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Hong Kong district council hopefuls use lead-in-water scare to show their mettle
Out with a splash: departing chief of Hong Kong's Ocean Park confident attraction will hit visitor target
Row over management of Hong Kong monastery sparks calls for rethink of plan to scrap Chinese temples law
Bad faith: director accuses chief nun of 'sham marriage, embezzlement' in Hong Kong monastery

The chief Buddhist nun of a Hong Kong monastery has been involved in two sham marriages to mainland Chinese monks and transferred donations for maintenance of its building to a bank account which she has total control of, one of its directors alleges.

14 Oct 2015 - 3:38AM
Bad faith: director accuses chief nun of 'sham marriage, embezzlement' in Hong Kong monastery

The chief Buddhist nun of a Hong Kong monastery has been involved in two sham marriages to mainland Chinese monks and transferred donations for maintenance of its building to a bank account which she has total control of, one of its directors alleges.

Wet markets with wi-fi, touch screens and phone chargers: technology takes over tradition for Hong Kong icons

Ordering fresh poultry by selecting it on a computer screen that displays video of the chickens on sale, and a free Wi-fi connection while shopping for groceries: These are some of the 21st century shopping experiences being offered at Siu Sai Wan Market in Chai Wan following its HK$25 million overhaul by Link Asset Management.

12 Oct 2015 - 12:40PM
Wet markets with wi-fi, touch screens and phone chargers: technology takes over tradition for Hong Kong icons

Ordering fresh poultry by selecting it on a computer screen that displays video of the chickens on sale, and a free Wi-fi connection while shopping for groceries: These are some of the 21st century shopping experiences being offered at Siu Sai Wan Market in Chai Wan following its HK$25 million overhaul by Link Asset Management.

Lights out for Avenue of Stars as iconic Hong Kong site set to shut down for three years despite public outcry
Hong Kong government defends controversial Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront redevelopment plan
Hong Kong outsources blood testing to US to ease strain on hospitals
Two more Hong Kong victims hit by mainland 'police' scammers
Market analyst clash with Hong Kong privacy watchdog over names made public on website

A share market analyst is going into battle against the privacy watchdog in a dispute sparked by an order for him to remove information from his website.

6 Jul 2015 - 5:26PM
Market analyst clash with Hong Kong privacy watchdog over names made public on website

A share market analyst is going into battle against the privacy watchdog in a dispute sparked by an order for him to remove information from his website.

Some Hong Kong lawmakers will still delay funding for major infrastructure projects after blocking reform plan
Monastery chief sets fire to arm in row over Hong Kong heritage site

A former resident of the now-demolished Tiu Keng Leng squatter area, who has been staying in the sole building left there, set fire to his arm and threatened to jump off the roof in protest at a plan to evict him.

17 Jun 2015 - 2:52AM
Monastery chief sets fire to arm in row over Hong Kong heritage site

A former resident of the now-demolished Tiu Keng Leng squatter area, who has been staying in the sole building left there, set fire to his arm and threatened to jump off the roof in protest at a plan to evict him.

Preservation of presumed HMS Tamar shipwreck could take years, historian says

It could take years for the shipwreck discovered in Victoria Harbour to be conserved, salvaged and exhibited, according to the marine historian who is certain it’s the remains of HMS Tamar – the famous vessel scuttled by the British Navy during the Battle of Hong Kong in the second world war.

22 May 2015 - 5:17PM
Preservation of presumed HMS Tamar shipwreck could take years, historian says

It could take years for the shipwreck discovered in Victoria Harbour to be conserved, salvaged and exhibited, according to the marine historian who is certain it’s the remains of HMS Tamar – the famous vessel scuttled by the British Navy during the Battle of Hong Kong in the second world war.

50 years of Plover Cove in pictures: how a sacrificed Hong Kong village rose from the ashes

A look back through the South China Morning Post's photo archives offers a fascinating glimpse of the village that once stood.

11 Mar 2015 - 5:38PM
50 years of Plover Cove in pictures: how a sacrificed Hong Kong village rose from the ashes

A look back through the South China Morning Post's photo archives offers a fascinating glimpse of the village that once stood.

Injured Hong Kong dolphin rescued and sent to Ocean Park for treatment
Hong Kong lawmakers urge government to seek military sites for housing development
Housing initiatives aim to give more families the opportunity to buy a flat

Two housing ladders laid out in Leung Chun-ying’s policy address seek to give a leg-up to residents who are unable to buy flats under the government’s subsidised Home Ownership Scheme.

15 Jan 2015 - 12:48PM
Housing initiatives aim to give more families the opportunity to buy a flat

Two housing ladders laid out in Leung Chun-ying’s policy address seek to give a leg-up to residents who are unable to buy flats under the government’s subsidised Home Ownership Scheme.

50,000 Hongkongers flock to get details of subsidised Home Ownership Scheme flats

Nearly 50,000 Hongkongers flocked to get information on some 2,000 Home Ownership Scheme flats the first day it was on offer after a decade-long halt to the policy.

24 Dec 2014 - 9:02AM
50,000 Hongkongers flock to get details of subsidised Home Ownership Scheme flats

Nearly 50,000 Hongkongers flocked to get information on some 2,000 Home Ownership Scheme flats the first day it was on offer after a decade-long halt to the policy.

