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Yunnan chengguan accused of beating blind, homeless man

Thursday, 18 July, 2013, 2:59pm

Guangzhou security official attacked by knife-wielding hawker

Photo from nandu.com, of the injured chengguan official in hospital.

The official, identified as Su Jiaquan, was stabbed seven times and had knife wounds on her head, face, hands and forearms. The attacker, and other hawkers at the scene, fled immediately.

18 Jul 2013 - 3:00pm 2 comments

Hawkers say proposed Tin Shui Wai market needs careful planning

Tin Shui Wai doesn't need a tourist trap that mirrors popular hawker areas across the city, but a market that caters to local needs, community members say.

They were speaking after the government proposed on Saturday to establish a flea market in the troubled new town that it said would provide business opportunities and cheaper basic goods for poor residents.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:28am

Hawkers to be offered cash to make stalls more fire-resistant

Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man (centre) visits hawkers on Bowring Street in Jordan. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong's 4,000 hawkers are to be offered money from a HK$200 million subsidy scheme aimed at improving the environment and fire safety of their stalls.

The scheme was announced by the health minister yesterday at a time when fire hazards in hawker areas are under scrutiny after the Fa Yuen Street fire that killed nine people in Mong Kok last November.

4 Sep 2012 - 8:46am

Hawker stalls revamp to improve fire safety

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man visits a fixed-pitch hawker area in North Point. Photo: SCMP

The government is planning a HK$200 million grant scheme to improve fire safety at more than 4,000 hawker stalls in light of last year’s deadly blaze in Mong Kok, the health chief said on Monday.

3 Sep 2012 - 6:08pm

Hong Kong's artists take their hats off to the hawkers of Fa Yuen Street

Sixteen Hong Kong artists will become hawkers for a day tomorrow, setting up their own distinctive stalls among the hawkers on Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kong, to support the colourful street trade.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Leave our dawn market in peace, residents beg

Vendors and residents have urged the government to legalise a popular dawn market in Tin Shui Wai, where sellers still play cat and mouse with hawker control officers six years after an elderly hawker drowned while trying to avoid the officers.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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Man sought over attack on mainland woman

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hawkers stand firm on licence threat

Hawkers remain strongly opposed to proposals that would open the way for their licences to be suspended or revoked, as a consultation period on them draws to an end.

More than 20 vendors and their supporters yesterday described the treatment of hawkers in the Fa Yuen Street market in Mong Kok by officials as harsh after the area was hit by a deadly fire almost four months ago.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Don't force hawkers off the streets

The chaos of street markets is one of the reasons they are so appealing. Jumbles of stalls stacked high with an eclectic mix of goods, hawkers shouting for attention and crowds of shoppers seeking bargains make them worth preserving.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hawkers protest at harsh treatment

Fa Yuen Street's hawkers are finding it hard to make ends meet.

Some say business on the Mong Kok market street is down 70 per cent after they were forced to miss the peak trading period to carry out renovations in line with government rules after a deadly fire in November.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hawkers upset with licence law

The majority of the city's hawkers oppose a government proposal to revoke licences of those who violate regulations six times within three months, according to a survey.

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese said 94 per cent of the 245 vendors working in five districts interviewed last week were against the plan.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fa Yuen Street traders to strike today

About 230 hawkers in Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, last night decided to strike today to oppose 'overly strict' prosecution by hawker control officers since a deadly fire killed nine people last month.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Safety first policy starts at street level

Roadside markets have been an integral part of Hong Kong's vibrant street culture. They continue to draw locals and tourists alike, despite growing threats from the giant shopping malls which have mushroomed in our city in recent times.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Hawkers to strike across HK if crackdown persists

Hawkers plan to embark on a Hong Kong-wide strike if the government persists with a licensing crackdown that they say will kill their businesses.

Slamming the move to tighten safety controls as outrageous, hawkers said they were also considering rolling their trolleys to government headquarters to protest.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am