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Hong Kong has spent billions on buying weapons from Britain

The British government's role in licensing the sale of arms to Hong Kong that could be used for "internal repression" has come under scrutiny.

13 Sep 2015 - 9:41PM
Hong Kong has spent billions on buying weapons from Britain

The British government's role in licensing the sale of arms to Hong Kong that could be used for "internal repression" has come under scrutiny.

UK delegation probing Hong Kong's political reform may visit next month

A delegation of British lawmakers accused by Beijing of "meddling'' in Hong Kong affairs could arrive in the city as early as next month for a parliamentary inquiry.

26 Oct 2014 - 5:50AM
UK delegation probing Hong Kong's political reform may visit next month

A delegation of British lawmakers accused by Beijing of "meddling'' in Hong Kong affairs could arrive in the city as early as next month for a parliamentary inquiry.

UK could ban tear gas exports to Hong Kong, minister says in parliamentary debate

Britain said it may ban tear gas exports to Hong Kong as London's commitment to its former colony came under scrutiny in a House of Commons debate.

25 Nov 2014 - 3:29PM
UK could ban tear gas exports to Hong Kong, minister says in parliamentary debate

Britain said it may ban tear gas exports to Hong Kong as London's commitment to its former colony came under scrutiny in a House of Commons debate.

Rafael Hui had no 'concrete business' to do before chief-secretary job, court told

A former personal assistant to ex-chief secretary Rafael Hui said in court that he did not have "concrete business" to do during a period of nearly two years before becoming the city's No 2 government official.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Rafael Hui had no 'concrete business' to do before chief-secretary job, court told

A former personal assistant to ex-chief secretary Rafael Hui said in court that he did not have "concrete business" to do during a period of nearly two years before becoming the city's No 2 government official.

Rafael Hui’s rent-free Happy Valley flat meant for investment, court told

One of two Happy Valley flats that became rent-free homes for former chief secretary Rafael Hui was bought by the Kwoks of SHKP in 2002 for "long-term investment", the High Court heard yesterday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Rafael Hui’s rent-free Happy Valley flat meant for investment, court told

One of two Happy Valley flats that became rent-free homes for former chief secretary Rafael Hui was bought by the Kwoks of SHKP in 2002 for "long-term investment", the High Court heard yesterday.

Walter Kwok 'threatened' SHKP director over ICC lease, court told

An executive director of SHKP told a high-level corruption trial about his "disturbing" experience of being warned years ago by his boss, Walter Kwok, over a lease agreement he had reached with a bank.

30 Jul 2014 - 7:31AM
Walter Kwok 'threatened' SHKP director over ICC lease, court told

An executive director of SHKP told a high-level corruption trial about his "disturbing" experience of being warned years ago by his boss, Walter Kwok, over a lease agreement he had reached with a bank.

Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

The five leading business chambers formed a united front yesterday to oppose Occupy Central, warning that the pro-democracy civil disobedience movement might inflict damage on the city's economy.

29 Jul 2014 - 8:22AM
Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

The five leading business chambers formed a united front yesterday to oppose Occupy Central, warning that the pro-democracy civil disobedience movement might inflict damage on the city's economy.

Michael Suen tells court he isn't good friends with SHKP's Thomas Chan

Retired government minister Michael Suen has denied being a good friend of a SHKP executive who is a co-defendant in the corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:38AM
Michael Suen tells court he isn't good friends with SHKP's Thomas Chan

Retired government minister Michael Suen has denied being a good friend of a SHKP executive who is a co-defendant in the corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui.

Trial witness tells of Walter Kwok’s rent-free deal for Rafael Hui

A witness has for the first time told the corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui and two of the Kwok brothers of SHKP that their older brother was involved in arranging rent-free accommodation for Hui.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Trial witness tells of Walter Kwok’s rent-free deal for Rafael Hui

A witness has for the first time told the corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui and two of the Kwok brothers of SHKP that their older brother was involved in arranging rent-free accommodation for Hui.

Rafael Hui 'did not declare conflict of interest during talks on West Kowloon arts hub'

Former minister Michael Suen Ming-yeung said he was aware in 2005 of Hui's work for developer's parent company, but not for its joint venture which bid for the West Kowloon job.

14 Jun 2018 - 4:49PM
Rafael Hui 'did not declare conflict of interest during talks on West Kowloon arts hub'

Former minister Michael Suen Ming-yeung said he was aware in 2005 of Hui's work for developer's parent company, but not for its joint venture which bid for the West Kowloon job.

