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.

LATEST NEWS & VIEWS

Covid-19: Hong Kong to allow 30-person local tourism groups, but four-person gathering limit remains

Hong Kong is set to allow 30-person local tourism groups, amid a decline in cases of Covid-19 – however, social distancing measures banning gatherings of more than four people will remain in force. Local tours consisting of no more than 30 people – including staffers – will be permitted from Friday onwards. Agencies are required […]

COVID-19 EXPLAINERS

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 […]

Explainer: 7 reasons Hongkongers are angry about the gov’t response to the coronavirus

Hong Kong people have been angered by the government’s response to the new coronavirus. In a matter of weeks, almost 10,000 people have been infected and over 100 have died in China. And locally, there have been ten confirmed cases as of this week.  The spread of the virus has caused panic around the city, […]

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

Both Biden and Trump are fanning the flames of anti-Chinese sentiment

As the US presidential election cycle heats up, groups of Hongkongers who support the pro-democracy movement began posting pro-Trump messages on social media platforms. While some are fervent Trump supporters, many reluctantly support his presidency out of a sense of desperation, because they believe he is the Hong Kong movement’s last hope. Before the election, […]

Hong Kong’s refusal to scrap the domestic worker ‘live-in rule’ perpetuates racism and sexism

On Sept 21, Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal ruled against Filipino domestic worker Nancy Almorin Lubiano, who sought to overturn the rule that forces the women workers to live in the same home as their employer. While domestic workers and labour rights activists have repeatedly contended that this rule puts migrant women at risk of […]

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