My Lai Massacre

Social butterflies come out of hibernation with party season back in swing

The quiet holiday season is over, and the rate at which invitations to events have been piling up over the past week shows that the social scene is starting to swing again.

Tuesday, 7 February, 2012, 12:00am

City Digest

Jimmy Lai sues East Week Publishing for defamation

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

In safe hands?

Someone will make a movie about Lai Changxing. Books about him in Chinese and English were published long before the Canadian government deported him to mainland China last month after an 11-year legal battle.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Sorry, must dash

For years, in the run-up to July 1, Apple Daily has been exhorting people to join the annual protest march.

So we are wondering whether its owner and Next Media boss Jimmy Lai Chee-ying will march tomorrow.

Here's his answer, in an interview in the Civic Party's current and also final issue of its A45 newspaper (right), which is being shut down for lack of funds.

30 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Lai vows no sale, no retirement after swipe at 'ad boycott'

Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of the sex, crime and scandal broadsheet Apple Daily, stands out as one of Hong Kong's most controversial people.

The muckraking style of his Next Media publications, which includes Next Magazine, draws criticism from some scholars and media professionals, while his firm stance on democracy has won respect from more than just his readers.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Outrage over scandal rag is costing publisher credibility

With Easy Finder embroiled in another scandal, maverick publisher Jimmy Lai Chee-ying of Next Media must be asking himself if the damage to the reputation of his serious publications is worth the slender returns that the weekly soft-porn rag generates.

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Tiger Force

Tiger Force

by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss

Hodder & Stoughton, $202

There is a nagging splinter in the American psyche that refuses to succumb to the abrasions of passing time.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Man charged with daughter's murder 'cannot remember what happened'

Updated at 6.43pm: A 62-year-old man charged with killing his daughter said he could not remember what happened to her, the High Court heard on Tuesday.

Lai Tuin-hing pleaded not guilty to one count of murdering his daughter, Lai Wing-yu, 20, at their home on the 21st floor of Shing Fu House in Kwai Shing East Estate on the morning of April 6 last year.

30 May 2006 - 12:00am

How will you spend your lai see?

Clement Li

Age: 17

Top tunes: Juno Mak's new release

17 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

A good life if you can mess it up

Lai See has decided on a career change.

We're going to abandon journalism and take up a post as director of E-Silkroad Holdings.

True, we have no experience or qualifications whatsoever. But that's what makes it so perfect. The worse you are, the better.

Allow us to explain.

26 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Shopping blues

It was always likely to happen eventually, given that Jimmy Lai Chee-ying pushes the boundaries wherever he operates. But the swashbuckler of the business world finally found a medium that was too tough to crack.

13 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Disco Bay found near wit's end

The clean living citizens of Discovery Bay are holding an unofficial contest.

They are calling it the 'InDUHviduals Competition' and its aim is to allow Stepford's citizens to swap tales of their experiences dealing with morons (referred to as InDUHviduals for the purpose of the contest).

13 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Party cancellation a critical blow for Web site

Today marks the launch of The new Web site will provide 'an independent Web site for consumers to complain, criticise or comment on any company in the region.' Sounds impressive.

Launch party invitations were sent out, asking guests to grace the China Club at five thirty on Tuesday, January 25.

27 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Chop attack on 'good guy' baffles publishers

A Publishers and industry experts yesterday said the attack on Leung Tin-wai could have been revenge for an article.

The market he is entering with Surprise Weekly is dominated by the rivalry between Jimmy Lai Chee-ying's Next publications and Ma Ching-kwan's Oriental Press Group, with Eastweek and sister magazines.

17 May 1996 - 12:00am

Giordano lawyers trawl records to prove Lai link broken

Giordano International has hired a law firm to audit 20,000 pages of share-dealing documents to prove to Beijing that founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying no longer has shares in the company.

'Giordano was given to understand that the real issue behind the closures of its shops in China was Jimmy Lai,' a source close to the company said.

27 Apr 1996 - 12:00am