“I thought about how I felt when I attended previous games – the social atmosphere, political environment, and everything else has changed so much,” said football fan Jason. “But what remains unchanged is people’s passion for football.”
Despite losing a controlling stake in Clockenflap Festivals, Music Director Justin Sweeting said: “We still run an independent business. We operate independently outside of that Live Nation touring universe.”
Environmentalists said the Free Food Flow project could reduce waste and help the poorer members of society. While Hong Kong is a relatively wealthy city, some people are forced to collect vegetable scraps from wet markets after the market closes, said Hahn Chu of Green Earth.
Located on the 17th floor of a San Po Kong industrial building, Vaevae Chan’s walk-through installation “She Told Me to Head to the Sea” was born from trauma – hers and the city’s. Opening it to the public is the “next chapter” of her healing process, she says.
Hong Kong journalists have become so emotionally involved with the plight of the Ukrainian people that they have changed flights and study plans to stay longer. HKFP finds out what motivates them, one year after Russia’s invasion.
The dockers’ union has lost several allies amid a clampdown on civil society. But strike leader Chan Yum-wo said he tells his union friends not to feel discouraged. “If all you’ve got is a spark, then let it slowly ignite. After all, the fire will not go out.”
Photographer Mango Tsoi said he would try to continue operating on Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade despite not having a licence because the view across the harbour took his breath away when he saw it for the first time.
After undergoing full sex reassignment surgery last November, Ryousuke applied to change the gender marker on his ID card in January. However, his application was suspended in February following a top court ruling ostensibly in favour of transgender individuals.
Ms Chan kept her mask on even when she was sitting alone by the sea. “I’m used to it already. I think I will buy more masks once I have used all my stock,” she said, adding that her choice was both a health decision and a personal preference.
Jens Galschiøt said he still hopes to get the Pillar of Shame from the University of Hong Kong without taking the matter to court. The sculptor said the university had repeatedly ignored his requests to retrieve the statue.
Henry Tse was told that he needed to have an invasive operation to change the female gender marker on his ID card. He has taken the government to court for what he calls an infringement of his right to privacy.
“I want to learn from and collaborate with other people. I’m not fixated on the idea of being some sort of DIY person all the time; it just so happens that it’s in my personality to try to figure things out myself.”
The fifth wave of Covid-19 highlighted the issues faced by migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong – the backbone of many of the city’s families. It also shone a spotlight on the “power of community,” Manisha Wijesinghe, executive director of HELP for Domestic Workers, told HKFP.
Several people arrested by national security police officers, former Stand News editor accused of sedition delivered testimony, and Beijing’s interpretation of the security law continued to stoke debate.
Lead prosecutor Laura Ng continued her questioning of former editor-in-chief Chung Pui-kuen at District Court on Friday, presenting pages from Stand News publications with yellow backgrounds and asking whether they signified the media outlet’s politics.