China–United Kingdom relations

Life's priority: Time is precious for CEO Emma Sherrard Matthew

Emma Sherrard Matthew

When Emma Sherrard Matthew joined Quintessentially, the luxury lifestyle group and concierge service, there were only a handful of offices worldwide and a staff of four in Hong Kong.

Monday, 12 November, 2012, 1:35pm

Driven to progress: Time is money, says architect Dennis Lau Wing-kwong

Dennis Lau Wing-kwong

He is one of Hong Kong's most renowned architects, and perhaps few understand the financial value of time more than Dennis Lau Wing-kwong.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:26pm

A silent reward for a timely kowtow?

Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. Photo: Nora Tam

Sino-British talks on building the new airport at Chek Lap Kok almost broke down in 1991 after Beijing insisted the agreement be signed by the two heads of government in the Chinese capital, according to a new book by a former top mainland official.

SCMP, September 19

21 Sep 2012 - 7:18am 9 comments

Ask the Foodie: Tom Wood

Wyndham the 4th manager Tom Wood says the bar is like going up to a friend's apartment.Photo: Jonathan Wong

Australian-born mixologist Tom Wood arrived in Hong Kong in January this year to oversee the bar at Wyndham the 4th, which has just opened in Central. Diageo Reserve named him a world class bartender of the year, Hong Kong's first, before the venue even opened.

20 Sep 2012 - 10:50am

Live-fire PLA drills near Hong Kong are common and safe, says expert

PLA military exercises held near Hong Kong are not uncommon, with an average of 10 drills conducted every year, some of which include shooting practice, a government aviation source said.

He added that there was no need to warn the public about the drills in advance because it may create unnecessary panic.

7 Sep 2012 - 3:10am

South Asian policewoman follows in her grandfather's footsteps

Heina Rizwan Mohammad at her graduation. Photo: David Wong

When the first South Asian woman to be recruited as a police officer since the handover took to the streets last week she was continuing a proud family tradition.

Heina Rizwan Mohammad is a police constable in Yuen Long, a district with a significant ethnic minority population, and is following in the footsteps of her grandfather who walked the beat more than 30 years ago.

2 Sep 2012 - 3:04am

Letters to the Editor, September 01, 2012

Jeremy Lin during his visit to Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Development of border has many pitfalls

Proposals to develop the northern New Territories have proved controversial ("Border development 'will bring Hongkongers jobs'", August 28).

Some people have said all the possible drawbacks to such a scheme should be considered before any decisions are taken.

1 Sep 2012 - 2:49am

Former UK envoy Sir Richard Evans, who was key in HK's handover, dies

Sir Richard Mark Evans

Sir Richard Mark Evans, Britain's ambassador to China in 1984 who contributed to the negotiations that led to Hong Kong's handover to China, died on Friday at the age of 84.

30 Aug 2012 - 5:41am

Letters to the Editor, August 28, 2012

Heavy traffic in a street in Central. Photo: Bloomberg

Dispute will not be resolved in near future

It seems that China is trying its best to press its claim that the Diaoyu Islands are part of its territory.

This was why a group of Hong Kong citizens sailed to the islands earlier this month. I would like to express my opinion about the Diaoyu Islands dispute.

28 Aug 2012 - 2:13am

Letters to the Editor, August 24, 2012

Hong Kong can help the wind turbine industry. Photo: Xinhua

China trying to correct past wrongs

I was fascinated by Richard Paine's arguments regarding the Diaoyu Islands ("Islands are part of Okinawa", August 21).

I am sure peace-loving people all over the world know the true facts behind this disputed territory.

The islands are an integral part of Yilan county, Taiwan, and are far closer to the island than to Okinawa.

24 Aug 2012 - 2:16am

Hong Kong's Diaoyu activists plan to sue Japanese government

Supporters greet the Kai Fung No 2 - which took activists to the Diaoyu Islands - on its return to Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong's Diaoyu activists plan to sue the Japanese government for illegally arresting eight protesters involved in last week's expedition to the disputed islands.

29 Aug 2012 - 7:44pm