Date
6 January 2020

Hong Kong

  • File picture of a massive pro-democracy march on  New Year's Day. The ongoing social tensions in Hong Kong have been, to a certain extent, triggered by the great power rivalry between the United States and China, the author notes. Photo: HKEJ

    Patterns of Western intervention in global democratization

    - Jan 6, 2020 5:29pm
    The Brookings Institution, a foreign policy think tank based in Washington, D.C.,?recently published a report on the state of global democratization. It was written by a team led by Norman Eisen, a retired US ambassador who...
  • The Centre for Health Protection said the number of pneumonia cases in Hong Kong linked to the mysterious outbreak in Wuhan has reached 16 as of Sunday noon. Photo: HKEJ

    Wuhan-linked pneumonia cases in HK double after 8 more reported

    Jan 6, 2020 1:43pm
    The number of pneumonia cases in Hong Kong that are suspected to be linked to a mysterious outbreak in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei province, has jumped over the weekend. The Centre for Health Protection...
  • Organizers estimated the turnout at 10,000 in Shueng Shui for a Sunday protest march targeted against the so-called parallel-goods traders from the mainland. Photo: HKEJ

    Dozens arrested after anti-parallel trading march in Sheung Shui

    Jan 6, 2020 1:31pm
    An anti-parallel trading march turned violent in Sheung Shui on Sunday, leading to arrests of dozens after some of the participants clashed with the police. Claiming that the arrests were made to prevent the situation from...
  • A file picture shows Democratic Party chairman Wu Chi-wai speaking at the party's 24th-year anniversary and fundraising banquet on March 19 last year. Photo: HKEJ

    Democratic Party regains mojo amid its 25th anniversary

    - Jan 6, 2020 1:11pm
    There is a saying that goes, “Winners do things losers don’t want to do.” But when it comes to Hong Kong politics it seems to be the other way round. Consider this: most of the newly-elected...
  • The Hong Kong International Airport is continuously striving to improve its efficiency through a digital transformation. Photo: AFP

    Hong Kong joins smart airport trend

    - Jan 6, 2020 12:25pm
    The Hong Kong International Airport is one of the busiest in the world. It ranked?first in?cargo volume and eighth in passenger traffic in a recent report of the Airports Council International. In terms of safety, convenience...
  • The Hong Kong situation has been worrying in the past half year, says Luo Huining, the new head of Beijing's representative office in Hong Kong. File photo: Reuters

    Hope HK can return to ‘right path’: new liaison office chief

    Jan 6, 2020 12:23pm
    Beijing’s newly-appointed head of its Hong Kong liaison office said on Monday that China strongly supports the special administrative region and that it is hoped the territory will return to “the right path”. In his first...
  • Luo Huining, 65, was until November the top Communist Party official in the northern province of Shanxi. Photo: Reuters

    Beijing replaces HK liaison office head amid unrest

    Jan 5, 2020 7:11am
    China has replaced the head of its Hong Kong Liaison Office, the most senior mainland political official based in the Chinese-controlled territory, following more than six months of often-violent anti-government protests in the city. China’s Ministry...
  • A file picture shows the Hospital Authority building in Kowloon. The Authority is facing calls for some action as frontline healthcare workers complain about staff shortage and other issues. Photo: HKEJ

    HA must address long-standing issues with new mindset

    - Jan 3, 2020 6:20pm
    Recently, I and some representatives of the Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff met up with Henry Fan Hung-ling, the new chairman of the Hospital Authority (HA).? Among the topics we discussed was manpower planning for...
  • Anti-government protesters attend a march organized by the CHRF on New Year's Day. The police ordered the event to be wound up early, citing public safety concerns. Photo: Reuters

    Will Public Order Ordinance be a tool to thwart protest events?

