Andy Tsang Wai-hung said officers did not know until she was arrested on Wednesday that Melody Chan Yuk-fung had joined the movement to occupy roads in the city centre in a pro-democracy protest planned for next year.Friday, 10 May, 2013, 5:54am 4 comments
A volunteer at the office of the Occupy Central movement was arrested yesterday for her part in the July 1 demonstrations of 2011, prompting questions as to why it took police nearly two years to act.9 May 2013 - 5:45am 3 comments
Our first chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, provoked widespread public outrage during the seven years that he ruled Hong Kong. When public anger reached a boiling point in 2003, half a million people took to the streets calling for his resignation. Tung stepped down soon after that.6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong ushered in a new chapter yesterday in its 'one country, two systems' formula. In the morning, President Hu Jintao swore in the new government after a solemn flag-raising ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the city's return to Chinese rule.2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
A new group of participants has emerged to bolster the ranks of local activists marching each year to demand Beijing's rehabilitation of the 1989 pro-democracy movement: mainland tourists.28 May 2012 - 12:00am
A protest march today is expected to much bigger than originally thought, fuelled by dissatisfaction with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's performance in Legco on Thursday, when he answered questions about his dealings with tycoons.3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Matthew Murchie, Imperial College London
In Hong Kong, there is a clear and well-defined rule of law. It is this that the police strive to uphold.
I disagree that by doing so they have somehow abused their powers.
The question is whether the police have acted in ways that may be considered unethical. The answer is no.1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's new Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung yesterday received fresh evidence of his unpopularity when a crowd estimated by organisers to be around 3,000 marched to the new government headquarters calling on him to step down.10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the street yesterday to accuse the police of abusing their powers and call on Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung to step down.4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Firebrand political group People Power are aiming to create a repeat of their late-night July 1 demonstration by using online radio broadcasts to rally people gathering outside Legco today for a protest against a proposed by-election law.13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am