Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Carrie Lam will become Hong Kong's fourth Chief Executive after winning over 777 members of the 1,194 Election Committee in Sunday's poll. That's 88 more than incumbent CY Leung's 689 votes five years ago. Her main rival, former Financial Secretary John Tsang, only managed to secure 365 votes, while retired judge Woo Kwok-hing won 21. March 26, 2017. (Alan Siu/EyePress)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Smog shrouds the skyline of Hong Kong across the Victoria Harbour on Jan 10, 2017. Several districts in Hong Kong experienced poor quality air last Sunday that posed a very high health risk, as a monsoon from the northeast brought the dreaded smog that has shrouded large parts of the mainland. (Susan Lee/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)
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 ...
2016 P1 AQUA CROSS MALAYSIA SERIES
December 10, 2016 > Asia By F.L Wong/EyePress
Rider, Rosli Ghazali powers his machine during the P1 AquaX Malaysia series in the Enduro 200 category in Puchong outside Kuala Lumpur, December 10, 2016. P1 Aqua Cross (AquaX) is the fast growing personal watercraft championship in the world. Held for the first time in Malaysia (and Asia). It is an out-of the-box stock racing series designed to provide a simple yet c ...
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 ...