Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, recently denounced Hong Kong activists who waved colonial flags during protests, and warned that "opposition" and "centrifugal forces" would not be allowed to rule the city after universal suffrage was introduceTuesday, 12 March, 2013, 3:14am 4 comments
ANZ has declared itself among those banks that still attach great importance to providing its customers with traditional branch services, despite bank clients turning in increasing numbers to the internet to manage their accounts.11 Mar 2013 - 4:29am
Hongkongers are drinking more wine than ever, and of a higher quality - proof that the city has become a mature, important international wine market, says Robert Beynat, founder and chief executive of the Vinexpo wine show.9 Mar 2013 - 6:21am
Hong Kong's elite universities are basking in global recognition. But despite high rankings for outstanding teaching and research, one thing is lacking on the campuses of Asia's "World City" - truly international students.9 Mar 2013 - 6:22am 1 comment
Soaring tuition fees are leading more British students to look abroad and many could be tempted to come to Hong Kong - if they knew what the city's universities had to offer.
That's according to students contemplating coming to the city in the belief that it will work out cheaper than studying at home.9 Mar 2013 - 5:03am
Is Hong Kong losing its charm as the Pearl of the Orient?
The city slipped from 12th to 15th place in the World Economic Forum's tourism competitiveness rankings yesterday.
Singapore scored top marks in the Asia-Pacific region, maintaining the 10th slot where it also sat in the previous WEF survey of 140 countries in 2011.8 Mar 2013 - 3:42am
Politburo Standing Committee member Zhang Dejiang, who will supervise Hong Kong and Macau Affairs and head the nation's top legislature, called on Hong Kong delegates to help deepen the implementation of the "one country, two systems" concept.8 Mar 2013 - 11:29am 6 comments
For some in Hong Kong, the truth can be hard to swallow. State officials have several times over the past week reiterated a long-standing dictum that whoever leads our city has to be able to work with Beijing. Their comments have rekindled a debate that raged nine years ago over patriotism and the criteria for choosing our chief executive and lawmakers.8 Mar 2013 - 3:48am 1 comment
"Hong Kong sucks. It's expensive and stressful," says Korean-American artist Jin Meyerson. A big name in the art world, he has worked in New York, Paris and, most recently, Seoul. This morning, however, he is standing in his new studio, a converted industrial space in Fo Tan.10 Mar 2013 - 3:31pm 1 comment
A study by Finnish company F-Secure found that 25 out of every 1,000 of the city's computers were infected with a virus last year, making the city the third-most vulnerable among six Asian locations studied.7 Mar 2013 - 4:29am
Wen dropped references to "developing the economy", "improving people's livelihoods" and "facilitating democracy" in the two cities, a feature of previous reports.6 Mar 2013 - 9:09am
As employers prepare their policies and procedures for the introduction of paternity leave legislation, questions are being asked about whether denying unmarried employees these benefits would be unlawful.6 Mar 2013 - 5:05am
A former world mixed doubles champion from the mainland, Hui joined the China national team as a coach in the late 1980s after retiring from playing. He has been coaching in Hong Kong since 1998 and took up the head coaching job at the Sports Institute in 2002.5 Mar 2013 - 6:41am
A friend has come back to Hong Kong after a five-year absence with a view to again live in China, either here or in Beijing. Having just returned from a few months on the mainland, he is well versed in what to expect there. A wander around his old haunts in our city have left him somewhat shaken, though.5 Mar 2013 - 3:59am 2 comments
A blueprint setting out the future direction of Hong Kong's maritime industry should be prepared and the government should then commit to implementing the plan if Hong Kong is to stave-off competition from other regional shipping sectors, says a group of shipping directors.4 Mar 2013 - 4:30am