Rising through the ranks as a civil servant, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is Hong Kong’s 4th and current Chief Executive.
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“Scenario One: riots in West Berlin, buildings in flames, the East German fire brigade crosses the border to help. Would you press the button? The East German police come with them. The button? Then some troops! More troops, just for riot control they say. Then the East German troops are replaced by Russian troops … Button? When […]
If you believe that Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party are going to live forever, then you should give up on Hong Kong and resign yourself to living in “just another Chinese city” where you are free to make as much money as you like but not to speak your mind or march in […]
With a billboard wrapped around the windows blocking all natural light, it is impossible to tell the time in the flat where Lau Kwong Shing has hunkered down for months. Days melt into the nights and his body clock is all messed up. Except for a stroll in the dead of the night and an […]
Dots of mould coat a wooden shelf in a neglected room where three quarantine arrivals are set to call home for the next few days. In another life, government-owned Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village in Chai Wan housed dozens of families seeking respite from the city. But the sprawling former barracks have since […]
Dr Chan, a medic who works in the respiratory department at a local public hospital, was one of those chosen to be in the so-called “dirty team” following a random draw. “Dirty team” members work in quarantine wards and treat patients infected with the new coronavirus, which continues to spread in mainland China and Hong […]