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Professor Johannes Chan, the 'meddle' man at centre of HKU row

At the University of Cambridge in Britain last week, Johannes Chan Man-mun appeared relaxed, cracking jokes with students while delivering a speech on "one country, two systems".

16 Feb 2015 - 5:16AM

At the University of Cambridge in Britain last week, Johannes Chan Man-mun appeared relaxed, cracking jokes with students while delivering a speech on "one country, two systems".

Professor Johannes Chan, the 'meddle' man at centre of HKU row
Ex-HKU law dean Johannes Chan calls for review of government’s universities role

The government’s role in higher education should be reviewed, Johannes Chan said, after concerns emerged that the chief executive may have interfered in his possible appointment as pro-vice-chancellor.

14 Feb 2015 - 11:52AM

The government’s role in higher education should be reviewed, Johannes Chan said, after concerns emerged that the chief executive may have interfered in his possible appointment as pro-vice-chancellor.

Ex-HKU law dean Johannes Chan calls for review of government’s universities role
Time for Hong Kong government to get on its bike?

London's plan to build Europe's longest segregated bicycle path through some of its busiest areas has renewed calls in Hong Kong for better cycling infrastructure.

18 Oct 2014 - 5:24AM

London's plan to build Europe's longest segregated bicycle path through some of its busiest areas has renewed calls in Hong Kong for better cycling infrastructure.

Time for Hong Kong government to get on its bike?
MTR Corp should pay part of railway delay cost, experts say

The MTR Corporation should pay part of the HK$4.62 billion in extra costs that the delayed cross-border high-speed rail link is expected to incur, experts in transport and engineering say.

13 Aug 2014 - 10:39AM

The MTR Corporation should pay part of the HK$4.62 billion in extra costs that the delayed cross-border high-speed rail link is expected to incur, experts in transport and engineering say.

MTR Corp should pay part of railway delay cost, experts say
Express railway bound to bust budget, independent MTR director says

The high-speed cross-border railway "must cost more than the budget" of HK$67 billion, an independent director of the MTR said.

10 Aug 2014 - 5:44AM

The high-speed cross-border railway "must cost more than the budget" of HK$67 billion, an independent director of the MTR said.

Express railway bound to bust budget, independent MTR director says
PMQ accused of not opening its space to the community

PMQ is not living up to its promise to rent space to organisations for community use, protesters said as about a dozen rallied outside the former police married quarters in Central.

8 Aug 2014 - 10:32AM

PMQ is not living up to its promise to rent space to organisations for community use, protesters said as about a dozen rallied outside the former police married quarters in Central.

PMQ accused of not opening its space to the community
Owners never inspected Taiwan gas pipeline that exploded because they 'didn't have the keys'

Taiwanese Premier Jiang Yi-huah has announced an overhaul of pipelines across the island after a series of deadly explosions in the southern city of Kaohsiung claimed 28 lives and injured more than 300.

14 Jun 2018 - 11:42AM

Taiwanese Premier Jiang Yi-huah has announced an overhaul of pipelines across the island after a series of deadly explosions in the southern city of Kaohsiung claimed 28 lives and injured more than 300.

Owners never inspected Taiwan gas pipeline that exploded because they 'didn't have the keys'
Roads evacuated amid fears of further gas blasts in Kaohsiung

Rescue workers and residents at a blast-hit site in Kaohsiung were evacuated last night after the detection of "suspicious gas" raised fears of further explosions.

4 Aug 2014 - 6:26PM

Rescue workers and residents at a blast-hit site in Kaohsiung were evacuated last night after the detection of "suspicious gas" raised fears of further explosions.

Roads evacuated amid fears of further gas blasts in Kaohsiung
Taiwan President orders island-wide pipeline check after deadly Kaohsiung explosions

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou ordered the government to review the safety of underground pipelines and cables across the island following deadly gas explosions in Kaohsiung.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou ordered the government to review the safety of underground pipelines and cables across the island following deadly gas explosions in Kaohsiung.

Taiwan President orders island-wide pipeline check after deadly Kaohsiung explosions
MTR warns of possible increase in work-related delays in signal upgrade

MTR passengers were yesterday warned to expect more delays next year when the railway operator starts upgrading its signalling system.

1 Aug 2014 - 8:32AM

MTR passengers were yesterday warned to expect more delays next year when the railway operator starts upgrading its signalling system.

