Cathay Pacific Airways has purchased 32 Airbus A321-200neo aircraft from Airbus for a base price of $4.66 billion.
- By Rishav Chatterjee
#cathay #airbus #a321 #hongkong #aviation
On #MidAutumnFestival/#中秋節, best wishes to all #手足 behind bars (#PoliticalPrisoners), all in the larger prison of #HongKong, the diaspora, & all HK families separated by walls & distance. Here's hoping that one day we might all reunite in our home! (cartoon by @AhTo_comic) https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1707754649376231775#m
R to @hkdc_us: Now 1,652 #PoliticalPrisoners in #HongKong in total. 37 new political prisoners so far in September. 370 new political prisoners so far in 2023 (vs 376 in all of 2022). Hundreds of political trials are still ongoing or have not yet begun. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1707747987059802475#m
4 new #PoliticalPrisoners in #HongKong on Friday: -3 convicted of "riot" & "wearing mask at an unlawful assembly" Nov 12, 2019 in Central, remanded pending sentencing on Oct 5 w/ 7 who plead guilty; no evidence of any having committed violent acts. (cont) https://bit.ly/3LE2BNC https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1707747982613823611#m
Golden week: Hong Kong woos tourists to revive economy
Breaking: Hong Kong and Macau Police Arrest 4, Seize $2.8M in JPEX Scandal - Hong Kong and Macau police have intensified their efforts against the JPEX crypto fraud, ... - https://coingape.com/hong-kong-and-macau-police-arrest-4-seize-2-8m-in-jpex/ #24/7cryptocurrencynews #regulationnews #cryptofraud #hongkong
JPEX Crypto Exchange Probe Sees 4 More Arrests: SCMP - Hong Kong and Macau authorities say they've detained people closely linked to the scandal... - https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/09/29/jpex-crypto-exchange-probe-sees-4-more-arrests-scmp/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=headlines #regulations #hongkong #policy #macau #news
A senior executive at US advisory firm Kroll has been barred from leaving mainland #China, @WSJ reports. #HongKong passport holder and MD in corporate restructuring Michael Chan is assisting in an investigation, not a target, say @RebeccaYFeng @ByChunHan. https://www.wsj.com/world/china/china-blocks-executive-at-u-s-firm-kroll-from-leaving-the-mainland-99c9bd0f?st=hwfpa2fvjajqpay&reflink=article_copyURL_share https://nitter.hongkongers.net/onlyyoontv/status/1707678175516606774#m
@galileocheng RT by @JessiePang0125: Shared #Hongkong's journalism state and why Hong Kong journalists keep continuing the work despite hardships in @UBCCantonese class - "Continue to exist is already the meaning" Thank you @RaymondPai for inviting me and my fellow schoolmate. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/galileocheng/status/1707643324402934256#m
Hong Kong’s half-century reign as the world’s freest economy has ended, according to the most recent rankings compiled by a Canadian think tank that cited eroding judicial independence as one factor. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2023/09/21/economy/singapore-hong-kong-world-freest-economy/?utm_content=buffer1eb46&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #business #economy #singapore #hongkong #worldeconomy
#HongKong pro-democracy singer Tommy Yuen was released from prison on Friday morning after serving a 26-month sentence for #sedition & money laundering. He said, “Every moment in prison was painful. I had to use all my strength.” https://bit.ly/45dPzxr https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1707583671778066940#m
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Today is the 9th anniversary of the #UmbrellaMovement. At @hkbaptistu, 3 students stood silently w/ yellow ribbons & signs. School officials told them to leave & initiated disciplinary proceedings. Latest sign of #HongKong authorities' utter intolerance of #FreeSpeech & assembly. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1707391807842066684#m
"Murder Becomes Macau" is the fourth mystery thriller featuring architect/detective Dalton Lee. Jeffrey Eaton's intriguing tale is now available in hardcover and e-book formats.
