Civil Decorations of Hong Kong

Lots of noise but little interest from the public

The race has all the hallmarks of a juicy political battle - unprecedented infighting, hotly contested seats, the crowning of a future leader - but it has failed to stir much interest among the public.

Monday, 12 December, 2011, 12:00am

Heritage advisers oppose sell-off

At least a third of the government heritage advisory board, including all its historians, say they will object to the redevelopment of Government Hill at their meeting today.

They say a proper historic appraisal and a higher grading are necessary to preserve the integrity of the hill, a symbol of colonial history.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Charlie Yeung takes time out from crime films to clock in for Harry Winston boutique opening

Actress Charlie Yeung Choi-nei, looking elegant in a black and white dress, presided over the opening of American jeweller and watchmaker Harry Winston's new store in Kowloon's Elements mall.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Inspire, motivate

Actor Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan is one of the greatest people in Hong Kong. He came from a poor family. His father could not earn enough money to support his family and once even considered giving him up for adoption. But Chan worked hard to fulfil his dream and became a successful actor.

Jay Lee Seung-jae

Radio DJ Francis Mak

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


'Goodbye' can be a very difficult word to say. Listen to these three conversations and then answer the questions

1 How does Mrs Pang feel about Mrs Lo moving away?




2 How does Mrs Lo herself feel about moving to a new area?

a. she is very enthusiastic

b. she has a few doubts

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Women, as you see them

Adult section

First prize: Girlfriends. 'I asked the girls to lie on my bed and imagine they were crazily in love with each other.' Photo: Marie Yip Wai-shan

Second prize: Prepare for Pun Choi Dinner. Photo: Wong Chi-keung

Third prize: The Happy Mom. Photo: Gnow Nay

Honourable mentions:

Siew Jie-wai

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

school news

SKH Ma On Shan Holy Spirit Primary School

This year our primary school's sports days were held on two consecutive Mondays during October. The first day was cloudy, cool and slightly damp, but on the second day we were blessed with having glorious sunshine.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Election hopeful Leung woos moguls

Outgoing Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying made a sales pitch to several tycoons last night to bolster his attempt to be the next chief executive.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Family sues truck driver over crash that killed six

The family of a bar-bender who died with five other people in a 2009 crash at Lok Ma Chau is suing the truck driver who hit their taxi for unspecified damages.

Zhang Runhua and Cheung Si Nga, the administrators of the estate of Cheung Yu-lam, 48, have filed a claim at the High Court against Law Siu-kuen, who is serving a six-year jail term for manslaughter.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Foretaste of real-life success

Despite initial losses in the final of the Hong Kong Management Game 2011, the champion team - Else - had persevered and eventually outsmarted four finalist teams.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Squash players still best in Asia

Members of Hong Kong Junior Women's squash team have just returned home in triumph from the World Junior Women's Team Championships in Boston.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Tsang seeks feedback

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is calling on the public to submit their views for his last policy address in October.

In a video uploaded to the website for the policy address yesterday, Tsang said the government has rolled out major policy initiatives over the last few years to promote political, economic and social development.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Tsang push an accident: activist

A protester accused of hitting Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-keun in the chest told police that his arm accidentally 'had contact with' Tsang's shoulder as he was pushed and shoved by the crowd, a court heard yesterday.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Setting another benchmark

With the first-round winners in the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards 2011 just announced, the stage is set for an intense battle for prizes for various categories and the overall crown.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Tobacco tax rise poised to pass

Health officials are cautiously optimistic a 41 per cent rise in tobacco tax will be passed by the Legislative Council tomorrow, despite strong lobbying by the tobacco industry and pressure groups.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am