US and China announce “phase one” trade deal

By Helene Fung  US President Donald Trump and Chinese officials announced the breakthrough in their trade war. Mr Trump tweeted: “We have agreed to a very large phase one deal with China.” He also said that Chinese officials have “agreed to many structural changes and massive purchases of agricultural product, energy and manufactured goods, plus…

Australian education fails as students decline in maths, science and reading globally

Australian students has declined compared to the nation’s international counterparts a new report has revealed, with the Federal Government demanding states and territories refocus on the basics. The Federal Government said alarm bells should be ringing after the Programme for International Student Assessment found students recorded poor results in reading, maths and science. Australia ranked…

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: 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…