23 October 2019

Hong Kong

  • Student leaders said the government should not attempt to force the protesters to abandon their barricades. Photo: Reuters

    Govt, students set ground rules for talks this week

    Oct 7, 2014 11:32am
    Government officials and student leaders of the pro-democracy protests will hold public discussions on political reform starting this week after establishing broad principles for the dialogue. Representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) and...
  • Television Broadcasts Ltd. drew 73 complaints to the Communications Authority for biased reporting. Photo: TVB

    Protest coverage: What it tells us about HK press freedom

    - Oct 7, 2014 11:28am
    Good or bad, depending on which side you’re on, the democracy protests in Hong Kong this past week have been great copy for the news media. They gave headline writers a smart new teaser (“Umbrella Revolution”)...
  • Cliff Buddle (left) suffered injuries to his hands and chest after being attacked by the 26-year-old suspect (right). Photos:, Apple Daily

    University lecturer attacked for not teaching in Mandarin

    Oct 7, 2014 11:17am
    A lecturer in the University of Hong Kong was attacked by a mainlander during class on Monday because he did not teach in Mandarin, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday. Cliff Buddle, an editor of the South...
  • This post by a Midland Realty agent (inset) urges people to visit the home of Joshua Wong (left) and 'greet' his parents. Photos: AFP, Facebook

    Opponents target protest leaders’ families

    Oct 7, 2014 11:14am
    Occupy Central opponents have published the addresses and phone numbers of key protest figures online, urging people to take over their homes and give them a taste of their own medicine, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday....
  • Raymond Liu is on the floor during a scuffle in Causeway Bay. Photo: Youtube

    Hee Kee boss says ‘indecent attack’ report is untrue

    - Oct 7, 2014 10:37am
    Raymond Liu Wai-man, managing director of the Hee Kee Crab General restaurant, is fighting back after being accused of an indecent attack against a female protester in Causeway Bay. He has sent a letter to Next Media,...
  • Sales of watch and jewelry stores were most affected by the Occupy civil disobedience campaign. Photo: AFP

    Shops in protest-hit areas see Golden Week sales drop 50%

    Oct 7, 2014 10:04am
    Shops in districts affected by the pro-democracy protests have seen sales tumble 20 to 50 percent in the first five days of the National Day holiday (Oct. 1 to 5), compared with a year ago, the Hong...
  • Lan Kwai Fong Group chairman Allan Zeman says the world is impressed with how peaceful the protest has been. Photo: HKEJ

    We can keep building on our can-do spirit

    - Oct 7, 2014 8:28am
    This month, I went to Tamar Park twice, and both times, I was deeply touched. I think many people would be touched by the student movement, which has become the focus of world attention. The movement...
  • Jasper Tsang says the government should not forcibly remove protesters camped out outside government headquarters. Photo: HKEJ

    Jasper Tsang: Legco will open when it’s safe

    - Oct 6, 2014 7:38pm
    Legislative Council President Jasper Tsang said the chamber will resume if it is safe for officials and the public to enter government headquarters which have been the scene of a sit-in protest by pro-democracy demonstrators. Tsang...
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    Multi-sectoral group urges retreat, Ip sees no crackdown

    - Oct 6, 2014 7:35pm
    Moderate academics are urging pro-democracy demonstrators to end their protest to avoid a crackdown by the authorities, public broadcaster RTHK reported Monday. However, Executive Councilor Regina Ip, Hong Kong’s former security chief, said there will be...
  • Protesters sit on the road in front of a Chow Tai Fook shop. Some of its stores were packed last weekend. Photo: Bloomberg

    The overstated financial impact of Occupy Central

    - Oct 6, 2014 5:40pm
    Better ignore the financial headlines on Occupy Central these days because they are largely overstated. A certain economics professor estimated the pro-democracy demonstration could cost up to HK$700 billion (US$90 billion) as he figured a drop...
  • The auxiliary police officer identified only as Joe (in dark T-shirt and wearing a police uniform) pledges his allegiance to the protest movement. Photos: Facebook, nowTV

