Person Relation

Child victims spark concern over level of family support

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

Brothers create a stir with taste of canada

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

Funds sector urges wider double-taxation treaty

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 say charity choices are politically selective

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

Li-Young Lee

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

Ms Leong may walk away from Vicwood

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

Tsang praised for keeping the faith

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

Beijing talks set to grow Sino-US relations

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

Chemist defends Kissel case method

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

Street smarts

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

What's On


The Hong Kong Ballet Group is organising the 4th Hong Kong Young Ballet Stars Award this summer.

Awards are given to Hong Kong and Macau residents aged 6-25. The theme of this year's competition is 'Variations of Red & White', with solo performances taken from classical ballet pieces. There will also be a choreography competition.

25 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Stage production on homosexuality tests tolerance on mainland

A play about homosexuality at the weekend marked the mainland's first public stage performance dealing with the issue.

25 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Rumour mill falls silent as 'mystery' over HKET fades

Top executives put paid to speculation about publisher's possible mainland ties

In a town where so many leading newspaper titles are closely associated with their family proprietors - the Ma family's Oriental Daily News, Jimmy Lai Chee-ying's Apple Daily and the Kuoks' South China Morning Post - the Hong Kong Economic Times has long been a somewhat mysterious exception.

25 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Scion gets a head start on the Golden Mile

Aron Harilela, PhD, has the perfect pedigree for overseeing a hotel empire

AT THE OPENING ceremony of the Holiday Inn Golden Mile in 1975, four-year-old Aron Harilela stood in for his father Hari, the present-day patriarch of Hong Kong's most prominent Indian family. Aron's grandmother had just passed away, and his father was in mourning.

25 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

James Chau Kin-seng

Style secrets of the hip and fashionable

CCTV newsreader/producer

Wardrobe staple?

Ties. On camera, I choose styles that are solid/patterned, serious/fun or preppy/crazy. It's the one thing you wear that expresses your personality to viewers. And, if you don't have personality, you can pretend to with a tie

What do you always wear?

25 Jul 2005 - 12:00am