Life in the fast lane: Leisure guru Ken Chu on why time is youth

Ken Chu

On paper, Dr Ken Chu comes across as having an almost superhuman ability to control time.

Friday, 9 November, 2012, 12:31pm

Couple charged with theft of jewellery and cash worth HK$3m

A man standing trial for the theft of HK$3 million worth of jewellery and cash from offices in industrial buildings lived in luxury in the Mid-Levels, yet he and his girlfriend had not filed tax returns in the past seven years, a court heard yesterday.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:14am

New post 'won't shift blame' for police action

Appointing a first party secretary to Shifang in Sichuan may not help the city address residents' discontent over its handling of plans - now scrapped - to build a heavy-metal processing plant, analysts said.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-official admits he sold top jobs

A former top official in the People's Congress of Maoming has pleaded guilty to selling government contracts and scores of official positions for nearly 18 million yuan (HK$22.1 million) in bribes.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Surveyor accused in building's collapse

A building surveyor who checked a To Kwa Wan tenement building two months before it collapsed in 2010 was cross-examined yesterday over whether he had followed government inspection guidelines properly.

16 May 2012 - 12:00am

Trial over deadly building collapse

A repairman hired to tear down structures in an ageing To Kwa Wan tenement block did not use any stabilising structures on the day of its deadly collapse, although he had proposed buying such items, a court heard yesterday.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Probe into intravenous drips for Hubei pupils

Hubei officials are looking into an incident in which a class of senior high school pupils were intravenously given amino acids in a night course in preparation for the national college entrance exam, an education spokeswoman said yesterday.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

OneAsia bosses plan to jazz up tour

OneAsia chiefs vowed yesterday to make the sport more hip and fashionable, as an early bird caught the worm on the first day of the US$3 million Volvo China Open.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HK relegated after Davis Cup loss to Sri Lanka

If any day was tailor-made for a miracle, then Easter Sunday fitted the bill. But there was no hope of bringing Hong Kong back to life as they were relegated to group three in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone in 2013 by Sri Lanka, who won the relegation play-off 3-1 by clinching the first of the reverse singles at Victoria Park.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Wukan villagers defer planned protest

Wukan residents agreed yesterday to defer a planned rally in front of the Lufeng city government headquarters today and remove barricades at entrances to their village ahead of meeting with a senior Guangdong official.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The man of the one hour that changed the course of make-or-break trade talks

Former vice-minister of commerce Wei Jianguo has seen just how much a leader's personality and wisdom can change history.

As a witness to Sino-US talks around China's bid to join the World Trade Organisation, Wei saw former premier Zhu Rongji play a decisive role at a critical moment.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Summer placements yield invaluable insider's view

For many students, one major plus of the MBA programme at HKUST is the chance to match theory with practice. That comes, in particular, during summer internships with industry-leading companies, which give hands-on involvement in critical projects and an insider's view of how these organisations operate.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Activists pass baton in fight for harbour

Two activists at the forefront of efforts to protect Victoria Harbour say they are stepping down from their campaign, satisfied that the harbour has become significantly safer from large-scale reclamations.

Christine Loh Kung-wai, chairwoman of the Society for Protection of the Harbour, and Winston Chu Ka-sun, the society's adviser, said their mission had been accomplished.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Sitting pretty

Athena Chu Yan isn't used to people not noticing her. The actress, dubbed 'sexy goddess' for the sometimes racy roles she's played in movies, has always found attention easy to get throughout her nearly 20-year career. But when she went out in a wheelchair to prepare for one of her latest films, in which she plays a disabled woman, she found that passersby wouldn't look her in the eye.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We always got along. You're obviously bright and committed but it just doesn't work

Donald Rumsfeld to Condoleezza Rice, as quoted in her new memoir

I'm confident that this visit will enhance political trust between China and North Korea and deepen practical trade and economic co-operation

Liu Hongcai, China's envoy to North Korea

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am