Falling crime rate a Hong Kong success to celebrate

Although Hong Kong is not totally free of violent crime, it is a remarkably safe place to live in.

Although Hong Kong is not totally free of violent crime, it is a remarkably safe place to live in. Comparable communities in developed Asia, like Japan, Korea and Singapore, also have markedly lower crime rates than most Western societies.

Friday, 22 February, 2013, 4:04am

Frank Calabrese, hitman for Chicago mafia, dies in prison

Frank Calabrese in 1983.

Hitman Frank Calabrese, jailed for life after a long career of murder and extortion in the Chicago mob, has died in prison.

His son, Frank Jnr, said he died on Christmas Day, which was "one of the few days out of the year he was a good person".

28 Dec 2012 - 5:48am

Food icon Charlie Trotter puts 'large format' wine collection up for auction

Charlie Trotter

Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous restaurant was synonymous with fine dining in Chicago, is auctioning off his million-dollar wine cellar, which is known for the size of its bottles as much as for what's in them.

7 Nov 2012 - 4:10am

Chicago protest over street gangs' rowdy funerals

Gang members at the funeral of slain Chicago rapper Lil Jojo.

As the funeral procession headed through Chicago's far Southwest Side, mourners weaved in and out of traffic, leaned out of car windows as they sang to music blaring from their car stereos and flashed gang signs, a video on YouTube showed.

3 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

Blind dinner date fuels appetite for romance

Chicago-born Jeff Young did not have high hopes when a former colleague set up a blind date for him and Georgine Leung. But it turned out to be infinitely better than he had expected.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chicago seeks to be friendliest US city for Chinese, mayor Daley says

Chicago mayor Richard Daley, in Hong Kong on the last leg of a China tour, said yesterday the Midwestern metropolis aspires to be the 'most friendly city in the United States for Chinese investors and tourism'.

29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am



American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'What's next in the Obama US trade agenda?' Bank of America Tower.

American Chamber of Commerce lunch with Chicago mayor Richard Daley: 'The China-Chicago connection'. Renaissance Harbour View Hotel.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Life is about making connections

Jeremy Lieberman, director of operations for Asia-Pacific at Bubba Gump Shrimp, which owns a chain of seafood restaurants inspired by the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, embodies some of the admirable character traits of the film's leading man. Like the fictional character of Gump, Lieberman, 46, is philosophical, inspirational and determined.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

What's on in Hong Kong

Acting out

HKYAF is running a drama games workshop for primary students aged six to 12. It takes place on June 23, 5-6.30pm.

If you're interested, e-mail your full name, age, mobile number, school and district to to register by June 18. Places are on a first come, first served basis.

11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Chicago - The Musical

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

When opportunity knocks, take it

Throughout 2010, Michael Brown will be wearing two hats. As chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, he will have an influential voice on business policy in the region. And, as managing director and Asia-Pacific head of corporate banking for JP Morgan, he is a leading figure with an organisation handling worldwide assets of US$2 trillion.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Jessica C shows she's no fish out of water as she finds another use for streamlined suits

Chrissie Chau Sau-na found fame in a bikini MTR ad. Jessica Cambensy became a celebrity after a TV commercial. The Chinese-American model starred in a series of Canon ads with Eric Kot Man-fai. Now, suddenly, she's among the town's top models.

14 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Q. So you think you know pop culture...

1. Doctor Teeth and the Electric Mayhem were the house band on what TV show?

2. Martin Luther King (right) stood before what monument when he delivered his 'I have a dream' speech?

3. Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart are the chief protagonists of which Oscar-winning film? 4. Who did media tycoon Ted Turner marry in 1991 and divorce in 2001?

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Top dog

American dog lovers have made Labradors their top dogs for the 18th year in a row, the American Kennel Club said. According to USA Today, more pure-bred Labradors were registered in the US than any other breed, and that was before Marley and Me hit the screens.

29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Chicago attracting global investors

According to market monitor Appraisal Research, sales of newly built condominiums and townhouses in downtown Chicago plummeted 82 per cent in the third quarter of last year compared with the same period in 2007. Less than 1,000 sales were expected to have been made for the whole of last year, which would make it the worst year since the Chicago-based firm began tracking data in 1997.

7 Jan 2009 - 12:00am