Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Previews: ‘M+’ Museum Of Contemporary Visual Culture In Hong Kong

The first global museum of contemporary visual culture in Asia is set to open to public in November 2021 in Hong Kong. As per the latest reports, the construction work of the iconic building, located in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, has completed. The museum will be dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design, and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries. Designed by a global team of the world-renowned architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup, the M+ building is set to become a new addition to the global arts and cultural landscape and a new international architectural icon.

Morning News: Poland And Belarus Border, Texas Abortion Law, Hong Kong

get the latest as Poland imposes a state of emergency on its border with Belarus. Also in the programme: the US Justice Department’s challenge to protect the constitutional right to an abortion, plus Hong Kong’s announcement to allow quarantine-free travel again.

Morning News: Syria & UN Aid, Hong Kong & Airbnb Restrictions In France

The latest on the UN Security Council showdown over humanitarian aid for Syria. Plus: we find out about Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam’s call for parents to monitor their children’s political beliefs and the French cities that are imposing restrictions on Airbnb.

News: Top 5 Stories For June 23, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for June 23:

1. The U.S. Senate failed to advance legislation that would have opened up a protracted debate over voting rights after Republicans blocked the move, leaving the effort in limbo.

2. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was leading a field of 13 Democratic candidates in Tuesday’s primary election, though the outcome likely won’t be known for weeks. The totals were enough to force a concession from former presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

3. President Joe Biden plans to unveil new steps to curtail U.S. gun violence including measures aimed at stemming the flow of firearms used in crimes, after pledging to push for sweeping changes to firearms laws.

4. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily will print its last edition, the paper said, after a stormy year in which it was raided by police and its tycoon owner and other staff were arrested under a new national security law.

5. Iran said that Washington had agreed to remove all sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping, and take some senior figures off a blacklist, at talks to revive Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with global powers which are now on a pause.

News: Top 5 Stories For June 17, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for June 17, 2021:

1. The Biden-Putin summit in Geneva highlighted huge differences but also small gains. Russia said arms control talks agreed with the U.S. should start within weeks.

2. U.S. Senate Democrats are scrambling to unite around a sweeping election reform bill that they aim to bring to a vote next week, in the face of Republican opposition and state moves to pass laws placing new restrictions on voting.

3. Biden is set to sign a bill declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of legal enslavement of Black Americans.

4. Chinese state media quoted a disease expert saying the COVID-19 origins probe should shift to the United States after a study showed the disease could have been circulating there as early as December 2019. China’s top diplomat, said the idea that coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan laboratory is an “absurd story.”

5. Five hundred Hong Kong police officers sifted through reporters’ computers and notebooks at pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily, alleging that Apple Daily articles violate the national security law

News: Top 5 Stories For June 4, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for June 4: Infrastructure deal, COVID vaccines, George Floyd Square, Tiananmen and Tokyo Games

1. President Joe Biden offered to scrap his proposed corporate tax hike during negotiations with Republicans, sources say, in what would be a major concession by the Democratic president.

2. The White House laid out a plan for the United States to share 25 million surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to the world.

3. Work crews in Minneapolis took down barricades that had stopped most vehicles from driving through the intersection where George Floyd was murdered, though activists quickly replaced them with makeshift barriers.

4. Hong Kong sealed off a park where tens of thousands gather annually to commemorate China’s 1989 Tiananmen crackdown and arrested the vigil’s organizer.

5. A Japanese Olympic Committee board member blasted organizers of the Tokyo Games for ignoring public concerns about holding the global sporting showpiece amid a pandemic.