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.Monday, 1 October, 2012, 4:07am
Hoping cool heads prevail in dispute
The local media is full of articles about who has rightful ownership of the rocks south of Japan [the Diaoyus/Senkakus].
Chinese nationalists are passionate in their claims regarding these rocks.
I wonder if Beijing sees this issue as its "Falkland Islands moment". If so, this is a major concern for the region.24 Sep 2012 - 1:28am
Local mooncake brand Wing Wah could be forced out of the mainland market if it loses a trademark battle in the country's highest court.
The case, being heard in the Supreme People's Court, involves a dispute between the 62-year-old Hong Kong firm and Guangdong businessman Su Guorong over the use of the "Wing Wah" trademark and product design on the mainland17 Aug 2012 - 4:00am
Get everyone home for dinner and dig out your loosest jeans, because Thanksgiving is officially here. Now, I know that Thanksgiving isn't really a big part of Hong Kong festivities, and honestly, many of us don't even know why it's celebrated. But it's worth finding out, because it's one of the warmest family-oriented celebrations of the year.24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
I am writing in response to the letter 'Mooncakes thrown away untouched' (South China Morning Post, September 19). I agree that it's wasteful to dispose of mooncakes without even tasting them.27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Teachers still able to do extra work
According to schoolteacher Tamara Kiew ('Teachers face impossible workload', September 18), teachers in Hong Kong are stressed and overworked. She complains that they are 'forced' to work at weekends.25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Classical music ruined by 'listeners'
The Hong Kong Sinfonietta concert on Saturday, September 10, should have given me unalloyed pleasure but for the appalling behaviour of audience members seated nearby.
The intense first movement of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1 was interrupted by the bleeping of a mobile phone.19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Forgive us if we're not surprised that Hongkongers last year threw away enough mooncakes to cover 25 basketball courts, as reported by the environmental group Green Power.
Have you ever tasted these things?
OK, that was unkind.
What we mean to say is, mooncakes aren't for everyone.15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Welfare system needs review
Recently it was reported that an amputee, Lee Shing-leung, had been refused a disability allowance. Having lost his right leg in an industrial accident, he was not able to earn money doing the manual work he had done before.22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
Everyone hopes for a big, bright, full moon for the Mid-Autumn Festival next week, but when it comes to mooncakes, dietitians say we'd be better off with a quarter.14 Sep 2010 - 12:00am