MTR warns of possible increase in work-related delays in signal upgrade
Staff shortage hits MTR's project to bore through mountain for Sha Tin-Central link

Boring through the mountain below Lion Rock is the next challenge for the MTR in the construction of delayed Sha Tin-Central link, with a labour shortage and uncertainty about ground conditions.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:49AM

Boring through the mountain below Lion Rock is the next challenge for the MTR in the construction of delayed Sha Tin-Central link, with a labour shortage and uncertainty about ground conditions.

Staff shortage hits MTR's project to bore through mountain for Sha Tin-Central link
Marks & Spencer pulls chicken, turkey products from Hong Kong shelves over UK food scare

Food-safety fears in the city grew as Marks & Spencer removed chicken and turkey products from shelves, sourced from a UK company at the centre of a tainted-poultry scandal.

27 Jul 2014 - 9:13AM

Food-safety fears in the city grew as Marks & Spencer removed chicken and turkey products from shelves, sourced from a UK company at the centre of a tainted-poultry scandal.

Marks & Spencer pulls chicken, turkey products from Hong Kong shelves over UK food scare
Concern group calls on Hong Kong to oppose candidate screening in 2017 election

A group of liberal-minded professionals has urged the Hong Kong government to press Beijing not to impose a rigid candidate screening framework for the 2017 chief executive election.

3 Jun 2019 - 5:04PM

A group of liberal-minded professionals has urged the Hong Kong government to press Beijing not to impose a rigid candidate screening framework for the 2017 chief executive election.

Concern group calls on Hong Kong to oppose candidate screening in 2017 election
Subsidy scheme to cover students at private Hong Kong universities

More than 900 students in private undergraduate degree programmes will receive subsidies of up to HK$70,000 a year under a new government scheme.

25 Jul 2014 - 3:42AM

More than 900 students in private undergraduate degree programmes will receive subsidies of up to HK$70,000 a year under a new government scheme.

Subsidy scheme to cover students at private Hong Kong universities
MTR to review storm protection after disruption

The MTR Corporation will review its thunderstorm protection system and how it keeps passengers informed after lightning caused hours of delays on the West Rail Line on Tuesday.

24 Jul 2014 - 9:34AM

The MTR Corporation will review its thunderstorm protection system and how it keeps passengers informed after lightning caused hours of delays on the West Rail Line on Tuesday.

MTR to review storm protection after disruption
More delays for MTR passengers just hours after lightning sparked chaos on West Rail line

Services on the MTR's Kwun Tong line delayed on Wednesday by signalling system problem, after West Rail line was disrupted yesterday by lightning

23 Jul 2014 - 6:12PM

Services on the MTR's Kwun Tong line delayed on Wednesday by signalling system problem, after West Rail line was disrupted yesterday by lightning

More delays for MTR passengers just hours after lightning sparked chaos on West Rail line
Tramways owners plan to expand on mainland China to 'fill transport gap'

French companies Transdev and RATP Development say they are in discussions with a few mainland cities to build modern tram systems which would fill the gap in the transport system.

21 Jul 2014 - 7:28PM

French companies Transdev and RATP Development say they are in discussions with a few mainland cities to build modern tram systems which would fill the gap in the transport system.

Tramways owners plan to expand on mainland China to 'fill transport gap'
Wet weekend in Hong Kong as Rammasun moves north

Wet weather is expected to continue to affect Hong Kong over the weekend as Super Typhoon Rammasun moves further away from the city.

19 Jul 2014 - 4:02AM

Wet weather is expected to continue to affect Hong Kong over the weekend as Super Typhoon Rammasun moves further away from the city.

Wet weekend in Hong Kong as Rammasun moves north
Early resignation of MTR Corp chief Jay Walder 'may scare off candidates'

The resignation of MTR Corporation chief executive Jay Walder a year before his contract ends has raised concerns that potential candidates will be put off the job.

18 Jul 2014 - 8:25AM

The resignation of MTR Corporation chief executive Jay Walder a year before his contract ends has raised concerns that potential candidates will be put off the job.

Early resignation of MTR Corp chief Jay Walder 'may scare off candidates'
MTR chief Jay Walder to exit a year early in wake of cross-border rail link delay

MTR Corporation chief executive Jay Walder will step down next month after an internal report yesterday criticised him for "poor judgment" over the delayed cross-border rail project.

17 Jul 2014 - 7:21AM

MTR Corporation chief executive Jay Walder will step down next month after an internal report yesterday criticised him for "poor judgment" over the delayed cross-border rail project.

