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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".

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
16 Feb 2015 - 5:16AM
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.

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
14 Feb 2015 - 11:52AM
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.

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?
18 Oct 2014 - 5:24AM
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.

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
13 Aug 2014 - 10:39AM
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.

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
10 Aug 2014 - 5:44AM
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.

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
8 Aug 2014 - 10:32AM
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.

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'
14 Jun 2018 - 11:42AM
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.

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
4 Aug 2014 - 6:26PM
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.

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
3 Aug 2014 - 5:29PM
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.

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
1 Aug 2014 - 8:32AM
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.

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
31 Jul 2014 - 10:49AM
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.

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
27 Jul 2014 - 9:13AM
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.

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
3 Jun 2019 - 5:04PM
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.

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
25 Jul 2014 - 3:42AM
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.

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
24 Jul 2014 - 9:34AM
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

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
23 Jul 2014 - 6:12PM
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.

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'
21 Jul 2014 - 7:28PM
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.

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
19 Jul 2014 - 4:02AM
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.

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'
18 Jul 2014 - 8:25AM
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.

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
17 Jul 2014 - 7:21AM
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.

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
16 Jul 2014 - 9:57AM
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.

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
16 Jul 2014 - 11:02AM
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.

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
14 Jul 2014 - 7:34AM
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.

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
14 Jun 2018 - 11:43AM
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.

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
11 Jul 2014 - 5:03PM
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.

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
12 Sep 2015 - 11:30PM
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.

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
10 Jul 2014 - 4:30AM
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.

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
11 Aug 2014 - 11:12PM
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.

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
9 Jul 2014 - 4:21AM
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.

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
5 Jul 2014 - 4:01AM