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Rooftop Farming in Hong Kong

"Go Green Hong Kong" discussed the benefit of rooftop farming in Hong Kong.

“Go Green Hong Kong” discussed the benefit of rooftop farming in Hong Kong – Green roofs can help reduce three of the four top problems facing the society in the next 50 years: energy, water, and environment.

Warning Against Racial Nationalism in Hong Kong

Evan Fowler told a story about a conflict happened to his friends in a subway train. He compared the incident with its Sydney version in which a Chinese descend was called a “gook” and found Hong Kong passengers’ indifference to the racist remarks disturbing:

I believe the incident that my friend experienced was not only an unfortunate rarity, but also one that deserves to illicit a level of condemnation Hong Kong people rightly expected and did see in Australia. I also believe that our condemnation should be focused not only on the superficial racism of the remarks, but on the underlying racial-nationalism of the position.

Hong Kong Is ‘Haunted’ by China's ‘One Country, Two Systems’ White Paper

Famous blogger on mainland Chinese political news, @yanghengjun, ran into a protest against the mainland Chinese official document on the practice of “one country and two systems” in Hong Kong. As the document is called the White Paper, protesters dressed in white with white papers stuffed in their mouths, like Chinese ghosts:

It scares me! In the most crowded downtown area of Causeway Bay, I ran into a group of people dressed in white, strolling around with some white pigs. Their mouths were filled with white paper. It was evening and the streets were dark, the scene was quite terrifying… I walked near, it was an art performance against the “White Pig (Book)” [The pronunciation of "book" is similar to the word pig in Cantonese.], it is very creative and has left a deep impression on me!

Hong Kong Public Libraries Ignore Biggest Minorities’ Need

As government funded libraries in Hong Kong fail to serve domestic workers’ need, they have to set up mobile libraries during public holidays across the city. Tom Grundy has the story in Hong Wrong. Below is a video taken by Stories Beyond the Borders showing one of the mobile libraries set up by an Indonesian domestic worker, Lulu.

Photo Collection from Hong Kong Metro Stations

Click open to view individual photos from their blog.

Mark and Aisling put together photos they have taken from 83 Hong Kong Metro Stations since January 2013. You can click open to view the funny individual photos from their blog.

Beijing Expects Hong Kong People to be Rubber Stamps

David Webbs a finance news commentator concluded that the Beijing decision on the nomination of Chief Executive candidates in 2017 is to turn Hong Kong people into rubber stamps.

Hong Kong Lawyers Protest in Black Against Chinese Government's White Paper

1,800 Hong Kong lawyers dressed in black marched through the city on 27 of June to protest against what they see as Chinese interference, a sign of growing concern about the rule of law in the Asian financial centre and a further act of dissent against Beijing. Photo by PH Yang at Demotix.

A total of 1,800 Hong Kong lawyers dressed in black marched through the city on 27 June to protest against what they see as Chinese interference.  a sign of growing concern about the rule of law in the Asian financial centre and a further act of dissent against Beijing. Photo by PH Yang at Demotix.

The protest is in response to the Chinaese government's recent white paper on the practice of “one country, two systems” in Hong Kong.

Cloudflare CEO Updates DDoS Attacks on Civic Referendum in Hong Kong

The civic referendum on the election mechanism of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong has begun around noon time today on 20 of June. The voting system has been under massive DDoS attacks since June 14 and now it relies on Cloudflare to defend the platform. Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince updated the situation in Twitter, the attack scale is up to 300Gb per second.

Wildlife in Hong Kong Lantau Island

Today is the World Biodiversity Day. Save Lantau Alliance, an advocacy group , put together photos of wildlife found in the city's biggest island in Hong Kong against the government's development plan. Lantau is a landing place for more than 180 speices of migrant birds.

Today is the World Biodiversity Day. Save Lantau Alliance, an advocacy group , put together photos of wildlife found in the city's biggest island in Hong Kong against the government's development plan. Lantau is a resting place for more than 180 speices of migrant birds.

Hong Kong: End Foreign Domestic Worker's Live in Requirement

Foreign domestic workers are required by law to live with their employers, which is a major causes of worker abuse. Below is a campaign video produced by the Hong Kong Helpers’ campaign calling for the end of the mandatory live-in regulation. It invites people to imagine if they had to live at work.

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