Hong Kong/Taiwan/Macau bureau chief for AFP. Previously Asia Pacific Editor (HK), SE Asia corr (Bangkok). Before that, The Independent https://t.co/Tqkn8UDdDp
Statement from Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam welcoming Beijing's move
Spotted in a Hong Kong band rehearsal space we were practising in tonight. Clearly their are some @slipknot fans among the city’s democracy supporters.
Hong Kongers demonstrated peacefully for decades and were simply ignored by their leaders. When some chose violence their leaders dismissed the entire movement as terrorists and separatists. They literally cannot win either way.
Difficult to put into words the scenes we saw today as New Zealand marked the one week anniversary of the #Christchurch mosque massacres. For me it’s this photo I took shortly after prayers ended — to me it sums up how the nation has responded to the gunman’s race hatred ?? ?
I’m not ashamed to admit I wept at this scene tonight — Christchurch locals forming a human chain behind Muslims as they perform maghrib prayers in front of the Al Noor mosque, where so many died. It was utterly beautiful