Hong Kong

19.08.2019

Largest Hong Kong Protest in Weeks Defies Threats. Intimidation by China

Largest Hong Kong Protest in Weeks Defies Threats. Intimidation by China

In Hong Kong, organizers say as many as 1.7 million pro-democracy protesters took to the streets Sunday in the largest demonstration in weeks. Protesters marched in the rain as the popular uprising, which started 11 weeks ago, showed no sign of slowing down despite Chinese soldiers lining up on the… »

10.08.2019

Hundreds of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Airport

Hundreds of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Airport

In Hong Kong, hundreds of pro-democracy activists are occupying the city’s main airport as they kick off a weekend of direct action protests. They’re demanding the resignation of Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader Carrie Lam, an investigation into violence against demonstrators, and pro-independence reforms. »

18.06.2019

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

In Hong Kong, as many as 2 million people took to the streets Sunday for another mass demonstration against a proposed bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China, which critics say would infringe on Hong Kong’s independence and the legal and human rights of… »

13.06.2019

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down government offices and postponed debate in the Legislative Council, one day after riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray at tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets to protest a bill that would allow the extradition of… »

15.08.2016

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Pressenza is devastated to learn of the passing away of our Asia-Pacific Editor, Tony Henderson, on Sunday the 14th of August, in the arms of his wife Mila, at the age of 74. Tony, originally from England’s North East region of Tyneside never lost his accent despite spending the majority… »

04.08.2016

Hong Kong: System 1: Youth 0, as discontent smoulders

Hong Kong: System 1: Youth 0, as discontent smoulders

Talk of an independent Hong Kong is usually done in the same manner as talking… what if we won the Mark Six Lottery… simply a topic for an idle moment when drinks have flushed the system in the after-work hours, well, until these past weeks that is. This idea did… »

08.07.2016

Hong Kong bookseller disappearances

Hong Kong bookseller disappearances

There are many people in Hong Kong who give short shift to opinions that are not in total support of the booksellers who became popularly notorious as heroes of those opposing Beijing’s strong rule over this territory. One writer who is also a lawyer conversant with Chinese law says China… »

02.07.2016

Hong Kong’s day of protest demonstrates civility

Hong Kong’s day of protest demonstrates civility

July 1 is the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the sovereignty of China and has become a day of protest where all kinds of social grievances are brought to the streets from calls for more LGBT rights to demands for greater protection of migrant workers. The Civil Human Rights… »

23.06.2016

Silo a Spiritual Path, official selection, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

Silo a Spiritual Path, official selection, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

Award winning documentary film has Global appeal making inroads into Asia. The award winning movie, Silo a Spiritual Path (Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award of Excellence) has been selected to be included in the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival. Following successes in Europe this important film for nonviolence demonstrates its… »

01.05.2016

Hong Kong’s green Lantau island threatened by Gov’t Grey Cement

Hong Kong’s green Lantau island  threatened by Gov’t Grey Cement

Titled, THE FUTURE OF LANTAU, a series of comments on the  First-term work report of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee (LanDAC), by Clive Knoffke,  who co-author of the publication Lantau – Hong Kong’s Jewel, A Biodiversity Study of Lantau. Clive has resided in Hong Kong for over 40 years, and is a… »

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