Hong Kong's leading independence activist was jailed for six years Monday for his involvement in some of the city's worst protest violence for decades. Edward Leung was convicted in May of rioting during the 2016 running battles with police, when demonstrators hurled bricks torn up from pavements and set rubbish alight in the commercial district of Mong Kok. Handing down his jail term, Judge Anthea Pang said Leung actively participated in the riots and described his actions as "wanton and vicious." The 27-year-old was already in custody after pleading guilty in January to a separate charge of assaulting a police officer during the clashes. He was sentenced to one year in jail on that count, with the two terms to be served concurrently. The 2016 protest began as a seemingly innocuous rally to protect illegal hawkers from health inspectors but it quickly morphed into an outpouring of anger against authorities in Hong Kong and Beijing. At the forefront of the clashes were young … [Read more...] about Hong Kong jails top independence leader for six years
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Italian and Hong Kong fireworks light up Danang nightNhan Tam Spectacular performance by team Martarello SRL from Italy - PHOTOS: NHAN TAM Danang's skyline was turned into an outdoor audiovisual feast last Saturday night, with stunning fireworks displays by Italian and Hong Kong teams on the third night, themed “Hapiness”, at the Danang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2018. Martarello SRL from Italy was the first team to take the stage on June 2, which was also the Italian Republic Day. With a vivid combination of sound and color, the performance transported spectators to a world of dreams, joy, and happiness. Meanwhile, team Vulcan from Hong Kong turned their fireworks displays into a screening of colorful movies, describing movies as a bridge leading to love and happiness. Vibrant fireworks display by team Vulcan from Hong Kong lights up the night In addition to fireworks displays, spectators were treated to an array of impressive … [Read more...] about Italian and Hong Kong fireworks light up Danang night
People will witness a battle between the two strongest fireworks teams from Hong Kong (China) and Italy on the third night of Đà Nẵng International Fireworks Festival (DIFF 2018). The theme ‘Happy Bridge’ will not only be illustrated with fireworks in the sky, but also by an art show that promises to be impressive. Rivals The Vulcan, which enjoys its legendary fireworks party on Victoria Harbour (Hong Kong) every New Year, is considered a respectable name. At DIFF 2018, its top fireworks will be a major attraction on the third fireworks night, in keeping with the theme 'Happy Bridge'. Established in 1974, Vulcan has gained international fame with major international awards, such as the Champion of International Fireworks Performance Hannover, Germany – 2009, the Champion of International Firework Performance Championships in Blackpool, England, 2009, the second prize at the Oman Fireworks World Show – 2010 and the third prize in the Quebec … [Read more...] about Happy Bridge night champs: Hong Kong or Italy?
(VEN) - With its core advantages in financial and professional services, and playing a crucial part in further boosting the Belt and Road Initiative, Hong Kong (China) is keen to promote trade and investment cooperation with countries in the region, including Vietnam. In particular, the ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement, which is expected to take effect in early 2019, will give an impulse to enhance trade, investment and service activities between ASEAN member countries and Hong Kong (China) in general, and Vietnam and Hong Kong (China) in particular. Opening up opportunities Cooperation between Vietnam and Hong Kong (China) has achieved positive results in recent years. In 2017, two-way trade turnover reached about US$18 billion. Ho Chi Minh City accounted for US$3.5 billion. Hong Kong (China) currently has 452 investment projects with total registered capital of US$2.4 billion, ranking seventh among the 96 countries and territories investing in Ho Chi Minh City. During a … [Read more...] about Hong Kong, Vietnam promote mutual investment
Vietnam expects strong growth of two-way trade with Hong Kong (China) in the coming time based on potential of bilateral relations, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Hong Kong (China) Yau Tang-wah - Photo: NDO PM Phuc made the statement while receiving Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Yau Tang-wah in Hanoi on March 22. Lauding progress in political, economic, trade and investment ties, the PM suggested Hong Kong support Vietnam in developing bilateral trade and send experts to assist Vietnam since Hong Kong is a financial center in the region and the world. He said Vietnam has been focusing on developing transport, health and education infrastructure, and Hong Kong enterprises may take part in projects in these fields. PM Phuc affirmed that Vietnam is striving to improve its investment environment and to create optimal conditions for foreign investors, including … [Read more...] about Vietnam expects strong growth of trade with Hong Kong