Longstanding pricing rules set by the advertising industry's leading trade association conflict with the competition law, the consumer watchdog and legal experts warn.Saturday, 15 September, 2012, 3:16am
The corruption trial of Hong Kong tycoons Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing, which is due to start on Monday in Macau, may be adjourned over pre-trial hitches and an "impossible" court schedule.
The two businessmen were charged for allegedly offering a HK$20 million bribe to Macau's former public works chief Ao Man-long to secure a land deal for a luxury property project.14 Sep 2012 - 2:59am
Korean filmmaker Choi Dong-hoon made his debut in the big-screen heist genre with The Big Swindle in 2004. His follow-up is The Thieves.14 Sep 2012 - 9:43am
Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS banker who went to prison after telling the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) how the bank helped thousands of Americans evade taxes, secured a whistle-blower award of US$104 million, the largest individual federal payout in US history.13 Sep 2012 - 3:00am
Police have reported a recent series of cases where taxi drivers refuse to pay change or even drive away with passengers' luggage - with one tourist losing luxury items worth HK$70,000.
Police received 10 such complaints since May. The latest arrest was of a 48-year-old driver who short-changed a plainclothes officer posing as a tourist last night.12 Sep 2012 - 2:53am
Two men stood trial yesterday accused of giving false information when they registered to vote before the district council elections last November.
Company proprietor Lui Sze-kwok, 41, and salesman Ching Tak-ho, 30, pleaded not guilty in Kowloon City Court.11 Sep 2012 - 3:11am
Serbia says it has a former Kosovo rebel witness who allegedly took part in removing the heart of a Serb prisoner for the international black market in organs during the 1990s Kosovo conflict.11 Sep 2012 - 9:30am
Three policewomen disguised as compensated-dating girls have arrested about 20 men - including an off-duty policeman and an immigration officer - on suspicion of soliciting for immoral purposes.6 Sep 2012 - 3:40am
A judge yesterday accused developers of increasingly using judicial reviews to challenge decisions by city planners, causing serious delays to development.6 Sep 2012 - 3:45am
Shenzhen prosecutors have filed formal charges against eight senior hospital executives for taking bribes in the procurement of goods, such as medical equipment and medicine.5 Sep 2012 - 2:41am
A former deputy police chief in Chongqing, hailed as a crime-busting hero at the height of a massive anti-triad campaign in the municipality, has been arrested on suspicion of taking bribes, mainland media reported yesterday.5 Sep 2012 - 3:34am
Anyone (particularly insomniacs) watching a local television channel in Hong Kong recently may have seen the public broadcast advertisement for Hong Kong's new Financial Dispute Resolution Centre (FDRC).
What is the FDRC?
The FDRC is a "one-stop shop" for the settlement of disputes between certain individual investors and regulated financial institutions in Hong Kong.11 Sep 2012 - 2:47pm
A Dutch court yesterday jailed a teenager for stabbing a 15-year-old girl to death and attempting to kill her father after she allegedly posted derogatory comments about another girl on Facebook.
The case involving three teenagers from the Chinese community in the Netherlands has shocked the country. The media dubbed the case the "Facebook murder".4 Sep 2012 - 3:25am
A wheelchair-bound suicide bomber killed himself and injured six others yesterday while in a meeting with local government officials to air his grievances.4 Sep 2012 - 8:48am
Four more jailed for vote-rigging4 Sep 2012 - 2:40am