Pro-democracy activist Chan Kin-man pats fellow activist Tanya Chan's shoulders as she speaks to the media before a verdict on their involvement in the Occupy Central, also known as “Umbrella Movement,” in Hong Kong. Tyrone Siu/ Reuters
A Hong Kong court on Tuesday found three leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy “Occupy” civil disobedience movement guilty of conspiracy to commit public nuisance for their role in mass protests that brought parts of the Chinese-ruled city to a standstill.
Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man and retired pastor Chu Yiu-ming were all found guilty following a trial that comes as the financial centre's civil liberties come under mounting pressure.
With anti-government protesters in Hong Kong seizing the parliament’s main debating chamber and daubing its walls with graffiti, the political situation in the territory has turned from bad to worse. The Hong Kong government has already declared that the storming of parliament amounts to “extreme violence.”
Those Americans who fear for the future of American democracy should be inspired by the massive pro-democracy demonstrations occurring this week in Hong Kong.
It has become clear that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam greatly misjudged the public mood. Though she has taken the rare step of apologising, it does not seem to have convinced the hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters who have maintained calls for her to resign over her handling of a bill
Ethan Chu was volunteering at an aid station near government headquarters here last week for what started out as a peaceful demonstration. Then, without warning, the 18-year-old high school student heard the pop and hiss of tear gas canisters and the shrieks of fellow protesters being pelted by rubber bullets.
Dubai-based global developer Emaar will jointly implement with Beijing Daxing International Airport a Dhs40.5 billion (US$11 billion) project including the five square kilometre land area of the 50 sq. km airport.
No matter how tedious it is when teenagers are in that transformational stage, their elders and particularly their parents, should not give up on them.
The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has launched ‘Sharjah Fun Fair’, month-long fun, exciting recreational, cultural, and educational activities at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Held alongside the Sharjah Summer Festival 2019 celebrations, the ongoing activities will run till Aug.17, forming part of the SCTDA’s efforts to develop the emirate’s tourism and other key sectors.
With summer in full swing, Emirates Post is reminding customers that it offers a range of services for those planning vacations so they can enjoy a hassle-free holiday. Customers can obtain an international driving licence and make payments for their US visa fees and for select airline tickets at their nearest branch.