Cantonese People

ADPL admits it got its election tactics wrong in Kowloon West stronghold

A mistaken election strategy - discounting an opponent's appeal to voters - led to the loss of a traditional stronghold seat for the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL) in Sunday's election, the group conceded yesterday.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2012, 2:53am

ADPL party lagging in polls, as it bids to hold on to last seat in Legco

Frederick Fung is not worried

The 25-year-old Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood is fighting for its life, with polls showing it could lose its only seat in the Legislative Council.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm

Treasure trove of the past

While many people think that old things have little value and should be forgotten, a group of secondary students at Sha Tin Methodist College believe otherwise.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Quitting job never crossed my mind'

The outgoing secretary for justice said yesterday that he never once contemplated quitting despite his central role in some of the toughest policy fights in recent years.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Wong Fei-hung is one of Hong Kong's most important cultural icons: for the past six decades, 'Master Wong' - a real-life martial arts practitioner made famous on screen first by Kwan Tak-hing, and later by Jet Li Lianjie - dazzled local audiences with his dexterous kung fu and unwavering patriotism.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Watch the world turn off the lights

An energy-saving event - Earth Hour - has caught my eye. On March 29, schools and buildings around the world will turn out their lights for one hour.

I think this campaign carries a good message about green living.

If my school joins the event, I will strongly support it and help prepare for it.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Want to bring joy to your Christmas pictures? Don't pose, Candy Lo says

Ho ho ho, fellas. Here's your chance to get your Christmas photo shot and printed for free.

British brand Venture Photography has set up a studio in Harbour City mall in Tsim Sha Tsui in the style of Santa's grotto.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Playing up Sun Yat-sen's unseen side

Sun Yat-sen's elder brother may have had ulterior commercial motives in supporting the 1911 revolution. And Sun's first wife was miserable at home because of his prolonged absence.

These are some of the little-known details getting an airing by a local cultural group breathing life into the revolution's key players.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Capital of compassion

Kelvin Ma says he was slightly confused after the first class on corporate social responsibility (CSR), which was part of his BBA course at the University of Hong Kong.

'I suppose I had always thought that business was about making a profit, making money,' he says. 'But the courses on CSR and corporate governance changed me by showing there is much more to it.'

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The art of the impossible

Among the topics discussed at the annual Communist Party's Central Committee meeting this month were ways to cultivate 'soft' power and promote Chinese culture abroad.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A rhapsody too blue for officials seeing red

After all the controversy over its cancellation in Beijing, the three-act opera Dr Sun Yat-sen opened and closed in Hong Kong last week without a hitch. While reviews of its music and stage design were mixed, there was no snag in the production that gave a clue to the 'logistical reasons' cited by its producer, Opera Hong Kong, that scuppered its Beijing premiere.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Call for Taiwan reunion

At a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of China's 1911 revolution, which ended the nation's long imperial history, President Hu Jintao made the case for reunification with Taiwan.

Hu said Beijing and Taipei should 'heal past wounds and work together to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation'.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

1911 revolution gets a biased remembrance

On the 100th anniversary of China's 1911 revolution this week, President Hu Jintao gave a 20-minute speech praising Sun Yat-sen as a 'national hero'. But Hu's acknowledgment of Sun's leading role in the revolution stopped there.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Principles that must not be forgotten

China is celebrating what many see as its most important revolution, the overthrow of the Qing dynasty to create the foundations of a modern nation. It is a centenary rich in symbolism and meaning, cause to give thanks to founding father Sun Yat-sen and the many others who tenaciously fought for a republic.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Shaping history

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the revolution led by Sun Yat-sen to overthrow the Qing dynasty and establish the first democratic republic in Asia. This should be a great opportunity to unify Chinese worldwide as Sun and the revolution are revered by Chinese from different backgrounds. There are statues and streets named after him in Taipei and Tianjin, Chiayi and Jiangmen.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am