Man still living in blaze building

A tenant is still living in his subdivided cubicle in a Ma Tau Wai building that was swept by a fatal fire in June, although his landlord is racing against time to demolish the illegal structures.

Friday, 9 September, 2011, 12:00am

Repeal a law which favours greedy property developers

As Paul Serfaty points out ('Compulsory sale law needs to be repealed', November 5), Albert Cheng King-hon ('Developing farce', October 30) is completely misguided in his support of a law that clearly infringes on the rights of owners of older buildings and places them at the mercy of greedy property developers.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Legislator and law partners seek HK$2m in election libel suit

Legislative councillor Andrew Cheng Kar-foo and his law firm sought HK$2 million in the Court of First Instance yesterday from a candidate in the 2007 Sha Tin district council election for passing out leaflets they claim contained libellous content.

Cheng, the firm K.B. Chau & Co and three other partners there are seeking damages from Ho Sau-mo.

4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Cheng denies new romance with Hui

Sammi Cheng Sau-man has denied media reports that she is back together with Andy Hui Chi-on.

The two had been widely reported as a couple after singer Cheng joined the same music label as Hui in 1989, although their relationship was never officially confirmed.

2 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

New alliance planned to seek a consensus on reforms

Executive Councillor Cheng Yiu-tong is planning to form an alliance to 'help the political system move forward', amid the government's ongoing public consultation on constitutional reform.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Around the dial

Jan 2008 Albert Cheng announces he will not seek another Legco term, returning to the airwaves instead. He says he is leading a consortium to apply for a new commercial AM station.

Feb 2008 Public consultations begin over the application. The consortium, Wave Media, intends to inject HK$140 million into the project if granted a licence.

13 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Preparation is key to making an impression

Contestants must thoroughly prepare themselves for a job interview and also show nerves of steel, says Simmy Cheng, assistant general manager for human resources and administration at Orient Overseas Container Line.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Still too early to judge new drink-driving law: transport chief

It is too early to say if stiffer measures against drink-drivers are paying off, according to transport minister Eva Cheng.

Between the introduction of random tests last Monday and 7am yesterday, four drivers were prosecuted for failing breathalyser tests. About 990 drivers were randomly picked to undergo breath tests.

16 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Medical ombudsman suggested

In the light of the recent disappearance of a baby boy's body from the mortuary at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Democratic Party lawmaker Andrew Cheng Kar-foo yesterday proposed an independent complaints authority akin to the Ombudsman to deal with medical service issues.

8 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing urged to set yuan band for intervention

Beijing should set a target range for the yuan's exchange rate and intervene in the market only to keep the currency within the desired bands, former National People's Congress vice-chairman Cheng Siwei told a financial forum yesterday in Beijing.

24 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Government has compromised civil service's political neutrality

I applaud Christopher Cheng's article ('No way to govern', August 21) on the Leung Chin-man incident, which in my judgment contains some of the most sensible and principled comments I have seen so far on this case.

I cannot agree more with Mr Cheng's conclusion that while all governments cannot ignore public opinion, 'they also need to know when to run true to principle'.

27 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Legal odyssey

Cheng Huan hardly fits the image of a legal brawler who has spent three decades locked in a battle against the forces of state power.

Sitting in a wood-panelled dining room at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, the 61-year-old legal legend is polished, with manicured nails, a mauve dress shirt and his trademark ring.

12 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Cheng's rough road to Beijing

China's top female gymnast Cheng Fei is battling problems brought about by adolescence which might affect her performance at the Beijing Games.

Cheng, 19, is the country's most decorated woman gymnast. She is a two-time Chinese national floor exercise and vault champion.

25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am


A sense of belonging

I was recently involved in a drama competition. All the actors had their onstage roles, but the backstage crew also had a role to play. We helped each other and worked hard to produce a good performance on the day.

I really enjoyed the feeling of everybody having the same goal. It pushed me to do things without complaint.

3 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Asylum seekers on hunger strike to demand release

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am