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I Want Democracy

16 year-old Christy Choi, a Form 5 students from True Light College displays her wish -
'I want democracy' on her back, like most of the thousands of citizens who took to the
street and occupy Yee Wo street just outside Sogo Japanese department store at the
heart of Causeway Bay, one of the busiest shopping and dining area in Hong Kong.

Ten of Thousands of Hong Kong citizens initiate their own peaceful 'occupy' movement in
differnt districts all over Hong Kong after they are blocked by the police from reaching
Occupy Central, the civil disobedience movement to pressure Beijing into granting
genuine democratic reforms, at government headquarters at Admiralty.

Large scale 'occupy' movement have also been initiated by the citizens in Admiralty,
Mongkok and on a smaller scale in many districts such as Wanchai. Riot police had not
been seen on the street today.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2014
30 September 2014

Pro-democracy Protesters Tear-gassed in Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens who want to reach Occupy Central, the civil
disobedience movement to pressure Beijing into granting genuine democratic reforms,
at government headquarters at Admiralty were blocked by the police. They took to
the street and occupy the 6-lane highway between the MTR (subway) station and
the government offices.

The streets of Hong Kong on Sunday night resemble a battleground, with police in
full riot gear and gas masks firing tear gas on students and citizens wearing
makeshift masks and wielding umbrellas, in the worst clashes between police
and demonstrators since the 2005 WTO protests.

87 rounds of tear gas canisters were fired at the unarmed and generally peaceful
protesters indiscriminately and are totally unwarranted.

Admiralty · Hong Kong | 2014
29 September 2014

My News Report on the Front Page of Award-winning Newswire

Occupy Central Activated as 50,000 Rally in Hong Kong

'Occupy Central will start now,' Benny Tai, co-founder of the civil disobedience
movement, declared to 50,000 students and protesters rallying outside Government
headquarters at 1:45 am after Police arrested some 74 people earlier including
Alex Chow Yong Kang, Secretary General of Federation of Students, his deputy
Lester Shum and Joshua Wong, 17 year-old Convenor of activist high school
student group Scholarism. Their homes have been searched by police and
Wong's bail denied.

Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP) is a nonviolent occupation protest
for genuine universal suffrage originally scheduled to kick-off in Central
on 1 October 2014, China's 65th National Day.

Admiralty · Hong Kong | 2014
28 September 2014

My news report and more photos at Award-winning Newswire

Record High School Students Boycott Class for Democracy

A record 1,500 high school students joins the Hong-Kong-wide week-long class boycott
on the fifth day to protest Beijing's highly restrictive framework on electoral
reform. The sit-in at government headquarters was organised by Scholarism, the
popular high school student activist group that managed to force the government
to withdraw the patriotic 'national education' programme in 2012.

A large number of citizens came to give their support and a total of 3,000 people
was recorded at 6 pm at the end.

Admiralty · Hong Kong | 2014
27 September 2014

Hong Kong Students Demand Dialogue with Chief Executive

Chow Yong Kang, Secretary General of Federation of Students, leads 4,000 students and
protesters in the march to Hong Kong's Government House, carrying a giant cardboard
head of C Y Leung, Chief Executive of the territory, to protest Beijing's strict
framework for electoral reform and to demand true universal suffrage.

The march was initiated as Leung failed to show up and have a dialogue with the
students after 13,000 students and supporters kicked-off Hong Kong's largest
class boycott on Monday for a week.

Central · Hong Kong | 2014
26 September 2014

Eternal Recurrence by Jim Campbell

Award-winning Chicago-born Jim Campbell has long been recognized as a true master of light
and shadow art. Campbell presents Eternal Recurrence, his largest work in terms of overall
scale, which displays people swimming up and down the ICC facade, from 11 Sep to 8 Oct.

International Commerce Centre (ICC), situated above the MTR Kowloon Station, is the
tallest building in Hong Kong. It rises 490 metres above sea level with 118 floors
of grade-A offices.

Central · Hong Kong | 2014
25 September 2014

Interviewed by HuffPost Live on Hong Kong Class Boycott

This photographer was interviewed by Aylona Mink on the World Brief program of HuffPost Live
network studio in New York at noon EST 23 September on the student class boycott and the
future of democracy in Hong Kong with a slideshow of photos taken at the scene.
(click on the above link to watch interview on 11:12 - 18:40)
Photos are shared via @TravelFoto on Twitter.

HuffPost Live is an Internet-based video streaming network run by popular news website The
Huffington Post. It attempts to reinvent network TV news programming with the intention
of forging a truly engaging social TV experience with users via platforms such as
Skype and Google+.

