Greetings from a cold and clear Beijing. Here’s what’s making news in Hong Kong.
City Telecom pushes forward with station opening
City Telecom, which has been waiting for a free-to-air TV license, officially opened the Hong Kong Television Network yesterday at an event that included screenings of short films shot by the station and performances by actors dressed as City Telecom Chairman Ricky Wong. Commenting on the event, Wong said that Hong Kong needs to increase creativity and do away with the monopolization of television broadcasting by a small group.
Pro-establishment lawmakers urge Leung to explain his illegal structures
Last night, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying met with 26 legislators from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and another pro-business grouping of legislators. The pro-establishment legislators proposed three possible methods for Leung to provide more explanation on his illegal structures, including explaining in writing, calling a press conference or addressing LegCo. The goal would be for Leung to answer once and for all the remaining questions that the public has. Several legislators have said that Leung should make these explanations soon.
Fifty-one new Hong Kong restaurants are in Michelin Guide
The new Michelin Guide has been released. It now lists 286 Hong Kong restaurants, among which 51 have recently been added. Some people are pleased with the new list and others are not. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s Man Wah Restaurant and Pierre, the hotel’s French restaurant, have been removed from the guide. Meanwhile, some restaurants that made it to the list this year expressed concerns that their landlords might use the recognition as an excuse to raise their rents.