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On 26 November in Asian history

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 26, 2019

666: Death of Yeon Gaesomun Korean dictator of Goguryeo (other sources indicate death date as 664 or 665)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeon_Gaesomun

1161: Battle of Caishi. A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Caishi

1161 Battle of Caishi

1288: Birth of Go-Daigo, 96th Japanese emperor (1318-1339)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Daigo

1902 : Birth of Chinese Marshal Luo Ronghuan who died on December 16,1963
http://maoist.wikia.com/wiki/Luo_Ronghuan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11139.html

Luo Ronghuan

1919: Birth of Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic who died on August 20, 2011
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Sharan_Sharma
http://www.sacw.net/article2268.html

1923: Birth of V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer who died on April 7, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._K._Murthy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq0x5t0icw

1924: The Mongolian People’s Republic is proclaimed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_People’s_Republic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1oi7mUJPI&feature=related

1937: The last defence line, the Xicheng Line of Shanghai, besieged since August 13, is taken by the Japanese
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=85
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanghai

1937-11 Shanghai North station

1939: Birth of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia Prime Minister (2003-2009)
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/abdullah-ahmad-badawi-578.php

1941: Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-task-force-leaves-for-pearl-harbor

1949: India’s Constituent Assembly adopts the country’s constitution. The country will become a republic within the British Commonwealth two months later
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26th-november-1949-the-constitution-of-india-was-adopted
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/constituent_assembly_india.htm
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/237570/

1949: Birth of Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese politician, 1st Prime Minister from 2002 to 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Alkatiri

1950: Chinese troops launch an counterattack against the US forces (Battle of Chosin reservoir) stopping McArthur offensive
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?p=2352&page=1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-counterattacks-in-korea-change-nature-of-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OI40GsNiHk

1954: Birth of Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader to the Tamil separatists in Sri Lanka, killed on May 16, 2009
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0933019.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7885473.stm

1963: Legislative elections in South Korea. Victory of the Republican Democratic Party (conservative)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korean_legislative_election,_1963

1967: In Pakistan, Malik Amir Muhammad, Nawab of Kalabagh is shot dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Mohammad_Khan
http://nation.com.pk/sunday-plus/29-Jun-2014/nawab-of-kalabagh-the-man-who-knew-too-much

Malik Amir Muhammad

1968: After a long resistance, South Vietnam decides to send a delegation to the Peace Conference of Paris

1972: Birth of Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0992000/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYcB8xFAUkc

1980: Birth of Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Ohno
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste_1492.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP5OQg8wc64

1982: Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=191&dat=19821123&id=83NaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=my4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5023,5569337

1982-11-27 Nakasone

1990: Death of Feng Youlan (Fung Yulan), Chinese philosopher, born on December 5, 189
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Feng_Youlan

http://www.iep.utm.edu/feng/

1990: After 31 years in power, Lee Kuan Yew steps down as Singapore Prime Minister but stays in the government as officially number 2

 

1998: Japan and China  sign a Joint declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation  for Peace and Development
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/visit98/joint.html
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sato_01.pdf

2005: Death of Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer, born on April 2, 1951
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takanori_Arisawa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOgrf_qLf0

2008: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7751160.stm
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/mumbai-massacre-background-information/502/

http://vimeo.com/7981337

2011: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-15901363
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/27/world/asia/pakistan-nato-attack/

2012: Death of P. K. Venukuttan Nair, Indian actor, born in 1931
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/venukuttan-nair-passes-away/article4139095.ece
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/article1356485.ece
http://www.madhyamam.com/en/node/6738

2012: In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya. In response, India is issuing Chinese citizens with visas embossed with New Delhi’s own maps. Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

2012: Death of M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author, born on February 2, 1919
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/chitrabhanu-namboodiripad-passes-away/article4142296.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._C._Nambudiripad

2012: The Aam Aadmi Party, an Indian political party, is founded
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/arvind-kejriwal-to-formally-launch-aam-aadmi-party-today-505571
http://www.mapsofindia.com/election/aam-aadmi-party.html

2015 : Death of screen legend Setsuko Hara, who starred in several films by internationally acclaimed director Yasujiro Ozu before stunning the Japanese movie world by retiring at age 42. She was 95
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/11/26/films/mysterious-japanese-screen-legend-setsuko-hara-dies-95/#.WDhp2-RSNC8
https://article.wn.com/view/2015/11/26/Legendary_actress_Setsuko_Hara_dies_at_95/
http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-setsuko-hara-japanese-screen-legend-228968

setsuko-hara

2016: Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or Zunar as he is popularly known, is arrested under the Sedition Act for cartoons that allegedly insulted Prime Minister Najib Razak
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-27/malaysian-political-cartoonist-zunar-arrested-under-sedition-law/8060932?section=world
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/again-cartoonist-zunar-taken-in-for-sedition

2017: China jails activist Wu Gan for 8 years for ‘subverting state power’
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/26/china-jails-activist-wu-gan-8-years-subverting-state-power/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/26/china-jails-human-rights-lawyer-known-super-vulgar-butcher/
https://www.voanews.com/a/wu-gan-sentenced-to-8-years-in-chinese-prison/4179270.html

2018: Maldives’ top court cancels jail sentence of former president Mohamed Nasheed
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/maldives-court-clears-jail-sentence-mohamed-nasheed-181126142747071.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/supreme-court-quashes-nasheeds-terror-conviction-142945

Holidays and observances

Independence Day of Mongolia

India: Constitution Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 26 November in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 26 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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 Updated on November 26, 2019

1161: Battle of Caishi. A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Caishi

1161 Battle of Caishi

1924: The Mongolian People’s Republic is proclaimed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_People’s_Republic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1oi7mUJPI&feature=related

1937: The last defence line, the Xicheng Line of Shanghai, besieged since August 13, is taken by the Japanese
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=85
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanghai

1937-11 Shanghai North station

1941: Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-task-force-leaves-for-pearl-harbor

1950: Chinese troops launch an counterattack against the US forces (Battle of Chosin reservoir) stopping McArthur offensive
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?p=2352&page=1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-counterattacks-in-korea-change-nature-of-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OI40GsNiHk

1968: After a long resistance, South Vietnam decides to send a delegation to the Peace Conference of Paris

1998: Japan and China  sign a Joint declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation  for Peace and Development
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/visit98/joint.html
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sato_01.pdf

2008: Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7751160.stm
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/mumbai-massacre-background-information/502


http://vimeo.com/7981337

2012: In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya. In response, India is issuing Chinese citizens with visas embossed with New Delhi’s own maps. Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

 

On 26 November in South Asian history

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 26, 2019

1919: Birth of Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic who died on August 20, 2011
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Sharan_Sharma
http://www.sacw.net/article2268.html

1923: Birth of V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer who died on April 7, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._K._Murthy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq0x5t0icw

1949: India’s Constituent Assembly adopts the country’s constitution. The country will become a republic within the British Commonwealth two months later
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26th-november-1949-the-constitution-of-india-was-adopted
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/constituent_assembly_india.htm
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/237570/

1954: Birth of Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader to the Tamil separatists in Sri Lanka, killed on May 16, 2009
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0933019.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7885473.stm

1967: In Pakistan, Malik Amir Muhammad, Nawab of Kalabagh is shot dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Mohammad_Khan
http://nation.com.pk/sunday-plus/29-Jun-2014/nawab-of-kalabagh-the-man-who-knew-too-much

Malik Amir Muhammad

1972: Birth of Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0992000/

2007: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999 led by General Musharraf
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1570491/Nawaz-Sharif-returns-to-Pakistan.html
http://www.foxnews.com/story/2007/11/26/former-prime-minister-nawaz-sharif-returns-to-pakistan-after-8-years-in-exile.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIiaTg2nksc

2008: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7751160.stm
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/mumbai-massacre-background-information/502

http://vimeo.com/7981337

2011: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-15901363
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/27/world/asia/pakistan-nato-attack/

2012: Death of P. K. Venukuttan Nair, Indian actor, born in 1931
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/venukuttan-nair-passes-away/article4139095.ece
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/article1356485.ece
http://www.madhyamam.com/en/node/6738

2012: In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya. In response, India is issuing Chinese citizens with visas embossed with New Delhi’s own maps. Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

2012: Death of M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author, born on February 2, 1919
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/chitrabhanu-namboodiripad-passes-away/article4142296.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._C._Nambudiripad

2012: The Aam Aadmi Party, an Indian political party, is founded
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/arvind-kejriwal-to-formally-launch-aam-aadmi-party-today-505571
http://www.mapsofindia.com/election/aam-aadmi-party.html

2018: Maldives’ top court cancels jail sentence of former president Mohamed Nasheed
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/maldives-court-clears-jail-sentence-mohamed-nasheed-181126142747071.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/supreme-court-quashes-nasheeds-terror-conviction-142945

Holidays and observances

India: Constitution Day

On 26 November in Southeast Asian history

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Southeast Asian history”

Updated on November 26, 2019

1939: Birth of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia Prime Minister (2003-2009)
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/abdullah-ahmad-badawi-578.php

1949: Birth of Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese politician, 1st Prime Minister (2002-2006)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Alkatiri

1968: After a long resistance, South Vietnam decides to send a delegation to the Peace Conference of Paris

1990: After 31 years Lee Kuan Yew steps down as Singapore Prime Minister but stays in the government as officially number 2

2009: Andal Ampatuan Jr is charged with murder. He is the son of a Philippines clan boss, suspected of the massacre of at least 57 journalists, political activists and innocent passers-by, already charged with murder

2012: In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya. In response, Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

2016: Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or Zunar as he is popularly known, is arrested under the Sedition Act for cartoons that allegedly insulted Prime Minister Najib Razak
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-27/malaysian-political-cartoonist-zunar-arrested-under-sedition-law/8060932?section=world
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/again-cartoonist-zunar-taken-in-for-sedition

 

On 26 November in Japan’s history

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Japan’s history”

Updated on November 26, 2019

1288: Birth of Go-Daigo, 96th Japanese emperor (1318-1339)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Daigo

1937: The last defence line, the Xicheng Line of Shanghai, besieged since August 13, is taken by the Japanese
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=85
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanghai

1937-11 Shanghai North station

1941: Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-task-force-leaves-for-pearl-harbor

1980: Birth of Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Ohno
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste_1492.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP5OQg8wc64

1982: Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=191&dat=19821123&id=83NaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=my4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5023,5569337

1982-11-27 Nakasone

1988: Birth of Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yumi_Kobayashi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McQcYZjqdkI&feature=related

1998: Japan and China  sign a Joint declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation  for Peace and Development
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/visit98/joint.html
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sato_01.pdf

2005: Death of Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer, born on April 2, 1951
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takanori_Arisawa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOgrf_qLf0

2015 : Death of screen legend Setsuko Hara, who starred in several films by internationally acclaimed director Yasujiro Ozu before stunning the Japanese movie world by retiring at age 42. She was 95
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/11/26/films/mysterious-japanese-screen-legend-setsuko-hara-dies-95/#.WDhp2-RSNC8
https://article.wn.com/view/2015/11/26/Legendary_actress_Setsuko_Hara_dies_at_95/
http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-setsuko-hara-japanese-screen-legend-228968

setsuko-hara

 

On 26 November in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type « On (date + month) in Chinese history »

Updated on November 26, 2019

1161: Battle of Caishi. A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Caishi

1161 Battle of Caishi

1902 : Birth of Chinese-Marshal Luo Ronghuan who died on December 16,1963
http://maoist.wikia.com/wiki/Luo_Ronghuan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11139.html

Luo Ronghuan

1924: The Mongolian People’s Republic is proclaimed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_People’s_Republic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1oi7mUJPI&feature=related

1937: The last defence line, the Xicheng Line of Shanghai, besieged since August 13, is taken by the Japanese
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=85
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanghai

1937-11 Shanghai North station

1950: Chinese troops launch an counterattack against the US forces (Battle of Chosin reservoir) stopping McArthur offensive
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?p=2352&page=1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-counterattacks-in-korea-change-nature-of-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OI40GsNiHk

1990: Death of Feng Youlan (Fung Yulan), Chinese philosopher, born on December 5, 1895
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Feng_Youlan
http://www.iep.utm.edu/feng/

1998: Japan and China  sign a Joint declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation  for Peace and Development
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/visit98/joint.html
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sato_01.pdf

2012: In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya. In response, India is issuing Chinese citizens with visas embossed with New Delhi’s own maps. Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

2017: China jails activist Wu Gan for 8 years for ‘subverting state power’
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/26/china-jails-activist-wu-gan-8-years-subverting-state-power/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/26/china-jails-human-rights-lawyer-known-super-vulgar-butcher/
https://www.voanews.com/a/wu-gan-sentenced-to-8-years-in-chinese-prison/4179270.html

 

Holidays and observances

Independence Day of Mongolia

 

All about Hong Kong & Macau

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24 NOVEMBER 2019

Hong Kong districts election: Huge victory of the Democrats

Landslide victory for pan-democratic parties in district council elections will have a sweeping impact on city gripped by social unrest, and sends a message to both the chief executive and Beijing
ttps://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3039301/people-have-spoken-polls-and-carrie-lam-must-now-respond-order-end

1st NOVEMBER 2019

China to ‘perfect’ Hong Kong leader appointment system amid ongoing pro-democracy protests

China will « perfect » the way the leader of Hong Kong will be appointed and replaced, refusing to tolerate separatism or threats to national security there, according to a senior Chinese official
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-02/china-to-perfect-hong-kong-leader-appointment-system/11665546
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/11/01/china-says-will-improve-way-hong-kong-leader-selected-safeguard-national-security/

29 OCTOBER 2019

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong barred from election

The Hong Kong Electoral Affairs Commission said Joshua Wong’s nomination was found to be « invalid. » The 23-year-old activist said he was the only candidate who was barred from running
https://www.dw.com/en/hong-kongs-pro-democracy-activist-joshua-wong-barred-from-election/a-51029701
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/10/29/breaking-hong-kong-bans-activist-joshua-wong-standing-district-election-race/
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3035432/decision-ban-hong-kong-pro-democracy-activist-joshua-wong

28 OCTOBER 2019

Hong Kong officially enters recession, with zero growth expected for remainder of 2019

Hong Kong has fallen into recession and is unlikely to achieve any growth this year following almost five months of anti-Government protests, the city’s financial secretary says
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-29/hong-kong-now-in-recession-financial-secretary-confirms/11647964?section=world
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3034757/reject-burning-together-hong-kong-finance-chief-paul-chan

23 OCTOBER 2019

Hong Kong’s ‘dead’ extradition bill finally buried as government formally withdraws it

Hong Kong’s extradition bill, declared “dead” months ago by the government, was finally buried on Wednesday with the formal withdrawal of the much-hated legislation which sparked the city’s worst crisis in decades
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3034263/hong-kong-government-officially-withdraws-extradition-bill
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/hong-kong-government-withdraws-bill-that-sparked-protests/
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hong-kong-protests-extradition-bill-withdrawn-carrie-lam-12025906

16 OCTOBER 2019

Hong Kong leader forced to abandon state of the union address amid protests

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam abandoned a state-of-the-union style address after opposition politicians heckled her in chaotic scenes inside the city’s legislative chamber
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/hong-kong-leader-forced-abandon-state-union-address-amid-protests/
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2019/10/17/2003724086

