0 Likes

Black Tide Flooded Government Headquarters(黑潮淹沒政府總部.4)
Hong Kong

120,000 demonstrators gather near the government's headquarters in Hong Kong on September 7, 2012, during a protest against plans to introduce Chinese patriotism classes. From Friday evening till early Saturday morning, the crowds, many dressed in black, denounced the curriculum as Communist Party propaganda which glossed over the darker aspects of Chinese rule.

12萬香港市民,星期五晚聚集在政府總部外,表達反對於小學施行國民教育課。絕大部分示威者都穿上黑衣,金鐘一帶變成一個黑色海洋,場面壯觀。示威於星期五晚延續至周末,很多80後、90後通宵達旦留在現場。

Copyright: Wongchichuen
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12160x6080
Uploaded: 07/09/2012
Updated: 22/09/2012
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

wongchichuen
20131025 The Public Will Not Forget(市民沒有忘記------支持HKTV) @ Govt Headquarters
wongchichuen
Black Tide Flooded Government Headquarters(黑潮淹沒政府總部.3)
黃志全
HK Residents Gathered Government Headquarter Support HKTV(港人政總集會撐HKTV.3), HK
wongchichuen
Hong Kong people protest against the new chief executive (4)
黃志全
Against Brainwashing(抗議洗腦課程.1), HK Government Headquarter
wongchichuen
HK People Urge Lawmakers Force Govt To Explain HKTV Licence Event(港人要求議員引用特權法尋HKTV牌照真相)
wongchichuen
HK Residents Gathered Government Headquarter Support HKTV(港人政總集會撐HKTV.2), HK
黃志全
Against Brainwashing(抗議洗腦課程.2), HK Government Headquarter
wongchichuen
HK People Urge Lawmakers Force Govt To Explain HKTV Licence Event(港人要求議員引用特權法尋HKTV牌照真相)
wongchichuen
HK Parents Protest China Patriotism Lessons(港人父母反對共黨式國民教育.3) Cube Equi
wongchichuen
HK Residents Gathered Government Headquarter Support HKTV(港人政總集會撐HKTV.1), HK
wongchichuen
Black Tide Flooded Government Headquarters(黑潮淹沒政府總部.1)
Jose Luis Perez
Inside "La Luz" Tortilla Factory at Irapuato's Local Market
Jürgen Schrader
Foggy morning in fall
Rolf Ris
Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Tibor Illes
Nagymagocs Karolyi hunting castle - hall
Jürgen Schrader
Cerro Gordo Saloon
Burkhard Koerner
Obere Rathaushalle
Michael Pop
Atmosphere at the Zdob si Zdub concert at Peninsula
Zoltan Duray
Messnerin
Klaus Mayer
Lake Gairdner surface
Richard Chesher
New Caledonia Cruising
Don Manion
Cedar City, Utah Sky-Fest 2010
Thang Bui
Dong Xuan Market 1
黃志全
Fogang Government Square(廣東佛岡縣府廣場), GD, CN
wongchichuen
Tiantai Mt Scenic Spot, Mang Mountain National Forest Park (湖南莽山國家森林公園天台山景點), Hunan, CN
wongchichuen
Clam Digging, Tung Chuen Bay(東涌灣掘蜆), Lantau Island
黃志全
Taining County(福建泰寧縣城1), Fujian, CN
wongchichuen
Miu Tsai Tun(芝麻灣半島廟仔墩), Chi Ma Wan Peninsula, Lantau Island
wongchichuen
Guilin Yijiangyuan Scenic Spot (桂林義江緣景區), Guangxi, CN
wongchichuen
Causeway Bay Shopping District---Yee Wo St.(銅鑼灣怡和街1), HK
wongchichuen
Celebrate The Birthday Of Tin Hau( 大廟天后誕2), Joss House Bay, Saikung, Hk Cube Equi
wongchichuen
Japan Alpine Route Kurobe Daira(日本阿爾卑斯山脈觀光線----黑部平)
黃志全
The Neck Of The Dragon @ Grass Island(塔門龍頸筋), NT, HK
黃志全
Cape D'Aguilar Maring Reserve Sea Arch(鶴咀蟹洞內望), HK
wongchichuen
Shek O Beach(石澳海灘), Hong Kong Island
More About Hong Kong

