Hong Kong broadcaster TVB [Cn] has released pictures for its customary calendar for the year of 2015. In the past they usually had a special theme but this year they simply use images for their upcoming drama series instead.
Thousands of demonstrators, many of them students, have occupied the streets in Hong Kong to protest Beijing’s decision to vet the candidates for the Chief Executive of Hong Kong election in 2017 (which technically means Hong Kong can only choose a pro-Beijing leader, kinda makes the election pointless.)
This is a video taken from a drone, originally by Nero Chan on Facebook, on September 29. The crowd has reportedly got even bigger in the past couple of days and will probably continue to grow during this holiday period, as China is celebrating its National Day on October 1.
Not sure how this is going to end. I don’t think Beijing is going to back down on this; they may resort to force if the demonstration continues, which is something I don’t want to see. For my friends in Hong Kong, stay strong, whether you are on the streets or against it. Peace.
Promotional images for Chinese drama series The Imperial Doctress, starring Liu Shishi, Wallace Huo and Huang Xuan. The drama is based on famous female doctor Tan Yunxian [1461–1554, wiki] in Ming Dynasty, the plots seem fictional though.
Regardless of the storyline, the costumes look really neat and attentive to details. It’s also said to adhere to the real fashion in that era.