6 OCTOBER 2019

Hong Kong court rejects bid to suspend mask ban

A Hong Kong judge has rejected a bid from the city’s pro-democracy legislators to suspend the government’s ban on wearing face masks at protests. Mass demonstrations have continued in defiance of the ban
https://www.dw.com/en/hong-kong-court-rejects-bid-to-suspend-mask-ban/a-50713382
https://www.theepochtimes.com/hong-kong-court-rejects-injunction-to-suspend-anti-mask-law-for-the-second-time_3107474.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3031766/hong-kong-court-rejects-second-attempt-get-mask-ban

1 OCTOBER 2019

Hong Kong Police Fire Live Ammunition At Protesters, Boy Shot in Chest

A Hong Kong police officer shot a protester with a live round on Tuesday (Oct 1) after his unit was attacked by demonstrators in Tsuen Wan district during sustained clashes in the city, a police spokesperson said
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-protester-shot-in-the-chest-by-a-live-round-media
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-01/violence-flares-hong-kong-after-china-70-anniversary-parade/11565024

30 SEPTEMBER 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping vows to uphold ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Monday (Sept 30) to uphold the principles of « one country, two systems », amid fears that Beijing would intervene to end pro-democracy protests that have rocked Hong Kong for months
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinese-president-xi-jinping-vows-to-uphold-one-country-two-systems-in-hong-kong
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/30/chinese-president-pledges-uphold-one-country-two-systems-hong/

18 SEPTEMBER 2019

Hong Kong refuses to renew work visa for representative from Taiwan

Tsai Meng-chieh, who works for Taiwan’s Investigation Bureau, was forced to return home on Wednesday after the city government refused to extend his papers, according to officials from the bureau and the Mainland Affairs Council
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3027955/hong-kong-refuses-renew-work-visa-

8 SEPTEMBER 2019

Hong Kong filmmaker Yonfan’s animation condemning ongoing anti-government protests wins best screenplay award at Venice Film Festival

Hong Kong filmmaker Yonfan’s riot-themed animation won best screenplay at the Venice Film Festival, with the director condemning protesters for the prolonged political unrest in the city
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3026263/hong-kong-filmmaker-yonfans-animation-condemning-ongoing

4 SEPTEMBER 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces formal withdrawal of extradition Bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3025641/hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-announce-formal-withdrawal
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hong-kong-carrie-lam-withdrawal-extradition-bill-transcript-11872478
https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2019/sep/04/carrie-lam-announces-hong-kong-government-will-withdraw-extradition-bill-video

2 SEPTEMBER 2019

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam says she would ‘quit’ if she could, fears her ability to resolve crisis now ‘very limited’

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has caused « unforgivable havoc » by igniting the political crisis engulfing the city and would quit if she had a choice, according to an audio recording of remarks she made last week to a group of businesspeople
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hongkong-protests-carrie-lam-says-would-quit-11866096
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/02/hong-kong-carrie-lam-would-quit-if-had-choice-leaked-audio

31 AUGUST 2019

Hong Kong police fire water cannon and tear gas as protesters defy rally ban with petrol bombs

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday as pro-democracy protesters threw petrol bombs in the latest in a series of clashes that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/31/hong-kong-protesters-defy-police-ban-take-streets-arrests-leading/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49534439

25 AUGUST 2019

Ho Iat-seng elected Macao chief executive

Ho, 62, garnered 392 votes from the 400-member Election Committee. He will succeed Fernando Chui Sai-on as the fifth-term chief executive of Macao, pending approval by the central government.
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/227/197/50/1566711831529.html?newsId=93041
https://www.scmp.com/print/news/asia/article/3024255/meet-macaus-new-chief-executive-ho-iat-seng-media-shy-beijing-loyalist

24 AUGUST 2019

UK Consular Worker Simon Cheng Detained in China, Released, Back in Hong Kong

Simon Cheng was detained by Chinese authorities after traveling to the mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen, two weeks ago. In a statement Saturday morning, his family said the 28-year-old Hong Konger had returned home
https://www.theepochtimes.com/uk-consular-worker-simon-cheng-detained-in-china-released-back-in-hong-kong_3054266.html
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/simon-cheng-uk-consulate-staffer-returns-hong-kong-protests-11838880

20 AUGUST 2019

China detains staff member from UK’s consulate in Hong Kong for over 10 days after business trip

The U.K.’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it is « extremelyconcerned » at reports that a staff member at the consulate in the former British colony of Hong Kong had been detained while returning to the city
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/britain-diplomat-08202019121916.html
https://www.watoday.com.au/world/asia/britain-s-hong-kong-official-missing-in-china-was-nabbed-on-train-says-family-20190821-p52j4f.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3023634/british-consulate-worker-hong-kong-held-mainland-china-10

18 AUGUST 2019

More than a million people brave the rain in peaceful Hong Kong protest

Hong Kong people returned en-masse to peaceful protest as more than million marched through the rain on Sunday evening, defying Beijing’s label of the democracy movement as rioters
https://www.watoday.com.au/world/asia/thousands-gather-in-hong-kong-for-peaceful-protests-20190818-p52icp.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/18/hong-kong-huge-rally-china-condemns-us-gross-interference
https://www.france24.com/en/20190818-hong-kong-protest-rally-pro-democracy-movement-support-11th-weekend

14 AUGUST 2019

Willy Lam: China will not send soldiers to Hong Kong before October

For the veteran political commentator and journalist, Xi Jinping is too eager to « look good » before the world and cannot “lose face” before the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Willy-Lam:-China-will-not-send-soldiers-to-Hong-Kong-before-October-47720.html

13 AUGUST 2019

Check-in at Hong Kong airport suspended for second day as protesters block terminal

Authorities at Hong Kong airport suspended check-ins on Tuesday after pro-democracy protesters blocked the terminal for a second day, but reversed a previous statement saying that all departing flights had been cancelled
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/check-in-at-hong-kong-airport-suspended-for-second-day-as-protesters-block-terminal-1.897765
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/13/hong-kong-airport-resumes-flights-protests-beijing-condemns/

7 AUGUST 2019

Hong Kong lawyers march in silence to support anti-government protesters

Hong Kong lawyers held a silent march on Wednesday (Aug 7) in support of anti-government protesters and to call on the government to safeguard the independence of the city’s department of justice
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hong-kong-protests-lawyers-march-silence-support-anti-government-11788926
https://www.scmp.com/video/hong-kong/3021855/dressed-black-thousands-hong-kong-lawyers-marched-silence-slam-political
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hundreds-of-hong-kong-lawyers-join-silent-march-to-demand-inquiry-into-protests

2 AUGUST 2019

Hong Kong civil servants attend rally to voice dissent over extradition Bill

Thousands of civil servants filled Chater Garden in the heart of the business district on Friday (Aug 2) night to protest the government’s handling of a contentious extradition bill in a rare show of dissent
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-civil-servants-set-for-rally-to-voice-dissent-over-extradition-bill
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3021276/hong-kong-civil-servants-embarrass-government-protest

20 JULY 2019

Hong Kong police make ‘largest ever’ seizure of explosives on eve of protests

Police in Hong Kong have seized what is thought to be the largest ever cache of high-powered explosives uncovered in the city, in a raid Friday night on a suspected bomb-making factory
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/20/asia/hong-kong-explosives-haul-intl-hnk/index.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3019429/bomb-disposal-squad-called-after-explosive-substance

9 JULY 2019

Hong Kong’s Lam Says Extradition Bill is ‘Dead,’ Campaigners Skeptical

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam appeared to extend an olive branch to the city’s mass anti-extradition movement on Tuesday, promising that widely hated amendments to existing extradition laws were « dead. »
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/bill-07092019103527.html
https://www.france24.com/en/20190709-hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-says-china-extradition-bill-dead
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-48917796

7 JULY 2019

Hong Kong protesters flood West Kowloon train station in rally against controversial extradition Bill

Protesters on Sunday (Jul 7) amassed outside Hong Kong’s West Kowloon station, where high-speed trains depart for the Chinese mainland, as they try to turn up pressure on the city’s pro-Beijing leaders
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hong-kong-protests-kowloon-station-extradition-bill-police-mtr-11699032
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-48901072

1 JULY 2019

Hong Kong protesters storm parliament and graffiti the walls

Hundreds of protesters stormed Hong Kong’s parliament late on Monday, ransacking the building and spraying graffiti on the walls
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-protests-china-flag-government-building-carrie-lam-police-jeremy-hunt-a8983076.html
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/hong-kong-protesters-storm-parliament-and-graffiti-the-walls-1.881190

18 JUNE 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologises for extradition crisis but refuses to step down

Speaking Tuesday, two days after protest organizers estimated 2 million people took to the streets to demand the bill be fully withdrawn and that she step down, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she wanted to offer the city her « most sincere apology. »
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/18/asia/hong-kong-protests-extradition-carrie-lam-intl-hnk/index.html
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hong-kong-protests-carrie-lam-speech-apology-extradition-bill-11638710?cid=h3_referral_inarticlelinks_24082018_cna
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/06/18/live-hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-sincerely-apologises-extradition-row/

15 JUNE 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspends extradition bill following mass protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday delayed indefinitely a proposed law to allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked violent protests in the Asian finance hub
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/15/hong-kong-leader-suspends-extradition-bill-following-mass-protests/
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/06/15/breaking-hong-kong-suspends-controversial-extradition-bill-months-protest-criticism/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-48645342

9 JUNE 2019

Hundreds of thousands of protesters march through Hong Kong against China extradition bill

Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched on the streets of central Hong Kong on Sunday showing their dislike for a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges — sparking the biggest public backlash against the city’s pro-Beijing leadership in years
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/more-than-a-million-protest-in-hong-kong-over-extradition-laws-which-could-let-china-target-political-opponents
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-48572130
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/09/vast-protest-in-hong-kong-against-extradition-law-china
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/06/09/just-no-china-extradition-tens-thousands-hong-kong-protest-controversial-new-law/

6 JUNE 2019

‘Record 3,000’ Hong Kong lawyers in silent march against controversial extradition bill

Thousands of Hong Kong’s legal professionals, including top lawyers, took to the streets on Thursday in a silent protest against the government’s controversial extradition bill, ramping up pressure on officials to avoid rushing it through the legislature
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3013461/thousands-hong-kong-lawyers-launch-silent-march-against
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/thousands-of-hong-kong-lawyers-march-against-china-extradition-plans

04 JUNE 2019

Tiananmen Square massacre marked with Hong Kong vigil

More than 100,000 people have gathered in Hong Kong for a candlelight vigil to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/04/tiananmen-square-massacre-marked-with-hong-kong-vigil
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/06/04/live-english-thousands-gather-hong-kong-candlelit-vigil-mark-30-years-since-tiananmen-massacre/

24 MAY 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam voices ‘strong objection’ to Germany granting asylum to Mong Kok riot fugitives Ray Wong and Alan Li

Hong Kong’s leader has made a strongly worded official complaint to Germany’s top diplomat in the city, nearly three days after the news broke that the European nation had granted asylum to two local fugitives wanted by police on rioting charges
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3011735/hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-voices-strong-objection-germany
https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1459201-20190524.htm
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/05/24/chinese-officials-tell-germany-stay-hong-kong-affairs-wanted-activists-gain-refugee-status/

11 MAY 2019

Hong Kong lawmakers brawl over controversial extradition bill

A fight broke out between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing lawmakers in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council. The proposed law would permit extraditions to China despite the Chinese government’s poor human rights record
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/11/hong-kong-lawmakers-scuffle-in-parliament
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/05/11/pictures-physical-clashes-injuries-hong-kongs-legislature-amid-uproar-china-extradition-bill/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48237316

29 APRIL 2019

Shenzhen grants license to 85 HK, Macao lawyers

Eighty-five lawyers from Hong Kong and eight from Macao were granted legal professional license in Shenzhen on Saturday, as more and more legal service providers from the two special administrative regions (SARs) choose to develop their career on the Chinese mainland
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/143/217/149/1556532610933.html?newsId=81315

28 APRIL 2019

Estimated 130,000 protesters join march against proposed extradition law that will allow transfer of fugitives from Hong Kong to mainland China

An estimated 130,000 protesters took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to oppose a legislative amendment that would allow the transfer of fugitives to places such as mainland China, in the largest turnout for a rally in five years
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3007999/thousands-set-join-protest-march-against-proposed
https://www.dw.com/en/thousands-in-hong-kong-protest-against-china-extradition-plan/a-48518913

26 APRIL 2019

Tiananmen incident museum reopens in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong-based civic group opened the museum five years ago in a different location, but had to close it in 2016 after the building’s management ordered the museum to move out
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190426_35/
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/04/26/no-need-worry-hong-kong-museum-commemorating-1989-tiananmen-massacre-opens-amid-protest/
https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1454760-20190426.htm

24 APRIL 2019

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders jailed over ‘Umbrella Movement’ protests

A Hong Kong court has jailed four leaders of the 2014 « Occupy » movement nearly five years after activists took to the streets in mass pro-democracy protests
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-24/hong-kong-pro-democracy-leaders-jailed-over-protests/11044658
https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1454244-20190424.htm
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/04/24/breaking-hong-kongs-leading-umbrella-movement-activists-handed-jail-sentences/

9 APRIL 2019

Leading Hong Kong Umbrella Movement activists found guilty of public nuisance

Nine activists were all convicted of at least one charge in a prosecution that deployed rarely-used colonial-era public nuisance laws over their participation in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests, which called for free elections for the city’s leader
https://www.france24.com/en/20190409-hong-kong-umbrella-movement-democracy-leaders-found-guilty-china
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/04/09/breaking-hong-kong-umbrella-movement-activists-handed-verdicts-public-nuisance-trial/
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/hong-kong-occupy-protest-leaders-guilty-190409030057063.html

26 MARCH 2019

Human rights in Hong Kong ‘deteriorating severely’: Amnesty

Hong Kong’s human rights have « deteriorated severely » over the past year, with free speech under attack, Amnesty International said on Tuesday (March 26), the latest report to criticise the city’s government for restricting liberties
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/human-rights-in-hong-kong-deteriorating-severely-amnesty
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/03/26/amnesty-warns-rapid-decline-hong-kong-human-rights-citing-political-party-ban-press-freedom-issues/

15 MARCH 2019

Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan closely monitored and harassed as China fears ‘separatist’ collusion

As Beijing grows wary of pro-independence groups seeking to forge closer ties in Hong Kong and Taiwan, activists say they are coming under increased surveillance and harassment from pro-China media outlets and unofficial “operatives.”
https://www.theepochtimes.com/activists-in-hong-kong-and-taiwan-closely-monitored-and-harassed-as-china-fears-separatist-collusion_2838650.html

21 FEBRUARY 2019

Hong Kong’s ban on pro-independence National Party upheld, as gov’t rejects appeal

The Hong Kong National Party’s appeal against an unprecedented ban has been turned down by the city’s leader and her cabinet, with officials saying they believed the outlawed party could “resort to violence or advocate violence” in pursuit of a “Republic of Hong Kong”
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2187174/hong-kong-national-party-ban-upheld-panel-which-says-it
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/94/97/201/1550769175482.html?newsId=62573
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/02/21/breaking-hong-kongs-ban-pro-independence-national-party-upheld-govt-rejects-appeal/

15 FEBRUARY 2019

Hong Kong’s ‘Long Hair’ lawmaker fails to overturn legislature ban

Leung Kwok-hung – known by the nickname « Long Hair » – was one of four lawmakers disqualified in 2017 for altering their swearing-in oaths to reflect their frustrations with Beijing’s increased political control over the city
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/02/15/breaking-hong-kong-appeal-court-affirms-disqualification-ex-lawmaker-long-hair-leung-kwok-hung-2016-oath-taking-saga/
https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1443010-20190215.htm

