Media Reports

Civilisation means more than just a charming image

On my way to work a few weeks ago I was startled by the scene in one Guangzhou neighbourhood. An unannounced facelift left me wondering for a few minutes whether I had walked onto the set of a television show.

Saturday, 22 October, 2011, 12:00am

Yes, she worked for Tang but she 'broke no rules'

The Information Services Department confirmed that one of its editors has taken up unpaid work to help Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen in what is widely believed to be his 'early bird' campaign for next year's chief executive election.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Gilt jewellery store shines one last time

The last traditional gilt jewellery shop in the city was swamped with patrons at its final-day clearance sale yesterday, with some standing in line for 11/2 hours to enter the cramped premises.

28 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Hope for last HKCEE candidates

The Education Bureau announced there will be 50 per cent more places for students who fail to get into Form Six this year. There will also be more places at day schools and vocational training centres.

The bureau made the announcement as it outlined further study paths for those who took the final HKCEE this year.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Internet trap leads to rape

The internet may be a social networking platform for people to keep in touch with one another. But some people use it for ulterior motives.

13 May 2010 - 12:00am

Car crash in Japan injures HK couple

A Hong Kong couple have been injured in a car accident while travelling in Japan.

The couple, who have not been named, had hired a car in Sendai and were driving in Yonezawa in Yamagata prefecture on Tuesday on their way to a spa, media reports said.

25 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

57m yuan for Three Gorges art

A Chinese oil painting depicting men playing cards in their underwear fetched more than 57 million yuan (HK$63.5 million) at a Beijing auction, a record price for a contemporary mainland artwork, state media reported.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Water bills to be focus of probe

The Ombudsman is to investigate reports of mass overcharging for water following media reports and complaints to her office.

Alice Tai Yuen-ying said she would look into the Water Supplies Department's procedures for handling complaints, as well as the grounds for such complaints.

23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Complaints line ringing hot

The Communist Party's complaints hotline received almost 40,000 calls in its first 11 days of operation, media reports say.

Most of the 37,830 calls came from people wanting to offer suggestions, although there were also a large number of complaints about the selection and appointment of officials.

15 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Tell elderly about special immigration point

There have been many media reports lately on the serious congestion at the Lowu border crossing at weekends when tens of thousands of Hong Kong people go on shopping trips to Shenzhen.

10 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Pointing the finger

Given his reputation for occasionally making controversial remarks, it was always clear that appointing Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing to head the inquiry into the airport fiasco was going to lead to moments of heated debate.

23 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Media accused of anti-homosexual reports

Homosexuals yesterday accused the media of fuelling discrimination against gays by portraying them in an unsympathetic way.

They urged the press and TV to play a bigger role in the acceptance of homosexuals.

11 Aug 1997 - 12:00am