PLA SOLDIERS DEPLOYED IN MACAU STREETS IN TYPHOON AFTERMATH
August 26, 2017 By STR/EyePress
Macau, Macau - Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers on Friday Aug 25, 2017 marched from their barracks into the streets of Macau for the first time in history, for the big clean-up in the areas hit hardest by Typhoon Hato on Wednesday. At the request of the Macau government, the PLA garrison based in the casino hub after its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1999 took the unprecedented step of deploying 1,000 soldiers to help with the recovery effort in the aftermath of Hato which killed at least 10 and injured hundreds.. (STR/EyePress)
CHINA AIRCRAFT CARRIER ENTERS HONG KONG FOR THE FIRST TIME
July 7, 2017 By Sunny Mok/EyePress
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - China's first operational aircraft carrier Liaoning arrives in Hong Kong for the first time Friday June 7, 2017 in a display of military might less than a week after a high-profile visit by president Xi Jinping. The 305 metre-long (1,000 feet) Liaoning, a secondhand Soviet ship built nearly 30 years ago and commissioned in 2012, arrived in the city at around 7:30 am. China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier in April, but it is not expected to enter service until around 2020 once it has been fully equipped and armed. (Sunny Mok/EyePress)
Palu, Indonesia - Unit of Mobile Brigade, an elite forces belonging to the Indonesian National Police, take part in the hunt for terrorists group, Easteren Indonesian Mujaheddin, led by Santoso in Poso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on March 25, 2016. Not less than 2000 personnel of the Armed Forces of Indonesia and the Indonesian National Police of all units joined in Operation Tinombala 2016 to hunt the terrorist leader, Santoso and his group. Operation Tinombala 2016, 2nd will be over the next two months. (Jafar G Bua/EyePress)
HONG KONG PROPERTY
June 26, 2017 > China By Martin Lin/EyePress
A construction site of luxury residential building is seen in Hong Kong on June 25, 2017. The city’s primary and secondary residential property markets have been softening in the last fortnight, indicating growing concern among potential buyers over the interest rates outlook, according to Louis Chan Wing-kit, vice chairman of Centaline Property Asia Pacific’s residen ...
JAPAN BULLET TRAINS NEW MODEL
July 10, 2017 > Asia By JR/EyePress
JR East plans two types of experimental lead cars: one, shown at bottom, with a nose as long as the current E5 Series, and the other, shown on top, with a nose 15 meters longer. The test train is scheduled to be completed in spring 2019. It will travel at a maximum 400 kph for the test runs.(Provided by East Japan Railway Co.) ...
UBER HONG KONG
June 19, 2017 > China By Dominic Chan/EyePress
The Uber head office in Hong Kong on June 19, 2017. Uber must change its business model and run like existing taxi companies for a chance to be legalised, Hong Kong’s transport minister said on Wednesday as he effectively blotted out the car-hailing company’s future while unveiling a road map for the city’s public transport. Secretary for Transport and Housing Profess ...
29TH SEA GAMES
August 25, 2017 > Asia By F.L Wong/EyePress
Indra Gunawan of Indonesia competes in the 100m Men Breaststroke final during the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 25, 2017. (EyePress News/FL Wong) ...
SHARED BIKES IN CHINA
August 2, 2017 > China By Gordon Lin/EyePress
A Chinese worker rides a shared-bike Ofo in Beijing, China, on Aug 1, 2017. Ofo and Mobike, China's two largest bike-sharing startups, each has raised over $1bn since late last year in a cash war to expand market share at home and overseas. (Gordon Lin/EyePress) ...
CHINA RMB LIBERALISATION
November 23, 2015 > China By James Pang/EyePress
Batch of 100-yuan RMB banknotes. China will plough ahead with its financial reforms with the aim of making the renminbi (RMB) an international currency by 2020, the central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said on Tuesday. In an article published in the Chinese financial newspaper Caixin, he said that China will promote financial liberalisation and development, as well as ...