Ada Lee

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".

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

A HK$1.6 billion request for funds to redevelop Queen Mary Hospital received unanimous support from lawmakers, passing in the final minute of the Legislative Council Finance Committee's final meeting before the summer break.

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

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.

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.

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.


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