HK$4 million sale of ex-public flat in Fung Tak Estate beats Kowloon record

A flat in a Wong Tai Sin estate has become the most expensive former public rental-housing residence in Kowloon after it was sold for HK$4 million.

19 Dec 2014 - 5:13AM
HK$4 million sale of ex-public flat in Fung Tak Estate beats Kowloon record

A flat in a Wong Tai Sin estate has become the most expensive former public rental-housing residence in Kowloon after it was sold for HK$4 million.

Hong Kong’s supply target for new homes raised to 480,000 over next decade

The government's new homes target for the next 10 years has been boosted by 10,000 - meaning a total of 480,000 public and private units are planned by 2025.

17 Dec 2014 - 7:40AM
Hong Kong’s supply target for new homes raised to 480,000 over next decade

The government's new homes target for the next 10 years has been boosted by 10,000 - meaning a total of 480,000 public and private units are planned by 2025.

Law professor suggests blueprint to make Beijing's election reform guidelines work for HK

A legal expert has put forward an ambitious eight-point blueprint for "constructive dialogue and negotiations" in an attempt to end the political schism after Occupy Central.

14 Dec 2014 - 10:18AM
Law professor suggests blueprint to make Beijing's election reform guidelines work for HK

A legal expert has put forward an ambitious eight-point blueprint for "constructive dialogue and negotiations" in an attempt to end the political schism after Occupy Central.

Ronny Tong, co-founder of pan-democrat Civic Party leaves executive

Maverick pan-democrat Ronny Tong Ka-wah moved further away from the leadership of the party he co-founded, stepping down from the executive of the Civic Party.

7 Dec 2014 - 4:02AM
Ronny Tong, co-founder of pan-democrat Civic Party leaves executive

Maverick pan-democrat Ronny Tong Ka-wah moved further away from the leadership of the party he co-founded, stepping down from the executive of the Civic Party.

Taiwan's Premier resigns after voters punish KMT in local elections

Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT) yesterday suffered a landslide defeat in the island's biggest-ever local elections, a result analysts saw as voter payback for the failures of the mainland-friendly administration.

30 Nov 2014 - 8:57AM
Taiwan's Premier resigns after voters punish KMT in local elections

Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT) yesterday suffered a landslide defeat in the island's biggest-ever local elections, a result analysts saw as voter payback for the failures of the mainland-friendly administration.

Love lost in the fight for democracy: Is Occupy still a non-violent civil disobedience movement?

Six weeks into its struggle for democracy, the once-carefully planned Occupy movement has grown and shifted in ways beyond the imagination of organisers. And that raises a question: is the protest still a civil disobedience campaign?

10 Nov 2014 - 5:17PM
Love lost in the fight for democracy: Is Occupy still a non-violent civil disobedience movement?

Six weeks into its struggle for democracy, the once-carefully planned Occupy movement has grown and shifted in ways beyond the imagination of organisers. And that raises a question: is the protest still a civil disobedience campaign?

Gay pride parade and Occupy movement promote equal rights in society

Hong Kong’s colourful annual gay pride parade took on an overtly political tinge yesterday as Occupy moved in, boosting numbers, adding umbrellas as well as a dose of controversy to the traditionally diverse pageant.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Gay pride parade and Occupy movement promote equal rights in society

Hong Kong’s colourful annual gay pride parade took on an overtly political tinge yesterday as Occupy moved in, boosting numbers, adding umbrellas as well as a dose of controversy to the traditionally diverse pageant.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge costs set to soar by HK$3.7 billion

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project will cost taxpayers at least HK$3.3 billion more than its HK$83 billion budget, according to an estimate construction experts called conservative.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:12PM
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge costs set to soar by HK$3.7 billion

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project will cost taxpayers at least HK$3.3 billion more than its HK$83 billion budget, according to an estimate construction experts called conservative.

Dissolving Legco if reform bill vetoed could solve impasse, Occupy co-founder says

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying should invoke his power to dissolve the Legislative Council if electoral reforms he proposes are vetoed, Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai said.

3 Nov 2014 - 4:32AM
Dissolving Legco if reform bill vetoed could solve impasse, Occupy co-founder says

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying should invoke his power to dissolve the Legislative Council if electoral reforms he proposes are vetoed, Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai said.

Occupy protests must end - but Beijing won't use force, says ex-HK leader Tung Chee-hwa

Beijing will not use military force to disperse Occupy Central protesters as it is confident the Hong Kong police force can handle the situation, the city's first chief executive says.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:01PM
Occupy protests must end - but Beijing won't use force, says ex-HK leader Tung Chee-hwa

Beijing will not use military force to disperse Occupy Central protesters as it is confident the Hong Kong police force can handle the situation, the city's first chief executive says.

Occupy opponents play the clown

In the face of prolonged pro-democracy demonstrations, it appears some opponents have resorted to sending in the clowns.

12 Oct 2014 - 6:04AM
Occupy opponents play the clown

In the face of prolonged pro-democracy demonstrations, it appears some opponents have resorted to sending in the clowns.

Police mobilise in Mong Kok after two days of clashes over Occupy protest

Mong Kok finally felt the presence of increased police patrols, on the third day of protest clashes that saw at least two policeman injured.

6 Oct 2014 - 9:01AM
Police mobilise in Mong Kok after two days of clashes over Occupy protest

Mong Kok finally felt the presence of increased police patrols, on the third day of protest clashes that saw at least two policeman injured.

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