Of course the people who form the governments around the world are anything but pro-citizens nor are they pro welfare. They can best be described as maniacal tyrants who have quixotic agendas of patriotism and loyalty towards their fanatic ideals. Of course I have not named any country — it could be the US or North Korea
During the Sars epidemic that brought Hong Kong to a virtual standstill in 2003, the surgical mask became the global emblem of a beleaguered city. It condensed and projected the fear, alienation, but also the resilience and ultimately the solidarity of a community under stress. We look back now at the courage
The situation in Hong Kong is turning from bad to worse and that’s a huge cause for worry. The Chinese official responsible for Hong Kong, Zhang Xiaoming, has also acknowledged that the territory is facing its “most severe situation” since the handover from British rule in 1997. The protests that were sparked by a proposed
What started as a demonstration by 12,000 citizens against a proposed legislation for extradition of criminal undertrials to China has escalated into a daily assembly of over two million protesting against Chinese interference’ in Hong Kong, an examination of police brutality under the gaze of international press and a demand for full democracy. Meanwhile, Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s counter-mobilisation strategy is reduced to maintaining radio silence. Not only did Lam lose all credit amongst the pro- democracy camp having described the June 12 protest as a “riot”, she has also lost support of the pro-Beijing (dare I say anti-democracy?) section of Hong Kong having suspended the extradition bill that triggered the protests. Additionally, there have been anonymous accounts of the Hong Kong police expressing resentment at being forced to play a violent role in what should have been a political debate.
With escalating protests in Hong Kong forcing the closure of its airport and the Chinese government expressing rising anger at the protesters and denouncing some of the violent demonstrations as “terrorism,” the situation seems to be turning from bad to worse.
Hong Kong’s businesses and underground rail stations re-opened as usual on Monday morning, after a chaotic Sunday that saw police fire water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who blocked roads
Chaotic scenes continue to prevail in Hong Kong as the Asian financial hub witnessed its 15th consecutive weekend of unrest on Sunday and this raises a key question on when will it all end.
It began with a few notes of warbling violin. A man with a harmonica and a backward baseball cap joined in. And then hundreds of voices joined in song on Friday at Hong Kong’s Science Park,
The launch of new online-only banks in Hong Kong is expected to be delayed in part due to anti-government protests in the city, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.