Overview and HistoryHong Kong sits on the south coast of China, on the Pearl River Delta. It's got a population of more than seven million people and is one of the most densely populated places on earth. It also appears to be putting into place the template for population management, which cities around the world will be implementing as soon as they can afford it. More on that later.Archaeological evidence dates human activity beneath present-day Hong Kong back to the stone age. The area was first settled by people from the mainland during the Han dynasty, around the beginning of the common era (the P.C. term for when B.C. changed to A.D. Whoa!)For hundreds of years, Hong Kong was a small fishing community and haven for travelers, with a few pirates here and there. Then whitey showed up.Western influence reached China at the beginning of the 15th century, when all those great explorers in boats were cruising for loot in strange and mysterious places. Tea and silk were the commodities connecting eastern Europe to China, and Hong Kong was known as a safe harbor through which to pass. When you're carrying the Queen's tea, it's especially important to avoid ARRRRRRguments with pirates. Hyuk hyuk hyuk.Seriously folks -- in the eighteenth century Britain was doing a booming business with China, offering Indian opium to balance their extensive purchases of fine porcelains and everything else. The opium was ordained to be for medicinal purposes only, of course.Well, as you may imagine, the Chinese got sick of opium fiends junking up the place, so they attempted to stop the British suppliers, to no avail. The Opium Wars resulted and ended with China ceding Hong Kong to the British, in fear of their massive naval power. This took place in the year 1841.Colonization soon followed, Hong Kong shot up in value as an international port, and its population increased dramatically. In 1898 Britain acquired additional territories on a 99 year lease -- expiring in 1997. Does that year sound familiar? Read on.In the 20th century Hong Kong changed hands several times. The British surrendered it to Japan during World War Two, then took it back after Japan's defeat, then gave it to China later. Immediately following the war, Hong Kong served as a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of Chinese refugees, while the Chinese National Government was losing its civil war against communist leadership.The population of Hong Kong exploded as corporations seeking to escape Chinese isolationism arrived and set up shop. Cheap labor in the textile and manufacturing industries steadily built up the economy and ensured foreign investment. By the end of the 20th century Hong Kong had become a financial mammoth offering banking services to the world.In 1997 Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule with a few stipulations in place to guarantee its economic autonomy, as much as possible. The phrase "one country, two systems" was coined by the Chinese to describe the relationship between the mainland and Hong Kong.Getting ThereWell, where do you want to get to from the Hong Kong International Airport? There are ferries servicing six mainland ports in the Pearl River Delta Region. Airport Express Railway connects directly to downtown Hong Kong, and it has been rated the best airport in the world multiple times.The Airport Express Railway will get you into Hong Kong in about an hour, for $100. Public buses cost $10 and take a little longer. For direct service to your hotel you can take one of the hotel's private buses ($120+) or a taxi ($300+). As you can see, waiting time is optional for those who can afford it.Here's a little blurb on travel times, with further information for access to nearby cities (cross-boundary transport).TransportationGrab an Octopus card when you arrive. Octopus is the world's first electronic ticket-fare card system and the Hong Kong public transportation system is the world leader in people-moving. 90% of Hong Kongers get around on public transportation.Octopus covers the Airport Rail line, buses, ferries, the rapid-transit MTR network, supermarkets, fast food outlets, phone booths... It's how to get around the cashless economy.Nevermind the microchip built into it, you'll get used to having one of those on you at all times -- and soon they'll be internal! What do I mean? Many schools in Hong Kong even use the Octopus card to check attendance, because you read the card's data with an external scanner from a distance. This will the global norm soon. What if that chip is installed in your body? It's in the works baby!The hilly Hong Kong terrain also demands some special modes of transportation. If you've been to Pittsburgh, you may have some idea of how cool it is to ride a cable car up the side of a mountain, overlooking a majestic harbor and city. Multiply that by about ten thousand and you've got Hong Kong: vertical-travel trams, moving sidewalks, and the world's longest outdoor escalator system.People and CultureThe local currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) which is pegged to the U.S. dollar. Official languages are Chinese and English.  You're on your own, baby!  Dive into the swarming, throbbing, pulsing, crawling and teeming mix!Things to do & RecommendationsThe Peak Tower and its shopping Galleria are the biggest tourist attraction in Hong Kong so don't miss it.Cool off in the Kowloon Park public indoor swimming pool!After that, go see what's happening at the Hong Kong Fringe Club, a non-profit organisation which puts together exhibitions for international artists and performers.Organize sports fans flock to the Hong Kong Stadium, but there's good news for disorganized sportistas too -- Mountain biking is now legal in the parks! Have at it, baby!All this excitement is going to make you hungry. Springtime is traditionally the time to celebrate seafood, summer is for fruits, and winter steams with hot pot soups to keep you warm.The best thing to do is go and find some dim sum. Dozens of plates of tasty small items, sort of like sushi but it's cooked, and the varieties are endless.Since you won't be able to walk down the street without complete and total sensory overload, I'll just whap in the Hong Kong tourist board's guide to dining and leave you to your intuition.Good luck, take it slow and above all -- DON'T SPIT OUT YOUR CHEWING GUM ON THE SIDEWALK. Gum is legal but there's a $500 fine for intentional littering. Enjoy!Text by Steve Smith.