40 years after deadly quake, Chinese seismologists trying to figure out when the Big One will strike
For the past half-century, one aspect of seismology with Chinese characteristics has endured: the quest to predict quakes.
Both Donald Tsang and CY Leung are former chief executives accused of corruption, but only Tsang was charged. “Both men failed to declare their interest before serving in the city’s highest office, but one was sent to prison the other got off,” said political commentator Ching Cheong. “That’s where the injustice lies.”
Trained as a paramilitary force, Hong Kong Police always has a heavy presence here and is now being deployed to solve the current political crisis. Absence of oversight and accountability only compound the problem of police brutality toward unarmed protesters.
Even the walls are talking in Hong Kong's Freedom Summer.
Tracing the lineage from democracy walls in Beijing, Lennon Walls here are direct democracy exercised on the surface of tiny memo notes, the latest innovation of the city's resistance culture.
Peng Yanhui still remembers shuddering when he testified in court about the bogus treatment that doctors were falsely advertising as a “cure” for homosexuality. His 2014 lawsuit alleged that health clinics had defrauded consumers, and he won.
Killer whales debuted at China’s largest aquarium, sparking concerns worldwide that the country is repeating similar mistakes that plagued some U.S. marine parks.
Map of parks & mammals held: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mjRPbO82IdHc-KDe7vUY4rFd-1M&usp=sharing
Dead-wrong polls, record turnout yielded surprising results and jolted Beijing.
For half a century, a son has mourned his father’s passing but didn’t want to dwell on how he actually died during the early days of the Cultural Revolution.
Tucked between dive bars and boutique hotels in a popular tourist district is a shoebox museum that encapsulates more than a quarter-century of defiance in Hong Kong. Only the most determined visitors venture here in order to gaze at the open
wounds of history. (The museum has since relocated.)
As China has dismantled its welfare state, workers approaching retirement age face a stark future.
“We can’t retire, and we can’t find work," said migrant worker Qin Renfang.