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Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan cast as contrasting figures in dramatic events unfolding in Hong Kong

Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan cast as contrasting figures in dramatic events unfolding in Hong Kong

By Ivan Lim Former AJA Presient Singapore: Two iconic Hongkong martial artistes, the late Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan have been cast as contrasting faces of the civil disobedience movement that is roiling Hong Kong in the past four months. Organisers of the anti-government movement have attributed their flash-mob street demonstrations, that quite often caught […]

Singapore responds to Hong Kong

Singapore responds to Hong Kong

  By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: In 2016, a Singaporean civic activist Jolovan Wham was found guilty of organising an illegal public assembly without a police permit. The theme of the indoor conference was Civil Disobedience and Social Movements. There was a Hong Kong connection: Joshua Wong was a pro-democracy student leader who […]

Flight check-in suspended as Hong Kong airport swamped for second day

Flight check-in suspended as Hong Kong airport swamped for second day

Hong Kong: Flight check-in has been suspended at Hong Kong International Airport for the second consecutive day. “Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted, and all check-in processes have now been suspended,” the airport authorities said in a statement posted on the airport website. “All passengers are advised to leave the […]

Hong Kong: RSF and NGO coalition demand bill threatening journalists to be withdrawn

Hong Kong: RSF and NGO coalition demand bill threatening journalists to be withdrawn

Reporters Without Borders (RSF), along with 73 other NGOs, urges Hong Kong to abandon the bill that would allow China to extradite journalists and their sources. In a letter sent on June 6th to Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a coalition of 73 NGOs call for Hong Kong […]

Sales of K-dramas up 15 pct on-year at Hong Kong fair

Sales of K-dramas up 15 pct on-year at Hong Kong fair

Sales of Korean dramas and films rose around 15 percent at a major international content fair in Hong Kong last week compared with a year earlier, a South Korean government agency said Monday. A total of 25 Korean content sellers recorded a total of US$16.6 million in sales during the Hong Kong International Film & […]

Greater Bay Area to drive economy of China, even world

Greater Bay Area to drive economy of China, even world

For the first time in history, the economy of Shenzhen surpassed that of Hong Kong, with Shenzhen’s 2018 GDP growth rising 7.6 percent to 2.42 trillion yuan ($362.2 billion) compared with Hong Kong’s HK$2.845 trillion, equivalent to 2.4 trillion yuan based on the annual average exchange rate given by Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department. […]

Beijing rejects Hong Kong’s anti-corruption laws eyeing city head

Beijing rejects Hong Kong’s anti-corruption laws eyeing city head

China’s central government has rejected a plan by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to tighten the city’s anti-corruption laws and ensure that all gifts and benefits offered to the chief executive are graft-free. Beijing found the idea of amending the existing law for this reason unacceptable, a source familiar with the central government’s […]

‘Infiniti Speed Pitching’ concludes in Hong Kong with UAE winner

‘Infiniti Speed Pitching’ concludes in Hong Kong with UAE winner

  Infiniti, one of the region’s fastest growing premium automotive brands, has today announced the conclusion of  ‘Infiniti Speed Pitching’ announcing Thea Myhrvold with TeachMeNow.com as the winner of the $US40,000 in seed funding for her business. The programme in Hong Kong, closes out what started in the Middle East and called on participants had […]

“Welcome 2012”

“Welcome 2012”

The light painting photo taken on Dec. 26, 2011 in front of the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong, China, shows the sign of “2012”, to greet the coming New Year. <Photo: Xinhua/Chen Duo> news@theasian.asia  

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