    Auxiliary police officer quits job to support Occupy campaign

    Oct 6, 2014 5:00pm
    He has been accused of being a government spy, an undercover police agent who wanted to sabotage the protest movement. But for Joe Yeung (楊逸朗), a university student and member of the Auxiliary Police Force, nothing...
  • Students use mobile phones in the middle of a sit-in. The well-organized campaign would not have been possible without the social media savvy of the protesters. Photo: AFP

    How social media powered a leaderless movement

    Oct 6, 2014 4:52pm
    Umbrella Revolution or Umbrella Student Movement? Either way, you would agree it’s a social media event. The movement has been largely leaderless, unlike most mass protests that are inspired and directed by a single individual. This...
  • Financial Secretary John Tsang (inset) says he has not slept well because he is worried about the pro-democracy protests. Photo: HKEJ, Reuters

    John Tsang to keep global central bankers posted on Hong Kong

    Oct 6, 2014 2:30pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang plans to explain the status of Hong Kong under the current pro-democracy demonstration to global central bankers when he attends the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank...
  • Retail shops in Nathan Road have reopened in the first sign of normalcy in an area that saw violent clashes on Friday. Photo: RTHK

    Mong Kok area appears peaceful as protest continues

    Oct 6, 2014 2:28pm
    About 200 protesters continue to occupy a major artery in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district with a few policemen in sight, public broadcaster RTHK reported Monday. Argyle Street and Nathan Road, the scene of violent clashes...
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    Mui Wo has the most butterfly species in Hong Kong, study finds

    Oct 6, 2014 2:26pm
    Hong Kong is home to 158 different species of butterflies and 108 species are found in Mui Wo, southeast of Lantau island, a recent research covering nine locations finds. Among the 108 species found in Mui...
  • Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is flanked by potential challengers for his job -- former security chief Regina Ip (left) and Financial Secretary John Tsang. Photo: HKEJ

    Leung can only hope he had more friends

    - Oct 6, 2014 2:24pm
    Leung Chun-ying is decidedly hawkish in deadling with the ongoing street protests but two of his top allies are increasingly talking peace. Is this a sign of disunity in his administration at this critical juncture of...
  • Robert Chow, a spokesperson for the pro-Beijing Alliance for Peace and Democracy, said many people in Hong Kong oppose the ongoing protests. Photo: HKEJ

    Anti-Occupy voices getting stronger in Hong Kong, says CCTV

    Oct 6, 2014 2:24pm
    The voices of those opposing the Occupy protest movement in Hong Kong are getting stronger, China Central Television reported on Monday. In its report on the street protests in the territory, the state-backed broadcaster featured interviews with Robert...
  • The Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign has attracted international attention. Photo: HKEJ

    Police must not use force to clear protesters, says Emily Lau

    Oct 6, 2014 1:31pm
    The police must not use force to clear the streets of protesters and must not indulge the triads, the Democratic Party’s Emily Lau said. And they must respect the freedom of speech of Hong Kong citizens. The...
  • Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa (left) warns there could be unforeseeable events at protests and former chief justice Andrew Li (right) says students should not put their lives in danger. Photo: Reuters, HKEJ

    Leave for safety’s sake, political heavyweights urge protesters

    Oct 6, 2014 1:13pm
    For the sake of safety, protesters should leave Occupy Central sites. This is the appeal given in separate statements on Sunday by former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa and former chief justice Andrew Li, Ming Pao Daily...
  • Umbrella Man, a sculpture by the Hong Kong artist known as Milk, is set up at a pro-democracy protest site next to the central government offices on Sunday. Photo: AFP

    Street occupation to go on if police start clear-out, HKFS says

    Oct 6, 2014 12:29pm
    The Hong Kong Federation and Students (HKFS) has declared it will not retreat but will press on with its Occupy campaign if the police start to clear the streets of demonstrators. No police action was seen...