Film review: $upercapitalist

Writer-producer-star Derek Ting, on the right of Darren E. Scott.

Made on a budget that many of its characters would consider as chump change, $upercapitalist tells the story of Conner Lee. A hotshot hedge fund trader, Lee is dispatched by his Gordon Gecko-like superior to Hong Kong to work on a mega deal involving Fei & Chang, a financially troubled family-run conglomerate led by Donald Chang.

Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 12:39pm

Reflecting spirit of the times

Vincent Yu's Hong Kong Upper Circles of Society Banquet Series, in black and white inkjet print, 1994

A picture is worth a thousand words. And nothing captures more than portrait photography. A portrait may be just a fleeting instant in the life of its subject, but it also tells the story of society and culture, reflecting the spirit of its time.

14 Sep 2012 - 9:42am

How to declutter: experts offer tips for organising small flats

How to declutter: experts offer tips for organising small flats

One wonders why so many words are spent advising on how to declutter. Do we really need entire websites of tips, or even this newspaper article, to state what seems obvious? Just buy less. If only it were that easy.

Going down the road of reduced consumption brings benefits in the long run, but it doesn't deal with the existing stockpile of old clothes, unused gadgets, and mementos.

5 Sep 2012 - 1:59am

Chairman takes Albert Cheng's Digital Broadcasting to court

The rift between media veteran Albert Cheng King-hon's radio station Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) and its major shareholder Bill Wong Cho-bau has widened after Wong filed a High Court writ against the company, of which he is chairman.

8 May 2015 - 9:30am

Minister criticised for 'recycling' green policies

The new environment chief has been accused of 'recycling' old policies and failing to offer a vision of hope in his first meeting with lawmakers.

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing briefed the Legislative Council's environment panel on eight policy areas, including air pollution, waste disposal and nature conservation.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Veteran Wong a near-certainty for fifth Olympics

Veteran Wong Kam-po is almost certain to secure a road race ticket to his fifth Olympic Games despite only finishing fifth in yesterday's national road race championship.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Man behind 'Old Master Q' calls on next generation

Famed Hong Kong caricaturist Joseph Wong Chak is calling young and talented artists to help him continue his comedic legacy, as he celebrates the 50th anniversary of his well-loved Old Master Q series.

Wong, who left his handprint yesterday for the soon-to-be-opened Avenue of Comic Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, said the series was an indelible part of local history.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Exhibition gives insights into world of photographers and how they see it

Artist Stanley Wong Ping-pui's photo exhibition, entitled 'To see: to be seen', attracted a large crowd of artists, celebrities and socialites to the Pao Galleries at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in Wan Chai last Wednesday.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-Midland chief denies playing role in protest

Midland Holdings' former deputy chairman has denied market speculation that he orchestrated a protest in February by hundreds of property agents who demanded full payment of their commissions.

Albert Wong Kam-hong says he was then taking care of his dying son at a hospital.

'The accusation is unfounded and defamatory,' Wong said.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-HKU head surgeon John Wong spared jail

The former head of surgery at the HKU, John Wong, was spared jail yesterday after being convicted last month of misconduct and false accounting involving more than HK$3 million.

But he was handed a community service order of 240 hours - the maximum allowed. After the hearing at the District Court, Wong, 71, said: 'I am very relieved that it is finished.'

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fix is in on supermarket shelves, study suggests

Lawmakers have accused the two leading supermarket chains of colluding on prices, after a study found that the cost of products went up and down at the same time at both ParknShop and Wellcome.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

No proof lawmaker's aide fired for spurning him

A two-year Legco panel investigation into claims that lawmaker Kam Nai-wai sacked a female aide after she rejected his advances has concluded that the allegations cannot be substantiated, a source said.

The seven-member panel's chairwoman, Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun, will present its report at today's Legislative Council meeting.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sync or swim

If Mr Wong hadn't taken a step back into the doorway of his shop, he would have been flattened as Ethan hurtled by. 'Sorry!' his neighbour's grandson yelled over his shoulder as he disappeared down the street. Despite feeling like he'd just been slapped in the face, respect for his elders was ingrained in Ethan.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sync or swim

When Grandad and Ethan got to the hospital, they were relieved to find Mr Wong already sitting up in bed.

Now, as they watched, he gazed out across the ward for a few moments before slowly shaking his bandaged head. 'I'm, sorry. I just can't remember whether I was pushed or I fell. It all happened so quickly.'

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Betting on Biotech

Betting on Biotech by Joseph Wong Cornell University Press

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am