Stories about Hong Kong (China) from November, 2006
Hong Kong: Discriminating tastes
Simon world comments on the slowness of the legislation against racial discrimination.
Hong Kong: rescuing Star Ferry Pier
inmediahk.net has several reports and public appeals on the demolition of Star Ferry Pier – the most famous tourist site in Hong Kong (zh). I have put together informations, articles, video and photos at interlocals.net.
China: open against hidden shamelessness
ESWN translates an interview in the Southern Weekend with actress Zhang Yu, who has been posting videos of her trading sexual favors with directors and producers in return for film roles.
Hong Kong: food security
How come the egg yokes are in reddish yellow? Because farmers are feeding chemical to ducks and hens. More and more food security issues were exposed in recent weeks. Zoomimaging urged more monitor and change of consumption habit (zh).
Hong Kong: unity via gambling rather than democracy
Simon world blogs about how the pro-Beijingers voted down against universal sufferage for 2012. However, the liberal sector managed a unity for a casino project in Lantau.
Hong Kong: from hit rates to narratives
ESWN has some reflections upon his blogging: but at some point, I ought to develop some opinion or the other after recording ten thousand data points…I believe that there is some room for building up narratives from the ground up.
Hong Kong: cultural gap in Hong Kong journalism
ESWN translates different mainstream reports concerning the sacking of SCMP editors to show the cultural gap between Chinese and English journalism.
China: Put the E back in APEC
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum came to a harmonious enough end this Sunday with all twenty-one member nations agreeing to renew calls for North Korea to put an end to its nuclear plans and key player China putting its weight behind the pledge. Chinese bloggers, however, seem to have...
Hong Kong: internet ad
Zoomimagining reports that the internet advertisement only has a 2.8% market share in Hong Kong. Such percentage is even lower than in Mainland China (zh).
Hong Kong: no joking please, we're journalists
South China Morning Post Editor Mark Clifford fired staff members for producing an in-house spoof. In an unprecedented action, an estimated 80-plus newsroom staffers – male, female, Chinese and western alike – have signed what amounts to a no-confidence vote in Mark Clifford.- more from Shenzhen zen and Asia Sentinel.
Hong Kong: honorable doctorate for former CE
inmediahk.net has a citizen report (zh with photos) on the student protest against the University of Science and Technology for giving out honorable doctorate for former Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa.
Hong Kong: cantonese soundbite
Alex was surprised by both the Hong Kong reporter and Margaret Chan, the newly elected WHO Director-General's performance in the official press conference (zh): a Hong Kong reporter insisted to repeat an earlier (English) question and asked Chan to reply in Cantonese in order to get a “soundbite” eventhough the...
Hong Kong: tracing conservatism
Dave and Stefan has another post on Hong Kong history. This time it is about Lord Palmerston, the Foreign Minister of Great Britain in 1839 when the United Kingdom embarked on the Opium War against China. His opinion has some similarity with today's local conservatives.
Hong Kong: the story of a cleaning woman
ESWN translates a feature story on the 12 hours working day of a cleaning woman in Hong Kong. On average she earns HKD$10 (USD$1.2) per hour. Yet the government is still hesitated to pass the law on minimum wage protecting cleaning women and security guards.