Stories about Hong Kong (China) from March, 2007
Hong Kong: Government Theme Park
Simon blogs the 4 government building models released yesterday. The government has invited the public to vote: So you can't vote for who sits in the place but you can vote on what they sit in.
Hong Kong: Post-election analysis
ESWN put together various polls about Hong Kong people's evaluation of the two candidates and priority in concerned issues, and provided a detailed post-election analysis of Hong Kong politics.
Hong Kong: Queen's Pier
Simon world has an update on the preservation plan of the Queen's Pier: a roadside Pier. Over the Rainbow explains the reason why Hong Kong architects insist to keep the Pier in Situ is because of the symbolism in its spatial relation with the city hall (zh).
Hong Kong: “Election” result
Simon blogged about the media buzz about the result of the Chief executive election in Hong Kong – a result that has been known for 2 years.
Hong Kong: Google blogger sharing meeting
Jacky blogs about the Google blogger sharing meeting. It is organized by google public relation company in Hong Kong, more like a product advertisement talk (zh).
Hong Kong: local action and 318 rally
Thanks Roland for translating the details of Local Action rally in March 18 from Inmediahk.net. Indeed, there were no mainstream news report about the police abuse and the rationality of the rally.
Hong Kong: Panda's right
Hegelchong criticizes the mainstream media's insensitivity towards animal rights in the news concerning central government giving two Pandas to Hong Kong for 10 years anniversary of reunification of Hong Kong with China (zh).
Hong Kong: blogger gathering
Jacky writes about the weekend blogger gathering organized by sina. The topic is about media and blogging (zh).
Hong Kong: The Second CE Election Debate
ESWN has a sum up on media report and statistic of the Second Hong Kong Chief Executive Debate.
Hong Kong: ever-worse place for expats?
Simon comments on a recent survey that Hong Kong is becoming an ever-worse place for expats, slipping behind Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney and Sierra Leone as a place to live. What's the reason behind?
Taiwan: The future of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
On March 2, 2007, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, decided to change the name of ‘Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall‘ to ‘Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall’ and to remove the enclosing walls to make the area around the memorial hall a more open public space. To keep the integrity of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall,...
Hong Kong: blogger abuse
Bigbrainwave writes down his telephone conversation with a newspapers reporter who requested him to comment on social and political issues so that she could quote from it (zh)! Bigbrainwave complains that if the commercial media want proper commentary, they should pay.
Hong Kong: Copyright = creativity?
The Hong Kong Government has announced the consultation paper on “Copyright protection in the Digital Environment” in early January this year. Many has pointed out that the consultation is based on the interest of corporate copyright holders rather than individuals and consumers. Worse still, some suggestions within the consultation papers...
China: People's Conferences
If you've been following the glorious progress being made in this year's rounds of the parliamentary-ish National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, where members of China's government and military from across the country meet in the highest halls of power, make proposals and decide the future...
Hong Kong: clapping banned in election debate
Simon world talks about the absurdity in Hong Kong, such as banning clap during the Chief Executive election debate between two candidates.
Hong Kong: migrant worker
A citizen report on migrant workers’ life in Hong Kong and their feelings for this society, translated from inmediahk.net to interlocals.net.
Hong Kong: Chief Executive Election Debate
ESWN summarised local mainstream news reports and polls on the Hong Kong Chief Executive Election debate.
Hong Kong: @media 2007 called-off
Chiunam said that he got an email from the organizer of @media 2007 that the conference in HK has been called-off (zh) due to lack of response. The web design conference is originally planned to have its first Asia meeting in May 31st and June 1st. The call off announcement...
Hong Kong: Henry Tang's budget
Simon's world comments on Henry Tang's budget and raises the issue of migrant domestic workers’ wage for showing the euphemism of his lip service to the lower class.