22 November 2019

Hong Kong

  • Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng claimed that she suffered bodily harm after being surrounded by anti-Hong Kong government protesters in London on Thursday. File photo: CNSA

    Teresa Cheng says she faced ‘violent mob’ during London trip

    Nov 15, 2019 4:27pm
    Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah was injured due to a fall after being surrounded and heckled by a group of anti-Hong Kong government protesters in London, according to reports. Public broadcaster RTHK quoted Cheng as saying...
  • A protester mans barricades outside a students' dormitory at City University in Kowloon Tong on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

    Chaos on the streets: who’s in charge?

    - Nov 15, 2019 2:35pm
    Nothing is worse than not being able to meet the four basic needs – food, clothing, shelter and transportation. Many Hongkongers went through the tribulation of not having the last one this week. Commuters and motorists have...
  • An anti-government demonstrator looks his phone at a makeshift gate during a standoff with riot police at CUHK on Thursday. Police have accused protesters of turning university campuses into weapons factories and arsenals. Photo: Reuters

    ‘Rioters’ turning university campuses into arsenals: police

    Nov 15, 2019 1:51pm
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in Sha Tin, where many people, including a large number of students, had faced off with law enforcement personnel since Monday, has been turned into a weapons arsenal, the...
  • Office workers gather during a lunchtime demonstration in Hong Kong’s Central district. Many people are angry at what they perceive as brutal police tactics on anti-government protesters. Photo: Reuters

    Is Hong Kong the new Lebanon?

    - Nov 15, 2019 12:17pm
    It’s official: the government has no idea what’s going on. This is precisely what Matthew Cheung, the Chief Secretary of Administration in Name Only (CSANO), told legislators this week when asked if he understood why people...
  • Many young people in our city have been taking to the streets to fight for justice and equality even at the risk of going to jail for up to 10 years, says the author. Photo: AFP

    What the old-timers would never understand

    - Nov 14, 2019 6:44pm
    Annie Wu Suk-ching, the eldest daughter of the founder of the catering giant Maxim’s Group, recently told the Global Times in an interview that she has given up hope on all those young people who are...
  • It is said that Secretary for Security John Lee is likely to be among the first batch of bureau chiefs to be eased out, according to the author. Photo: HKEJ

    Beijing scouting for replacement for security chief John Lee

    - Nov 14, 2019 6:26pm
    Last week, President Xi Jinping and Vice-Premier Han Zheng, who also heads the Central Coordination Group for Hong Kong and Macao Affairs, voiced strong support for Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. The firm backing given by state...
  • The emergency meeting was called to discuss ways to handle the escalating unrest in Hong Kong. Photo: HKEJ

    CE, senior officials hold late-night meeting as unrest grows

    Nov 14, 2019 2:13pm
    Following another day of violence and chaos, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor called an emergency meeting with her principal officials late Wednesday night to discuss ways to handle the escalating unrest in Hong Kong. At...
  • A placard with an image of Carrie Lam is seen on a barricaded street in Central on Wednesday. Hong Kong’s leader has come under severe criticism over her handling of the months-long anti-government protests. Photo: Reuters

    An open letter to the Chief Executive

    - Nov 14, 2019 11:29am
    Dear Mrs Carrie Lam, I am a graduate student at Cambridge. I was born in Hong Kong, and Hong Kong is the place I call home – it is the city where my family and friends...
  • Potesters set a fire as they occupy the Chinese University campus in Shatin on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

    Court rejects bid for injunction against police entry into CUHK

    Nov 14, 2019 10:09am
    A High Court judge rejected an application for an interim injunction to prohibit police from entering the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) without a warrant and using crowd control measures on the campus without the school’s...
  • Protesters set a barricade on fire as they demonstrate in Central on Monday. Photo: Reuters

    How can we break the vicious circle of violence?

