Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (left) and Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah at a press conference on Wang Chau development in Hong Kong on Sept 21, 2016. (Alan Siu/EyePress)
Jiuquan, China - The Tiangong-2, the country’s second experimental space laboratory, stands with its carrier rocket on the launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu province, on Sept 15, 2016. China has invited scientists from Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Pakistan and the European Space Agency to watch the launch on the site in Inner Mongolia.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Top Legislative Council election vote-getter Eddie Chu Hoi-dick arrives at the Police Headquarters on Thursday Sept 7, 2016 to reveal that he's received escalating death threats that has forced him to stay away from his Yuen Long home since winning a Legislative Council seat in Sunday's election. Flanked by supporters, Chu reported the matter to the police and hoped they would provide assistance to secure their safety. He said the threats are imminent, but stopped short of saying what they are as it may hinder officers' investigation. Chu also said he's seeking advice from a private security firm over the matter. The green activist, who won a seat in the New Territories West constituency with more than 80,000 votes, did not give any further details about the alleged threats, saying only that they had escalated quickly since the polls.(EyePress/Alan Siu)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Member of the Chinese Olympics diving team, performs during a demonstration at Victoria Park Swimming Pool in Hong Kong, China, 28 August 2016. A 64-member Chinese delegation from the Rio Games, including China's Olympic gold medalists, is visiting Hong Kong to include sports demonstrations.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Property tycoon Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong (left) hugs his son Adam Kwok outside court in Central, Hong Kong, on July 12, 2016 as he was released on HK$10 million cash bail on Tuesday after spending a year and a half in jail. In a dramatic turn of events, Hong Kong’s top court granted leave for an appeal from Kwok, former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and two others against a HK$19 million graft case. The four were convicted in 2014. (EyePress/STR)
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 ...
UNIQUE MOLTEN IRON FIREWORK
February 10, 2016 > China By John Sun/EyePress
Amazing molten iron fireworks show in Nuanquan Town of Central China's Hebei province, on Feb 10, 2016. The so-called DaShuHua Tree Flower Festival is a spectacular alternative to the traditional fireworks that marks the 15th and final day of the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities. It's all part of an ancient tradition in the town of NuanQuan (pop. 17,000), approximat ...
PLA MILITARY BARRACKS OPEN DAY
July 1, 2016 > China By Larry Chan/EyePress
People's Liberation Army (PLA) Ngong Shuen Chau Barracks opens to the public in Hong Kong on July 1, 2016 to mark the 19th anniversary of the city's handover of soverign power from the British to China. (Larry Chan/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 ...