All opposition lawmakers leave LegCo | Hong Kong Weekly Political Briefing
Concert: "Europe x Hong Kong: United in Diversity" early-bird discount ends today! - pan-democratic lawmakers resign from LegCo - long-term decarbonisation strategy
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Tickets Available Now | A celebratory night of live music at “Europe x Hong Kong: United in Diversity”
by Jasmine Lee
Join others in a unifying night of live music to appreciate the musical diversity of the European Union while winding down at the end of 2020. An early-bird discount is available until tomorrow (Sunday, 15 November)!
Collaboration is the key to success: Reflections upon receiving the Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University
by Winnie Tang
After overcoming the difficulties of introducing Hong Kong to geographic information systems (GIS), Dr Winnie Tang has found success in the field and gives back to cultivate success for the future.
This week in Hong Kong
All pan-democrat lawmakers have resigned from LegCo after Beijing removed four lawmakers from their posts. This occurred after the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) passed legislation that would make it possible to disqualify any lawmakers that support HK independence or threaten the national security law.
The Council of Sustainable Development published a report on public engagement on long-term decarbonisation strategy for Hong Kong. It highlights six key objectives, which include accelerating the transition to zero-carbon energy and utilising green and sustainable finance to promote decarbonisation.
A protest against the arrest of RTHK producer Bao Choy was ultimately blocked by HK’s Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung after the Appeal Board overturned a police ban on the rally plans.
A CUHK student union has organised a photo exhibition to mark the one year anniversary since pro-democracy protesters clashed with police on the university campus, despite a warning from the university that it could breach the national security law.
Spyglass | HT Podcast
Have you listened to our podcast yet? October’s covers two spooky tales of true crime and the supernatural, both of which took place in Hong Kong. November’s podcast will go back to our usual policy and political-focused content, and this month we take a closer look at why HK is having difficulty prioritising sustainability and climate change with Vince Siu of SUSTAINHK.
Previous Spyglass episodes include:
A discussion with the German Consul General to HK and Macao on the 30th anniversary of German Reunification (the fall of the Berlin Wall!)
Talking about the importance of claiming your identity, and writing in ‘Hongkonger’ on the US Census with Write in Hongkonger’s founder Frances Hui.
Unpacking the night of last year’s 31 August incident at Prince Edward MTR Station, where police raided the platform to clear protesters and the conspiracies that came after.