and bar in Lujing Road in Guangzhou's Little Africa - known to irreverent locals as 'chocolate city' - thanks to the number of African vendors who trade, live and eat there. The cafes and small eateries offering African and halal Arabic cuisine are the closest tastes they can find to those of home.

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am


30 Putt in place

Try your hand at the favourite sport of businessmen. The LCSD is holding golf fun days for those aged eight and up at Island East Sports Centre from today until April 30.

Go to for more information.

22 Sing out

11 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Thursday Think Tank

1 Poor may get internet aid ... a minimum wage may be too excessive, but nobody should be denied the right to idly waste time twittering and messaging

2 Builder finds density loophole to build flats in Tsim Sha Tsui ... the developers have to find some way to get around rules now that they can't just offer government officials a lucrative job when they retire

18 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Seeking a way to curb village officials' power

The remote northern county of Jiaoling has found itself in the spotlight thanks to an eye-catching social experiment.

The experiment goes something like this: instead of the traditional system of village congresses overseeing the work of local officials, a group of elders were selected as an ad-hoc supervisory body.

2 Jan 2010 - 12:00am


Root out lies in society

Telling lies is becoming a 'trend' in society and people seem to accept this.

When we were small, we were told to be honest at all times. Books have also taught us the importance of honesty.

Adults these days always blame their children for telling lies. But the adults themselves are like that.

17 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Benefits of kidulthood

Many adults devote their time and energy to activities and toys usually associated with children or teenagers, such as playing computer games or watching cartoons. These people are called 'kidults' and it's a trend that's picking up. I think the reason 'kidults' exist is because of the enormous pressures society places on adults. It's a way for them to relieve stress.

6 Aug 2009 - 12:00am


Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 How many goals did Cheung Tin-tak's team concede?

a. 5

b. 1

c. 2

d. 4

2 What was the reason Cheung gave for players throwing away the game?

a. too tired from other jobs

b. money

29 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Frustration for HK protest group

Five Hong Kong businessmen who ran into trouble in mainland business deals have told of their frustration after their application to protest in Beijing during the Olympics was rejected.

The members of the Hong Kong (China Investment) Rights and Privilege Concern Group arrived in the capital yesterday and went to the Public Security Bureau to file a protest application.

19 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Model not on the menu

'Why didn't I get a call? Nobody loves me. The first time I heard, it was probably about three, four years ago, when the magazines were printing all of our supposed prices for dinner. I don't know who's going out, but I am not getting paid to go out for dinner.

22 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

94 cross-strait flights launched for festival

Taiwan and the mainland are set to launch 94 charter flights from today to ferry mainland-based Taiwanese businessmen back and forth for Lunar New Year celebrations.

It is the fifth time the two sides have provided such a service, which could pave the way for direct cross-strait flights - a big campaign issue in the run-up to the island's presidential election on March 22.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Munce case creates stir

If Hong Kong wanted to attract the attention of the world in 2006-07, the Chris Munce arrest case certainly did that.

Yesterday was the anniversary of Munce's arrest in the ICAC swoop that initially alleged the jockey received HK$1.6 million, won in bets made on his behalf on horses he rode, in return for tips to a group of businessmen.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Young guns

A survey has revealed that many opinion leaders and businessmen feel the younger generation lacks essential leadership skills. What can be done today to shape tomorrow's leaders? Write to us.

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am