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 São 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. ...
MALAYSIA FINA DIVING GRAND PRIX SERIES
November 16, 2019 > Asia By F.L Wong/EyePress
Li Shan of China competes in the women’s 10 metres platform diving final round at the FINA Diving Grand Prix series at National Aquatic Centre, Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 15, 2019. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong) ...
HONG KONG PROTESTERS FACES
October 20, 2019 > China By James Lee/EyePress
A masked protester gestures during a banned demonstration in Hong Kong on Sunday Oct 20, 2019 as tension in the city escalated by inaction of the government response to the five demands of the protesters. (James Lee/EYEPRESS) ...
LONGINES HONG KONG VASE
December 11, 2019 > China By Alan Siu/EyePress
Jockey J Moreira reacts after winning the 1200m Longines Hong Kong Sprint Group One race with Beat The Clock at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong, China December 08, 2019. (Alan Siu/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 ...