Covid19 Rules Failed To Stop Hong Kongers Commemorate Tiananmien Square Massacre

For the last 31 years, Hong Kongers have participated the annual candle light vigil on June 4th to commemorate the Tiananmien Square Massacre in Beijing. This peaceful tradition continued yesterday even though social gathering restrictions are in place. The event’s usual turnout numbers are in six figures, but this year’s attendance numbers have reduced due…

Trump to end special trade status for Hong Kong

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump announced in a news briefing that the US will end Hong Kong’s special trade status in response to China’s plans to bypass Hong Kong’s legislature and impose new national security legislation in the Special Autonomous Region. “China has replaced its promised formula of one country, two systems, with…

OPINION: Democracy is Almost Over in Hong Kong And Trump Might Save The Day

Opinion By: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Perhaps the Chinese leaders are following the basic rule of politics: that governments should never waste a crisis. People are usually panicking, which means they’ll accept, even support, government controls that they wouldn’t normally accept. They’re also distracted by dealing with the crisis in their daily lives. It…

Hong Kong Gov Hand Out $10,000 Coronavirus Funds For Every Citizen

The embattled Hong Kong Government has “doled out” $10,000 (or almost $2000 AUD) for all permanent residents as the Coronavirus and political unrest hurts the economy. A grim budget is a reality for the Hong Kong Government with a record $37.8 billion deficit this financial year, as tourism and economic performance figures fell off the…

Hong Kong Polytechnic University siege officially ends, ready to reopen in new year

By Helene Fung On Friday, the Hong Kong Police officially ended the lockdown around Polytechnic University. It was a low key affair without any formal announcement. Police guarding the campus gradually walked off after around 11:30 am, and people, including many university officials, were soon allowed to enter. The university campus became a battleground earlier…

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…