Hui People

Quotes of the week

It doesn't start with someone saying, 'OK, we're going to abandon communism.' It starts in smaller ways like this

An analyst on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's appearances

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am


Pre-trial appearance for pilot accused of rape

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Defend freedom to death'

Renowned Taiwanese writer Kenneth Pai Hsien-yung says Hong Kong's freedom of speech could help it become a world cultural centre and urged the city's media to defend that right 'to the death'.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A mystery cast member in line for plum role

Florence Hui Hiu-fai is about to enter the Kwai Tsing Theatre - to attend Chung Ying Theatre Company's premiere of Bernard Pomerance's classic play The Elephant Man - when she finds herself in the middle of a media scrum.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Arts veteran backs Hui for culture

Drama veteran Ko Tin-lung last night added his support for Florence Hui Hiu-fai to be culture minister in the next government, following criticism that she lacks knowledge of the field.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Culture chief must have street cred, lawmakers say

Lawmakers warn that appointing someone who is not recognised by the cultural sector as culture minister will impede the operations and policies of the next government.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Working with the enemy

The history and business of publishing throws up some anomalies. For the last 15 years, more copies of the IKEA catalogue have been printed annually than copies of the Holy Bible. Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has still to outsell Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio. And more business leaders than military generals have bought Sun Zi's Art of War.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Six weeks later, blaze still haunts survivors

She banged on her neighbour's door and yelled at the top of her lungs. But no sound came from the rapidly thickening smoke. Her eyes were open but it began to turn dark. She had to get out.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Ruling against Easyknit boss

Easyknit International chief executive Jimmy Kwong Cheung-tim lost a bid to disassociate himself from a case brought against the founder of the Hong Kong-listed garment trader and property developer that involves allegations of blackmail, money laundering and use of triad heavies.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Daughter stole savings of father, 89

A nurse who stole 330,500 yuan (HK$395,500) from her 89-year-old father and then claimed she did it to safeguard his savings was behind bars last night.

Hui Wai-fong, 49, said she put the money into her own account because she was worried that her brothers would use up their father's savings.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Prostitution fears spark riot in Muslim enclave

Thousands of members of the Hui ethnic minority in Linxia , Gansu , smashed a newly opened clubhouse in a Muslim community near a mosque late last month because they believed it would be a venue for prostitution.

5 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Death sentence for mass child murderer

A surgeon who stabbed eight children to death outside a Fujian primary school last month was sentenced to death yesterday, but said he would appeal against the verdict.

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Australia clinch two in a row in women's contest

Australia clinched back-to-back titles at the Cable & Wireless Worldwide Hong Kong Women's Sevens after brushing aside China 26-0 in a show of strength last night.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Former surgeon charged with children's murders

Before Tuesday, former surgeon Zheng Minsheng was just another disgruntled mainland man after being dumped by his girlfriend and sacked from his job in Nanping , Fujian .

26 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

New voyage of discovery

In 1973, when Robert Wilson collaborated with composer Philip Glass to produce the five-hour, no-intermission opera Einstein on the Beach, it was a milestone in 20th century, avant-garde theatre. Wilson had largely dispensed with a plot, opting instead for a more expressionistic portrait of Albert Einstein.

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am