China’s Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died on Thursday aged 61 after losing a battle with cancer.
Eyes internationally were on China over the last month in the hope of good news. Hope remained to the end that he would be able to leave China for medical help but the month slipped away.
Artist and activist Alexandra Wong, breaks down.
Marking the 2nd anniversary of the crackdown on lawyers and activists in China, known as the “709 incident”, protesters gather on the steps of the Final Court of Appeal in Central to stand in silence for 7minutes and 9 seconds.
China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (CHRLCG) @chrlcg who called for the protest, continue to fight for those still in detention.
Not a single person left their seats today during barrister Robert Tibbo’s talk at the FCC about whistleblower Edward Snowden. Joined by 3 of the refugees, peoples empathy was clear as many came to shake their hands on the way out of the venue.With some rugby to follow…. From the Rugby 10’s straight into the HK sevens
Threats of protests, arrests of protesters, a pink diamond and Mao. Just a normal week in Hong Kong.
Carrie Lam took over as CE of the city-state with arrests of Occupy Central protesters in action within 12 hours. But all was forgotten with the Sotheby’s spring sales. The hope of $1 million per carat for the precious 59.6 carat pink diamond appears a bargain against the $98 million offered for Warhol’s Mao. Which would you want to own?
Warhol’s Chinese leader Mao Zedong at USD$12.7 million was a bargain- well short of the top estimate of more than USD$15 million.
Still time to grab the pink diamond due for auction on Tuesday.
Back to reality- Carrie Lam is the new CE of Hong Kong. Hands up who’s happy with that.
Out with the old and in with the new.
As the controversy swells in Hong Kong over the Rainbow lions at HSBC Headquarters Central,is it a PR backfire? It’s got people talking and we all know ignorance is the enemy of just about anything you can think of. A petition to remove them may be gaining signatures but will anyone really move banks?
When most elderly people would be relaxing and reflecting on their lives, Jane Goodall spends 300 days a year still travelling the world informing as many people as she can about the plight of the planet and the necessity for change.
At a gala Hong Kong dinner this week, guests crowded around Dame Dr Jane Goodall, all talking of the influence hearing her speak had had on their lives.
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