The opposition returns to demonstrate in Hong Kong

The opposition returns to demonstrate in Hong Kong

The protesters need to explain the situation to Chinese tourists

Currently, Hong Kong is in a situation of chaos and disorder due to political circumstances. For this reason, the opposition returns to demonstrate in Hong Kong.

Last Sunday, July 7, thousands of demonstrators took the streets to explain the political conflict over the proposed extradition law to Chinese tourists.

In the first moment, the opposition only proposed to spread the message at the Tsim Sha Tsui train station.  After, the movement became a great manifestation. Unfortunately, the government authorities control the Chinese media so the news is limited.

The demonstration was peaceful and organized. They focused on the withdrawal of the extradition law and the withdrawal of charges against the detained protesters.

The movement began at 14 pm in Salisbury Garden and the march at 16 pm. Before leaving, the demonstrators took a minute in silence in memory of the four people who took their own lives.

In addition, during the demonstration, people brought slogans with phrases against the infiltrated policemen.

A protester declared that the police have deployed an important security device. He said that they wanted to generate a false impression announcing that the demonstration was dangerous.

Finally, we hope that this situation will be resolved immediately and the whole population calms down. It is necessary to resolve the problem because the opposition returns to demonstrate in Hong Kong every week.

Nowadays, the situation has not affected tourism so you can travel relaxed and enjoy the place. Please, do not forget to apply for a Hong Kong visa registration.

Enjoy your trip discovering Hong Kong as one of the most important cities in the world!

Thousands of people defend the extradition law

Thousands of people defend the controversial extradition law

The protesters make a counterproposal to Hong Kong

We inform you that people gathered last Sunday, June 30, in front of the Hong Kong Police headquarters. Certainly, thousands of people defend the controversial extradition law.

They were defending the extradition law, which at the beginning of the month gave rise to one of the biggest protests in the territory against the Beijing Government.

Actually, this counter-protest has also served to support the work of the police forces during the past demonstrations. Civil organizations in the city harshly criticized the police for their unusual violence.

The law gave the possibility of extraditing to China some detainees in Hong Kong. However, the detractors considered a threat to the security of those arrested, given the precarious human rights situation.

The concentration (June 30, 2019):

Thousands of people defend the controversial extradition law

Obviously, last Sunday, the defenders of the territory’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, joined to demonstrate.

Then, on Monday, demonstrators against the law took the streets to commemorate the anniversary of the handing over of the territory to China by the British authorities in 1997.

Fortunately, the Hong Kong authorities have called for calm to avoid a possible incident. They are trying to resolve this critical situation.

Finally, Carrie Lam has not appeared in public since June 18, when she paralyzed debate over the law and apologized for the police action.

We will continue to inform you as this situation evolves. Anyway, we want to advice you that if you travel to the country you will have to apply for a pre arrival registration for Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Tourist Bus

The Hong Kong Tourist Bus

How does the Hong Kong Tourist Bus work?

We would like to inform you about the different routes offered by the Hong Kong Tourist Bus. Certainly, there are three different routes:

  • The Red Line: travels the island of Hong Kong. The timetable is from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There are buses every 30 minutes.
  • The Green Line: crosses Aberdeen and Stanley. The timetable is from 09:45 to 16:45. Also, there are buses every 30 minutes.
  • The Blue Line: shows the Kowloon Peninsula. The timetable is from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There are buses every 40 minutes.

We recommend you make the routes followed, although you can also hop on hop off the bus whenever you want.

