16 July 2019

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has said the extradition bill is ‘dead’, but her words failed to satisfy many activists. Photo: Reuters

    What Carrie Lam should do now

    - Jul 11, 2019 7:22pm
    Before going into an Executive Council meeting on Tuesday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor met with the press and utilized the opportunity to assure that the extradition bill is “dead”. The talk, however, failed to convince...
  • TVB has been criticized by many young Hong Kong activists over the TV station’s perceived pro-establishment bias during its coverage of the anti-extradition bill protests. Photo: HKEJ

    TVB responds to talk of ad withdrawals over protests coverage

    Jul 11, 2019 5:48pm
    Television Broadcasts Ltd, Hong Kong’s largest free-to-air TV station, said on Wednesday that “a small number” of advertisers have decided to “defer” their campaigns or “reschedule” ad bookings with the broadcaster. The advertisers took the decisions in...
  • HKU president and vice-chancellor Professor Zhang Xiang said he made the statement on July 3 because he was worried about the students’ safety. Photo: i-Cable News

    HKU head calls for reconciliation, won’t retract earlier remarks

    Jul 11, 2019 5:15pm
    Professor Zhang Xiang, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), said he supports people who fight for demands in a peaceful manner, but did not retract earlier remarks condemning the storming and vandalizing...
  • Police officers call for restraint among contending parties at Exit A of Yau Tong Station on Wednesday night.  Photo: RTHK

    Scuffles at Lennon Wall near Yau Tong MTR station

    Jul 11, 2019 3:45pm
    Scuffles broke out near Yau Tong MTR Station in Kwun Tong as some people attempted to remove sticky notes posted on a wall with messages supporting the anti-extradition bill campaign. On Wednesday night, some young people were...
  • Following the extradition bill disaster, Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has vowed to enhance public consultations before undertaking any major policy initiatives. Photo: Bloomberg

    Public consultation mechanism revamp won’t be enough

    - Jul 11, 2019 3:01pm
    After avoiding the spotlight for a week, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor appeared before the media on Tuesday before heading into an Executive Council meeting. During the interaction, Lam took the opportunity to send a...
  • Daisy Kwok, the top scorer among the SEN students who took the recent HKDSE exams, said she owes much of her success to the loving support of her mother. Photo: Now TV

    Special school student Daisy Kwok stands out in DSE exams

    Jul 11, 2019 2:13pm
    A total of 12 students with special educational needs (SEN) finished the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examinations. The SEN students came from three special schools operated by the Hong Kong Red Cross, namely John F....
  • Tencent’s Martin Lau, with his huge salary and stock grants, is the envy of many a professional manager in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

    The making of Martin Lau, the billionaire professional manager

    - Jul 11, 2019 12:32pm
    You might be aware that Tencent’s Martin Lau Chi-ping is in a league of his own when it comes to executive compensation among top bosses at Hong Kong-listed firms, but did you know that he was...
  • Following complaints of noise pollution and other nuisance at the Tuen Mun Park, district council members have called for elimination of the so-called self-entertainment zones at the park. Photo: HKEJ

    Tuen Mun DC passes motion for curbing noisy park singers

    Jul 10, 2019 6:02pm
    The Tuen Mun District Council on Tuesday passed a motion calling for enhancement of law enforcement and curbing noisy song and dance performers at a neighborhood park. Following a large rally held by locals last weekend...
  • These young people told themselves that enough is enough and began to rise against oppression. Photo: Bloomberg

    What we who are silent can do

    - Jul 10, 2019 5:32pm
    People like me, who have been living under the old social and political status quo all our lives, are unable to achieve any breakthrough in our political system. Through the years, we have been standing on...
  • Three top-scorers are from La Salle College, with one of them being the super top-scoring student. Photo: HKEJ

    Nine boys, 3 girls top college entrance exam

    Jul 10, 2019 5:05pm
    The Examinations and Assessment Authority has released the results of the 2019 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE), showing 12 top-scorers with 5** grades in seven subjects. The top-scorers, who were spread across nine schools,...
  • Pan-democratic lawmakers said Carrie Lam's latest remarks about the extradition bill are nothing but playing with words. Photo: RTHK