MTR chief Jay Walder to exit a year early in wake of cross-border rail link delay
Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

Legislation doubling the stamp duty on most property purchases was finally passed by lawmakers last night, just before the Legislative Council enters its three-month summer recess.

16 Jul 2014 - 9:57AM

Legislation doubling the stamp duty on most property purchases was finally passed by lawmakers last night, just before the Legislative Council enters its three-month summer recess.

Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in
Civil disobedience movement to launch next month after 'disappointing' reform report

The Federation of Students, Scholarism and the Civil Human Rights Front say they will launch a civil disobedience movement next month.

16 Jul 2014 - 11:02AM

The Federation of Students, Scholarism and the Civil Human Rights Front say they will launch a civil disobedience movement next month.

Civil disobedience movement to launch next month after 'disappointing' reform report
Tramways veteran followed his dream despite being disowned by family

Jack Kwan Wai-kay's family almost disowned him when he started working at Hongkong Tramways. Now, 25 years later, Kwan is glad to have followed his dream - all the way to the company's 110th anniversary celebrations.

14 Jul 2014 - 7:34AM

Jack Kwan Wai-kay's family almost disowned him when he started working at Hongkong Tramways. Now, 25 years later, Kwan is glad to have followed his dream - all the way to the company's 110th anniversary celebrations.

Tramways veteran followed his dream despite being disowned by family
Pro-democracy leaders could call for strikes before Occupy Central, says organiser

Reverend Chu Yiu-ming urges government to show 'sincerity' and negotiate political reform or face strikes at businesses, schools and universities.

14 Jun 2018 - 11:43AM

Reverend Chu Yiu-ming urges government to show 'sincerity' and negotiate political reform or face strikes at businesses, schools and universities.

Pro-democracy leaders could call for strikes before Occupy Central, says organiser
Occupy Central leader and senior pastor slam Anglican archbishop's 'inappropriate' sermon

Reverend Chu Yiu-ming 'saddened' by archbishop's suggestion that Hongkongers keep quiet amid political debate; senior pastor Kwok questions Communist Party conflict.

11 Jul 2014 - 5:03PM

Reverend Chu Yiu-ming 'saddened' by archbishop's suggestion that Hongkongers keep quiet amid political debate; senior pastor Kwok questions Communist Party conflict.

Occupy Central leader and senior pastor slam Anglican archbishop's 'inappropriate' sermon
Ventilation fault holds up Admiralty-Central trains on Tsuen Wan Line

A loose component in the ventilation system brought MTR services on the Tsuen Wan Line between Admiralty and Central to a halt for 30 minutes yesterday.

12 Sep 2015 - 11:30PM

A loose component in the ventilation system brought MTR services on the Tsuen Wan Line between Admiralty and Central to a halt for 30 minutes yesterday.

Ventilation fault holds up Admiralty-Central trains on Tsuen Wan Line
MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

MTR staff have begun a protest against a "disappointing" 5.25 per cent pay rise by refusing to work overtime and on their days off, two of its staff unions said.

10 Jul 2014 - 4:30AM

MTR staff have begun a protest against a "disappointing" 5.25 per cent pay rise by refusing to work overtime and on their days off, two of its staff unions said.

MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise
Take a Peak into the past: Controversy over hotel plans for century-old mansion at 27 Lugard Road

Plans' to turn a 100-year-old house on The Peak into a hotel have met opposition from hikers who fear extra traffic – but conservationists say developing the mansion would protect its heritage.

11 Aug 2014 - 11:12PM

Plans' to turn a 100-year-old house on The Peak into a hotel have met opposition from hikers who fear extra traffic – but conservationists say developing the mansion would protect its heritage.

Take a Peak into the past: Controversy over hotel plans for century-old mansion at 27 Lugard Road
Consumer watchdog names and shames milk-powder trader over dodgy online practices

In its first action involving internet sales, the Consumer Council has named and shamed a company selling infant formula online for unethical practices.

9 Jul 2014 - 4:21AM

In its first action involving internet sales, the Consumer Council has named and shamed a company selling infant formula online for unethical practices.

Consumer watchdog names and shames milk-powder trader over dodgy online practices
Backlash against Beijing's white paper 'wholly reasonable', says Chris Patten

Former British governor Chris Patten hit out at Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong, saying it was "wholly reasonable" for Hongkongers to protest.

5 Jul 2014 - 4:01AM

Former British governor Chris Patten hit out at Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong, saying it was "wholly reasonable" for Hongkongers to protest.

Backlash against Beijing's white paper 'wholly reasonable', says Chris Patten