Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | The Murder Case That Lit the Fuse in Hong Kong Advertisement Supported by ByDaniel Victor and Tiffany May June 15, 2019 HONG KONG — Before the mass street protests, the tear gas and the clashes with the police, before the government went all out for legislation that could threaten Hong Kong’s special status in China, and then abruptly backed down, a pregnant young woman went on a romantic getaway to Taiwan. Poon Hiu-wing, 20, never returned to Hong Kong from that Valentine’s Day trip last year, but her boyfriend, Chan Tong-kai, 19, did. He would later tell the Hong Kong police that he had strangled her, stuffed her body in a suitcase and dumped it in a thicket of bushes near a subway station in Taipei. It was just a local crime story at first, the details dribbling out … [Read more...] about The Murder Case That Lit the Fuse in Hong Kong
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Yanan Wang, Associated Press Updated 4:22 am PDT, Monday, June 10, 2019 Protesters rallying against the proposed amendments to extradition law at the Legislative Council, react with police officers in Hong Kong during the early hours of Monday, June 10, 2019. The extradition law has aroused concerns that this legislation would undermine the city's independent judicial system as it allows Hong Kong to hand over fugitives to the jurisdictions that the city doesn't currently have an extradition agreement with, including mainland China, where a fair trial might not be guaranteed. less Protesters rallying against the proposed amendments to extradition law at the Legislative Council, react with police officers in Hong Kong during the early hours of Monday, June 10, 2019. The extradition law ... more Photo: Kin CHeung, AP … [Read more...] about Q&A: Why hundreds of thousands protested in Hong Kong
Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to oppose amendments to an extradition law that could be passed in coming weeks. The proposed law would allow authorities to send anyone who sets foot in Hong Kong to mainland China for trial for certain alleged offenses. What is the extradition law? The Hong Kong government proposed amendments to its extradition agreements in February, saying the proposal was spurred by a case of a man who allegedly murdered his girlfriend in Taiwan and fled back... … [Read more...] about Why Are People Protesting in Hong Kong?
HONG KONG—Every June 4 evening, tens of thousands of people light candles in one of the city’s landmark public parks to commemorate those killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and condemn the perpetrators, China’s ruling Communist Party. Hong Kong is the only place on Chinese soil where such massive demonstrations, which feature chants and banners denouncing the central government in Beijing, are tolerated. As demonstrators prepare to mark the 30th anniversary this coming week, one question on people’s minds is: For... … [Read more...] about 30 Years After Tiananmen, a Hazy Future for Protest in Hong Kong
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAngie Chan Aug. 22, 2018 HONG KONG — For generations, Hong Kong’s prestigious international schools exclusively educated the children of wealthy Western expatriates. Today, placement in those schools is increasingly competitive and enrollment fees can exceed $1 million, making them some of the most expensive private schools in the world. Recent changes to the city’s demography — prompted by Chinese politics and global markets — have driven up tuitions and resulted in a dramatic shift in the complexion of the city’s schools: An increasing number of ethnic Chinese students are now enrolled in international schools, and many more white students are occupying desks in Cantonese-language public schools. “Private schools here are bloody expensive you … [Read more...] about The New Thing in Hong Kong’s Public Schools: White Students