15 JANUARY 2019

Ex-Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang released after completing 12-month jail term for misconduct in public office

Former Chief Executive Donald Tsang has vowed to clear his name after he completed a 12-month prison sentence for misconduct while in office
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/ex-hong-kong-leader-donald-tsang-released-after-completing-12-month-jail-term-for
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/01/15/ex-hong-kong-leader-donald-tsang-released-jail-vows-persist-seeking-justice/

9 JANUARY 2019

New law will give authorities two years to prosecute anyone in Hong Kong who insults Chinese national anthem – and doing so could land you in jail for three

The controversial national anthem law would have a two-year time limit for prosecution, the Hong Kong government revealed on Wednesday in its proposed draft. For crimes of a similar level of seriousness, the time limit is normally six months
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2181373/new-law-will-give-authorities-two-years-prosecute-anyone
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/01/09/hong-kong-moves-ban-insults-national-anthem-2-year-prosecution-time-limit/
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/video-gallery.htm?vid=1437244

7 JANUARY 2019

In rare move, Hong Kong’s Catholic Church appoints ex-bishop John Tong as acting head

Shock as Vatican brings Cardinal John Tong out of retirement to be acting head of Hong Kong diocese after death of bishop – blocking Occupy supporter Joseph Ha Chi-shing
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2181079/shock-vatican-brings-cardinal-john-tong-out-retirement-serve
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/01/07/just-rare-move-hong-kongs-catholic-church-appoints-ex-bishop-john-tong-acting-head/
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1436881-20190107.htm

3 JANUARY 2019

Hong Kong bishop Michael Yeung Ming-Cheung has died

Msgr Michael Yeung Ming-Cheung, bishop of Hong Kong, died this morning at the age of 73. He was hospitalized at Canossa Hospital on December 27th. Yesterday he was taken to intensive care and received a visit from various personalities of the diocese, including Cardinals Joseph Zen and John Tong
https://www.ucanews.com/news/bishop-of-hong-kong-passes-away-at-73/84202
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/01/03/breaking-hong-kong-catholic-bishop-michael-yeung-dies-73/
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/2180459/hong-kong-catholic-leader-michael-yeung-ming-cheung-73-stable

1 JANUARY 2019

Thousands march in Hong Kong for democracy and independence from China

 Thousands of demonstrators marched in Hong Kong on Tuesday to demand full democracy, fundamental rights, and even independence from China in the face of what many see as a marked clampdown by the Communist Party on local freedoms
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/thousands-march-in-hong-kong-against-china-repression-after-grim-2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/01/thousands-march-hong-kong-democracy-independence-china/
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/01/01/pictures-hong-kong-pro-democracy-protesters-rally-rule-law-inequality-waning-freedoms/

10 DECEMBER 2018

Hong Kong Arrests Two Lawmakers Over In-Chamber Protest Last June

Police in Hong Kong on Monday arrested two pro-democracy lawmakers who staged a loud protest in the city’s Legislative Council (LegCo) last June, the latest in a string of prosecutions of prominent opposition figures
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawmakers-12102018112007.html
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=203126&sid=4
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2177230/lawmakers-charged-over-cross-border-rail-legco-protest-call

5 DECEMBER 2018

Hong Kong cardinal defends Occupy protest leaders in court

Outspoken Hong Kong cardinal Zen on Wednesday (Dec 5) defended leading democracy campaigners on trial over massive 2014 rallies which paralysed parts of the city, praising their commitment to peaceful protest
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/12/05/hong-kong-cardinal-praises-commitment-occupy-protest-leaders-court/

26 NOVEMBER 2018

Pro-Beijing candidate Rebecca Chan wins Hong Kong legislative seat as democrats fail to regain veto power

The by-election was to fill the seat of ousted lawmaker Lau Siu-lai, whose “slow motion” oath was ruled invalid by a court. She was disqualified from the legislature last year and abandoned her legal appeal this May
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/11/26/breaking-pro-beijing-candidate-rebecca-chan-wins-hong-kong-legislative-seat-as-democrats-fail-to-regain-veto-power/
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/hong-kong-democrats-lose-key-vote

19 NOVEMBER 2018

Hong Kong pro-democracy 2014 protest leaders go on trial

Nine activists and politicians involved in Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement pleaded not guilty to their public nuisance charges on Monday
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/11/19/nine-defendants-plead-not-guilty-first-day-umbrella-movement-trial/
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/hong-kong-pro-democracy-activists-plead-guilty-181119094030363.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/19/hong-kong-democracy-protesters-plead-not-guilty-as-umbrella-movement-goes-on-trial

2 NOVEMBER 2018

Raymond Chow Man-wai, Hong Kong movie producer who brought the world martial arts legend Bruce Lee, dies at 91

Raymond Chow Man-wai, the Hong Kong movie producer who introduced the world to martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died on Friday aged 91
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/2171469/raymond-chow-man-wai-hong-kong-movie-producer-who-brought
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/godfather-of-hk-film-industry-raymond-chow-dies-at-age-91
https://variety.com/2018/film/asia/raymond-chow-dead-dies-hong-kong-film-1203018267/

5 OCTOBER 2018

Hong Kong rejects visa renewal for foreign press club vice-president who chaired independence talk

The Hong Kong government has refused to renew the work visa of Financial Times correspondent Victor Mallet, who is also the first vice president of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1421486-20181005.htm
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/10/05/hong-kong-refuses-visa-renewal-foreign-press-club-vice-pres-chaired-independence-talk/
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/journalists-hit-out-at-visa-denial-10052018110324.html

24 SEPTEMBER 2018

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party in unprecedented move

Hong Kong has banned a political party promoting independence from China, a first for the autonomous city since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/hong-kong-bans-pro-independence-party-unprecedented-move-180924063625163.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/24/breaking-pro-independence-party-officially-banned-hong-kong-govt-historic-move-restricting-freedom-assembly/
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-government-bans-pro-independence-national-party-citing-security-risks

23 SEPTEMBER 2018

Hong Kong mourns passing of Nobel Prize winner and father of fibre optics, Charles Kao, 84

Hong Kong on Sunday mourned the passing of the city’s Nobel Prize winner in physics, Professor Charles Kao Kuen, whose seminal work on fibre optics laid the groundwork for the development of modern communications
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2165405/nobel-prize-winner-and-hong-kong-native-charles-kao-dies-84
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/nobel-prize-winning-scientist-charles-kuen-kao-who-brought-forth-the-development-of

22 SEPTEMBER 2018

Hong Kong opens first bullet train link with mainland China

Top officials from Hong Kong and Guangdong boarded Hong Kong’s first bullet train on Saturday (Sep 22) and attended an opening ceremony at the former British colony’s sleek and controversial new harbourfront railway station
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hong-kong-opens-bullet-train-high-speed-rail-china-mainland-10748030
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1419439-20180922.htm

7 SEPTEMBER 2018

Hong Kong top court frees 13 pro-democracy activists

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal on Friday (Sept 7) quashed jail sentences for 13 pro-democracy activists who stormed the city’s legislative council in a dramatic 2014 protest
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/hong-kong-top-court-frees-13-pro-democracy-activists

4 SEPTEMBER 2018

China assumes authority over Hong Kong rail station

A new high-speed rail station linking Hong Kong and mainland China opened Tuesday under Chinese authority, raising new worries among Hong Kong residents of a further erosion of the territory’s autonomy
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-assumes-authority-over-hong-kong-rail-station/4556843.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/30/section-hong-kongs-new-train-station-will-effectively-become-chinese-territory-next-tuesday/

14 AUGUST 2018

Hong Kong independence activist slams Beijing at press club talk

Hong Kong independence activist Andy Chan attacked China as an empire trying to “annex” and “destroy” the city in a no-holds barred speech Tuesday at the city’s press club which Beijing wanted canceled
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/pro-china-groups-protest-at-hong-kong-press-club-over-separatist-speech-19580
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/08/14/asia-pacific/politics-diplomacy-asia-pacific/hong-kong-independence-activist-slams-beijing-press-club-talk/#.W3O_2-gzY2x
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/14/live-hong-kong-pro-independence-activist-chan-ho-tin-delivers-speech-despite-pressure-beijing/

1 JULY 2018

Hong Kong’s annual July 1 pro-democracy march turnout hits three-year low, estimated at 50,000

The annual protests take place on the anniversary of the city’s return to China by colonial power Britain in 1997 but saw one of the lowest turnouts in history this year
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/thousands-pro-democracy-demonstrators-march-in-hong-kong-18593
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2153284/hong-kongs-july-1-march-kicks-controversy-over-police-orders
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/01/pictures-end-one-party-dictatorship-50000-join-march-democracy-hong-kong-say-organisers/

13 JUNE 2018

Pan-democrats ejected from Hong Kong’s Legislative Council amid checkpoint debate

Authorities in Hong Kong removed five pro-democracy lawmakers from the city’s Legislative Council (LegCo) as a heated debate involving mainland Chinese control of a high-speed rail checkpoint turned into impromptu protests
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pan-democrats-ejected-from-hong-kongs-legislative-council-06132018112122.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/13/five-democrats-kicked-express-rail-joint-checkpoint-debate-bill-reaches-endgame-legislature/
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/video-gallery.htm?vid=1401561

11 JUNE 2018

Hong Kong jails top activist Edward Leung for six years

Hong Kong’s leading independence activist was jailed for six years on Monday for rioting and assaulting police, one of the city’s harshest sentences against a democracy activist in recent years
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/hong-kong-jails-activists-edward-leung-years-years-180611050444768.html
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1401002-20180611.htm
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/11/edward-leung-meteoric-rise-fall-hong-kong-independence-leader/

8 JUNE 2018

Celebrated Hong Kong novelist Liu Yichang, considered the founding father of modern literature in the city and whose works inspired films such as Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love and 2046, died on Friday at the age of 99
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2150017/liu-yichang-hong-kong-author-whose-works-inspired-wong-kar
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/11/titan-grandmaster-late-novelist-liu-yichang-invented-modern-hong-kong/

4 JUNE 2018

June 4 vigil turnout beats expectations as Hong Kong organisers call for mass showing at next year’s 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square crackdown

Tens of thousands of people gathered at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on Monday for the annual candlelight vigil to mourn those killed in Beijing’s bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters 29 years ago, defying expectations that the turnout – declining in recent years – would further dwindle
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2149245/june-4-vigil-turnout-beats-expectations-hong-kong-organisers
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/video-gallery.htm?vid=1399895
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/04/live-29-years-on-thousands-gather-in-hong-kong-to-commemorate-the-1989-tiananmen-massacre/

Hong Kong pro-independence activists given jail term for Parliament chaos

Two Hong Kong independence activists who were stripped of their status as lawmakers in 2016 were sentenced to four weeks in prison on Monday (June 4) for their role in a fracas that disrupted proceedings in the city’s Parliament
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/hong-kong-pro-independence-activists-given-jail-term-parliament-chaos
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1399775-20180604.htm

16 MAY 2018

Beijing police release Hong Kong journalist after he was detained covering hearing of human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi

A Hong Kong video journalist was released from custody after he was bloodied, handcuffed and dragged into a van by police in Beijing while trying to cover a hearing involving a human rights lawyer on Wednesday
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146326/hong-kong-journalist-handcuffed-and-dragged-police-van
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1396602-20180516.htm
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/257282773/hong-kong-journalists-protest-detention-of-news-cameraman-in-beijing

16 MARCH 2018

Hong Kong mulls three years’ jail for disrespect to Chinese national anthem

Hong Kong announced plans on Friday (March 16) to punish anyone who disrespects the Chinese national anthem with up to three years’ imprisonment as Beijing ups pressure on the semi-autonomous city to fall into line
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/hong-kong-mulls-three-years-jail-disrespect-chinese-national-anthem
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/03/16/govt-suggests-maximum-penalty-hk50k-fine-3-years-jail-time-breaking-upcoming-national-anthem-law/
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1386265-20180316.htm

12 MARCH 2018

Blow for Hong Kong democrats in key elections

Hong Kong’s democracy camp failed to claw back all their lost seats Monday (March 12) in controversial by-elections as the city’s pro-Beijing establishment further cements its grip
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-democratic-opposition-fails-to-regain-veto-power-in-legislature
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2136762/pan-democrats-look-set-regain-power-veto-rivals-moves-hong

22 FEBRUARY 2018

Right to peaceful assembly and expression in Hong Kong in decline, damning Amnesty International report finds

Hong Kong’s human rights situation is getting worse, non-profit group Amnesty International said on Thursday, claiming the city’s rights to peaceful assembly and expression have come under threat
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2134335/right-peaceful-assembly-and-expression-hong-kong-decline
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1382002-20180222.htm

6 FEBRUARY 2018

Three Hong Kong protest leaders’ jail terms quashed on appeal

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday revoked the prison sentences handed down to three former student activists for their role in the city’s 2014 pro-democracy movement, but warned that protesters may now expect harsher sentences in future
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/three-hong-kong-protest-leaders-jail-terms-quashed-on-appeal-02062018100830.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2132248/hong-kong-democracy-activist-joshua-wong-wins-appea

1 FEBRUARY 2018

Joshua Wong and other Occupy leaders nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by US congressmen

A US congressional group known for its criticism of China has nominated Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung and two allies who led the 2014 Occupy protests for the Nobel Peace Prize, in a highly controversial move likely to anger Beijing
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2131544/joshua-wong-and-other-occupy-leaders-nominated-nobel-peace
https://newpaper24.com/joshua-wong-and-other-occupy-leaders-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize-by-us-congressmen-newpaper24/

27 JANUARY 2018

Hong Kong government bans legislative election hopeful Agnes Chow from running as she ‘advocated self-determination’

Agnes Chow, 21, a former leader of the mass Umbrella Movement protests of 2014 that called for political reform, had her nomination rejected because she supports self-determination for the semi-autonomous city, the government said
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/leading-hong-kong-democracy-activist-banned-from-vote-1.2163732
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/27/breaking-hong-kong-govt-bans-legislative-election-hopeful-running-advocated-self-determination/
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1377608-20180127.htm

22 JANUARY 2018

Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai ‘snatched’ by mainland Chinese authorities from train to Beijing

Hong Kong-based publisher Gui Minhai, one of the Causeway Bay booksellers whose disappearance two years ago caused an international storm, was snatched again by mainland Chinese authorities from a train heading for Beijing over the weekend, his daughter reported on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2130085/hong-kong-bookseller-gui-minhai-snatched-mainland-chinese
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=101888&sid=4
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/22/swedish-bookseller-allegedly-snatched-by-chinese-agents-from-train-gui-minhai

17 JANUARY 2018

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed over 2014 pro-democracy protest

A court in Hong Kong has sentenced Joshua Wong to three months in prison for playing a « leading role » in pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014. It’s the second time the 21-year-old has been jailed
http://www.dw.com/en/hong-kong-activist-joshua-wong-jailed-over-2014-pro-democracy-protest/a-42174045
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1375617-20180117.htm
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/01/joshua-wong-jailed-hong-kong/#9J47cfUEcv16iwZ5.97

6 JANUARY 2018

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has betrayed Hong Kong

Trusted to represent the people of Hong Kong, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor had hardly been in office long enough to wash her hair before she committed an act of fundamental betrayal
http://www.atimes.com/state-mind-carrie-lams-head/

