Much hangs on a fair trial for Lai

Beijing says 600-odd suspects are on the run from the law overseas. Its chances of getting many of them back to face justice depend a lot on what happens to the one it most wanted, and fought hardest and longest to bring home.

Sunday, 24 July, 2011, 12:00am

Normand Laprise

You were using seasonal ingredients long before 'farm-to-fork' was a buzz phrase in the world of haute cuisine. How deep are your roots in that philosophy? 'I grew up on a farm. Forty years ago in rural Quebec, Canada, there was no such thing as a supermarket, so I'm used to preserving and storing things for the winter months.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Former buildings chief fined for failing to stop toilet leak

A former director of the Buildings Department has been fined HK$1,750 for failing to comply with an order to stop water seeping from a toilet in his flat.

Choi Yu-leuk, 71, was convicted in Kowloon City Magistracy yesterday after a dispute with a neighbour that has gone on for years.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

There are positives with horse-tracking system

The jury is out on one aspect of the Meydan set up - the Trakus system used for varying purposes, including sectional times and the enhancement of the 'viewing experience' for racegoers.

In fact the jury has been out for more than four years at Woodbine racetrack in Canada, where the system first emerged, despite tracks in the United States taking it up since.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Sh*t My Dad Says

Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern Boxtree, HK$170

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Extending his range

Name: Jason Chan Pak-yu Born: Hong Kong Zodiac sign: Cancer Chinese zodiac: Pig

Albums: First Experience (2007), First Experience: Collector's Edition (2007), Change (2008), Close Up (EP) (2009), Can't Be Half (2009), Put On (2010)

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

notes from the dorm

You might think that since I began studying at university more than 12,000 kilometres from home (18 hours by flight), I and my parents would have drifted apart. Far from it.

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


Today: Joint chamber seminar: 'An essential union: Science and public policy'. Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Real estate investing in Canada'. Kinwick Centre, Central.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce evening: '7 habits of world-class organisations I'. Kinwick Centre, Central.

1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Appeal court upholds Sars date

The Court of Appeal has upheld that March 27, 2003, should be recognised as the date for the outbreak of Sars in a case where New World Development sued a number of insurers for losses of tens of millions of dollars at its hotels.

9 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Royston Tan - 12 of the Decade

Singaporean director Royston Tan has proved his versatility with a diverse range of feature films. But it's with his even more disparate short films that Tan made his name. Since Remain in 1995 Tan, 33, has made more than 30 shorts and music videos, and the variety of his work is on display at the InDPanda International Short Film Festival.

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

'Culture' is no defence for abusing women

Tomorrow is Women's Equality Day in the US; the day in 1920 when American women won the vote. This task was ticked off the to-do lists of Canadian women three years earlier, but Canadian suffragettes had an Act II to play out, 10 years later, in 'The Persons Case'.

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

ask toni & josh

Dear Toni

I like a guy who's 10 years older than me - I'm still in my teens, and he's in his 20s. He's really nice and I think about him all the time. I met him recently while on holiday and saw him every day. But I've come back home, and he lives in another country. I feel really depressed already at being away from him.

22 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

iPad to go on sale in HK on Friday

20 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Programme is ideal for success

When Carmen Lam Chun-man began Ivey's executive MBA programme, she had more than 20 years of management experience behind her, mostly in marketing and branding in the hospitality and travel sectors.

17 May 2010 - 12:00am

Clarification required on central slaughtering

Banning the sale of live poultry in our markets, and moving to a system of central slaughtering, has long been viewed as a necessary step to protect our community from deadly infectious diseases. It has been on the agenda for years, but has repeatedly been delayed. Now, a consultant commissioned by the government has concluded that such a scheme would not be financially viable.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am