12 December 2019

Hong Kong

  • Away from home, a teenage girl looks forlorn after unfriending her mother on Facebook. Photo: YouTube

    Occupy activist unfriends mother as tensions at home grow

    Nov 6, 2014 2:03pm
    As the pro-democracy Occupy campaign drags on, tensions grow — even inside the family.  Let’s call it generation gap. Youngsters believe they have to stand up and fight for their future. Parents insist that their children’s duty...
  • Zhang Junsheng (right), former No. 2 at Xinhua's Hong Kong branch, doesn't think much of Occupy protests. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy protests no ‘color revolution’: ex-Xinhua official

    Nov 6, 2014 1:50pm
    A former senior representative of Beijing said the Occupy protests in Hong Kong fall short of a “color revolution.” Zhang Junsheng, deputy director of Xinhua News Agency from 1987 to 1998, said only large-scale movements like...
  • Hong Kong and Singapore are both highly competitive.That is one thing they have in common but that is also where their similarities end. Photos: Charley Xu, Bloomberg

    Wistful but powerful challenge from Singapore

    - Nov 6, 2014 1:20pm
    During a visit to Hong Kong in September, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong lost no time comparing notes with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on a range of issues such as education, housing and public transport.  While being subtle...
  • Guy Fawkes Day was celebrated Wednesday by a group of protesters wearing the distinctive white mask. Photo: RTHK

    Guy Fawkes lookalikes launch protest movement

    Nov 6, 2014 12:08pm
    Guy Fawkes has just made an appearance in the Hong Kong street protests. But the failed 16th century English plotter was just a mask of himself when his likeness sprang up in Admiralty, Causeway Bay and...
  • Despite laws, people who abandon animals never get punished as police find it hard to gather evidence. A new trained task force could help improve things, Hong Kong activists say. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Why Hong Kong needs animal cops

    - Nov 6, 2014 11:51am
    Last year, 1871 dogs and 222 cats were abandoned by their owners in Hong Kong, according to data from the city’s Agriculture, Fisheries, Conservation Department (AFCD). Most of the abandoned animals, unfortunately, end up being put...
  • The student-led occupation of major Hong Kong streets is being compared to the Sunflower Movement in Taiwan which saw students take over the parliament building in the past spring. Photo: Bloomberg

    How Taiwan can be a democracy model for Hong Kong

    - Nov 6, 2014 11:23am
    Hong Kong-born Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou affirmed his support for the Occupy protests during a recent interview with the New York Times. It came after a sternly worded statement from the Chinese State Council’s Taiwan Affairs...
  • Nancy Kissel says she asks for forgiveness and repents in her search for peace. She said she cannot explain what happened on the night she bludgeoned her husband to death. Photo: Bloomberg

    Nancy Kissel: No regrets 11 years after killing banker husband

    Nov 6, 2014 10:09am
    You must remember her. Nancy Kissel was a rich Hong Kong housewife before her husband’s murder by her hand 11 years ago thrust her into world notoriety. Convicted by two juries for the killing which came...
  • Rafael Hui led an 'immodest and luxurious lifestyle' and repeatedly hid conflict of interest, according to the prosecution in its closing arguments. Photo: HKEJ

    Hui graft trial: Prosecution fires closing salvo

    - Nov 6, 2014 9:11am
    Former Hong Kong chief secretary Rafael Hui was described as a man who lived beyond his means and the co-defendants in his corruption trial as “cheats” during closing arguments by the prosecution Wednesday. Lead prosecutor David...
  • Lai Tung-Kwok, Hong Kong's Secretary for Security, says the government will seek judicial advice after completing investigations into some cases of alleged police excesses on Occupy protesters. Photo: HKEJ

    Occupy-related complaints against police top 1,300

    - Nov 6, 2014 9:08am
    Hong Kong’s Complaints Against Police Office has received 1,328 cases as of Wednesday on conflicts between the police and the Occupy protesters since the demonstrations began in late September. Thirty-four of the cases have been passed over to the...
  • Chief Secretary Carrie Lam (left) accuses legislator Claudia Mo of making arbitrary accusations against her boss Leung Chun-ying. Photos: RTHK, internet

