Talking Points

TV stations are my English teachers and my Chinese teacher is Jin Yong (famed martial arts novelist Louis Cha Liangyong). My Chinese was not learned from textbooks, but from Jin Yong's 'The Return of the Condor Heroes'

Friday, 3 July, 2009, 12:00am

Rita Lau backs away from remarks

The new chief of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, said yesterday she hoped to build good communications with the business sector after the row over her describing businesses as 'unscrupulous'.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Election Briefs

Priscilla Leung in plea to voters on two fronts

16 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Trust fund proposed for Bruce Lee museum

A trust fund chaired by the Commissioner for Tourism should take over the ownership and management of Bruce Lee's residence and future memorial museum complex, its owner proposed yesterday.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Retraining board to offer more courses for young

The Employees Retraining Board will introduce more courses for jobless youngsters who want to further their studies at tertiary institutions.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Social activist joins race for NPC seat

Social activist Chong Chan-yau entered the fray for a National People's Congress seat yesterday.

Mr Chong, director of student development of the University of Hong Kong, said he was running as an independent despite his membership of the Civic Party.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Former KCRC chief shrugs off talk of feud

Former KCRC chairman Michael Tien Puk-sun says he 'will still be friends' with former chief executive Samuel Lai Man-hay despite revelations of a bitter management feud last year.

Speaking a day after Mr Lai launched his book, The Longest Week, Mr Tien said he found publication of details of closed-door meetings inappropriate but did not see the book as a personal attack.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC officials cast legal eye on book

Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation chiefs are scrutinising a book by former chief executive Samuel Lai Man-hay - who quit after a management feud last year - to see if any of it is legally actionable.

'Following the release of the book, we are now looking up the content and we will issue a statement if necessary,' KCRC legal adviser Michael Arnold said yesterday.

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Book tells of management feud at KCRC

Some people saw it as a dramatic corporate coup, others said it led to the fall of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, which ceased its century-long operations just days ago.

Now, one year after the KCRC management feud, one of the main protagonists will unveil details of the tussle that resulted in his resignation.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Parting shot

Outgoing KCRC chairman Michael Tien, expressed his support for the merger with the MTRC. Is he right in arguing that it is essential to ensure the prosperity of the company he led for six years? Write to us.

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC chief backs rail merger as practical step for survival

Outgoing KCRC chairman Michael Tien Puk-sun has expressed his support for the rail merger, saying it was the only way the 100-year-old rail company could prosper.

Describing the company as 'neither ass nor horse', Mr Tien said the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation had to go public to run properly.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Boss had occasion to regret direct style

As a manager, Michael Tien Puk-sun was known for being direct, devoted and outspoken. That sometimes got the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation chairman into trouble.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Green light given for rail merger

Shareholders back HK$12b deal

MTR Corporation's minority shareholders overwhelmingly endorsed the merger of the city's two railway operations yesterday - with 82.29 per cent of votes cast in favour of the HK$12 billion deal.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC accused of withholding bogus receipt

The KCRC was yesterday accused of withholding information involving an allegedly bogus lily farmer who was said to have affected the compensation received by about 30 Yuen Long farmers for the West Rail project.

Farmer Chan Chuen made the accusation in an application to the Administrative Appeals Board.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Thursday Think-tank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Disneyland attendance falling below projection ... it's not just a small world, it's an empty world after all.

2 Lok Ma Chau line opens ... you know what this means, more opportunity for the KCRC to create delays, fires, cracks and train faults.

23 Aug 2007 - 12:00am