R to @hkdc_us: The #HK47 trial is the biggest of the more than 3,000 political trials in #HongKong so far. The 47 are accused of "conspiracy to commit subversion" under the "national security law" for taking part in a pro-democracy primary. The maximum penalty is life in prison. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1729696836800090269#m
Closing arguments in the trial of the 16 of the #HK47 who plead not guilty begin today in #HongKong. 10 of those 16 are on bail & arrived at court. The other 6 (Gwyneth Ho, Owen Chow, Lam Cheuk-ting, Leung Kwok-hung, Winnie Yu & Gordon Ng) have been remanded for 26 to 33 months. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1729696834119999972#m
Hong Kong Chief Executive Expresses Willingness to Cooperate on Granting More Powers to Regulate Crypto Exchanges: Report - Source: Pixabay
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region... - https://cryptonews.com/news/hong-kong-chief-executive-expresses-willingness-to-cooperate-on-granting-more-powers-to-regulate-crypto-exchanges-report.htm #blockchainnews #jpexscandal #hongkong #security #hounax #jpex
Interactive Brokers Partners with OSL to Launch Crypto Trading for Retail Clients in Hong Kong - Source: Pixabay / Andy Leung
Interactive Brokers, an automated global electronic b... - https://cryptonews.com/news/interactive-brokers-partners-with-osl-to-launch-crypto-trading-for-retail-clients-in-hong-kong.htm #interactivebrokers #blockchainnews #oslexchange #hongkong
Interactive Brokers Debuts Crypto Trading in Hong Kong - Hong Kong Interactive Brokers, a renowned global brokerage firm, has expanded its ... - https://coingape.com/interactive-brokers-debuts-crypto-trading-in-hong-kong/ #24/7cryptocurrencynews #hongkong
Interactive Brokers opens Hong Kong retail crypto trading with OSL - Hong Kong clients will be able to purchase Bitcoin and Ethereum i... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/interactive-brokers-opens-hong-kong-retail-crypto-trading-osl #cryptocurrencies #hongkong #ib
Hong Kong Chief Says Regulators May Get Powers to Crack Down on Unlicensed Crypto Exchanges: Report - The Securities and Futures Commission said it does not have the power to close unlicensed... - https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/11/28/hong-kong-chief-says-regulators-may-get-powers-to-crack-down-on-unlicensed-crypto-exchanges-report/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=headlines #regulations #hongkong #policy #crypto #news
RT @hkdc_us: Harshika Patel of @jpmorgan is scheduled to share the stage w/ US-sanctioned John Lee at the #HongKong gov't's finance summit… https://nitter.hongkongers.net/students4hk/status/1718015066652676357#m
Looking forward to speaking at the final launch event for our new report on freedom of religion in #HongKong, alongside Pastor Roy Chan of @EnglandGoodNei1, @ipacglobal's @chungchingkwong and @APPGFoRB's Julie Jones, chaired by @DavidAltonHL, in Parliament on Thursday 👇 https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1729490914811236688#m
🚨 The #CCP allegedly uses Western individuals with fake credentials to target #HongKong activists in the #UK. Isn't that a glaring threat to national security, @JointCtteNSS? https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/westerners-used-by-chinese-to-spy-on-hong-kong-dissidents-in-uk-f638fjbwm https://nitter.hongkongers.net/thecfhk/status/1729495993958236209#m
This Thursday 30 November at 11am we will hold the London launch of our new report on freedom of religion in #HongKong, chaired by our Patron @DavidAltonHL in the Houses of Parliament. Our CEO @benedictrogers will present the report and join a panel discussion. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hk_watch/status/1729490195324494109#m
Hong Kong authorities say 145 victims and $18.9M lost in Hounax scam - Authorities in Hong Kong confirmed there were 145 affected users ... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/hong-kong-authorities-145-victims-18-9-m-lost-hounax-scam #cryptocurrencyexchange #cryptocurrencies #hongkong #scams
On the 1st anniversary of the White Paper protests in China, a young man held a blank piece of paper in Causeway Bay, #HongKong. He was stop&searched by plainclothes police, who said to him, "Don't you know a blank piece of paper can easily incite others?" https://tinyurl.com/2p8j3bcp https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1729457878484852955#m
Finance chief Paul Chan is the principal guest at the @UKinHongKong's King's birthday party. He hailed UK-HK ties following his September visit to Britain. He said #HongKong remains "open, vibrant and safe." https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkfp/status/1729454818274767179#m
Affluent Chinese have moved hundreds of billions of dollars out of the country this year, seizing on the end of COVID-19 precautions that had almost completely sealed China’s borders for nearly three years. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2023/11/28/economy/gold-tokyo-apartments-money-china/?utm_content=buffer29fbb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #business #economy #china #realestate #hongkong #housing #globaleconomy
