Shenzhen , China - A propaganda billboard of the ruling Chinese communist party in Shenzhen, southern China's Guangdong province, on March 29, 2018. China on Wednesday March 21, 2018 issued a blueprint for shaking up its bureaucracy that will sharpen the Communist Party’s power over films, books and newspapers, while raising the profile of hitherto secretive party groups that steer policy on the economy, the internet and foreign affairs. The plan, released by the state-run news agency Xinhua, complements narrower changes the national legislature approved on Saturday, which focused on merging government ministries, not the party’s powers. The latest, broader plan highlights just how far the party’s leader, President Xi Jinping, is committed to expanding its role. Here are the main changes.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Gary Fan Kwok-wai (right) from the pan-democracy camp wins back his seat at the Legislative Council after beating his rival from pro-Beijing loyalist Bill Tang of DAB in the Legco by-election in Hong Kong on March 11, 2018. Hong Kong's pan-democrats failed on Monday to take back the power to veto their rivals' moves, as their disqualified champion Edward Yiu Chung-yim lost his bid to re-enter the legislature. Earlier on Monday, Gary Fan Kwok-wai and Au Nok-hin won their races for the camp in New Territories East and Hong Kong Island respectively restoring some parity in the Legislative Council, both blocs having 16 seats each in the geographical group. Pro-establishment candidate Tony Tse Wai-chuen took the architectural, surveying, planning and landscape seat to enlarge the camp's dominance in the functional constituency group to 25 to 10. (Sunny Mok/EyePress)
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)
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
December 9, 2017 > China By Alan Siu/EyePress
South Korean singer and actor Do Kyung-soo, better known by his stage name D.O., of South Korean boy group EXO, poses on the red carpet during the 2nd International Film Festival and Awards in Macau, China, 8 December 2017 ...
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD
December 15, 2017 > Asia By Alan Siu/EyePress
Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen Chi Tan pose on the closeing ceremony red carpet during the 2nd International Film Festival and Awards in Macau, China, 14 December 2017 ...
JACK MA IN HONG KONG
November 21, 2017 > China By Alan Siu/EyePress
Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma speaks during the Jumpstarter 2017 Grand Finale in Hong Kong, China, 21 November 2017. ...
November 30, 2017 > China By FL Wong/EyePress
Colourful Parrot seen in bird park in Kuala Lumpur, November 30, 2017.
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) ...