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.

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Something is wrong when Macau bars mention of Tiananmen Square massacre

First, they banned a photographic exhibition, then they banned a June 4 vigil about the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Neither had ever been forbidden since 1990. Last Friday was the Macau Court of Final Appeal’s (CFA) opportunity to show that the police decision may have been politicised, but the court applied the law: that separation […]

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 […]

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

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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