HKFP Lens: Hong Kong press group announces winners of annual news photo contest

The Hong Kong Press Photographers Association (HKPPA) announced the winners of its annual Focus at the Frontline news photo contest on Sunday. HK01 photojournalist Liu Ngan Hung won the Photo of the Year award for his picture of workers removing the Pillar of Shame – a statue that honored those who died when the People’s … Read more

Genesee Country Village’s 24th Annual Antique Show & Sale May 28th

The Genesee Country Village & Museum will host their Annual Antique Show & Sale on Saturday, May 28th, where attendees can browse antiques and collectibles curated by 30+ dealers from around New York State. An Antique Preview Party will be held on Friday, May 27th, and will provide a limited number of shoppers the opportunity … Read more

Taiwan military monitoring Russia-Ukraine war as it plans annual wargame

Taiwan’s military on Wednesday said it was learning lessons from Russia’s war against Ukraine as it unveiled plans for its annual military exercise that simulates defending the island from Chinese attacks. The island’s 23 million people live under constant threat of an invasion by China, which views the self-ruled democratic island as part of its … Read more

Heathrow records lowest annual passenger numbers for nearly 50 years

Heathrow has revealed it was the only hub airport in Europe to see a reduction in passenger numbers in 2021, due to the UK’s tougher coronavirus travel rules. Just 19.4 million people traveled through the west London airport last year. That was down 12.3% on the previous 12 months and represents the lowest annual total … Read more

US & UK annual reports on Hong Kong claim ‘unprecedented’ control by China on elections, media, judiciary

The mainland Chinese government played an “unprecedented role” in directing election outcomes in Hong Kong last year, according to an annual US State Department report on Hong Kong released on Thursday. For the third consecutive year, the US maintained that the city does not warrant preferential treatment under US laws, compared to China. Secretary of … Read more