Rafael Hui's wife 'discussed layout of flats with SHKP', court told

The wife of Rafael Hui Si-yan discussed with a Sun Hung Kai Properties representative in 2001 how to fit out two luxury Happy Valley flats developed by the property giant, the High Court heard yesterday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Rafael Hui's wife 'discussed layout of flats with SHKP', court told

The wife of Rafael Hui Si-yan discussed with a Sun Hung Kai Properties representative in 2001 how to fit out two luxury Happy Valley flats developed by the property giant, the High Court heard yesterday.

Rafael Hui did not declare HK$2.4 million of loans, trial told

Rafael Hui did not declare to the MPFA chairman two loans totalling HK$2.4 million he obtained from a SHKP subsidiary just before and after becoming authority managing director, a court heard yesterday.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:46AM
Rafael Hui did not declare HK$2.4 million of loans, trial told

Rafael Hui did not declare to the MPFA chairman two loans totalling HK$2.4 million he obtained from a SHKP subsidiary just before and after becoming authority managing director, a court heard yesterday.

Rafael Hui failed to declare interest, trial told

When the MPF authority voted to renew its lease at SHKP development One IFC, Rafael Hui, at the time the authority's managing director, made no declaration of interest, the Court of First Instance was told yesterday.

22 Jul 2014 - 8:22AM
Rafael Hui failed to declare interest, trial told

When the MPF authority voted to renew its lease at SHKP development One IFC, Rafael Hui, at the time the authority's managing director, made no declaration of interest, the Court of First Instance was told yesterday.

Officials would have private sector connections, Hui trial told

Principal officials appointed by the chief executive would be expected to have private sector connections, the corruption trial involving ex-chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan heard yesterday.

19 Jul 2014 - 4:02AM
Officials would have private sector connections, Hui trial told

Principal officials appointed by the chief executive would be expected to have private sector connections, the corruption trial involving ex-chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan heard yesterday.

SHKP threatened to pull out of Ma Wan project, Rafael Hui graft trial hears

Sun Hung Kai Properties threatened to pull out of its Ma Wan Park project as it pressed the government to relax a stipulation that most journeys to the development would be by ferry, the High Court heard yesterday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
SHKP threatened to pull out of Ma Wan project, Rafael Hui graft trial hears

Sun Hung Kai Properties threatened to pull out of its Ma Wan Park project as it pressed the government to relax a stipulation that most journeys to the development would be by ferry, the High Court heard yesterday.

Yacht model gift to Rafael Hui was not made of real gold, graft trial hears

A "golden yacht model" that former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan received from a top Guangdong official wasn't real gold, Hui's one-time assistant told the Court of First Instance yesterday.

16 Jul 2014 - 4:41AM
Yacht model gift to Rafael Hui was not made of real gold, graft trial hears

A "golden yacht model" that former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan received from a top Guangdong official wasn't real gold, Hui's one-time assistant told the Court of First Instance yesterday.

‘Developer meetings were not unusual’, Kwok-Hui graft trial hears

Rafael Hui did meet with a SHKP co-chairman over a project on Ma Wan, but there was nothing unusual about the city's second-highest government officer meeting property developers, a corruption trial heard yesterday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
‘Developer meetings were not unusual’, Kwok-Hui graft trial hears

Rafael Hui did meet with a SHKP co-chairman over a project on Ma Wan, but there was nothing unusual about the city's second-highest government officer meeting property developers, a corruption trial heard yesterday.

Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake, lawyers warn

Billions of dollars paid in property transactions have been put at risk by a delay in passing a law that enacts a doubling of stamp duties, lawyers warn.

14 Jul 2014 - 4:24PM
Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake, lawyers warn

Billions of dollars paid in property transactions have been put at risk by a delay in passing a law that enacts a doubling of stamp duties, lawyers warn.

Hui led committee that suppressed favoured developer to avoid favouritism claims, court told

Rafael Hui led a committee to make a deliberate decision to suppress the fact that a joint venture involving SHKP was the most popular proponent for an arts hub project, a corruption trial heard yesterday.

12 Jul 2014 - 3:28AM
Hui led committee that suppressed favoured developer to avoid favouritism claims, court told

Rafael Hui led a committee to make a deliberate decision to suppress the fact that a joint venture involving SHKP was the most popular proponent for an arts hub project, a corruption trial heard yesterday.

West Kowloon arts hub 'to lose HK$300m a year', Rafael Hui trial told

Planned arts and cultural facilities at the West Kowloon arts hub were projected in 2005 to incur losses of up to HK$300 million a year, a corruption trial involving Rafael Hui heard yesterday.

11 Jul 2014 - 7:29AM
West Kowloon arts hub 'to lose HK$300m a year', Rafael Hui trial told

Planned arts and cultural facilities at the West Kowloon arts hub were projected in 2005 to incur losses of up to HK$300 million a year, a corruption trial involving Rafael Hui heard yesterday.

