Taipei, Taiwan - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Parade in Taipei, Taiwan, on Nov 28, 2016. Whether to pass a domestic partnership law or directly amend the Civil Code’s definition of marriage has become a major point of contention as the Legislative Yuan considers the legalization of same-sex marriage. (Alan Siu/EyePress)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - The last Governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten, who is in the city for a short visit, speaks at a forum in Hong Kong on Nov 26, 2016 He described the rule of law as the most important guarantee of the city’s freedom, stability and well-being. Addressing about 400 people, including academics and democratic lawmakers, the Oxford University chancellor explained the importance of governance that has citizens at its heart. (Horace Li/EyePress)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Protesters clash with the police in the early hours of Monday morning Nov 7, 2016 outside Western Police Station on Sunday evening in Hong Kong. There were repeated clashes between officers and protesters throughout Sunday evening, with demonstrators initially breaking through a police cordon outside Beijing's Liaison Office nearby. The protesters involved in the clashes in Western had broken off from an earlier, peaceful rally against Beijing's Basic Law interpretation over the Legco oath-taking row. (Horace Li/EyePress)
Xuchang, China - An aerial shot of farmland in Xuchang, central China's Henan province, on June 17, 2016. It has taken Chinese authorities 10 years to prepare their first road map for tackling soil pollution – a problem that affects one-fifth of the nation’s farmland – and the first deadline for improvements is just four years away.E A national survey on soil pollution, carried out between 2006 and 2011 but published only in 2014, found nearly one-fifth of the nation’s agricultural land is polluted. The Ministry of Environmental Protection decided against publishing details of the findings, saying a more thorough investigation was needed.
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)
Beijing, China - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives for a press conference after the closing session of the annual National People's Congress held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Malaysian Armed Forces stand guard at the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur, January 24, 2016. According to the official said, security at all key areas in Kuala Lumpur has been tightened as a precaution against terror attacks.
Yangon, Burma ( Myanmar ) - People gather outside the headquarters of the main opposition party National League of Democracy (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar, 08 November 2015. Myanmar held the first general elections for 25 years since 1990 that all major parties have contested a poll. Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party won the 1990 polls, but the results were annulled by the military. (Mary Chang/EyePress)
Budapest, Hungary - In response to hundreds of refugees and other migrants taking to the road with the aim of walking to Austria, Hungarian Red Cross immediately activited its response teams. The Red Cross has been providing food, water, blankets, clothes and first aid to those in need along the main highway from Budapest to Austria. Over 140,000 people have applied for asylum in Hungary already in 2015. In recent weeks, the number of people arriving in the country has increased dramatically, resulting in a major bottle neck and leaving hundreds sleeping rough at train stations each night. (Stephen Ryan/IFRC/EyePress)
TAIWAN PRESIDENT ON NAVAL WARSHIP
July 12, 2016 > China By HO/EyePress
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen briefly boarded a naval warship on Wednesday July 13, 2016 and addressed its crew before it set off to defend Taiwan’s territory in the South China Sea. The naval patrol to Taiping Island in an disputed area of the ocean’s waters comes after an international tribunal ruled that it was merely a rock that conferred no maritime rights to ...
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE7 RECALL
September 11, 2016 > China By Jonathan Man/EyePress
A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is displayed at a store in Hong Kong on Sept 10, 2016. Following a global recall due to a battery defect, Samsung Hong Kong is now offering to replace its newly launched Galaxy Note 7 for customers, in a dramatic U-turn of events. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urged owners of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on Friday to shut them dow ...
REX TSO WINS ANOTHER BIG BATTLE
October 8, 2016 > China By Sunny Mok/EyePress
Hong Kong's Rex Tso Sing-yu (right) battles against tough Japanese Ryuto Maekawa during their bout in Hong Kong on Oct 8, 2016. 5,000 crowd cheers on Wonder Kid as he remains undefeated after beating his tough Japanese rival and moving closer to a possible world title shot. (Sunny Mok/EyePress) ...
TAIWANESE DIRECTOR ANG LEE
November 10, 2016 > China By Alan Siu/EyePress
(From left) Taiwanese-American actor Mason Lee, the son of Taiwanese director Ang Lee, director Ang Lee attend a promotional event for their new movie Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk in Hong Kong, 9 November 2016. (Alan Siu/EyePress) ...
CHINA PREMIER RENEWS FLIGHT AGAINST POLLUTION
March 5, 2015 > China By Jason Zhao/EyePress
Smoke emitted from a factory which emits smoke in Chongqing, China, on March 5, 2015. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday March 5, 2015 renewed pledges to tackle the country's chronic pollution, without announcing any significant new environmental measures. Environment pollution is a blight on people's quality of life and a trouble that weighs on their hearts, Li t ...
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 ...