Tag: Hong Kong protests

HK unrest beginning to affect mental health of more than 2 million people: Study

Hong Kong — The ongoing social and political unrest in Hong Kong is beginning to take a toll on the mental health of more than two million people. According to a recent study by researchers from the University of Hong Kong, many adults have increasingly...

Parents in Hong Kong consider sending their kids to school in Singapore as protests continue

With protests in Hong Kong now reaching past the half-year mark with no signs yet of abating, Bloomberg has reported that some Hong Kong parents are looking at sending their children to Singaporean schools. While they started as demonstrations against a contentious extradition treaty to...

Police arrest hundreds following ‘chaotic’ New Year’s Day protest in Hong Kong

Hong Kong—What started as a peaceful pro-democracy demonstration ended in chaos as police fired water canons, pepper spray, and tear gas and arrested hundreds of protesters and observers. The initially peaceful demonstration was organised by the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) and reportedly had a...

TISG’s Top 10 International Stories for 2019

2019 has been quite a year, from protests erupting in various parts of the world, to a Swedish teen taking centre-stage on climate change, to the shocking suicides of K-pop stars, and more. TISG takes a look back at some of the events that caught...

Protests in Hong Kong shopping districts despite the holiday season

Hong Kong -- Pro-democracy protesters took no break despite the holiday season. Crowds clad in black and face masks gathered in the Mong Kok shopping district yesterday (Dec 25) and chanted anti-government slogans. As tourists and idle shoppers wearing Santa hats and reindeer antlers walked...

Hong Kong minister urges a halt to violence as unemployment increases

Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung expressed disappointment at the latest violent demonstration last Sunday after police fired tear gas at protesters. “The work of stopping the violence has not yet been completed, we need to keep working on it. At the same...

Survey: Thousands of job cuts, company closures in Hong Kong in upcoming months

The months of political unrest in Hong Kong is leading up to losses in the retail sector according to a survey by the Hong Kong Retail Management Association. The survey covered 176 businesses with 4,310 stores which employed 33 percent of Hong Kong's retail sector. Results...

800,000 take to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday, marking 6 months since protests began

Hong Kong—Despite being an unusually cold day, approximately 800,000 people flocked to Hong Kong’s central park on December 8, Sunday, marking six straight months since the protests began. Sunday’s demonstration was a largely peaceful one, with people marching from Victoria Park to the business district...

Activist Kirsten Han explains why Singapore is not the next Hong Kong

Singapore—Despite frequent comparisons between Singapore and Hong Kong due to their inherent similarities, one activist writes about why Singapore will not follow in Hong Kong’s footsteps, which were marked this year by increasingly widespread and violent protests over the last six months. While Singapore has...

K-pop star Super Junior’s Siwon apologises to furious Chinese fans for liking Hong Kong protest tweet

K-pop group Super Junior’s Choi Siwon made Chinese fans furious after he liked a tweet about the demonstrations in Hong Kong a few days ago. While Choi has since apologised and "unliked" the tweet, fans don't easily forgive (or forget). On Nov 24, the K-pop...