Theme Time Radio Hour Season One

The official report's findings

1 Fractures on Li's neck and bleeding fit the characteristics of hanging

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Death of an activist

The ceramic tile facade of the eight-storey hospital where veteran democracy activist Li Wangyang spent the last months of his life fighting serious ailments and injustice, stands out in an expanse of old, red-brick residential blocks on the bank of the Zi River as it runs through Shaoyang, Hunan province .

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Activist gave his life for democracy

Li Wangyang was not the best-known democracy activist from the turbulent summer of 1989.

But the unionist, 62, from Shaoyang, Hunan province may well be the one who served the most time in jail for the cause - 21 years - before he was found dead in hospital amid suspicious circumstances on Wednesday.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Veteran June 4 activist found hanged in hospital

A veteran democracy activist in Hunan, who was jailed for 21 years for his involvement in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and a labour rights campaign, was found dead amid suspicious circumstances in a hospital in Shaoyang yesterday morning.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Artist's mission: impossible

Words such as 'shocking', 'exhilarating', 'astonishing' - impossible even - come to mind when describing the seemingly gravity-defying work of Chinese artist Li Wei.

The 41-year-old from Hubei , who combines photography and performance art, really is hanging this high from the building in this photograph.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The billionaire divorce case that gripped the city

Florence Tsang Chiu-wing is now the city's newest billionaire, thanks to a court judgment that awarded her HK$1.2 billion.

Tsang, who was beaming outside the High Court after the judgment, had claimed HK$5.5 billion in a lawsuit seeking ancillary relief following her divorce in 2008 from Samathur Li Kin-kan, a son of billionaire property tycoon Samuel Lee Tak-yee.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Halloween over for devil-slur priest

A Catholic priest who caused a furore last year by likening property tycoon Li Ka-shing to the devil and other developers to demons has been told to call off a Halloween party he was helping to organise.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

School protest father calls off his campaign

A father who threatened to kill himself because his model-pupil son was rejected by an elite English school has expressed remorse for his action and applied to a Chinese-medium school.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dad in leap threat over school rebuff

A father whose son's bid to enter an elite English-language school was rejected caused traffic chaos yesterday by threatening to jump off a footbridge in Wan Chai.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Tang's right about me, Li Ka-shing says

Billionaire Li Ka-shing yesterday hailed as 'good advice' a remark by Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen that young people should stop complaining and ask themselves why they could not be as successful as Li.

'I think what Mr Tang said was correct. He said so because he loves Hong Kong and loves the young people,' Li said.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Being like Li not everyone's cup of tea

Chief-executive-wannabe Henry Tang Ying-yen is prone to the occasional gaffe. So it did not come as a surprise when he said more young people should ask themselves why they could not be like Li Ka-shing.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Lawyer freed, another vanishes

Missing rights lawyer Li Fangping was released last night after being detained for more than 100 hours. But his release coincided with the disappearance of another prominent rights lawyer, just like the day Li himself disappeared.

Li confirmed by telephone that he had arrived home around 7pm but declined to comment further.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

Doing it with style

As a teenager, Tony Li spent all his pocket money on hard-to-get foreign fashion magazines, mesmerised by the colour and verve on display, features that were seriously lacking in the China of the early 1980s, a grimly monochromatic, and utterly glamour-free, nation.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Struggling to rebuild lives from Block J's rubble

One year on, former residents forced out of Ma Tau Wai Road have settled into new homes but are struggling to recover from the trauma.

Li Zhenhua moved to a newly furnished public rental flat in nearby Ma Tau Wai Estate but her sleep is regularly punctured by nightmares.

29 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Former Shanghai Tang designer uses Spanish influences for his label

Prospects look good for Joseph Li, Shanghai Tang's former chief designer of womenswear. Fashionistas turned out en masse, despite the rain, to support the launch of Li's own label, LIJOSEPH, at Central's Joyce boutique on Tuesday.

23 Sep 2010 - 12:00am