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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 […]

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 […]

Video: ‘Why do you want mutual destruction?’: Hong Kong pro-Beijing lawmaker releases anti-protester jingle

Basic Law Committee member Priscilla Leung has released an upbeat music video calling on people to come together against “mutual destruction,” advocated by some pro-democracy protesters. The pro-Beijing lawmaker’s cheerful jingle begins with the song’s title “Why do you want mutual destruction?” overlaid with footage of burning roadblocks and a protester throwing a petrol bomb. […]

State media outlet appears to quote Hong Kong police condemning ‘illegal activities’ a day before planned demo

China’s state-run tabloid Global Times has quoted the Hong Kong Police Force as condemning a group for “paralyzing traffic to encircle the legislative council,” a day before such events were set to occur. In a tweet just before 9pm on Tuesday, the paper referred to a police statement released on “Wednesday,” apparently in reference to […]

Hong Kong’s pandas use lockdown privacy to mate after a decade of trying

Stuck at home with no visitors and not much else to do, a pair of pandas in Hong Kong finally decided to give mating a go after a decade of dodging the issue. Like half the planet, Ying Ying and Le Le have only really had each other for company since coronavirus-caused lockdowns shut off the flow […]

Netizens initiate mass ‘unlike’ drive after Hong Kong police celebrate 300,000 Facebook fans

Netizens initiated a mass “unlike” drive of the Hong Kong Police Facebook page on Monday after the force celebrated surpassing the 300,000 followers milestone. “The police force has been through ups and downs with Hongkongers during this time,” the force wrote in a post. “On the internet, full of chaotic messages, we will strive to […]

Hong Kong restaurant apologises after customer’s face mask faux pas

A Japanese restaurant issued an apology on Friday after a viral photo showing a face mask placed on a tube of chopsticks sparked concerns over public hygiene amid the coronavirus outbreak. The restaurant Ca-Tu-Ya apologised a day after a customer was photographed at its branch in Yau Ma Tei. The man was seen having a […]

In Pictures: Gun-wielding Hong Kong cop triggers Photoshop battle

Netizens on Reddit have showcased their skills in a “Photoshop battle” based on an image of a police officer pointing his Glock pistol at the press and protesters during Saturday’s standoff in Mong Kok. The original photo was captured by a photojournalist from Studio Incendo. The battle required users to remix the snap in a […]

‘We will not remove the video’: Tutoring website Tutoroo faces backlash over ‘sexist, racist’ promo

A language tutoring platform is facing a backlash over a promotional video netizens have deemed racist and sexist. But Tutoroo’s founder has denied the claims, adding that the controversial clip will not be removed. The promo, first posted last year but uploaded across social media again last week, involves a western man approaching an Asian […]

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