Time: Oct. 12, 2018 (Fri.), 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Venue: CVA 506, HKBU
Speaker: Aaron Mendelson
The hope for pro-democracy camp to regain its veto power in the legislature vanished as Edward Yiu Chung Yim failed to beat his rival Vincent Cheng Wing-shun in last week’s by-election.
Legislative By-election 2018 was held on 11 March for four vacant seats in the council, following after the oath-taking saga which disqualified six councilors. New legislators were elected from three regions – New Territories East, Kowloon West, and Hong Kong Island, as well as Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape functional constituency.
Election is all about numbers – voter turnout rate, numbers of votes, and percentage of voters supporting candidate A or B, making it a golden opportunity for data visualization. In this article, we select three local news media, which are Initium, SCMP, and HK01, to discuss their different coverages on the by-election.
Do you still remember the massive Panama Paper leak in 2016? When 13.4 million financial documents were released in this November, the offshore paradise islands got global attention again. Paradise Papers cover the time period from 1950 to 2016, including the more than 120,000 people and 25,000 offshore companies.
Tech-savvy readers can jump to the database directly. Like before, the dataset is modelled as a graph, namely treating the Officers, Intermediaries and Addresses as nodes and their relationships as links. Neo4j is one widely adopted graph database. Its web user interface, called “neo4j browser”, allows journalists to visually expand and explore a graph. The query language “Cypher” is a superset of relational query (SQL), full-text search and graph pattern matching. Its flexibility and built-in graph algorithms allow experienced journalists to systematically study the underlying graph. The download page on ICIJ includes snapshots of four neo4j databases exported in CSV format.
The Sharing Economy is a socio-economic ecosystem built around the sharing of human, physical and intellectual resources.
Whilst the Sharing Economy is currently in its infancy, this is only the beginning: in its entirety and the potential, it is a new and alternative socio-economic system which embeds sharing and collaboration at its heart – across all aspects of social and economic life.
The leading businesses that are advancing the concept of the “sharing economy” are in many respects no longer insurgents and newcomers. The size and scale of Uber, Airbnb and several other firms now rival, or even surpass, those of some of the world’s largest businesses in transportation, hospitality, and other sectors. As the economic power of these technology-driven firms grows, there continue to be regulatory and policy skirmishes on every possible front, across cities and towns spanning the United States, Europe and beyond.
Here is one example in China:
Since Trump became the President of the U.S., his Twitter also became the main source of the news.
Twitter is still banned in mainland China, however, can not stop the Chinese internet users to follow and make fun of it.
Here is a Data News of Trump’s Twitter from FT.Chinese.com
(This is a repost from FT.Chinese.com by Silva Shih, click the link to read the original:
The travel ban is a buzz word since the U.S President Donnal, let us read how The Washington Post turns data to graphics with a story:
(This is a repost from The Washington Post, click the link to read the original:
Many tech companies and scholars have raised their voices against President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order on immigration. The hundreds of researchers and high-skilled workers who could be affected by the travel ban are part of the larger U.S. innovation economy, a community that relies heavily on foreign talent and whose members now worry that legal immigration could be the next target.
Everyone is talking about America’s politics, and the The New Youk Times used cubes to visualize the data and make the stories more fun to read, you can easily tell from Economy(blue), Domestic Issues(yellow) or International Issues(red)： Continue reading “Data News of the Week | Highlights of US Policies”
Chinese New Year is the most important holiday for all Chinese, nowadays become the world’s popular celebration. Here is some interesting data news about the Chinese New Year.