Stories about Hong Kong (China) from August, 2010
The recent hostage-taking of Hong Kong nationals in Manila, which has roused worldwide indignation over the bloodshed, has led Filipinos to write apologies via a Facebook page.
ESWN translated an online forum post on a typology of Hong Kong Internet Commentators regarding Aug 23 Manila hostage incident.
A Filipino Chinese who grows up in Hong Kong wrote a post about the 823 tragedy in which 8 hostages were killed by a gunman. The writer believes that the Philippine government and police have to be responsible for the hostages’ death.
The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and China was signed. The process seems smooth and efficient at the surface, but the story is not simple. Many Taiwanese have poked around under the rock of ECFA and ask their government why.
An ex-policeman hijacked a tourist bus in Manila, Philippines which led to the death of 9 tourists from Hong Kong. Filipino netizens are angry, sad, and disappointed. Here are some online comments.
Hong Kong Government Chief Information Officer, Jeremy Godfrey, has opened a twitter account @HKGCIO and he is discussing with @daaitoulaam regarding transparency on filtering.
Two policemen wrote in Facebook that they would shoot, Amina, the cop-slapper. Upon investigation, they have been assigned to desk duty and not allowed to carry firearms. However, similar threats made by ordinary citizen had ended up in court with criminal charges. (more from ESWN)
This youtube video (with English subtitle) showing a quarrel between the private van owners and bus passengers after has become a big hit online. For more background, see ESWN.
The Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party runs an anti-ECFA ad by painting a negative picture of Hong Kong society. ESWN has the transcript translated.
With all the economic growth in China over the past few decades and a growing number of global travelers to match, have visa requirements for Chinese citizens been adapting in step? Well-heeled journalist Chen Zikun shares his experiences, see if or how any of them compare to yours.
Webb explains a recent cop-slapper scandal in Hong Kong. A woman cop-slapper with good family background received a 8000 dollar fine in her third conviction, while in another similar case, a guy was put into jail in his frist conviction.
Michelle from interlocals translated an article explaining how citizens from Hong Kong and Guangzhou have informed each other in their civic action, such as the most recent cross border action in supporting Cantonese.
Tom Legg comments on the interaction between Chinese Communist Party and western Internet companies in claiming and framing the online public sphere by means of soft power vs. discourse on citizen's rights to access.