Civil Decorations of Hong Kong

Leung's campaign chief denies inviting triad head

The campaign director of chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying went to the police and the ICAC to explain a media storm over alleged triad threats.

Tuesday, 13 March, 2012, 12:00am

Fanny Law talks to the ICAC about 'that' dinner

The campaign director of chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying went to the police and the ICAC last night to explain what happened at a dinner that was at the centre of a storm over triad threats.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Leung gets the luck of the draw

The draw may have been random but the result was an accurate reflection of their popularity at a weekend forum on green issues.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tang told he must be more popular

A prominent business leader and supporter of the scandal-plagued chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen has hinted he might not vote for Tang in the March 25 election if the former chief secretary failed to do more to lift his sagging popularity.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Nominations reveal 'distinct' power blocs

The nominations for the front runners in the campaign to be the city's next chief executive have exposed faultlines within the pro-establishment camp, according to political observers.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tang signs up with tycoon boost

Casting aside any calls to stand down, scandal-plagued chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen formally signed up for the race for the top job yesterday.

He had the backing of 379 nominations from the 1,200-strong Election Committee.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Li's maiden effort is a simple tale well told

Journey to Home Hong Kong Arts Festival Studio Theatre, Cultural Centre February 10

Written by first-time playwright Santayana Li, Journey to Home is a bitter- sweet, semi-autobiographical drama about a young woman's search for, and reconciliation with, her estranged mother.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Zhao Xinshu

The dean of Baptist University's school of communications resigned after rushing out incomplete results of a popularity poll on would-be chief executives Leung Chun-ying and Henry Tang Ying-yen. Amid an outcry from staff and students, he wondered whether as a mainlander he should have handled the poll more sensitively.

Leung Chun-ying

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Beware the dragon's forked tongue

Hongkongers should expect gossip galore in the Year of the Dragon and be careful to differentiate right from wrong - if the traditional Taoist fortune ceremony is any guide.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

All's Well, Ends Well 2012

Starring: Donnie Yen Ji-dan, Louis Koo Tin-lok, Sandra Ng Kwan Yue, Kelly Chen Wai-lam Directors: Chan Hing-kai and Janet Chun Siu-chun Category: IIA (Cantonese and Putonghua)

A star-studded celebration of the Chinese New Year, All's Well, Ends Well 2012 is a shallow but sweet comedy that is entertaining enough.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Seven in court over vote-rigging

Seven Hong Kong men now living in Shenzhen appeared in court yesterday accused of using a false address to register for November's district council elections.

Tuen Mun Court heard that the seven all claimed their residential address was a flat in Tai Dao Tsuen, Hung Shui Kiu, Yuen Long.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Great Magician

Starring: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Sean Lau Ching-wan, Zhou Xun Director: Derek Yee Tung-shing Category: IIA (Cantonese and Japanese)

The 'mainlandification' of Hong Kong cinema reaches new heights in this comedy, so deftly tuned to tastes across the border that the production bears little trace of its Cantonese roots.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

CMA / Young Post Green Manufacturing Competition

Saturday sees the finals of the CMA-Young Post Green Manufacturing Competition at the South China Morning Post's Tai Po offices. Twelve teams will go before the judges from the Chinese Manufacturers' Association, South China Morning Post and Business Environment Council.

There's a lot at stake. The students have all attended workshops and put forward their business plans.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

New female assistant police chief appointed

Hong Kong police will have two women serving concurrently as assistant chiefs for the first time, after a major management reshuffle was revealed yesterday.

Pauline Ng Tsui Fung-ying, 52, is being promoted from the rank of chief superintendent of the human resources branch. Winnie Chiu Wai-yin is already Assistant Commissioner for Support.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Who's in the running?

Chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying (pictured) suffered setbacks in Sunday's voting.

His allies only secured 58 seats, just over a third of the total for rival Henry Tang Ying-yen. He also barely managed to keep his committee seat in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference - he was 51st out of the 55 representatives.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am