First detected in Hubei, China, millions globally have now been infected with Covid-19. Governments have battled to keep the pandemic under control as the death toll from the SARS-like disease spirals.


Scapegoating Hong Kong’s minorities over Covid-19 is dangerous – here’s how to avoid it

By Greta Lai The outbreak of Covid-19 has led to growing xenophobic sentiment against minority groups in many societies. While stereotyping and finger-pointing persists, news reports across the world tell the stories of minority people such as LGBTQ, Muslims, Jews, and immigrant communities being scapegoated for the spread of the coronavirus. The LGBTQ community has […]

Hong Kong’s Covid-19 response shows room for greater cultural sensitivity

By Ricky Chu, Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission When a group of more than 300 Hong Kong residents returned from Pakistan on a government-chartered flight and entered Chun Yeung Estate for a 14-day quarantine in early May, they were served with ham sandwiches and cup noodles containing pork. That was until the Pakistan Consulate, […]


Explainer: After months of protests, is Hong Kong selectively enforcing covid-19 laws?

As the coronavirus began to wreak havoc around the world in mid-March, returning travellers and students caused a spike of cases in Hong Kong. With a record 65 new cases announced on March 27, this “second wave” was far more serious than February’s initial outbreak imported from mainland China. In response, the Hong Kong government […]

Explainer: As Beijing declares victory over the coronavirus, can we trust its data?

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 from the epicentre in Wuhan, China, has led to hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 cases around the world. The medical community, governments, data analysts, and the general public rely on accurate data to make timely assessments and save lives. But the accuracy of official data from the Chinese authorities is routinely […]


For their own good, Hong Kong’s business community should stand with protesters

By Calum Muirhead As the coronavirus pandemic begins to subside and life slowly returns to normal, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is showing no signs of going away. Despite heavy-handed efforts by the Beijing government to interfere in the city’s constitutional framework, arrest prominent democratic activists and, more recently, push pro-Beijing lawmakers to force their rivals […]

Hong Kong businesses share their struggle for survival amid downturn

After months of intense protests and now Covid-19, local businesses across Hong Kong are struggling to stay afloat amidst a major economic downturn. Hive Life interviewed shop owners about the radical changes their industries have gone through across the past few decades… Hui Wai-kin: “I’ve been working since I was 12, since ‘62. It was […]


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