ANALYSIS: Not the end, but the beginning. Where to now for Hong Kong?

Analysis By: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Reports suggested that Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, and the Chinese government were hoping that a “silent majority” would rise up and sweep pro-Beijing candidates to victory in the weekend’s district council elections. Let’s hope they weren’t that stupid. Months of protestors has forced voters’ to…

Landslide Victory For Pro-Democracy Parties In Hong Kong’s District Council Elections.

Picture Courtesy: TMHK/Frances Hui Hong Kong citizens have rejected the Pro-Beijing Parties at the ballot box yesterday, with Pro-Democracy won with a landslide victory at a scale never seen before. The election was held peacefully yesterday despite the city was overshadowed by months of demonstration, due to the embattled Carrie Lam Government’s relentless push for…

Hong Kong district council election to go ahead on Sunday

By Helene Fung The Hong Kong government has previously announced it was considered cancelling the district council election planned for Sunday, citing safety concerns due to recent unrests. However, plans appear to be going ahead, relocation of some polling places notwithstanding.  Hong Kong Police Commissioner Chris Tang announced on Friday that they plan to deploy…

US Senate may pass Hong Kong sanctions bill by Monday

By Helene Fung US Senator Marco Rubio tweeted that the Senate initiated an expedited process to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act unless there is an objection, which means the bill may pass as early as Monday. The bill he bill calls for sanctions to be made against individuals deemed to have…

Multiple flash mobs mourn first official Hong Kong protest death

By Helene Fung A 22 year old Hong Kong University of Science and Technology computer science student, Tsz-lok Chow, became the first official casualty whose death maybe directly linked to confrontation between protesters and the local police. Mr Chow was seriously injured from falling from a car park’s third floor onto the second floor last…

EXCLUSIVE: Perth activist says the Hong Kong issue is more about justice than withdrawal

Perth-Hong Kong Students AntiELAB Concern group spokesperson Sherene Nee says she was surprised that Chief Executive Carrie Lam only responded to one of the five demands from Hong Kongers. The five demands include, withdrawal of the bill, independent investigation committee, withdrawal the riot wording, release those who were arrested, and universal suffrage. Ms Nee’s comment…

34 Honorary Student Youth Ambassadors embark on Chinese adventure

In a special school assembly this morning, Education Minister, Sue Ellery, granted 34 students from Years 5-6 at Oberthur Primary School as Honorary Youth Ambassadors, ahead of their 16 day study tour in China. The school’s Chinese Immersion Program saw these students  learning Mandarin since they were in pre-primary, where students are taught their normal curriculum…

Kim Jong-un Meets Xi Jinping in Beijing in First Known Foreign Trip

Kim Jong-Un has made a surprise visit to China, confirmed as his first known foreign trip since assuming power. The North Korean leader made unofficial the trip at China’s request and met Chinese President Xi Jinping, where he discussed giving up the country’s nuclear weapons, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Xinhua reported Mr…

180,000 attended 4th June Incident Memorial Service

Last night marks the 25th anniversary of the 4th June Incident in Beijing. In late hours of 3th June 1989, the People Republic’s Army (PLA) had suppressed the protesting crowds in Beijing, who were displeased by the China’s corruption, by using lethal force. Several hundred people were shot and killed that day. Soon enough, the…

Australian & Malaysian PM Praised Search Efforts

25 days after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak has been flown to Perth to be briefed on Australia’s effort to find the missing air craft. Mr Najib arrived in Perth on Thursday and attended a joint news conference at the RAAF Pearce Air Base with Australian Prime Minister…