    - Jan 3, 2020 5:26pm
    During a press conference held prior to the New Year’s Day rally, Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit, convener of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), called upon the police to exercise restraint in handling the event. At the...
  • Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan (center) briefs media on Thursday on measures being undertaken in response to the outbreak of pneumonia cases in Wuhan. Photo: Sophia Chan's Facebook page

    Govt on alert after outbreak of mysterious pneumonia cases

    Jan 3, 2020 2:48pm
    Hong Kong authorities are stepping up efforts to prevent an outbreak of mysterious pneumonia cases in central China from spreading in the city. Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee presided over an inter-departmental meeting...
  • Tear gas is fired by police at demonstrators during a pro-democracy march on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

    Police defend moves on Jan 1 march, deny arbitrary arrests

    Jan 3, 2020 12:27pm
    Police defended their decision to cut short a massive pro-democracy march staged on New Year’s Day, saying some of the participants were turning violent. In a police press briefing on Thursday afternoon, Senior Superintendent (Operations) Ng...
  • There's no truth to the rumor that Li Ka-shing plans to give a HK$5,000 cash gift to every adult permanent resident of Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

    Would Superman bail out Hong Kong people?

    - Jan 3, 2020 10:34am
    April Fools’ Day came three months early this year.? Rumors that Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing was unveiling another relief fund?–?this time covering not just small retailers but?all adult residents of the city – went viral...
  • Quite a number of judges are baffled by accusations that they are dragging their feet on protest-related cases. Photo: HKEJ

    Judges decry accusations of foot-dragging on protest cases

    - Jan 2, 2020 4:01pm
    Since the outbreak of the anti-extradition bill movement in June last year, more than 6,000 people have been arrested, among whom about 1,000 are now facing criminal charges. Some 400 people were arrested during clashes between...
  • A bronze lion statue outside the HSBC headquarters in Central is vandalized following an anti-government march on New Year's Day. Photo: Reuters

    HSBC bronze lions, Wan Chai branch fall victim to vandalism

    Jan 2, 2020 1:45pm
    HSBC strongly condemned acts of vandalism by anti-government protesters who attacked its Wan Chai branch and the two lion statues at its headquarters in Central on New Year’s Day. The attacks happened while a massive, peaceful...
  • Graffiti is seen on a wall of the High Court building, mentioning a judge by name and accusing her of being from a ‘red background’. Photo: Commercial Radio

    DoJ slams vandalism of High Court building, attack on judge

    Jan 2, 2020 1:33pm
    The government denounced acts of vandalism that targeted a top court during an anti-government protest on Wednesday, also saying that attempts to smear or attack individual judges are extremely deplorable. Responding to a graffiti incident that...
  • Trunk Road T2, the Central Kowloon Route and the Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel will form an East-West link across the Kowloon Peninsula and connect West Kowloon to the new developments in Tseung Kwan O. Photo: HK Govt

    How building new key roads can cut congestion

    - Jan 2, 2020 1:29pm
    Hong Kong, like many cities across the world, is grappling with growing congestion and inadequate transport systems.?Even though 90 percent of all passenger trips in Hong Kong are made on public transport each day, the highest...
  • Carrie Lam and her master in Beijing, Xi Jinping, have been unmoved by months of protests by Hong Kong people demanding greater democracy, among other things. Photo: Reuters

    The disease of the quasi-dictators

    - Jan 2, 2020 12:57pm
    The world is dancing to the tune of a handful of psychologically flawed men and women. As George Woodcock, biographer of George Orwell wrote, ‘love of power is a sickness that shapes and corrupts not only...
  • Hong Kong will continue to shine despite all the turmoil. Photo: Reuters

    Unlucky start to 2020? Make your own luck!

    - Jan 2, 2020 12:05pm
    Hong Kong has had a bad start for 2020 as a?supposedly peaceful pro-democracy rally degenerated into scenes of violent clashes between police and protesters and a lucky draw promising millions of Hong Kong dollars in prizes...
  • Xi Jinping shakes hands with HKs Carrie Lam during a meeting in Macau on Dec 19 on the eve of Macau’s 20th handover anniversary. Lam will face pressure to initiate a national security law following the months-long protests in HK. Pic: HK Govt/Reuters

    The specter of Article 23 returns

    - Jan 2, 2020 11:14am
    The ghost of Article 23 is back to haunt Hong Kong – and politically damaged Carrie Lam is likely to be given the task to push the controversial national security law through the Legislative Council. In...
  • Demonstrators fill the streets during a pro-democracy march on New Year's Day in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

    400 arrested after police fire tear gas at New Year’s protests

    Jan 2, 2020 10:04am
    A pro-democracy march in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day spiraled into chaotic scenes as police fired several rounds of tear gas and water cannon at crowds including families before halting the event. About 400 people...
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