3 JANUARY 2018

2017: The year that shook Hong Kong’s democracy

This year saw an unprecedented number of pro-democracy or anti-government rallies
http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/asia/2018/01/2017-year-shook-hong-kong-democracy-180101090233245.html

29 DECEMBER 2017

Reorienting Hong Kong’s external relations

After more than six years of negotiations (including a failed attempt to become part of the ASEAN–China free trade agreement) Hong Kong has finally signed the long-awaited ASEAN–Hong Kong free trade agreement (AHKFTA)
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/12/29/reorienting-hong-kongs-external-relations/

14 DECEMBER 2017

A time for optimism towards Hong Kong’s economy

Hong Kong’s economy has borne the fruits of positive conditions in 2017. It is expected that GDP will grow at 3.7 per cent, which is up from 1.9 per cent in 2016 and well above the past ten-year trend of 2.9 per cent
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/12/14/a-time-for-optimism-towards-hong-kongs-economy/

6 DECEMBER 2017

Taiwanese writer Chang Tieh-chih says he was denied entry to Hong Kong

Taiwanese writer and former Hong Kong resident, Chang Tieh-chi, has been denied entry to into the SAR
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/author-12062017105126.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/06/taiwanese-writer-chang-tieh-chih-says-denied-entry-hong-kong/
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1368718-20171206.htm?spTabChangeable=0

4 DECEMBER 2017

Macau’s youngest pro-democracy lawmaker suspended

Macau’s youngest-ever lawmaker, a leading pro-democracy advocate, has been suspended from the city’s legislature in an echo of the disqualification of rebel Hong Kong legislators as China’s pressure on political opponents grows
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/macaus-youngest-pro-democracy-lawmaker-suspended
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/04/macaus-youngest-ever-pro-democracy-lawmaker-suspended-aggravated-disobedience-charge/

4 NOVEMBER 2017

China extends national anthem ‘disrespect’ law to Hong Kong

China’s parliament has formally extended a law banning disrespect of the national anthem to cover Hong Kong, a move that critics say undermines the city’s autonomy and freedoms
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/04/china-extends-national-anthem-disrespect-law-to-hong-kong
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/04/insulting-national-anthem-set-become-illegal-hong-kong-china-sets-ball-rolling-basic-law-legislation/

30 OCTOBER 2017

Beijing’s top diplomat in Hong Kong tells foreign envoys to respect China’s sovereignty

Foreign countries must respect China’s sovereignty and understand Beijing’s strategy on Hong Kong in a “comprehensive and accurate manner”, the head of foreign ministry office in Hong Kong told diplomats on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2117680/beijings-top-diplomat-hong-kong-tells-foreign-envoys

24 OCTOBER 2017

Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law granted bail

Jailed Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were released on bail Tuesday pending an appeal against sentences handed down for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-24/hong-kong-activist-joshua-wong-freed-on-bail-pending-appeal/9080716?section=world
http://www.trtworld.com/asia/jailed-hong-kong-activists-released-on-bail-11615
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/jailed-hong-kong-activist-joshua-wong-released-bail-0

21 OCTOBER 2017

Filmmaker Wong Kar-wai becomes first Hong Kong director to win Lumière Award

Wong became the first local director to win the Lumière Award – often described as the “Nobel Prize for cinema” – joining a list of high-profile filmmakers including Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2116414/filmmaker-wong-kar-wai-becomes-first-hong-kong-director-win-lumiere

20 OCTOBER 2017

China summons British ambassador to Beijing, over ‘raft of incorrect comments’ after UK activist barred from Hong Kong

Beijing on Friday summoned London’s ambassador in a tit-for-tat protest stemming from Hong Kong’s denial of entry to a British human rights activist
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2116341/china-summons-british-ambassador-beijing-over-raft-incorrect

18 OCTOBER 2017

Central government exercises overall jurisdiction over Hong Kong, says Xi Jinping in communist congress speech

Chinese Xi Jinping says that the central government exercises full control over Hong Kong and Macau. He was speaking at the opening of the 19th Chinese Communist Party National Congress on Wednesday, though did not make direct reference to the Hong Kong independence movement
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/18/central-govt-exercises-overall-jurisdiction-hong-kong-says-xi-jinping-communist-congress-speech/

1st OCTOBER 2017

Tens of thousands march to defend Hong Kong’s rule of law against China

Organisers estimated about 40,000 people joined the march against China’s « authoritarians rule. » The march has been an annual fixture over the past few years on China’s October 1 National Day
http://www.trtworld.com/asia/tens-of-thousands-march-to-defend-hong-kong-s-rule-of-law-against-china-10989
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2113583/national-day-protest-hong-kong-draws-40000-streets

22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Hong Kong-Macao office gets new director

The State Council, China’s Cabinet, appointed on Friday Zhang Xiaoming as director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/191/48/177/1506093517280.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/22/chinas-top-official-hong-kong-zhang-xiaoming-leaves-beijing-post/

17 SEPTEMBER 2017

Macao votes in legislative election

The election of the sixth Legislative Assembly of China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) kicked off on Sunday morning, with more than 300,000 registered voters expected to cast their ballots in polling stations
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/177/242/169/1505643725216.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111580/macau-set-record-turnout-legislative-assembly-polls

11 SEPTEMBER 2017

Lam accused of undermining freedom of expression in Hong Kong by 13 universities, academic institutions as pro-independence posters appear on Hong Kong campuses

Thirteen Hong Kong universities and academic institutions accused the Chinese-ruled city’s leader of undermining freedom of expression amid a row over pro-independence banners appearing on campuses
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/pro-independence-posters-appearing-on-hong-kong-campuses-stoke-9206188#cxrecs_s
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/lam-accused-of-undermining-freedom-of-expression-in-hong-kong-by-13-universities

9 SEPTEMBER 2017

Hong Kong, ASEAN conclude Free Trade Agreement negotiations

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced on Saturday the conclusion of the negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a related Investment Agreement
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/141/47/68/1504950886173.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2017

Hong Kong drops BBC World Service to be replaced with Chinese state broadcaster

The BBC World Service’s 24-hour broadcast has officially been stopped and replaced with China’s state radio in Hong Kong
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-bbc-world-service-china-state-broadcaster-china-national-radio-a7928746.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41152231

22 AUGUST 2017

Britain cannot shirk its duty to defend Hong Kong from China’s authoritarianism

Arrests of pro-democracy activists show China is breaching its commitments to the “one country, two systems” agreement
http://www.newstatesman.com/world/2017/08/britain-cannot-shirk-its-duty-defend-hong-kong-chinas-authoritarianism

20 AUGUST 2017

Thousands march in Hong Kong for release of pro-democracy leaders

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Hong Kong – some clad in prison uniforms – to demand the release of three of the former British colony’s best-known pro-democracy leaders
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/20/hong-kong-pro-democracy-march-alex-chow-nathan-law-joshua-wong
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/thousands-protest-jailing-umbrella-movement-leaders-170820130648345.html
http://www.dw.com/en/thousands-protest-jailing-of-activists-in-hong-kong/a-40165026

17 AUGUST 2017

Joshua Wong and two other Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leaders jailed for six months

Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to six months in jail over a 2014 protest
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/hong-kong-jails-umbrella-movement-leaders-170817083036528.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-17/the-young-face-of-hong-kongs-democracy-movement-jailed/8817996?section=world
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/17/asia/hong-kong-umbrella-joshua-wong/index.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107216/occupy-activists-joshua-wong-and-nathan-law-jailed-hong-kong

1st AUGUST 2017

Michael Yeung named new Hong Kong Catholic leader as John Tong retires

Coadjutor bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung will become the new head of the Catholic diocese in Hong Kong after Pope Francis approved the retirement of Cardinal John Tong Hon a day after he turned 78
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/From-today,-Msgr.-Michael-Yeung-is-bishop-of-Hong-Kong:-he-is-a-friend-of-Zen-and-Tong-41432.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2104856/leadership-change-works-catholic-churchs-hong
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/01/controversial-senior-bishop-michael-yeung-head-hong-kongs-catholic-church/

14 JULY 2017

Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament

Four pro-democracy lawmakers were disqualified from Hong Kong’s parliament Friday (Jul 14) in a move that will worsen growing fears the semi-autonomous city’s freedoms are under serious threat from Beijing
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/14/hong-kong-pro-democracy-legislators-disqualified-parliament
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2102733/legislative-council-disqualifications-shift-balance-power
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/14/live-hong-kong-reacts-4-elected-pro-democracy-lawmakers-ousted-legislature/

1st JULY 2017

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets for annual pro-democracy march following Chinese president’s visit

An annual protest march began in Hong Kong, hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to the city by warning against challenges to Beijing’s sovereignty
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-hong-kong-march-20170701-story.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/01/hong-kong-xi-jinping-china-power-protests

Xi Jinping sends warning to advocates of Hong Kong independence but offers pan-democrats hope of better relations

President Xi Jinping adopted a speak-softly-but-carry-a-big-stick approach yesterday, offering a chance for dissenters to be engaged but also warning that those who threatened national sovereignty would not be tolerated – and those who heard him took note
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2100843/xi-jinping-challenging-chinese-sovereignty-hong-kong-crosses
http://www.dw.com/en/xi-warns-of-red-line-as-hong-kong-marks-20-years-under-china/a-39501643
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170701_14/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40465359

28 JUNE 2017

Hong Kong protesters arrested over demonstration a day ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s arrival

Hong Kong police on Wednesday (June 28) arrested pro-democracy protesters, some of whom scrambled up a monument symbolising the city’s handover from British to Chinese rule, a day before Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to arrive for the célébrations
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-protesters-arrested-over-demonstration-a-day-ahead-of-chinese-president-xis
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/28/breaking-hong-kong-pro-democracy-activists-stage-sit-golden-bauhinia-surrounded-police/

23 JUNE 2017

Hong Kong’s new chief: detention of booksellers in China not our concern

The kidnapping and detention of a group of Hong Kong booksellers is of no concern to the city’s government, its new leader has said
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/23/hong-kong-new-leader-carrie-lam-challenge-china-detention-booksellers

21 JUNE 2017

Hong Kong’s new cabinet revealed with plenty of familiar faces

Beijing has approved chief-executive elect Carrie Lam’s ministerial choices, which mostly comprise incumbents and promotees from within the current administration
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099273/next-hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-announces-her-cabinet
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/21/just-hong-kongs-next-leader-carrie-lam-reveals-cabinet-top-3-officials-stay/
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-40346419/who-does-hong-kong-s-leader-carrie-lam-represent

10 JUNE 2017

United States expert Xie Feng becomes new foreign ministry commissioner in Hong Kong

A diplomat with two decades of experience in handling Sino-US relations has been appointed to head the foreign ministry office in Hong Kong
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2097769/united-states-expert-xie-feng-becomes-new-foreign-ministry

26 MAY 2017

Hong Kong’s Bar Association chief warns against making Basic Law interpretations by Beijing ‘standard practice’

The new head of Hong Kong’s professional body of barristers has warned against worsening fears over the city’s autonomy and judicial independence if “standardising” Beijing’s interpretations of the city’s mini-constitution means making it a regular practice
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2095737/hong-kongs-bar-association-chief-warns-against-making-basic

26 APRIL 2017

Hong Kong arrests ousted pro-independence lawmakers over oath-taking fiasco

Two former Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers were arrested without warning by local police on Wednesday morning as part of what many fear to be a wider crackdown on dissent by the Beijing government
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/26/hong-kong-arrests-ousted-pro-independence-lawmakers-oath-taking/
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170427_02/

24 APRIL 2017

Bail for Hong Kong’s disgraced former leader Tsang

A Hong Kong court on Monday granted bail to former leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who was jailed in February for 20 months for misconduct in public office
http://www.atimes.com/article/bail-hong-kongs-disgraced-former-leader-tsang/
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-04/24/content_15604154.html

22 APRIL 2017

Beijing official rejects need for development of democracy in Hong Kong over next decade

Beijing has poured cold water on Hong Kong’s ­electoral reform aspirations, saying the city had pressing livelihood concerns to handle in the coming five to 10 years
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2089798/beijing-official-rejects-need-development-democracy-hong-kong-over

30 MARCH 2017

Cardinal Tong tells Carrie Lam that the Church stands for full democracy and religious freedom in Hong Kong

In a letter to Beijing’s candidate, the bishop of Hong Kong promises a frank and honest relationship with the new government from « a friend who will give forthright admonition » to people in power
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Card-Tong-tells-Carrie-Lam-that-the-Church-stands-for-full-democracy-and-religious-freedom-in-Hong-Kong-40336.html

27 MARCH 2017

Hong Kong democracy activists charged hours after election of new city leader

Hong Kong police have started a crackdown on pro-democracy lawmakers and activists, informing at least nine people they will be charged for their involvement in a series of street protests more than two years ago
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/27/hong-kong-democracy-activists-charged-day-after-new-city-leader-elected
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/world/asia/hong-kong-umbrella-democracy-charges.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fasia&action=click&contentCollection=asia&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/27/breaking-pro-democracy-occupy-leaders-charged-police-day-lam-election/

26 MARCH 2017

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam selected to be city’s next leader

Former chief secretary Carrie Lam has been elected as chief executive, becoming the first female leader of Hong Kong
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/25/asia/hong-kong-chief-executive/index.html
http://www.euronews.com/2017/03/26/hong-kong-gets-a-new-leader
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-03/26/content_15591889.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/26/breaking-carrie-lam-elected-hong-kongs-first-female-leader/

13 MARCH 2017

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung appointed vice-chairman of top Chinese political advisory body

Leung is the second vice-chairman – effectively a state leader – from Hong Kong, in addition to former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa. But Leung is the first chief executive to become a vice-chairman of the national political body during his tenure
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/13/chief-executive-cy-leung-appointed-vice-chairman-top-chinese-political-advisory-body/
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-03/13/content_15584789.html
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=86053

22 FEBRUARY 2017

Convicted ex-Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang sentenced to 20 months in jail

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was on Wednesday (Feb 22) sentenced to 20 months in prison after a high-profile corruption trial found him guilty of misconduct during his time at the helm of the city
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/convicted-ex-hong-kong-leader-donald-tsang-sentenced-to-20/3540004.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2072910/disgraced-hong-kong-leader-donald-tsang-escorted-hospital
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/22/hong-kong-former-leader-sentenced-20-months-misconduct/

17 FEBRUARY 2017

Donald Tsang guilty of misconduct in office, making him first Hong Kong leader convicted in criminal trial

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen became Hong Kong’s first ever chief executive to be convicted in a criminal trial as the High Court on Friday found him guilty of misconduct in public office when he was the city’s leader
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2071852/donald-tsang-guilty-misconduct-office-making-him-first-hong
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-02/17/content_15573309.html

16 FEBRUARY 2017

Hong Kong pips Singapore to be ranked world’s freest economy for 23rd consecutive year

The city scored 89.8 out of 100 points in the annual index of economic freedom compiled by the Heritage Foundation, up by 1.2 points from last year, beating Singapore by 1.2 points and edging the island nation to second place
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2071423/hong-kong-pips-singapore-be-ranked-worlds-freest-economy-23rd

7 FEBRUARY 2017

Beijing’s ‘Invisible Hand’ at Work Ahead of Hong Kong Election

China has sent one of its most senior officials to drum up flagging support for its favored candidate in forthcoming elections for Hong Kong’s next leader, according to local media reports
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/beijings-invisible-hand-at-work-ahead-of-hong-kong-election-02072017112023.html

