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Ming Pao

Controversial new boss Chong Tien Siong may join Ming Pao in 2 weeks

Readers found gaps in Ming Pao

A Malaysian editor could take the helm of Ming Pao in as little as two weeks, despite a revolt by journalists who see the new hire as a threat to the Chinese-language newspaper's editorial independence.

Tuesday, 21 January, 2014, 6:36am 3 comments

Ming Pao columnists, am730 team decry ‘threat’ to editorial freedom

Opposition continues over the removal of Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau Chun-to. Photo: Nora Tam

Another four Ming Pao columnists have left the space allocated for their articles empty to protest against the sudden and unpopular plan of replacing the chief editor of the Chinese-language broadsheet with a Singapore-based Malaysian.

20 Jan 2014 - 1:47pm 1 comment

Martin Lee SC leaves Ming Pao column empty to oppose editorial change

Senior counsel Martin Lee hits out against the removal of the chief editor. Photo: Felix Wong

A pan-democratic legal heavyweight has left his column in Ming Pao blank to voice anger at the Chinese-language newspaper’s sudden replacement of its chief editor.

14 Jan 2014 - 4:28pm 2 comments

Ming Pao Daily ordered to pay football boss damages for defamation

Hong Kong Football Association vice-chairman Pui Kwan-kay. Photo: Edward Yau

Chinese-language newspaper Ming Pao Daily was on Friday ordered to pay HK$500,000 in compensation for defaming a Hong Kong Football Association boss.

6 Sep 2013 - 8:47pm

Journalists' group calls on China to curb 'intimidation'

Members of the Hong Kong Journalists' Association tie white ribbons around their hands to represent support for reporters working on the mainland. Photo: Nora Tam

The Hong Kong Journalists’ Association has called on the central government’s liaison office to step in to curb cases of assault and intimidation by regional authorities on reporters from the city working on the mainland.

The demand was laid out in a letter submitted by a dozen representatives of the local media to the liaison office’s headquarters in Sheung Wan on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Detention of Ming Pao journalists on mainland condemned

A protester condemns the reporters' detention. Photo: Sam Tsang

Journalist groups in the city have slammed Hunan authorities for detaining two Hong Kong reporters who interviewed the family of late mainland dissident Li Wangyang .

Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung said that the government would maintain close communication with mainland authorities on the matter.

14 Sep 2012 - 2:59am

NPC deputy Miriam Lau Kin-yee calls for new inquiry into alleged suicide

Activist Li Wangyang

A Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress has written to Premier Wen Jiabao requesting a new investigation into the death of Tiananmen pro-democracy activist Li Wangyang .

13 Sep 2012 - 3:37am

Can this government deliver a perfect 10 for the people?

Early this week, I listened in shock as our new chief secretary, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, called for '10 projects for the people' to sit at the heart of the new administration's agenda - a clear contrast to Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's 10 major infrastructure projects, that many Hongkongers believed had more to do with pleasing our business aristocracy than with equipping our community to rally

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New exam gives candidates jitters

Some students are worried about passing the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) examination because they do not know what to expect from the tests, which were set for the first time this month.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Zeman acquires another new friend in high places

Former British prime minister Harold Wilson famously said circa 1964: 'A week is a long time in politics.' In the case of Allan Zeman, you could say it's more like a month. Only last month he was rooting for Henry Tang Ying-yen in the election for chief executive.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Life saver

As a doctor, time takes on an extra depth: every hour spent working benefits someone else. For Tony Mok, a professor in the department of oncology at Chinese University and a well-known former television show host, time is the basic element he uses to put as much goodness into the world as he can.

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Publishers of e-books hope to lure readers with lower prices and extra features

Visitors to the Book Fair will find digital books that are cheaper and have more functions than traditional hard copies, publishers say.

A digital book is about 30 per cent cheaper than a hard copy and has features such as voice recordings.

14 Jul 2010 - 12:00am