· April, 2007

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from April, 2007

Taiwan: Crazy for Matsu

  30 April 2007

(Photo is from Arkun's flicker photo album.) Just like what Backlight53 said: 這禮拜中台灣都在瘋一件事,那就是–大甲媽祖遶境。 this week, there is one thing people in central Taiwan are crazy for. That is Da-jia Matsu's inspection. Based on Mei-Rong Lin's research, Matsu is the deity most commonly worshipped by Taiwanese people. Matsu's birthday falls on...

Japan: Chinese-Japanese Rapper Nycca

  26 April 2007

James from Japan Probe introduced a trilingual Rapper Nycca. The post is linked to a youtube video of the singer's self intro and rap in three languages: Japanese, Cantonese and Putonghua.

Taiwan: Youtube Censors anti WTO Protest Video

  26 April 2007

Blasts found out (zh) that Youtube has categorized an anti-WTO protest documentary as not suitable for viewers under 18: “This video may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube's user community. To view this video, please verify you are 18 or older by logging in...

Hong Kong: Queen's Pier Last Night

  26 April 2007

Plastichk has written a citizen report on the last night of Queen's Pier and criticised the government's refusal to preserve the pier in situ (zh). The Pier is a colonial symbol during the British rule in Hong Kong. There is a on-going citizen campaign to preserve the pier.

Hong Kong: Internet Article 23

  23 April 2007

A group of netizens have organized a new BBS forum: article23.net. The organizers compared the proposal in the government digital copyright consultation as the notorious article 23 in Basic Law which led to half a milion people demonstration in 2003. The BBS forum is to share information concerning digital copyright...

Hong Kong and Taiwan: Cross Border Citizen Reporting

  16 April 2007

Citizen reporters from Hong Kong have spontaneously organized a trip to Taiwan to report on Losheng preservation campaign. Lee Chung-nei carried with her a very simple question: why do these group of 70 years old grannies would stand up to resist the government policy? [zh]

Hong Kong: Human and Dog Competing for Space

  16 April 2007

Plato from inmediahk.net wrote a letter to the Chief Executive office to tell his experience in competing public space with dogs in the King's Park Hill [zh] (he was assaulted by dogs). As a result of the development plan that aims at eradicating “streets” with shopping mall, both grassroots and...

Taiwan: Independent reporter threaten by police

  16 April 2007

Ms. Chui-Yung Chang (張翠容), an independent reporter from Hong Kong, was threaten by Taiwan local police when she spoke for the public in a demonstration. The administration claimed that foreigners can only perform the task listed on the application, or they will be deported. More details can be reached via...

Hong Kong: Save RTHK

  6 April 2007

The evaluation committee on public broadcast recently suggested to form a new Public Broadcast Service body in Hong Kong rather than reforming the present Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). Lee Yui-Wah starts a blog for saving this media institute which has been critical towards Hong Kong government policy (even though...

Hong Kong: Naming Pandas

  3 April 2007

The Hong Kong Government urged the public to name the two Pandas, a gift from the central government to Hong Kong to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of reunification. Fou Sing from inmediahk.net suggested to name them “Po Po”, “Suen Suen”, meaning universal suffrage (zh). In the comment section there...

Hong Kong: copyright and creativity

  3 April 2007

Rebecca has written up a detailed report on the copyright and creativity symposium. As she has pointed out, Hong Kong has lagged behind in web innovation. Jacky carried on the discussion and suggested that the cultural industries had to seek new business model (zh). Fongyun, a teacher, kept on protesting...