Series of “Overseas Talents’ China Visit to Shenzhen” Events Successfully Held

SHENZHEN, CHINA, Dec 6, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – A series of “Overseas Talents’ China Visit to Shenzhen” events were successfully held in Guangming district, Shenzhen from November 21 to 22. The events were co-organized by Shenzhen Center for International Exchange of Personnel. The events are hosted by the China Association for International […]

MHI Group Delivers Two Large-Capacity Centrifugal Chillers for Singapore’s Marina Bay District Cooling System

TOKYO, Oct 4, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group companies – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MHI-AP) – have jointly delivered two large-capacity centrifugal chillers for a large-scale district cooling system in Singapore’s Marina Bay as part […]

Criminal justice: Professionalism beneficial for rule of law

On April 27, when the secretary for security, Chris Tang Ping-keung, answered legislative councilors’ questions on law-and-order issues, he provided some important insights, particularly regarding the processing of protest-related and national security cases. As always, the latest statistics were instructive. Although, as of Feb 28, 10,277 people had been arrested for crimes resulting from the […]

Strong quake strikes off western Indonesia, no casualty reported

People wait outside after evacuating an Indonesian government building following an earthquake in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, Dec 14, 2021. (DAENG MANSUR / AP) JAKARTA/MANILA – A 6.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia's western province of North Sumatra early Monday, but no immediate report of damage or casualty was issued, an agency and officials said. The quake […]

District councils back to the past, minus the politics

Hong Kong’s district councils underwent a sea change after the landslide defeat of pro-establishment candidates in November 2019, in politically fraught elections held amid a background of violence and intimidation. Not including seats held by ex officio rural committee chairpersons in the New Territories, pro-establishment candidates managed to retain only 59 out of a total […]

Oath-taking first step to governance by patriots

Last week, the Hong Kong Legislative Council passed the Public Offices (Candidacy and Taking Up Offices) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2021 in an orderly manner. Around the bill’s passage, there has been a political earthquake at the district level as some 30 self-proclaimed democratic district councilors announced they would leave their positions. They refused to take […]

Time ripe to rid District Councils of politics

Cliché as it sounds, politics is compromise, and in brokering certain political agreements, what becomes customary sometimes may soon be accepted as right. This epitomizes the current political role of Hong Kong’s District Councils (DCs), which comes into question considering the constitutional underpinning of the Basic Law. Coming on the heels of the recent decision […]