Leung Chai-yan, the daughter of Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying, says her mother abused her on social media, allegations the Chief Executive denies.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday morning, Ms. Leung, 23, wrote that her mother, Regina Tong Ching-yee, “literally just pushed me up against a wall,” “slapped” her, and hurled foul language at their Government House residence. After being “kicked”, Ms. Leung stumbled and “hit my spine” against a table corner.
“What you see on the outside—in public—is not what you see behind closed doors,” Ms. Leung continued, adding that her mother has “issues” and should seek medical help.
“From this day onwards, I’m leaving home forever,” said the college student, who is pursuing her studies in the …Read More
Global Times Responds to David Shambaugh
It’s a regular favorite of China watchers: What is Global Times, the state-run, inflammatory nationalist rag, saying on the topic of the moment?
Global Times editorials have defended the blocking of Gmail, attacked Western news reporters in China for playing politics, and chastised American ambassador Gary Locke for buying his own coffee at Starbucks.
But …Read more
‘Glory at the End’: Yellow Umbrellas Raised at ‘Selma’ Hong Kong Premiere
HONG KONG—Five days after rapper Common sent a shout-out to the Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators during an Oscars acceptance speech, Selma opened to a full house in the city.
Amnesty International Hong Kong held a charity premiere of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. biopic at iSquare shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui on Friday …Read more
Hong Kong Police Make ‘Arrest Appointments’ for More Umbrella Movement Protesters
The Hong Kong police has scheduled “arrest appointments” for another batch of protesters who took part in last year’s pro-democracy street demonstrations on Thursday.
According to Hong Kong media, about 11 pro-democracy lawmakers and one teacher are supposed to show up at police headquarters in Wan Chai next week to assist investigations concerning their participation …Read more
Bridging Selma and Hong Kong: Umbrella Movement Gets the Nod From Oscar Winner
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement got an unexpected but welcome call of support at the 2015 Oscars.
After bagging the Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Glory” from Selma, a film about a historic march led by civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., songwriters Common and John Legend—Lonnie Lynn and John Stephens—reminded the …Read more
A Chinese ‘Unicorn’ Mascot Sends Hong Kong Lawmaker Flying
Unpopular pro-establishment Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip experienced a smashing start to the Year of the Sheep.
On Friday, the second day of the Lunar New Year, Ip and a group of government officials journeyed to Che Kung Miu temple in Sha Tin district to get a reading of Hong Kong’s fortune in the new …Read more
Joshua Wong’s Girlfriend Latest Hong Kong Teen Activist Facing Travel Troubles
The girlfriend of Hong Kong’s most famous pro-democracy teen activist joined the list of Hong Kong students barred from stepping into mainland China proper on Lunar New Year’s eve.
Student group Scholarism announced in a Facebook post that their member, Tiffany Chin Tze-man, was detained at Kunming Airport, Yunnan province on Wednesday night.
‘Be Like Sheep,’ ‘Wolf’ of Hong Kong CY Leung Tells His Flock
Hong Kong’s “wolf” just unsettled the city’s residents by asking them to take after this Lunar New Year’s zodiac animal.
In a Lunar New Year message Wednesday, hugely unpopular Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told the southern Chinese city’s people to be “mild and gentle” like sheep in the Year of the Sheep, which begins Thursday.…Read more
Hong Kong Protest Leaders To Attend Human Rights Summit in Geneva
The Facebook account of the Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, announced on Feb. 10 that Alex Chow and Lester Shum, two major figures from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, would appear in Geneva on the 24th to speak at the summit.
Chow and Shum are, respectively, the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of …Read more
In 2014, 9,200 People Tried to Sneak 90 Tons of Baby Formula From Hong Kong
Edited on Feb. 11.
“Out of control.” That’s what a Hong Kong magistrate called the illicit transport of milk powder from the city last year.
