May Day

May Day buyers give shops a major cash boost

Mainland retail sales surged over the May Day long weekend, bucking the trend of declining home and car sales.

Monday, 9 May, 2011, 12:00am

Mixed reports on holiday weekend sales

Home sales were mixed on the mainland over the May Day weekend, with Shenzhen and Guangzhou recording buying interest after developers offered big discounts, but demand in other cities remained low.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Stereo Heroes

Saturday, 11pm, Sammy's Kitchen

Rabble-rousers get ready to party in remembrance of the reactionary activities of Parisian protesters 40 years ago. The idea may not be as bizarre as it sounds, considering Hong Kong has been dubbed the city of protests - there were almost a dozen marches on May Day.

22 May 2008 - 12:00am

Mobile dissent

A combination of government censorship and netizens intent on shouting down anyone who disagrees with the official line has all but stymied dissent on the Web. That has dashed the hopes of those who believed the advent of widespread internet access on the mainland would lead to democracy and the downfall of the Communist Party.

14 May 2008 - 12:00am

People call for more holidays

People want more public holidays but are divided over whether to cut short the week-long May Day break, according to the initial findings of a national public survey.

A poll on a draft plan to shorten the May Day holiday and add holidays to three traditional festivals ended at midnight yesterday after being posted on five major portal websites.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Macau police bracing for May Day protests

Demonstrators target labour policies and graft

Thousands of Macau residents are expected to take to the streets on May Day to protest against labour policies and corruption.

Police are determined to prevent a repeat of the violent clashes that broke out last May Day.

23 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

What are the origins of the May Day holiday?

FYI: What are the origins of the May Day holiday?

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Lowu goes on the air

Visitors are to be informed of the approximate waiting time prevailing at the Lowu crossing every one or two hours by radio broadcasts during the May Day holiday.

The move follows chaos at Lowu during the four-day Easter holiday earlier this month, when some visitors complained of waiting more than five hours to cross the border.

29 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Lack of charterer demand keeps VLCC rates depressed

OWNERS saw little joy last week, with the May Day holiday and only 13 VLCCs (very large crude carriers) fixed at rates in line with the previous week.

The latest fixture reported at WS 34 shows a slight improvement over the level to Europe, but this was a result of a restricted cargo size, not increased demand.

9 May 1994 - 12:00am