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· May, 2006

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from May, 2006

Hong Kong: Central harbourfront developmental plan

The Hong Kong government announced the developmental plan in the Central harbourfront early this week. Miss Lee in Summer wondered whether the plan is for the interest of developer or...

Hong Kong: June 4 and civic rights movement

The theme of June 4 candle night vigil this year is Civic Rights Movement in China. InMediaHK.net has a collections of articles including 1. the recent development of internet media...

Hong Kong: Bus Uncle and Chief Executive

The Bus Uncle video (a video taken on a mobile phone of a young man and older man arguing on the top of a bus) has spread from the internet...

China: Homosexuality remains illegal

Although having been delisted as a mental disorder in 1997, homosexuality, says law intern-Chinablawger Kevin Fisher posting on a police crackdown in Beijing last year, remains illegal in China. “Is...

Hong Kong: Tiananmen massacre remembered

Photos, translation and analysis from EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong look at the declining attendance of Hong Kong's annual commemorations of the 1989 military crackdown in Beijing which saw many students,...

Hong Kong: Literary history

On the latest episode of Danwei TV we see EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong take Danwei‘s Jeremy Goldkorn around Hong Kong in search of landmarks featured in Eileen Chang‘s (张爱铃) novel...

China: Billions in bad loans

Will China's non-performing loans amount to $900 billion this year? Here's what Hong Kong-based blogger Milton J. Madison has to say: “Knowing what I do of the Chinese banking industry,...

Hong Kong: China-sent spies?

EastSouthWestNorth‘s Roland Soong translates news stories on “what must be the first big internet-fueled political storm in Hong Kong” which comes down to whether or not the Hong Kong Democratic...

China: Fuel shortage cover-up?

Is there a fuel shortage in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen which lies next to Hong Kong? “The government is claiming there is no shortage,” says Simon of Simon...

Hong Kong: Cultural Revolution remembered

EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong translates an essay from Chinese Independent PEN president Liu Xiaobo in preparation for the fortieth anniversary of the beginning of the Cultural Revolution which is this...

Hong Kong: Islands bear discoveries

In which Flagrant Harbour blogger and Hong Kong resident Michael takes an educational tour to outlying Hong Kong island Tung Ping Chau, gets a geography lesson, a geology lesson too,...

Hong Kong: Supermarket food cleared

How much does it cost to raise a child in Hong Kong? No, how much does it really cost? Two sets of answers at Simon World, along with the refutation...

The Spice of Life

#1: From Argentina, Pomelo Pleasures presents: The Spice of Life: She wants it in her jam, me too!!! :) I am an absolute nut about mulled wine, and perhaps with...

Hong Kong: Democratic difficulties

In ‘Scenes from a Dysfunctional Democracy,’ Simon at Simon World notes some absurd politicking in Hong Kong's Legislative Council. “With a democracy like this,” he retorts, “who needs voting?”

Hong Kong: Zheng He exhibition

sevenyearsinchina‘s Han Girl visits the Zheng He exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of History and comes away flipping Eurocentrism on its head. “What can one expect? We're talking about...

Hong Kong: A Communist pod-dream

It didn't take long for Dave and Stefan at Hong Kong's Blog the Talk to get around to podcasting and their most recent release “a meditation on pedestrian behavior, individualism...

Hong Kong: Subtle Chinese humor

EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong translates a humorous post and compares political jokes in the former Soviet Union with those found in China today. The verdict: “[T]he Chinese people are not...

Hong Kong: A democratic future!

n8ma blogger Nathan Madsen has no kind words for those who would downplay the importance of democracy in Hong Kong, mainland China and even America.

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