Profile

Cover photo
Hong Kong Free Press
186 followers|178,494 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Popular Chinese selfie app Meitu prompts privacy fears
Popular Chinese photo-editing app Meitu has prompted privacy fears after it was found to be asking for phone access permissions than seems reasonable for a photo app. The free smartphone app has been wiy used in China for years. It was launched in 2008, but suddenly to off in the west after …
2
Add a comment...

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
The critics are right: Real education reform is needed to reduce student suicide 
By Odilon Couzin Last week, in response to criticism from parents, teachers and many others, the chairman of the EDB’s Committee on Prevention of Student Suicide, Professor Paul Yip, wrote a column in SCMP defending the committee’s recent report. In it, he wrote that those who testified in Legco last week …
1
Add a comment...

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Leadership race: Tsang calls for end to infighting, as Lam attracts ridicule after MTR turnstile clumsiness
Chief executive contender John Tsang said his call for “respite” in society was aimed at preventing further infighting. He first called for a temporarily halt to engagement on controversial issues when he announced his campaign this week. But rival Carrie Lam and incumbent Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying soon questioned his stance. In a …
1
Add a comment...

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Five questions about a possible US-China trade war, as Donald Trump takes office
As Donald Trump prepares to take office as the 45th president of the United States Friday, Beijing will be watching closely amid fears a trade war could break out between the world’s top two economies. Trump has repeatedly blasted China’s trade policies and threatened to slap huge tariffs of …
1
Add a comment...

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
A permanent revolution in education can’t cure Hong Kong’s social ills
Can 51 hours of Basic Law education smother the separatist sentiment of our disaffected youth in Hong Kong? This question, in essence, drives the proposed update of the Secondary Education Curriculum Guide, announced by the Education Bureau on Monday and mentioned in Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s final Policy Address. This …
2
Add a comment...

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Cool ding ding! Ten air-conditioned trams expected to be in service next year
Hong Kong’s tram operator expects to roll out ten air-conditioned trams by the end of 2018. Emmanuel Vivant, managing director of Hong Kong Tramways, told reporters that the company has decided to increase the number of air-conditioned trams after positive reactions from a pilot test last year. He said he expected to have the …
2
1
Add a comment...

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
God has a direct line with an out-of-touch Hong Kong bureaucrat?
So Carrie Lam is going to run for Chief Executive of the SAR. This does not come as a surprise. In fact it must be the most extensively pre-reported event since the death of Chairman Mao. It does, though, raise a number of questions. The first one is, what are …
1
Add a comment...

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
A ‘historic high’: Taiwan envoy hails US ties after Donald Trump inauguration
The leader of a Taiwanese egation that defied Chinese anger to attend US President Donald Trump’s inauguration said Friday that US-Taiwan ties were at a “historic high.” Former premier Yu Shyi-kun, who headed the Taiwanese government between 2002 and 2005, led an 11-strong team to the ceremony on Washington’s National …
1
Add a comment...

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Political reform will inevitably bring conflict, says leadership hopeful Carrie Lam
Chief executive contender Carrie Lam has said the political reform process will inevitably bring conflicts to society. The former chief secretary was visiting a local restaurant in Ap Lei Chau when she was asked by reporters about the issue, Now TV reported. Lam was the main official pushing forward the government’s political reform …
1
Add a comment...

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
In Pictures: Hong Kong’s subdivided ‘mini’ flats boom as CY’s gov’t fails to rein in record-high prices
For part-time furniture mover Kong Ngai-lam, 26, home is the bottom half of a bunk bed inside a tiny room that fits little else. Nearly 200,000 Hong Kong residents like him call a wire cage or bed in partitioned apartments their home. Making housing affordable was among outgoing Hong …
1
Add a comment...

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hong Kong leadership candidate Woo Kwok-hing involved in minor car accident
Chief executive candidate and retired judge Woo Kw-hing was involved in a minor car accident on Friday evening. No injuries were reported. The accident to place at Queen’s Road East in Wan Chai near the Queen Elizabeth Stadium at around 7pm, Apple Daily reported. Woo was on his way to a private …
1
Add a comment...

Hong Kong Free Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
‘You can’t win’: John Tsang says he was encouraged not to run for Hong Kong’s top job
Chief executive contender John Tsang has said he is unable to say whether someone offered him desirable job roles in exchange for not running for the top job. There have been reports claiming Tsang was discouraged from running by Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State …
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
Hong Kong's Free & Independent English News Platform.
Introduction
Hong Kong Free Press is a new, English news source seeking to unite critical voices and provide quality analysis and credible reporting on local and national affairs.
Contact Information
Contact info
Email