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Scientists monitoring new Delta variant with ‘horrific spike profile’
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Scientists monitoring new Delta variant with ‘horrific spike profile’

Experts show ‘concern’ over B.1.1.529 variant seen in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong
25 Nov 2021
What the first national security law verdict means for Hong Kong
Tong Ying-kit arrives in court
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What the first national security law verdict means for Hong Kong

Man aged 24 found guilty of secession and terrorism in landmark trial ruling
28 Jul 2021
Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?
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Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?

Facebook, Twitter and Google threaten to leave over proposed data legislation
6 Jul 2021
The end of free speech? Hong Kong loses its Apple
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The end of free speech? Hong Kong loses its Apple

The lively, pro-democracy Apple Daily tabloid is the latest victim of the harsh ‘national security’ law imposed on the territory by Beijing
2 Jul 2021
UK braces for influx of Hongkongers fleeing fresh China crackdown
Protestors against China’s national security law in 2019
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UK braces for influx of Hongkongers fleeing fresh China crackdown

Australia also expecting flood of arrivals from the city state after Beijing tightens election rules
12 Mar 2021
#PakistanToo, Jack Ma and printing money
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#PakistanToo, Jack Ma and printing money

How is the Me Too movement evolving as it spreads? Why is China going after its best-known businessman? And what are the consequences of quantitative …
8 Jan 2021
Hong Kong: how HSBC got wrapped up in China’s ‘security law’
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Hong Kong: how HSBC got wrapped up in China’s ‘security law’

Global bank has spent much of 2020 embroiled in fierce debate over territory’s sovereignty
30 Sep 2020

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Google Maps blurs graffiti attacking Xi Jinping in Hong Kong
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Google Maps blurs graffiti attacking Xi Jinping in Hong Kong

Tech giant blames algorithm error for obscuring pro-democracy messages on Street View
9 Sep 2020
What Covid-19 reinfection means and why you shouldn’t panic
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What Covid-19 reinfection means and why you shouldn’t panic

An immunity expert explains why catching the virus twice doesn’t mean we cannot resolve the pandemic
27 Aug 2020
Hong Kong protesters snap up shares in pro-democracy paper
Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigner Jimmy Lai
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Hong Kong protesters snap up shares in pro-democracy paper

Supports of campaigner Jimmy Lai are buying stocks in his media company
12 Aug 2020
Reaction: Britain to ditch Hong Kong extradition treaty
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Reaction: Britain to ditch Hong Kong extradition treaty

Agreement shelved amid growing calls for tougher action over persecution of Uighur Muslims
20 Jul 2020
Reaction: China warns Britain over residency for Hongkongers
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Reaction: China warns Britain over residency for Hongkongers

Chinese ambassador says UK’s offer to three million of the territory’s residents breaches international law
2 Jul 2020
Reaction: what is in China’s new security law?
Hong Kong protester arrested
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Reaction: what is in China’s new security law?

Controversial legislation appears even more stringent ‘both in scope and penalties’ than was feared
1 Jul 2020
Why is the UK offering Hong Kongers a path to citizenship?
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Why is the UK offering Hong Kongers a path to citizenship?

Boris Johnson says he is willing to make one of the ‘biggest changes in our visa system in British history’
3 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Red Wall ‘won’t forgive a no-deal Brexit’
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Instant Opinion: Red Wall ‘won’t forgive a no-deal Brexit’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 2 June
2 Jun 2020
UK offers Hong Kong residents ‘escape’ from Chinese rule
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UK offers Hong Kong residents ‘escape’ from Chinese rule

New ‘pathway to citizenship’ available to citizens with British National Overseas status
29 May 2020
What will Hong Kong be like under China's new security law?
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What will Hong Kong be like under China's new security law?

Human rights campaigners say controversial legislation threatens the territory’s autonomy
28 May 2020
‘The end of Hong Kong’: behind China’s security crackdown
Hong Kong riot police
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‘The end of Hong Kong’: behind China’s security crackdown

Donald Trump warns of strong US response if Beijing imposes controversial new laws on the territory
22 May 2020
China expels US media as stand-off escalates
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China expels US media as stand-off escalates

Beijing’s tit-for-tat move raises fears about Hong Kong’s press freedoms
18 Mar 2020
China angry as Trump signs law backing Hong Kong activists
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China angry as Trump signs law backing Hong Kong activists

Beijing accuses US president of ‘arrogance’ and ‘sinister intentions’
28 Nov 2019
Hong Kong election: pro-democracy candidates win landslide
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Hong Kong election: pro-democracy candidates win landslide

Record numbers turn out in proxy referendum on six months of protest
25 Nov 2019
Inside the Hong Kong campus at the heart of the protests
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Inside the Hong Kong campus at the heart of the protests

Fears of bloodshed as police surround university seized by student activists
20 Nov 2019
The countries hit by major protests in 2019
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The countries hit by major protests in 2019

Millions have taken to the streets across the globe this year demanding change
19 Nov 2019
Hong Kong police try to storm university building
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Hong Kong police try to storm university building

Rubber bullets and petrol bombs used during prolonged standoff
18 Nov 2019
Hong Kong braces for another weekend of violence
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Hong Kong braces for another weekend of violence

Clashes between police and protesters are reaching new levels of violence as mutual resentment embeds, and the city is grinding to a halt
15 Nov 2019
Hong Kong on the edge as violence worsens
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Hong Kong on the edge as violence worsens

Carrie Lam warns demonstrators after a man is set on fire
12 Nov 2019
Hong Kong plunges into recession
Hong Kong protests
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Hong Kong plunges into recession

Rolling protests have caused the economy to shrink 3.2% in three months
1 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: EU is ‘no defender of workers’ rights’
Employees work in an office in Moscow on December 15, 2014. The Russian ruble tumbled 9.5 percent Monday to new record lows as falling crude prices pulled the rug out from under the currency
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Instant Opinion: EU is ‘no defender of workers’ rights’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 25 October
25 Oct 2019
Would a new leader in Hong Kong change anything?
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks at a press conference in Hong Kong on October 16, 2019, after she tried twice to begin her annual policy address inside the city's legislature. -
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Would a new leader in Hong Kong change anything?

Reports that Carrie Lam may be replaced by her overlords in Beijing have prompted denials
24 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Britain ‘less polarised’ than many believe
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Instant Opinion: Britain ‘less polarised’ than many believe

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 7 October
7 Oct 2019
Hong Kong to ban protesters from wearing masks
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Hong Kong to ban protesters from wearing masks

Colonial-era emergency powers would give executive sweeping powers to restrict communication and movement
4 Oct 2019
Police shoot teenager as Hong Kong violence escalates
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Police shoot teenager as Hong Kong violence escalates

Footage of 18-year-old's shooting goes viral as city-state endures day of chaos
2 Oct 2019
What is happening in Hong Kong?
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What is happening in Hong Kong?

Pro-democracy protester shot as police open fire with live rounds during China National Day demonstrations
1 Oct 2019
Carrie Lam trapped as protesters wait outside building
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Carrie Lam trapped as protesters wait outside building

Demonstrators had surrounded location where leader held public discussion
27 Sep 2019
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