Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicHong Kong protests

Topic: Hong Kong protests

US lawmakers nominate Hong Kong protesters for Nobel Prize

he decision could spur new Chinese accusations of foreign interference. China had earlier described US as a 'black hand' behind the protests.

China is controlling social media – by allowing a bit of dissent

Shortly after the initial demonstrations in Hong Kong, the Chinese government distributed vague guidelines to digital platforms about what they should 'censor'.

Political turmoil to be the ‘new normal’ for the world in 2020, risk firm says

Verisk Maplecroft predicts ‘continued turmoil in 2020’ due to demonstrations & governments ill-prepared to address underlying social grievances.

India to Africa: Protest has helped define the first two decades of the 21st century

As the 2020s begin, it’s clear we’re living in an unprecedented moment: climate emergency, brewing global financial crisis and militarisation.

China replaces top Hong Kong official in first big reshuffle since pro-democracy protests

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his New Year's address, had expressed concern that the situation in Hong Kong posed a major challenge to the Communist party.

Hong Kong protesters target shopping malls, harass mainland Chinese

At least 14 people were detained for harassing Chinese shoppers, who local residents blamed for shortages and rise in prices.

Biggest Hong Kong protest in months signals more unrest in 2020

The rally was the first organised by Civil Human Rights Front. They said about 8,00,000 were at the rally, while police estimated 1,83,000 were at peak of the protest.

Also streaming on TikTok now — climate change videos and social experiments

US teen Feroza Aziz's viral TikTok video on Chinese concentration camps is just one of the ways the platform is being used as a tool for activism.

Landslide victory for pro-democracy camp in Hong Kong district elections

A record 71 per cent people voted in the elections and the pro-democracy parties won a majority in 17 out of 18 councils.

12-year-old becomes youngest Hong Kong protester to be convicted

Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported Thursday that the student admitted to two counts of criminal damage.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.