(Additional reporting by Katy Wong and Joyce Zhou; Editing by Andrew Roche)
Hong Kong police on Monday charged nine organisers of the 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations, just a day after a new Beijing-backed leader was chosen, vowing to unite society.
The move provoked anger and disbelief among protesters and heightened political tension in the Chinese-ruled city.
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Jan 26 A Lego rooster made of 220,000 red, white, yellow and green toy bricks will be the centerpiece of a float in Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year parade to usher in the Year of the Rooster.
Andy Hung, the territory’s only certified Lego professional builder, was commissioned by the Hong Kong Tourism Board to create the two-metre (6.5 ft) tall bird.
“I wanted to use Lego pieces that resonate with people from the East and impress my audience,” Hung told Reuters Television.
The rooster, which took 5 people 1-1/2 months to build, is one of several Lego statues on the float, including a life-sized farmer holding a rake, a tuxedo-clad waiter and a race car driver clutching his helmet.
The night-time parade takes place on Saturday, the first day of the Lunar New Year, when 10 floats will light up the streets of Hong Kong’s famous Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district.
Hung, a full-time artist with studios in Hong Kong and Beijing, is one of Asia’s three certified Lego professionals.
The group comprises adult hobbyists who have turned their passion into a professional activity, Lego says on its website.
(Reporting by Joyce Zhou, Writing by Karishma Singh, Editing by Darren Schuettler)
The day when I was in Kokpayom village from Thailand, a Muslim fishing village located 10 kilometers away from its district called LaNgu and close to the seawater canal surrounded by mangrove forests.
I was astonished by the strong connection children to have with nature. They were having joy, having fun and playing in the mud with heavy rain falling down.
As a city kid seldom played with dirt, I strongly admired and appreciated their pure motivation.
This event covered by myself hit the No.7 rank in Reuters Global-TV-Top 100, with 172 clients used the footage.
Dozens of colorful and whimsical homemade flying objects take the plunge into Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbor during the third annual third Red Bull Flugtag event.
Editing the video in the field under great Breaking-news time pressure.
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