Hong Kong

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China’s ride-hailing firm Didi to switch listing from New York to Hong Kong
Stock exchange decision comes as Beijing cracks down on technology firms listing overseas

Mark Sweney

03, Dec, 2021 @9:11 AM

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Australia to face pressure to use new Magnitsky-style laws against Myanmar and Chinese officials
MPs from across the political spectrum raise human rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong crackdown as they sign off on powers

Daniel Hurst and Ben Doherty

02, Dec, 2021 @6:27 AM

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Boosters may protect against new virus variant as US checks vaccine effectiveness – as it happened
Nitzan Horowitz says ‘already room for optimism’ that vaccines will cover new variant; US Food & Drug Administration checking if tweaks needed

Jem Bartholomew (now); Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

01, Dec, 2021 @12:45 AM

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Omicron: entry bans spread as China pledges 1bn jabs for Africa
Hong Kong and Ecuador join ranks of countries imposing new restrictions, cases rise in Australia and Canada, but stock markets bounce back

Martin Farrer and Samantha Lock

30, Nov, 2021 @5:27 AM

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British MPs call for law changes to help young Hongkongers flee to UK
Figures show that 93% of those charged over protests are under 25 and many therefore not eligible to access current UK visa scheme

Helen Davidson in Taipei

28, Nov, 2021 @10:00 PM

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The Gate to China by Michael Sheridan; The World According to China by Elizabeth C Economy – review
Two authoritative books reveal Hong Kong’s role in reviving China’s economic fortunes and Beijing’s attempts to impose its will abroad

Isabel Hilton

28, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Scientists warn of new Covid variant with high number of mutations
The B.1.1.529 variant was first spotted in Botswana and six cases have been found in South Africa

Ian Sample Science editor

24, Nov, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Hong Kong activist Tony Chung jailed under national security law
Judge sentences 20-year-old to three years and seven months in prison for secession and money laundering

Helen Davidson in Taipei

23, Nov, 2021 @12:28 PM

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Coronavirus news of the day as it happened: three in hospital after Rotterdam lockdown protest; UK must not be complacent as cases surge in Europe, experts say
Police fire shots on crowds of rioters in Rotterdam; Covid surge in Europe shows how essential vaccine programme is in UK

Nadeem Badshah (now); Lucy Campbell and Jedidajah Otte (earlier)

21, Nov, 2021 @12:14 AM

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Dear Future Children review – profiles of young people who are out to change the world
This dynamic documentary from 22-year-old director Franz Böhm captures the struggle for justice by three young women in Hong Kong, Chile and Uganda

Phuong Le

19, Nov, 2021 @11:20 AM

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US reportedly plans diplomatic boycott China 2022 Winter Olympics
Biden administration may not send official delegation to Beijing 2022, in protest at human rights abuses

Julian Borger in Washington

16, Nov, 2021 @6:54 PM

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JP Morgan chief skips quarantine as he jets into Hong Kong
Jamie Dimon let off 21-day hotel quarantine because he runs a ‘very huge bank’, says Carrie Lam

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

16, Nov, 2021 @1:23 PM

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