Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets the press after delivering her policy address titled Striving Ahead with Renewed Perseverance in Hong Kong on Nov 25, 2020. It is the first her policy speech following the introduction of national security law by Beijing. (Alan Siu/EYEPRESS)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Activists Joshua Wong (right) and Ivan Lam, handcuffed, were escorted to be in custody at a detention centre in Hong Kong on Monday November 23, 2020 after pleading guilty to charges related to a major protest outside police headquarters last year. They are expected to be sentenced on December 2 with activist Agnes Chow. (Deacon Lui/EYEPRESS)
Taipei, Taiwan - Tens of thousands of protesters gather in font of presidential office and mach to ruling party DP P( Democratic Progressive Party) headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan, on Nov 22, 2020. Protesters include the Kuomintang to hold toxin and opposition plate for demand Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's government to remove policy that imports pork and beef from US. (Jameson Wu/EYEPRESS)
BEIJING PURGED FOUR HONG KONG OPPOSITION LAWMAKERS
November 11, 2020 By Sunny Mok/EyePress
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Pan-democratic legislators hold a press conference to resign from the Legislative Council en masse after Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Kwok Ka-ki, Kenneth Leung and Dennis Kwok were disqualified when China passed a new resolution in Hong Kong. The resignation effectively makes the legislature a rubber stamp with pro-Beijing or pro-establishment legislators. (Sunny Mok/EYEPRESS)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves to journalist after meeting the King of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 13, 2020. Anwar Ibrahim meets with the Malaysian King to prove he has the parliamentary supporting him to replace the present Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
Tokyo, Japan - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participates in a Quad Meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, and Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, in Tokyo, Japan on October 6, 2020.
CHINA SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN WUHAN
September 29, 2020 By See Jianxue/EYEPRESS
Hangzhou, China - On September 27, the 2020 National Synchronized Swimming Championships came to an end in Wuhan. The current National Synchronized Swimming Championships will be held from September 25 to 27. This is the first national-level individual event to be held after Wuhan's restart following the outbreak of the Covid-19. It is also a practical exercise for the Chinese National Synchronized Swimming Team to prepare for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. More than 180 athletes from 9 teams participated in this competition, including singles, doubles, mixed doubles, collectives, free combinations, and self-selection.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Nasal swab samples are collected from local residents by medical workers at a makeshift testing site in the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Hong Kong began a voluntary mass-testing program for coronavirus Tuesday as part of a strategy to break the chain of transmission in the city's third outbreak of the disease.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Screen images from a non-contact temperature assessment device, such as thermal imaging systems (also known as thermal imaging cameras or infrared telethermographic systems) or non-contact infrared thermometers, to check potential COVID-19 infections.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Balloons vendor wearing face mask waiting for customers near shopping district in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 31, 2020. Malaysian government has made it compulsory, effective August 1, to wear face masks inside public transportation, crowded public spaces and areas where social distancing is impossible to curb the spread of coronavirus (Covid 19). Those flout the mandatory mask rule can be subject to fine of up to Malaysia Ringgit 1,000. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
HONG KONG TAXI DRIVERS COVID19 SPECIMEN COLLECTION
July 19, 2020 By Alan Siu/EyePress
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Health workers collect specimen samples from taxi drivers for COVID-19 testing in Hong Kong on July 19, 2020 as the city braces for the third waves of COVID19 with dozens of new infection daily. (Alan Siu/EYEPRESS)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Officials and ex-leaders attend a ceremony celebrating 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong sovereignty handover on Wednesday July 1, 2020, hours after Beijing’s imposition of national security law came to effect. (Sunny Mok/EYEPRESS)
Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Taiwan opposition candidate Han Kuo-yu bows at a press conference after being removed as mayor of Kaohsiung by a recall election on June 6, 2020. The defeated presidential contender was elected in a landslide less 18 months ago, but Saturday’s vote to remove him was even larger. Han, 62, conceded defeat after more than 900,000 eligible voters backed his removal for being unfit for office, becoming the first Taiwanese official ever to be removed in this way, a result that will have a ripple effect on future elections.
