Omicron surge puts Hong Kong on edge

Insights 03/01/22, 21:43

According to the New York Times database, the number of new cases in Hong Kong has increased by 821 percent in the last two weeks. Many patients wait for treatment at Hong Kong public hospitals' emergency rooms, and isolation wards at hospitals have run out of beds. The elderly, children, ...

COVID cases in Hong Kong continue to surge

Insights 03/01/22, 21:40

As Sina reported, on February 27, Covid-19 in Hong Kong is on the rise again. There were 26,026 new confirmed cases, including seven imported cases, while the rest were local infections. So far, a total of 158,683 people have been infected in this round of the epidemic. TVB News reported on ...

Swedish Olympic champ donates gold medal to Chinese prisoner

Human Rights 02/26/22, 13:15

According to Reuters, Swedish speed skater Nils van der Poel donated one of his two gold medals to human rights activist Gui Minhai. In 2020, he was sentenced to 10 years in a Chinese prison for so-called "illegally providing intelligence overseas." Gui was born in China but holds Swedish citizenship. Before ...

COVID-19: Hong Kong sees 8674 new cases, 24 more deaths

Insights 02/24/22, 14:44

COVID-19 rampages another day in Hong Kong on Feb. 23, with 8674 new instances reported and 24 additional fatalities. Chuang Shuk-kwan, from the Centre for Health Protection, said there were 30 new patients of Delta variant, 5,428 were infected with Omicron, and 7,990 of the patients were locally transmitted. More than 300 ...

Hong Kong’s COVID outbreak spreads to China’s Chenzhou city

Insights 02/17/22, 11:45

Covid outbreak in Hong Kong is out of control and has spread to Chenzhou City, Hunan Province, Chinese media Apollo reported on Feb. 15. The local government informed that two people returning from Hong Kong were diagnosed with the disease and the city of Chenzhou is now in emergency mode. Chenzhou ...

Poll: 60% of Hong Kongers depressed, over 20% want to leave

China 01/08/22, 15:33

The National Security Law of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has further deprived Hong Kong people of their freedom of election, social gathering, and speech over the past year. As a result, a recent poll found that 58% of respondents said they no longer enjoyed life in the territory, while ...

Hong Kong: Independent online outlet ‘Stand News’ raided, six people arrested

Trending 12/29/21, 14:26

Hundreds of Hong Kong national security police officers raided the offices of online pro-democracy news outlet Stand News, arresting six people, early on Wednesday, Dec. 29th. According to the police, the journalists homes were also searched. The reason behind was "conspiracy to publish seditious publications." , including deputy editor Ronson Chan, ...

Tiananmen massacre statue removed from Hong Kong university

China 12/23/21, 16:15

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) caused mixed reactions after removing the Tiananmen massacre's statue from its campus. On Wednesday, Dec. 22, HKU dismantled and relocated the "Pillar of Shame," which has commemorated pro-democracy protesters killed in China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown for more than two decades.  The statue's removal is the ...

Hong Kong: Soaring utility and food bills spark stagflation risk

China 11/22/21, 16:18

Stagflation risk probably awaits Hong Kong as inflationary pressure is rising. New figures point out the increasing cost of living, driven by more expensive utility bills and a wide range of goods, according to South China Morning Post.  A government spokesman said October saw “more visible year-on-year increases” in prices across various ...

Why are foreign tech companies withdrawing from China?

Opinion 11/16/21, 22:27

China is currently facing an exit wave of foreign technology companies. On Nov. 2, Yahoo Inc. said its services in China had been shut down since Nov. 1st. Users visiting the Engadget China site operated by Yahoo will see a pop-up explaining that the site will not publish any new ...

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