Daily Archives: January 17, 2016


Why 689 is the magic number

Many Hongkongers know 689 to be the nickname of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

In 2012, Leung was elected to his post with just 689 votes from an election committee.

cy leung 689 votes

Leung is often heckled in the legislature by pan-democratic lawmakers – most notoriously by Wong Yuk-man – who enjoyed reminding him of the number.

It is commonly seen at protests….

july 1st march 689

Photo: HKFP.


Liaoning man reconstructs banknotes after father shreds 140,000 yuan into pieces

A man in Liaoning province, China, has spent three months reconstructing 140,000 yuan (HK$165,646) worth of banknotes after his father shredded the notes to make his children “forget about money”, according to People’s Daily.

shredded notes.

Photo: Photo: dfic.cn.

His son and daughter-in-law worked from 7am till midnight every day from October last year until January gluing 1,080 banknotes back together. Of the 200,000 yuan which the father destroyed, 140,000 yuan was retrieved.

shredded notes

Photo: Photo: dfic.cn.

The man, surnamed Chen, exchanged the reconstructed notes at a bank and deposited them.