Humour, satire, events, cartoons and other light relief from HKFP.

‘Snubbed’ YouTuber urges ‘Uncle Roger’ comic Nigel Ng to research Communist Party after joint vid deleted over China criticism

YouTuber Mike Chen has urged fellow comic Nigel Ng to do “his own research” on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after the comedian behind the “Uncle Roger” persona apologised to Chinese fans and deleted a video collaboration over Chen’s critical stance on Beijing. Chen told HKFP that Ng had not notified him before issuing the […]

‘Uncle Roger’ apologises and deletes video featuring fellow YouTube star who criticised China

The comedian behind “Uncle Roger” has apologised to Chinese fans and deleted a video featuring a fellow YouTube star who has voiced criticism of Beijing. Update: YouTuber urges ‘Uncle Roger’ comic to research Communist Party Nigel Ng, the UK-based Malaysian comedian behind the comedic persona posted a collaboration with Mike Chen of the “Strictly Dumpling” […]

Event: Asia’s budding filmmakers prepare for Shorties Film Festival 2020

The Shorties Film Festival 2020 is hosting a five-day-long celebration of Asia’s most exciting short films. HKFP is a proud media sponsor, alongside Gold Sponsor Lime Content Studios. The third edition of Shorties will be held online from November 10 to 14. It will feature short films from independent filmmakers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, […]

In Pictures: Chinese-Australian artist Badiucao wins 2020 Havel Prize for political satire cartoons

Chinese-Australian satirical cartoonist Badiucao has won the 2020 Havel Prize for his creative artwork. His work – often featured by HKFP – takes aim at the Chinese Communist Party and often expresses support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. In the official announcement last week, organisers – the Human Rights Foundation – praised Badiucao for creating […]

Incoming UK ambassador to China Caroline Wilson slammed by activists after posing with Xi Jinping book

Britain’s incoming ambassador to China has been slammed by Twitter users and activists after she posted a picture of herself posing with China’s ambassador whilst holding a copy of Xi Jinping’s book. The Governance of China is a three-volume collection of writing and speeches by the Chinese leader. A copy was presented to her by […]

Video: Cut-out Carrie stars in crowd of Conan’s socially-distanced talk show

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has “starred” on the late night Conan O’Brien show in the US – albeit in cardboard cut-out form. The embattled leader formed part of Conan’s “socially distanced” audience, owing to the Covid-19 outbreak. The cut-outs were sent in by audience members, though it was unclear whether O’Brien knew who Lam was. […]

Video: Huge python consumes barking deer in forest near Tsuen Wan

An HKFP reader has spotted a large python consuming a barking deer in the forest near Tsuen Wan. The clip – shot this week during a hike – shows what appears to be a Burmese python constricting the deer in the nearby forest. Burmese pythons can be found across Hong Kong. Whilst smaller ones eat […]

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