At each Occupy Hong Kong site you will see umbrellas, tents and plenty of creative artwork. SCMP Reporter Danny Lee decided to take a look at something else that has sprouted at the sites, dieties. Some that are ancient staples of Hong Kong culture, others that have a more recent inspiration.
A band of Hong Kong art guardians are on constant standby at the city's main sprawling protest site. Their mission: to swoop in and save a vast array of creative works -- including the towering "Umbrella Man" statue -- if the police move in.
During his five years in office, President Jose “Pepe” Mujica has shaken up Uruguay, taking often controversial steps to legalize abortion, gay marriage and recreational marijuana. In giving most of his salary to charity and living in a rundown house, Mujica has also earned international fame for his modest lifestyle. The constitution bars president from two consecutive terms so Mujica will be stepping down in January.
Hong Kong Ballet is 35 years old this year. A celebration programme opens on October 24 at the Cultural Centre where the company is venue partner — and which itself will be 25 in November. Artistic Director Madeleine Onne talks to 48 Hours Magazine about the upcoming performance – Swan Lake (Act III) and Castrati – and gives us a sneak peak of Turandot, one of this season’s highlights, and explains the process of making a world renowned ballet.