Leung Chun-ying stays for half of moonlight gala

L-R: Leung Chun-ying's wife Regina, the chief executive, musician Song Fei, Culture Vice-Minister Zhao Shaohua and maestro Chen Xieyang.

Student protesters at Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's residence on The Peak on Sunday may have wondered why the lights were out.

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012, 4:08am

Mainland activists go missing after march

Two mainland activists who joined Sunday's protest march in the city disappeared after returning home, the group that organised their visit says.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Argentina make China work hard for victory

China's young guns were given a stern test as they were forced to rally to defeat Argentina 3-1 in their second pool A match at the World Grand Prix women's volleyball tournament yesterday.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Vision of Nature: Lost and Found in Asian Contemporary Art

Works in various media by eight Asian artists including mainland painter Zeng Fanzhi, Japanese installation artist Takashi Kuribayashi (including Wald aus Wald, left) and local installation artist Pak Sheung-chuen. Daily, 10am-8pm, Entrance and the Pao Galleries, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2582 0200. Ends Jan 29

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Family fears top fugitive won't get fair hearing

Zeng Hanlin, the high-profile fugitive repatriated to China from Canada, appeared before a Chengdu court in Sichuan province yesterday, a relative said.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Magazine's big party night out was one for the cover boys

Paparazzi hunting for snaps of the latest starlet were out of luck at the decidedly male-skewed cocktail party thrown by Esquire magazine in celebration of its 23rd year of publication at The Repulse Bay hotel on Thursday evening.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

No tie, no dinner for dressed-up 'Long Hair'

'Long Hair' put on his best attire in years, but it was still not good enough to gain entry to an official dinner welcoming Vice-Premier Li Keqiang yesterday.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Top banker took bribes worth over HK$2.5m

A former senior bank executive accepted bottles of fine wine, a luxury watch and bribes worth HK$2.5 million from clients whose loan applications he was considering.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

ICBC banker pleads guilty to accepting large bribes

A department head at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China yesterday admitted accepting HK$3.3 million in bribes for helping a businessman extend the repayment period of a HK$2.7 billion loan.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hu Jia vows to continue his mission

One of the mainland's most high-profile dissidents, Hu Jia , vowed upon his release from jail yesterday that he would continue his activism, apparently unfettered by the heavy surveillance he was immediately placed under.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The thoughts of Chairman Li? It's worth a read - for entertainment value

A leading Hong Kong publishing house has come up with a series on the famous sayings of such indisputably great men of China as Sun Yat-sen, Lu Xun, Zeng Guofan ... and Li Ka-shing?

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese masterpieces go on show

Leading this section is Girl and Peaches by leading Chinese realist painter Wang Yidong (born in 1955) (estimate: HK$3.1 million to HK$3.8 million). This is the first time this masterpiece has been offered at the auction.

1 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Leader Chan has one hand on victory

Vicky Chan Wai-kei led Hong Kong's charge towards gold in the waters off Stanley with the local boardsailors continuing their domination, which was helped by organisers adding an extra race to the schedule yesterday.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Contemporary Asian works to challenge and inspire

Sotheby's will host this autumn's contemporary Asian art sale on Tuesday, featuring more than 190 works from acclaimed Chinese, Japanese, South Korean and Hong Kong artists. They have a total estimated value exceeding HK$98 million.

2 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Mainland wealth fund names advisers

China Investment Corp, the mainland's US$200 billion sovereign fund, has appointed several well-known figures from Hong Kong and the mainland to its international advisory council.

9 Jul 2009 - 12:00am