Lose yourself in a sample chapter: https://murderbecomes.com/macau.html
@berthawangg RT by @JessiePang0125: Today marks the 9th anniversary of the #umbrellamovement in #HongKong. Shoot this video of #JimmyLai giving a speech that day. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/berthawangg/status/1707318118568325413#m
It’s turns out transforming one of the most open & international cities in Asia into a police state will lead to levels of public happiness plunge & spurn a mental health crisis. #HongKong https://nitter.hongkongers.net/SamGoodman22/status/1707318132505739345#m
HKFP's newsroom is powered by monthly contributors - find us on Patreon at: https://buff.ly/3PhOazT Non-profit, impartial & 100% independent - 15 more ways to support independent media in #HongKong: https://bit.ly/HKFPSupport 💪 https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkfp/status/1707304150059356318#m
Police Make 12 Arrests, Seize $1 Million in Cash and $9.8 Million in Assets in JPEX Case - On Tuesday, Hong Kong police announced the arrest of 12 suspects in connection with the J... - https://cryptonews.com/news/police-make-12-arrests-seize-1-million-cash-98-million-assets-jpex-case.htm #blockchainnews #hongkong #license #jpex #otc
Extraordinary. #HongKong has transformed from open society to police state to Mafioso bounty-hunting state in just three years. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1707280475666952572#m
Evergrande halts share trading as woes mount for China property giant | Evergrande
> Embattled Chinese property giant #Evergrande has suspended share trading on the #HongKong stock exchange only a month after it resumed trading after a 17-month suspension.
Trading in its two other units – the property services and electric vehicle groups – also stopped at 9am on Thursday, according to notices posted by the stock exchange.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/sep/28/evergrande-halts-share-trading-as-woes-mount-for-china-property-giant #China #economy
@kevinkfyam RT by @StephenMcDonell: I am one of the 8 “Wanted”. For all the talk about “badge of honour”, it’s never comfortable to be in images like this. It would be “normal” if I were to tell people never to visit #HongKong again. But I won’t, unless you have reason to feel at risk of arrest in HK. Why? (1/7) https://nitter.hongkongers.net/kevinkfyam/status/1707206868156948845#m
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned five entities and two individuals based in Iran, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, Türkiye, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) involved in the procurement of sensitive parts for Iran’s one-way attack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program.
@kevinkfyam RT by @badiucao: I am one of the 8 “Wanted”. For all the talk about “badge of honour”, it’s never comfortable to be in images like this. It would be “normal” if I were to tell people never to visit #HongKong again. But I won’t, unless you have reason to feel at risk of arrest in HK. Why? (1/7) https://nitter.hongkongers.net/kevinkfyam/status/1707206868156948845#m
@ #MeToo journalist Huang Xueqin & labor activist Wang Jianbing on trial in China for "inciting subversion" after 2 years in detention. Huang was previously detained in 2019 for taking part in the #HongKong protests; was to study abroad when arrested in 2021 https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/22/world/asia/china-metoo-journalist- [...]
