Ugly scrap likely over ouster of windsurfing

Top Hong Kong official Cowen Chiu But-kau believes the International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) general assembly in November will turn ugly after it emerged that Spain's representative at the vote to replace windsurfing with kiteboarding at the 2016 Olympics had gone aga

Thursday, 17 May, 2012, 12:00am

Who said it?

Perhaps I was politically naive, but I simply did not believe that they would go that far

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, blaming Nicolas Sarkozy's allies for his downfall

I'll keep working until I can't do it physically any more

Hong Kong's last rickshaw puller, 63-year-old Hung Chiu-ping

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Music composer struggles to stay in time with actress Ella Koon on the catwalk

Casual wear brand Giordano invited singer-actress Ella Koon Yan-na and music producer and composer Chiu Tsang-hei to be guests of honour for the opening of its boutique on Paterson Street in Causeway Bay, a store which merges its women's and Concepts One collections.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Food 'styling' is a delicious but endangered job

When looking at food and beverages featured on TV commercials and print ads, consumers usually find them irresistible. Unfortunately, reality can sometimes be a bit disappointing.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Love triangle with a sweet taste

Fresh off her acclaimed performance in You Are the Apple of My Eye, Michelle Chen Yan-hsi takes centre stage as an immature girl in the Taiwanese rom-com The Soul of Bread.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Beating the odds - and competitors

Raymond Chiu Hok-yin was born with epilepsy, an illness that can suddenly cause sufferers to shake uncontrollably. Because of the brain disorder, the boy's mental development was slightly impaired. And this affected his self-esteem.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tributes for Falklands hero who saved 10 lives

Tributes have flowed for the only Chinese man to be awarded one of Britain's highest civilian honours for bravery, Hong Kong's Chiu Yiu-nam, following his death at home.

The extremely modest Chiu ignored orders to abandon ship and saved 10 Welsh Guardsmen from the blazing Royal Fleet Auxiliary's Sir Galahad during the 1982 Falklands war between Britain and Argentina.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Remembering the quiet courage of a humble Hong Kong war hero

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sailing to victory with zest and gusto

T he Inter-school Sailing Festival, organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club off Middle Island over the weekend, showcased a brand-new style of competition.

The races in both of the two divisions featured various boat types. In two-member teams, Division A sailors competed with Feva boats, while Division B sailors set off in Q'ba or Pico vessels.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Retired officer pinched woman's bottom at club

A retired police superintendent has been ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for pinching a woman on the bottom in a police club.

Steve Chiu Sim-hung, 50, who joined the force in 1979 and retired after 30 years of service, was earlier convicted of one count of indecent assault on September 2 at the Police Sports and Recreation Club in Mong Kok.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Forget working out, it's time to party

The people who brought us the Beijing Club are banking on the fact that Hongkongers would rather rock on than work out. They have taken over the 13,000 sq ft space over the road on the corner of Wellington Street that housed the California Fitness gym and have transformed it into a high-octane party zone called Magnum Club.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Man on the Brink

Under the influence of a 'new wave' of young television-trained and/or overseas educated filmmakers in the late 1970s and early 80s, Hong Kong cinema was on the brink of radical change when writer-director-cinematographer Alex Cheung Kwok-ming chose to focus on the ethically ambiguous twilight world of an undercover policeman for his second feature.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Be sincere and don't be blinded by gold's glitter

Kit Ho (left) has been working in the insurance industry for three years. Currently, she works as a team manager at Prudential Assurance, Hong Kong. Ho says that she really enjoys her work, because it helps those in need. She talks to Chiu Po-sze

What is your academic background?

A bachelor's degree in social sciences from Hong Kong Baptist University.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Road rage father to serve community

An angry driver who raced against a truck loaded with liquefied petroleum gas despite having his children and pregnant wife on board was ordered yesterday to perform 240 hours of community service.

Chiu Pui-yin, 45, a professional driver, had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Kowloon Court.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cheung Kong eyes mainland bargains

Cheung Kong (Holdings) sees buying opportunities in the mainland's property sector next year as market liquidity is expected to get progressively tighter, says Justin Chiu Kwok-hung, an executive director at the firm.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am