Ella Cheong: The single mother who became a pioneering property lawyer

Ella Cheong says her greatest achievement is her family. Photo: Nora Tam

Ella Cheong is recognised as one of the best intellectual property (IP) lawyers in Asia, a pioneer who has set up offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore and Malaysia. However, success for Cheong is measured not in offices, but in terms of personal happiness.

Thursday, 22 May, 2014, 4:08pm

Zanotti steps ahead with next season's killer line-up drawing a gaggle of celebrities

While we are still shopping for the summer closet, the fashion houses are already plugging products seasons ahead.

Italian shoe brand Giuseppe Zanotti Design threw a preview for its autumn-winter collection at Harvey Nichols in Pacific Place on Thursday.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Self-help books are not my thing. But the nuts and bolts of marriage and what makes it tick fascinate me. Two journalists - Paula Szuchman of The Wall Street Journal and Jenny Anderson of The New York Times - promise in Spousonomics a 'clear-eyed, rational route to demystifying your disagreements and improving your relationship' from the perspective of economics.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Millions of records gone in Legco move

The government destroyed more than 3.5 million sheets of records in six months while relocating its headquarters to the Tamar site in Admiralty, lawmakers heard yesterday.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

There's no easy way to set the records straight

Name: Stacy Gould Job: Head archivist, University of Hong Kong

How early did you know you wanted to work as an archivist?

There's no undergraduate path to archival work; it's post-grad only, so it's best to take a degree that is a good fit, like anthropology or history. I did anthropology.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

Only two out of six tycoons have removed gates to their homes which encroached on public land:

Kelvin Ng - It just goes to show tycoons are above the law. Don't blame HK people for cursing the filthy rich. They asked for it and deserve it.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Keep the trust

The basis of a good relationship is communication and trust. I learned that in my first psychology lesson at school, while training to be a journalist and, too late, from a book I encountered long after my divorce.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Medal of honour

Wu Lizhong, 21, lived in the village of Changxindian, Linzi district, Zibo city, and was the eldest of eight brothers. Poverty had forced his parents to sell their eight-year-old son to a family in Qingzhou. Wu was determined to make enough money to buy his little brother back and when he heard Britain was recruiting Chinese workers, he promptly signed up.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

A good start in getting more women on board

In the 1980s, Norway required that 40 per cent of public committee members should be female. It passed a law in the past decade requiring women to make up 40 per cent of directors of big listed companies.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Old favourites

The city is increasingly dominated by giant glittering malls, but a handful of small shops in Yau Ma Tei that have sold the same traditional products for decades have survived by finding gaps in the crowded streetscape.

1 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Entrepreneur hopes mainland grass-roots training of 2,000 children will develop future soccer stars

Though China does not officially recognise amateur soccer and prefers to rely on elite training camps to develop its sports stars, there are some green shoots growing on the barren amateur pitches where talent is traditionally grown.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Medical Council has got it right on charges

The doctor-patient relationship is at the heart of the practice of medicine. The trust a lay person places in a medical practitioner is almost an act of faith. That is why the community expects the profession to see that its members uphold the highest ethical standards. A recent finding of misconduct against a private specialist who overcharged an elderly patient is a case in point.

10 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Shoeshining has long been a tradition in the Central business district. But in recent years four shoeshiners in Theatre Lane have been prosecuted for obstructing the road. They faced being shut down by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.

13 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Legislators step in to aid shoeshiners facing boot

Five shoe polishers who have worked in Theatre Lane and Murray Road in Central for decades but are facing eviction may receive hawker licences after lawmakers stepped into the controversy.

16 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Authority seeking enabling professionals

A hospital might not be a conventional place for an accountant or an information technology professional to establish a career, but the Hospital Authority is welcoming what it calls the 'enabling professionals' to join.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am