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Occupy Central Leaders Arrested

Nine Occupy Central/Umbrella Movement leaders and key participants
are arrested and charged at Police Headquarters in Wanchai on
Monday night for their roles in the pro-democracy protests in
2014 – a day after Carrie Lam became the Chief Executive and
pledged to heal a deeply-divided society.

The charged activists include the Occupy Central Trio - Benny Tai,
Chan Kin-man and Reverand Chu Yiu-ming; legislators Tanya Chan and
Shiu Ka-chun; student leaders Tommy Cheung Sau-yin and Eason Chung
Yiu-wah; League of Social Democrats vice-chairman Raphael Wong Ho-ming,
and former legislator Lee Wing-tat.

Wanchai · Hong Kong | 2017
28 Mar 2017


Protesters Clash with Police as Chief Executive Elected

Massive police presence outnumbers the pro-democracy protesters
who are contained by four layers of police, far away from the
polling venue at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai,
on the Hong Kong Chief Executive Election on Sunday.

The activists wish to vent their disapproval of the 'small-circle'
election committee of 1200 people and demand universal suffrage.
The police flashes an orange warning flag quite a few time to
the protesters who did not apply for a permit for the rally.

Beijing-favoured Carrie Lam, with low approval rating and zero
support from the pan-democrats, is elected the first female Chief
Executive with 777 votes to great dismay of the general population.
More turbulence would be expected for the next 5 years.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2017
27 Mar 2017


My news report and more photos on the Front Page
of Award-winning International Newswire



Activists Protest Ahead of Chief Executive Election

About a thousand pro-democracy activists rally on Saturday to protest
Beijing’s undue influence on the eve of the chief executive election.
Five pan-democrat legislators - Eddie Chu, Nathan Law, Lau Siu-lai,
Alan Leong and Leung Kwok-hung (aka Long Hair) are among the marchers.

Police raised a yellow warning flag in an attempt to stop the march as
the organiser failed to secure a permit in advance. Their defense is
that the police also had a recent assembly without a permit.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2017
26 Mar 2017


Thousands Cheer John Tsang at Rally

Thousands of supporters cheer for John Tsang Chun-wah, the most popular
of the three candidates but still an underdog in chief executive race,
as he arrived at Edinburgh Place at 6:30 pm on Friday.

Edinburgh Place is packed to capacity with numerous people on both
floors of a nearby two-storey car park. Some 18,000 people watched
the rally live on his Facebook page with over 13,000 comments.
The other two candidates are Carrie Lam and Woo Kwok-hing.

Central · Hong Kong | 2017
25 Mar 2017


Novelist Diana Coronado

Diana Coronado, author of five books published in Spanish, helps
organise Cine Club Mexico at the Consulate General of Mexico.

Her latest work 'Luz en el Claustro' (Light in the Cloister)
tells the story of three women at the Convent of Santa Monica
in Puebla de Los Angeles in the early nineteenth century,
when Mexico began fighting for independence.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2017
24 Mar 2017


Shen with Castro at Art Basel

In response to the global financial crisis of 2008, Chinese
artist Shen Shaomin’s installation Summit (2009) is an
'imaginary meeting' of former communist leaders – Ho Chi
Minh, Kim II-sung, Mao Zedong and Vladimir Lenin, inside
crystal coffins, while Fidel Castro then still alive,
is in a hospital bed.

Art Basel features 242 premier galleries from 34 countries at
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, on 21-25 March.

Central · Hong Kong | 2017
23 Mar 2017


Katia Tinto at Art Central

Katia Tinto of la Galerie introduces the surrealist montage
titled 'Ecce Homo' of Opera Mundi series by French photographer
Le Turk at Art Central 2017 located at Central Waterfront.

Art Central showcases 100 contemporary galleries alongside
a dynamic programme that includes ambitious installations,
engaging panel discussions, experimental films as well as
Hong Kong’s hottest restaurants, on 21-25 March.

Central · Hong Kong | 2017
22 Mar 2017


Girls at Norte Dame Cathedral

Vietnamese girls at Norte Dame Cathedral, a neo-Romanesque
church with twin 40m-high towers tipped with iron spire,
built between 1877 and 1883 and named after the Virgin Mary.

Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam | 2017
21 Mar 2017


Propaganda

Colourful murals and retro socialist propaganda and
ideological art brighten up Propaganda bistro, which
is popular for both locals and foreign tourists.

Homegrown artists have emblazoned its downstairs brick
walls and terrace with gorgeous pastoral scenes taken
from old-school pro-Red posters. Diners can enjoy
street-food classics from all over Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam | 2017
20 Mar 2017


Wild Monkeys Scowling

Agressive wild monkeys scowling at badly-behaved visitors
to the Monkey Island Eco Forest Park, which is home to
over a hundred wild but untamed simiams, at Can Gio
mangrove forest, a UNESCO listed biosphere reserve.

Can Gio · Vietnam | 2017
19 Mar 2017


Christ of Vung Tau

Christ the King of Vung Tau, Vietnam, stands on Mount Nho
at 36 metres (118 ft) tall, includig a a 4 metres (13 ft)
high platform. It is taller than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer.

Those who conquered the 810 steps plus the 133 steps staircase
inside the statue to Jesus' shoulder will be rewarded with
the breathtaking panoramic view of Vung Tau city.