@hk_watch RT by @benedictrogers: Hong Kong Watch welcomes the UK’s commitment to provide greater mental health support for young people from #HongKong as part of a new £2.5 million government fund: https://www.hongkongwatch.org/all-posts/2023/9/27/hong-kong-watch-welcomes-uk-government-support-for-young-hong-kongers https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hk_watch/status/1707038615308481022#m
@StephenMcDonell RT by @nathanlawkc: When departing from #HongKong Airport you walk past photos of people wanted for “colluding with a foreign country or with external elements”. Rewards of HK$1,000,000 are offered for their capture. #China https://nitter.hongkongers.net/StephenMcDonell/status/1706987606985327043#m
Hashkey HK opens AVAX trading with $1M portfolio requirement - Only professional investors with a portfolio exceeding $1 million... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/hashkey-hk-avalanche-avax-trading-1-million-portfolio-requirement #cryptocurrencies #hongkong #hashkey
@StephenMcDonell RT by @finnlau_cd: When departing from #HongKong Airport you walk past photos of people wanted for “colluding with a foreign country or with external elements”. Rewards of HK$1,000,000 are offered for their capture. #China https://nitter.hongkongers.net/StephenMcDonell/status/1706987606985327043#m
Breaking: Hong Kong Police Arrest 12, Seize $11M in JPEX Investigation - Hong Kong has grappled with a cryptocurrency storm that’s shaken investor confidence and ... - https://coingape.com/breaking-hong-kong-police-arrest-12-seize-11m-in-jpex-investigation/ #24/7cryptocurrencynews #regulationnews #cryptoscam #hongkong
@UKMissionGeneva RT by @finnlau_cd: 1984 UK & #China sign Sino-British Declaration to “protect rights & freedoms” of #HongKong people incl. press 📰 2023 Journalists & publishers in #HongKong imprisoned. #JimmyLai detained for 1000 days. Today 🇬🇧 & 2️⃣4️⃣ countries host discussion of this serious situation. #HRC54 https://nitter.hongkongers.net/UKMissionGeneva/status/1706978362785194228#m
@thecfhk RT by @students4hk: Thanks to the 66 organisations who signed our letter to @POTUS – the #HongKong authorities heard 👏👏👏 "@thecfhk... published a letter addressed to POTUS calling on him to urge the Hong Kong government to 'immediately and unconditionally release' Lai." https://hongkongfp.com/2023/09/27/calls-for-release-of-jimmy-lai-on-media-moguls-1000th-day-in-custody-slanderous-hong-kong-govt-says/ https://nitter.hongkongers.net/thecfhk/status/1707043438925942887#m
Hong Kong Watch welcomes the UK’s commitment to provide greater mental health support for young people from #HongKong as part of a new £2.5 million government fund: https://www.hongkongwatch.org/all-posts/2023/9/27/hong-kong-watch-welcomes-uk-government-support-for-young-hong-kongers https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hk_watch/status/1707038615308481022#m
@thecfhk RT by @frances_hui: Why is the Chinese Foreign Ministry in #HongKong so upset?! 🙃 "We urge external forces to immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs!" Sorry not sorry – We will continue to call on U.S. and U.K. government officials to urge the #HK authorities to #FreeJimmyLai. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/thecfhk/status/1707030744126586970#m
Much loved & persecuted #HongKong pro-democracy singer Denise Ho has released a new song, "William/威廉", her first in a while. She's been arrested twice & had her travel documents confiscated. Recently she spoke of the difficulties she's faced #何韻詩加油 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRT4xsOmwZk https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1707036597902774518#m
Hong Kong police recover $11M worth of assets in JPEX case: Report - The JPEX scandal has grown to become one of the largest fraud cas... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/jpex-hong-kong-police-recover-11-m-worth-of-assets #cryptocurrencyexchange #bitcoinregulation #hongkong #fraud
When departing from #HongKong Airport you walk past photos of people wanted for “colluding with a foreign country or with external elements”. Rewards of HK$1,000,000 are offered for their capture. #China https://nitter.hongkongers.net/StephenMcDonell/status/1706987606985327043#m
@UKMissionGeneva RT by @benedictrogers: 1984 UK & #China sign Sino-British Declaration to “protect rights & freedoms” of #HongKong people incl. press 📰 2023 Journalists & publishers in #HongKong imprisoned. #JimmyLai detained for 1000 days. Today 🇬🇧 & 2️⃣4️⃣ countries host discussion of this serious situation. #HRC54 https://nitter.hongkongers.net/UKMissionGeneva/status/1706978362785194228#m
@hk_watch RT by @benedictrogers: A wonderful endorsement of our work for #HongKong by our Patron, former UK Foreign Secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind. Please support our 2023 crowdfunding appeal. Details here: https://donorbox.org/hong-kong-watch-annual-crowdfunding-2023 https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hk_watch/status/1706959581333598652#m
