Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has acknowledged for the first time claims that Hong Kong protesters are fleeing to the self-ruled island and said it would consider any applications to seek shelter there on humanitarian grounds.Tsai was speaking after
Although public protests are part of a free society, they lose legitimacy once violence intrudes. The Hong Kong protest movement has now been hijacked by extremists, and has forfeited any claims to public sympathy.
死因裁決 75歲婦人賴來香3年前因便秘安排私家醫生司徒敬豪上門診治，但被注射止嘔針後死亡，死因庭昨日裁定死因不 […]
'死因裁決 75歲婦人賴來香3年前因便秘安排私家醫生司徒敬豪上門診治，但被注射止嘔針後死亡，死因庭昨日裁定死因不明，並指涉案醫生所撰寫的報告錯漏百出。 回饋市民 消委會在書展攤位售賣《選擇》月刊反應熱烈，已立即加印3,000本應市；亦預備多款禮物回饋讀者，包括超輕防曬傘及日系多用途圍裙。 支持義賣 樂施米義賣大行動於港澳兩地成功售出逾9噸米，為「小農發展基金」籌得逾200萬元，其中名人霍啟剛一家三口早前初次下田插秧，呼籲公眾支持。 保持警覺 統計處公布4至6月失業率為2.8%，與3至5月數字相同，勞福局局長羅致光指政府會保持警覺，留意經濟環境和其他不利因素如何影響本地勞工市場。'
Hundreds of protesters gather at Sha Tin mall to demand accountability for violent clashes on Sunday
'Hundreds of protesters descended upon an upscale shopping mall in Sha Tin on Tuesday for the second night in a row, as they accused New Town Plaza’s management of assisting the riot police during clashes on Sunday. 22 people were hospitalised and over 40 arrested as violence erupted between police and protesters at the mall on Sunday evening.The clashes took place after a peaceful anti-extradition law rally in the afternoon, which saw thousands take to the streets . A spokesperson from the mall’s owner Sun Hung Kai Properties said that they did not call the police on Sunday, and had “no prior knowledge of the police operation” clear protesters from its premises.Photo: Apple Daily.However, many local residents and protesters have refused to accept Sun Hung Kai’s response, and have been demanding answers from the company’s top brass for two nights in a row.Photo: Jennifer Creery/HKFP.On Monday evening, the New Town Plaza customer service desk was surrounded by a crowd of around a hundred, but on Tuesday the turnout was closer to a several hundred.Photo: Apple Daily.Protesters chanted “Sun Hung Kai, explain” and “shame on Sun Hung Kai for selling out Hongkongers.” Some accused the mall of shutting off the air-conditioning, but a staff member at the desk denied doing so.This local resident blasted authorities for thinking of them as \'nothing,\' adding that the current shopping mall occupation is leaderless, made up of only enraged members of the community.He received an applause from others afterwards. pic.twitter.com/7raNbcY012 — Jennifer Creery 紀寶瑩 (@creery_j) July 16, 2019 Several staff members said they were unwell and were escorted out by paramedics.A group of protesters later moved to the mall’s control room on the first floor and waited outside its entrance.Photo: StandNews. “The real estate management didn’t [fulfil] its duty to protect the patrons,” a local resident – who did not wish to be named – told HKFP. “Whenever I’m shopping here, or just passing by, they have a responsibility to protect our safety.” “I’m a Sha Tin resident for over 40 years… this is my community, I would say what happened on Sunday night was shocking.” Photo: StandNews.After Sun Hung Kai staff left the customer service desk, protesters spread out over the mall and put up ad-hoc “Lennon Wall” message boards.Some messages accused the mall operator of being in league with the police, and promised to come to the mall every day until Sun Hung Kai responds.Photo: Apple Daily.On Monday evening, police officers were also spotted at the mall as they gathered evidence, including CCTV footage.Photo: Apple Daily.In a statement to HKFP, the mall operator said it “deeply regrets that the incident had caused a number of injuries in the shopping mall, as well as the inconvenience caused to customers, visitors and tenants.” Photo: Jennifer Creery/HKFP.Sun Hung Kai added that the government lease of New Town Plaza required that a number of public passageways – including those leading to the MTR station and the bus terminus – to be kept open around the clock.Photo: StandNews.The now-suspended extradition bill would allow the city to handle case-by-case fugitive transfers to jurisdictions with no prior arrangements, including China.Critics have said residents would be at risk of extradition to the mainland, which lacks human rights protections.Large-scale demonstrations have rocked the city since June , and have evolved into protests over democracy , alleged police brutality and other community grievances . . The post Hundreds of protesters gather at Sha Tin mall to demand accountability for violent clashes on Sunday appeared first on Hong Kong Free Press HKFP . Author: Holmes Chan and Jennifer Creery .'
