Cheung Chi-Fai

Green loans the answer for greener living

The man tipped to be the next environment minister has held out the prospect of better mortgage terms and government fee concessions for buyers of properties that meet environmental standards.

Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am

Bulldozed: Abalone farm that got in way

A Hong Kong businessman has filed a lawsuit against a developer and a county government in Guangdong claiming an army of workers and bulldozers forcibly entered his massive abalone farm and destroyed it.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Greens fight rezoning request

A plan by a private developer associated with New Territories kingpin Lau Wong-fat to push through a large housing development close to a country park faces opposition from conservationists over proposed rezoning of the site.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Two men found dead in Grand Hyatt room

Mystery surrounds discovery of Americans' bodies

Police are investigating the deaths of two American men whose bodies were found yesterday in a room in one of the city's most luxurious hotels.

The pair, who police identified as Cherry Paul, 45, and Victor Richard, 52, were found with no apparent injuries at the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai.

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Critics urge top advisory bodies to open up meetings to the public

Critics and academics have called on the government to make the meetings of its major advisory boards more open to the public to enhance their transparency and foster consensus building on major policy issues.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Workers at flat projects vow to fight for wages

Unionists in talks after housing officials take over Dickson Construction sites

Despite resistance from workers and threats of a court injunction, housing officials yesterday took over three construction sites worth $1.3 billion formerly held by its contractor Dickson Construction.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Blaze survivors grow through the pain

'All of them had learned to stand on their feet and endeavoured to pursue their dreams'

Ten years after the tragic Pat Sin Leng hill fire that left two teachers and three pupils dead, the young survivors are now back on their feet.

One of the pupils who was scarred most by the trauma has emerged with a renewed sense of purpose in life.

10 Feb 2006 - 12:00am