    Claudia Mo calls for Legco probe into UGL deal

    - Nov 5, 2014 7:46pm
    Civic Party lawmaker Claudia Mo on Wednesday asked the Legislative Council to use its special powers to investigate Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying over his HK$50 million (US$6.5 million) deal with Australian engineering firm UGL in late 2011, RTHK...
  • Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok (right) said giving donations to the Occupy campaign may be illegal, but legislator Ronny Tong said he is not sure  if there is any law that prohibits private groups from accepting foreign donations. Photos: HKEJ

    Donations for Occupy campaign may be illegal: security chief

    Nov 5, 2014 7:33pm
    Anyone who assists or persuades others to participate in the illegal occupation of streets, including through donations, might be breaking the law, Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said. Speaking at a Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday, Lai said...
  • New People's Party chairwoman Regina Ip said the Hong Kong Federation of Students has a long history and is widely recognized. Photos: HKEJ

    HKFS should be included in nominating committee, says Ip

    - Nov 5, 2014 6:42pm
    The pro-Beijing New People’s Party has proposed that the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS), the student group leading the pro-democracy protest, should be given places on the nominating committee that will choose the candidates for chief...
  • Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said the issue in Hong Kong is not democracy but the rule of law. Photo: Foreign Policy

    Chinese envoy insists US involved in Hong Kong protests

    Nov 5, 2014 6:23pm
    The Chinese ambassador to the United States has implied that the US State Department is involved in the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, an allegation that Washington has strongly denied. “There are individuals and groups in...
  • Pro-democracy cardboard cutouts of Chinese leader Xi Jinping are everywhere. Photos: Reuters, Apple Daily

    Xi protest mascots a hit with mainland tourists

    Nov 5, 2014 4:18pm
    By now cardboard cutouts of Chinese President Xi Jinping holding up a yellow umbrella are a common sight in the protest zones in Mong Kok, Admiralty and Causeway Bay.  But it’s not just the pro-democracy activists who...
  • Edward Elric makes an appearance at the Occupy site in Admiralty. Photos:

    Cartoon characters keep Xi, protesters company in Admiralty

    Nov 5, 2014 3:41pm
    Japanese cartoon characters including Doraemon, Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece, and Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro have taken up residence at the Occupy Central site in Admiralty since Monday night. They all wear yellow ribbons and...
  • Student leaders Joshua Wong and Alex Chow  mark the first month of the street protests  with a symbolic unfolding of yellow umbrellas last week. Photo: HKEJ

    Here’s what makes the student movement a potent force

    - Nov 5, 2014 3:12pm
    The two student groups driving the democracy protests have emerged as a potent force with their tenacity in fighting for genuine democracy. With growing public support, student activist group Scholarism and the Hong Kong Federation of...
  • A banner calling for genuine universal suffrage hangs from a building on the Hengqin campus of the University of Macau. Photo: Facebook

    Lion Rock-inspired banner hung at Macau university’s campus

    Nov 5, 2014 3:10pm
    The spirit of “I want genuine universal suffrage” remains alive after a banner bearing those words was removed from Lion Rock last month. A similar banner, which said “Macau wants genuine universal suffrage, too” in both...
  • Prof. Lau Siu-kai (inset) said it does not make sense to blackmail the central government by inflicting pain on the Hong Kong people. A pro-democracy banner calls for a 30-day ultimatum for the government to meet the protesters' demands. Photos: HKEJ

    Lau Siu-kai blasts Occupy campaign for bad strategies

    Nov 5, 2014 2:34pm
    Pro-Beijing sociologist Lau Siu-kai said a recent survey by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which showed that 73 percent of the respondents wanted the Occupy campaign to end as soon as possible, was not at all surprising...
  • Protesters open umbrellas in Harcourt Road on Oct. 28 to mark one-month anniversary of tear gas action by police on students. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why smaller protests are better

    - Nov 5, 2014 1:09pm
    The Umbrella Movement is now in an ideal state of dynamic stability in which students can extend or pull back their front line, be responsive and provide feedback to each other and promptly adjust their strategies...
  • Graphic designs popularized by the Umbrella Movement are likely to be found in items for sale at the Lunar New Year Fair. Photos: EJ Insight

    Pro-democracy fight spills over into Victoria Park

    Nov 5, 2014 12:35pm
    The fight for genuine universal suffrage is spilling over into Victoria Park where pro-democracy students and political parties plan to sell items carrying the message of their protest movement in the 2015 Lunar New Year Fair,...