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: Chung Wah Association moves on from negativity towards 110 year anniversary

As the Chung Wah Association overcomes recent rumours about their elections having Chinese intervention, they are looking forward towards the future. The Chung Wah Association’s 110th anniversary is near, with some big celebrations planned. Honourable secretary, Jen Ni Chong, said they want to change the perception of their association within the publics’ view. “I think…

EXCLUSIVE: Chung Wah Association maintains no Chinese Communist Party election influence despite claims of connection

WA’s Chung Wah Association is independent with “no connection” to the Chinese Communist Party, the organisation has insisted. The Association has maintained it was not influenced by China’s government, despite claims of interference in its weekend election for the organisation’s leadership. Reports have stated that some people in WA’s Chinese community had taken to social…

WA trials direct flights to Shanghai in tourism boost

Chinese tourists to WA will get more opportunities to visit the state with direct flights between Shanghai and Perth, the State Government has announced. The McGowan Government has made available a trial of flights through airline China Eastern Airlines over the peak Chinese New Year season to boost tourism to WA. In a partnership between…

Is there a chance of a recession soon?

With Australia’s unemployment rate attributing to a decreased overall spending, the economy is trudging along, neither increasing or decreasing. The Government’s cash handouts and reduced tax rates is failing to see a boost, keeping spending at a low. Will there be another recession soon? Local economist, Elson Goh, shares his expertise on the impacts this…

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…