Electoral reform: Hypocrites in glass houses should not throw stones

In March 2021, the National People’s Congress, for obvious reasons, announced the reform of Hong Kong’s electoral system. Once the existing democratic model had been sabotaged by political wreckers inside the Legislative Council, the “one country, two systems” policy was in real danger, and a change of direction was unavoidable. Instead of seizing the opportunities […]

Stand News arrests: Prosecutors ensure appropriate charging of suspects

After seven people, including the current and former editors of Stand News, were arrested on Dec 29, the police explained that they were suspected of promoting seditious publications.  They were allegedly involved in using the online news platform, between July 2020 and November 2021, to instigate dissatisfaction among the public, incite violence and law-breaking, and […]

UN humanitarian chief says situation in Syria remains grim

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator Martin Griffiths attends a press conference in Geneva on Dec 1, 2021. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – The situation for people in Syria remains grim as humanitarian needs have grown while funding has shrunk, said UN Under-secretary-General for Humanitarian Affair Martin Griffiths on […]

Five Eyes and G7 have bad eyes

Chairman of the China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Electoral Affairs Commission Fung Wah (2nd right) opens a ballot box in Hong Kong, Dec 19, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA) The latest joint statement by the US, UK, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, or the so-called Five Eyes intelligence alliance, about the Hong Kong LegCo election […]

RIDGE Charity Token is Launching

Podgorica, Montenegro / December 20, 2021 / SEAPRWire / – A group of crypto enthusiasts has announced the release of the RIDGE charity token. RIDGE is a community-driven charity token deployed on the Ethereum network (ERC-20) with the major purpose of donating to charities and developing other crypto utilities. Over time, the team has consistently delivered and […]

Empty words and sham summit

(LUO JIE / CHINA DAILY) If you thought discourse in the United States could not get more childish, think again: Last week, the White House convened the geopolitical equivalent of the He-Man Woman-Haters’ Club from Our Gang short films series. The club has an official name, of course; the Summit for Democracy, wherein US President […]

Europe grapples with COVID protests

As Europe confronts a dangerous COVID-19 surge, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets and clashed with police to protest tough new lockdown measures. On Nov 20-21, violent protests spread from the Netherlands to neighboring Belgium, where police in Brussels used tear gas and water cannons to contain rioters. In Croatia and Italy, demonstrators also […]