Tony Henderson

Tony Henderson is a freelance writer working in Hong Kong, since 1980, and previously Japan, for seven years following two years in Mauritius after a year in Libya. Long time participant in the Humanist Movement and spokesman for Universal Humanism in Hong Kong. Also, Pressenza Hong Kong Bureau Chief.

11.05.2016

What really happened in China’s Nanking in 1937

What really happened in China’s Nanking in 1937

What really happened in Nanking – Subtitled: The refutation of a common myth Comments on Tanaka Masaaki’s book published by Sakai Shuppan, Inc. Tokyo, in 2000. In the Forward of this publication, Kobori Keiichiro, holding professorial positions at Meisei and Tokyo universities, plainly states in concord with the writer Tanaka… »

10.05.2016

North Korea’s east wind, strong but warming

North Korea’s east wind, strong but warming

The voice of reason was heard following the Workers’ Party Congress in Pyongyang that ended recently. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stated his country would not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty was infringed by others with nuclear arms. This was part of a speech he gave which was… »

07.05.2016

Let’s raise dust to the skies – China’s May Day Rock Festival

Let’s raise dust to the skies – China’s May Day Rock Festival

Chinese band Sin performed at Taihu Midi Festival in Suzhou City, in east China’s Jiangsu Province, April 30 to May 2, 2016. The sights told of a different China and gave pause to reflect on why the authoritarian Communist Party perpetually worries about the nation’s explosive youth. Rockers will know… »

06.05.2016

Lest the world forget, the North Koreans are real people living real lives

Lest the world forget, the North Koreans are real people living real lives

Jean Lee writing for USNews.com gives a comprehensive overview of the situation in North Korea today and what has gone immediately before to bring leader Kim Jong Un’s first party congress in 36 years, centre stage. See: leader Kim Jong Un’s five-year rule: North Korea’s first party congress in… »

05.05.2016

China’s foreign NGOs kinda safer and kinda not!

China’s foreign NGOs kinda safer and kinda not!

China denounced the United Nations for its declaration against its new law governing foreign NGOs operating in China as based on “prejudiced and unfounded allegations”, and has demanded that the statement be withdrawn. China’s foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told the media in Beijing that his government: “firmly opposed” the… »

04.05.2016

Anonymous banners getting gov’t message out on Lantau development

Anonymous banners getting gov’t message out on Lantau development

An article appeared on the blog, Lantau Confidential – NOTES FROM THE BIG ISLAND.  It concerns a series of banners that promote the government’s ‘develop Lantau’ message. These have ‘popped up’ all over South Lantau.  “The unusual feature is that no one has put their name to them,” reports the blogger, local resident Robin… »

03.05.2016

May 1 Labour Day protests across Asia

May 1 Labour Day protests across Asia

More than 5,000 workers from all levels came onto the streets of Hong Kong on May 1, Labour Day, to demand among much else, fair working hours and a universal pension scheme while unions urged the government to implement related policies immediately, on top of accusing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying… »

25.04.2016

De-escalation of military threats needed and dialogue with North Korea

De-escalation of military threats needed and dialogue with North Korea

North Korea will halt its nuclear tests if the US ceases its annual military exercises with South Korea, Kim Jong-un’s foreign minister has said in a rare interview with western media. This following the North’s foreign minister, Ri Su Yong, asserting that his country had a right to a nuclear… »

25.04.2016

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation concerned about Jammu & Kashmir situation

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation concerned about Jammu & Kashmir situation

In a Joint communique issued by the Summit, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, it reaffirmed that Jammu and Kashmir is the core point of dispute between India and Pakistan. Pakistan claimed that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on India to implement UN resolutions in Jammu and Kashmir and… »

24.04.2016

Sheik Muiz Bukhary holds Islamic discourse in Hong Kong

Sheik Muiz Bukhary holds Islamic discourse in Hong Kong

This past Friday April 22, 2016, I had the great pleasure of listening to Islamic scholar from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sheik Muiz Bukhary who is also an imam of the largest Jumu’ah Masjid there. Following the talk, I spoke to the preacher saying that I wished many people like myself… »

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