Kelvin Chan

  • officer Oct 29, 2019

    Activist Joshua Wong Barred From Election, Hong Kong Nears Recession

    Hong Kong authorities barred pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from an election as the city’s leader warned Tuesday that months of violent protests have pushed the city to the brink of recession. In comments likely to further anger protesters, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said there would be no political solution until the violent protests gripping the semi-autonomous Chinese territory end. “For...

  • facebook Oct 27, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Criticize Police Conduct, Draw Tear Gas

    Hong Kong police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse a rally called over concerns about police conduct in monthslong pro-democracy demonstrations, with protesters cursing the officers and calling them “gangster cops.” Organizers called for the demonstration at a waterfront park, but police said the rally was unauthorized and engaged in a standoff with the protesters after ordering them to leave....

  • China Oct 21, 2019

    Hong Kong Leaders Apologize for Water Cannon Use at Mosque

    Hong Kong officials apologized to Muslim leaders Monday after riot police sprayed a mosque and bystanders with a water cannon while trying to contain pro-democracy demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The city’s leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and its police chief visited the Kowloon Mosque to apologize to the chief imam and Muslim community leaders. They left without commenting,...

  • China Oct 20, 2019

    Hong Kong Descends Into Chaos Again as Protesters Defy Ban

    Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with mainland Chinese ties as they skirmished late into the evening with riot police, who unleashed numerous tear gas...

  • facebook Aug 23, 2019

    Canada Halts Hong Kong Consulate Travel After UK Case as Protests Continue

    Accountants in Hong Kong marched Friday in support of the pro-democracy movement, while the Canadian Consulate banned its staff from leaving the city on official business after a British Consulate employee was detained in mainland China. The head of the cabin crew union for Hong Kong airline Cathay Dragon said she had been fired in retaliation for supporting the movement,...

  • facebook May 16, 2019

    US Abstains From Global Pledge to Curb Online Violence and Extremism

    The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for “freedom of expression and freedom of the press.” The statement came Wednesday after World leaders led by French President Emmanuel Macron and executives from Facebook, Google, Twitter and...

  • facebook Apr 9, 2019

    Facebook, Google Face Widening Crackdown Over Online Content

    Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain called for a first-of-its-kind watchdog for social media that could fine executives and even ban companies. And a European Union parliamentary committee approved a bill giving...

  • Donald Trump Feb 25, 2019

    US-China Battle Over 5G Future Comes to Head at Tech Show

    A global battle between the U.S. government and Chinese tech company Huawei over allegations that it is a cybersecurity risk overshadowed the opening Monday of the world’s biggest mobile industry trade fair. Huawei has an outsize presence at MWC Barcelona, from its displays in three separate show halls down to its red sponsorship logo adorning visitor pass lanyards. The focus...

  • facebook Nov 26, 2018

    Confidential Facebook Documents Seized by UK Parliament

    Britain’s parliament has seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as it turns up the heat on the social media company over its data protection policies. A British lawmaker took the unusually aggressive move of forcing a visiting tech executive to turn over the files ahead of an international hearing that parliament is...

  • United States Jun 8, 2018

    US Embassy in China Sends New Alert for Mystery Health Issue

    The U.S. Embassy in China sent its second alert in two weeks Friday to its citizens over unexplained health issues that have prompted the evacuation of a number of U.S. government employees working at a consulate in a southern city. The alert urged Americans to seek medical help in the event they suffered any “unusual, unexplained physical symptoms or events,...

  • Donald Trump May 5, 2018

    Hard-Line US Demands on China Raise Stakes in Trade Talks

    A list of hard-line demands that the Trump administration handed China this week could make it even more difficult to resolve a trade conflict between the world’s two largest economies. That’s the view of trade analysts who say the U.S. insistence that Beijing shrink America’s gaping trade deficit with China by $200 billion by the end of 2020, among other...

  • social media Feb 10, 2018

    18 Killed in Hong Kong Double-Decker Bus Crash

    A double-decker bus crashed in a Hong Kong suburb on Saturday evening, killing 18 people and injuring dozens more, authorities in the southern Chinese city said. Local media reports said the bus tipped over, and quoted passengers as saying the bus was full and traveling very fast. The death toll included 15 men and three women, a police spokeswoman said...

  • CEO Oct 3, 2017

    For Many Hotels, Terror Risks Make Tight Security Routine

    Across the globe, risks of terrorism and other violence have made tight security at hotels and resorts routine, even in countries where strict gun control laws may help prevent the kind of shooting attack that occurred Sunday night in Las Vegas. Security varies widely from place to place: in many cities luxury hotels have entrances that open straight into shopping...

  • Associated Press Aug 17, 2017

    Young Leaders of Massive 2014 Hong Kong Protests Get Prison

    A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in huge pro-democracy protests nearly three years earlier, in the latest sign that tolerance for dissent is waning in the Chinese-ruled former British colony. The High Court overturned an earlier verdict that let Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow avoid...

  • driver May 23, 2017

    21 Uber Drivers Arrested in Latest Crackdown in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong police launched a fresh crackdown Tuesday on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial center. It’s the latest regulatory headache for Uber, which already is fighting a similar case in Hong Kong. The drivers were arrested in an undercover operation on suspicion of carrying passengers for hire and not having...

  • China Jan 3, 2016

    Hong Kong Unsettled By Case of 5 Missing Booksellers

    Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers said Sunday that they will press the government for answers after a fifth employee of a publisher specializing in books critical of mainland China’s leadership went missing. Lawmaker Albert Ho said the city was “shocked and appalled” by the disappearance of Lee Bo. Like the four others who have disappeared in recent months, Lee is associated...

  • researcher Dec 23, 2015

    Hello Kitty Owner Sanrio Says Fan Site Security Leak Fixed

    The Japanese company that owns the Hello Kitty brand said it has fixed a security leak in an online fan site for the character that compromised the personal information of 3.3 million users....
    Sanrio Co.’s digital arm said Tuesday that it “corrected” a security vulnerability on the SanrioTown.com website and was investigating. The leak was discovered Saturday by a security researcher....

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