Daily Archives: September 21, 2014

NEWS – Thousands of Hong Kong Students Set to Strike Tomorrow 3

Thousands of Hong Kong students are expected to take part in a week-long pro-democracy class boycott starting tomorrow.

Alex Chow

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The strike is in protest of Beijing’s conservative reform proposal for Hong Kong’s 2017 chief executive election.

HISTORY – A Brief Visual History of the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower 7

Built with red bricks and granite, the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower peaks at 44 metres and once dominated Victoria Harbour. It is now all that remains of the old Kowloon station on the waterfront. Below is Victoria Terminus exactly 100 years ago, a few years after the line itself opened in 1910…

TST Clock Tower

Rickshaws await new arrivals – 1914. Click to enlarge – via Flickr

The plan for the terminus was finalised in 1904, but World War I delayed construction…

BLOG – International Groups Organise Pro-democracy Yellow Ribbon Solidarity Events 1

International groups are voicing their support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement through petitions, protests, Yellow Ribbon Days and solidarity actions.

Facebook groups

Facebook groups and events around the world.

Supporters are gathering signatures for petitions and open letters in Britain, Australia, the US, Taiwan and Canada.

Petitions and open letters in support of the pro-democracy movement

Petitions and open letters in support of the pro-democracy movement