The incidence of domestic violence involving children has raised concerns about the provision of adequate support for at-risk families.Monday, 1 August, 2005, 12:00am
The joke goes something like this: How many Canadians does it take to scramble an egg? Five: one to hold the pan and four to shake the stove. The Canadians among us will say, first of all, that it isn't funny, and second, that it's worth a trip to Canada just to taste some of the country's finest culinary creations.1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
The funds industry guild will lobby the government for a double-taxation treaty with other economies and a waiver of profit taxes on annuity products for pensioners, according to a senior industry executive.
Hong Kong Investment Fund Association chairman Au King-lun told the South China Morning Post a formal proposal would be presented soon.1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Social workers have accused Donald Tsang Yam-kuen of being politically selective in his choice of 14 charities to which he donated $23.2 million in surplus election campaign funds last month.
They also said many of the charities chosen by the chief executive were so rich and well-established, they did not need the money.1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Writers from China's diaspora
When people ask poet Li-Young Lee where he's from, his first answer is Chicago. At times, he might add that he was born in Indonesia. 'But I insist that, although I was born in Indonesia, I'm Chinese. I don't want people to think I'm Indonesian - my people were persecuted by the Indonesians.'31 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
Angela Leong On-kei, wife of Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun, may walk away from a deal to buy Vicwood Plaza from Morgan Stanley and Pamfleet (HK).
Property agents said the transaction, worth as much as $2.5 billion, may fail because of concerns over high interest rates and new supply in the commercial property market.30 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
He may have found the language difficult to speak, the spicy food hard to stomach and mainland provincial leaders difficult to convince, but Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen managed to find some serenity in Sichuan.28 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
Vice-Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo will inaugurate a 'strategic dialogue' with his US counterpart Robert Zoellick in Beijing next week.28 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
A government chemist yesterday told a jury he did not report on the quantities of drugs found in Robert Peter Kissel, who was allegedly murdered by his wife, because it would have been misleading.27 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
THINK HONG KONG couture, and names such as Barney Cheng and Vivienne Tam probably spring to mind. A number of the city's homegrown designers have made their mark internationally in high-end fashion. But now some enterprising talents are trying to put Hong Kong on the map in street vogue.27 Jul 2005 - 12:00am