1 JANUARY 2017

Thousands march in Hong Kong to protest bid to unseat lawmakers

Thousands of protesters, chanting « Sovereignty belongs to the people! » marched through Hong Kong on New Year’s Day to protest at the government’s legal bid to unseat pro-democracy lawmakers Nathan Law, Lau Siu-lai, Leung Kwok-hung, and Edward Yiu
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/thousands-march-in-hong-kong-to-protest-bid-to-unseat-lawmakers/3406990.html

23 DECEMBER 2016

President Xi Jinping praises Hong Kong leader for ‘curbing independence’

President Xi Jinping on Friday hailed outgoing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s efforts in “curbing Hong Kong independence and street violence”, while also effectively setting requirements and priorities for the city’s next leader
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2056899/president-xi-jinping-praises-hong-kong-leader-curbing

12 DECEMBER 2016

Pro-democracy camp takes record quarter of seats on Election Committee that will choose Hong Kong’s leader

The city’s democratic camp has seized a record quarter of the seats in the committee that will go on to pick Hong Kong’s next leader in March
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2053833/pro-democracy-filmmaker-makes-breakthrough-win-seat-election?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=SCMPSocialNewsfeed

10 DECEMBER 2016

Hong Kong leader CY Leung says will not run again

Hong Kong’s leader Leung Chun-ying, who has been vilified by critics as a puppet of Beijing, said on Friday (Dec 9) he would not run again for office after a term marked by anti-China protests and political divisions
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-leader-cy-leung-says-will-not-run-again/3355058.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/2053258/hong-kong-chief-executive-cy-leung-not-seek-re-election
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/12/09/cy-leung-set-lea

15 NOVEMBER 2016

Hong Kong court rules pro-independence politicians barred from legislature

A Hong Kong court disqualifies two pro-independence politicians from taking office, ruling their oath of allegiance invalid in a judgment in step with Beijing which last week intervened in the city’s legal system
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/hong-kong-bans-pro-democracy-politicians-after-beijing-rewrites-oath-law
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2016-11/15/content_15526451.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37984118

13 NOVEMBER 2016

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong Sunday (Nov 13) in support of China’s decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city’s freedoms being under threat
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/thousands-attend-pro-beijing-rally-in-hong-kong
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2045614/thousands-turn-out-decry-hong-kong-independence

7 NOVEMBER 2016

China rules Hong Kong politicians must swear allegiance to country baring 2 pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers from taking office

China’s top legislature has effectively barred two democratically elected, pro-independence politicians from taking office in Hong Kong, marking Beijing’s most direct intervention in the territory since the 1997 handover
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-11/07/content_15522017.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2043738/two-hong-kong-localists-down-and-two-more-risk-after-beijing
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-backs-china-bid-to-bar-rebel-lawmakers/3268022.html

6 NOVEMBER 2016

Hong Kong police clash with anti-China protesters

Hong Kong police used pepper spray on Sunday (Nov 6) to drive back hundreds of protesters angry at China’s decision to intervene in a row over whether two pro-independence lawmakers should be barred from the city’s legislature
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-police-clash-with-anti-china-protesters/3266474.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2043425/thousands-hongkongers-join-protest-march-against-beijings

12 OCTOBER 2016

New Hong Kong politicians defy Beijing by raising independence issues during swear-in ceremony

Three newly-elected Hong Kong MPs have been barred from the legislature after using a swearing-in ceremony to raise the contentious issues of independence and more democracy, highlighting growing defiance of Beijing
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161012_31/
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-oath-10122016120336.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/12/breaking-democratic-lawmakers-stage-protests-alter-oaths-new-term-kicks-off-hong-kong-legislature/

5 OCTOBER 2016

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong deported from Thailand ‘at China’s request’

Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong returned home on Wednesday (Oct 5) after being deported from Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, as supporters blamed China for his detention
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-activist-deported-from-thailand-at-china-s-request/3180748.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161005_29/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-pro-democracy-activist-joshua-wong-detained-in-thailand

26 SEPTEMBER 2016

Taiwan attacks Hong Kong over string of visa denials

Taiwan lashed out at Hong Kong Monday (Sept 26), saying the city had recently denied visas to several Beijing-sceptic Taiwanese politicians as the island’s relations with China worsen.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/taiwan-attacks-hong-kong-over-string-of-visa-denials

6 SEPTEMBER 2016

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Beijing has warned new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence for the semi-autonomous city after young anti-China activists won seats for the first time in key weekend élections
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-warns-new-hong-kong-lawmakers-not-back-independence
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/06/china-hong-kong-beijing-threatening-freedoms-independence

5 SEPTEMBER 2016

Hong Kong elections: anti-Beijing activists gain foothold in power

Two years after tens of thousands of young people poured on to the streets of Hong Kong to issue an unprecedented call for political change, a new generation of pro-democracy activists has gained a foothold in power in the former British colony.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/05/hong-kong-poll-pro-independence-activists-poised-to-win-seats-in-record-turnout
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/09/counting-key-hong-kong-elections-160905035900730.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2016

Record Hong Kong turnout for bitterly fought Legislative Council polls

A record number of voters turned out for Sunday’s Legislative Council elections, reflecting Hongkongers’ eagerness to make their voices count in the most politically critical and bitterly fought polls since the city’s 1997 handover
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2014678/record-hong-kong-turnout-bitterly-fought-legislative-council
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/04/hong-kong-legco-election-2016-record-high-turnout-expected-as-polls-close/

31 AUGUST 2016

China ‘to launch global hunt’ for boss of Hong Kong-based newspaper Sing Pao Daily News

Shenzhen police are reportedly looking for Gu Zhuoheng over a case of financial irregularity, following Sing Pao’s recent criticism of Leung Chun-ying
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2011908/china-launch-global-hunt-boss-hong-kong-based-newspaper-sing-pao

21 AUGUST 2016

Protest over election ban on Hong Kong pro-independence activists

Hundreds of people have taken part in a tightly-controlled demonstration in Hong Kong to protest at the government’s decision to bar six independence activists from standing in September’s legislative élections
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/protest-over-election-ban-on-hong-kong-pro-independence-activists-1.1882854
http://www.euronews.com/2016/08/21/protests-return-to-streets-of-hong-kong

5 AUGUST 2016

Banned election candidates lead Hong Kong independence rally

Candidates banned from standing for election in Hong Kong because they are advocating a split from mainland China led the city’s first pro-independence rally on Friday (Aug 5) as tension over the upcoming vote escalâtes
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/banned-election/3017618.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1999664/more-1000-hong-kong-police-mobilised-localist-rally
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/05/basic-law-cannot-changed-accommodate-hong-kong-independence-says-govt/

30 JULY 2016

Hong Kong National Party convenor Chan Ho-tin disqualified from running in Legislative Council polls

Chan Ho-tin, whose candidacy was invalidated by the city’s election watchdog on Saturday, is one of a number of localists who refused to sign a recently introduced ­additional declaration form which ­reinforces acknowledgement that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1996994/hong-kong-national-party-convenor-disqualified-running
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/30/independence-advocates-barred-hong-kong-election-cannot-uphold-basic-law-says-govt/

26 JULY 2016

Two Hong Kong Journalists Jailed Over Sale of Political Magazines in China

A court in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Tuesday jailed two veteran journalists from neighboring Hong Kong after they sent their political magazines to subscribers across the internal border in mainland China.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/hong-kong-journalists-jailed-china-160726131231893.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/two-hong-kong-journalists-jailed-over-sale-of-political-magazines-in-china-07262016111510.html

21 JULY 2016

Hong Kong ‘Umbrella Revolution’ leader Joshua Wong convicted for protests

A key figure in Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’ was convicted Thursday of participating in a protest that sparked mass pro-democracy rallies, in a prosecution blasted as a « chilling warning » by rights campaigners
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-umbrella-revolution-leader-convicted-protests
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36852731

20 JULY 2016

Hong Kong election candidates must issue China pledge by law, says electoral commission

Candidates in Hong Kong’s September elections must pledge that the city is an « inalienable » part of China, the head of the Electoral Affairs Commission said, adding that advocating for independence could end their candidacy
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-20/hk-election-candidates-must-issue-china-pledge-by-law-electoral/7645420?section=world
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=171820
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-warns-independence/2972884.html

6 JULY 2016

China demands Lam Wing-kee return from Hong Kong, but Hong Kong security chief says ‘no legal way’ to return bookseller Lam Wing-kee to China

A statement issued by the Ningbo Public Security Bureau said Lam had broken his bail terms by failing to return to the mainland for further investigation after his initial eight months in detention, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper reported
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/06/bookseller-abductions-china-demands-lam-wing-kee-return-from
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-07-06/hong-kong-security-chief-says-no-legal-way-to-return-bookseller-lam-wingkee-to-china/1596728

1 JULY 2016

Hong Kong protesters march over abducted booksellers

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to demand the resignation of its unpopular leader and answers over China’s alleged abduction of five local booksellers
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/01/hong-kong-protesters-call-for-leader-to-stand-downhttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36680898

17 JUNE 2016

Protests in Hong Kong over bookseller detention in China

Angry protesters gathered in Hong Kong Friday after a city bookseller broke silence to reveal how he was blindfolded, interrogated and detained in China for eight months for trading titles critical of Beijing
https://www.yahoo.com/news/protests-hong-kong-over-bookseller-detention-china-044808830.html
http://www.euronews.com/2016/06/17/hong-kong-protests-over-booksellers-detentions-after-lam-wing-kee-accuses-china/
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1977002/outrage-expressed-hong-kong-over-missing-bookseller-no

9 JUNE 2016

Hong Kong is the most expensive Chinese city for expats and second in Asia

Hong Kong has become the second most-expensive location for expatriates in Asia, overtaking Tier 1 mainland cities for the first time in five years and going up two places from last year’s fourth position, reveals the latest semi-annual cost-of-living survey by London-based human resource consultancy ECA International
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2016-06/08/content_15446615.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/1969403/hong-kong-now-second-most-expensive-city-asia-pacific-survey

8 JUNE 2016

Lancome shuts main Hong Kong stores as protesters accuse it of bowing to China

Lancome, the face-cream company owned by French cosmetics giant L’Oreal, shut main stores in Hong Kong on Wednesday as protesters gathered accusing it of bowing to China by cancelling a concert featuring a pro-democracy singer.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/08/lancome-shuts-main-hong-kong-stores-as-protesters-accuse-it-of-b/
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1969055/denise-ho-controversy-protesters-march-despite-lancome
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160608_33/

7 JUNE 2016

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong acquitted over anti-China protest

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was acquitted on Tuesday (Jun 7) over an anti-China protest in the first of a raft of cases against him to reach a verdict.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-student-leader/2851574.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/07/joshua-wong-activists-proven-not-guilty-obstructing-police-officers-burning-white-paper/

31 MAY 2016

Hong Kong reclaims crown as world’s most competitive economy

Despite constant concerns that Hong Kong is losing its edge to mainland and regional rivals, the city has reclaimed the title of the world’s most competitive economy, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Centre
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/1959161/hong-kong-reclaims-crown-worlds-most-competitive-economy

30 MAY 2016

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist beaten by police handed prison sentence

The assault of Ken Tsang by seven police officers in 2014 was caught on tape, sparking outrage in Hong Kong. Now he has been given a jail term for resisting arrest.
http://www.dw.com/en/hong-kong-pro-democracy-activist-beaten-by-police-handed-prison-sentence/a-19294115
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2016-05/30/content_15441507.html

17 MAY 2016

Chinese official visits Hong Kong amid tension

The three-day visit by Zhang Dejiang, who in charge of Hong Kong and Macau affairs, is the first by such a senior official since the 2014 occupy democracy protests and comes amid growing concerns that Beijing is tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous territory http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/chinese-official-visits-hong-kong-tension-160517052748951.html
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-hong-kongs-rift-with-china-is-growing/a-19262104
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1945670/five-key-questions-about-senior-chinese-official-zhang

2 MAY 2016

Hundreds join protest over sacking of Ming Pao editor

Hundreds of protesters gathered Monday outside the headquarters of a Hong Kong newspaper where a respected editor was recently sacked after publishing a front-page story linked to the Panama Papers leak
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hundreds-protest-over-sacking-hong-kong-editor
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/02/hundreds-join-protest-sacking-ming-pao-editor/
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160503_01/

20 APRIL 2016

Firing of top Hong Kong editor after Panama report rattles city’s media

The sudden sacking of a senior editor at Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper after the paper ran a front-page expose of local figures based on the Panama Papers sent shockwaves through the city’s media industry onWednesday
http://atimes.com/2016/04/firing-of-top-hong-kong-editor-after-panama-report-rattles-citys-media/
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/20/ming-pao-newspaper-union-extremely-angered-by-sudden-firing-of-executive-chief-editor/

14 APRIL 2016

Panama Papers reveal Hong Kong’s murky financial underbelly

The so-called Panama Papers, released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists this month, have exposed the key role played by Hong Kong and Singapore in funnelling that wealth into tax havens
http://business.asiaone.com/news/panama-papers-reveal-hong-kong%E2%80%99s-murky-financial-underbelly

10 APRIL 2016

Student leaders unveil new Hong Kong political party

Joshua Wong and Mr Nathan Law, who spearheaded the Occupy movement in 2014, founded Demosisto with the aim of running in the Legislative Council elections in September
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/student-leaders-unveil/2683882.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/07/asia/demosisto-joshua-wong-hong-kong/index.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/11/new-party-to-seek-vote-on-possible-hong-kong-independence/

3 APRIL 2016

Controversial Hong Kong movie wins ‘Best Film’ award

A controversial movie about the future of Hong Kong won the top prize at the city’s film awards on Sunday (Apr 3), after being a local box office hit but antagonising Beijing over its portrayal of the semi-autonomous territory in 2025
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/controversial-hong-kong/2662710.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/03/dystopian-box-office-hit-ten-years-wins-best-movie-at-2016-hong-kong-film-awards/
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1933157/award-belongs-you-all-controversial-hit-ten-years

22 MARCH 2016

Hong Kong and China: A special Relationship

Recent developments in Hong Kong – from the violent disturbances in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district on the first day of the Chinese new year to the disappearance of publisher Lee Bo – have taken concerns about political risk in Hong Kong to a new level, both in the city and beyond.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/03/hong-kong-china-special-relationship-160320110701938.html

16 MARCH 2016

Hong Kong and Macau to be integrated with nine mainland provinces: State Council plan

A proposal to foster economic, social, technological and infrastructure integration includes speeding up construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed railway
http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1925690/hong-kong-and-macau-be-integrated-nine-mainland-provinces-state-Council

14 MARCH 2016

Singapore versus Hong Kong

Singapore and Hong Kong have long been rivals for the crown of Asia’s best city. But Singapore has now crept well ahead of Hong Kong, a trend that is bound to continue, writes John West.
http://www.asiancenturyinstitute.com/economy/1095-singapore-versus-hong-kong

4 MARCH 2016

Hong Kong booksellers: One of five missing men returns home

Mr Lui, the general manager of Mighty Current, disappeared on 15 October while in Shenzhen in southern China
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35729143

3 MARCH 2016

Macao’s GDP contracts 20.3% in 2015

Due to the continued decline in exports of services, Macao’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrank by 20.3 percent in real terms last year, with a 22.8 percent contraction in the first half, and a smaller slump of 17.7 percent in the second half, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) said Thursday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-03/03/content_15394269.html

