Talking Points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 May, 2015, 9:30am


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New round of protests in Bangkok

Tens of thousands of people are expected to rally at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok in a demonstration organised by the royalist group Pitak Siam, which opposes Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government. Thailand has invoked a special security law to cope with the political rally in the capital, the scene of several outbreaks of violent unrest in recent years. Nearly 17,000 police will be deployed for the rally - the first major street protest against Yingluck's 16-month-old government.

Legco panel discusses DBC woes

A special meeting of the Legislative Council's panel on information technology and broadcasting debates issues arising from the troubles of the city's pioneering digital radio station. The panel previously voted to set up an investigation into the Digital Broadcasting Corporation amid claims of interference in its affairs from Beijing, but its proposal to set up a select committee was voted down by Legco's House Committee. The station is in receivership and went off air for four days last month.

Stars saddle up for Golden Horses

It's one of the biggest nights in the Chinese-language cinema world, as the stars come out for the annual Golden Horse awards in Ilan, Taiwan. Among the nominees for best picture are Hong Kong's Life Without Principle and The Bullet Vanishes, as well as mainland film Mystery, which upset Beijing's censors by touching on controversial subjects such as corruption.

Catalonian poll tests independence sentiment

After a campaign poisoned by accusations of dirty tricks and by warnings of economic catastrophe, Catalonia votes tomorrow in an election that could end up redrawing the map of Spain. Artur Mas, president of the northeastern region, is promising a referendum on self-determination if the vote goes his way. The region of 7.5 million people has significant weight in Spain's economy, accounting for one-fifth of its total output and a greater share of exports.

Young raise voices at Youth Summit

Hong Kong's young people get a chance to put their concerns face to face to leading officials including Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying at the city's Youth Summit. Under the theme "Voices of the Youth - Our Ideal", the summit takes place in Chai Wan. It is organised by the Home Affairs Bureau and the Commission on Youth.

City opens arms for squash stars

Hong Kong welcomes the cream of the squash world for the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open, a showpiece for the sport as it bids for a place in the 2020 Olympics. The early rounds start tomorrow at the Hong Kong Squash Centre before the action moves to a spectacular open-air setting on the waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui from the semi-finals onwards.