In March, nine leaders of the 2014 democracy protests were charged with inciting the street occupation.The nine were charged just a day after a new Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, was chosen as the city's next leader, seen by many as a worrying sign after she had vowed to heal divisions in the Chinese-ruled city and unite society.Jo meets clients, aged between 25 and 35, about twice a week at nighttime and during weekends, when she’s not studying.The phenomenon of part-time girlfriends – or PTGFs – for rent in Hong Kong has blossomed on social media in recent months.Hong Kong police have arrested two disqualified pro-independence legislators for unlawful assembly over an effort to force their way into a Legislative Council meeting late last year, their political party said.Yau Wai-ching, 25, and Baggio Leung, 30, were picked up at their homes early in the morning and taken to a police station for questioning, their party Youngspiration said in a statement.The issue of independence, for long taboo, has gained momentum since pro-democracy protests in late 2014 which paralysed parts of the Asian financial centre, but failed to wrangle concessions from Communist Party rulers in Beijing.The detentions are likely to reinforce concern among democracy activists about interference by Beijing in Hong Kong's affairs, despite a system meant to guarantee the financial hub's autonomy.
Starting with the reasons behind booking one’s own travels online, most men do so because it can be done on an impulse (20%) and also to avoid compulsory shopping trips forced on them by some travel agencies (38%).
The democratically elected pair, who represent a new breed of more radical activists moving into the political mainstream, had their swearing-in oaths invalidated last October after they used language deemed derogatory to China and displayed a banner declaring "Hong Kong is not China".
China's Parliament in November passed a ruling that effectively barred the pair from taking office, marking Beijing's most direct intervention in the territory's legal and political system since the 1997 handover."Over and over again, Hongkongers have tried to find a peaceful way to achieve what was promised in the Sino-British Joint Declaration, which is to achieve democratic autonomy in Hong Kong, but it has been in vain," the party said in a statement.
Although she has met a man with a taste for sado-masochism, who paid her HK,000 (RM1,099) to “beat” him, she insists there was no sex involved.“I won’t overstep my moral bottom line,” she says.
Her clients usually take her to the cinema or meet up for a chat, Jo says.