The magistrate made those comments last week after issuing a two-week jail sentence to a woman who tried to leave Hong Kong with 44 pounds (20.1 kilograms) of infant formula, …Read more
Chinese Mining Tycoon Executed With Associates
Chinese millionaire Liu Han, his brother and three associates were executed on Feb. 9 for a series of charges, including murder and organized crime, according to state media reports. Liu reportedly had close ties to Zhou Bin, son of former security czar Zhou Yongkang.
48 year-old Liu was convicted of 13 crimes including the murders …Read more
A Sharp Knife and an Ancient Essay, Tools for Rooting Out Corruption in China
The Chinese regime’s corruption busters have armed themselves with a “sharp knife” and an “ancient Chinese essay” to take down Chinese officials in 2015. They are using the same tactics as last year, which turned out to be quite successful, according to state-run People’s Daily on Feb. 4.
Luring the Tiger Out
The ancient Chinese …Read more
Expatriate Population in China Dwindling, Says Moving Company
Once a popular destination for foreign employees looking to do business with over a billion consumers, China isn’t looking so hot anymore.
UniGroup Relocation, an international moving company, recently conducted a study showing that twice as many expatriates left China than arrived in 2014.
The results were obtained from the firm’s customer data. UniGroup Relocation …Read more
Chinese Communist Party Releases Very Own Propaganda Video
China’s communist regime is going to help make the sky bluer, the harvests better, pensions bigger, and wives prettier—so says a recent, short propaganda film published online. The piece was produced by a Beijing-based film company who has made previous forays into the world of Chinese state propaganda, but never in quote so saccharine a …Read more
Chinese Officials Had 700,000 Extramarital Affairs in 2014, Report Says
Officials in the Chinese Communist Party and government were involved in over 700,000 extramarital affairs in 2014, according to the regime’s internal statistics, Hong Kong’s Chengming Magazine reported in its February edition.
Over 70 percent of the cases involved officials at the division level or higher, and nearly 22,000 cases were filed at local courts.…Read more
A Hong Kong Judge Just Called This Chinese Shopping Habit a ‘National Disgrace’ – and Netizens Agree
Hongkongers and Chinese mainlanders are not on the best of terms these days, but nearly everyone agrees with what a Hong Kong judge said during a recent court session.
On Feb. 6, judge Ng Wai-fong convicted 23 Hong Kong and Chinese residents for trying to smuggle large quantities of milk powder past Hong Kong customs …Read more
‘Booyahrism’ and ‘Waked Student Left Leg Cramped’ Just Joined Hong Kong’s Political Reform Talks
Think “Scholarism” is a cool name for a pro-democracy group? You ain’t seen nothing yet.
The Hong Kong government is meeting over two hundred individuals and groups on Saturday, Feb. 7 as part of a two-month long public consultations on political reform in the city.
Scrolling through the list of attendees, one finds the usual …Read more
Chinese Gangsters on Michigan Campus Ape Chengguans Both in Name and in Deed
They descend upon defenseless hawkers and destitute street urchins with brutal force. Their fists know no bounds. China’s answer to the the nation’s rapidly-growing urban power, their name has become a synonym for senseless violence and abuse of power. These hated uniformed goons are the urban enforcement officers known to the Chinese simply as “chengguan.”…Read more
One Country, Two TV Systems? In China, Hong Kong Online TV Programs Face Censorship
Hong Kong is a part of China. Its web television shows aren’t.
January 2015 has come and gone, but Hong Kong broadcaster Television Broadcasts (TVB) has yet to air their productions on mainland China video sites, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
This is because the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT)—China’s …Read more
Out of Character: Brows Raised Over Chinese Script in Hong Kong Police Newsletter
Hongkongers who read the latest police newsletter were shocked to find certain small, but potentially significant “errors.”
In an article about new traffic policing equipment in the online edition of Offbeat, netizens spotted a handful of words that didn’t look quite right.
The Chinese characters for “after,” “technique,” “plans,” and “range” were written in simplified …Read more