WE'RE HIRING: Deadline for applications closes at 5pm UK time tomorrow. If you're interested in working for us and helping #HongKong and #HongKongers, get your application to us today or tomorrow. Details below 👇 https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1706944963538285046#m
The #CCP quisling regime in #HongKong shows once again just how ludicrous and absurd it is #FreeJimmyLai Calls for release of Jimmy Lai on media mogul's 1,000th day in custody 'slanderous,' Hong Kong gov't says https://hongkongfp.com/2023/09/27/calls-for-release-of-jimmy-lai-on-media-moguls-1000th-day-in-custody-slanderous-hong-kong-govt-says/ via @hkfp https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1706936326950359231#m
Kathleen Parker: ‘Media attention is all that’s keeping my father alive’: Jimmy Lai’s son speaks out
"The son of jailed #HongKong pro-democracy campaigner and publisher Jimmy Lai says his father “refuses to be cowed” by Chinese authorities as he marks 1,000 days behind bars and faces the threat of life imprisonment." https://www.nbcnews.com/news/jimmy-lais-son-says-jailed-hong-kong-media-tycoon-refuses-cowed-rcna117391 https://nitter.hongkongers.net/WilliamYang120/status/1706859520033763568#m
Open letter to President Biden on the detention of Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai signed by a coalition of 67 organisations
Lai has now been detained for 1000 days. The letter calls on the US to hold Hong Kong officials to account and impose sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for deteriorating conditions in Hong Kong
The United Kingdom and China agreed OTD in 1984 to a transfer of sovereignty over #HongKong, to take place in 1997 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/china/hong-kong.html?s=mb #travel #history
Taiwanese businessman Lee Meng-chu, who spent several years in detention in China, was initially detained for carrying a card that read "Go Hong Kong!" He described himself as a political hostage
@thecfhk RT by @benedictrogers: Sobering piece by @benedictrogers on British citizen Jimmy Lai's 1,000th day in prison in #HongKong. "Unless something changes, Lai – my friend – could die in prison." #FreeJimmyLai #JusticeforJimmy https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/jimmy-lai-hong-kong-jailed-uk-freedom-b2418644.html https://nitter.hongkongers.net/thecfhk/status/1706700657431126496#m
@CPHumanRights RT by @benedictrogers: Our co-founder and Deputy Chair @benedictrogers calls on @RishiSunak @JamesCleverly to call for #HongKong #JimmyLai's release and to meet his son Sebastien Lai #FreeJimmyLai Unless Britain steps up, Jimmy Lai – my friend – could die in prison https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/jimmy-lai-hong-kong-jailed-uk-freedom-b2418644.html https://nitter.hongkongers.net/CPHumanRights/status/1706698449918279734#m
"#China is pressing countries to boycott a British-organised event at the United Nations in Geneva on media freedom in #HongKong with the son of a jailed media tycoon, a letter showed and four diplomats confirmed on Tuesday." https://theprint.in/world/china-urges-countries-to-boycott-hong-kong-media-freedom-event-document/1778519/ https://nitter.hongkongers.net/WilliamYang120/status/1706696511248334892#m
Alibaba will spin off its logistics arm Cainiao in an IPO in #HongKong
> The move comes about six months after #Alibaba first announced that it would split its business into six different units. https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/alibaba-spin-off-logistics-arm-cainiao-ipo-hong-103487218 #China #economy
A pleasure to join @RLAnalytica for a discussion today about #HumanRights in #HongKong - and my new book #TheChinaNexus which the presenter introduced very generously Mr. Benedict Rogers sheds light on "Human Rights Situation in Hong Kong" https://youtu.be/BzyS9AXLdKw?si=yYp5YYXHyHi-CNMW via @YouTube https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1706684978581430472#m
@RLAnalytica RT by @benedictrogers: "#HongKong was a free and open city up until the National Security Law which has totally dismantled its freedom, making it a police state." Says @benedictrogers in an interview with @RLAnalytica. Watch the complete interview on our #YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/BzyS9AXLdKw https://nitter.hongkongers.net/RLAnalytica/status/1706683814049874394#m
The Hong Kong Bruce Lee Club raised US$100,000 for a statue to be erected after pleas to the government to honour his legacy. A 2.5 m (8.2 ft) bronze statue by artist Cao Chong-en was erected along the Avenue of Stars attraction near the…
📅 9 August 2015
📸 Canon EOS 5D Mark II + EF 135mm f/2L USM
🎞️ ISO 400, ƒ/4.5, 1/4000s
“A view from the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars”
This is Hong Kong Island as seen at night from the Avenue Of Stars.