    Pan-dems: Not enough for Lam to say extradition bill is dead

    Jul 10, 2019 4:15pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has proclaimed that the extradition bill is “dead”, but pro-democracy legislators and activists say her words are not enough. Speaking to media before attending a regular Executive Council meeting on...
  • Protesters are urging those opposed to the extradition bill  to boycott companies that advertise in "biased" pro-establishment outlets. Photo: Reuters

    Protesters turn anger against pro-establishment media

    - Jul 10, 2019 3:46pm
    The fissures in society brought about by the extradition bill saga have now extended to the local media industry. While Apple Daily and several other independent online media outlets have seen a surge in patronage, some...
  • Carrie Lam has agreed to an open dialogue with students about the extradition bill controversy, but is facing some preconditions, including amnesty for all protesters involved in clashes. Photo: HKEJ

    Students want two demands met before open dialogue with Lam

    Jul 10, 2019 2:29pm
    Student unions of tertiary institutions have made it clear that they will participate in a dialogue with Hong Kong’s top leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor only if she agrees to two conditions. Responding to comments made...
  • Hong Kong authorities need to move quickly to address the despair and discontent among the youth following the extradition bill saga, observers say. Photo: AFP

    Message to our youth: Don’t give up hope!

    - Jul 10, 2019 1:29pm
    Following the extradition bill crisis, which saw hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets in mass protests, the mood among many Hongkongers has been one of discontent and despair. In recent days, there have...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to media regarding the extradition bill on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

    Generation gap

    - Jul 10, 2019 1:12pm
    June was the cruelest month for embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor as her extradition bill drew both local and international denunciation, but July is not likely to bring solace to her crisis-gripped administration. After...
  • A lone protester walks on a flyover near the Legislative Council building in Admiralty at the height of protests last month. Photo: Reuters

    Mental health issues surge in HK amid turmoil, experts say

    Jul 10, 2019 10:07am
    Stress and trauma over the political turmoil surrounding Hong Kong’s extradition bill have created an unprecedented mental health problem that the city is not equipped to deal with, medical professionals say. Discussion of mental health carries...
  • The Education Bureau said it hopes parents and students will accept the secondary school places allocation results ‘with a positive attitude’. Photo: HKEJ

    Fewer students get secondary school places of their choice

    Jul 9, 2019 5:28pm
    The government announced on Monday that 87 percent of students who sought secondary school places under the allocation system were granted seats in one of their top three choices of schools. In total, 52,917 students participated...
  • Regina Ip (L) and Ronny Tong said they see no justification in calls for them to quit their Exco posts to accept responsibility for the extradition bill controversy. Photos: HKEJ

    Regina Ip, Ronny Tong reject calls to quit Exco

    Jul 9, 2019 4:51pm
    Two prominent Executive Council (Exco) members dismissed calls for their resignation in the wake of the extradition bill fiasco, saying they won’t pay heed to “unreasonable” demands. Responding to criticism from a top Liberal Party figure, Regina...
  • Hong Kong Canton-pop singer Denise Ho tells the UN Human Rights Council that the city's autonomy has slowly eroded since the 1997 handover. Photo: AFP

    Denise Ho speech at UN rights council angers Chinese delegates

    Jul 9, 2019 2:57pm
    Denise Ho Wan-see, a staunch supporter of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movements, has asked the United Nations Human Rights Council to speak up in defense of the city’s autonomy and consider suspending China’s membership in the 47-member...
  • James Tien, one of the honorary chairpersons of the Liberal Party, has revealed that he had written a letter demanding that the party's chairman resign from the government’s Executive Council in the wake of the extradition bill controversy. Photo: HK

    Extradition bill saga fuels infighting within Liberal Party

    Jul 9, 2019 1:50pm
    As the government continues to battle the extradition bill crisis, one of the city’s major political parties is witnessing some infighting among its ranks in relation to the stance to be taken against the administration. On...

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