Joyce Man

At home in the world, and just as much a Hongkonger

Photo: Robert Ng

I will no longer apologise for my flawed Cantonese and foreign ways. I am that Westernised child who emigrated in the 1990s, returned later, and attended expensive international schools and a foreign university. I speak English fluently and Cantonese with an accent.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 2:06am 2 comments

Kuk urged to solve village eviction row

Villagers threatened with eviction from homes that have been in their families for decades have called on the Heung Yee Kuk to step in to solve the dispute.

Seven families are fighting a bid by indigenous villager Man Fong-hang to move them from land in Mai Po Lung Village that he claims to own.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legal challenge over incinerator plan

A veteran activist has lodged a legal challenge over the government's plan to build a HK$14.96 billion waste incinerator on an island west of Cheung Chau.

Ho Loy, who previously protested against the demolition of the Star Ferry and Queen's piers, filed an application for judicial review with the High Court on Monday.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Doctor guilty of indecent assault

A doctor from Caritas Medical Centre was convicted of indecent assault yesterday for touching a woman in a Lai Chi Kok street one night in July.

Accident-and-emergency room doctor Yeung Kok-fung, 26, was found guilty after a trial in Kwun Tong Court. He had pleaded not guilty.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Landmark transgender case set for highest court

A transsexual woman will take her landmark battle for the right to marry her boyfriend to the highest court after losing an appeal yesterday.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bid to eject hawker advances

A Central building owner has received permission to proceed with its legal effort to strip a news vendor's licence, on grounds she is an 'incorrigible' obstructor of the busy pavement near the building's entrance.

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Man who poisoned toddler gets jail term

A man who was about to pursue a master's degree in the United States was jailed for 14 days yesterday for spraying pesticide on a one-year-old girl because she was playing too loudly outside his flat.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Dirty work for police in warehouse drug search

At least 200 police officers equipped with masks, gloves and tools will spend the next four days sifting for drugs amid heaps of plastic in a Tuen Mun warehouse following the largest cocaine bust in the city's history.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Woman denies taking vet boyfriend's cash

A woman who claims she was assaulted by her vet boyfriend denied she had made the report to police to 'beat him to the punch' after he became aware that she had taken money from their joint bank account behind his back.

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

No blame over patient's death

A coroner ruled yesterday that a 51-year-old cancer patient who was found bleeding days after undergoing a procedure to remove a tumour died by misadventure.

Wong Choi-ngor died at Tuen Mun Hospital on March 5 last year, two days after the tumour was removed from her rectum and following a fall while walking.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Damages slashed in saga over 'blackmail'

The Court of Appeal yesterday lowered the damages a woman must pay a private investigator whom she accused of blackmail - and with whom she had a sexual relationship after hiring him to find out whether her lover was having an affair.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Man pleads not guilty to acid attack

A man accused of throwing corrosive fluid on a neighbour because he was angry about barking dogs appeared in the District Court yesterday. John Chiu Chi-tak, 60, a merchant, pleaded not guilty to splashing retiree Chow Kam-man after midnight on September 28. Chiu was also accused of shouting and swearing at Chow in Tai Wan village, Sai Kung, where both men live.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Youth accused of throwing drain cleaner

A 17-year-old student appeared in Kowloon City Court yesterday accused of throwing drain cleaner on his ex-girlfriend. Yau Kwok-hang entered no plea. He was charged with one count of throwing corrosive fluid with intent to do grievous bodily harm. He allegedly threw drain cleaner on Li Shuk-yin, 16, on Friday on a staircase in a building in Lower Wong Tai Sin Estate.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

Pair charged with drug trafficking

A Venezuelan and a mainland man appeared in Kowloon City Court yesterday charged with drug trafficking. Trading company owner Eduardo Jose Rios Pinilla, 29, and Tam Chi-sau, 53, unemployed, entered no plea. They allegedly committed the offence in the lobby of a hotel in Sha Tin on Friday. The charge did not specify the amount or type of drug involved. The pair were remanded.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

Victorinox files piracy suit over Swiss knives

Victorinox, a maker of Swiss army knives, is suing a mainland manufacturer for allegedly infringing its patent for the multi-functional tool. The Swiss firm filed a claim against its mainland sales agent, Plenty Harvest Tools Manufacturer, steel products maker Plenty Harvest Metal Factory (Group) and Huang Chaoyi, a director of the companies.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am