An exhibition marking the first anniversary of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests is held at Taiwan Comic Base in Taipei. It features more than 100 artworks ranging from hand drawings, posters and multi-media projects from artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia. The recent imposition of a sweeping new national security law on Hong Kong has sent chills through Taiwan, deepening fears that Beijing focus next on seizing the democratic self-ruled island.
“We stand in solidarity with the people in Hong Kong, absolutely,” the president of the Tibetan government-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said on the new security law imposed on the city by Beijing. He welcomed reports of deescalation in the Himalayas’ Galwan Valley where Indian and Chinese troops fought a brutal hand-to-hand battle on June 15, but warned verification is needed. “I think China wants to be number 1 in the world, and number 1 definitely in Asia, with no or distant number 2,” Sangay said.
In Hong Kong, dozens of skywatchers ranging from astronomy enthusiasts with telescopes to families enjoying Father's Day gathered at a waterfront park in east Kowloon to witness the partial solar eclipse. Observers along a narrow band from Africa to Asia can witness a dramatic "ring of fire" annular eclipse, but in Hong Kong only a partial solar eclipse - one that covered nearly nine-tenth of the sun - can be seen.