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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Chris Patten gets warm welcome by Hongkongers

Chris Patten (hkdigit-20140320-194841)

20 March, 2014 – Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten got a warm welcome from hundred of Hongkonger waving Union Jack flags, Hong Kong colonial flag and playing the British national anthem after attend exhibition opening ceremony.

Chris Patten gets mobbed by Hong Kong people (hkdigit-20140320-194948)

Patten’s car is surrounded by Hongkonger.

Chris Patten egg tart (hkdigit-20140320-194915)

Mary Lavender St Leger Patten (née Thornton), Wife of Chris Patten receive box of Patten’s favorite food – Tai Cheong Bakery egg tarts.

Chris Patten surrounded by Hongkonger (hkdigit-20140320-195044)

The University of Oxford’s Chancellor Lord Patten of Barnes (Chris Patten) will staty at Hong Kong for 5 days.

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USS Peleliu LHA-5 visit Hong Kong

US Navy USS Peleliu (hkdigit-20130417-084438)

15 April, 2013 –  HONG KONG : The flagship of the Amphibious Squadron Three, USS Peleliu, pulled into the Ocean Terminal besides Tsim Sha Tsui, on the northern bank of the landmark Victoria Harbor in the morning. The other two ships anchored in waters outside the Harbor.

The three ships and more than 2,500 sailors and marines are expected to stay in Hong Kong for four days.

The Peleliu ARG is made up of the the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu, the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay, amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore, and the 15th MEU.

AV-8B Harrier II (hkdigit-20130417-083021)

US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5) arrived in Hong Kong this Monday, and was docked at the Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui for 4 days.

The USS Peleliu (LHA-5), named for the Battle of Peleliu of World War II, is a Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship which entered service in 1980. It is about 250 meters long and 32.5 meters wide. Its full displacement reaches 39,438 long tons.

Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight (hkdigit-20130417-081001)

USS Peleliu
Namesake: The Battle of Peleliu of World War II
Ordered: 6 November 1970
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 12 November 1976
Launched: 25 November 1978
Commissioned: 3 May 1980
Homeport: U.S. Naval Base San Diego
Motto: “Pax per Potens” (“Peace through power”)

AH-1W Super Cobra (hkdigit-20130417-082349)

Class & type: Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
Displacement: 39,438 long tons full and 25,982 tons light
Length: 820 ft (250 m)
Beam: 106.6 ft (32.5 m)
Draft: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Propulsion: steam turbine
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Complement: 262 officers and about 2,543 enlisted men
Armament: Two rolling airframe missile launchers, four 25 mm Mk 38 Bushmaster gun mounts, two Phalanx CIWS for self-defense, five 0.50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns.
These ships were built with an offensive armament with three 5-inch rapid-fire naval guns and a defense of two Mk 115 Basic Point Defense Missile guided missile units.
Aircraft carried: (typical) Six AV-8B Harrier attack planes; four AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters; 12 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters; nine CH-53 Sea Stallion heavy helicopters; and four UH-1N Iroquois helicopters
Aviation facilities: hangar deck

AV-8B Harrier (hkdigit-20130417-081748)

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