Hong Kong Films

Masked men attack newspaper office

Police are hunting four assailants who strode into the offices of a radical online newspaper and destroyed its equipment yesterday.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:15pm

Should Paul Chan step down? The jury is still out

Hongkongers are divided on whether Paul Chan Mo-po should become the second scandal-hit development chief to quit the government in as many months.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Mainland mothers jailed for subterfuge

Two mainland mothers were jailed for five months after one of them held the other's newborn baby to cover up her seven-month pregnancy to evade border controls aimed at stemming the influx of pregnant mainlanders into Hong Kong.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Students 'audition' for local CSI

Up to 100 aspiring forensic scientists helped to solve 'murders' at two, three-day workshops last week.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:05pm

Fake liquor seized from Tsim Sha Tsui pub as triad scam busted

More than 600 bottles of liquor bearing famous brand names but thought to contain cheap alcohol were seized from a pub in Tsim Sha Tsui in an anti-triad operation that netted 86 arrests.

One anti-triad officer said the pub was trying to cheat young drinkers who might struggle to tell the difference between cheap and expensive liquor - especially when they had been drinking heavily.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:15am

Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

In less than a month, the post of development secretary has entangled two of its occupants in legal trouble. And thanks to the perverse nature of our political scene, our community has been the worse for it. Our media has not found truth, only dirt, and the lesser candidate looks set to stay in this key policy post.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:31am

Play to our strength

Hong Kong must make better use of its resources and focus on sports that suit the city's population if it wants to win medals at future Olympic Games, a senior official said yesterday.

Nonetheless, Pang Chung, honorary secretary general of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, was delighted with the results in London.

12 Aug 2012 - 9:59pm

DBC radio to go off air as investor pulls out

The fledgling Digital Broadcasting Corporation will go off the air next month - after only three months in operation - amid accusations of 'politically motivated' suppression.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

HKU student stunned as she lives the dream

Hong Kong University student Fong Yee-pui could not believe her eyes when she walked into the Olympic Stadium yesterday morning - 80,000 people already waiting for action on the first day of track and field.

Fong may have been a sideshow to the main events, but she made it through to the first round after finishing second in her 100-metre preliminary.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Anti-triad sting nets C.Y. quartet

At least four people who attended a dinner that left the chief executive's election campaign embroiled in rumours of triad links are among 130 arrested in an anti-triad crackdown.

The meeting in February between rural leaders and Leung Chun-ying's campaign aides became an election issue due to the presence of controversial businessman Kwok Wing-hung, known as 'Shanghai Boy'.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

I've been censored, director says

A Shanghai filmmaker has accused a University of Hong Kong professor of censorship after he was ordered to remove politically sensitive Facebook posts for the school's film festival. He was also barred from holding a memorial for Beijing flood victims at the event.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

More police to combat hi-tech criminals

Extra officers are to be drafted in to fight a rising tide of online crime as police prepare to open a cybersecurity centre by the end of the year.

Police recorded 1,299 technology-related crimes in the first half of this year, a 41 per cent rise year-on-year. Victims lost HK$64 million - up from HK$4 million.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Film

New Releases

The Silent War (IIA) (Cantonese)

See review on this page.

Madagascar: Europe's Most Wanted (I) (English and Chinese versions)

See review on this page.

Lacuna (IIA) (Putonghua and Cantonese)

15 Aug 2012 - 10:50pm

Beijing loyalists set for Legco poll fight

The battle for functional constituency seats in next month's elections will pitch supporters of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying seeking to gain a foothold in Legco against backers of his defeated rival Henry Tang Ying-yen looking to retain their influence.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm

Murder, bank fraud 'despicable'

A handyman who killed a 74-year-old man before impersonating him to withdraw HK$600,000 from banks was jailed for life yesterday.

Mr Justice Darryl Saw called Alan Ng Nga-lun, 52, 'truly despicable' for murdering Tang Lo-loi at his house in Tseng Tau village, Ma On Shan, on November 9, 2010.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm