Rachel Yeo

Rachel is a Journalism student at Hong Kong Baptist University. She is interested in current affairs in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Rachel Yeo
Rachel is a Journalism student at Hong Kong Baptist University. She is interested in current affairs in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong by blocking main MTR rail line

Rush hour train services were disrupted and delayed in Hong Kong on the morning of July 24, 2019, after protesters launched another campaign targeting railway operator MTR Corporation.

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Rush hour train services were disrupted and delayed in Hong Kong on the morning of July 24, 2019, after protesters launched another campaign targeting railway operator MTR Corporation.

Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong by blocking main MTR rail line
Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong as they block main MTR rail line in city

Disruption at Admiralty station causes Island line services to be delayed as protesters block doors and press emergency buttons.

23 minutes ago

Disruption at Admiralty station causes Island line services to be delayed as protesters block doors and press emergency buttons.

Extradition bill protesters cause rush hour chaos in Hong Kong as they block main MTR rail line in city
Hong Kong’s quality of life declined in 2018, annual index shows, and extradition crisis could sink it further

Overall score dropped 0.63 points from 2017 – and researchers warn of downward trend worsening thanks to protests and turmoil.

19 Jul 2019 - 11:26PM

Overall score dropped 0.63 points from 2017 – and researchers warn of downward trend worsening thanks to protests and turmoil.

Hong Kong’s quality of life declined in 2018, annual index shows, and extradition crisis could sink it further
Police remove fences and bus stops from near Hong Kong march site ahead of extradition bill protest planned for Sunday

Street furniture removed is similar to that previously used by demonstrators to make barricades but police say operation is a standard procedure for mass events.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:27PM

Street furniture removed is similar to that previously used by demonstrators to make barricades but police say operation is a standard procedure for mass events.

Police remove fences and bus stops from near Hong Kong march site ahead of extradition bill protest planned for Sunday
Hong Kong’s annual book fair blasts off with science fiction theme and extradition protests as political backdrop

Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin is an early hit at 30th annual book fair – as well as Freedom Is, a collection from the extradition movement.

18 Jul 2019 - 11:31AM

Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin is an early hit at 30th annual book fair – as well as Freedom Is, a collection from the extradition movement.

Hong Kong’s annual book fair blasts off with science fiction theme and extradition protests as political backdrop
Political crisis pervades opening of Hong Kong Book Fair 2019 although concerns over potential disruptions prove unfounded

Queues form hours before 10am opening of seven-day event at convention centre in Wan Chai.

17 Jul 2019 - 11:30PM

Queues form hours before 10am opening of seven-day event at convention centre in Wan Chai.

Political crisis pervades opening of Hong Kong Book Fair 2019 although concerns over potential disruptions prove unfounded
Hong Kong unveils plan to install 400 multifunctional lamp posts as part of smart city drive

Smart lamp posts will be equipped with sensors, cameras, data networks and other facilities but government says it has no plans to collect facial or personal data.

17 Jul 2019 - 9:07AM

Smart lamp posts will be equipped with sensors, cameras, data networks and other facilities but government says it has no plans to collect facial or personal data.

Hong Kong unveils plan to install 400 multifunctional lamp posts  as part of smart city drive
Standard of English on Hong Kong’s phone hotlines barely above adequate, according to assessment of call centre operators

Some 1,000 test calls to operators in five sectors finds flaws, including failure to ask names of customers addressed in English.

16 Jul 2019 - 11:32PM

Some 1,000 test calls to operators in five sectors finds flaws, including failure to ask names of customers addressed in English.

Standard of English on Hong Kong’s phone hotlines barely above adequate, according to assessment of call centre operators
The difference between a Kowloon extradition bill protest and one on Hong Kong Island: it’s more than just fishballs

Internet users pore over why Sunday’s mass protest did not last late into the night, unlike on previous occasions on the other side of Victoria Harbour.

13 Jul 2019 - 4:33PM

Internet users pore over why Sunday’s mass protest did not last late into the night, unlike on previous occasions on the other side of Victoria Harbour.

The difference between a Kowloon extradition bill protest and one on Hong Kong Island: it’s more than just fishballs
Premium taxi scheme holds little appeal for Hong Kong public, survey finds

Only 16 per cent of respondents declare themselves interested in using the new more expensive service announced by government.

12 Jul 2019 - 1:28PM

Only 16 per cent of respondents declare themselves interested in using the new more expensive service announced by government.

Premium taxi scheme holds little appeal for Hong Kong public, survey finds
Chinese language barrier for Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students in Diploma of Secondary Education

Government accused of creating a barrier to education because curriculum bars some students from developing language skills.

11 Jul 2019 - 11:24AM

Government accused of creating a barrier to education because curriculum bars some students from developing language skills.

Chinese language barrier for Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students in Diploma of Secondary Education
Number of top scorers for International Baccalaureate exams in Hong Kong drops to 34 from last year’s 38

Among the high achievers are 20 students from international schools under the ESF programme, besting the previous record of 17.

6 Jul 2019 - 11:15PM

Among the high achievers are 20 students from international schools under the ESF programme, besting the previous record of 17.

Number of top scorers for International Baccalaureate exams in Hong Kong drops to 34 from last year’s 38
How extradition bill protests have united locals and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong

Families fear harsher immigration policies with perceived growing mainland influence, while some feel one with residents fighting for the same cause.

6 Jul 2019 - 11:37AM

Families fear harsher immigration policies with perceived growing mainland influence, while some feel one with residents fighting for the same cause.

How extradition bill protests have united locals and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong
Nearly half of Hong Kong’s DSE candidates stressed over exam results and future, survey shows

Survey shows nearly half of 822 students polled said their stress level was at least 7 out of 10 – with test results released July 10.

4 Jul 2019 - 11:02PM

Survey shows nearly half of 822 students polled said their stress level was at least 7 out of 10 – with test results released July 10.

Nearly half of Hong Kong’s DSE candidates stressed over exam results and future, survey shows
Hong Kong’s Ocean Park will treble solar power capacity by 2020 to reduce carbon footprint and tackle climate change

Entertainment resort plans to sell solar power to HK Electric in a scheme the government launched to encourage use of renewable energy for domestic and commercial purposes across city

4 Jul 2019 - 11:28PM

Entertainment resort plans to sell solar power to HK Electric in a scheme the government launched to encourage use of renewable energy for domestic and commercial purposes across city

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park will treble solar power capacity by 2020 to reduce carbon footprint and tackle climate change
Nepal-born local student finds success through community college after DSE heartbreak

Pun Bishal, 22, gets wake-up call after seeing child workers in his home country. Motivation leads to quality education – and law school.

3 Jul 2019 - 9:45PM

Pun Bishal, 22, gets wake-up call after seeing child workers in his home country. Motivation leads to quality education – and law school.

Nepal-born local student finds success through community college after DSE heartbreak
Hong Kong’s tech-savvy youth turn to memes to punctuate extradition bill protests

Dozens of websites posted anti-extradition bill memes in recent weeks. Many are funny – but still pack political punch.

28 Jun 2019 - 12:23PM

Dozens of websites posted anti-extradition bill memes in recent weeks. Many are funny – but still pack political punch.

Hong Kong’s tech-savvy youth turn to memes to punctuate extradition bill protests
Parents feel financial strain but continue to dip into their pockets to help grown-up children, Hong Kong survey shows

Survey by Investor and Financial Education Council says about 70 per cent of parents feel financially stressed. Three-quarters of respondents feel they are worse off than previous generation.

27 Jun 2019 - 10:11AM

Survey by Investor and Financial Education Council says about 70 per cent of parents feel financially stressed. Three-quarters of respondents feel they are worse off than previous generation.

Parents feel financial strain but continue to dip into their pockets to help grown-up children, Hong Kong survey shows
Hong Kong Book Fair to put emphasis on local sci-fi authors such as Ni Kuang and Huang Yi

Annual event, one of the world’s largest book fairs, will return to exhibition centre next month with record number of exhibitors. Organisers to wait and see if area continues to be focus of extradition bill protests.

