Quotes of the week

The Philippine side has not realised that it is making serious mistakes

Deputy Foreign Minister Fu Ying on the stand-off at Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea

Austerity can no longer be inevitable!

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

Revolutionary gets plaque at last

A plaque marking the grave of martyred revolutionary Yeung Kui-wan has finally been erected in Hong Kong Cemetery, six years behind schedule. The grave previously bore no name or indication that Yeung was buried there.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Power of leisure

Artist Yim Yee-king paints under the pseudonym Ah Chung, or 'A Bug'. The 76-year-old says the moniker, which he has been using since the mid-1980s, is a self-deprecating joke: since he can't be a 'loong' - Cantonese for dragon or a person of importance - he may as well be a 'chung', someone of little significance.

18 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

If music be the food of life, play on - and on

The Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme is organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. It encourages students to share the fun of the arts and take their passion beyond campuses and into the wider community.

14 May 2009 - 12:00am

Just be the best you an be

If we get a higher mark than others but a lower mark than we previously had, it does not mean we have improved.

We don't have to be number one in class, but we need to improve our own results. Otherwise, there's no purpose in our studies.

Comparing our results with that of others can motivate us to do better, so it's not a bad thing.

10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Contract dispute for Canto-pop twins

Canto-pop twins Soler have to put 60 per cent of earnings into a court account pending the outcome of litigation between them and their manager. Dino and Giulio Acconci accused Hummingbird Music of signing them up to an unreasonable contract and seek freedom to seek engagements with third parties. Hummingbird argues Soler is in breach of its contract.

19 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


University recognition of GCSE Chinese as an entry requirement is crucial to its success in offering a viable alternative to ethnic students, according to the head of a school with a large intake of non-Chinese-speaking pupils.

20 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Feeding the fondness for Japanese fashion

Hong Kong youth's obsession with all trendy things Japanese continued last week not just with the long queues for limited-edition items at the new Central Bathing Ape store. The Japanese fashion of Moussy, with its creative director Tsuyoshi Noguchi in attendance, was launched last Friday with a show at Times Square and a late-night party at IFC.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

The best of time

It was a fresh start for the Prince Jewellery and Watch Company when it celebrated the opening of its new store on Peking Road last month.

To mark the event, the firm invited singer Justin Lo Ting-wei to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, where he also modelled some of the new timepieces.

28 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In an article on B1 on August 2 ('Hang Seng delivers mixed bag'), we incorrectly characterised certain comments made by CLSA banking analyst Dominic Chan Chi-ming.

10 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the First Person column in C2 yesterday, the ink painting artist's name should have been Leung Kui-ting, not Leung Kin-ting. His teacher's name was also spelt incorrectly as Lou Shou-kwan. It should have been Lui Shou-kwan. We regret the errors.

26 Nov 2004 - 12:00am


On September 30, Leung Kui Kau Lutheran Primary School (am) in Sha Tin organised a ceremony to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (pictured right).

A team of Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and The Boys' Brigade marched into the school playground to raise the national flag while students, teachers and visitors sang the national anthem.

11 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Do you believe in ghosts?

Name: Adrian Wong Cheuk-fai

Age: 18

Top tunes: Fish Leong Chui Peng' latest hits

25 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Pics of the week

As Ingroup celebrates its anniversary this week, it is interesting to find out how much the group has - or hasn't - changed since it was first formed 25 years ago. 'Err, we are still paying out of our own pockets for the exhibitions,' says chairman and founder Pong Kar-chor.

6 Oct 2000 - 12:00am


An 82-year-old grandfather was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Fanling. He was left lying unconscious after a vehicle knocked him down near the junction of On Kui Street and On Chuen Street.

13 Mar 2000 - 12:00am