High-kicking cabin crew using wing chun to defend against aggressive passengers

Hong Kong Airlines ambassador Rose Chan practises wing chun. Photo: Sam Tsang

It's just over a year since 20 angry passengers, their patience snapped by a 16-hour delay, stormed on to the runway at Pudong airport in Shanghai and prevented an international flight from taking off.

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014, 7:05am

Police chief sued over detention of reporter

The Apple Daily newspaper has sued police chief Andy Tsang Wai-hung over what it says was the illegal detention of one its reporters during President Hu Jintao's recent visit to Hong Kong.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pepper spray cans more powerful, police admit

Police have admitted using canisters with more powerful jets to douse protesters with pepper spray during President Hu Jintao's visit, but insist they did not breach safety guidelines.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police used stronger pepper spray, say protesters

Protesters believe the pepper spray that police used against them in Wan Chai on Saturday during President Hu Jintao's visit was stronger than their standard-issue version.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Pepper spray used to subdue drugs suspect

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


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10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Police accused of forceful action

Protesters arrested after the annual July 1 march accused the police yesterday of using excessive force to break up demonstrations that disrupted traffic in Central after the main rally.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Police confession over pepper spray fracas

Police have admitted for the first time they did not fully warn anti-budget protesters before they were showered with pepper spray on March 6.

They also said the spray was aimed at the protesters, contradicting earlier remarks by the security chief.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Pepper spray row takes new direction

Where is the sky? Anywhere above a child's head, according to the latest explanation of the security chief's remarks about where police aimed pepper spray during a March 6 demonstration in which an eight-year-old boy was injured.

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Officer uses pepper spray on youths at MTR station

A patrolling police constable used pepper spray on two young men outside Central MTR station yesterday. The two, aged 18 and 19, refused to stop for a check by the constable and injured his hand. They were arrested for attacking the officer and obstructing an on officer in the execution of his duties.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Drunk subdued with pepper spray

Police used pepper spray to subdue a drunk after he allegedly assaulted two police officers in Tai Kok Tsui early yesterday. Officers were called at about 3am when the man, 30, blocked a car in Fuk Tsun Street, banged on the vehicle and argued with its driver. The man pushed the two officers when they approached and they used pepper spray to subdue him, a police spokesman said.

2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Search for teenager missing for 3 weeks

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Police use pepper spray on man after assault

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Woman in custody after airport heroin haul

A Taiwanese woman was remanded in custody yesterday after appearing in Tsuen Wan Court to face one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. Fang Huei-ping, 28, was arrested at the airport on Tuesday after customs officers found 3.128kg of suspected heroin in her luggage. The case was adjourned to May 24.

13 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Trial of entrapped stun-gun purchaser thrown out

The trial of a man charged with possessing stun guns and canisters of pepper spray was abandoned yesterday after a judge found he had been the victim of police entrapment.

Judge Chua Fi-lan stayed proceedings against Wong Ting-pun, 28, after it was revealed he had been enticed into buying the weapons by a police informer.

18 Aug 2005 - 12:00am