Chiling Lin weds Akira in Tainan: Taiwanese authorities give couple oil, salt, vinegar, tea

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    Source: The Straits Times/TVBS News/Ming Pao/


    Taiwanese model Lin Chi-ling married Japanese singer-actor Akira in Tainan on Nov 17, 2019.




    The Taiwan model and Japanese actor-singer Akira are 

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     (Nov 17) in Tainan in Taiwan. Chiling Lin has asked guests not to give her hongbao. 

    Her choice to go traditional - Tainan is her father's home town - has solved the headache for the authorities in Tainan who want to reap publicity and ramp up its tourism appeal. Noting that the challenge to present Lin with appropriate gifts is harder to tackle than fielding a candidate for elections, Tainan mayor Huang Wei-cher said the authorities are treating the wedding as though the city is "giving Lin away". 

    It is gifting Akira's family with items that are linked to traditional marriage rites, such as oil, salt, firewood, vinegar and tea. Only the best sources in Tainan have been tapped for the products so that Tainan's honour will be protected.

    According to Taipei Times, the couple will also receive a set of silk bedsheets and pillow cases as well as dried longan and longan honey to welcome the arrival of sons in the family. Lin, 44, who

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     to Akira, 38, in June, will hold the wedding at the Tainan Art Museum. To allay fears of damage to the museum's Building One, which was once Taiwan's oldest police station, the event organisers will use the open space between the building and the newer Building Two instead.

    Taiwan News reported that the space has been rented out from 5.30pm until midnight on Sunday for NT$170,000 (S$7,580). The space can accommodate up to 15 tables. Up to 100 people are expected to turn up, with invitations reportedly sent to TV host Dee Hsu, comedian Mickey Huang, actress Ariel Lin and singer Wang Leehom among others. A live telecast showed Lin, reportedly wearing a Ralph Lauren gown, and Akira starting the ceremony from early in the afternoon. They gave speeches and received good wishes from family and relatives. 

    Shirley Yeung confirms pregnancy after keeping her marriage under wraps

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    Source: The Straits Times/Ming Pao



    Actress Shirley Yeung, the 2001 Miss Hong Kong winner, confirmed on Sunday (Oct 13) that she is pregnant with her second child, after earlier speculation in the media about her slightly bulging tummy.

    The 41-year-old, known for roles in TVB dramas such as Angels Of Mission (2004) and The Brink Of Law (2007), is a single mother with a seven-year-old daughter. According to Ming Pao Daily News, Yeung discovered she was pregnant when she went to see a doctor in a hospital in August.

    Last month, she was spotted by netizens with a slight bulging tummy while filming a television programme in Seoul. Earlier this month, she was seen attending a commercial activity in China in a loose-fitting blouse with an even bigger tummy. Yeung, who has always stressed that she is single, told the Hong Kong media that she and her boyfriend had just registered their marriage outside Hong Kong in the middle of this year. She said that she did not keep the marriage secret intentionally, but did not see the need to announce it as her husband is not from the entertainment industry. 

    Yeung, who had reportedly dated married businessman Peter Ko four years ago, denied that her husband is Mr Ko and declined to disclose more details about her husband. The actress was involved in a nine-year relationship with actor Gregory Lee after she entered the entertainment industry. She later fell in love with Hong Kong team diver Andy Ng and was pregnant with his child. She broke off with Ng after giving birth to their daughter Krystal in the United States in 2012. 

    Tens of thousands pound Hong Kong's streets, outraged by anti-mask law amid sweeping closures of MTR stations

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    Source: SCMP/





    Thousands of demonstrators angered by the anti-mask law returned to Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday, after its introduction late on Friday sparked violence that ground the city to a halt.

    Two groups of anti-government demonstrators, many of them covering their faces, are marching on routes from East Point Road in Causeway Bay to Chater Garden in Central, and from Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui to Maple Street Playground in Sham Shui Po, in a coordinated action that started at 2pm. It is the third straight day of protests against the ban, which came into force at midnight on Friday. Radicals of the anti-government movement have vandalised railway facilities and shops as part of the backlash, which led to the closure of the entire railway network on Saturday.

    Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor appealed to the public on Saturday to condemn the protest violence as she defended her decision to impose the ban by invoking colonial-era legislation for the first time in more than half a century. Follow our live blog below for the latest updates. Reporting by Ng Kang-chung, Fiona Sun, Simone McCarthy, Jeffie Lam, Laurie Chen, Chris Lau, Karen Zhang, Zoe Low and Georgina Lee.

    Woman dies and 14 injured in Hong Kong crash between minibus and bus in New Territories

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    Source: SCMP

    A minibus and KMB vehicle were involved in the 4am crash on Thursday. Photo: RTHK

    A woman died and 14 people were injured in a crash involving a minibus and a bus in Sheung Shui early on Thursday.

    The 56-year-old female driver of the red minibus, which was bound for Yuen Long from Sheung Shui, became trapped after the vehicle collided head-on with a Kowloon Motor Bus on the Kwu Tung stretch of Castle Peak Road at about 4am. She fell unconscious during the rescue effort and later died at the scene.

    Police said the minibus had been driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the collision. The bus then smashed into a taxi parked on the pavement. The 14 injured – 11 minibus passengers and the driver and two passengers of the other bus – have been sent to North District Hospital in Sheung Shui, Nethersole Hospital in Tai Po, and Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin, for treatment.

    Protester shot in chest at close range in Tsuen Wan clashes

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    Amateur video of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong on Tuesday captures the moment when a policeman points a pistol at a black-clad protester and fires a round, after which the young man falls to the floor. The footage, taken by students during a chaotic melee in the Tsuen Wan area of the city, is the first known instance of a protester being shot with live ammunition during weeks of clashes between police and pro-democracy campaigners.

    Police confirmed that an officer opened fire at a protester, an 18-year-old secondary five student, saying he was acting in self-defense. “A large group of rioters was attacking police officers in Tsuen Wan,” police said in a statement. “Police officers warned them, but they were still attacking police. A police officer’s life was seriously endangered. In order to save his and other officers’ lives, they fired at the attacker.” Video posted on social media shows the protester swing a baton at a policeman, brushing his right arm. When the footage is slowed down, a white flash appears at the end of the pistol barrel pointing at the protester’s chest from around a meter away. The protester stumbles over another policeman and falls on his back.

    A second protester wearing a yellow construction hat rushes to the wounded man’s aid before being tackled to the ground by police. After lying motionless for several moments, the wounded protester removes his gas mask and calls weakly for help, giving his name and saying his chest hurts and that he needs to go to hospital. A policeman then kneels beside him and begins to tend to his wound. Protesters have been hit before with bean bags and rubber bullets and officers have fired live rounds in the air.

    The incident came as thousands of protesters took to the streets to defy the city’s Chinese rulers on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic. Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung defended the shooting as “legal and reasonable”, stressing that the officer who opened fire had legitimately felt that his life was threatened, RTHK reported. “The officer was under attack, his life was threatened. He issued a warning to no avail, and with no other option available, used his weapon,” Lo told a press briefing. “The officer opened fire to try to get himself, or his colleagues, out of a life-threatening situation. In this very short span of time, he made a decision and shot the assailant. So I believe that was his best judgement at the time, and I think this is reasonable, and legal,” he added.

    The shooting happened after a group of protesters had pushed another officer down on the ground on Tai Ho Road in Tsuen Wan and attacked him, trying to spear him with sharpened sticks, the public broadcaster quoted Lo as saying. When his colleagues tried to come to his aid, Lo said, the assailants threw bricks and other hard objects at them. It was during then that the teenager was shot with a live round.

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