Martin Lee

Martin Lee calls for shadow cabinet

Martin Lee Chu-ming. Photo: David Wong

The pan-democrats must create their own political arena, such as a shadow cabinet, to counter the "majority tyranny" of pro-establishment lawmakers in the new legislature, a political heavyweight has warned.

Friday, 26 October, 2012, 4:22am

Heirs' rights are no longer so apparent

As the old Chinese saying goes, the first generation makes the wealth and the next generation wastes it away. Most of our leading tycoons have taken this warning to heart and strive to avoid it in their families. One by one, they are making known their succession plans and designating their empires' heirs.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Retired Chui keen to come out to help launch old boss's new venture

Primo is keen to show that it's more than just another modelling agency. The company, which opened its books on January 1, celebrated on Tuesday with a lavish party at The Mira hotel and a fashion show featuring 100 local models.

Socialite and former model Cathy Chui Chi-kay was on hand to support Paul Lau, her former manager and Primo co-founder.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cathy Chui's svelte appearance dispels post-pregnancy weight rumours

Even though the centre attraction should have been Korean skincare brand Sulwhasoo's 'Hundreds of Families Quilt' charity event at Harbour City, all eyes were on former model Cathy Chui Chi-kei.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lee Shau-kee boasts of big land bank for 45,000 flats

Henderson Land Development could supply the city with 45,000 new flats from its own land bank, more than the government's annual target, chairman Lee Shau-kee has boasted in his official biography.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as Pat Fok shares her 'enchanting lights'

Some might call it spooky but Pat Fok Lai-ping believes her photography, which captures curious lights and shadows invisible to the human eye, is 'an invitation to beauty'.

24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Lawyer questions police methods

ATV reporter turned barrister Stanley Ma Ho-fai stands accused of stealing a bra based merely on a witness' momentary glance, his counsel argued in Eastern Court yesterday.

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Henderson Land scion's wife longs to bear him a son

There was a lot of baby talk at Korean cosmetics brand Sulwhasoo's launch of its charity campaign in aid of the Chi Heng Foundation. The topic would have been appropriate for a cause benefiting children, had it not ended up centring around foundation-ambassador Cathy Chui Chi-kay.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Hero of his time

This may sound harsh - and I hope Martin Lee Chu-ming won't take it the wrong way - but most people have outgrown him. He hasn't kept pace with Hong Kong's changing mindset over how to achieve democracy. His name was once synonymous with our democracy movement, but today's movement is very different from the one Lee inspired all those years ago.

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Seven is Chui's lucky number for babies

Mother of two Cathy Chui Chi-kay says she's ready to have five more children, but first must learn to be a more cautious mother.

Chui (above), who is married to Henderson Land boss Lee Shau-kee's son Martin Lee Ka-shing, is the mother of two-year-old Leanna and three-month-old Hayley.

22 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

We can't accept attacks on cornerstones of our success

The sentencing of gunman Huang Nanhua to 16 years in prison is a fitting punishment for his part in a failed bid to harm two of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy advocates. However, the mastermind has never been identified and several suspects remain at large. That fits a persistent pattern of vicious attacks on high-profile public figures in recent years.

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Political warhorses leave the field

Tears and tributes as lawmakers take their final bows at a record sitting

After a record 62-hour sitting, lawmakers finally wrapped up the latest Legislative Council session yesterday with laughter, tears and some parting shots.

14 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Pushing the boundaries

There is no one like Martin Lee Chu-ming. He will have no successor when he retires from the Legislative Council. The fight for democracy for Hong Kong will go on, but it will be a very different fight. What makes Mr Lee unique is his conviction that democracy for Hong Kong is a matter of international concern and importance.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Democracy timetable offers little solace

Seasoned observers of Hong Kong's political scene and supporters of democracy may have had mixed feelings about Friday's headlines. The big news was the decision of Democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming to stand down from the Legislative Council in July after serving as an elected lawmaker since 1985. He expressed regret that his dream of a democratic Hong Kong had not come true.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

End of an era

Martin Lee is to step down from Legco in July. How would you judge his legacy and will his departure weaken the pan-democrats or, as he has argued, bring 'new blood' to the political scene? Write to us.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am