Hong Kong journalist who challenged WHO official quits RTHK – sources

Journalist Yvonne Tong has resigned from public broadcaster RTHK, two sources familiar with the matter confirmed with HKFP on Monday. The award-winning TV producer came under fire last year after she interviewed Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) for The Pulse. Aylward appeared to evade her questions about the the status […]


A bombing at China’s Mingjing village

The breaking story of a shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, last Monday afternoon made headlines across the United States and around the world. Many outlets in the US followed with live updates, and in the days to come there will surely be further reports and analysis asking a crucial question: Why? The treatment […]

Hong Kong’s cultural revolution has arrived at the arts

It was always going to be a matter of time before the new Cultural Revolution surge sweeping through Hong Kong would focus on the arts. This is, after all, intrinsic to the idea of a revolution described as being cultural. What was less expected was that this new attack on Hong Kong’s way of life […]


Activist sets up online archive to highlight ‘political’ editing of Hong Kong school textbooks

A pro-democracy activist and his newly-founded group Education Breakthrough have set up an online archive dedicated to highlighting what they describe as politically motivated changes to Hong Kong school textbooks aimed at showing China in a better light. The move follows a decision by the Education Bureau to conduct a voluntary screening programme, under which […]

Security law: Why staff at Hong Kong’s public broadcaster may face a choice between editorial independence and allegiance to the gov’t

Civil servants at Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK will be among those required to pledge allegiance to the Hong Kong government if they are recent recruits, or in line for promotion. But veteran programming staff have told HKFP that the pledge would constitute a “practical deterrence” on editorial decisions. Nevertheless, they intend to comply while […]


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