New York · USA | 2014
24 September 2014

One of my photos aired during the interview on World Brief of HuffPost Live.

Hong Kong Students Boycott Class for Democracy

13,000 students from 25 tertiary institutions across Hong Kong and their supporters gather at
Chinese University to kick off Hong Kong's most massive ever week-long class boycott to
protest against Beijing’s highly restrictive framework on the 2017 chief executive election.
High school students plan to join the boycott for a day on Friday, 26 September.

The number of participants at the mass rally far exceeds those for the campaign against
patriotic national education programme in high schools two years ago at the same location.

Ma Liu Shui · Hong Kong | 2014
23 September 2014

Former Student Leaders Support Massive Class Boycott

About 40 former student leaders from 1970s to 2000s rallied at Tamar Park outside government
headquarters at Admiralty on Sunday in support of the massive class boycott by thousands of
university students this week and high school students starting 26 September to protest
Beijing's highly restrictive framework on election reform and to fight for true suffrage.

382 professors and staff at 20 of the city's colleges and universities have signed a
statement supporting the students.

Admiralty · Hong Kong | 2014
22 September 2014

Imagine Peace Festival

The Third Imagine Peace Festival, an annual non-profit celebration of inner peace
through music, dance, performance, mind and body workshops, creative playshops,
a global peace prayer link-up with Earthdance, flea market...

A music and art festival on the International Day of Peace on 20-21 September.

Pui O · Lantao · Hong Kong | 2014
21 September 2014

Hongqiao Railway Station

With a total area of 1.3 million square meters, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
is the largest railway station in Asia. The waiting hall is more than 10,000
sq metres (107,639 sq ft), and is capable of handling 10,000 passengers at
the same time.

Opened on 1 July 2010, it has 16 platforms, most of which are high-speed-rail
configuration, with services to Beijing, Nanjing and Hangzhou. At 19 km west
of the Bund, it is one station further than Terminal 2 of the Hongqiao
International Airport on Metro Line 2 and 10.

Shanghai · China | 2014
20 September 2014

The Bund by Night

With a gorgeous curve of iconic hertitage architecture of the former Shanghai
International Settlement, the Bund on the west bank of Huangpu River is the
real landmark of Shanghai, despite being dwarfed by the city's modern
skyscrappers, primarily at Pudong area on the east bank.

Shanghai · China | 2014
19 September 2014

Jade Buddha Temple

Founded in 1882, the Jade Buddha Temple (Yu Fo Si) in Shanghai is famed for its
two magnificent white jade Buddha brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen.
The temple was destroyed during the 1911 revolution and the current temple
was rebuilt in 1918-28. Photography of the jade Buddha is prohibited.

Shanghai · China | 2014
18 September 2014

Oriental Pearl Tower

Situated in Lujiazui, Pudong new area, the Oriental Pearl Tower, a radio and TV
tower, is fast becoming the iconic landmark of Shanghai. At 468 metres, it is
the world's third tallest TV tower after the 553-meter CN Tower in Toronto
and the 535-meter Moscow TV Tower.

Shanghai · China | 2014
17 September 2014

Eye of Tianjin

Tianjin Eye is a 120-metre (394 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel built above the Yongle
Bridge, over the Hai River in Tianjin, China, the only such wheel constructed
over a bridge.

Opened in 2008, the Eye has 48 passenger capsules, 8 passengers each, and takes
30 minutes to complete a rotation for a fee of 80 RMB. It was closed for
maintenance at the time of visit.

Tianjin · China | 2014
16 September 2014

Tiled Roofs of Chuandixia

Chuandixia village, located near Zhaitang town, about 90km west of Beijing, has
76 well-preserved courtyards and 656 houses, some dating back to Ming and Qing
dynasty. The pretty tiled roofs and ancient architecture offer a great day
trip from the capital.

Chuandixia · China | 2014
15 September 2014

Raise the Red Lanterns

Red lanterns on the ceiling of a restored courtyard house in Nanluogu Xiang (South Gong
and Drum Alley) a popular tourist area of trendy shops, eateries, hotels and
interesting hutongs.

Beijing · China | 2014
14 September 2014

'Quo Vadis?' by Leo Wong

Awesome images from Leo K K Wong, seasoned photographer and qualified medical doctor, are
part of the 'Tradition/anti-Tradition' show of the Hong Kong International Photo Festival
at the Hong Kong Design Institute from 13 September to 26 October 2014.

