16 November 2019

Hong Kong

  • A lone policeman stands against a backdrop of protesters. Beijing says it has been tolerant enough of the protesters and has ruled out any concessions. Photo: AFP

    Beijing: Concessions to protesters not an option

    Oct 15, 2014 9:24am
    China will not cave to Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters because it wants to avoid setting a precedent for reform in the mainland. It said it has already offered enough concessions to Hong Kong, according to Reuters....
  • King's College alumni said CY Leung failed to abide by the school's guiding principles in handling the pro-democracy protests. Photo: HKEJ

    King’s College alumni slam CY Leung over handling of protests

    - Oct 14, 2014 8:11pm
    More than 200 alumni and students of Hong Kong’s most elite public secondary school, King’s College, criticized their school mate Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying for his poor handling of the pro-democracy protests, RTHK reported on Tuesday. In...
  • Chen Zuo'er, president of the National Research Council of Hong Kong and Macau, says the Occupy campaign is a "colour revolution". Photo: CNSA

    Former Beijing official sees conspiracy in Occupy movement

    - Oct 14, 2014 6:37pm
    A former senior Beijing official said on Tuesday that there’s a major conspiracy behind the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Chen Zuo’er, president of the National Research Council of Hong Kong and Macau, called the Occupy...
  • Police remove the steel barricades blocking the roads occupied by the protesters on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

    Hong Kong police dismantle barricades in protest sites

    - Oct 14, 2014 6:31pm
    Armed with chainsaws and bolt cutters, police dismantled barricades and tents in Causeway Bay and Admiralty on Tuesday as teary-eyed protesters looked on. Scores of auxiliary police officers marched to the Causeway Bay protest sites and...
  • Comedian Dayo Wong offers some zany suggestions on how CY Leung should tackle the Occupy campaign. Photo:

    Comedian offers unsolicited advice for CY Leung

    - Oct 14, 2014 5:58pm
    As the Occupy campaign entered its 17th day on Tuesday, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying still finds himself between a rock and a hard place. Calls for him to step down intensified after Australian media revealed that...
  • Chief Secretary Carrie Lam faces an umbrella protest while speaking at a ceremony marking Spain's national day. Photo: Victoria Wisniewski Otero at Twitter

    Students should go for foldable umbrellas

    - Oct 14, 2014 4:39pm
    By now, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his dedicated officials must be allergic to umbrellas. Those pesky umbrellas are turning up everywhere they go — and it’s not even raining.  On Tuesday Chief Secretary Carrie Lam was confronted...
  • Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying wants "disturbance-free access" to be guaranteed for officials entering the government headquarters. Photo: CNSA

    CY Leung expected to shy away from Legco Q&A session

    Oct 14, 2014 2:38pm
    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is not going to attend the Legislative Council’s question and answer session on Thursday unless a “disturbance-free access” is guaranteed for officials entering the government headquarters, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday, citing a...
  • Pro-Beijing protesters perform a mock funeral ceremony for Next Media chairman Jimmy Lai outside the media group's headquarters. Photo: CNSA

    What the Apple Daily siege means for press freedom

    - Oct 14, 2014 2:24pm
    For three days, Apple Daily was prevented from delivering newspapers by a group of protesters who had been blocking entrances to its main building in Tseung Kwan O. The protesters were opposed to the democracy movement...
  • Colorful umbrellas have become symbols of the student protest. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said the western label for the movement is fueling it. Photo: AFP

    Wang Yang: West trying to ignite HK revolt

    Oct 14, 2014 2:08pm
    Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang accused western countries of trying to fan the student protest in Hong Kong by labeling it with names reminiscent of violent revolutions in other cities, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday. Wang criticized...
  • There are still a few territories that share some similarities with Hong Kong: (clockwise from top left) Macau (Photo: Bloomberg), Singapore (Charley Xu), Goa (Frederick Noronha) and Gibraltar (Andrew Griffith).

    Is there any Hong Kong equivalent elsewhere?

