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City Airways planes are safe, its Hong Kong-based director insists

The Hong Kong director and co-owner of City Airways has hit back at claims that the airline's aircraft are unsafe after Thai authorities suspended its operations on Saturday.

15 Aug 2014 - 7:23AM

The Hong Kong director and co-owner of City Airways has hit back at claims that the airline's aircraft are unsafe after Thai authorities suspended its operations on Saturday.

City Airways planes are safe, its Hong Kong-based director insists
Hongkongers stranded in Thailand after airline grounded over safety fears

Safety concerns and worries over lax aircraft maintenance forced the grounding of a Hong Kong-backed regional airline that has left hundreds of holidaymakers from the city stranded in Phuket.

14 Aug 2014 - 9:12AM

Safety concerns and worries over lax aircraft maintenance forced the grounding of a Hong Kong-backed regional airline that has left hundreds of holidaymakers from the city stranded in Phuket.

Hongkongers stranded in Thailand after airline grounded over safety fears
Alert over increase in online scams as e-commerce grows

Hong Kong consumers are being warned to be increasingly wary of online scams as the e-commerce industry booms.

4 Sep 2017 - 7:41PM

Hong Kong consumers are being warned to be increasingly wary of online scams as the e-commerce industry booms.

Alert over increase in online scams as e-commerce grows
McDonald’s Hong Kong to face probe over meat imports from rotten food plant

An official probe is under way into the McDonald's "rotten meat" scandal, focusing on whether the fast-food giant knowingly sold potentially tainted food to the Hong Kong public over a four-day period this week.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

An official probe is under way into the McDonald's "rotten meat" scandal, focusing on whether the fast-food giant knowingly sold potentially tainted food to the Hong Kong public over a four-day period this week.

McDonald’s Hong Kong to face probe over meat imports from rotten food plant
Book of condolence for victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 opens in Hong Kong

Hongkongers, including the city's 90,000 Australian passport holders, have been invited to pay their respects to the victims of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, after the Australian consulate in Wan Chai opened a public condolence book.

24 Jul 2014 - 1:08AM

Hongkongers, including the city's 90,000 Australian passport holders, have been invited to pay their respects to the victims of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, after the Australian consulate in Wan Chai opened a public condolence book.

Book of condolence for victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 opens in Hong Kong
Hong Kong expected to lead the way as smartwatch sales predicted to soar

The smartwatch has been a staple of science-fiction since Dick Tracy and his 'wrist radio' made their comic debut in the 1940s. But now the technology is a reality.

20 Jul 2014 - 11:29AM

The smartwatch has been a staple of science-fiction since Dick Tracy and his 'wrist radio' made their comic debut in the 1940s. But now the technology is a reality.

Hong Kong expected to lead the way as smartwatch sales predicted to soar
HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

A research team at the University of Science and Technology has invented a low-voltage pulsed electric field device that can kill more than 99 per cent of waterborne bacteria in seconds.

17 Jul 2014 - 4:23AM

A research team at the University of Science and Technology has invented a low-voltage pulsed electric field device that can kill more than 99 per cent of waterborne bacteria in seconds.

HKUST scientists invent new water purifier
Hong Kong's exams body calls time on students cheating with watches

Supervisors at exam centres are being warned to be on the lookout for students cheating with electronic devices, including feature-rich "smartwatches".

12 Jul 2014 - 3:28AM

Supervisors at exam centres are being warned to be on the lookout for students cheating with electronic devices, including feature-rich "smartwatches".

Hong Kong's exams body calls time on students cheating with watches
Neon signs: a shining example of Hong Kong's heritage

The twisted, glowing glass tubes that have created garish images across Hong Kong for decades should be recognised as part of the city's cultural heritage alongside Cantonese opera, egg tarts and milk tea.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:01PM

The twisted, glowing glass tubes that have created garish images across Hong Kong for decades should be recognised as part of the city's cultural heritage alongside Cantonese opera, egg tarts and milk tea.

Neon signs: a shining example of Hong Kong's heritage
UCLA chief says HK students beat American peers

Hong Kong students consistently outperform their American peers in subjects like business, economics and engineering, the head of a leading US university says.

3 Jul 2014 - 3:56AM

Hong Kong students consistently outperform their American peers in subjects like business, economics and engineering, the head of a leading US university says.

UCLA chief says HK students beat American peers
Hongkongers voice privacy fears after Facebook's 'ethically wrong' study

Hong Kong internet users and psychologists have accused Facebook of acting unethically after learning that it secretly manipulated the emotions of its members as part of a psychological experiment.

15 Jun 2018 - 10:54AM

Hong Kong internet users and psychologists have accused Facebook of acting unethically after learning that it secretly manipulated the emotions of its members as part of a psychological experiment.

Hongkongers voice privacy fears after Facebook's 'ethically wrong' study
Call to change rules on SAR passport to soccer

The "remarkable commitment" of the latest player to renounce his citizenship in order to play soccer for Hong Kong has brought a renewed call for a change to the eligibility rules.

1 Jul 2014 - 8:04AM

The "remarkable commitment" of the latest player to renounce his citizenship in order to play soccer for Hong Kong has brought a renewed call for a change to the eligibility rules.

Call to change rules on SAR passport to soccer
Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

Temperatures in typical urban areas of the city are expected to rise by two to three degrees Celsius in the next three decades, according to findings unveiled by the Polytechnic University yesterday.

28 Jun 2014 - 3:41AM

Temperatures in typical urban areas of the city are expected to rise by two to three degrees Celsius in the next three decades, according to findings unveiled by the Polytechnic University yesterday.

Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming
Ex-Post reporter conquers mountain trial, for her dad

A Hong Kong-born former South China Morning Post reporter has climbed the highest volcano on each continent in a record time of just five months in memory of her father, who lost his battle against cancer in 2008.

23 Jun 2014 - 8:50PM

A Hong Kong-born former South China Morning Post reporter has climbed the highest volcano on each continent in a record time of just five months in memory of her father, who lost his battle against cancer in 2008.

Ex-Post reporter conquers mountain trial, for her dad
Time for another change for Zeman about town

Entertaining Hong Kong seems to be the theme behind Allan Zeman's career, earning a fortune and a wealth of respect on his way to the top.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:01PM

Entertaining Hong Kong seems to be the theme behind Allan Zeman's career, earning a fortune and a wealth of respect on his way to the top.

Time for another change for Zeman about town
Mark Wahlberg, Li Bingbing kick off Transformers world premiere in Hong Kong

Hollywood glamour added heat to the Hong Kong summer as enthusiastic fans congregated at the red carpet to catch a glimpse of the world’s A-listers at the new Transformers world premiere.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:48PM

Hollywood glamour added heat to the Hong Kong summer as enthusiastic fans congregated at the red carpet to catch a glimpse of the world’s A-listers at the new Transformers world premiere.

Mark Wahlberg, Li Bingbing kick off Transformers world premiere in Hong Kong
Pandas arrive to offer a conservation message that's black and white

Papier-mâché pandas were already winning the hearts of Hongkongers as they checked in at the airport yesterday. But their creator says he hopes fans focus on conservation, not cuteness.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:24PM

Papier-mâché pandas were already winning the hearts of Hongkongers as they checked in at the airport yesterday. But their creator says he hopes fans focus on conservation, not cuteness.

Pandas arrive to offer a conservation message that's black and white