Tag Archives: Kong

Hong Kong votes in first major poll since pro-democracy protests

Voting is due to start in the first major elections in Hong Kong since pro-democracy protests in 2014. The main parties competing are divided by their stances on the territory’s relationship with Beijing. Voters will choose 35 lawmakers based on geographical constituencies and 35 people to represent selected trades. The city has partial democracy and not everybody can vote for ...

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Joshua Wong: Hong Kong protest leader avoids jail

The leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, which saw mass rallies in 2014, have been sentenced. Joshua Wong, who became the teenage face of the protests, was given 80 hours of community service for unlawful assembly. Nathan Law was sentenced to 120 hours, while Alex Chow was given a three week prison sentence suspended for a year. The three were ...

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Tiny Toilet Room With Partial Wall For Rent in Hong Kong

Hong Kong news magazine HK01 recently toured a 30-square-foot “toilet subdivided room” (廁所劏房) renting for 2000 HKD a month (around $ 250). Reporters responded to a listing at a rundown low-rise building in the city’s Kwai Chung district and found this. What you get is a sink overlapping a toilet, and a space that’s not large enough to fit an ...

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Tiny Toilet Room With Partial Wall For Rent in Hong Kong

Hong Kong news magazine HK01 recently toured a 30-square-foot “toilet subdivided room” (廁所劏房) renting for 2000 HKD a month (around $ 250). Reporters responded to a listing at a rundown low-rise building in the city’s Kwai Chung district and found this. What you get is a sink overlapping a toilet, and a space that’s not large enough to fit an ...

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Bitcoin value plummets after £49m stolen in Hong Kong cyber attack

The value of bitcoin plummeted on Wednesday after cyber criminals made away with nearly £50m-worth of the crypto-currency by hacking into one of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world.  Hong Kong-based BitFinex discovered on Tuesday evening that its computer systems had been breached and that criminals had stolen almost 120,000 bitcoin (£49m).  The news came as a blow to the decentralised virtual currency, ...

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Bitcoin value plummets after £49m stolen in Hong Kong cyber attack

The value of bitcoin plummeted on Wednesday after cyber criminals made away with nearly £50m-worth of the crypto-currency by hacking into one of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world.  Hong Kong-based BitFinex discovered on Tuesday evening that its computer systems had been breached and that criminals had stolen almost 120,000 bitcoin (£49m).  The news came as a blow to the decentralised virtual currency, ...

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Tropical storm Nida heads to China after shutting down Hong Kong

Hong Kong has come to a standstill as a powerful typhoon batters the territory, closing schools and businesses and shutting down transport. Typhoon Nida is now moving to mainland China, with the city of Guangzhou issuing its first-ever red storm alert, the highest-level warning. People in Guangdong province have been told to stockpile food and essentials. Typhoon Nida, which passed ...

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Tropical storm Nida heads to China after shutting down Hong Kong

Hong Kong has come to a standstill as a powerful typhoon batters the territory, closing schools and businesses and shutting down transport. Typhoon Nida is now moving to mainland China, with the city of Guangzhou issuing its first-ever red storm alert, the highest-level warning. People in Guangdong province have been told to stockpile food and essentials. Typhoon Nida, which passed ...

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First Trailer For ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Released At Comic-Con 2016: Tom Hiddleston Takes On The Monster

Those in attendance at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 are in for big-time treats this year, but luckily, the Internet allows all those at home to enjoy as well. The first trailer has been released for Kong: Skull Island and it shows just how big the monster beast truly is along with with the fact that he will protect his ...

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Joshua Wong found guilty of unlawful assembly in Hong Kong

A court in Hong Kong has found student activist Joshua Wong guilty of taking part in an unlawful assembly. Wong and two others climbed over a fence into the forecourt of the Hong Kong government complex on 26 September 2014. Their arrest helped trigger mass pro-democracy rallies that occupied parts of the city for more than two months. The movement ...

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