    - Nov 13, 2019 5:07pm
    The situation in our city has continued to deteriorate. On Monday morning, a traffic police officer fired live rounds including one hitting and wounding a protester in Sai Wan Ho, while a man of different political...
  • Some US lawmakers want the Senate to push a Hong Kong-related bill, following through on an initiative by the House of Representatives. Photo: Reuters

    US senators push for vote on Hong Kong rights bill

    Nov 13, 2019 4:55pm
    The chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Tuesday that he wants the Senate to pass legislation to support pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, Reuters reports. Republican Senator Jim Risch noted that he...
  • In Hong Kong's political system, District Councilors currently account for nearly 10 percent of the 1200-member-strong chief executive election committee. Photo: HKEJ

    Voters must seize the DC election opportunity

    - Nov 13, 2019 4:16pm
    Hong Kong’s sixth District Council election is scheduled for Nov. 24. Compared to the last DC race, the numbers of seats up for election this time are up by 21, taking the total to 452. In...
  • Riot police officers detain a protester during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong’s Central district on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

    Protesters block Central streets for third day

    Nov 13, 2019 4:13pm
    Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a third day, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence. Around 1,000 protesters blocked roads in the heart of the city’s...
  • Only 86 wet-goods stalls and three fast-food stalls were sold in auctions for stalls in next year's Lunar New Year fair at Victoria Park on Tuesday. Photo: HKEJ

    Lunar New Year stall auctions draw lukewarm interest

    Nov 13, 2019 4:02pm
    Only 86 wet-goods stalls and three fast-food stalls were sold in auctions for stalls in next year’s Lunar New Year fair at Victoria Park on Tuesday. The first of two days of auctions held by the Food...
  • Anti-government protesters gather in the Central district in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Following the months-long unrest, Hongkongers will have a chance in November, through local body elections, to make their voice heard in a legal and peaceful way. Photo:

    Why the Nov 24 election has become all the more important

    - Nov 13, 2019 2:51pm
    A record 4.1 million Hong Kong people have registered to vote in the District Council election to be held on November 24. It is vital for Hong Kong’s survival that the polls go ahead, even in...
  • A group of former senior government officials, business leaders and other prominent figures in  society said a fair and peaceful election will help resolve social disputes. Photo: HKEJ

    Ex-govt officials, business leaders urge no delay in DC polls

    Nov 13, 2019 1:28pm
    Amid fears that the Nov. 24 District Council elections may be suspended in view of the civil unrest, a group of former senior government officials, academics, business and religious leaders, and other  prominent figures in society urged...
  • Protesters set barricades on fire as police storm the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus on Tuesday night. Photo: HKEJ

    HK on ‘brink of total breakdown’ as violence spreads

    Nov 13, 2019 12:27pm
    Hong Kong saw more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of the city for a third day, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence. Police fired tear...
  • Office workers stage a lunchtime rally in Central on Monday. The driving force behind the ongoing protests is the strong urge among citizens to defend their freedoms, says the author. Photo: HKEJ

    Why many people have lost their trust in the police

    - Nov 12, 2019 7:01pm
    Ever since the outbreak of the anti-extradition bill movement in June, the authorities, vested with enormous powers under the law, have an overwhelming advantage over citizens taking part in the protests when it comes to power and...
  • While many people are highly resentful of the government and the police, the judiciary still enjoys some degree of respect in society, says the author. Photo: HKEJ

    Govt must stop dragging our courts into political controversies

    - Nov 12, 2019 4:55pm
    The battlefront in the ongoing civil unrest has extended from the open streets into the courtroom. In October, the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the police succeeded in securing interim injunctions to ban anyone from blocking...
  • Demonstrators hold umbrellas during a lunchtime protest in Hong Kong’s Central district on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

    Hundreds stage flash mob protest in Central for 2nd day

    Nov 12, 2019 4:30pm
    More than a thousand people, many wearing office clothes and face masks, rallied in the Central business district on Tuesday, blocking roads in a flash mob protest. For the second day in a row, the financial...