The collision last Friday night between a Cheung Chau ferry and a barge off Hei Ling Chau was not unexpected, since this area is criss-crossed by many fast ferries to Macau and the islands, and slow-moving barge traffic. Fortunately, no one was killed, but this could have easily been as bad as last year's Lamma collision.Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 3:03am 2 comments
My father is a dementia patient who cannot recognise people or his surroundings. As we never let him hold any cash or an Octopus card, we have discovered a disturbing fact; Hong Kong's public transport system allows people without the ability to care for themselves to travel long distances without paying fares.9 Mar 2013 - 2:31am 1 comment
This [currency board peg] was reintroduced in Hong Kong in 1984 with the specific object of preventing a massive panic outflow of capital from the territory during the prolonged Sino-British negotiations and the 13-year transition period...
...Just float the Hong Kong dollar like we used to. What is there to lose?
Lau Nai-Keung4 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
An advertisement appearing in many Hong Kong newspapers today calling for social harmony is in no way related to the annual July 1 march for democracy in the city, according to drafters of the 'Hong Kong Restart Declaration'.15 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
'It's certainly not common knowledge that Guangdong's gross domestic product not only surpassed that of Hong Kong a few years ago, it also exceeded Taiwan's last year.'
Writing in Observer column
He's right, you know. It's not common knowledge that official statistics now show Guangdong's GDP to be bigger than Hong Kong's or Taiwan's.24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
A Hong Kong delegate to the mainland's top advisory body has proposed making some deputies honorary members and others active participants in policy deliberations to raise the quality of debate.2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
A veteran Hong Kong delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference will be appointed to the Basic Law Committee, which advises the nation's top legislature on the mini-constitution.
Lau Nai-keung confirmed yesterday that he had been notified on Sunday by the National People's Congress Standing Committee about his imminent appointment.27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am