Court told of Hui's access to confidential arts hub project papers

Rafael Hui was one of only two members of the steering committee for the West Kowloon Cultural District project allowed to take away a confidential document from the committee offices, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Court told of Hui's access to confidential arts hub project papers

Rafael Hui was one of only two members of the steering committee for the West Kowloon Cultural District project allowed to take away a confidential document from the committee offices, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

SHKP manager tells court of shock at theme park setback

A senior executive of SHKP was "shocked" to learn in 2005 that plans for a theme park on Ma Wan island might not be approved by the government even though the Town Planning Board had given them the nod two years earlier.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
SHKP manager tells court of shock at theme park setback

A senior executive of SHKP was "shocked" to learn in 2005 that plans for a theme park on Ma Wan island might not be approved by the government even though the Town Planning Board had given them the nod two years earlier.

Mother concerned Walter Kwok faced outside influence, graft trial hears

The mother of former Sun Hung Kai Properties chairman Walter Kwok Ping-sheung was concerned that he may have been influenced by "outsiders", the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

8 Jul 2014 - 8:23AM
Mother concerned Walter Kwok faced outside influence, graft trial hears

The mother of former Sun Hung Kai Properties chairman Walter Kwok Ping-sheung was concerned that he may have been influenced by "outsiders", the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

Rafael Hui 'did not influence' Ma Wan transport policy, court told

Former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan did not exert influence on a transport official who was handling a request by SHKP to change policies on the mode of transport servicing Ma Wan, a corruption trial heard yesterday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Rafael Hui 'did not influence' Ma Wan transport policy, court told

Former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan did not exert influence on a transport official who was handling a request by SHKP to change policies on the mode of transport servicing Ma Wan, a corruption trial heard yesterday.

SHKP 'persuaded transport officials' on Ma Wan buses

SHKP persuaded the Transport Department to allow buses as well as ferries to serve its development on Ma Wan in the 1990s, the corruption trial involving the firm's co-chairmen and a former government No 2 heard yesterday.

3 Jul 2014 - 9:16AM
SHKP 'persuaded transport officials' on Ma Wan buses

SHKP persuaded the Transport Department to allow buses as well as ferries to serve its development on Ma Wan in the 1990s, the corruption trial involving the firm's co-chairmen and a former government No 2 heard yesterday.

Brother jailed five years for sex assaults on triplet sisters

A man who, as a teenager, sexually assaulted his triplet sisters when they were aged between 10 and 13 years old was jailed for five years yesterday for what a judge described as a serious crime that attracted public disgust.

1 Jul 2014 - 3:54AM
Brother jailed five years for sex assaults on triplet sisters

A man who, as a teenager, sexually assaulted his triplet sisters when they were aged between 10 and 13 years old was jailed for five years yesterday for what a judge described as a serious crime that attracted public disgust.

National Day ferry disaster captain hires QC

A captain involved in the National Day ferry collision that killed 39 passengers almost two years ago has received court permission to hire a Queen's Counsel to fight his case against manslaughter in November.

28 Jun 2014 - 5:17AM
National Day ferry disaster captain hires QC

A captain involved in the National Day ferry collision that killed 39 passengers almost two years ago has received court permission to hire a Queen's Counsel to fight his case against manslaughter in November.

Protesters speak up against lawyers' march

A former Law Society president staged a small-scale demonstration of mostly non-lawyers in Central yesterday to counter a march by about 1,800 legal professionals voicing their discontent with Beijing's white paper.

28 Jun 2014 - 3:41AM
Protesters speak up against lawyers' march

A former Law Society president staged a small-scale demonstration of mostly non-lawyers in Central yesterday to counter a march by about 1,800 legal professionals voicing their discontent with Beijing's white paper.

Hong Kong lawyers march to defend judiciary in wake of Beijing's white paper

A record number of lawyers took to the streets yesterday to protest against Beijing's white paper that they say jeopardises judicial independence, a value that sets Hong Kong apart from the rest of the country.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Hong Kong lawyers march to defend judiciary in wake of Beijing's white paper

A record number of lawyers took to the streets yesterday to protest against Beijing's white paper that they say jeopardises judicial independence, a value that sets Hong Kong apart from the rest of the country.

Rafael Hui’s friend made no-questions-asked money transfers for him, trial hears

A long-time friend of Rafael Hui did not ask questions before helping him transfer funds because he believed Hui would never engage in illegal activities, the Court of First Instance heard.

27 Jun 2014 - 5:55PM
Rafael Hui’s friend made no-questions-asked money transfers for him, trial hears

A long-time friend of Rafael Hui did not ask questions before helping him transfer funds because he believed Hui would never engage in illegal activities, the Court of First Instance heard.

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