Hong Kong’s arrested pro-democracy activists face long wait for judgement
@hkdc_us RT by @students4hk: In the continuing persecution of League of Social Democrats, one of the last pro-democracy groups still active in #HongKong, today 10 members were charged with 26 different crimes related to their street stations in April & May this year. Trial in Feb 2024 https://tinyurl.com/mvy3vkvk https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1729169078739468370#m
R to @hkdc_us: Ironically, both @Deloitte & @KPMG are on HKDC’s #HongKong #CorporateBadActors list for taking out ads in CCP-owned publications congratulating John Lee on becoming Chief Executive. Lee is sanctioned by the US for rights abuses & undermining HK’s autonomy. https://www.hkdc.us/_files/ugd/b76ce4_4dad031ddb334d5090011eccba866f0b.pdf https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1729304169394114651#m
Deloitte & KPMG have asked staff to use burner phones for visits to #HongKong. Several McKinsey consultants have also taken separate phones to HK. A sign that businesses see HK’s becoming more like China. https://www.ft.com/content/eace699c-ce75-485b-ac14-e6c10375fdcc https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1729300162130964949#m
Cathay Pacific Airways favouring Airbus for widely watched freighter deal
- By Tim Hepher
#a350 #airbus #hongkong #a350freighter #cathay #aviation
Our new report on freedom of religion or belief in #HongKong, which was published this month and launched so far in Brussels, Washington, DC and Ottawa - and in London on Thursday - has been reported in @The_Tablet 👇 https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hk_watch/status/1729264472181928082#m
This Thursday 30 November, @hk_watch will hold the final launch of our new report on freedom of religion in #HongKong, in Westminster, hosted by our Patron @DavidAltonHL - following launches in Brussels, Washington, DC and Ottawa Report available here: https://www.hongkongwatch.org/all-posts/2023/11/7/hong-kong-watch-launches-groundbreaking-new-report-on-threats-to-freedom-of-religion-or-belief-in-hong-kong https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1729269036066697346#m
Such a pleasure to speak tonight to a crowded room at my alma mater, @SOAS, hosted by the excellent @SOAS_CI Some excellent questions, some moving conversations with Chinese, #HongKong and #Taiwanese students, and some copies of #TheChinaNexus sold :) A great evening! https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1729267478772240742#m
The new report on freedom of religion or belief in #HongKong which I wrote for @hk_watch and was published this month and launched in Brussels, Washington, DC and Ottawa so far has been covered in @The_Tablet #FreeJimmyLai https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1729264138969321746#m
Hong Kong Police Investigate Hounax in Massive Crypto Scandal - Hong Kong police have initiated a thorough investigation into the activities of th... - https://coingape.com/hong-kong-police-investigate-hounax-in-massive-crypto-scandal/ #24/7cryptocurrencynews #regulationnews #cryptoscam #hongkong
[Recap] HKFP Christmas merch store: New hot-cold flasks, stickers, keyrings and totes – profits to HKFP https://hongkongfp.com/2023/11/27/hkfp-christmas-merch-store-new-hot-cold-flasks-stickers-keyrings-and-totes-profits-to-hkfp #christmas #hongkong #pressfreedom https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkfp/status/1729227448384995764#m
Hong Kong Maintains Crypto Exchange Grace Period Amid Scandals - Despite the recent upheaval caused by the JPEX and Hounax scandals, Hong Kong’s ap... - https://coingape.com/hong-kong-maintains-crypto-exchange-grace-period/ #24/7cryptocurrencynews #regulationnews #cryptofraud #hongkongsfc #hongkong
Binance-Backed HKVAEX Seeks Hong Kong Crypto License - In a significant move in Hong Kong’s evolving cryptocurrency sector, the virtual a... - https://coingape.com/binance-backed-hkvaex-seeks-hong-kong-crypto-license/ #cryptocurrencyexchangereviews #24/7cryptocurrencynews #hongkong #binance
Crypto exchange grace period to remain unchanged in Hong Kong despite scandals - The recent JPEX and Hounax exchange scandals have resulted in los... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-exchange-grace-period-unchanged-hong-kong-despite-scandals #cryptocurrencies #hongkong
In the continuing persecution of League of Social Democrats, one of the last pro-democracy groups still active in #HongKong, today 10 members were charged with 26 different crimes related to their street stations in April & May this year. Trial in Feb 2024 https://tinyurl.com/mvy3vkvk https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1729169078739468370#m
