Issue: October 25, 2014   (Archive)
Saturday, October 25, 2014   



Spiders get Lion's share of exposure
A group of intrepid rock climbers calling themselves "Hong Kong Spidies" abseiled down a cliff face of Lion Rock above Kowloon in a daring move to secure and then unfurl a yellow giant banner declaring "I want genuine universal suffrage."

Offer goes to a vote
Hong Kong goes to the polls on Sunday, with a vote on whether or not to accept government proposals to appease Occupy protesters.

Hui graft trial adjourns for summing up
The defense in the high-profile graft trial involving former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and developer giant Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen wrapped up the cases yesterday on the 103rd day of trial.

Cop rapped for boozy bike jinks
An inspector who damaged a police motorcycle after a drinking session in Lan Kwai Fong was bound over for HK$2,000 in the Eastern Magistracy.

Helper body found in pool after leap
A domestic helper was found dead in a Mid-Levels swimming pool yesterday morning.

Younger workers look for balance
The younger generations are twice as likely to leave their jobs for a better work-life balance than those born soon after World War II, the so-called baby boomers, a survey found.

Apologetic ATV finally pays salary to 900 staff
Asia Television has finally paid September salaries to its more than 900 employees after a near month delay.

Britain to review tear gas sales to SAR after unrest
Britain says it is likely to consider whether it needs to block British firms exporting tear gas to Hong Kong after police used it against pro-democracy protesters.

Damage to social order worries CY
The chief executive says he is concerned that the "small number" of people who have supported Occupy Central have damaged social order and the economy.

Civil servants split on protest action
Civil servants who have shown support for the Hong Kong democracy push on a Facebook page have now followed up with an open letter to answer critics.



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