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.


No Hong Kong election? Then by-elections become a legal requirement

It seems that our colonial masters attach great importance to public opinion, even while they are avoiding giving the public what it clearly wants. The People’s running dogs, and the running dogs’ running dogs, are all being mobilised to assure us all that keeping the existing Legislative Council (LegCo) for an unconstitutional extra year is […]

Covid-19: Hong Kong police issue domestic workers with HK$2k gathering ban penalties

Hong Kong police patrolled areas frequented by domestic workers on Sunday, issuing HK$2,000 fixed penalties to enforce social distancing measures during the Covid-19 outbreak. Officers conducted enforcement actions in Central and Causeway Bay throughout the weekend and made public announcements with megaphones to promote the ban on group gatherings of more than two people. Some […]


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, […]


I was wrong, the evidence is clear – masks work

In March this year, I submitted an opinion piece to this newspaper regarding face masks and their relative effectiveness in preventing the spread of coronavirus. In the piece, I took what was then the standard line from the American Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which recommended handwashing, physical distancing, avoiding touching your face, covering your […]

UK MP Stewart McDonald: Britain must resist China’s repression in Hong Kong

By Stewart McDonald We stand at a crossroads in history, where the clarion call post-pandemic is to readdress our relations with China and reaffirm our commitment to Hong Kong. The pandemic – like lightning in the dark of the night – illuminates the sinister workings of the Chinese Communist Party that have always existed but […]


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