State of Chu

Surveyor accused in building's collapse

A building surveyor who checked a To Kwa Wan tenement building two months before it collapsed in 2010 was cross-examined yesterday over whether he had followed government inspection guidelines properly.

Wednesday, 16 May, 2012, 12:00am

Trial over deadly building collapse

A repairman hired to tear down structures in an ageing To Kwa Wan tenement block did not use any stabilising structures on the day of its deadly collapse, although he had proposed buying such items, a court heard yesterday.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Probe into intravenous drips for Hubei pupils

Hubei officials are looking into an incident in which a class of senior high school pupils were intravenously given amino acids in a night course in preparation for the national college entrance exam, an education spokeswoman said yesterday.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Summer placements yield invaluable insider's view

For many students, one major plus of the MBA programme at HKUST is the chance to match theory with practice. That comes, in particular, during summer internships with industry-leading companies, which give hands-on involvement in critical projects and an insider's view of how these organisations operate.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Vet guilty of syringe attack

A veterinarian was yesterday found guilty of beating his ex-girlfriend and threatening to inject her with a drug used for euthanising animals.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

'What do I know - as an old lady?'

The elderly woman at the centre of a legal battle over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge said yesterday she had been asked to file the judicial review, and that she understood very little about it.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Mission Hills chief slips away quietly

Mission Hills founder and chairman David Chu Shu-ho kept as low a profile in death as he did in life. The funeral was held in Hong Kong this week of the pioneer of golf on the mainland and one of the most powerful people in the game after he lost his fight with cancer. He was 61.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

In pursuit of family harmony

Philip Chu was reading music sheets and working with the best orchestras in Asia. But he has switched to balance sheets and now manages, from the heart of Mong Kok, more than 6,000 employees.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Chu Kong on lookout for buys to bulk up sales volumes, products

Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings is in talks to acquire rivals or their assets to extend its product line, and aims to finalise the establishment of a joint venture production line in the Middle East to circumvent protectionism there.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Chefs cook up a fresh start

When the Teresa New Life Coffee Shop opened in Tsim Sha Tsui early last year, Regina Chu soon became a regular. It was a convenient spot for a bite to eat on the way to work or a short break from her job as director of learning and development at the nearby InterContinental Hong Kong.

24 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Students hold roadside vigil for teacher killed on Christmas Eve

Nearly 400 students yesterday joined in mourning the death of a well-respected teacher who was killed when an alleged drunk driver ran him down on the pavement on Christmas Eve.

Chu Chi-shing, 44, died on Lee On Road, Sau Mau Ping, at about 8am on December 24, when hit by a car driven by a 24-year-old man.

31 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Long-distance call

In December, California native Austin Chu joined more than 2.6 million Americans who lost their jobs last year. Being laid off from an uninspiring marketing job freed the 26-year-old to take on his first documentary project, with younger brother Brian (above left, with Austin).

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Arts hub departure 'not due to interference'

Speculation that excessive government intervention prompted this week's departure of the executive director of the West Kowloon arts hub after just one week in the job has been discounted by a senior government official.

20 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Teacher denies sex with girl and says she pestered him

A teacher who allegedly had sex with a student more than 200 times between 2004 and 2006 denied in the High Court yesterday that he was close to the girl.

13 May 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Faces

When I started writing I wanted to be the [Hans Christian] Andersen of Hong Kong.' Half a century later, 75-year-old Chu Pu-sun, better known as A Nong, deserves the title. The author of more than 100 titles for children and teenagers, he still publishes a book every year.

16 Apr 2009 - 12:00am