Drug case barrister pleaded for a chance

A barrister who was once a pupil of a senior advocate found himself on the wrong side of the law when he was found guilty of drug possession yesterday.

Wednesday, 3 August, 2011, 12:00am

Investor taps potential of Shanghai's public flats

Lawrence Tong is not a typical property investor in Shanghai.

While many Hong Kong and mainland investors have their eyes on upmarket residential properties in the nation's financial hub, Tong has bet on the secondary public housing market, or gong fang.

19 May 2010 - 12:00am

KPMG explores new avenues to lift revenue

KPMG will increase efforts to expand its advisory services in Asia to offset the impact of the decline in initial public offerings and other transactions amid the financial crisis, according to new KPMG Asia-Pacific chairman Carlson Tong Ka-shing.

27 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Disagreement turns ugly at exclusive club

The Hong Kong Club was yesterday the scene of a spat that saw a man admitted to hospital with bites to both hands. A fight broke out between the man, surnamed Lane, and a woman surnamed Tong, at about 10.30am. Ms Tong had taken a laptop to Mr Lane, 45, to check, police said. There was a dispute and Ms Tong, 47, bit Mr Lane's hands, drawing blood.

12 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Place your bets please, maths is a real winner

Many students may see higher maths as little more than an intense migraine inflicted through logarithms, fractions and a handful of Greek letters. But for Baptist University associate professor Tong Chong-sze, it is the science of winning.

'They say knowledge is power, but maths allows you to analyse how to use that knowledge to your best advantage,' Dr Tong said.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

ice tongs

1. Stainless-steel tongs, HK$250, from Georg Jensen, shop 120, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2868 0707.

2. Ercuis tongs, HK$1,630, from Heather & March, shop 110, Prince's Building, tel: 2530 0686.

3. Stainless-steel tongs, HK$290, from Alessi, shop 247, Prince's Building, tel: 2869 6377.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Ferry boss brightens accident victim's day

A kiss on the cheek from the ferry company director helped brighten the day for an elderly victim of Friday's ferry accident.

Tong Siu-ying, who received four stitches on her head and is still suffering from head and neck pain as a result of the crash, said she was very happy that First Ferry's director and general manager, John Hui Chiu-yin, visited her yesterday.

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

Tong making ground again after careless-riding error

Considering last week's discussion of apprentice jockeys, their standard and presence against the best around in Hong Kong, it would be remiss of this column not to mention the effort of Jacky Tong Chi-kit on Sixty Seconds at Happy Valley last week.

13 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Sau San Tong profits as women think thin

Investors are making fat profits by capitalising on women's desire to sport slim bodies like actresses Nicole Kidman or Halle Barry.

Shares in Sau San Tong Holdings - the first slimming services and products provider to list in Hong Kong - shot up to an intraday high of 91 cents yesterday before settling back at 73 cents, a loss of 6.41 per cent for the day.

21 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

A what's what of Canto-phrases

Many expats who read Chinese have complained that it is tough keeping up with weird Canto-expressions the local papers throw at readers. So here is your guide to the latest tabloid phraseology.

Wai kor: 1 Viagra. 2 A very strong man or strong big brother. 3 China's first spaceman Yang Liwei (right), whose last Mandarin character 'wei' is pronounced 'wai' in Cantonese.

8 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Game's up

Customs arrested a man, 33, and seized about 3,000 counterfeit PlayStation game accessories worth $300,000 from a Chinese-registered vessel off the Kwun Tong cargo area late on Thursday.

29 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Slow learners find little understanding

SLEEPLESS nights and hours of drilling a child for school dictation are not the worst fears for a parent of a slow-learning child - lack of support is.

Mrs Tong, a mother of an eight-year-old with reading and writing difficulties, spent six frustrating weeks trying to secure a place at a mainstream school for her son.

22 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Activists snubbed over raid scheme

Taiwan activists who planned to blow up the lighthouse built on the islands by Japanese right-wingers yesterday failed to win support from legislators and government officials.

Tong Nien-tai, organiser of the so-called 'death squad', yesterday went to the Legislative Yuan to seek support from legislator Lo Fu-chu.

17 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Tong in dazzling debut

IT was a star-studded evening as Edmond Leung, Andy Hui, William So and DJs of Hit Radio 997 gave their support to Karen Tong at her debut concert, held recently at the Academic Community Hall.

15 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

55 arrested in triad dispute

FIFTY-FIVE people believed to be members of three triad societies were arrested when police tried to defuse a dispute over the control of a public relations worker at a karaoke bar.

7 Jul 1995 - 12:00am