You can find this place on Locationscout.
📅 8 August 2015
📸 Canon EOS 5D Mark II + EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
🎞️ ISO 100, ƒ/9, 20s
China’s Language Police: Why Beijing Seeks to Extend the Hegemony of Mandarin
#HongKong national security police have arrested one man for #sedition for his social media posts. 87 in total have now been arrested for sedition in HK, including 15 journalists, 31 for online speech, 13 for books, 5 for protest, 4 for leaflets/posters. https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202309/18/P2023091800620.htm https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1703761618230796707#m
Recently, Sarawak Metro had the pleasure of meeting their counterparts in Hong Kong together with senior officers from Sarawakian ministries and agencies.
Sarawak Metro thanked MTR for the opportunity to connect and learn during the visit.
It seemed like they probably discussed about transit-oriented development (TOD), possibly wanting to implement them under the Kuching Urban Transportation System (KUTS).
(Photo by Sarawak Metro)
Despite China banning Japanese seafood imports over the Fukushima water release, tourists from the country seem largely unfazed, with many seafood restaurants in Japan seeing little impact so far. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/01/japan/chinese-tourists-fukushima-water-release/?utm_content=bufferd2c0f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #china #tourism #fukushimano1 #radioactivewater #fishing #hongkong
Hong Kong recorded its heaviest rainfall in at least 140 years, causing widespread flooding and landslides. The extreme weather was linked to the remnant of Typhoon Haikui, which had earlier hit Taiwan and China1. The unprecedented rainstorm could be a sign of climate change, affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the region.
Good afternoon. It's 12PM, Saturday, 9th September. The headlines: #Morocco #earthquake claims at least 820 lives, injuring 329. Escaped prisoner Daniel Khalife sighted in West London. #Greece and Hong Kong experience deadly floods. #UK focuses on tackling crumbling infrastructure. African Union joins G20 as a permanent member. Police officer charged with murder of motorist. #HongKong #BBC #News
Hong Kong swamped after heaviest rain in 140 year
Check this out!
A "black rain" descended on #HongKong yesterday.
Subway riders arriving at Wong Tai Sin Station were confronted with a river on the platform.
Incredibly, workers cleared the mess overnight...
More coverage of record #rainfall in #HongKong yesterday. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/hong-kong-record-rainfall-flooding-black-storm-hits-rcna104025
@clacke @sixtus @HoldenUte2018
"At least 2 dead after #HongKong battered by record rainfall, severe #flooding"
Having seen too many news clips of Hong Kong people and vehicles stranded in waist-high flood waters, it begs the question of whether HK Observatory issued a black rainstorm warning sufficiently in advance to protect lives and property? And, if #HKO did not, why not?
“Blue is the warmest colour”
I saw this man pushing a cart of gas cylinders while I was on the Hong Kong tram, and I immediately saw the blue and yellow correspondences between his outfit, the cylinders, and the pedestrian crossing on the ground.
