Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
Wednesday, December 2, 2015   

The privacy commissioner says most popular children's websites and mobile apps collect excessive data from users as young as six, including details about parents, friends and schools.

A man-made chemical used in clothing and that may cause cancer has been found in Hong Kong's three reservoirs storing water from Dongjiang in Guangdong, Greenpeace says.

Yuan inclusion spells stability
Inclusion of the yuan into the International Monetary Fund's basket of special drawing rights will make the currency more stable, People's Bank of China vice governor Yi Gang said yesterday.

Rudder fault and muddled pilots cited in Java Sea fall
A faulty component and the crew's inadequate response are blamed for an AirAsia plane crashing into the Java Sea last year, killing all 162 people on board.

Wedding day blues on costs
Receiving wedding invitations has become more costly for guests this year despite the sluggish economy, according to a new poll.

Worries new deal a mere financial trick rejected
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said the MTRCL deal deserves support as the cap on spending will better protect taxpayers' rights.

Factories shut as smog chokes Beijing
Beijing ordered hundreds of factories to shut and allowed children to skip school as choking smog reached over 25 times safe levels yesterday, casting a cloud over China's participation in Paris climate talks.

Bridge `king' gets rail link top job
The former director of the Civil Engineering Department, Lau Ching-kwong who earned the nickname "King of Bridges" for overseeing the construction of Tsing Ma Bridge has been hired by MTR Corporation Ltd to supervise the much-delayed Express Rail Link project, a source said.

China firms join big league with Man City stake
Two mainland firms, including "Chinese Murdoch" Li Ruigang's CMC Holdings, are to pay US$400 million (HK$3.12 billion) to the owner of Manchester City Football Club, the top- ranked English Premier League team.

A deal for the MTR Corporation Ltd to pay a HK$19.51 billion special dividend to the government and agree to bear the extra cost of the Express Rail Link project - capped at HK$84.42 billion - is expected to raise the chances of Legislative Council funding approval.

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