Kowloon Peak Fei Ngo Shan – I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage banner

Kowloon Peak Fei Ngo Shan - I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage banner (hkdigit-20141101-114236)

31 Oct, 2014 – Another giant pro-democracy banner states “I want genuine universal suffrage (我要真普選)” has been hung on Kowloon Peak (aka Fei Ngo Shan) Suicide Cliff.

It comes days after the authorities removed a similar banner hung from Lion Rock.

Kowloon Peak - I want genuine universal suffrage (hkdigit-20141101-122746)

Kowloon Peak or Fei Ngor Shan or Fei Ngo Shan is a 602 m (1,975 ft) tall mountain in the northeast corner of New Kowloon, Hong Kong, situated in Ma On Shan Country Park. It is crossed by both the Wilson Trail and the MacLehose Trail. On the lower slopes is Gilwell Campsite, belonging to The Scout Association.

Fei Ngor Shan with giant banner (hkdigit-20141101-112508)

Occupy Central (佔領中環) is a civil disobedience campaign initiated by Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, and advocated by Occupy Central with Love and Peace. In the course of the 2014 Hong Kong electoral reform, OCLP intends to pressure the PRC Government into granting an electoral system which “satisfies the international standards in relation to universal suffrage” in Hong Kong Chief Executive election in 2017 as promised according to the Hong Kong Basic Law Article 45. Should such an electoral system not be achieved, OCLP sought to fight for equal suffrage in Hong Kong through illegal means, namely the occupation of Central, which OCLP vowed would be non-violent.

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Lion Rock – I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage banner

Lion Rock - I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage banner (hkdigit-20141024-074928)

23 October, 2014 – Hong Kong : A group of 14 mountain climbers who called themselves “Hong Kong Spiders (香港蜘蛛仔)” hung a giant yellow banner on Lion Rock that states “I want genuine universal suffrage (我要真普選)”.

The banner can be easily seen with the naked eye across large areas of Kowloon as it is 6 metres wide and 28 metres tall.

It also bears an umbrella logo which has become an icon symbolising the ongoing civil disobedience movement for democracy in Hong Kong.

The “Hong Kong Spiders” later uploaded a video on YouTube to explain why they had put the banner up.

They said Lion Rock has for decades been seen as the embodiment of the Hong Kong spirit and the perseverance of its people.

The climbers said they wanted to “re-interpret” the spirit of Lion Rock.

Lion Rock - I want real universal suffrage Banner (hkdigit-20141024-070528)

They said if Hong Kong had true democracy, the playing field would be more level and people would enjoy d people would enjoy more opportunities.

Lion Rock (獅子山), or less formally Lion Rock Hill, is a hill in Hong Kong. It is located between Kowloon Tong in Kowloon and Tai Wai in the New Territories, and is 495 metres high. The peak consists of granite covered sparsely by shrubs.

Hong Kong Lion Rock Giant pro-democracy banner (hkdigit-20141024-071320)

Occupy Central (佔領中環) is a civil disobedience campaign initiated by Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, and advocated by Occupy Central with Love and Peace. In the course of the 2014 Hong Kong electoral reform, OCLP intends to pressure the PRC Government into granting an electoral system which “satisfies the international standards in relation to universal suffrage” in Hong Kong Chief Executive election in 2017 as promised according to the Hong Kong Basic Law Article 45. Should such an electoral system not be achieved, OCLP sought to fight for equal suffrage in Hong Kong through illegal means, namely the occupation of Central, which OCLP vowed would be non-violent.

Giant pro-democracy banner @ Lion Rock Hill (hkdigit-20141024-072317)

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Hong Kong Police fire tear gas at protesters 9.28

9 28 Police Throw Tear Gas at Hong Kong Protesters (hkdigit-20140928-175919-01)

28 September, 2014 17:58 – Hong Kong police force using tear gas to break up pro-democracy protests near Hong Kong government headquarters.

