Christy Choi

Explicit ad slips past censors onto phone game

A sexually explicit advertisement has slipped past the censors and is appearing on games that can be freely downloaded and used by young children.

Monday, 18 June, 2012, 12:00am

Chinese anthem at jubilee 'out of respect'

It may have been a jolly British affair, but good manners and the ghost of colonialism led St John's Cathedral to include the Chinese national anthem in a service on Tuesday celebrating the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

In tribute to Queen ... China's anthem

The Union Flag was waved and much talk of Queen Elizabeth was in the air - but it was the playing of the Chinese national anthem at a very British service that really got tongues wagging at St John's Cathedral yesterday.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Gaga's HK tweet and picture cause a stir

She had dark circles under her eyes and was without the purple dress that she wore to greet fans on Saturday night, but Lady Gaga seemed no less thrilled about being in Hong Kong.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Young chefs too hot to handle for HK parents

A survey by a local shopping mall has found that Hong Kong children want to learn how to cook - but most parents consider the kitchen off-limits.

Subjects were polled while shopping at Plaza Hollywood, and 84 per cent of 318 students from Primary One to Secondary Three said they wanted to cook, but 71 per cent of 334 parents said they would not allow it.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Romance in bloom among HK's lovers

As the city turns pink and red and the scent of flowers wafts through the streets, lovers in Hong Kong seem to be celebrating Valentine's Day the traditional way, with dinner dates and roses.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HK$2m per month for ex-wife too much

A court yesterday cleared the way for a husband to contest a HK$2 million-a-month claim for maintenance and legal fees by his wife, but said she should continue to enjoy the extravagant lifestyle they shared as a couple.

The Court of Appeal agreed with the man that the amount was too high, saying the woman had exaggerated her monthly expenses.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

To fully legalise the profession or not - it's a dilemma

Legalised prostitution, like drugs, gambling and human trafficking, played a key role in the early development of Hong Kong. But with its modern, safe image as a world city, can today's Hong Kong legitimise the women who follow in the footsteps of Suzie Wong?

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Trapped in misery by the lure of false dreams

To many Africans, China has become the new America, with its boom towns and flourishing economy.

The promise of a good life away from poverty and violence is appealing, and, like generations before who sought greener pastures, there are some who fall prey to peddlers of false dreams.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Education costs worry local future parents

Kamy Yeung Kam-yee worries a local English education will be too expensive when she becomes a mother.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

On medical museum walls, life imitates art

He doesn't look much like an artist. With his thick glasses, tucked-in shirt and leather briefcase, Dr Fung Kai-hung looks like he would be more comfortable in a lab than a studio.

But his language shows a grasp of art that his appearance belies.

'This one is minimalism,' Fung says, pointing to a soft pink print of a person's vocal cords.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Students to tour space centre, meet astronauts

Students who dream of a trip to the final frontier can take one small step towards it, thanks to a visit being organised by local universities to China's space technology centre.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am