29 FEBRUARY 2016

Pro-democracy candidate Alvin Yeung wins key Hong Kong election

Alvin Yeung of the established pro-democracy Civic Party defeated Holden Chow of the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong by more than 10,000 votes
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pro-democracy-candidate-alvin-yeung-wins-key-hong-kong-election
http://www.intellasia.net/pro-democracy-candidate-wins-key-hk-election-500981

9 FEBRUARY 2016

Dozens injured as police, protesters clash in Hong Kong

Activists angered over authorities’ attempts to crack down on the food hawkers in a crowded Kowloon neighborhood held running battles with police into the early hours of Tuesday.
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/02/hong-kong-activists-police-clash-over-holiday-food-stalls-2/
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/09/54-arrests-in-wake-of-mong-kok-unrest-as-police-to-investigate-use-of-live-warning-shots/

4 FEBRUARY 2016

Chinese police admit holding three missing Hong Kong booksellers

The fate of five booksellers who disappeared from Hong Kong last year became clearer after Chinese police said the three men still missing were under investigation on the mainland for alleged “illegal activities”.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f7cc6640-cb55-11e5-a8ef-ea66e967dd44.html#axzz3zEkjUZ3A
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/04/breaking-guangdong-police-confirm-3-missing-booksellers-under-investigation/

27 JANUARY 2016

Hong Kong’s former anti-corruption chief cleared of wrongdoing

Hong Kong has cleared its former anti-corruption chief of criminal wrongdoing, saying there is not enough evidence to prosecute him, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kongs-former-anti-corruption-chief-cleared-wrongdoing

17 JANUARY 2016

Missing Hong Kong bookseller paraded on China state television

A missing Hong Kong publisher of books critical of Beijing appeared weeping on state television Sunday, saying he had returned to China to surrender to police 11 years after fleeing a fatal drink driving incident
http://www.dw.com/en/missing-hong-kong-publisher-surrenders-to-chinese-officials-beijing/a-18985828
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35338484
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/17/questions-raised-after-missing-hk-bookseller-confesses-to-drink-driving-death-on-state-tv/

Mgr Stephen Lee is the new bishop of Macau

Pope Francis has appointed Stephen Lee Bun-sang as the new bishop of Macao, replacing Mgr José Lai Hung-seng
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Mgr-Stephen-Lee-is-the-new-bishop-of-Macau-36417.html

13 JANUARY 2016

Hong Kong Chief Executive heckled in parliament during annual policy address

In a two-hour long policy address, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying outlined his a wide range of policy initiatives for the city in 2016. But even before entering the Legislative Council where the speech took place, the leader knew he was facing a tough crowd, as protesters gathered outside the building to vent their anger.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-chief-executive/2422936.html

10 JANUARY 2016

Thousands march in Hong Kong over missing publishers

Thousands of people in Hong Kong have attended a protest rally following the disappearance of five booksellers from a shop known for selling works critical of China
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35277199
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/thousands-march-hong-kong-missing-publishers-160110091351001.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/10/hongkongers-gather-at-chinese-embassy-in-london-to-demand-release-of-missing-booksellers/

8 JANUARY 2016

The curious tale of five missing publishers in Hong Kong

The publishers’ serial disappearances have stoked “white terror” fear in Hong Kong, a rare corner of freedom in China. The city’s pro-democracy forces accused Chinese law enforcement agencies of trespassing into the Hong Kong jurisdiction and making illegal arrests
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/08/the-curious-tale-of-five-missing-publishers-in-hong-kong/

3 JANUARY 2016

Hong Kong demands answers from mainland Chinese police after five booksellers go missing

Hong Kong police are seeking ­answers from their mainland counterparts over the mysterious disappearance of a bookseller and his associates involved in publications critical of the Chinese Communist Party, amid fears they might have been secretly ­detained by law enforcement personnel from across the border
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1897784/hong-kong-demands-answers-mainland-chinese-police-after
http://www.france24.com/en/20160103-hong-kong-china-missing-booksellers-xi-jinping-publisher-causeway-bay-books-mighty-current
http://www.france24.com/en/20160103-hong-kong-china-missing-booksellers-xi-jinping-publisher-causeway-bay-books-mighty-curren

1 JANUARY 2016

Controversial Hong Kong bookseller becomes fifth man to go missing in mysterious circumstances

A controversial Hong Kong bookseller who specialises in reading material critical of the Chinese Communist Party has gone missing – just weeks after four of his associates disappeared in mysterious circumstances
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1897366/controversial-hong-kong-bookseller-becomes-fifth-man-go
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/local-news/hong-kong/2016/01/02/455044/Another-controversial.htm

11 DECEMBER 2015

Alibaba buys South China Morning Post, pledges to uphold editorial independence

Alibaba Group, China’s e-commerce giant, has bought the South China Morning Post and all other media assets from the SCMP Group, and has pledged to uphold editorial independence and to invest to strengthen the quality of the content.
http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1890060/alibaba-buys-south-china-morning-post-groups-media-business
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-35068144
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/11/breaking-jack-mas-alibaba-buys-south-china-morning-post-paywall-to-be-scrapped/
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1890058/letter-readers-south-china-morning-post-alibabas-executive-vice

23 NOVEMBER 2015

In Hong Kong district election, pan-democrats win 112 out of 431 seats but fail to take control of any district

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp saw an increase in district council seats following the first public election since last year’s mass pro-democracy movement, although pro-establishment parties retained the majority, according to poll results released Monday
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Pro-democracy-camp-earns-more-seats-in-Hong-Kong-election
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/23/winners-and-losers-in-the-2015-hong-kong-district-council-elections/
http://www.scmp.com/topics/hong-kong-district-council-elections-2015

28 OCTOBER 2015

Hong Kong’s work-life balance deteriorating: Survey

More than 60 percent of local employees perceived Hong Kong’s work-life balance as deteriorating compared to 10 years ago, a survey concluded
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2015-10/28/content_15336048.html

 

On 3 November in Asian history

ON 3 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…), type “On (day + month) in Asian history »

Updated on November 3, 2019

1605: Eight days after his father’s death, Jahangir succeeded to the throne as Mughal emperor
https://learn.culturalindia.net/jahangir.html
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:https://islamicart.com/library/empires/india/jahangir.html

1618: Birth of Aurangzeb Alamgir (the exact day according different  sources are between October 21 and November 4), Mughal emperor of India (1658-1707) who died on March 3, 1707
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404700333.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurangzeb

1838: The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as the Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Times_of_India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/3rd-november-1838-the-times-of-india-the-newspaper-was-founded

1839: The first Opium war between China and Britain breaks out
http://www.victorianweb.org/history/empire/opiumwars/opiumwars1.html

1852: Birth of Japanese emperor Mutsuhito (Meiji) from 1867 to his death on July 30, 1912
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Emperor_Meiji

1852-11-03 Birth of Mutsuhito

1856: In China, a British fleet bombs Canton (Guangzhou)

1908: Birth of Chinese painter Wu Zuoren who died on April 9, 1997


http://www.widewalls.ch/artist/wu-zuoren/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zuoren
http://www.google.fr/search?q=wu+zuoren&nord=1&biw=1366&bih=628&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=hWxWVPPcJ8aiPfregagL&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWDFDUGA4Xc

1917: Birth of Annapurna Maharana, Indian freedom fighter and social worker who died on December 31, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapurna_Maharana
http://www.iopb.res.in/~maharana/Annapurna-Biography.pdf

Annapurna Maharana

1923: Birth of Yamaguchi Hitomi, Japanese novelist and essayist who died on August 30, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaguchi_Hitomi

1924: Birth of Toyoko Yamazaki, Japanese writer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1212056/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyoko_Yamasaki

1928: Birth of Osamu Tezuka, Japanese film writer and mangaka, who died on February 1989
https://www.thoughtco.com/tezuka-osamu-quick-facts-183384
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0856804/

0samu Tezuka

1929: Korean students, in the Gwangju incident, launch their antijapanese movement


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Student_Independence_Movement
http://gsim.gen.go.kr/en/?page=0201

1929-11-03 Gwangju students incident

1931: Birth of Yong Hyong-muk, North Korea Prime Minister (1989-1992) who died on October 22, 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yon_Hyong-muk

1931: Birth of Fu Tieshan, head of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Church, who died on 20 April 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fu_Tieshan

1933: Birth of Amartya Sen, Indian economist Nobel Prize laureate in 1998
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1998/sen/facts/
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1998/sen/auto-biography/

1934: Birth of Ruma Guha Thakurta, Indian singer and actress 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruma_Guha_Thakurta

1938: Birth of Akira Kobayashi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Kobayashi
http://vimeo.com/13674184

1942: The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koli_Point_action
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Koli_Point_action

1945: In Indonesia, Vice President Hatta proclaims right of the people to form political parties.

1946: Japanese emperor Hirohito loses all his power for an elected assembly as a new constitution is adopted
http://www.solon.org/Constitutions/Japan/English/english-Constitution.html
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675041219_Douglas-MacArthur_Allied-Control-Council_camera-men-taking-photographs_speech

1948: Birth of Akira Emoto, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0256628/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Emoto_Akira

Akira Emoto

1948: Birth of Takashi Kawamura, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Kawamura_(politician)

1950: The French  troops leave the Vietnam northern border

1954: The first in  the Godzilla series of films is released in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla

1955: Birth of Yukihito Tsutsumi, Japanese film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1066739/
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Yukihiko_Tsutsumi

1961: The United Nations General Assembly, unanimously elects U Thant as acting general secretary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Thant
https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/150/32781.html

U Thant 2

1967: Vietnam battle  of Dak To begins (up to 22 November)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-dak-to-begins
http://www.eagerarms.com/battleofdakto.html

http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/vietnamwar/p/DakTo.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2GfKp3Gs1A

1969: Nixon  addresses  the nation, asking the « silent majority » to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam war effort and to support his policy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-calls-on-the-silent-majority

1975: In Bangladesh, president Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad is overthrown in a coup by General Khaled  Mosharraf. Tajuddin Ahmad, Bangladeshi politician and a senior leader of the  Awami League, born on July 23, 1925, is killed in jail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khondaker_Mostaq_Ahmad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajuddin_Ahmad

1978: Deng Xiaoping  starts an historic three-day visit to Thailand
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/25797647?uid=3738016&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21104449156961

1978: Signature of a  Treaty of Amity and Cooperation between Soviet Union and Vietnam

1980: A South Korea’s military court confirms the opponent leader Kim Dae-jung verdict to death
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1980/10/24/Dissident-denies-charges-but-says-he-does-not-fear-death/6759341208000/
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1980/12/13/US-Defense-Secretary-Harold-Brown-met-with-South-Korean/8874345531600/

1982: The Salang  tunnel fire in Afghanistan kills up to 2000 people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salang_tunnel_fire

1982 Salang Tunnel

1984: In India, funeral of Indira Gandhi causing anti-Sikh riots with 1,277 victims as a  result
http://www.oneindia.com/india/why-cuba-s-fidel-castro-us-prez-ronald-reagan-skipped-indira-gandhi-funeral-1549850.html
http://www.magnumphotos.com/Catalogue/Raghu-Rai/1984/INDIA–Funeral-of-Indira-GANDHI-November-1984-NN146124.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ6vQqUljck

1984: Birth of Ryo Nishikido, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Nishikido_Ryo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryo_Nishikido

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHTJAZ8qfPE

1986: Birth of Heo Young Saeng, Korean singer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heo_Young-saeng

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNgHLOFndZc

1987: Death of Liang Shih-chiu (Liang Shiqiu), Chinese educator, writer and translator; born on January 6, 1903
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Shih-chiu
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10271.html

1988: Sri Lankan  Tamil mercenaries try to overthrow the Maldivian government. At president Gayoom  request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/maldives-president-coup-india/1/172857.html

1988-11-03 coup

2001: Taiwanese Chen  Shui-bian lifts the banning of more than 50 billions USD projects in main China and authorizes direct commercial links

2003: In Kabul, a  post-Taliban draft constitution is unveiled

2007: Burma asks UN chief representative to leave the country over a critical statement he made the  last month

2007: In Pakistan,  General Musharraf declares state of emergency before judiciary can rule on his  re-election as president

2011: President Lee Myung-bak and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reaffirm their commitment to cooperate on a project to pipe Siberian natural gas to South Korea via North Korea during their summit Wednesday in St. Petersburg
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/03/world/asia/south-korea-russia-pipeline/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2011: « Russia will build two nuclear power plants, and each of the units will produce 1,000 megawatts of electricity, » said Yeafesh Osman, a junior minister in charge of Bangladesh’s Science and Technology
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/03/world/asia/bangladesh-nuclear-power/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2012: European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso offers Burma more than $100m (£62m; 78m euros) in development aid as he met President Thein Sein.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20189448

2013: Pakistani legendory folk singer Reshma dies
http://dawn.com/news/1053832/legendary-folk-singer-reshma-dies

2014: Death of veteran Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar who is known for his stellar performances in villainous roles in movies like Sadak, Ishq and Ardh Satya
http://www.dawn.com/news/1142199/veteran-bollywood-actor-sadashiv-amrapurkar-passes-away-at-64
http://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/remembering-sadashiv-amrapurkar-bollywoods-most-memorable-villain/8/

2014: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upholds the death penalty for war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman on one charge but commuted the highest penalty to life term imprisonment for another charge

2018: The Dominican Republic opened its new embassy in mainland China on Saturday, months after switching its allegiance to Beijing from the self-ruled island of Taiwan
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2171534/dominican-republic-opens-new-embassy-mainland-china-after

 

Vietnam home Policy and society

3 NOVEMBER 2019

Why Vietnam Can’t Stop Risky Migration to Richer Countries

The discovery by police in southeastern England quickly cast attention on human trafficking from Vietnam to Europe where incomes are higher. Several arrests have been made in the United Kingdom, and one man was charged with conspiracy to traffic people
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/why-vietnam-cant-stop-risky-migration-to-richer-countries/

8 OCTOBER 2019

Vietnamese activist arrested for criticising Communist government on Facebook

Human rights groups have called for the immediate release of a Vietnamese activist arrested for criticising one-party Communist rule on his Facebook page
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/08/vietnamese-activist-arrested-for-criticising-communist-government-on-facebook
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/facebook-arrrest-09302019170626.html

2 SEPTEMBER 2019

Vietnam commemorating 50 years since Ho Chi Minh death

Ho Chi Minh is still revered in Vietnam, seen as the man who brought independence to the country
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/vietnams-ho-chi-minh-commemorating-50-years-death-190902122320416.html
https://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/534833/national-ceremony-marks-50-years-implementing-late-presidents-testament.html#J1W63F8pvVE7vIu4.97

23 AUGUST 2019

Citizens are speaking out in Vietnam

Before the mid-1990s, Vietnamese citizens rarely openly voiced discontent about working conditions, government policies or other political issues. They whispered their concerns to confidants and acted on them only surreptitiously. Such everyday resistance still occurs. But more remarkable today, people are also speaking out publicly
https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/08/23/citizens-are-speaking-out-in-vietnam/

24 JUNE 2019

American jailed in Vietnam for 12 years for ‘attempting to overthrow state’

A court in Vietnam has sentenced a US citizen to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of « attempting to overthrow the state », the man’s lawyer said
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/american-jailed-in-vietnam-for-12-years-for-attempting-to-overthrow-state
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/vietnam-jails-man-12-years-overthrow-state-190624082305389.html

14 JUNE 2019

Southeast Asian VCs pledge $425m in investments for early-stage startups in Vietnam