Hong Kong Police fire tear gas at protesters (hkdigit-20140928-175942-01)

Police fired 87 canisters of tear gas at protesters to clear key roadways along the edge of the city’s Central business district after an earlier attempt to surround the protesters failed.

Hong Kong tear gas break up democracy protest (hkdigit-20140928-175948)

Occupy Central is a civil disobedience campaign initiated by Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, and advocated by Occupy Central with Love and Peace.

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Typhoon Kalmaegi Strong Wind Signal No. 3 between 10 am and noon

Typhoon Kalmaegi Strong Wind Signal No. 3 between 10 am and noon (hkdigit-20140915-191908)

HONG KONG – 16 September, 2014 – The No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal is in force.

This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the southeast quarter.

At 8 a.m., Typhoon Kalmaegi was centred about 400 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong (near 19.7 degrees north 111.5 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 30 kilometres per hour , edging closer to the vicinity of the Leizhou Peninsula to Hainan Island.

According to the present forecast track, Kalmaegi will make landfall near Leizhou Peninsula or Hainan Island in the next two to three hours, and move further away from Hong Kong. It is expected that local winds will moderate later in the morning. The Observatory will consider issuing the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 between 10 a.m. and noon.

Although Kalmaegi is moving gradually away, its associated squally showers will affect Hong Kong intermittently

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Cheung Chau Beach and Waglan Island were 87 and 71 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 125 and 95 kilometres per hour respectively.

Precautionary Announcements with No. 8 Signal

  • Flights at Hong Kong International Airport may be affected by the weather. Please contact your airline for the latest flight information before departing for the airport.
  • Since seas are very rough with swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
  • Do not stand near windows on the exposed side of your home. Move all furniture and valuables away from these areas. Make sure you have a safe place to shelter, should windows be broken.
  • Although the tropical cyclone is moving away from Hong Kong, gales are expected to persist for some time. You are advised to stay indoors until winds moderate and it is safe to go out. On no account should you touch electric cables that have been blown loose.
  • Please listen to radio or watch TV for the latest weather information broadcast at the 15th, 30th, 45th and 58th minute of each hour. You can also browse the Hong Kong Observatory’s web site for the information.

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Typhoon Kalmaegi Signal No. 8 Issued

Typhoon Kalmaegi Signal No. 8 Issued (hkdigit-20140915-195858)

15 September, 2014 – Hong Kong The No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal was issued at 10:30 p.m.

This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the southeast quarter.

At 11 p.m., Typhoon Kalmaegi was centred about 370 kilometres south of Hong Kong (near 19.0 degrees north 113.7 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 30 kilometres per hour towards the vicinity of western Guangdong to Hainan Island.

According to the present track, Kalmaegi is expected to come closest to Hong Kong early tomorrow (16 September) morning, skirting over 300 kilometres away from Hong Kong. It is expected that southeast gale winds will affect Hong Kong for a period of time. With Kalmaegi moving towards the western part of Guangdong and Hainan Island, winds will likely subside gradually in the morning, but there will still be heavy squally showers. The public should pay close attention to the latest information on the tropical cyclone before going to work or school tomorrow morning.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Ngong Ping, Cheung Chau Beach and Waglan Island were 134, 90 and 84 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 166, 117 and 101 kilometres per hour respectively.

Precautionary Announcements with No. 8 Signal

  • Complete all precautions in your home. Lock all windows and doors, fit bars into position and insert reinforced shutters and gates if they are available. Adhesive tape fixed to large window-panes in exposed positions will reduce damage by broken glass. Storm water drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish.
  • Since seas are very rough with swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
  • Do not stand near windows on the exposed side of your home. Move all furniture and valuables away from these areas. Make sure you have a safe place to shelter, should windows be broken.
  • Owners of neon signs are reminded that they should now arrange for the electricity supply to their signs to be cut off.
  • Please listen to radio or watch TV for the latest weather information broadcast at the 15th, 30th, 45th and 58th minute of each hour. You can also browse the Hong Kong Observatory’s web site for the information.

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