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15.08.2016

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Pressenza is devastated to learn of the passing away of our Asia-Pacific Editor, Tony Henderson, on Sunday the 14th of August, in the arms of his wife Mila, at the age of 74. Tony, originally from England’s North East region of Tyneside never lost his accent despite spending the majority… »

04.08.2016

Hong Kong: System 1: Youth 0, as discontent smoulders

Hong Kong: System 1: Youth 0, as discontent smoulders

Talk of an independent Hong Kong is usually done in the same manner as talking… what if we won the Mark Six Lottery… simply a topic for an idle moment when drinks have flushed the system in the after-work hours, well, until these past weeks that is. This idea did… »

08.07.2016

Hong Kong bookseller disappearances

Hong Kong bookseller disappearances

There are many people in Hong Kong who give short shift to opinions that are not in total support of the booksellers who became popularly notorious as heroes of those opposing Beijing’s strong rule over this territory. One writer who is also a lawyer conversant with Chinese law says China… »

02.07.2016

Hong Kong’s day of protest demonstrates civility

Hong Kong’s day of protest demonstrates civility

July 1 is the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the sovereignty of China and has become a day of protest where all kinds of social grievances are brought to the streets from calls for more LGBT rights to demands for greater protection of migrant workers. The Civil Human Rights… »

23.06.2016

Silo a Spiritual Path, official selection, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

Silo a Spiritual Path, official selection, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

Award winning documentary film has Global appeal making inroads into Asia. The award winning movie, Silo a Spiritual Path (Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award of Excellence) has been selected to be included in the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival. Following successes in Europe this important film for nonviolence demonstrates its… »

01.05.2016

Hong Kong’s green Lantau island threatened by Gov’t Grey Cement

Hong Kong’s green Lantau island  threatened by Gov’t Grey Cement

Titled, THE FUTURE OF LANTAU, a series of comments on the  First-term work report of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee (LanDAC), by Clive Knoffke,  who co-author of the publication Lantau – Hong Kong’s Jewel, A Biodiversity Study of Lantau. Clive has resided in Hong Kong for over 40 years, and is a… »

24.04.2016

Sheik Muiz Bukhary holds Islamic discourse in Hong Kong

Sheik Muiz Bukhary holds Islamic discourse in Hong Kong

This past Friday April 22, 2016, I had the great pleasure of listening to Islamic scholar from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sheik Muiz Bukhary who is also an imam of the largest Jumu’ah Masjid there. Following the talk, I spoke to the preacher saying that I wished many people like myself… »

20.04.2016

Deal with root causes of problems to break cycle of violence

Deal with root causes of problems to break cycle of violence

Hong Kong citizen Kwan Wing-yi made an impassioned speech at a special Legislative Council meeting late February 2016 that was held to discuss retirement protection, as reported by Jason Y Ng writing for the South China Morning Post. The activist’s words went viral as social media users hailed her for voicing… »

25.03.2016

Remaking Hong Kong – from the bottom up!

Remaking Hong Kong – from the bottom up!

In Hong Kong the entire territory is sectioned into district councils but these have limited powers over local affairs, with residents only able to vote into office councillors with very limited briefs which results in local attitudes of uncaring as no matter the issue it is seen that solutions are… »

21.03.2016

Young voice of dissent about the current state of affairs in Hong Kong

Young voice of dissent about the current state of affairs in Hong Kong

 Hong Kong: Rita Kwan Wing-yee delivered a tirade against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s government during a special meeting on retirement protection held by the Panel on Welfare Services March 14 2016, identifying herself as “a citizen who loves Hong Kong”. The following is extracted from the Web portal of Hong Kong Free Press.  … »

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