In Hong Kong, millions take the Peak Tram every year, making it one of Hong Kong Island's biggest tourist draws. And where there's tourists, there'll be vendors who try to capitalize. Unregistered taxi drivers, for instance.
By Alicia Business Insider has published a 33-photo slideshow of photographer Nick DeWolf’s work called “What Hong Kong Looked Like 40 Years Ago,” and it’s hard for me to believe that these were taken only a decade before I was born. Hong Kong looked so different, yet familiar. Seeing these, I feel a twang of nostalgia for the things... Read more »
Was just a matter of time before the nationalistic sentiment on the streets of Hong Kong spilled over into daily life, right?
Posted yesterday, this Sina video depicts a young Hong Kong man with a Bruno Mars hairstyle cursing out a mainland woman and her daughter on the subway.
Judging by that description alone, you wouldn't be surprised if I told you it's been watched more than 1 million times, would you?
I imagine a Chinese cadre seeing this is having heart palpitations at the moment. The picture comes from the site Hong Wrong, which is where you should be paying attention if you’re interested in developments in Hong Kong’s handover protests.
Chinese president Hu Jintao was in Hong Kong over the weekend as part of the 15th-year anniversary celebration of Hong Kong's handover from the UK. Yesterday, he dropped by the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center to swear in the somewhat unpopular Leung Chun-ying as new chief executive, but before he could, a demonstrator tried to interrupt his speech with pro-democracy slogans such as, "Vindicate June 4 [referring to those killed near Tiananmen in 1989]" and "End one-party dictatorship, establish a democratic China." Hu, we imagine, didn't even blink -- because he never does, since he is a robot.
Chinese president Hu Jintao landed in Hong Kong on Friday to take part in a three-day trip to commemorate 15 years since the colony was handed back to China from the UK (today is anniversary day, actually). Watch him make prepared comments to assembled media, above -- but only if you're well rested or caffeinated. I'm falling asleep just replaying the scene in my mind. The worst part about it is: he's not even saying something important or, for god's sake, solemn. He's being a wet sock for the hell of it, I think. Hu Jintao, world's greatest troll.
Video of that citizen's arrest attempt on Tony Blair, which we alluded to yesterday in our links post (via Huffington Post), has surfaced on several media, notably Telegraph and ITN, but the above video has the best sound quality, so you're getting that.
Via Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese Bit much, guys? CY Leung (梁振英) (a.k.a. Leung Chun-ying) has beaten scandal-ridden Henry Tang and pro-democracy candidate Albert Ho today to become Hong Kong’s new chief executive, securing 689 of the election committee’s votes. Tang was probably Beijing’s preferred choice, but he managed only 285 votes, his... Read more »
Via BadCanto, i.e. Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hong Kong Chinese; Youku video for those in China after the jump The team in white is Kitchee, and they’re good. They beat the team in purple, ESF, 16-0 earlier in the year, according to the Youtube video above. But apparently ESF lied about the score, saying they... Read more »
So the one on the left, standing, says, "Slap those mainland bitches who come to Hong Kong to give birth! And I don't mean with fines..." The one on the right, sitting, goes, "We can't be like them -- now we're arresting birthing agents. What is this, China?" And the first one's like, "I'm talking about mothers," to which the other responds, "You calling me fat?," prompting, "You're way too ugly to be a mother," and finally, "Well you're a locust!" And then the one on the left throws some liquid at the one at the right...