In this latest episode of the Middle Kingdom’s answer to The Daily Show, China Uncensored, Chris Chappell shares a theory that Jiang Zemin loyalists in China’s Communist Party want to see a sequel to the Tiananmen crackdown unfold in Hong Kong…
The Occupy Central with Love and Peace Finance & Banking Group have placed large ads in today’s International New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
The open letters to Premier Xi Jinping call upon Beijing to honour the One Country, Two Systems agreement, urging him not stage a “Tiananmen crackdown” in Hong Kong.
Earth Uncut captured swimmers taking a dip in a trash-strewn Victoria Harbour as Typhoon Kalmaegi passed through.
Watch as Kalmaegi hits land at nullschool.net…
Pro-democracy campaigners, including Occupy Central organiser Benny Tai, shaved their heads today in protest of the restrictive model for universal suffrage Beijing has proposed for Hong Kong.
The three convenor of the Occupy Central movement – Rev. Chu Yiu-ming, Dr Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man – took part. As did lawyer Herman Tang, lecturer Shiu Ka-chun, cartoonist Zunzi Wong, performance artist Au Yeung Tung, former lawmaker Tanya Chan and several other pro-democracy activists.
Al-Jazeera’s The Stream presented a highly heated debate today on Hong Kong democracy.
The episode included Claudia Mo, Legislator for the Civic Party, Edward Chin, Occupy Central protester, Evan Fowler, Writer and Hong Wrong contributor and Victor Gao, director of the China National Association of International Studies.
Starbucks, Maxim’s, Cafe Express and 7-Eleven have today found themselves at the centre of a scandal over the use of ‘gutter oil’ in their products.
But what ‘gutter oil’? If you’re able to stomach it, a Radio Free Asia video clip from last year explains…
Produced by Urban Diary, below is a beautifully shot short film about the Tai Hang dragon dance currently under way on Hong Kong Island. Residents discuss how they keep the tradition alive despite the ageing community and the area’s rampant gentrification.
For over 100 years, the 67-metre fire dragon has been carried through Tai Hang as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The celebration involves 300 performers, 70,000 incense sticks and countless firecrackers.
Phone footage of parents pouring ice water of their babies’ heads has been going viral on Facebook and local forums.
The videos have been shared thousands of times on social networks with many stating that the parents are ‘missing the point’ of the popular ALS challenge.