Kwok and Hui’s First Week in Prison It’s the first Christmas behind bars for property tycoon Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and former Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan, jailed for five years and 7.5 years respectively, in the city’s highest profile graft trial. Kwok was photographed with his signature shaggy haircut , sparking wild speculation as to whether or not the Correctional Services Department gave the billionaire special treatment, as inmates must have their hair cut above the ears. The Standard said yes, Kwok did have his hair cut , but a photograph has yet to emerge. The pair entered maximum security Stanley Prison last weekend, marking the beginning of their official prison time. Kwok stayed in protective solitary confinement while Hui was under medical observation. Kwok and Hui, along with co-convicts Thomas Chan and Francis Kwan, have begun their prison jobs sealing envelopes for a monthly pay of $500. Our take: We’ll bet $500 a reality TV show launches this spring. House News Returns as Stand News Popular online news site House News will return as Stand News, announced former House News owner Tong Tsoi Tong-hoo. To avoid a repeat of House News’ unexpected closure due to “political pressure” last July, Stand News has a new ownership structure involving a trust fund and a board of directors , including respected former Hong Kong Economic Journal chief editor Joseph Lian Yizheng, former Ming Pao publisher Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee and Cantopop singer Denise Ho. Netizens are skeptical of the new venture , creating numerous parody Facebook pages, such as Cemetery News, which boasts “firsthand stories from the dead” and features interviews with famous people such as People Republic of China’s founding chairman Mao Zedong. Our take: Ghost memoirs? We’d totally read that! Changes to the Basic Law Factsheet The government has amended the two-page summary of the Hong Kong Basic Law. The wording and order of the three constitutional concepts—”’one country, two systems,’ ‘a high degree of autonomy’ and ‘Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong’”—has been changed to “‘one country, two systems,’ ‘Hong Kong People administering Hong Kong,‘ and ‘a high degree of autonomy.’” (Italics is our emphasis.) The government also erased the paragraph stating Hong Kong residents are protected from arbitrary or unlawful arrest, detention or imprisonment under Article 28. The changes show that the HKSAR government is following Beijing’s interpretation of the Basic Law, wrote activist investor David Webb in his blog. Our take: Sneaking it in right before the holiday, huh? Busted.