Memories of the cruelty of the Japanese forces in Hong Kong have faded over time - and even less is known about the aftermath of the city's second world war occupation.Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 7:25am
Of all the people Suzannah Linton interviewed for her book on military tribunals in Hong Kong after the second world war, it was retired Major Murray Ormsby who made the greatest impact.28 Apr 2013 - 7:57am
Henderson Land's plans to redevelop a Sai Ying Pun site received a setback when a judicial review upheld the Buildings Department's rejection of the project because the site's ownership is unclear.
The Court of First Instance ruled yesterday that the developer must provide information related to the ownership before submitting building plans for approval.21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
The Buildings Department chief has filed a court challenge against a decision by the buildings appeal tribunal in favour of a redevelopment in Sai Ying Pun.
The director of buildings has applied for a judicial review of the tribunal's decision in favour of an appeal lodged by a company owned by Henderson Land chairman Lee Shau-kee to develop a site in the area.7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Cathay Pacific has won a ruling that it need not assess all second officers for promotion to junior first officer before it can hire one from outside.11 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
A judge has backed two home owners who were ordered to remove balconies built onto the outer wall of their tenement blocks in the 1950s.
Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon said the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) had failed to consider evidence that suggested the balconies were legal, even though they were not included in the approved plans for the tenements.21 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Some of the dates cited by Barristers Disciplinary Tribunal convenor Ronny Tong Ka-wah and published in our report 'Daniel Fung panel took three years to form,' on page A1 on July 7, were incorrect. We wish to clarify the timing with the following chronology.10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
Fifteen years after debate on the issue began, legislation that seeks to create a level playing field for companies doing business in Hong Kong is set to come before the Legislative Council.
The government is finalising a draft competition law covering all sectors of business, to be submitted by mid-July for approval.26 May 2010 - 12:00am
People have different moral values which can evolve over time. This makes it difficult to reach a consensus on what constitutes public decency. So it is not surprising that the first stage of a consultation on an overhaul of the city's obscenity laws unearthed diverse views among the public.9 May 2010 - 12:00am
The Court of First Instance yesterday overturned the Building Authority's rejection of a developer's project in Happy Valley for being too high for the neighbourhood. Fortune Key Limited has submitted five plans for buildings of varying heights over the years for the site in Blue Pool Road.8 May 2010 - 12:00am