TV host reminded of father's tragic death in 1996 Diaoyus mission

TV host reminded of father's tragic death in 1996 Diaoyus mission

While many Hongkongers wished the eight activists who sailed from Hong Kong to the disputed Diaoyu Islands success in their mission, Brian Chan On-lap had just one hope - that all would "return home safely to their families".

Sunday, 19 August, 2012, 10:03am

Chan's tough fight to regain trust

Just days after he has been appointed to replace a scandal-hit predecessor, development minister Paul Chan Mo-po has landed himself in hot water too. Chan and his wife have been accused of making handsome profits by subdividing properties into tiny units for lease - a common practice that sometimes breaches building and safety rules.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Paul Chan should fall on his own sword

As Freddie Mercury used to sing, another one bites the dust. Just days after his appointment as development secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po finds himself at the centre of an investigation by his own inspectors. It's alleged that two of the properties - illegally subdivided for lease to multiple tenants - are owned by a company controlled by his wife and her family.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:57am

Lai See

PR chap's not-so-clear moment of lucidity

If the heads of public relations companies sometimes wonder why their messages don't make it into the newspapers or get badly mangled, they may consider the following not untypical exchange over the phone which occurred on Friday afternoon when our thoughts were straying towards the weekend.

5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Eat and greet treat

Bella Vita and Sushi Ta-ke grand opening party

Where: Cubus

When: January 18

What: 1957 & Co restaurant group held a party for new restaurants Bella Vita and Sushi Ta-ke. A ribbon- cutting ceremony was held.

Who: Joining the party were Nina Lam, Alan Chan, Michelle Chan, Leo Ku and Gladys Mak.

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Forgetful Mr Chan

The end of the week

Last time, we met Barton Chan, the most forgetful person in the world. Each morning before he sets off for work, his wife checks that he has everything he needs for the day. Does Mr Chan forget anything on Thursday, Friday or Saturday?

Today is Thursday

5 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Outspoken commentator splits community with immigrant rant


The 90-second rant from the man who promotes some of the world's top recording artists should have been as easy to ignore as an annoying ad on the radio.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


In last week's Review, Australian artist Jenni Kelly's painting As Petals of a Rose was wrongly attributed to local artist Clementine Chan. We apologise for the error, which occurred during photo transmission.

18 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Two teenagers jailed for attacking real estate agent

Victim was lured to a vacant flat, tied up and beaten before she was robbed

Two teenagers who tied up, beat and then robbed a real estate agent in a vacant flat were sentenced to jail for five years and four months yesterday.

1 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Anchors away

A MEDICINE DEGREE is the basic requirement for anyone who wants to be a doctor, but you don't need a qualification in journalism to be on the anchor desk of a news programme.

19 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Sadness, relief as plug pulled on news show

Wharf Cable's English-language news service screened its final broadcast last night after just under four years on the air.

The last newscast on Cable Channel 15, anchored by managing editor Peter Maize, went out at 9.30 pm.

12 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

IndyCars faster than Cable TV engineers

Armchair sports fans were cursing again yesterday when lightning struck a Cable TV transmitter on Kowloon Peak, disabled some 24 hours earlier.

12 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

China information network to be envy of world

The bane of every Beijing bureaucrat is sitting in smoke-filled buses during traffic jams to get to meetings. But within two years, they should be able to tune in to meetings on television without leaving the office.

24 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Pick up African safari refund

REFUNDS are now being made for the cancelled screening of the Omnimax film Africa: The Serengeti, which was scheduled for 8.30 pm two Fridays ago (July 21) in the Space Theatre of the Hong Kong Space Museum. The film could not be shown because of a mechanical breakdown.

1 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Relocated centre set to reopen

THE Airport and Port Projects Resource Centre will reopen to the public tomorrow after a move from Central to new premises in Causeway Bay.

The address of the new centre will be: 22nd floor, East Exchange Tower, 38 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

10 Apr 1995 - 12:00am