Apparently, the government plans to crack down on pirated goods sold at upcoming Lunar New Year fairs. “Operation Raptor” (yes, that’s the name) pledges to halt the sale of luxury goods and merchandise at markets all over the city. They’ll have their work cut out for them,...
published: Feb 16 2007 - 12:00am
It's six weeks after the ban and smoking is still the hot issue in Hong Kong.
Take our news quiz to see if you’ve been sucking on the rich cigar of current
affairs, or puffing away at the butt-end of ignorance.
1. What’s the most popular stop-smoking trend sweeping the city?
- Blast in...
published: Feb 9 2007 - 12:00am
The first Asian Film Awards, apparently a “cousin of the Oscars,” is to be held in Hong Kong. We’ve obtained the top-secret shortlist of the year’s best films but
found some curiously missing. So we’ve decided to dish out our own awards.
From Indonesia With Love. A...
published: Feb 2 2007 - 12:00am
We’re finally fed up with all the rules and inane public service notices the government is constantly issuing. Below, we’ve described six real government notices and three fakes ones. See if you can spot the counterfeits.
1. Avoid Contact Between Raw and Cooked Foods
This TV spot...
published: Nov 24 2006 - 12:00am
As the outside temperature drops to the low 20s (finally matching the temperature indoors), everyone around town is starting to feel the shivers. But until the TVB camera crew heads to the New Territories mountains to film the annual wisp of frost that finally signals winter's arrival, what are the...
published: Nov 17 2006 - 12:00am
More thoughts from Britney, our fifteen-year-old correspondent from international school.
Wake up and smell the ozone everybody! We are killing our planet. I went beach cleaning on the weekend and global warming is, like, everywhere.
Like, they don't have air-conditioning outside and it is totally...
published: Nov 3 2006 - 12:00am
Test your knowledge of this week's city news.
1. More than 20 activists set sail for the disputed Diaoyutai Islands thisweek because:
A. They heard there’s gold in them there hills
B. They heard the burgers are excellent at Hard Rock Diaoyutai
C. The friendly Japanese ashore said they’...
published: Oct 26 2006 - 11:00pm
We don’t have a pollution problem, Donald Tsang told RTHK last week; we have a perception problem. Specifically our Chief Executive said, “Small particulates coming from the mainland may not affect the air we breathe, but they affect our feeling that the air is not as good as before....
published: Oct 19 2006 - 11:00pm
In light of Chief Executive Donald Tsang’s policy address this week, we present the things you will never hear him say.
• “ Not many people know this, but we’re just days away from our own nuclear weapons test.”
• “ I’ve always been told not to promise...
published: Oct 12 2006 - 11:00pm
It’s been a busy news week. Have you been paying attention? Take our news quiz and find out.
1) Shanghai and Taiwan are dealing with government corruption scandals. How come we’re not as corrupt?
• Embezzled everything already
• Misunderstood definition of "money...
published: Oct 5 2006 - 11:00pm