Venture capital firms from across Southeast Asia have pledged to collectively invest roughly US$425 million into early-stage startups in Vietnam by 2020, according to a statement
https://www.techinasia.com/southeast-asian-vcs-pledge-425m-investments-earlystage-startups-vietnam

10 JUNE 2019

Hanoi is the winner in the US-China trade war

Vietnam is the big winner in trade war between the United States and China. According to economists, this year the country’s economy will grow at a faster pace than all other Southeast Asian economies
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hanoi-is-the-winner-in-the-US-China-trade-war-47244.html

8 JUNE 2019

Việt Nam economy to grow at 6.7%: report

The Vietnamese economy is expected to grow at around 6.7 per cent this year, the fastest rate in South East Asia, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ recent Economic Insight: South East Asia report
http://bizhub.vn/news/viet-nam-economy-to-grow-at-67-report_306346.html

6 JUNE 2019

Vietnam blogger jailed for six years for Facebook posts calling for peaceful protests

Nguyen Ngoc Anh, a shrimp farming engineer, was sentenced to six years in jail for “making, storing, disseminating or propagandising materials and products that aim to oppose the state of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”, related to a series of Facebook posts from last year
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/07/vietnam-blogger-jailed-for-six-years-for-facebook-posts-calling-for-peaceful-protests
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/nguyen-ngoc-anh-06062019163754.html

14 MAY 2019

At least 128 prisoners of conscience in Vietnam: Amnesty

The number of prisoners of conscience in Vietnam has risen by a third over the past year amid a continuing crackdown on freedom of expression in the Southeast Asian nation, Amnesty International has said
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/128-prisoners-conscience-vietnam-amnesty-190513034714570.html

11 MAY 2019

Vietnam jails two activists for ‘spreading propaganda’ on Facebook

A Vietnamese court has jailed two activists on charges of publishing damaging anti-state propaganda about the communist-run country, state media reported Saturday, the latest convictions under a hardline leadership intolerant of dissent
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/vietnam-jails-two-activists-for-spreading-propaganda-on-facebook

22 APRIL 2019

Vietnamese ex-president Le Duc Anh who ousted Khmer Rouge dies, aged 99

General Le Duc Anh, a Communist Party hardliner and former Vietnamese president who led the invasion of Cambodia which led to the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, has died aged 99
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnamese-ex-president-le-duc-anh-who-ousted-khmer-rouge-dies-aged-99
https://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/519014/former-president-le-duc-anh-dies-aged-99.html#5hYYPjrVTItKZQoX.97

27 MARCH 2019

Vietnam’s Hmong Christians are persecuted for their beliefs. Why does their faith make the government so uneasy?

There are an estimated 300,000 Hmong Christians living in Vietnam
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3003490/vietnams-hmong-christians-are-persecuted-their-beliefs-why

20 MARCH 2019

Vietnam Court Jails Activist For 2 Years Over Facebook Posts

A court in the southern Vietnamese district of Binh Thuy  sentenced activist and Facebook commentator Le Minh The to two years in prison for  “dividing the people from the (Communist) Party
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/facebook-sentence-03202019165210.html
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/vietnam-dissident-jailed-for–reactionary–facebook-posts-11363326

13 MARCH 2019

Repression and abuse behind Vietnam’s peace facade

In a discreet downtown Hanoi bar, while waiting to meet a Vietnamese activist, this correspondent received a telling WhatsApp message: “I’m followed by the security forces.”
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/02/article/repression-and-abuse-behind-vietnams-peace-facade/

25 JANUARY 2019

Chau Van Kham, Australian citizen and pro-democracy activist, detained in Vietnam

Australian authorities have confirmed Australian citizen and pro-democracy activist Chau Van Kham has been detained in Vietnam
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/australian-citizen-reportedly-detained-in-vietnam/10749852?section=world
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2183581/days-after-yang-hengjuns-australian-democracy-activist-chau

20 JANUARY 2019

Vietnam’s Politburo clamps down

Trong is the first leader in a long time to make headway toward restoring the party’s image. Two years ago, the Vietnam Communist Party endorsed a list of 27 deviations, including not only ‘opportunism’ but also the notion that the Vietnamese party-state could ever evolve into a pluralist democracy. A soft purge of tainted cadres is well underway
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/01/20/vietnams-politburo-clamps-down/#more-165550

12 JANUARY 2019

More than 6 million Vietnamese are disabled

About 13 per cent of the Vietnamese population, or almost 12 million people, live in households with disabled members. As few as 2.3 per cent of disabled people have access to rehabilitation services in case of illness or accident. Only 2 per cent of the country’s primary and secondary schools meet the needs of disabled pupils
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-than-6-million-Vietnamese-are-disabled-45952.html

31 DECEMBER 2018

Stability tests abound for Vietnam

Leader Nguyen Phu Trong will need to show his power grab is leading the nation in the right political, economic and diplomatic directions
http://www.atimes.com/article/stability-tests-abound-for-vietnam/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=b3d6bb9fc5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_31_11_54&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-b3d6bb9fc5-31591405

27 DECEMBER 2018

Vietnam posts decade-high growth of 7.1% in 2018

Vietnam’s growth soared to more than 7 per cent this year, its highest in a decade, helped by a surge in its manufacturing sector
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/vietnam-posts-decade-high-growth-of-7-1–in-2018-11067344
https://www.vietnambreakingnews.com/2018/12/pm-phuc-highlights-this-years-gdp-growth-rate-of-7-08/

23 OCTOBER 2018

New Vietnam president sworn in after 99.8% vote

Vietnam lawmakers on Tuesday (Oct 23) elected as president Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, the only candidate on the ballot, making him the most powerful man in the country where consensus leadership has traditionally kept strongman rule in check
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/new-vietnam-president-tran-dai-quang-10856158
https://www.foxnews.com/world/vietnam-parliament-elects-communist-party-chief-as-president
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20181024_05/

17 OCTOBER 2018

Vietnamese Blogger Mother Mushroom Released, Exiled to US

Vietnamese blogger and activist Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh-known by her blogger handle Me Nam, or Mother Mushroom- was freed from jail Wednesday and put on a flight to the United States
https://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/258139145/vietnamese-blogger-mother-mushroom-released-exiled-to-us
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/dissident-vietnamese-blogger-mother-mushroom-released-181017100207668.html
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/vietnam-renowned-blogger-mother-mushroom-released-under-condition-exile

5 OCTOBER 2018

Five activists senteced up to 15 years’ jail for attempted subversion in Vietnam

A court in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City sentenced five activists to up to 15 years in prison on Friday after finding them guilty of running a political group that worked to overthrow the country’s one-party communist rule
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-6243831/Vietnam-jails-5-activists-attempted-subversion.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2167235/five-activists-face-15-years-jail-attempted-subversion
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/vietnam-five-more-jailed-relentless-crackdown-freedom-speech

3 OCTOBER 2018

Vietnam party chief Nguyen Phu Trong nominated for Presidential post

All members of the 12th Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee have agreed to nominate General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng as a candidate for the post of President, to be elected later this month
http://www.atimes.com/article/all-of-vietnams-power-is-in-trongs-hands/

1 OCTOBER 2018

Former Party General Secretary Do Muoi passes away

https://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/209403/former-party-general-secretary-do-muoi-passes-away.html
https://en.vietnamplus.vn/special-communique-on-former-party-chief-do-muois-passing-away/139438.vnp

21 SEPTEMBER 2018

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies after ‘serious illness’

In office as president since April 2016 after more than four decades at the powerful Ministry of Public Security, Quang had a reputation as a tough leader with little tolerance for dissent
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/vietnam-president-tran-dai-quang-dies-illness-180921051238229.html
http://www.atimes.com/article/quang-dies-and-a-vacuum-opens-in-vietnam/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=d5b7bf379f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_21_10_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-d5b7bf379f-31591405

19 SEPTEMBER 2018

Vietnam jails retired teacher for 14 years for ‘attempted subversion’

A retired teacher was jailed Wednesday for 14 years for “attempting to overthrow the state”, the latest in a series of convictions this week as communist Vietnam cracks down harder on critics
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2164916/vietnam-jails-retired-teacher-14-years-attempted-subversion
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/subversion-09192018143141.html

16 SEPTEMBER 2018

Why Mai Khoi, Vietnam’s Lady Gaga, performs in secret in her country

In Vietnam, where the Communist Party rules with an iron fist, Mai Khoi has used lyrics to combine themes of resistance and protest
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2164407/why-mai-khoi-vietnams-lady-gaga-performs-secret-her-country

22 AUGUST 2018

Vietnam imprisons 12 people, including two Americans, charged with subversion

Vietnam on Wednesday jailed two American citizens and 10 others from an outlawed US-based “terrorist” group for attempting to overthrow the state after they spread anti-government leaflets and tried to incite protests last year
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2160744/vietnam-puts-12-people-trial-alleged-subversion
http://english.thesaigontimes.vn/62184/court-hands-down-tough-sentences-on-12-individuals-in-subversion-attempt.html
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnam-jails-two-vietnamese-americans-for-14-years-over-bomb-attacks

12 AUGUST 2018

Vietnam communist war hero turned dissident Bui Tin dies aged 90

A Vietnamese former colonel and revolutionary war hero who became disillusioned with the communist regime and defected, becoming one of its most vocal and influential critics, died in France at age 90
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/vietnam-communist-war-hero-turned-dissident-bui-tin-dies-aged-90-10610940
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uy5VEYP6mw
https://www.thriftbooks.com/a/bui-tin/487379/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/22/bui-tin-obituary

19 JULY 2018

State-run Vietnamese news website suspended by Vietnamese state

 The website of widely-read Vietnamese newspaper Tuổi Trẻ has been banned from publishing content for three months and fined US$10,000 after being accused by the government of publishing false information
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/07/tuoi-tre-online-vietnam-news-website-suspended/#qMDTgoiPK3oHuB2V.99
https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20180717/vietnam-ministry-suspends-tuoi-tre-online/46716.html

12 JUNE 2018

Vietnam Parliament passes cyber law denounced in street protests

Vietnam’s National Assembly has passed a cyber security law requiring companies such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc to store all data of Vietnam-based users in the country and open local offices
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnam-parliament-passes-cyber-law-denounced-in-street-protests
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/06/12/Vietnam-parliament-passes-cyber-law-denounced-in-street-protests
http://sea-globe.com/vietnams-new-cybersecurity-law-deemed-human-rights-abuse/

8 JUNE 2018

Vietnam expels dissident lawyer to Germany

Nguyen Van Dai, a longtime advocate for democracy, has been released from prison. He has flown to Germany, where he was awarded a human rights prize last year
http://www.dw.com/en/vietnam-expels-dissident-lawyer-to-germany/a-44121266
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2149963/vietnam-kicks-out-human-rights-lawyer-and-another-dissident
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/06/08/Vietnam-expels-dissident-human-rights-lawyer

4 JUNE 2018

Vietnam upholds sentence for prominent human rights activists

A Vietnamese court on Monday upheld prison sentences against four human rights campaigners convicted of attempting to overthrow the state, a lawyer said
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/06/04/563894/Vietnam-court-human-rights-campaigners-prison-jury
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/video-gallery.htm?vid=1399895

30 APRIL 2018

Vietnam’s Trong Cleans Out the Party

5 APRIL 2018

Vietnam ‘jails prominent human rights lawyer’ Nguyen Van Dai

Nguyen Van Dai, the Vietnamese human rights lawyer and activist, has been jailed for 15 years, along with five other activists who have been given prison terms of 7-12 years
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/vietnam-jails-prominent-human-rights-lawyer-nguyen-van-dai-180405160020661.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43659830
https://en.vietnamplus.vn/six-jailed-for-trying-to-overthrow-peoples-administration/129123.vnp

27 MARCH 2018

Vietnam dissident singer Mai Khoi detained at Hanoi airport after Europe tour

Vietnamese singer and activist Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, an outspoken campaigner for free speech, was detained in the capital Hanoi on Tuesday after flying home from Europe, her husband said
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2139104/vietnam-dissident-singer-mai-khoi-detained-hanoi-airport
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/03/27/Vietnamese-pop-star-held-in-crackdown-on-dissent

17 MARCH 2018

Vietnam’s reformist ex-PM Phan Van Khai dies at age 84

Khai was the architect of Vietnam’s Business Law that transformed the economy by creating a private sector. He was also Vietnam’s first post-war leader to pay an official visit to Washington
http://www.dw.com/en/vietnams-reformist-ex-pm-phan-van-khai-dies-at-age-84/a-43020787
https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/politics/20180317/former-vietnamese-premier-phan-van-khai-dies-aged-85/44577.html
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/424640/state-funeral-for-former-pm-phan-van-khai.html#o16ToGKzh2HbtzmD.97

1 MARCH 2018

Vietnamese activist Pham Doan Trang interrogated for pro-democracy book in hiding after ‘miracle’ escape

Former journalist Pham Doan Trang said she was held for questioning for several hours on Saturday over her most recent work Politics for the Masses, which is outlawed in the country
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2135331/vietnamese-activist-interrogated-pro-democracy-book-hiding

6 FEBRUARY 2018

Vietnamese activist Hoang Duc Binh jailed for 14 years for live-streaming protest against steel plant’s pollution

A court in central Vietnam sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail on Tuesday for live-streaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant’s spill of toxins into the ocean
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2132288/vietnamese-activist-jailed-14-years-live-streaming-protest
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Blogger-Ho%C3%A0ng-%C4%90%E1%BB%A9c-Binh-sentenced-to-14-years-in-prison-43030.html

22 JANUARY 2018

Improving relations between Hanoi and the Vatican. Msgr.Camilleri on a pastoral visit

The visit to Vietnam by the undersecretary of the Section for Relations with States of the Vatican Secretariat of State, Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, (January 16-20), testifies to the progress of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Hanoi.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Improving-relations-between-Hanoi-and-the-Vatican.-Msgr.Camilleri-on-a-pastoral-visit-42895.html

Vietnam jails most senior Communist Party official in decades

Former Politburo member Dinh La Thang was found guilty of economic mismanagement over losses in state oil firm PetroVietnam
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42770847
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180123_06/

29 DECEMBER 2917

Nine jailed in Vietnam for ‘attempt to overthrow state’

A Vietnamese court has jailed nine people for « attempting to overthrow the state », official media reported on Friday (Dec 29), the latest heavy sentence doled out in a harsh crackdown this year against activists in the one-party state
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/nine-jailed-in-vietnam-for-attempt-to-overthrow-state
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/255893239/dozens-sentenced-in-vietnam-bombing-subversion-trials

27 DECEMBER 2017

Vietnam unveils 10,000-strong cyber unit to combat ‘wrong views’

Vietnam has unveiled a new, 10,000-strong military cyber warfare unit to counter « wrong » views on the Internet, local media reported, amid a widening crackdown on critics of the one-party state
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/vietnam-unveils-10000-strong-cyber-unit-combat-wrong-views
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42494113
https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/politics/20171226/vietnam-has-10000strong-cyber-troop-general/43326.html

4 DECEMBER 2017

Vietnam emerges as crucial player in South East Asia

Economy is enjoying one of the fastest growth rates in Asia as both China and the US look to firm up ties
https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/vietnam-emerges-as-crucial-player-in-south-east-asia-1.681381

