CHINESE SCIENTIST DEFENDS WORLD FIRST GENE-EDITED BABIES
November 28, 2018 By Alan Siu/EyePress
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Prof He announced earlier this week that he had altered the DNA of embryos - twin girls - to prevent them from contracting HIV. Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui said he was proud of his work. Another potential pregnancy of a gene-edited embryo was in its early stages, he said. The claims have not been independently verified. Many scientists have condemned the announcement, some calling the idea monstrous. Such work is banned in most countries. (Alan Siu/EyePress)
Beijing, China - Japan and China's national flags waves at the Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China, on Oct 26, 2018. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Beijing on Thursday for the first official visit to China by a Japanese political leader in nearly seven years.
Yilan County, Taiwan - At least 18 people died and 160 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday Oct 21, 2018, authorities said. Several carriages were overturned in the crash, which occurred in Yilan County near the coast on a line popular among tourists. The government said the train had been carrying 366 people, and the Central News Agency said more than 30 were still trapped on board. (TRA/EyePress)
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)
Pyongyang, North Korea - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend an official welcome ceremony at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport on Sept 18, 2018. (Pool/EyePress)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Malaysian soldiers march during the 61st Malaysia Independence Day celebrations in Putrajaya outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 31, 2018. Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) is a national day of Malaysia to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from the British colonial rule on August 31, 1957 and is celebrated on August 31 each year. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
Jakarta, Indonesia - Athletes from China march during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Jakarta Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 18, 2018. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Opposition supporters celebrate after the Malaysia's opposition alliance scores historic victory in the Malaysia 14th General Election in Petaling Jaya outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 9, 2018. An alliance of opposition parties spearheaded by Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has won a majority in parliament that ends the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition's 60-year grip on power and setting the return of the veteran strongman 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad as Malaysia's leader and becoming the oldest prime minister in the world. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Health workers with radiation protective suit stand by at a pier as evacuees arrive for radiation monitoring during a Codenamed Checkerboard II, the Daya Bay Contingency Plan (DBCP) exercise in Hong Kong on Dec 20 2017. The drill which tested the response capabilities of the Government in dealing with serious nuclear incidents continued this afternoon. The starting scenario of the exercise this morning simulated fault events at the Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station (GNPS), which led to an off-site emergency situation involving a release of radioactive materials. Relevant government bureaux and departments co-ordinated various measures to respond to the incident. (Alan Siu/EyePress)
Da Nang, Vietnam - World leaders, including the U.S president Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, attend the APEC meeting in Vietnam on Nov 11, 2017. (Pool/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 LAND SHORTAGE
November 1, 2018 > China By Dominic Chan/EyePress
Local residents walk near a redevelopment property construction site in Kwun Tong, eastern Kowloon of Hong Kong on Nov 1, 2018. The old district is phased out to embrace new modern residential property buildings. ...
MALAYSIA INDEPENDENCE DAY
August 31, 2018 > Asia By F.L Wong/EyePress
Malaysian soldier stands on their armour vehicle the during the 61st Malaysia Independence Day celebrations in Putrajaya outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 31, 2018. Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) is a national day of Malaysia to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from the British colonial rule on August 31, 1957 and is celebrated on August ...
CHINA FASHION WEEK
October 26, 2018 > China By John Sun/EyePress
A model wearing a creation inspired by the Yi minority during the A Niu A Ga collection at China Fashion Week in Beijing on October 26, 2018. (John Sun/EyePress) ...
September 9, 2018 > China By Dominic Chan/EyePress
A Chinese currency RMB exchange store in Hong Kong. Large Chinese state banks intervened in the offshore Chinese currency renminbi (RMB) forwards market in recent days to ease depreciation pressure by raising the cost to investors of betting that the currency will weaken. ...
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) ...
DONALD TRUMP ATTENDS APEC
November 11, 2017 > Asia By Pool/EyePress
U.S President Donald Trump attends the APEC meeting in Hanoi, Vietname, on Nov 11, 2017. (Pool/EyePress) ...