Police charge activist who cast doubt on suicide

A friend of pro-democracy activist Li Wangyang who challenged a police finding that Li committed suicide in a hospital has been formally arrested by police on subversion charges, according to a police document and a fellow activist.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:20pm

Police hold ex-head of Alibaba offshoot

Mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba Group said yesterday that police had detained a former general manager of its group-buying business on suspicion of taking bribes.

The company had said in March that the employee, Yan Limin, had been removed from his position.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Clampdown on Li Wangyang's friends goes on

Two weeks after veteran pro-democracy activist Li Wangyang died under suspicious circumstances, some of his friends who have spoken out about his case remained detained by police or were still under house arrest yesterday, according to people familiar with them.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

First Time

Starring: Angelababy Yeung Wing, Mark Chao Yu-ting, Jiang Shan Directed by: Han Yan Category: IIA (Putonghua)

With First Time, director-writer Han Yan has concocted a modern-day fantasy that leaves no cliche unturned in its telling of a tragic but oh-so-beautiful love story set in a fairy-tale world that Disney executives would have found hard to swallow.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Flavour of the month

Nothing says 'Valentine's Day' better than a rich, sweet dessert with a splash of alcohol and this year, celebrity chef Jacky Yu Kin-chi is putting his own twist on the treats.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Death crash school bus 'overloaded with 87 pupils'

The 52-seat school bus that overturned into an icy ditch last week, killing 15 children in Jiangsu province, was overloaded with 87 passengers - more than double the official figure - according to an investigative journalist.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Tag team king ensures his future is in the can

KDG's first graffiti was a tag hastily written at night on the facade of the New World Renaissance Hotel (now the Renaissance Kowloon) in Tsim Sha Tsui in 1998. Fast forward 13 years and Ken (he wants to keep his full name private) is one of the three owners of Dirty Panda which, behind the tagline 'Keep your hands dirty since 2002', is the main importer of graffiti spray paint in Hong Kong.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Children of the underworld

After Canadian police discovered Betty Yan's bullet-riddled body slumped at the wheel of her Mercedes-Benz in April, the initial public shock over yet another murder in the Vancouver area turned to intrigue and outrage when details of the victim's identity emerged.

17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Time and tide

When Yan Yu arrived at the picturesque riverside town of Gongtan four years ago, making another documentary was not high on his agenda.

14 May 2009 - 12:00am

Rights lawyer beaten by thugs with steel bar

A high-profile Shanghai lawyer who has campaigned for rights protection and government transparency was attacked by a group of thugs on Tuesday, leaving him with a shoulder fracture and multiple injuries.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Reward for nurse's heroism

Yunnan authorities have promised to reward a nurse who was stabbed after agreeing to enter a room in a supermarket to treat a woman hostage seriously wounded by a knife-wielding man on Saturday.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

From school dropout to litter entrepreneur

Mickey Yan Wai-kiu, a 38-year-old Hongkonger who has been named one of the world's outstanding young people, started work as a cleaner after quitting school early.

Mr Yan, who came to the city from Enping , Guangdong, when he was eight, said his family was poor when he was young.

22 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Star of the show

Jewel merchants Forevermark and Chow Tai Fook jointly hosted a reception at The Peninsula hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui to unveil a stunning 27.16-carat diamond.

8 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

New territory

It has taken seven years, but celebrity chef Jacky Yu Kin-chi has finally extended his Xi Yan empire across the harbour. Xi Yan Flavours, in the Elements mall, joins the island establishments: private kitchen Xi Yan and the light snack outlets Xi Yan Sweets and Xi Yan Tastes.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Freed reporter gets to cover congress

Zhao Yan, the mainland researcher for The New York Times who was released from three years' jail last September, has been given press accreditation to cover the annual NPC and CPPCC meetings.

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am