David Chan

Lawyer David Chan has eaten at 6,300 Chinese restaurants in the US

Chinese food expert David Chan, left, dines at a restaurant in Arcadia, Los Angeles county. Photo: MCT

The television cameras roll as Los Angeles lawyer David Chan places the first forkful of cashew chicken in his mouth. The crowd at Leong's Asian Diner in Springfield, Missouri, falls silent as he chews and squints in the glare of the lights.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 7:44am

TV host reminded of father's tragic death in 1996 Diaoyus mission

TV host reminded of father's tragic death in 1996 Diaoyus mission

While many Hongkongers wished the eight activists who sailed from Hong Kong to the disputed Diaoyu Islands success in their mission, Brian Chan On-lap had just one hope - that all would "return home safely to their families".

19 Aug 2012 - 10:03am

HK home sales falling amid fears of a bubble

Home sales continued to fall last week and are expected to drop further as sentiment among homebuyers sags because of the European debt crisis and government warnings about rising risks of a property bubble forming in Hong Kong.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Labour Day influx seen to boost HK transactions

Hong Kong property sales volume is expected to rebound as much as 15 per cent this week as demand rose over the three-day Labour Day holiday, a peak season for mainland tourists visiting the city, according to property agents.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Gap on price keeps home sales sluggish

Home sales in the secondary residential market remain sluggish because of a big gap in price expectations between buyers and sellers that has made negotiations more time consuming, Ricacorp Properties says.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

HK home sales fall to lowest point in 5 years

Home sales in Hong Kong last week were the lowest in more than five years due to the government's new limits on mortgages and proposals to resume building Home Ownership Scheme flats.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Real estate investor's story sums up Wen's long report

Bored with the dry and lengthy report by Premier Wen Jiabao to the Congress? I will tell you a story that sums up the policy priorities of China nowadays.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Diverted by thrill of the spill

Some of the world's greatest minds hit their 'eureka!' moment in the most unusual circumstances: while sitting beneath an apple tree or soaking in a bathtub, for example. For Hong Kong-born artist David Chan Tsze-wei, it was when a waitress spilled a plate of mapo dofu (spicy bean curd) on the table.

He was impressed when he saw the red sauce on the white cloth.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Yuen Long project draws firm response before June launch

Sun Hung Kai Properties will officially launch its 160-house Vineyard development in Yuen Long on June 25 but buyers have already committed to more than 30 units as of yesterday, according to property agents.

The positive response came as the government sold three residential sites in Tai Po district for a higher than expected HK$6.18 billion.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Give us your best shot

ALEX MAK HON-CHEE is intently studying a Rolleiflex Old Standard camera, circa 1932. The battered German-made camera has seen better days and is a stark contrast to the shiny, new phone camera the teenager is using to record his visit to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum's recently opened Cameras Inside-Out exhibition.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Crossing the line

'For calligraphy to move forward, one must leave the traditional system behind,' says David Chan, one of Hong Kong's most widely collected avant-garde practitioners of the art. Chan (left), who took years to develop the perfect classical stroke before pursuing his own style, says modern calligraphers' attempts to adhere to classical principles are like 'trying to repeat history'.

28 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Meditative art

Smooth - Prayer For The Year Of The Snake: Calligrapher David Chan has done in-depth research into the meaning of the Chinese Year of the Snake, and has painted the character for 'smooth' hundreds of times as a form of prayer (Chinese people believe that the snake represents smoothness). 10am-9pm Monday-Saturday; 11am-7pm Sunday and public holidays. J Gallery, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Central.

15 Jan 2001 - 12:00am