25 Jun 2019 - 10:56PM

Annual event, one of the world’s largest book fairs, will return to exhibition centre next month with record number of exhibitors. Organisers to wait and see if area continues to be focus of extradition bill protests.

Hong Kong Book Fair to put emphasis on local sci-fi authors such as Ni Kuang and Huang Yi
Extradition bill protesters blockade Hong Kong government buildings for second time in four days, preventing civil servants and taxpayers from entering

Demonstrators block ground-floor entrances at Revenue Tower and Immigration Tower in Wan Chai, only allowing people to leave, prompting mixed reactions among members of the public.

24 Jun 2019 - 11:27PM

Demonstrators block ground-floor entrances at Revenue Tower and Immigration Tower in Wan Chai, only allowing people to leave, prompting mixed reactions among members of the public.

Extradition bill protesters blockade Hong Kong government buildings for second time in four days, preventing civil servants and taxpayers from entering
Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection reports 146 HIV infections, including two newborns, in first quarter of 2019

Of reported cases, 128 were men and 18 were women. There have been 9,861 HIV infections in Hong Kong since 1984.

18 Jun 2019 - 9:58PM

Of reported cases, 128 were men and 18 were women. There have been 9,861 HIV infections in Hong Kong since 1984.

Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection reports 146 HIV infections, including two newborns, in first quarter of 2019
Virtual reality mental health project to offer new option for Hongkongers seeking help

Project teaches confidence by navigating virtual reality environments, as it tries to erase the perceived social stigma of seeking help.

17 Jun 2019 - 10:12PM

Project teaches confidence by navigating virtual reality environments, as it tries to erase the perceived social stigma of seeking help.

Virtual reality mental health project to offer new option for Hongkongers seeking help
Sea of black: Will second consecutive Sunday protest against Hong Kong's extradition bill be bigger than first?

Opponents of Hong Kong's contentious extradition bill are staging a protest march for the second consecutive Sunday. The third mass demonstration against the bill in eight days has gone ahead on June 16, 2019, the day after Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the government is suspending the bill. Many protesters say a mere suspension is not enough.

16 Jun 2019 - 7:07PM

Opponents of Hong Kong's contentious extradition bill are staging a protest march for the second consecutive Sunday. The third mass demonstration against the bill in eight days has gone ahead on June 16, 2019, the day after Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the government is suspending the bill. Many protesters say a mere suspension is not enough.

Sea of black: Will second consecutive Sunday protest against Hong Kong's extradition bill be bigger than first?
Hong Kong to showcase Zhang Zeduan’s classic Along the River During the Qingming Festival in immersive digital experience at AsiaWorld-Expo

Interactive showcase of the 12th century classic by Zhang Zeduan includes a virtual boat ride in the Song dynasty city it depicts.

11 Jun 2019 - 10:31PM

Interactive showcase of the 12th century classic by Zhang Zeduan includes a virtual boat ride in the Song dynasty city it depicts.

Hong Kong to showcase Zhang Zeduan’s classic Along the River During the Qingming Festival in immersive digital experience at AsiaWorld-Expo
Hundreds of thousands of protesters, one extradition bill: why flagging fortunes of Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers could be in for a revival

New momentum from Sunday’s protest and other rallies in coming weeks could bolster the pro-democracy camp and even help win votes in upcoming elections.

11 Jun 2019 - 11:08AM

New momentum from Sunday’s protest and other rallies in coming weeks could bolster the pro-democracy camp and even help win votes in upcoming elections.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters, one extradition bill: why flagging fortunes of Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers could be in for a revival
About 100 businesses pledge to close doors to allow workers to join another protest against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill

A growing list of businesses, including bakeries, toy stores and snack shops, say they will close their doors on Wednesday.

11 Jun 2019 - 8:38PM

A growing list of businesses, including bakeries, toy stores and snack shops, say they will close their doors on Wednesday.

About 100 businesses pledge to close doors to allow workers to join another protest against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill