Month: September 2020

Chinese Authorities Threatened to Detain ABC Journalist’s 14-year-old Daughter

An ABC journalist has broken his silence on how he and his family were intimidated by Chinese authorities in 2018, including a warning that his 14-year-old daughter might be taken away to an undisclosed location. Matthew Carney, the ABC’s former China bureau chief, said he feared “serious trouble” when he and his wife were told …

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Hong Kong Opposition Activist Denied Bail after being Charged with Sedition

Hong Kong People Power activist Tam Tak-chi was the first person to be charged with sedition and remanded by a lower court. Prosecutors alleged that activist Tam Tak-chi initially violated the rarely used law at a park in Tai Po on January 17, before committing similar offences on six more occasions in as many places, …

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Rare Humpback Dolphins Make a Comeback in Quieter Hong Kong Waters as Ferry Traffic Reduces

The number of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins seen around Hong Kong has jumped as the pause in high-speed ferry traffic due to the coronavirus allows the threatened species to make something of a comeback, scientists said. Marine scientist Lindsay Porter of the University of St. Andrews said the mammal – also known as Chinese white dolphins …

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Hong Kong Shocked by Police Tackle Fleeing 12-Year-Old Girl to the Ground

Hong Kong police have been strongly criticised over the rough arrest of a 12 years-old girl to ground near a pro-democracy protest went viral. Police on Facebook said that the girl was attempting to flee during a stop-and search action on Sunday in Mong Kok a and they had used the “minimum necessary force” in …

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China Imposes New Visa Restrictions on U.S. Journalists as Media Row Deepens

Chinese authorities have refused to renew the press credentials on journalists working for U.S. news organizations based in China, an association of Bejing-based media workers said Monday. Journalists from the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg and Getty Image said their applications were being processed, instead of a new press card. They were advised to carry …

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Why Activities Are Calling For ‘Mulan’ Boycott Via #MilkTeaAllience

The live-action remake of the animated 1998 film was originally due to be released in March, but was delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. While the U.S is dealing with a resurgence of coronavirus cases the continue to restrict movie theatre reopening, the rest of the world is ready to welcome Hollywood back to the …

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HONG KONG DOMINATES AS APAC DATA CENTRE INVESTMENTS JUMP 56% IN 2020

Data centre investment in Asia-Pacific climbed to $5.7 billion (HK$44 billion) between 2018 and 2020, a seven-fold increase over the growth recorded over the previous two year interval, according to new research by Cushman & Wakefield in Hong Kong. In the first eight months of 2020, and despite an ongoing public health crisis, nearly $1.5 …

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