Mainland man held for killing wife

A mainland man was arrested on suspicion of murdering his Hong Kong wife after an argument yesterday. It was the fifth wife-killing this year.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm

Nine Songs

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan performs a dance work choreographed by Lin Hwai-min inspired by a cycle of poems written by Warring States Period poet Qu Yuan and adapted from ancient shamans' hymns celebrating life, nature and honourable death. Aug 2-4, 8.15pm, Aug 5, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$460 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Another two trees feared to be unsafe

Two old trees next to the one that fell onto a bus shelter in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui's shopping district on Thursday night are also diseased and may have to be chopped down, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Exco convenor Lam to quit EOC role in January

Executive Council convenor Lam Woon-kwong will stay as head of the government's top advisory body but stand down as chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission when his term ends in January to end concerns about the independence of the equalities watchdog, he announced yesterday.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Appeal against revoked will dismissed by court

The long-term live-in girlfriend of the late owner of Lin Heung Lau Tea House has again lost a HK$100 million probate fight with his children.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Top Taiwanese official owns up to taking bribes

A senior official in Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's government has confessed to accepting at least NT$63 million (HK$16.6 million) in bribes from a businessman when he was a legislator two years ago.

Lin Yi-shih, the secretary general of the cabinet until he resigned from his post on Friday, had originally strongly denied accusations he had accepted the bribes.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Carrie Lam to reflect onwest wing 'sensitivity'

The development minister told lawmakers yesterday she would reflect on her political sensitivity and relationship with advisory bodies after being criticised for ignoring heritage advisers in handling the redevelopment of Government Hill.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

Rich and powerful flocking to tycoon's funeral

The funeral of Indonesian tycoon Liem Sioe Liong is drawing a contingent of his countrymen to Singapore to attend the service, with many flights and hotels heavily booked.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Contributors behind the scenes

Victoria Burrows

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Contributors - behind the scenes

Victoria Burrows

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Last hurdle for competition law

The Legislative Council looks set to pass the competition bill within days - but whether it will be seen as a powerful tool against anti-competitive behaviour or as ineffective and watered down remains in question.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Population ageing faster, panel says

The problem of Hong Kong's ageing population has accelerated, with the proportion of people in the labour force expected to fall, according to the latest government population-policy report.

The Steering Committee on Population Policy warned yesterday that a shrinkage of the labour force as a result of the ageing population could hinder the city's development.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Stephen Lam swaps politics for theology

Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung says he is not interested in joining the new government. Instead, he has a higher calling.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Baby won't stop Kelly Lin lapping up limelight

Model-actress Kelly Lin Hsi-lei demonstrated how she juggled work and motherhood recently when she left her eight-month-old baby daughter, Kaitlin, home in Taiwan to take part in a photo shoot in town.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Mr Saxophone stands out

Phil Lam's self-titled full-length debut begins with Stay With You Tonight, which features a catchy English refrain about - yup, you guessed it - unrequited love.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am