Christians in prayer rally to fight gay law proposal

Protesters at the government headquarters, where organisers said 50,000 gathered. Police put the figure at 5,000. Photo: Edward Wong

Thousands of Christians staged a rally outside government headquarters yesterday to show their opposition to proposed legislation that would outlaw discrimination against sexual minorities.

Monday, 14 January, 2013, 7:26am 39 comments

DPP expects thousands to rally against Ma Ying-jeou

President Ma Ying-jeou. Photo: Bloomberg

Taiwan's opposition party expects 100,000 people to turn out today to protest against President Ma Ying-jeou and call on him to reshuffle his cabinet.

In particular, the opposition Democratic Progressive Party is demanding the resignation of Premier Sean Chen, who they blame for the weakness of the island's economy.

13 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

New Year rally supporting Leung shames the city

Hundreds of people join rally to support Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in the government headquarters, Tamar. Photo: Dickson Lee

There is an old Chinese saying that "a man must despise himself before others will". It was shameful that some questionable groups, including suspected triad members, apparently took part in the rally on New Year's Day to support Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

11 Jan 2013 - 2:27am

It's not the number of protesters that counts, it's what they are saying

Thousands of anti-government protesters march to the government's headquarters on New Year's Day to call for the resignation of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: AP

Protests in Hong Kong are seemingly a numbers game, their success gauged against the benchmark anti-government rally on July 1, 2003, that pulled more than 500,000 people on to the streets. That demonstration marked the beginning of the end for then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa's administration, giving the impression that the figure is what it takes to force a resignation.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:21am 2 comments

Thai police warn of plot to abduct Yingluck Shinawatra as rally looms

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Photo: Reuters

Thai police have warned of a plot to abduct Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as her cabinet approved using an internal security law to manage an anti- government rally scheduled for tomorrow.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:44am

Rally to protest at Sha Tin mall chasing mainland trade

Rally to protest at Sha Tin mall chasing mainland trade

Facebook users have joined forces for a rally tomorrow to "reclaim" a Sha Tin shopping mall from mainland visitors.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:37am


IT IS TIME to haul up that buy signal again ahead of the annual Lunar New Year rally on our stock market.

It is not a guaranteed rally of course. Some years it does not materialise. It is also not purely a Lunar New Year rally. It tends to start in early December and take in the Christmas season.

12 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Select blue chips and Net stocks buoy Nikkei

Japanese share prices yesterday closed off their highs after some profit-taking following a rebound in key blue chips and Internet stocks.

Dealers said Thursday's profit warning by Softbank hurt sentiment in the stock but had little impact on the rest of the market.

8 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Rally drivers take back seat during off-season

If past patterns hold true, it soon will be time for interest in the stock market to wane as the Lunar New Year rally comes to an end.

28 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Nikkei battles odds to close higher

Stocks around the region were mixed last week as Japanese and Philippine markets advanced while Thai shares took another battering.

Uncertainty about US interest rates and varying domestic conditions sent exchanges different ways.

3 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Financials lead Nikkei 2.8pc rally

TOKYO'S benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average rose 2.8 per cent to an 11-week high yesterday, led by a rally in financial shares and industry groups expected to benefit quickly from economic recovery.

20 Jan 1994 - 12:00am