The #HongKong government is once again attempting to attract "talent" from mainland #China to the city, another step toward diminishing the distinct identity of #Hongkongers https://hongkongfp.com/2023/11/27/hong-kong-govt-collaborates-with-local-media-to-host-recruitment-fair-in-shenzhen-for-mainland-chinese-talent/ https://nitter.hongkongers.net/thecfhk/status/1729157853599215929#m
Binance-linked HKVAEX still preparing to apply for license in Hong Kong - HKVAEX and VAEXC are different crypto platforms in Hong Kong and ... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/hkvaex-plans-hong-kong-license #cryptocurrencyexchange #bitcoinregulation #cryptocurrencies #hongkong
HKFP Christmas merch store: New hot-cold flasks, stickers, keyrings and totes – profits to HKFP 🔗 https://hongkongfp.com/2023/11/27/hkfp-christmas-merch-store-new-hot-cold-flasks-stickers-keyrings-and-totes-profits-to-hkfp #christmas #hongkong #pressfreedom https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkfp/status/1729046763992977562#m
Hong Kong Government Accelerates Cryptocurrency Product Approvals Following JPEX Rugpull: OSL Compliance Exchange - Image Source: Pixabay
The JPEX incident has prompted the Hong Kong government to e... - https://cryptonews.com/news/hong-kong-government-accelerates-cryptocurrency-product-approvals-following-jpex-rugpull-osl-compliance-exchange.htm #altcoinnews #hongkong #jpex
A huge thank you to my friend and newly elected Canadian MP @shuvmajumdar for his steadfast support for #HongKong - and for reading my new book #TheChinaNexus, published by @opibooks @DMCBaxendale 👇 https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1728848012280262858#m
Although I was unable to go to #HongKong for the last free and fair elections in 2019, because I was already banned, it was a privilege to play a small part in helping to put together the election observation mission led by @DavidAltonHL One day, #HK will be free 👇 https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1728847537384419372#m
R to @Stand_with_HK: Keep #HongKong on the international agenda, because HK has always been an #international city. Even if the CCP strips away our ballots and freedoms, as long as HKers endure, the flame of #freedom will never be extinguished.(6/6) https://nitter.hongkongers.net/Stand_with_HK/status/1728798140814209512#m
R to @hkdc_us: As the regime in #HongKong has become ever more oppressive, we have heard ever fewer words from our 1,732 #PoliticalPrisoners, and even fewer regarding the deplorable political situation in HK. For that reason, this incisive speech from Chow Hang-tung is all the more precious. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1728777595234267369#m
#HongKong #PoliticalPrisoner #ChowHangTung has written a 20,000-word speech accepting @CCBEinfo's Human Rights Award 2023. Read the full speech here in both English and Chinese: https://www.facebook.com/ChowHangTungClub/posts/pfbid05Nr7H84U4XasBgnUPWezHQ693wwL5S1Zjn7w3xzdeW3GABe9pP2aQL7HBn7ZWmWjl https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1728774284926214466#m
Eine Welt: #China|s Rekord-Bauwerk: Die #Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macau-Brücke
Yet more #CCP indoctrination of #HongKong kids Hong Kong to restructure primary education to make it more ‘patriotic’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/24/hong-kong-to-restructure-primary-education-to-make-it-more-patriotic?CMP=share_btn_tw https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1728381414910152740#m
So it's goodbye, 🇨🇦, for now - thank you for another very productive and fulfilling week. Some of my favourite highlights: launching @hk_watch report on religious freedom in #HongKong, meeting again with the @SikyongPTsering and speaking at @Dolkun_Isa's book launch in Ottawa / https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1728241469776105642#m
@hk_watch RT by @benedictrogers: Our CEO @benedictrogers and Policy Adviser @KathLeungHK ended a busy, productive week in Ottawa today with an important meeting with MP @HMcPhersonMP to discuss #MPF, UN UPR, and religious freedom in #HongKong We are very grateful to Heather McPherson for her constant support. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hk_watch/status/1728147298234794405#m
A pleasure to meet again with @HMcPhersonMP in Ottawa today, together with my @hk_watch colleague @KathLeungHK, to discuss #HongKong #MPF, #UNUPR & religious freedom in #HK, & present her with my book, #TheChinaNexus A great way to end a very busy and productive week in Ottawa! https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1728147876981657760#m
Very excited about the opening of @ArtByLever's exhibition of #HongKong Protest art on Friday 15 December in London. Come along, either to the opening or on 16 and 17 December. Martin Lever is graciously making a donation to @hk_watch from this exhibition. Details below 👇 https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1728146403317150164#m
Hong Kong’s Victory Securities to Offer Digital Asset Services in Retail Markets - Source: Pixabay
