Stories about Hong Kong (China) from May, 2008
China: Sharon Stone on Earthquake
Lam Kay pointed out that the mainstream media had mistranslated[zh] Sharon Stone's comment on Sichuan earthquake and caused a lot of misunderstandings in the Chinese world.
Hong Kong: Two Songs on Sichuan Earthquake
Florence posted two music videos written for Sichuan earthquake victims [zh].
Hong Kong: School Girl Punished for Mean Earthquake Comment
A school girl wrote down her lack of feelings on the Sichuan earthquake in her blog. Netizens found out her identity and she was force to make public apology. Her school also decided give her a demerit. The incident is recorded at evchk [zh]. Yeung Sir (a teacher) wrote at...
Hong Kong: Police Information in Foxy
Recently the Hong Kong police department has leaked out some confidential information through Foxy. Jansen pointed out that similar incident had happened in Taiwan.
Hong Kong: Floating Voices
An independent video maker Law Man Lok has produced a video, called floating voices (with English subtitles), on inmediahk.net, a citizen journalist site in Hong Kong. (via inmediahk.net)
Hong Kong: Private Deal Against Basic Law?
Luke pointed out that the private deal between Hong Kong government and the Time Square property management concerning the Time Square public space may have violated the Basic Law [zh], which protects freedom of expression and gathering.
China and Hong Kong: Interviewing Earthquake Reporter
Ling Nan from inmediahk.net, interviewed a Hong Kong reporter in Sichuan earthquake center about issues that hadn't been reported in Hong Kong mainstream media [zh]. The reporter also criticized the way official Chinese media handle the news.
Hong Kong: Fishing Village Photos
Tinyau posted photos of Tai O, one of the remaining fishing villages, in Hong Kong.
China: Reprimand Theory
Michael from The Opposite end of China is furious at the reprimand theory of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka on the earthquake in Sichuan. Similar reprimand theory can also be found in Hong Kong. (via ESWN)
China: Against One Voice in Disaster
Wang Ning pointed out that even though people should hold together to fight the earthquake disaster, there shouldn't be just one voice in telling the disaster story. He praised the ATV report (from Hong Kong) in showing the genuine emotion of the people in disaster.
Hong Kong: Woman's Webmagazine
A new woman webmagzine called Softcopy has been launched in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: Minimum Allowable Wage for foreign maids
Filipino blogger Kapet's Yosi clarifies the myth that the foreign maid's salary in Hong Kong is one of the highest in the world. Many Filipinos are domestic helpers in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: Missing in Freedom of Press
On the world's freedom of expression day, speakers were missing from the talk on freedom of speech and the press in Hong Kong. More from Taai Tou Laam Diary.
China and Hong Kong: Torch Relay
Kuangfeng came to Hong Kong to see the Olympic torch relay and wrote a detailed account of his day [zh].
Hong Kong: Olympic Torch Relay, the Virtual and the Real
The real Olympic torch relay in Hong Kong has been criticized as a political decision as most of the non-athletic torch bearers were from the pro-China political clan. In the street, the Beijing supporters also out-numbered the protesters for human rights. However, in the virtual torch relay organized by local...