CHINA WILL FORCE NATIONAL SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG
May 29, 2020 By SK Yip/EyePress
Shanghai, China - A Chinese man rides his motorbike pass a national flag in a street in Shanghai, China, on May 28, 2020. China's parliament pass a legislation on May 28, allowing China to unilaterally draft and force national security laws in Hong Kong in the near future. (SK Yip/EYEPRESS)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Riot police cordon a road in Mongkok, Hong Kong, on May 27, 2020, as protesters take to the street in protest of Beijing's plan to impose national security law in the city. (Chilam Wong/EyePress)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Malaysian soldier stands guard behind the barb wire fence at the entrance of a building under lockdown during the Movement Control Order in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 7, 2020. The government called on people to stay home to curb the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. The movement control order has been extended by the government until April 14, 2020. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
Yokohama, Japan - The quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess anchors at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on February 20, 2020, Yokohama, Japan. The passengers who tested negative for COVID-19 virus started disembarking from Wednesday. The Japanese government confirmed the death of two Japanese passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess ship after being diagnosed and hospitalized for COVID-19 virus.
White House, United States - President Donald J. Trump participates in a signing ceremony of an agreement between the United States and China with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He with Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. Vice President Mike Pence attends.
Macau, China - Macau's iconic Ruínas de Săo Paulo celebrates the 20th anniversary of handover to China on Dec 9, 2019. Security is expected to be tightened when Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the city, in response to the violent clashes in Hong Kong over the past six months, which Beijing has repeatedly blamed on radical protesters.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Hong Kong's Lee Wai Sze celebrates after defeating Germany's Emma Hinze in the final of the Women's Sprint event during the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Hong Kong Velodrome, Hong Kong, 30 November 2019
Tokyo, Japan - Protesters holding placards against the US President Donald Trump's visit to Japan during a rally in Shinjuku on May 26, 2019, Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo Police prevented a clash between a small group of right-wing people and protesters against US President Donald Trump's visit to Japan and the country's new Emperor Naruhito. Trump is currently on an official four-day state visit to Japan. He is the first foreign leader to visit the country after the coronation of Emperor Naruhito.
Bangkok, Thailand - Three-day coronation swathed in centuries-old Buddhist and Brahmin traditions begins on Saturday May 4, 2019 as Thailand's new King, Maha Vajiralongkorn, who succeeded his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in December 2016, formally be crowned Rama X. Royalist Thais have in recent weeks been wearing yellow, the colour associated in astrology with Monday, the day on which both the king and his late father were born. (EYEPRESS/Alan Siu)
Palu, Indonesia - Earthquake and tsunami wage the city of Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi, on Friday, September 28, 2018. Food and supplies are trickling into Indonesia as the official death toll from last week's earthquake and tsunami has now topped 1,400 people. In Palu, the situation is increasingly desperate, but 17 countries including the U.S. have promised to send aid. The city of more than 350,000 people has no running water or electricity. Food and water is scarce, as are the tools to recover the dead. (Jafar Bua/EP Image)
CHINA NPC OPENING SESSION
May 22, 2020 > China By Pool/EyePress
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening session of China National People Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of te People in Beijing, May 22, 2020. ...
CHINA MASK-LESS FASHION WEEK
October 28, 2020 > China By John Sun/EyePress
Models catwalk at the China Fashion Week in Beijing on Oct 27, 2020. Over the weekend, crowds packed a former industrial warehouse in Beijing as the China fashion Week got underway, with models strutting mask-less on a square runway and guests oblivious to social distancing norms. ...
U.S PRESIDENTIAL FINAL DEBATE
October 22, 2020 > N. America By HO/EyePress
Final Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump at Belmont University in Nashville, TN on October 23, 2020. ...
TAIWAN LGBT PRIDE PARADE
October 31, 2020 > Asia By Jameson Wu/EyePress
The18th Taiwan LGBT Pride Parade on Oct. 31, 2020, in Taipei and the parade is grown into a major event in Asia highlighting gender issues. (Jameson Wu/EYEPRESS) ...
March 18, 2019 > Europe By Alan Siu/EyePress
British and EU flags in London.. Britain could ask the European Union for a Brexit delay even after the bloc’s March 21-22 summit, a senior diplomat said, suggesting that the decisive moment for the stalled divorce deal might still be some time ahead. (Alan Siu/EYEPRESS) ...
CHINESE ACTRESS ZHOU DONGYU
December 11, 2019 > China By Alan Siu/EyePress
Chinese actress Zhou Dongyu (Better Days) pose after winning The New Chinese Cinema – Best Actress on the 4th International Film Festival and Awards in Macau, China on 10 December 2019 ...