Tiu Keng Leng · Hong Kong | 2014
13 September 2014

'Shades of Two Seasons' by Jo and Linda

Contrasting images of wintry Xinjiang and temperate Morocco including my favourite dunes of
the Sahara are now on exhibition at Culture Club. Fabulous colour photography by Jo Keung
and stark monochrome images by Linda Rahmat will be on display until 30 September.

SOHO · Hong Kong | 2014
12 September 2014

'Fighting/Touching' by Bovey

Part of the exhibition 'A Square Metre of Sensation' by 6 artists using one square metre
of leather at PMQ for 2 weeks from 9 September.

Organised by Mingpao Monthly, it opens up new vision of sensation and explore unlimited
possibilities in life.

SOHO · Hong Kong | 2014
11 September 2014

Green Summer Festival

Green Summer Festival is an 8-week programme featuring more than 20 free events, held
for the first time on the Central Harbourfront Event Space next to Ferry Pier 10.
Open to the public free of charge till 5 Oct, it includes organic urban farming and
crop circles in the middle of the bustling Central Business District.

Central · Hong Kong | 2014
10 September 2014

Farewell to the Moon

Traditionally, Chinese farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season on
Mid-Autumn Festival. Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the
bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat mooncakes and pomelos under the moon
together. People flock to the lantern carnival at Victoria Park.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2014
9 September 2014

Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival

The fullest moon of the year can be enjoyed during the Mid-autumn Festival which is
on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar. The festival is on
September 8 this year and a thematic lantern carnival is set up at the Cultural
Centre Piazza at Tsimshatsui, Kowloon.

Tsimshatsui · Hong Kong | 2014
8 September 2014

Flight Over Tsimshatsui

A plane flies over the Museum of Art at Tsimshatsui, Kowloon.

Tsimshatsui · Hong Kong | 2014
7 September 2014

Hong Kong Ferris Wheel Getting Ready

The 60-metre-high Hong Kong Observation Wheel on the Central waterfront is due to soft-open
this month with 42 gondolas each holding 8-10 passengers who will be paying HK$100 for the
spectacular view of the Victoria harbour.

Swiss AEX will operate the wheel at the Central ferry piers next to the Star Ferry.
The 165-meter-tall Singapore Flyer has been struggling to meet its financial goals
and was placed under receivership last year, ie: going bankrupt.

Central · Hong Kong | 2014
6 September 2014

Lai Tak Tsuen

Built in 1975, Lai Tak Tsuen is one of the first public housing developments on Hong Kong
island by the Hong Kong Housing Society. Two of the three buildings are Hong Kong's only
public rental buildings having bicyclindrical design and was an award-winning design
in the 1970s.

Tai Hang · Hong Kong | 2012
5 September 2014

Comix Home Base

Comix Home Base is a revitalisation of a cluster of ten pre-war Grade 2 historical
buildings on Mallory Street and Barrow Street, that acts as the exhibition hub and
centre for exchange for the comics and animation industries.

Hong Kong is the world's third largest comics market after Japan and the
United States.

Wanchai · Hong Kong | 2014
4 September 2014

Hong Kong Waterfront at Dusk

One of the best place to drink in the views of iconic Victoria harbour waterfront
is at Tamar Park in Admiralty, where you can enjoy both the International Finance
Centre (IFC) Tower II in Central and the International Commerce Centre (ICC),
Hong Kong's tallest building in West Kowloon.

Tamar Park, just next to the government headquarters, is fast becoming the
preferred protest site after barracades were constructed to fence off the
"Citizens' Square" made famous by the Anti-National-Education movement.

Admiralty · Hong Kong | 2014
3 September 2014

Save the Arctic

Pauline the Polar Bear is touring Hong Kong in August to raise awareness about
oil-drilling in the Arctic and its environmental impact on behalf of Greenpeace.
The life-size realistic costume houses two volunteers who control its movements
and can roam for only about 10 minutes at a time owing to the extreme heat.

"The melting ice is not solely brought by climate change, but also oil drilling
in the Arctic. We are asking people to join the Save the Arctic petition," says
Sandy Zeng, Greenpeace’s communications officer.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2014
2 September 2014

Bright Spots on the 'Darkest Day' of Hong Kong

5,000 flashed their mobile phones at Tamar Park at government headquarters Sunday night
to protest against the decision by Beijing to pre-screen the candidates for the
election of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong in 2017.

"Today is the darkest day of Hong Kong's democratic movement. The road of dialogue has
come to an end and the occupation of Central will definitely happen," says Occupy
Central's Benny Tai. All 25 pro-democracy legislators vowed to veto the government's
bill for the political reform.

Admiralty · Hong Kong | 2014
1 September 2014

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