8 NOVEMBER 2017

Ahead of APEC Summit, 17 NGOs appeal for activists held by Hanoi

A group of 17 non-governmental organizations have written  a joint letter calling on leaders who are gathering this week to take part in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to exert pressure on host nation Vietnam to release detained bloggers and human rights activists
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Ahead-of-APEC-Summit,-17-NGOs-appeal-for-activists-held-by-Hanoi-42260.html

6 OCTOBER 2017

Party chief of Da Nang relieved of post, removed from powerful Communist Party of Vietnam central committee

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam has dismissed the Party chief of Da Nang from his post and eliminated him from the committee for violating principle, including using invalid degrees and accepting cars and houses from businesses
http://tuoitrenews.vn/news/politics/20171006/party-chief-of-da-nang-relieved-of-post-removed-from-powerful-central-committee/41936.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnam-sacks-top-communist-official

29 SEPTEMBER 2017

Vietnam court sentences to death PetroVietnam ex-chairman in mass trial

A Vietnam court sentenced to death a former chairman of state-run PetroVietnam on Friday after finding him guilty in the mass trial of 51 officials and bankers accused of graft and mismanagement that led to losses of US$69 million (£51.43 million)
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/vietnam-court-sentences-to-death-petrovietnam-ex-chairman-in-mass-trial-9262556
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4932126/Vietnam-ex-banker-sentenced-death-fraud-saga.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

29 JUNE 2017

Vietnam blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ jailed for 10 years

A prominent Vietnamese blogger known as ‘Mother Mushroom’ was jailed for 10 years on Thursday (June 29), her lawyer said, during a brief trial rights groups decried as « outrageous »
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/253782406/vietnam-blogger-gets-10-yr-sentence-for-conducting-propaganda
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnam-blogger-mother-mushroom-jailed-for-10-years

25 JUNE 2017

Hanoi Expels French-Vietnamese Professor and Government Critic Pham Minh Hoang

French-Vietnamese professor Pham Minh Hoang has been deported to Paris, according to his wife and supporters of the former political prisoner
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/253730354/hanoi-expels-french-vietnamese-professor-and-government-critic
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40398096

21 JUNE 2017

Report: Vietnamese activists under constant threat of violence

An alarming new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) details dozens of violent assaults on rights activists and bloggers in Vietnam. State security services are also implicated in contributing to violent repression
http://www.dw.com/en/report-vietnamese-activists-under-constant-threat-of-violence/a-39349703

8 MAY 2017

Ho Chi Minh City’s top leader removed from Vietnam’s Politburo

The Ho Chi Minh City Party chief Dinh La Thang has been warned and dismissed from the Politburo of the Party Central Committee for multiple financial wrongdoings he had committed when leading Vietnam’s oil and gas behemoth
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/177936/dinh-la-thang-disciplined-for-misdeeds-at-petrovietnam.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39840943

19 APRIL 2017

Fighting corruption in Vietnam requires institutional reform

The first half of 2016 saw Vietnam’s fight against corruption gain new momentum. Having consolidated his power after being re-elected as Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Nguyen Phu Trong issued resolutions and directives aimed at tightening party members’ ethical conduct
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/04/19/fighting-corruption-in-vietnam-requires-institutional-reform/

29 DECEMBER 2016

Vietnam economy propelled by manufacturing and building boom

Vietnam’s economy is estimated to grow 6.2 percent in 2016, propelled by a manufacturing and building boom
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/250506629

2 DECEMBER 2016

Is Vietnam’s new religion law a smokescreen for political repression?

A controversial law on religion passed in Vietnam has triggered renewed fears of state repression in the name of national unity
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2051224/vietnams-new-religion-law-smokescreen-political-repression

29 NOVEMBER 2016

Vietnam vows full speed ahead with economic reforms, with or without the TPP

As Donald Trump prepares to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 12-nation trade pact is helping to spur the biggest overhaul of Vietnam’s economy in décades
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2050035/vietnam-vows-full-speed-ahead-economic-reforms-or-without

15 NOVEMBER 2016

Alert: No wives for 4 million Vietnamese men

Some four million men in Vietnam will have no opportunity of getting married by 2050 if the current imbalance in the nation’s sex ratio persists, said experts
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/alert-no-wives-4-million-vietnamese-men

4 OCTOBER 2016

Vietnam War propaganda broadcaster ‘Hanoi Hannah’ dies

Silky-voiced communist propaganda broadcaster “Hanoi Hannah”, famous for urging American GIs to leave her country during the Vietnam War, has died at age 87, friends said Tuesday
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2024988/vietnam-war-propaganda-broadcaster-hanoi-hannah-dies

23 AUGUST 2016

Vietnam’s New Prime Minister Quietly Turns the Wheels of Economic Reform

Phuc took office in the shadow of a highly charismatic predecessor — former prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung. With a focus on straightforward, practical economic measures, the new government has quietly embarked on a series of promising reforms
http://cogitasia.com/vietnams-new-prime-minister-quietly-turns-the-wheels-of-economic-reform/

25 JULY 2016

Tran Dai Quang re-elected as President

The swearing-in ceremony took place soon after the voting result came in, of which 485 out of 487 members of the newly-elected National Assembly voted for Trần Đại Quang to become the next President
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/161022/tran-dai-quang-re-elected-as-president.html
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/300112/tran-dai-quang-sworn-in-as-president.html#JK8SO5JKEWF1DwFr.99

17 JULY 2016

Vietnamese authorities stop anti-China protest in Hanoi

Dozen of Vietnamese who gathered for an anti-China protest in central Hanoi were taken away by police as they tried to rally support for an international tribunal’s ruling rejecting Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/07/south-china-sea-vietnam-police-detain-dozens-protesters-hanoi/
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-detains-activists-after-south-china-sea-ruling-0
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1990913/down-china-invasion-vietnam-detains-activists-after-south

27 JUNE 2016

Top Chinese envoy visits Vietnam as South China Sea tension rises

China`s top diplomat met Vietnam`s leadership on Monday during a scheduled visit aimed at strengthening historically close relations at a time when ties are strained by squabbles over the South China Sea
http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/top-chinese-envoy-visits-vietnam-as-south-china-sea-tension-rises_1900802.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160627_34/

22 MAY 2016

Vietnam launches parliamentary election

More than 69.2 million Vietnamese are set to cast votes to elect members of the national and local legislative bodies in the country’s biggest-ever general election on Sunday
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-launches-parliamentary-election-62417.html
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/vietnam-parliamentary-elections-starts-116052200052_1.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-20/vietnam-national-assembly-elections-plagued-by-bias/7430010

20 MAY 2016

Vietnam Releases Prominent Dissident Ahead of Obama Visit

Family members of dissident Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly, who has spent much of the last two decades either in jail or under house arrest for advocating democratic reforms in the Southeast Asian country, confirmed his release, which occurred around 8 a.m. local time.
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/index.php/sid/244261471

7 APRIL 2016

Nguyen Xuan Phuc elected Vietnam’s PM

Vietnam elected Thursday a new Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, to lead the emerging economy as it comes under increasing pressure to reform a scandal hit state-owned sector and banking system
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nguyen-xuan-phuc-elected/2672918.html
http://www.dw.com/en/new-prime-minister-rounds-out-vietnams-leadership-trio/a-19170482
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-07/vietnam-elects-new-prime-minister-nguyen-xuan-phuc/1566998

6 APRIL 2016

Vietnam’s assembly ‘dismisses’ prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung

Vietnam’s prime minister has stepped down after 10 years in office, leaving behind a mixed legacy of promoting failed state enterprises, but at the same time attracting foreign investment and daring to challenge China
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/vietnam-assembly-dismisses-prime-minister-160406133834975.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-04/06/content_15411576.html

2 APRIL 2016

Vietnam parliament swears in top policeman Tran Dai Quang as president

Vietnam’s parliament swore in Tran Dai Quang as president on Saturday (April 2), elevating the head of a controversial internal security agency to one of the communist nation’s most powerful political posts
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-parliament-swears-top-policeman-president
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160402_23/
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/154422/new-president-vows-to-fulfill-assigned-tasks.html

31 MARCH 2016

Vietnam names first chairwoman of National Assembly

Veteran lawmaker and senior Communist Party official Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan was elected with 95.5 percent of votes after a poll in the country’s 500-strong legislative body early Thursday, state-run VTV said.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/vietnam-names-first-chairwoman-national-assembly-053035894.html
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-has-first-chairwoman-of-parliament-60751.html

25 MARCH 2016

The Truth About ‘Democracy’ in Vietnam Today

Contrary to some accounts, democracy exists in name only in the country ahead of upcoming legislative polls
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/the-truth-about-democracy-in-vietnam-today/

23 MARCH 2016

Protests in Vietnam as prominent blogger goes on trial

A prominent Vietnamese blogger was handed a five-year jail term on Wednesday (Mar 23) on anti-state charges, a heavy sentence that was roundly condemned by lawyers and media watchdogs as a « travesty of justice »
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/protests-vietnam-prominent-blogger-goes-trial
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/protests-vietnam-prominent-blogger-goes-trial

17 MARCH 2016

Vietnam’s ‘Lady Gaga’ joins groups of dissidents and activists running for parliament

Vietnamese pop star Mai Khoi, dubbed « Vietnam’s Lady Gaga » for her risqué outfits, is running for parliament along with a group of dissidents and activists
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-03-17/vietnams-lady-gaga-joins-groups-of-dissidents-and-activists-running-for-parliament/1559992
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/12196698/Vietnams-Lady-Gaga-aims-for-switch-from-pop-to-politics-in-challenge-to-staid-communist-rule.html

11 FEBRUARY 2016

Vietnam’s uphill battle against corruption

Since 1994, the party has consistently identified corruption as a major threat to the survival of the regime. Although the CPV adopted anti-corruption laws 10 years ago, the party still combats corruption among its members through so-called self-criticism campaign to ‘alert, warn and deter’ corrupt officials
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/11/vietnams-uphill-battle-against-corruption/

28 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam’s Communist Party unveils new leadership at 12th National Congress

Re-elected General-Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong pledged to maintain a pro-growth status quo that balances foreign ties and cements a consensus leadership that analysts say was strained by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s assertiveness in the latter years of his administration
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-01-28/vietnams-communist-party-unveils-new-leadership-at-12th-national-congress/1541069
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/150588/structure-of-12th-party-central-committee.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160128_24.html

27 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam Communist Party boss Nguyen Phu Trong re-elected

Mr Trong, who is 71 and effectively the most powerful man in Vietnam, was the only candidate nominated. He is seen as a conservative and closer to China.
http://news.yahoo.com/vietnam-communist-party-chief-poised-elected-055807339.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160127_35.html
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/150619/mr–nguyen-phu-trong-re-elected-party-secretary-general.html

25 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam PM Nguyen Tan Dung pulls out of party boss race

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has withdrawn from the contest to lead the ruling Communist Party.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35401259

24 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam’s Communist Party boss ‘to run unopposed’

The General Secretary of Vietnam’s Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, will be the only candidate for the post at a party congress, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35394333
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/vietnam-party-chief/2453276.html

21 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam’s Communist Party meets to pick new leaders

The 12th national congress of Vietnam’s Communist Party opened on Thursday morning, which will see the election of a new Central Committee and outline the country’s next socio-economic plan.
http://www.dw.com/en/vietnams-communist-party-meets-to-pick-new-leaders/a-18995037

19 JANUARY 2016

Viet congress will see fight for top post

Vietnam’s five-yearly Communist Party Congress opens tomorrow with a fierce contest expected as Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung challenges current party chief Nguyen Phu Trong for the top post
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/viet-congress-will-see-fight-top-post

14 JANUARY 2016

 Vietnam’s Leadership Succession Struggle

While Vietnamese vary in their political perspectives, there is a broad desire among them for the country’s politics to be liberated from unaccountable politics dominated by entrenched elites. Whether the 12th party congress brings that outcome closer remains to be seen.
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/vietnams-leadership-succession-struggle/

11 JANUARY 2016

Party Central Committee’s 14th meeting opens

The 14th meeting of the 11th Party Central Committee opened in Hanoi on January 11, scheduled to discuss the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and finalise personnel preparations for the next tenure
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/149893/party-central-committee-s-14th-meeting-opens.html

6 JANUARY 2016

Fast-growing Vietnamese economy going blue

Being one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and having the potential to be one of the great success stories in development, Vietnam should pursue high growth through sustainable development, especially through blue economy, foreign experts say
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/nav/newsr/6860

29 DECEMBER 2015

US Ambassador to Vietnam Dismayed About Detentions of Dissidents

The U.S. ambassador to Vietnam on Tuesday expressed concern about recent reports of harassment and detentions of human rights advocates, including the recent arrest of a prominent rights advocate in the repressive Southeast Asian country
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/us-ambassador-to-vietnam-dismayed-about-detentions-of-dissidents-12292015115930.html

13 NOVEMBER 2015

How Will Vietnam’s New Communist Princelings Shape the Country’s Future?

The Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) is preparing a new slate of leaders to replace the old guard who are retiring at the 12th National Congress in 2016. Public attention has been drawn to the rise of young ‘princelings’ — the children of current or former leaders in communist authoritarian regimes like Vietnam and China — to local executive positions and bodies
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/how-will-vietnams-new-communist-princelings-shape-the-countrys-future/

2 SEPTEMBER 2015

Vietnam marks 70 years since declaring independence from France

Vietnam’s president on Wednesday urged further modernisation of the armed forces in the face of growing maritime territorial disputes as the nation celebrated 70 years since it declared independence from France.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-marks-70-years-declaring-independence-france

29 JULY 2015

David Cameron becomes first British PM to visit Vietnam

Cameron’s trip will take in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, almost 40 years after the US ignominiously pulled out in April 1975 and left the country to a form of Communist rule
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-first-british-prime-minister-visit-vietnam
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-vietnam-video
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-vietnam-regime-business-diplomatic-game

27 JUNE 2015

Vietnam frees high-profile dissident lawyer Le Quoc Quan

 Le Quoc Quan, one of Vietnam’s most prominent dissidents vowed to continue his anti-China activism after being released from prison on Saturday, after spending two and a half years in jail on tax evasion charges http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/605692/vietnam-frees-high-profile-dissident-lawyer
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-frees-high-profile-dissident-lawyer

24 JUNE 2015

Vietnam’s legendary musicologist Tran Van Khe dies at 94

Professor Tran Van Khe, known as the master of traditional Vietnamese music, died at the age of 94 on Wednesday, after nearly a month of fighting for his life at a Ho Chi Minh City hospital
http://tuoitrenews.vn/lifestyle/28859/vietnam-legendary-musicologist-tran-van-khe-dies-at-94

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 3 November in Asian history

WARS,  CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 3 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 3 November 2019

1839: The first Opium war between China and Britain breaks out
http://www.victorianweb.org/history/empire/opiumwars/opiumwars1.html

1856: In China, a British fleet bombs Canton (Guangzhou)

1929: Korean students, in the Gwangju incident, launch their antijapanese movement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Student_Independence_Movement
http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2008/200811/news06/20081106-10ee.html

1929-11-03 Gwangju students incident

1942: The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koli_Point_action

1950: The French  troops leave the Vietnam northern border

1967: Vietnam battle  of Dak To begins (up to 22 November)
http://www.eagerarms.com/battleofdakto.html

http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/vietnamwar/p/DakTo.htm

 

1969: Nixon  addresses  the nation, asking the « silent majority » to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam war effort and to support his policy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-calls-on-the-silent-majority

1988: Sri Lankan  mercenaries try to overthrow the Maldivian government. At president Gayoom  request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/maldives-president-coup-india/1/172857.html

1988-11-03 coup