Vung Tau · Vietnam | 2017
18 Mar 2017


Cruising the Mekong Canals

An boatman, with dual oars, pedals a boat through the
tranquil canals and streams that criss-cross the
mighty Mekong like arteries.

Mekong · Vietnam | 2017
17 Mar 2017


Sunrise Over Mekong

Sunrise over the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and
markets float upon the inumerable rivers, canals and
streams that criss-cross the waterworld like arteries.

Mekong · Vietnam | 2017
16 Mar 2017


Life on the Street

Kids on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called
Saïgon, are eager to befriend visitors.

Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam | 2017
15 Mar 2017


Ho Chi Minh City Hall

Ho Chi Minh City Hall or Hôtel de Ville de Saïgon was built
in 1902-1908 in a French colonial style for the then city
of Saigon. It was renamed after 1975 as Ho Chi Minh City
People's Committee Building.

Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam | 2017
14 Mar 2017


Blooming Hong Kong

A sea of flowers attracts tens of thousands to the Hong Kong
Flower Show at Victoria Park. The show exhibits a rich
profusion of potted plants, beautiful floral arrangements
and gorgeous landscape displays by local, Mainland Chinese
and international participants, through 19 March.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2017
13 Mar 2017


Super Pool

Super Pool, created by US interactive media artist Jen Lewin,
invites everyone to explore this computerised playground by
stepping, running, jumping or even riding across over a
hundred circular LED pads, and create your own radiating
ripples of light that echo those of others.

Part of the Hong Kong Art Festival. Free admissions 9-18 Mar
at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza.

Tsimshatsui · Hong Kong | 2017
12 Mar 2017


Toy Story

Star Wars figurines, rubber ducks and Batman action figures
have one thing in common: they were made in Hong Kong.
'The Legend of Hong Kong Toys' features over 2,000 toys
from the last century, at the Museum of History
through 15 May.

Tsimshatsui East · Hong Kong | 2017
11 Mar 2017


Reka Nyari Showcases Geisha Ink

Reka Nyari, a Finnish/Hungarian artist based in New York
City, showcases her erotically-charged photography series
'Geisha Ink', at its openning in Awethenic Gallery.

It tells the intoxicating story of Ginzilla, whose naked
body is lavishly-adorned with tatoos, revealing and
subverting female archtypes through a visual exploration of
sexuality, taboos, eroticism and culture. Thought 21 March.

Central · Hong Kong | 2017
10 Mar 2017


Sara Loves Lingnan Garden

Sara loves to frolick in Lingnan Garden, inside Lai Chi
Kok Park, with courtyards, winding corridors,
structures of traditional Lingnan designs,
sculptures, bonsai collection and ponds.

Mei Foo · Hong Kong | 2017
9 Mar 2017


International Women's Day Hike

Andrea, from Helsinki, celebrates International Women's Day
by hiking on Lamma Island, Hong Kong, with her friends
from all over the world.

Lamma · Hong Kong | 2017
8 Mar 2017


Laura Explores Cheung Po Tsai Cave

Laura Ambrose, a 'Ninja in web development' from London,
explores Cheung Po Tsai (literally means Cheung Po the
Kid) Cave in Cheung Chau, where the treasures of the
19th century Chinese pirate were supposed to have
been stashed.

Cheung Chau · Hong Kong | 2017
7 Mar 2017


Kapok Flowers

Pretty red flowers with 5 petals of the Kapok tree (also
called Cotton Tree), appear in the spring before the new
foliage. It produces a capsule which, when ripe, contains
white fibres like cotton, and is quite common in Hong
Kong, including Yuen Long in the New Territories.

Yuen Long · Hong Kong | 2017
6 Mar 2017


Mie

Mie, Fin Tech specialist from Tokyo, at the podium of
City Hall, on a windy day.

Central · Hong Kong | 2017
5 Mar 2017


Pak Tai Temple

Pak Tai Temple, also called Yuk Hui Temple, is a Taoist
temple dedicated to Pak Tai, the God of the Sea or
Supreme Emperor of the Northern Heaven. It was erected
on Cheung Chau about 200 years ago.

Cheung Chau · Hong Kong | 2017
4 Mar 2017


OZU Bar Mural

Enjoy awesome Japanese-inspired graffiti murals while
sipping interesting drinks like Smoked Lychee Sake,
with smoking effect by dry ice in a martini glass
at OZU Bar on Hollywood Road.

SOHO · Hong Kong | 2017
3 Mar 2017


10 X 100 Architecture

A hundred award-winning architectural projects over 10 years in
Hong Kong and mainland China, is being showcased in the 10×100
Architecture exhibition, at the Qube, PMQ through 5 March.

SOHO · Hong Kong | 2017
2 Mar 2017


Judicial Review to Disqualify Elected Legislators

Hong Kong High Court opens hearing today for the judicial
review lodged by the goverment attempting to disqualify
four elected pro-democracy legislators - Edward Yiu,
Leung Kwok-hung (aka Long Hair), Nathan Law and
Ms Lau Siu-lai, for taking their oath improperly.

This is perhaps the most important court case over the
authority of the chief executive with limited mandate
(689 votes from 1200 electors) to disqualify popularly-
elected legislators with tens of thousands of votes.

Admiralty · Hong Kong | 2017
1 Mar 2017

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