A Good Week for ... , June 8, 2014
The Hong Kong Alliance
The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China reported a record turnout of more than 180,000 participants at the June 4 candlelight vigil in Victoria Park. Even the police estimate - at just under 100,000 - was a strong showing. The event was held to mark the 25th anniversary of the suppression of the pro-democracy movement in Beijing. Alliance chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said the turnout showed that the spirit of 1989 remained alive.
Jack Ma Yun
The Alibaba chairman was in buoyant mood after buying a half share in China's most prominent soccer team, Guangzhou Evergrande. He called the price he paid - HK$1.48 billion - a bargain. The deal was clinched after a drinking session in Hong Kong with the club's chairman, Hui Kayan. Ma admitted he was not a soccer fan and did not understand the game, but was pleased to invest "in happiness".
Rex Tso Sing-yu
The Hong Kong boxer recorded his 13th straight professional victory in Macau against Thailand's Ratchasak Kokietgym. The unanimous decision in his favour came despite a botched weigh-in and two third-round knockdowns which could have ruined his perfect record. There was one minus for Tso: he injured his hands in the bout, which may put in doubt his next fight, scheduled for next month.