Hong Kong Films

The outsider's insider

When Soi Cheang Pou-soi arrived at the Vienna International Film Festival last October to attend a retrospective on his works, he was taken aback by the enthusiastic reception.

Monday, 18 June, 2012, 12:00am

Tycoon jailed for lewd photos

A gay businessman who tricked male models into taking photos in G-strings and threatened to publicise the embarrassing pictures was called 'despicable' yesterday, as a judge sentenced him to 17 months in jail.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

An extra-special day for disabled dads

When nine-year-old Ngai Lan shows her father how much he means to her as they celebrate Father's Day today, it will be in one language he knows best: sound.

This is because Ngai's father, Ngai Fook-wing, has been blind since he was a teenager - and the little girl honoured their special bond by dedicating a piano song to him.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Thriller focuses on HK wheeler-dealing

The back-door deals of Hong Kong's rich and powerful get the cinematic treatment in a financial thriller by first-time writer Derek Ting - who researched the script by partying with bankers in Central.

Ting also befriended members of some of the city's wealthiest families to get an inside look at how they operate, behave and interact.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Policeman's fatal bridge fall ruled accidental

The death of a policeman who fell off the rain-soaked roof of a footbridge during a farmer's protest was an accident, an inquest jury ruled yesterday, exactly a year after the incident.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

June 4 play reveals role played by Hong Kong

Two social activists who were part of an underground movement that rescued hundreds of Tiananmen fugitives star in a play about the incident.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Reluctance to seek help a factor in male suicides

Twice as many men as women commit suicide in Hong Kong because they are reluctant to seek help for emotional problems, a counsellor says.

Kathy Wong Shui-fong, a counsellor with more than 20 years' experience at the Family Wellness Centre of the Young Women's Christian Association, said men didn't want to appear weak.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

I've been as clean as a whistle: Tsang

Facing his final grilling in the legislature, chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen assured lawmakers yesterday he had been behaving himself lately.

He said there had been no trips on private yachts or jets with tycoon friends since such behaviour caused a furore - and then there was that matter of whistling.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Democrat in C.Y. cabinet job bid row quits party

Andrew Fung Wai-kwong quit the Democratic Party yesterday amid criticism that he had betrayed it by allegedly applying for an undersecretary post.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tsang still undecided on Peak garden plan

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is unlikely to decide the fate of historic Peak mansion Ho Tung Gardens even though he has had nine months to consider it, the development minister said yesterday.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

It's all down to a question of timing

The timing of former central banker Joseph Yam Chi-kwong's call for a review of the Hong Kong-US dollar peg could be a bid to press incoming leader Leung Chun-ying to address the issue, political observers said yesterday.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HK$750,000 in the bag for charity as German luxury brand celebrates anniversary

German luxury leather brand MCM Haus celebrated the first anniversary of its presence in Hong Kong with a star-studded gala dinner at its flagship store in the Entertainment Building in Queen's Road Central.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Democrat job-seekers 'testing' Leung

Four Democrats yesterday admitted applying for jobs as political assistants, saying they were testing the fairness of the recruitment exercise led by chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Public Eye

C.Y. Leung is urgently in need of a reality check

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

Coroner attacks 'rigid' rules after failing to find surgeons

A coroner yesterday criticised the Hospital Authority for being unco-operative, saying he might issue a search warrant to find out which surgeons operated on a police officer who suffered a fatal fall.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am