📅 9 August 2015
📸 Sony RX100 Mark III
🎞️ ISO 125, ƒ/6.3, 1/250s
#HongKong saw heaviest rain since records began
"The torrential rain was brought by #TyphoonHaikui, which made landfall in the Chinese province of #Fujian on Tuesday. Although it weakened to a tropical depression, its slow-moving clouds have dumped huge volumes of precipitation on areas still soaked after a super typhoon a week earlier.
A rainfall log showed 465.5mm (1.5ft) of rain fell in #Shenzhen over a 12-hour period, the most since records there began in 1952. "
Die Welt brennt entweder lichterloh (#Kanada, #Griechenland, #Australien, #Brandenburg, #Kalifornien etc.) oder säuft ab (#Hongkong, Griechenland, Australien, #Ahrtal etc.) oder hat immer weniger Grundwasser (Ostdeutschland) oder schmilzt (#Permafrost, #Arktis, #Antarktis, #Gletscher).
Und beim #ÖRR "muss man auch die andere Seite anhören."
Es ist der Abgesang auf die sapientia.
Extensive flooding in #HongKong after record rainfall. https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3233842/hong-kong-floods-officials-scramble-address-aftermath-chaos-brought-extreme-rain-amid-mounting
Die schlimmsten Regenfaelle in ueber 140 Jahren.... also in #HongKong
Wir sind sowas von fucked!
Gruesse aus NRW, wo gerade die Temperaturrekorde fuer den September gebrochen werden und ich in kurzer Hose rumlaufen koennte.
Und in #Bayern sitzen Unweltaktivist:innen in Uhaft 🤯
Hong Kong Closes Schools as Torrential Rain Floods Streets, Subway Station
> Hong Kong on Friday closed schools and halted trading on the stock exchange as torrential rain lashed the city overnight, flooding streets in parts of the city as well as an underground subway station.
> Heavy rains poured down on the city from Thursday night, with the government warning that the weather would last till noon Friday
https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2023/09/08/hong-kong-closes-schools-as-torrential-rain-floods-streets-subway-station/ #HongKong #China
Mindestens zwei Todesopfer nach Starkregen in Hongkong
Die massivsten Regenfälle seit fast 140 Jahren haben in Hongkong für schwere Überschwemmungen gesorgt. Mindestens zwei Menschen starben, mehr als 100 wurden verletzt. Das öffentliche Leben kam durch das Extremwetter nahezu zum Erliegen.
Photos: Hong Kong paralysed by extreme floods from Typhoon Haikui
"Extreme Bedingungen" in Hongkong nach Rekordregen
Reißende Flüsse auf Straßen, überflutete U-Bahn-Stationen: Heftige Regenfälle haben die Millionenmetropole Hongkong lahmgelegt. Die Regierung spricht von "extremen Bedingungen". Besserung ist nicht in Sicht.
#BBCNews - #HongKong and southern #China battles widespread #flooding from record rains
Starkregen häufen sich & die Intensität nimmt zu:
"The Observatory Headquarters recorded hourly rainfall of 158.1 mm between 11 pm last night and midnight, which was the highest record since 1884."
... where "highest record since 1884" of course means "the highest ever recorded", as the Observatory was founded in 1883 and started taking measurements in 1884.
Sollte #HongKong wirklich gegen Fußgänger*innen vorgehen, die bei rot die Straße überqueren, ist die Stadt komplett unbenutzbar.
News at 3PM: Digital character Noonoouri lands a recording contract with Warner. Rail strikes affect large parts of #England. Safety fears over a type of concrete shut English school buildings. #Press freedom under threat in Kashmir. Hong Kong on high alert for typhoon. Proud Boys leader, Joe Biggs, sentenced to 17 years for Capitol riot. South Africa mourns as 74 people die in Johannesburg tenement fire. #Australia bans single-use plastics amid rising ocean pollution. #HongKong #ProudBoys #BBC
366 flights to #HongKong cancelled due to #typhoon #saola -- Hong Kong #Disneyland closed. #TyphoonSaola #cyclones https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3233022/super-typhoon-saola-hong-kong-observatory-warns-weather-worsen-rapidly-storm-well-defined-eyewall?module=lead_hero_story&pgtype=homepage
“Incense coils in Man Mo Temple, Hong Kong”
I shot these incense coils (or spirals) in the Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan, on Hong Kong island.