Hong Kong’s investment management firm, Victory Securities has obt... - https://cryptonews.com/news/hong-kongs-victory-securities-to-offer-digital-asset-services-in-retail-markets.htm #victorysecurities #blockchainnews #hongkong #hashkey #osl #sfc
Four years ago today, pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory in District Council elections during the police siege of PolyU & ongoing protests. The CCP was so threatened, those turned out to be the last free&fair elections #HongKong ever had. #FiveDemandsNotOneLess https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1728084820293566716#m
Jailed for expressing an opinion online - that's #HongKong today under #CCP control Hong Kong clerk jailed for 4 months after calling for downfall of China's Communist Party on online forum https://hongkongfp.com/2023/11/24/hong-kong-clerk-jailed-for-4-months-after-calling-for-downfall-of-chinas-communist-party-on-online-forum/ via @hkfp https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1728055712079581233#m
Obscene #CCP indoctrination of #HongKong's children Hong Kong pupils to start learning about city's national security law from age of 8 or 9 https://hongkongfp.com/2023/11/23/hong-kong-pupils-to-start-learning-about-citys-national-security-law-from-age-of-8-or-9/ via @hkfp https://nitter.hongkongers.net/benedictrogers/status/1728055420009193789#m
« A Chinese court is to rule in the appeals of detained human rights lawyers Ding Jiaxi and Xu Zhiyong, as Ding’s wife called on China’s top judge to “rectify the miscarriage of justice” in their case. » #hongkong
Last weekend, @birminghamhkers held their rally for the #HK47 & all #HongKong #PoliticalPrisoners, joining Leeds & Reading. This coming weekend, several more cities will do the same. As closing arguments in the HK47 trial begin Nov 29, the hearts of all #HongKongers are with them https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1727123665198948566#m
SF is not the only place where #HongKong's movement is being confronted. Today in Chicago outside the exhibition of political cartoonist Zunzi's art organized by the community & the Chicago Public Library, a few pro-CCP protesters showed up w/ signs calling it anti-China hate. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/frances_hui/status/1726344476699017513#m
So I watched it, and I enjoyed it. (The irony is not lost on me that I probably would hate being in that kind of environment now.)
When Feel Good Inc and Dare came on, I had to drop everything to stim to the music. When Hong Kong came on at the end, I lost it. The lyrics are banal, but it is sung so hauntingly!
Opening November 20, Hong Kong Disneyland’s new land - World of Frozen - will feature at least 2 new trash can designs: a general-use teal can throughout the land and a cream-colored can for Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs coaster.
“The Star Ferry in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong”
The Star Ferry is a passenger ferry service operator and tourist attraction in Hong Kong. Its principal routes carry passengers across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong Island, and Kowloon.
With a fleet of twelve ferries, the company operates two routes across the…
📅 16 August 2015
📸 Sony RX100 III
🎛️ ISO 2500, ƒ/9, 1/30 s
Alzheimer’s breakthrough as blood tests could be offered on NHS | The Independent
⛔️🇨🇳China offers bounty for Hong Kong activists abroad | Focus on Europe (DW - German News in English VIDEO) #Ukraine #UK #Press #News #HongKong #China #russiaUkraineWar #9yrInvasionofUkraine #BoycottMusk #AxisOfEvil
Gay Games delight Hong Kong amid China’s growing hostility to LGBTQ+ community | LGBTQ+ rights | The Guardian
If you're visiting #hongkong and need a SIM, China Mobile's "MySIM 4G" is absolutely brilliant. At 33 HKD (~4 USD) the initial balance gives you 30 days of unlimited data, of which 50 GiB is at full 4G speed.
CMHK is one of the two networks with excellent coverage, the other one being SmarTone. 3 and CSL are not as great. PCCW I'm not sure.
Japan's marine product exports to China plunged 90.8% from a year earlier to ¥800 million in September, after Beijing began a blanket import ban on Japanese seafood over the discharge of treated radioactive water into the sea, government data shows. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2023/11/08/marine-products-exports-china/?utm_content=buffer84513&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #business #fish #trade #china #hongkong #fukushimano1 #radioactivewater
This evening, the authoritarian rights-abusing #HongKong government is wining & dining global finance executives at the HK Palace Museum while hundreds of #PoliticalPrisoners languish behind bars nearby. Here's the menu. Looks a bit different from standard HK prison fare. https://nitter.hongkongers.net/hkdc_us/status/1721550053108507089#m
As #HongKong pressed for democratic rights, one neighborhood was brutalized.
