It was declared "grief day" by protesters. Images from the protests in Hong Kong have riveted the world for the past year. But they have a special resonance in Vancouver, where many people either used to live in Hong Kong or know somebody who lives there now. Which makes a new show at the Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver timely. Revolution in Our Times features 36 photos of the Hong Kong protests by 18 photojournalists. The photos are dramatic, beautiful and disturbing, an up-close and personal view of a people rising up against their government. You can see it in his photo of a riot policeman striding towards him, yelling, with his baton extended in one hand and his shield in the other. Pepper spray everywhere, police beating people, protesters beating police, a police officer got his thumb bitten off, a lot of innocent people got hurt. The most effective way to negate tear gas is to put it in something — mud works really well, they shake it up and extinguish it.
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The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. China's Communist government pretends that authoritarianism poses no impediment to prosperity, trade and investment. But that myth would be blown up if it uses force to end pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. File Photo. First is the idea that politics and the economy operate in separate spheres. It pretends that authoritarianism poses no impediment to prosperity, trade and investment. But more than days of ongoing protests in Hong Kong have exposed the internal contradictions of those twin foundational narratives. Hong Kong enjoys a unique legal framework governing its economy that offers foreign investors a degree of security that is not found on the mainland. As a result, foreign investment in mainland China runs predominantly through Hong Kong, where that money can be expatriated, legally and unencumbered — in dollars. Undermining Hong Kong, then, runs the risk of throwing the mainland into financial chaos.
The decision has not stopped the protests, which have since focused on democracy in the region. Hundreds of activists met outside the British consulate, on Sunday. Those marches were also marked by the kind of violence and vandalism that has become almost routine in the semi-autonomous state. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists?
It was the first public secondary school founded in Hong Kong by the British colonial government. The history of the College can be traced back to the Chinese village schools that are thought to have existed before British Hong Kong was founded as a colony in In August , the British colonial government decreed that grants would be given to existing Chinese village schools in Hong Kong. It appointed an Education Committee in November of that year to examine the state of Chinese schools in Victoria , Stanley and Aberdeen , the aim being to bring the schools under closer government supervision. In its inspections, the Committee reported that 3 Chinese village schools, namely Taipingshan School 28 pupils , Chungwan School 18 pupils and Sheungwan School 21 pupils were operating actively within Victoria City under Chinese masters Mr. Chuy Shing-cheung, Mr. Leung Sing-Than and Mr. Mak Mai-chun, respectively. In , the British sinologist, Rev.