Donald Trump gives Roger Stone “get out of jail free” card

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump commuted the 40 months prison sentence of his ally and advisor Roger Stone on Friday (local time), days before Mr Stone was due to report to a federal prison to start serving his sentence for lying under oath to the US Congress investigating Russian interference in the 2016…

Donald Trump denounces “left wing cultural revolution” and promises more American heroes statues

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump warned on the eve of Independence Day, that the racial inequality demonstrations targeting statues of historic figures perceived to have benefited from slavery, a “left wing cultural revolution”, threatened the foundations of American society. “Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history … and…

Texas Governor halts state reopening out of COVID fear

Story By Helene Fung, Picture Courtesy: Greg Abbott Social Media Page Texas is a US state that’s been at the forefront of effort to reopen the economies which have been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however its governor, Greg Abbott, has decided to hit “pause” on the state’s reopening, after over 6,000 new…

Trump to “do other things” if he loses 2020 election

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump said in a TV interview on Fox News Channel that he will “go on and do other things” if he doesn’t win in the American presidential election planned for the 3rd of November. The frontrunners in the election are Mr Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, who is currently…

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…

Protests across multiple US cities over George Floyd death

By Helene Fung Angry protesters over the death of an unarmed African-American man George Floyd in Minnesota has spread from the state capital Minneapolis to New York, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, San Jose and Memphis. Footage which had gone viral online showed Mr Floyd, hand-cuffed, saying he could not breathe, as a white policeman…