“Events in Yuen Long on the night of July 21 when residents were brutalized by marauding gangs would rupture whatever hope still existed that Hong Kong could reach some kind of political compromise.
A narrative history of the pro-democracy movement reveals that the police were aware of the planned attacks, as were government officials.”
A 23-year-old Hong Kong student was sentenced to two months in prison on Friday
for "seditious" social media posts made while in Japan, highlighting the reach
of the city’s laws beyond its borders.
#asiapacific [https://mastodon.social/tags/asiapacific?utm_content=buffereb3e5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn] #crimelegal
If you think the #Halloween #Pizza with #BarbecuedPork rice noodle rolls and #ChickenFeet from #PizzaHut #Taiwan that I posted before was nuts, just look at what Pizza Hut in my hometown of #HongKong just launched:
#Snake pizza topped with snake meat, wood ear mushroom, dried tangerine peel, ham, shiitake mushroom, ginger, bamboo shoot, cheese, chicken, abalone sauce, chrysanthemum, and lemongrass
On sale for just HK$186 (US$23.77 / €22.15 / £19.20)!
Please just stop!
A 23-year-old Hong Kong student was sentenced to two months in prison on Friday for "seditious" social media posts made while in Japan, highlighting the reach of the city’s laws beyond its borders. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/03/asia-pacific/crime-legal/hong-kong-student-sedition-charge/?utm_content=buffer22468&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #asiapacific #crimelegal #hongkong #students #universities #china
"The lack of participation from pro-democracy parties reflects the dwindling space for the movement in the city [...]"
'Dwindling'? After pro-democracy candidates won majority of the vote *in every single district* in the last partially free District Council elections in 2019, there is now *zero space* for anyone advocating for democratic rights. Zero.
Democracy is #1 "national security" threat to the never-elected #dictatorship.
Now the "election candidates" are *all* pro-CCP; either members of CCP front groups or certified loyal sycophants from tightly aligned interest groups. Almost entirely the former.
Fun tidbit: Out of the 171 'candidates' running for 88 'closed-circuit' seats, 121 were members of three committees responsible for deciding who could participate... (Courtesy of Deäthmüffin)
It's a #CCP gravy train with blindly loyal passengers fighting over who gets just the regular gravy and who also gets all the extra helpings and countless other murky perks.
#HongKong leader defends elections after largest pro-democracy party shut out - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/oct/31/hong-kong-leader-defends-elections-after-largest-pro-democracy-party-shut-out yeah, sure, definitely how the system was meant to work... #china
Hong Kong has been a problem for China's government because its people remember the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Tienanmen Square in 1989. Ousting Tienanmen researcher Rowena He from her university position and denyingvher entry to Hong Kong are the latest steps in erasing the crackdown from the popular memory.
Hong Kong denies visa to scholar of China’s 1989 Tiananmen crackdown
#Finnish investigators suspect Chinese vessel's anchor caused Balticconnector pipeline damage
The National Bureau of Investigation has found a large anchor near the site where the pipeline was damaged, as well as drag marks on the seabed.
Idiot. Keep him.
"Washington state senator arrested in Hong Kong after discovering firearm in his luggage"
"Sen. Jeff Wilson, a Republican out of Longview, said he didn't know his pistol was in his briefcase when he went through airport security in Portland.
It was not detected by security at Portland International Airport."
Well, that's comforting! 😬
Hello y'all! On #Newstodon Friday we have some good news to share: Contributor Crystal Chow, who is a recipient of the NPF’s 2023 Covering Rare Diseases Fellowship! This is how we grow science with words.
We are looking forward to publishing Crystal's report about Angelman Syndrome (AS) and health disparity in Hong Kong.
“Let's go for a ride”
Inside a Hong Kong taxi, riding though the night
📅 13 August 2015
📸 Sony RX100 Mark III
🎞️ ISO 6400, ƒ/4.5, 1/125s
A man in Hong Kong will go to jail for importing "seditious" children's books that portray democracy supporters as sheep defending their village from wolves. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/10/06/asia-pacific/politics/hong-kong-jailed-seditious-books/?utm_content=buffer3b43b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #asiapacific #politics #china #hongkong #censorship #appledaily #pressfreedom
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
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)
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
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...
@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 sepientia.
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 🤯
"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