Yeung Kwong

Old leftists pay respects to workers killed in '67 riots

Yesterday's 45th anniversary of Hong Kong's worst-ever riots saw roughly 70 former leftists pay their respects to 16 workers killed in the violence.

Monday, 7 May, 2012, 12:00am

Back-to-basics method lifts morale

The sign of good business leadership in any company is often a willingness to leave the sanctuary of the corner office or executive floor to pitch in where necessary and get one's hands dirty alongside 'ordinary' staff.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Convenience on a new level

Even in the best apartment buildings, things can go wrong. There are blown fuses, burst pipes and air-con units that just refuse to function properly.

Leading property management companies take such incidents in their stride. But helping out with the occasional domestic crisis has made them consider what other value-added services they can offer clients.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Companies offer a range of events to make families happy

Companies managing residential properties recognise that families represent the heart of communities. They are now going out of their way to offer leisure and educational activities to help people make friends, develop new talents and live fuller lives.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Political Animal

When anything but left just wasn't right

Newly appointed secretary for home affairs Tsang Tak-sing was lauded as a 'hero' in the leftist camp for his involvement in anti-British activities during the 1967 riots - but he wasn't always in favour with his comrades.

26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Beaten man felt used and abused by union

History's sidelines are littered with faceless participants who paid a heavy price for their involvement in political upheavals. The legacy of the 1967 riots was no exception.

Siu Kim-fai, whose beating by a factory foreman 40 years ago triggered the disturbances, led a miserable existence for the rest of his life as a result.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Still searching for answers

A victim of a bomb attack and leftists jailed during the riots that engulfed Hong Kong in 1967 have renewed their call for an investigation to draw lessons from this painful chapter in Hong Kong's history.

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

How the violence unfolded

May 6, 1967 21 arrested when a group of sacked workers at the Hong Kong Artificial Flower Works in San Po Kong tries to prevent goods leaving the factory; leftist unions stage protests, demanding the release of those arrested

3 May 2007 - 12:00am

Subtle irony of anti-terror story

For connoisseurs of irony, the Sunday Morning Post of October 14 was a classic. Page 3 had a story headlined 'It's official: SAR joins anti-terror campaign'. Meanwhile, on the front page was a photo of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa presenting the SAR's highest honour to a man associated with the only terrorist campaign in Hong Kong's history.

21 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Sixties' riots gave us nothing but fear

I was appalled by your correspondent's misunderstanding of the 1967 riots and historical events in the letter 'Riot leader made a difference' (South China Morning Post, July 14). I wish the writer had done sufficient research before advising the younger generations to learn lessons from the past.

28 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Relatives offended by Tung's medal award to riot leader

I am too young to have witnessed the 1967 riots.

However, my parents, uncles and aunts have all, without exception, condemned the award of a Grand Bauhinia Medal to a former leader of the riots, Yeung Kwong.

They are offended by the decision of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to give this medal to Mr Yeung.

21 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Riot leader made a difference

I refer to the letter by Lai Wing-yiu headlined 'Chief Executive had ulterior motive when giving award' (South China Morning Post, July 7), about the awarding of the Grand Bauhinia Medal to Yeung Kwong.

Your correspondent felt the award was inappropriate, as Mr Yeung had played a leading role in the 1967 riots.

14 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Vindicating violence

Wherever they were and whatever they were doing in the hot summer months of 1967, most Hong Kong people now in their 40s and older must still have vivid memories of the riots which brought the territory to a standstill - and almost total collapse.

6 Jul 2001 - 12:00am