Hong Kong legislative elections to be postponed for a year

By Helene Fung Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, announced on Friday night that the Legislative Council elections originally planned for September 2020 will be postponed for a year to September 2021, citing worsening COVID-19 outbreak as the reason. Ms Lam called the decision, made under the authority of a colonial-era emergency ordinance, “the most…

Joe Biden says China and Russia are trying to undermine US election

By Helene Fung US Presidential hopeful Joe Biden reportedly said at a fund raiser that China and Russia are trying to undermine the democratic process in the lead up to the presidential election in November, according to intelligence briefing that he received. The Washington Post quoted Mr Biden as having said “The Russians are still…

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…

Singapore ruling party hopeful for election win

By Helene Fung Singapore held elections on Friday after it’s emerged from a lengthy lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to tallies on Saturday, the ruling party, People’s Action Party (PAP), set to retain power; however, it also appeared the opposition is set to gainsome new ground. While there had been COVID-19 outbreaks, predominantly…

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…

British House of Commons backs Boris Johnson Brexit bill

By Helene Fung A 358 to 234 vote in the House of Commons approved a revised EU divorce deal, which paves the way for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his winning general election promise to “get Brexit done” by January 31. The Withdrawal Agreement Bill now goes on to further scrutiny in Parliament.…

Boris Johnson wins UK election in landslide victory

By Helene Fung Boris Johnson was re-elected as UK’s Prime Minister, with the largest Conservative majority since the 1980s when the party was led by Margaret Thatcher. The Conservatives won 365 seats out of the 650 available, and the main opposition Labour Party won 203. In his victory speech, Mr Johnson emphasised that the UK…

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…