Photographers are explicitely authorized in this part of the temple as long as they don't bother the…
📅 8 August 2015
📸 Canon EOS 5D Mark II + EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
🎞️ ISO 200, ƒ/2.8, 1/50s
Another day, another three concurrent tropical cyclones in the West Pacific. This has been one busy August! 🌀
1️⃣ #SuperTyphoon #Saola (wind 130kts/150mph/241kph) is expected to slam #HongKong by late Friday evening.
2️⃣ #Typhoon #Haikui (wind 65kts/75mph/120kph) may make landfall in North #Taiwan on Sunday.
3️⃣ #TropicalStorm #Kirogi (wind 55kts/63mph/102kph) will track towards #Kyushu, #Japan, weakening along the way.
Es gab Gerüchte darüber, dass #HongKong handverlesene Ausländer*innen nicht ins Land lässt; Belege dafür gab es afaik keine handfesten. Dies scheint der erste verbriefte Fall zu sein, dass einem Ausländer, der über die Proteste berichtete, die Einreise nach Hong Kong trotz Pass, Visum etc. willkürlich verwehrt wird.
"US photography professor who covered 2019 protests says Hong Kong denied him entry, suspects he is 'on a list'" https://hongkongfp.com/2023/08/29/us-photography-professor-who-covered-2019-protests-says-hong-kong-denied-him-entry-suspects-he-is-on-a-list/
“The many faces of Iron Man”
This diorama is just a small glimpse of the vast amount of Iron Man models seen in the various movies of the Marvel universe, and reproduced with incredible detail in 1/6th size by Hot Toys Limited, one of the world's best manufacturers of…
📅 15 August 2015
📸 Sony RX100 Mark III
🎞️ ISO 2500, ƒ/5.6, 1/30s
And the existance and mainenance of it does benefit everyone - including those that can't or don't want to use public transport.
Wünscht Euch "Glory to Hong Kong" im Radio! Die aus Beijing gesteuerte Regierung in #HongKong hat Aufführung und Sendung von "#GlorytoHongKong" streng verboten, der #Hymne der Demokratischen Protestbewegung Hong Kongs. Regierungspolitiker bekommen Schnappatmung, wenn dieses Lied ertönt, und sie werden es auch erfahren, wenn er auf Antenne Detmold oder sonstwo läuft! Hier der Song: https://youtube.com/watch?v=zVGRhyUg3Uc&feature=share9
Und hier die Kampagnenseite mit einer Liste deutscher Radiosender:
Aaand it continues.
"Authorities said that those arrested — four men and six women, aged 26 to 43 — were suspected of conspiring to collude with the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund.
The now-disbanded fund helped pay legal and medical costs for people arrested during the mass pro-democracy protests that rocked the Chinese city in 2019."
At #HongKong #airport #HKG, I saw that many groups of people, be it family or friends, take #selfies in front of the boarding gate to mark the start of their vacations. To be frank, it does surprise me that so many people still do that. I suppose such seemingly-naïve behaviour is what is called “#sense of #ritual”, which is admirable.
#Hongkong er Polizei: "Seien Sie vorsichtig, klicken Sie nicht auf Links! Wenn Sie Fragen haben, klicken Sie diesen Link!"
“The Edward Youde Aviary in Hong-Kong Park”
The Edward Youde Aviary (尤德觀鳥園) is a 3,000-square-metre (32,000 sq ft) aviary built over a natural valley at the southern corner of Hong Kong Park, which is located in Central at the bottom of the north eastern slope of…
📅 8 August 2015
📸 Sony RX100 Mark III
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