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.

23.02.2016

Hoovering up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Hoovering up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A gyre in oceanography is any large system of rotating ocean current, particularly those involved with large wind movements. Gyres are caused by the Coriolis effect; planetary spin or vorticity along with horizontal and vertical friction causing drag, that determines the circulation patterns from the torque of the wind caused… »

16.02.2016

Last stand of China’s ‘comfort women’ demanding recognition not money

Last stand of China’s ‘comfort women’ demanding recognition not money

Hong Kong’s Mei Li from the organisation Hong Kong History Watch has interviewed many WWII Chinese ‘comfort women’, in Shanxi and Hainan over the past few years. These were women of all ages that were forced by the Japanese to sexually service men during all of the war years. On… »

15.02.2016

Get Well, Michael Moore

Get Well, Michael Moore

Get Well, Michael Moore Your new movie, Where to Invade Next, is very powerful, your best so far for certain. Get well. Fast. We need you. You’ve packed a great many issues into this film, with visuals, with personalities, with entertainment. If people will watch this, they’ll learn what many… »

13.02.2016

New China – the writing on the wall

New China – the writing on the wall

Although this writing was completed in 2003 and the paragraphs on ‘no external debt’ will appear out of order, best bear in mind that all that is spoken of in this essay is still ‘in potential’ and the riddance or change in policy related to debt is also a variable… »

11.02.2016

Fish ball riots in Hong Kong’s Mongkok

Fish ball riots in Hong Kong’s Mongkok

In Hong Kong 2016 the Lunar New Year was being happily celebrated across the territory and in the crowded ever-popular Mongkok district it was the perennially delightful scene of crowds and snack stalls, kids and elders alike all enjoying seasonal affairs – when the government’s urban guerrillas arrived and another… »

09.02.2016

Taking back our common lands and life

Taking back our common lands and life

There has always been something suspicious about what once was termed ‘global warming’, then became climate change – which no one can deny is taking place. Then the issue was further refined and the core point became man-made negative changes in the environment due to industrial processes, also in animal… »

07.02.2016

USA, UN Security Council, South Korea and Japan should stop hostility towards DPRK

USA, UN Security Council, South Korea and Japan should stop hostility towards DPRK

North Korea is shooting missiles into the East Asia skies again and the all the hounds are baying for blood but this scenario is regularly played out yet no one makes a move to change anything fundamentally. North Korea (DPRK) remains in isolation, it’s people’s sanctioned against, it’s leaders vilified… »

05.02.2016

Vietnam war, Viet Cong, and “The Tunnels of Cu Chi”

Vietnam war, Viet Cong, and “The Tunnels of Cu Chi”

The Tunnels of Cu Chi A harrowing account of America’s “Tunnel Rats” in the underground battlefields of Vietnam, by Tom Mangold & John Penycate – Ballantine Books. A friend asked me to read this book and I am glad I did. Not that it gave any pleasure but because… »

27.01.2016

North Korea’s Socialist Realism export trade

North Korea’s Socialist Realism export trade

Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang was founded in 1959 and is one of the world’s biggest art factories – Dafen Art Village in China’s Shenzhen surely is another. It employs about 4,000 people, including 800 to 900 of North Korea’s talented artists. The studio produces in variety works that include… »

17.01.2016

First woman president Tsai Ing-wen delights democratic Taiwan

First woman president Tsai Ing-wen delights democratic Taiwan

Taiwan News reporting on Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s landslide win says the good lady promises reforms, general cooperation and an aim to establish stability after she was elected Taiwan’s first woman president Saturday, 16 January, 2016. Tsia got the highest percentage of the vote any candidate… »

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