Staff Reporter

HKU student, 14, sure of making firm friends

A 14-year-old high-achiever is confident he will bond with his future classmates after he became the youngest student ever admitted to the University of Hong Kong.

Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am

Textbook talks collapse

HONG KONG - The long-running dispute between the government and school textbook publishers over the bundling of teaching aids - such as teaching manuals and CD-ROMs - with textbooks intensified at a meeting on Wednesday.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Speedy Steve takes crown

Australian International School student Steven Ing smashed the Hong Kong junior 1,500-metre record at the Bank of China IAAF World Athletics Day and Open Meet on Sunday.

The 17-year-old (pictured) ran the distance in 3 minutes and 56.64 seconds - 5.76 seconds faster than the record set 40 years ago.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Poignant depiction of 9/11 anniversary wins award

A magazine's depiction of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks earned the South China Morning Post one of two gold awards at an Asian media awards event in Bali last night.

Post Magazine ran on its cover an illustration featuring the number '10', with the '0' formed by a plane window through which can be seen smoke billowing from the World Trade Centre.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Junior doctor stabbed to death by angry patient

A junior doctor admitted to a PhD programme in Hong Kong was stabbed to death by an angry patient while at work in a Harbin hospital on Friday.

Wang Hao, 28, was one of four doctors stabbed by a patient who had gone to the First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University with a spinal inflammation, according to a hospital statement.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Another HKU departure

HONG KONG - Another top University of Hong Kong official, who was also linked to the mishandling of Vice-Premier Li Ke-qiang's visit in August, has resigned. Registrar Henry Wai Wing-kun says he is suffering from ill health.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New academy coach to see young players in action at tournament

Hong Kong's new national academy coach, Kim Pan-Gon, will see some of his young players in action for the first time next week when the under-14s and under-17s play in the HKFA International Youth Invitation Tournament 2012 in Diamond Hill.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

D&G 'truly sorry' to HK

After weeks of protests over its alleged photo ban against Hongkongers, Dolce & Gabbana said it was 'truly sorry', but some angry internet users were not appeased. They called for another protest outside the fashion house's Harbour City store. Two weeks ago, the store's security guards reportedly said only mainland and foreign tourists could take photos of the shop.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A nation's new dawn

APIA - Samoa jumped the international dateline, taking 'first-country' status from New Zealand. The tiny nation dropped its time-zone alliance with the US, lost a day and realigned with Asia, New Zealand and Australia. This now makes the nation the first to celebrate any new year, a status previously held by New Zealand. In return, Samoa had to lose Friday, December 30, 2011.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Fit to print: Jiang Zemin finds a new lease of life

Ex-president Jiang Zemin, 85, is on a mission to improve the foreign language skills of the country's cadres - showing just how wildly exaggerated were the recent rumours of his death.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Setback for Leung

Chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying suffered a setback in Sunday's voting for the Election Committee. His supporters won only 58 seats, just over a third of the total rival Henry Tang Ying-yen's supporters won. Leung barely managed to keep his committee seat - he came in 51st out of the 55 Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference representatives.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Runaway gibbon captured safely

An endangered gibbon escaped from Central's Zoological and Botanical Gardens on Wednesday.

The 10-year-old gibbon sneaked out at 10.45am while its cage was being cleaned.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Carriers to fight sky charges

Airlines that fly to Europe will have to pay a lot of money in carbon tax. This means airfares are going to be more expensive.

The world's carriers thought it might not be legal to include airlines based outside Europe in the European Union's emissions trading system (ETS).

They took the case to the European Union Court of Justice, but they lost.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Grannies belt it out

Seven Hong Kong grannies, aged between 63 and 74, have earned their black belts in taekwondo. The martial artists said the physical test was not as much of a challenge as remembering the complicated series of moves.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Flag burner jailed

Mainland farmer Zhu Rongchang (pictured), 74, was jailed for three weeks in Hong Kong for 'publicly and wilfully' burning the Chinese flag in Central in July.

Zhu, from Jiangxi province, said he had been exercising his right to free speech by criticising the mainland's 'authoritarian rule'.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am