Train and Tame the Ferrari Boy Racers

The Beijing Evening News's story, published on March 18, about a speeding  black Ferrari hitting a wall on Beijing's North Fourth Ring Road in the early hours of that day.   Photo by Simon Song

Now it’s emerged after being kept quiet for several months that it was Ling Gu, the son of a loyal aide to President Hu Jintao, was the one killed in Ferrari accident in Beijing back in March.

Wednesday, 5 September, 2012, 11:30am

BOOK (1974)

Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard Jonathan Cape

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Police van rammed in car chase drama

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Survival of two and a half year-old girl moves many hearts

The survival of a two and a half year-old girl has come as much-needed good news amid immense grief and anger surrounding the Wenzhou train crash. But it has also deepened the controversy over the alleged early halting of rescue operations after the accident.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm

BOOK (1973)

Crash by J.G. Ballard Jonathan Cape

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Miracles of Life

Miracles of Life

by J.G. Ballard

HarperCollins, HK$280

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Woman driver charged after pedestrian, 70, killed

4 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Hell on wheels

Job description: Where would directors be without that blessing and curse of modern life - the car - to spice up dull moments?

When in doubt, throw in a car chase to get the adrenalin flowing. And, on a deeper level, the automobile has become a handy metaphor for everything that's wrong with big city life, through images of gridlocked misery in fume-filled streets.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


A film about racism in the city of Los Angeles, Crash is the kind of cinema that leaves a mark.

It unveils disturbing and universal truths about social prejudice and racial discrimination.

The movie - which won Best Film at the Oscars in March - is the directorial debut of Paul Haggis, the writer of Clint Eastwood's award-winning Million Dollar Baby.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


Starring: Matt Dillon, Don Cheadle, Thandie Newton, Brendan Fraser

Director: Paul Haggis

Category: IIB

22 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Finally, the movie crash will screen in HK

Movie fans can take heart that this year's Oscar-winning best picture Crash is finally coming to Hong Kong. Edko Films will pick up the movie by Paul Haggis and release it on June 22.

'It was very expensive but it is a very good-quality film, so we finally decided to purchase it for the Hong Kong audience,' says an Edko spokesman.

11 May 2006 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the City's front-page story headlined 'I can't pay for funeral, says mother widowed in police crash' on Thursday, the name of the taxi driver's wife should have been Cheung Lai-wan, not Cheung Li-wan. The error was introduced in the editing process.

16 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Alleged wife-beater pulls knife on police

20 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Man dies when sampan, speedboat collide

13 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

City briefs

Shotgun and handcuffs found in empty shop

A shotgun and a pair of handcuffs were discovered in a vacant shop in Kowloon City yesterday. Police were called to the second-floor unit in the Hing Wah Centre, To Kwa Wan Road, at about 1.30pm. A solicitor, 29, went to check the unit for a client and found the weapons.

2 pedestrians hurt after car crashes into bus stop

25 Mar 2004 - 12:00am