When it comes to desirable post-pandemic travel destinations, Hong Kong would be an obvious choice thanks to its capable handling of Covid-19 outbreaks, which has so far limited infections to just 1,300 cases in the city of 7.5 million. Go to Source Continue reading What will the national security law mean for travelers — and Hong Kong’s tourism recovery?
Russian authorities have warned people near the country’s border with Mongolia not to hunt or eat marmots after an outbreak of bubonic plague. Go to Source Continue reading Bubonic plague outbreak prompts crack down on marmot hunting
Nathan Law, a former lawmaker and prominent pro-democracy activist, has fled Hong Kong, he announced Thursday on Facebook. The news comes days after China’s central government imposed a controversial national security law in the territory. Go to Source Continue reading Pro-democracy leader leaves Hong Kong
If Beijing thought a new national security law would guarantee a quiet birthday for Hong Kong, it was mistaken. Go to Source Continue reading Defiance and fear as Hong Kong settles into new normal after China-backed law takes hold
Forty days after the Chinese government said it would pass a national security law for Hong Kong, that legislation is now in force, with potentially massive ramifications for the city’s political freedoms. Go to Source Continue reading Hong Kong’s national security law is finally here, and it could change the city forever
On a blue-sky day in May, as the coronavirus raged across the world, the Chinese flag was raised on a remote nation with a total population of 116,000, thousands of miles from Beijing. Go to Source Continue reading Will a Pacific Island travel bubble give Australia an edge in its rivalry with China?
On a crisp winter day two years ago, Kim Yo Jong took her first step to becoming the powerful politician her father thought she would be. Go to Source Continue reading Chaos in the Koreas sees Kim Jong Un’s sister emerge stronger than ever
North Korea has blown up a joint liaison office used for talks between itself and South Korea, authorities in Seoul confirmed Tuesday, the latest sign that the relationship between the two longtime adversaries is rapidly deteriorating. Go to Source Continue reading North Korea blows up office used for talks with South
Dozens of scantily dressed Filipina croupiers stand in booths shuffling cards in front of a webcam, their faces softly illuminated by professional lighting. Go to Source Continue reading Philippines casinos catering to illicit Chinese gamblers are causing kidnappings and chaos in Manila