CHINA AIRCRAFT CARRIER ENTERS HONG KONG FOR THE FIRST TIME
July 7, 2017 By Sunny Mok/EyePress
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - China's first operational aircraft carrier Liaoning arrives in Hong Kong for the first time Friday June 7, 2017 in a display of military might less than a week after a high-profile visit by president Xi Jinping. The 305 metre-long (1,000 feet) Liaoning, a secondhand Soviet ship built nearly 30 years ago and commissioned in 2012, arrived in the city at around 7:30 am. China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier in April, but it is not expected to enter service until around 2020 once it has been fully equipped and armed. (Sunny Mok/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)
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 ...
JAPAN BULLET TRAINS NEW MODEL
July 10, 2017 > Asia By JR/EyePress
JR East plans two types of experimental lead cars: one, shown at bottom, with a nose as long as the current E5 Series, and the other, shown on top, with a nose 15 meters longer. The test train is scheduled to be completed in spring 2019. It will travel at a maximum 400 kph for the test runs.(Provided by East Japan Railway Co.) ...
UBER HONG KONG
June 19, 2017 > China By Dominic Chan/EyePress
The Uber head office in Hong Kong on June 19, 2017. Uber must change its business model and run like existing taxi companies for a chance to be legalised, Hong Kong’s transport minister said on Wednesday as he effectively blotted out the car-hailing company’s future while unveiling a road map for the city’s public transport. Secretary for Transport and Housing Profess ...
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 ...