US Secretary of State John Kerry gave South Korea his blessings for the country’s Mid-Autumn Festival, drawing a few exasperated sighs from members of the Chinese online community who wondered why their version of the holiday had not been acknowledged.Thursday, 19 September, 2013, 8:07pm 9 comments
Moon-gazers at this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival are in for a treat as for the first time in nearly a decade a full moon is expected.
The festival this year falls on Thursday, September 19, with the full moon set to occur at 7.13pm, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.5 Sep 2013 - 8:54pm
Retail sales in Hong Kong rose more than expected in September but there were signs of a slowdown in some segments.
Sales amounted to HK$34.1 billion in September, up 9.4 per cent on the same period last year, driven by the holiday spending during the Mid-Autumn Festival, according to the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department.2 Nov 2012 - 5:43am
A school attended by two teenage boys who drowned at Shek O while celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival was in "crisis mode" yesterday dealing with pupils' grief after the second boy's body was found.3 Oct 2012 - 3:39pm
Fireworks celebrating National Day drew some 250,000 locals and tourists to both sides of the Victoria Harbour on Monday night. Starting at 9pm, the 23-minute extravaganza launched a total of 23,888 fireworks into the sky, telling the story of a young man from birth to maturity in eight scenes. The tale symbolised the growth of the nation.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Tai Hang is not the only place to watch fire dragon dancing during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Pok Fu Lam village also boasts its own century-long tradition ...1 Oct 2012 - 6:49pm
The mooncakes that many Hong Kong people munched on yesterday to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival are no luxury food. They are made of cheap ingredients such as red bean and lotus seed paste that hardly make a dent in a mooncake maker's profit.1 Oct 2012 - 4:07am
Thousands of people thronged in Tai Hang to watch the area's heritage-listed dragon dance, kicking off the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day celebrations. Paraded along the narrow streets by 300 dancing Tai Hang residents, the 61-metre fire dragon swung its head and tail to the cheering of crowds.30 Sep 2012 - 11:53am
Performance rating plea for all hospitals
I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal on ways to improve better public monitoring and rating of hospitals in the United States.28 Sep 2012 - 11:44pm
Legco's new secretary general takes charge
Education undersecretary Kenneth Chen Wei-on officially takes over today as the secretary general of the Legislative Council Secretariat, succeeding Pauline Ng Man-wah. Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing said earlier this month that he had "high hopes" for the 47-year-old Chen, who had shown "a strong passion" for the role.29 Sep 2012 - 3:29am