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Bar and restaurant owners have had plenty to worry about this past year. First came the recession, which lead to the closure of a number of well-established doors in Hong Kong. Then there was the new drink-driving law, and then the smoking ban. The latest source of anxiety arrives courtesy of the...
This November will see the first Hong Kong film festival hosted on the mainland. At least ten films will be screened at the event in Guangzhou, and for the first time in front of mainland audiences, they will be screened in their original Cantonese. According to Wellington Fung, general secretary...
Former legislator Fernando Cheung is worried that his daughter may not be able to continue with school this September. She is one of many intellectually disabled students affected by a new policy from the Education Bureau, which requires all such students at the age of 18 to apply for special...
It’s not everyday that a local, low-budget documentary sells out at the box office before its opening screen date. It’s even more remarkable when the focus of that documentary is a young classical pianist at Diocesan Boys’ School. The recent success of “KJ,” about...
Aug 13 2009
(USA/New Zealand) Category IIB. “District 9” is an alien movie about humans. It’s about how humans can be racist, cruel and, all too often, inhuman. Fans of producer Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy may find some of the scenes in it hard to stomach....
Aug 13 2009
1. Increasing the ratio of natural gas in local electricity generation to 50 percent together with additional emission abatement measures 2. Early retirement of aged/heavily polluting vehicles (pre-Euro, Euro I and Euro II commercial diesel vehicles and franchised buses) 3. Earlier replacement of...
Pervez Khan, 28, clerk I think the government has been quite positive so far when it comes to helping our environment. The most serious polluters are the big vehicles that run on diesel – specifically buses and trucks. But in my opinion whatever can be done has been done; in the end you will...
Does Hong Kong need cleaner air? For most, it’s a question that doesn’t need asking. Yet it’s essentially the one posed to us in a new public consultation document from the government, one that follows a review of its existing standards and measures on air pollution. Critics have...
I’ve always been a Wan Chai boy. I was born there in 1945 and grew up there. Wan Chai was just as sleazy then as it is now. I lived right on Lockhart Road where the action was. It’s hardly changed. My father died when I was 12. My mother raised me as an only child. She was a fine woman...
Haeundae is the most expensive Korean film ever made. The story of a tsunami that destroys the city of Busan, it cost B436 million and features special effects from US company Polygon Entertainment. Unfortunately, you don’t see where any of the money went until over an hour into the film, and...
Jul 22 2009