Tag: Hong Kong

Govt supporters march in Hong Kong after week of chaos

by Catherine LAI / Su Xinqi Government supporters took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong on Saturday after a chaotic working week saw hardcore pro-democracy activists cause widespread disruption in the city and stretch police resources. A "Blossom Everywhere" campaign of roadblocks and vandalism across...

Chinese University of Hong Kong at the root of protest

Hong Kong—The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) became part of the ongoing protests in the city earlier this week as a confrontation occurred, with students endeavouring to bar police from entering the university campus. University officials suspended classes a fortnight earlier than the original...

Vulgarities against PM Lee, PAP, scrawled on DBS bank in Hong Kong now cleaned up

Singapore—Vulgarities taking aim at Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and ruling People’s Action Party that had been sprayed on the glass doors of a DBS bank in Hong Kong were immediately removed on November 14. Singaporeans first heard of the graffiti via the Facebook...

Hong Kong protesters fire arrows at cops and choke city for fourth day

Pro-democracy protesters challenging China's rule of Hong Kong on Thursday choked the city for a fourth straight working day, firing arrows at police, barricading roads and disrupting transport links, as schools and businesses closed. The territory has entered its sixth month of protests, which have...

Hong Kong’s biggest charity walk cancelled as protests continue

One of Hong Kong's best-known charity events was cancelled Wednesday, organisers confirmed, as a result of increasingly violent pro-democracy demonstrations in the city. The 100-kilometre (62-mile) Oxfam Trailwalker, which stretches over the hills of the New Territories on the mainland side of the territory, had...

Hong Kong resident investigated by police for allegedly organising a gathering in SG on protests

A Hong Kong restaurant owner’s passport has been impounded by local police after he allegedly organised a gathering here for people to air their views on the Hong Kong protests. The event that the man, Alex Yeung, organized was initially held at Kimoto Gastro Bar...

China slams British MP university report as ‘fictitious’

Beijing on Thursday criticised as "fictitious" a report by British politicians claiming there was "alarming evidence" of Chinese interference on university campuses. The report, which was released Tuesday, cited examples where Beijing-linked organisations appeared to suppress freedom of speech at institutions of higher education. One academic...

Joey Yung accused for ‘supporting’ Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong pop star Joey Yung came under fire after she posted a selfie wearing a face mask on Facebook. "I never thought that a lyric and a selfie...would attract this storm. I am extremely sorry," she said. Joey Yung Cho-yee has apologised for the social...

Xi voices ‘high degree of trust’ in Hong Kong leader over unrest

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a "high degree of trust" in Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met after months of increasingly violent protests in the semi-autonomous city. Xi's show of support follows speculation that Beijing was preparing to remove Lam as...

China warns it won’t tolerate dissent in Hong Kong

by Poornima Weerasekara with Jerome Taylor in Hong Kong China warned Friday it would not tolerate any challenge to Hong Kong's governing system, as it laid out plans to boost patriotism in the city and change how its leader is chosen or removed after months...