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.
With thousands of protesters blockading Hong Kong’s police headquarters on Friday, it is apparent that anger and resentment persist among people, who are demanding the resignation of the city’s pro-Beijing leader. The territory is witnessing the worst political crisis in decades and an immediate solution looks unlikely.
They are calling it Hong Kong’s “last battle” — a David-versus-Goliath struggle to prevent China from encroaching on the city’s freedoms and autonomy. But with China’s increasingly assertive approach to Hong Kong, the battle may already be lost. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered late Tuesday
Dino, who has painted many of Hong Kong's social movements including the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in 2014, considers it important to record what is happening in the Chinese-ruled city.
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific announced on Wednesday that it will buy budget airline HK Express for US$628.15 million, as it moves to counter competition from the increasing number of low-cost carriers in the region.
Alibaba is considering raising as much as $20 billion through a listing in Hong Kong, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, lining up a second blockbuster deal following its 2014 record $25 billion float in New York.
Hong Kong’s economy grew at its slowest annual pace in nearly 10 years in the first quarter, an advance government estimate showed on Thursday, hit by a slowdown in exports and investment. The Asian financial centre has been buffeted by China’s slowing economy and the US-China trade war,