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Hong Kong TV show ignites 'brownface' row with Filipina role
by Jerome Taylor - April 14, 2022 - 9:07am
A Hong Kong television show has ignited anger over a Filipina character played by a local actress who darkened her skin, in the latest incident of "brownface" in Asia.
Amnesty to shutter Hong Kong offices, blames security law
by Jerome Taylor - October 25, 2021 - 6:12pm
The decision came the same day a court in the Chinese city convicted a former food delivery driver of inciting secession by shouting slogans in the second national security case to come to trial.
Afghan women's rights in firing line as Taliban return to power
by Jerome Taylor - August 16, 2021 - 7:16pm
In the weeks leading up to their return to power, the Taliban's leadership have strived to portray a softer image than when they last ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001. 
Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily confirms closure
by Jerome Taylor - June 23, 2021 - 5:30pm
The decision is the latest blow to Hong Kong's freedoms and will deepen unease over whether the international finance center can remain a media hub as China seeks to stamp out dissent.
Hong Kong democracy paper defiant as executives charged under security law
by Jerome Taylor - June 18, 2021 - 4:43pm
The bold stance came as police formally charged two of the newspaper's executives under a sweeping new security law that cracks down on dissent in the international business and media hub.
Hong Kong democracy vigil leader detained on Tiananmen anniversary
by Jerome Taylor - June 4, 2021 - 5:42pm
Hong Kong police detained one of the organizers of the annual vigil commemorating Beijing's deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown, as authorities sought to prevent any show of pro-democracy people power on Friday's sensitive...
Hong Kong scraps mandatory vaccines for foreign domestic workers
by Jerome Taylor - May 11, 2021 - 3:05pm
Philippine foreign affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin had previously said the initial proposal "smacked of discrimination".
Britain opens visa scheme for millions of Hong Kongers
by Jerome Taylor - January 31, 2021 - 9:29am
From Sunday afternoon, anyone with a British National (Overseas) passport and their dependents will be able to apply online for a visa allowing them to live and work in the United Kingdom. After five years they can...
China's Hong Kong crackdown escalates with mass opposition arrests
by Jerome Taylor - January 6, 2021 - 8:55pm
Police confirmed 53 people — including a US citizen — were arrested for "subversion" in an early morning operation that involved about 1,000 officers. 
Hong Kong reels after the year that free speech died
by Jerome Taylor - December 21, 2020 - 2:29pm
Hong Kong is now a place where Beijing increasingly calls the shots and where voicing certain opinions can now carry up to a lifetime prison sentence.
Joshua Wong leads young Hong Kong trio jailed for protests
by Jerome Taylor - December 2, 2020 - 3:51pm
Leading Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong was jailed alongside two other young activists on Wednesday for taking part in last year's huge democracy protests as the crackdown on Beijing's critics gathers pace
Cathay Pacific to cut thousands of jobs, close subsidiary airline
by Jerome Taylor - October 21, 2020 - 10:02am
Cathay Pacific is to slash up to 5,900 jobs and shutter its Cathay Dragon subsidiary, the Hong Kong carrier said Wednesday, joining a growing list of airlines making swingeing cuts as they reel from the coronavirus...
Jimmy Lai: the Hong Kong media tycoon that China loathes
by Jerome Taylor - August 10, 2020 - 3:14pm
Lai's arrest on Monday under a new national security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong will come as little surprise to observers, including the publisher himself, who said he knew he would be a prime target.
Student arrests in Hong Kong deepen 'white terror' fears
by Jerome Taylor - July 30, 2020 - 2:04pm
Footage posted online showed plainclothes police leading Tony Chung, the 19-year-old former leader of Student Localism, being detained with his hands tied behind his back.
China opens Hong Kong headquarters for its secret police
by Jerome Taylor - July 9, 2020 - 7:31am
China opened a new office on Wednesday for its intelligence agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time under a tough new security law, in a public display of its tightening control over the finance...
China clashes with US over new Hong Kong security law
by Jerome Taylor - July 3, 2020 - 7:51am
China promised Thursday to take "strong countermeasures" if the US presses ahead with tough new sanctions that target banks over infringements on Hong Kong's autonomy, after Beijing imposed a sweeping security law...
Hong Kong makes first security law arrests as thousands defy protest ban
by Jerome Taylor - July 2, 2020 - 7:53am
Police used water cannon, pepper spray and tear gas in a series of confrontations with protesters, one day after China drew global criticism for imposing the controversial legislation on the financial hub. ...
Hong Kong marks handover anniversary under shadow of new security law
by Jerome Taylor - July 1, 2020 - 8:01am
Hong Kong marks the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China on Wednesday under the glare of a new national security law imposed by Beijing, with protests banned and the city's cherished freedoms looking increasingly...
Cathay Pacific unveils $5-B bailout plan
by Jerome Taylor - June 9, 2020 - 3:42pm
The Hong Kong government is shelling out taxpayers' money to rescue its prestigious airline badly hit by the lingering pandemic.
Hong Kong to lead Tiananmen mourning despite virus vigil ban
by Jerome Taylor - June 4, 2020 - 7:20am
Hong Kong will Thursday lead global remembrance of China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown, with people lighting candles in neighbourhoods across the restless city after authorities banned a mass vigil because of the...
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