Johnny Tam

Sinopec admits owning plastic pellets in spill

Sinopec last night admitted it owned the 150 tonnes of plastic pellets polluting Hong Kong's waters, after Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor had earlier yesterday vowed the government would track down those responsible.

Thursday, 11 June, 2015, 4:29pm

Exhibitors protest at loss of earnings

The Hong Kong Book Fair ended in acrimony yesterday with exhibitors staging a protest over loss of earnings due to the organisers' typhoon arrangements.

The Trade Development Council's week-long fair, reputed to be among the city's most popular and profitable trade exhibitions, should have ended at 5pm.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Anger at closure of Book Fair

Exhibitors at the annual Book Fair accused organisers of overreacting to Typhoon Vicente in shutting down the fair early and costing them a lot of money.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Project 'a threat to country park'

Environmentalists and villagers fear a patch of land that has been flattened and cleared could be used to extend a luxury development on the edge of a country park.

About 60 per cent of the plot in Wong Chuk Yeung village, Fo Tan, which is about the size of a football pitch, is owned by the government, with the rest owned by shell companies.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

More get secondary school of their choice

There were cheers and tears for primary school pupils across the city yesterday as they found out whether they had received places at the secondary schools they wanted.

Some 72 per cent were allocated their first choice of school, up from 70 per cent last year, despite fears that a government drive to cut the number of classes would reduce flexibility.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Complaints flood in over group discount websites

Group discount websites have become more popular in Hong Kong - but they have also sparked a lot of complaints, says the Consumer Council.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Students go on strike over closure

Students at Lingnan Primary School and Kindergarten went on strike on Monday to try to stop the school closing for redevelopment.

Lingnan Education Organisation, the sponsoring body of the 90-year-old school in Happy Valley, says the campus must be redeveloped because of structural defects.

20 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

Tsang popularity rating slumps to a record low

The popularity rating for outgoing Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has plunged to a record-low 38.5 marks out of 100, the first time it has fallen below 40, a University of Hong Kong poll shows.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Protesters want Li death inquiry

About 25,000 protesters demanding an inquiry into the death of activist Li Wangyang marched to the central government's liaison office on Sunday. Organisers urged chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to 'express Hongkongers' anger' to mainland authorities.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Thousands demand Li Wangyang probe

Thousands of protesters demanding an investigation into the death of Tiananmen dissident Li Wangyang marched on the central government's liaison office yesterday.

The demonstration took place as authorities in the activist's home city gave the first official account of how he died, saying his body was cremated 'at the request of relatives'.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am