This week, concerns were raised over censorship of textbooks and Covid-19 infections hit a six-week low. Internationally, the US ended three accords with Hong Kong, and nine press freedom organisations issued a statement condemning the alleged curtailing of the city’s press freedoms. To understand what the US sanctions mean, read our two explainers.

Be sure to check out our exclusive interviews with veteran lawmaker James Tien and outgoing senior EU diplomat Carmen Cano about the developing political situation. Also this week, our team examined how ethnic minorities are still fighting for equal treatment from the police. We looked into why basketball superstar LeBron James is less than popular among Hong Kong protesters, and we wrote about the plight of the city’s homeless population in light of Covid-19.

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Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.