The Red Line

Please, see below the exact bus stops:

  1. Central Star Ferry Pier 7
  2. Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
  3. Causeway Bay – Sogo
  4. Park Lane Hotel
  5. Wan Chai Computer Centre
  6. Peak Tram a Victoria. The Peak
  7. Mid-Levels Escalator
  8. Man Mo Temple
  9. Lan Kwai Fong & Soho

The Blue Line

Please, see below the exact bus stops:

  1. Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
  2. The Peninsula
  3. Langham Place
  4. Temple Street
  5. Sky100
  6. Hankow Road
  7. Mody Road

The Green Line

Please, see below the exact bus stops:

  1. Central Star Ferry Pier 7
  2. Ocean Park
  3. Repulse Bay
  4. Stanley
  5. Aberdeen

Types of Big Bus Hong Kong tickets

First of all, you can buy a Classic ticket:  the duration is 24 hours and you can make the three routes. Secondly, you can buy a Premium ticket: includes 48 hours and additional activities. Finally, you can buy the 48-Hour Ticket with a Night Tour or directly the Night tour only.

We recommend you to buy the tickets in Central Star Ferry Pier 7. Anyway, if you buy the tickets online you will enjoy a 10% discount.

In conclusion, we sincerely recommend you to visit the country using the Hong Kong Tourist Bus. Also, we want to advise you that you will need a Hong Kong PAR to access.

Enjoy your trip!

The United Kingdom affirms that the 1984 treaty remains valid

The United Kingdom affirms that the 1984 treaty remains valid

Hong Kong, “one country, two systems”

Our main goal is to inform you about the current situation in Hong Kong. For this reason, we would like to announce that the United Kingdom affirms that the 1984 treaty remains valid and they will defend its position in Hong Kong.

Uk reveals himself to China

The United Kingdom was forced to pronounce itself. It was after China accused the European country of interfering in its internal affairs. For this reason, they added that the 1984 treaty with Beijing remains valid.

On the other hand, the United Kingdom advised the government of Hong Kong to reflect and think about the controversial extradition law. This fact has triggered massive mobilizations. In conclusion, mobilizations affect them directly because the country was a former British colony.

Also, after the clashes between the demonstrators and the security forces, they banned the sale of control equipment for demonstrations in Hong Kong.

The Government of the United Kingdom

The spokeswoman for the British Foreign Office stressed that the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration is still applicable. This law laid the foundation for the end of its control of Hong Kong before its transfer to China in 1997 and guaranteed the rights and freedoms in the city.

The spokeswoman said: “The Joint Declaration is a legally binding treaty between the United Kingdom and China that remains as valid today as when it was signed and ratified 30 years ago”.

Carrie Lam’s executive agreed to stop the legislative process on a law that would open the door to extradition to mainland China but has not presented it completely.

In conclusion, there is a critical situation right now between these countries. Anyway, the United Kingdom affirms that the 1984 treaty remains valid although China says the opposite.

We want to finish confirming that if you want to visit the country, you will not have any problem. However, you continue having the obligation to buy a Hong Kong pre-arrival registration.

The Chinese Government supports the Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

The Chinese Government supports the Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

China announces its support after the protests

We would like to inform you that The Chinese Government supports the Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam. On Monday, June 17, they confirmed its support after the massive protest.

The protest was held last weekend. Another interesting data is that there were almost two million people demanding the resignation of the Hong Kong leader.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Lu Kang confirmed that the Chinese Government supports the Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam. Also, the state newspaper ‘China Daily’ reported that support.

On the other hand, Lam announced the suspension of the extradition law of criminals to China. He did it after the historic protests of citizens. They understood the law as a violation of fundamental rights.

The massive protests

The main protagonist of the protests was Joshua Wong. He was one of the promoters of the pro-democracy protests of 2014 and released after serving his sentence. Also, he is known for his participation in the ‘Umbrella Revolution‘. He openly criticized Lam and urged her to resign.

Currently, protests are already the most challenge to relations with Beijing. There is a difficult situation since the United Kingdom renounced its former colony 22 years ago. Certainly, Hong Kong rules following the formula of ‘one country, two systems’. They have more freedoms than mainland China.

In spite of these problems, it is necessary to clarify that the country is totally safe and can be visited with tranquility. For this reason, if you decide to travel to this country do not forget to apply for a  pre arrival registration for Hong Kong. It is essential to enter!

We will continue to inform you about the Hong Kong news to keep you informed. We will try to provide enough information to be useful if you are preparing your trip to Hong Kong.