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Wet Market

Leung Chun-ying under fire for urging Hongkongers to stop buying live chicken

Lawmakers accused Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying of being insensitive to stricken chicken farmers by urging Hongkongers to consider ending their tradition of buying live poultry for cooking.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 3:37pm 3 comments

Poultry trade may be spreading killer H7N9 virus

Poultry workers moving between wet markets and farms are probably responsible for the wide geographical spread of the deadly new bird flu virus on the mainland, says a Hong Kong expert invited by the World Health Organisation to investigate the outbreak.

6 May 2013 - 7:06am 5 comments

Hong Kong's heartbeat

Hong Kong street markets are a feast for all our senses, says Douglas Young Chi-chiu, founder and chief executive of local retailer G.O.D. The 47-year-old designer, who set up his company Goods of Desire in 1996, is so proud of the city's heritage that he is helping to celebrate its markets in a new exhibition.

21 Sep 2012 - 10:46am

Going upmarket

Think tanks have been sweating out ideas to fight poverty. But, so far, they have come up dry. It never occurred to them to look to wet markets as a solution to poverty or even wealth creation. These public places have a hidden potential for entrepreneurial success.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Wet market woes in Tin Shui Wai

A look at social problems in Tin Shui Wai brings to mind a single word: helplessness. Most people living in the area are poor - and are helpless to do anything about it.

It has often been pointed out that living expenses in Tin Shui Wai are higher than in other parts of the city. So the question is: Why do low-income people face such high costs of living?

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HK$95 million renovation under way for Tai Yuen Market

The Link Management will spend HK$95 million on renovating a wet market in Tai Po - the first time it has turned its attention to wet markets instead of malls.

To compete with supermarkets, the 30-year-old Tai Yuen Market will be fitted with air conditioning and have walls, pipes and electricity systems renewed.

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Market tenants storm district council office over 'unfair terms'

Market tenants stormed into the Wong Tai Sin District Council office yesterday to urge Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene Cheuk Wing-hing to change what they said were unfair terms in new rental contracts.

Nearly 100 public market tenants staged a protest outside council premises, where Cheuk met councillors in the afternoon.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Gallery of Modern Art

Until Apr 30 German artist Cornelia Erdmann's second solo exhibition demonstrates that art and commercial design need not be mutually exclusive.

9 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Government should get out of wet markets

Wet markets are an integral part of Hong Kong's cultural fabric. They are where many of us get our fresh food and produce and catch up on gossip. Few other places are as colourful, vibrant or friendly. Yet government complexes set up decades ago to make an often chaotic sector more orderly are more often than not forlorn and empty - and increasingly so.

18 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Buyout offer sweetened for chicken retailers

Another HK$100 million was being offered to chicken retailers in an effort to persuade them to give up their licences, government sources said yesterday.

The hope is that 90 per cent will agree to the buyout as the city tries to sell its final solution to reduce the risk of bird flu by offering the trade a new HK$1.1 billion package.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am