Hong Kong Films

'Too-hasty' Yam gets taken down a peg

Joseph Yam Chi-kwong may have insisted it was just a regular citizen's expression of opinion when he released a paper on Hong Kong's currency peg yesterday, but the government took it so seriously that Yam's successor as central banker, Norman Chan Tak-lam, responded even

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am

Minister tells of his doubts over Li's death

Outgoing health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok has become the first top official to publicly raise doubts about the suspicious death of Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang.

Chow said that judging from the available evidence, it 'did not look like a suicide'.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Should students work part-time after class?

Gabriella Wong, 16, Diocesan Girls' School

Now that summer is here, many students have opted to try their hand at earning some money by doing part-time jobs. While some people do not think students should work part-time, I support the idea.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Stepmother sues natural family over son's estate

The elderly stepmother of a late doctor is claiming half of his HK$44 million estate after she earlier lost a claim against his natural mother.

Ho Sin-ying, 83, yesterday reopened a lawsuit over Tsang Kwong-lik's estate by applying for financial provision out of his estate.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Officer's fatal bridge fall is a riddle

Police officers said yesterday they had no idea exactly when or why station sergeant Lau Chi-kin had climbed onto a footbridge roof from which he fell to his death last year.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

How Li Po Chun course inspired a talented artist

Jing Wong was over the moon as he came out of an English class at Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, having immersed himself in an hour of play reading led by his teacher.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wong one shy of a ton of winners as relicence case gets a boost

Freelance rider Terry Wong Chi-wai has gone a long way to justifying the licensing committee's decision in 2011 to relicence him for the current season and stands just one win from his career century after he led all the way on Bear Elite.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

God of Gamblers

Christmas gift or holiday curse? The December 1989 release of God of Gamblers was a popular sensation that caused consternation among critics. Well, for this critic, anyway.

My review for the Post 22 years ago proclaimed it a 'flimsy comedy [that] not only helps redefine the term 'cheap' but will probably out-earn any other Christmas film at the box office.'

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tang backer returned as fund chief

A supporter of failed chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen has been reappointed as chairman of the Mega Events Fund.

This marks another sign of reconciliation between rival factions in the Beijing loyalist camp.

Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung (pictured), an Economic Synergy lawmaker, has held the post since the fund was established in 2009.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Children of Gen Y revolution

Project manager Kevin Wong belongs to the younger generation of managerial staff at Kowloon Watch Company. 'Advancement isn't just about obtaining a nice title. It's about gaining the company's trust and recognition,' says Wong. 'I've been given many opportunities. While they can be challenging, they also keep me motivated.'

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Picking winners amid the economic gloom

DHL and the South China Morning Post launched the 23rd Hong Kong Business Awards yesterday against a stormy global economic outlook, with business leaders calling on the government to cut red tape and help small- and medium-sized enterprises weather the potentially tough times ahead.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sex harassment claims denied

A former Chinese University administrator told an inquest yesterday that he did not touch a female colleague improperly. The woman was found dead in a hotel room in 2010.

Jacob Leung Siu-kwong insisted that he had had only a professional relationship with the woman, Wong Yin-wan, who was 47 when she died in October 2010.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Compelling dance can't mask a poorly told story

Evacuation Order Hong Kong Dance Company Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Swindler jailed for cheating 'schoolmate'

An unemployed man who tricked a stranger into giving him HK$45,000 by claiming he was a former schoolmate was sentenced to 19 months in jail yesterday.

Lau Kong-keung, 39, had pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to seven counts of fraud and one count of obtaining property by deception.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Give Tsang a break, says Carrie Lam

Two public figures tipped to serve in the next government stood up for beleaguered Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday and said he should serve out the remaining four weeks of his term.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am