    - Oct 14, 2014 1:43pm
    As a former British colony that is now a special administrative region with sub-sovereignty status under a new master, Hong Kong is almost in a league of its own on the planet. But that doesn’t mean...
  • Lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan is among those suspected by the pro-Beijing camp of facilitating US funding for political activities in Hong Kong. Photos: HKEJ,

    China state media sees US hand behind HK protests

    Oct 14, 2014 1:12pm
    China’s state media has accused a United States think tank of encouraging the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong, Ming Pao Daily News reported Tuesday.  The overseas edition of People’s Daily, the Communist Party mouthpiece, on...
  • Protesters, with the help of construction workers, build scaffoldings on the road to reinforce their barricades. Photo: AFP

    Protesters beef up barricades as police start reopening streets

    Oct 14, 2014 1:06pm
    Pro-democracy protesters have reinforced their barricades with bamboo scaffoldings and cement blocks amid efforts by police to end their street occupations, Ming Pao Daily reported. Protesters lined up what they called “cement buckets” on Yee Wo Street...
  • Without further elaboration, Liaison Office chief Zhang Xiaoming says Beijing has prepared for the worst case scenario to handle the Occupy campaign. Photo:HKEJ

    Zhang Xiaoming: Central govt prepared for the worst

    - Oct 14, 2014 12:11pm
    China’s most senior official in Hong Kong said the central government is prepared for the worst in the ongoing democracy protest, am730 reported Tuesday. Zhang Xiaoming, head of Beijing’s liaison office, told the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for...
  • Among the birthday wishes of Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong, who turned 18 on Monday, was that his loved ones and fellow pro-democracy activists remain safe. Photos: HKEJ

    Student leader Wong lists three wishes as he turns 18

    Oct 14, 2014 10:41am
    Joshua Wong, the convenor of student activist group Scholarism, turned 18 on Monday, listing three birthday wishes on his Facebook page as a pro-democracy fight continued in Hong Kong. Wong’s first wish was that his loved...
  • A man (left) threatens an unseen driver while another pounds on a car. This clip may have helped police crush a gang preying on motorists with fake accidents. Photo: YouTube

    Shenzhen police smash car crash blackmail gang

    Oct 14, 2014 10:14am
    Shenzhen police have smashed a gang that fakes car accidents and demands compensation, Sky Post reported Tuesday. The gang, which has staged more than 120 such accidents in the past year, targets vehicles with non-local license...
  • Next Media employees hold placards in support of free speech as protesters continued to block access to their building Monday. On Tuesday, the High Court issued a restraining order against the protesters. Photo: Next Media Trade Union

    High Court orders protesters out of Apple Daily premises

    Oct 14, 2014 9:01am
    Hong Kong’s High Court has ordered protesters camped outside Next Media, the publisher of Apple Daily, to stop their occupation of the premises. A judge issued a restraining order early Tuesday morning, citing the importance of...
  • Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-ying says he will not bow to demands of pro-democracy protesters and quit his post. Photo: RTHK

    Leung reiterates that he will not step down

    - Oct 13, 2014 7:26pm
    Hong Kong’s leader Leung Chun-ying has reiterated that he will not step down from his post despite the pro-democracy protests in the city over the past two weeks, RTHK reported Monday. The chief executive merely said...
  • Hong Kong's former finance chief Antony Leung has urged pro-democracy student protesters and the government to start a dialogue to end the current crisis. Photo: Bloomberg

    Antony Leung urges dialogue to resolve HK standoff

    - Oct 13, 2014 6:33pm
    Former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung has urged student activists and government officials in Hong Kong to enter into a dialogue to resolve the pro-democracy standoff that has rocked the city for the past couple of...
  • Student protesters are surrounded by police in Civic Square on Sept. 27. The government has rejected calls for the reopening of the square, citing security concerns. Photo: TIME

    Govt rejects Civic Square reopening

    - Oct 13, 2014 4:44pm
    The Hong Kong government has ruled out reopening Civic Square after protesters suggested the idea in exchange for access to Harcourt Road in Admiralty, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday. In a statement, the government said such...
  • A group of masked men dismantle barriers in Admiralty. The move sparked clashes with student protesters. Photo: Facebook

    Masked men clash with protesters in Admiralty

    Oct 13, 2014 4:31pm
    Clashes have broken out in Admiralty after a group of masked men rushed barricades set up by protesters, Apple Daily reported Monday. The violence occurred at about 1:30 p.m. when about 200 knife-wielding men believed to be...