LATEST NEWS & VIEWS FROM THE SAR

Hong Kong pink dolphins return after coronavirus reduces marine traffic

By Ayaka McGill Rare pink dolphins are returning to the waters between Hong Kong and Macau after the coronavirus pandemic halted ferries, but scientists remain deeply concerned about their long-term survival in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes. The tell-tale flash of pink leaping from the waters alerts Naomi Brennan to the presence of […]

World Press Photo’s Macau exhibition showing Hong Kong protest photos shuts

An annual World Press Photo exhibition featuring images from Hong Kong’s huge pro-democracy protests last year has been shut down in Macau without explanation, sparking speculation of political pressure from Beijing.  The exhibition has been hosted by the Association Casa de Portugal Macao every year since 2008 and was scheduled to run from late September until […]

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

Beijing’s expulsion of US journalists has only deepened distrust among Hongkongers

Flashback to January 28, 1984, the late Chinese patriarch Deng Xiaoping was walking down a hill after a hike near a guest house he stayed in during a visit in Zhongshan, Guangdong. The path was rugged. He was advised to return to the guest house from where he came from – he said no. “I’ve […]

FEATURES

The Tiananmen Massacre, 30 years on – Survivor Q&A: Zhou Fengsuo

Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, HKFP asked several survivors of the crackdown to answer a set of questions about the tragedy and their views on China’s future. The 1989 massacre ended months of student-led demonstrations in China as the military was deployed to suppress protesters in Beijing. It is estimated that hundreds, perhaps […]

Explainer: Hong Kong’s troubled mega-bridge – counting the human, environmental and financial cost

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will officially open to traffic on Wednesday. But its construction was late, over-budget and the procedure drivers must go through to actually use the bridge remains notoriously complex. The 55km bridge stretches 22.9km over the sea and includes a 6.7km underwater tunnel. Construction began on the mega-project in 2009 and it was […]

China asks consulates in Hong Kong to remove ‘Macau’ from their official names

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked consulates general in Hong Kong and Macau to rename their diplomatic offices, requesting that those based in Hong Kong remove “Macau” from their names, and vice-versa. Many countries have consulates located in Hong Kong to cover consular services for Macau at the same time, with their official […]

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