'書展今日開鑼，漫畫家尊子今年將推出本港首套歷史漫畫書《老抽中國》及《生抽香港》，分別收集其過往40年不同時期所畫的政治漫畫，涵蓋中港的歷史，當中包括「六四」事件、基本法23條及近期熱議的《逃犯條例》等。尊子接受本報專訪時說，政治漫畫是自由民主國家或地區的一個標誌，但發現近年愈來愈多的媒體對政治漫畫「落閘」，又說：「政權雖然能夠控制文字，但網上的嘲弄和諷刺是禁不住的。」（撰文：文詠琛、攝影：黃建通） 今年書展在反修例的一片政治氣氛中開鑼，場內的出版商「次文化堂」，今年亦有重量級政治書籍面世，就是原名黃紀鈞的知名政治漫畫家尊子的《老抽中國》及《生抽香港》，當中集合其過往40年不同時期所畫的政治漫畫，堪稱是首本香港歷史漫畫書。 盼年輕人勿忘「六四」 以往不少內地遊客會在書展「尋寶」，而尊子的《老抽中國》會有中國禁忌、「六四」事件相關作品；尊子指留意到內地大部分年輕人對「六四」一概不知，形容是「好恐怖」，「我希望這些書不只令現在的讀者受惠，將來的小朋友長大後，當他們翻閱這些書，也能知道香港和中國曾經發生過的事。」 記協今年言論自由年報以《紅線扼殺自由》，揭示不少傳媒漸漸受到巨大的無形壓力，在報章繪畫政治漫畫的尊子，又有否感受「紅線」的威脅？ 拒為設限媒體創作 尊子指雖然其創作自由沒受影響，但承認整體大氛圍已改變，「有媒體曾明言不想我畫政治漫畫，只要畫些有關民生的創作便可，例如塞車、加價等，不過我都會拒絕。」 尊子續指出，回歸前的本港各大報章均會找人自由地創作漫畫，「回歸後卻越來越少漫畫專欄、漫畫版，甚至不敢再選用漫畫刊登，對漫畫有顧忌⋯⋯政權雖然能夠控制文字，但網上的嘲弄和諷刺是禁不住的，香港仍然是有言論自由，但報章雜誌的自由恐怕是沒有了。」 「政治漫畫是自由民主國家的一個標誌，當中包含的不僅是講述事件和表達意見，而是代表該地方對不同意見的包容度。」尊子續說。 《粵罵詈言》教你咩係「八婆」 民主黨胡志偉早前曾斥特首林鄭月娥，「你唔死都無用呀，八婆！」，當中「八婆」一詞真的這麼惡劣？專研究民間廣東話的次文化堂社長彭志銘新書《粵罵詈言》，則解釋 「八婆」只是原代表「八卦」者，即無事不知的消息靈通者，後來才演化成「是非精」的意思。至於「生䊆叉燒好過生你」，是否背後隱藏了廣東人的飲食文化？亦可在《粵罵詈言》找到。 曾出版《獨立》、《反共》等敏感題材作家林匡正，今年推出第三部曲《親共》和《愛國》。他說：「我想藉這兩本書表達的是『愛國的下場，親共的結果』，希望給人們引以為戒，反思當你正在大力撐這個政權時，你的行為是否真的愛國呢？」'
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A Democratic party lawmaker has said that the restrictions on the number of times Shenzhen residents can visit Hong Kong can be easily evaded.Following protests against parallel trading activities in the North District in 2015, mainland authorities
'A Democratic party lawmaker has said that the restrictions on the number of times Shenzhen residents can visit Hong Kong can be easily evaded.Following protests against parallel trading activities in the North District in 2015, mainland authorities announced that Shenzhen residents could only apply for visas to enter Hong Kong once a week.Lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting said on Thursday that he had received complaints from frontline immigration officers earlier this year that the control mechanism can be skirted.The officers told him that Shenzhen residents could simply apply for a new visa using a machine at border control points.Lam Cheuk-ting (left) holding a photo of visa issuing machines at Shenzhen ports.Photo: Democratic Party.Lam’s party sent staff members to Shenzhen to observe the use of the machines.A new visa could be issued within three minutes and the lowest cost was RMB15 (HK$17), they observed.Lam said immigration officers told him that they have seen Shenzhen residents coming to Hong Kong three times a day. “Once their visa has expired, they can apply for a new one immediately and come to Hong Kong again,” Lam said. “The so-called ‘once per week’ system is effectively dead.” Lam said Security Bureau officials verbally told him that the bureau had tried to ask mainland public security authorities if there was any limit on Shenzhen residents applying for new visas, but the mainland authorities had not replied.Protesters are calling for a “ reclaim Sheung Shui ” rally on Saturday targeting parallel traders in the area.Parallel trading activities in Sheung Shui.File Photo: VOA.The North District Parallel Imports Concern Group, who helped organise the demonstration, said that – as of January – there were 462 shops in the Sheung Shui area which were mostly serving mainland tourists.It represents a sharp increase compared with 142 in 2013, with some residents concerned that it reduces the number of choices available to locals shopping for daily needs.The group said they will start their rally at the basketball court of the North District Sports Ground at 3:30pm on Saturday.Lam said he believed the marchers will be peaceful in raising concerns over parallel trading activities. . The post Limit on visits to Hong Kong by Shenzhen residents can be easily evaded, says democrat appeared first on Hong Kong Free Press HKFP . Author: Kris Cheng .'