Bonnie Au

Bonnie Au

Bonnie Au is a video producer at the South China Morning Post.

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Hong Kong after the handover: the highs and lows of 25 years under ‘one country, two systems’

Halfway through the 50 years China promised to let Hong Kong run under one country, two systems, the interpretation of that principle remains a hot topic for debate and has affected all pillars of life in the city.

Halfway through the 50 years China promised to let Hong Kong run under one country, two systems, the interpretation of that principle remains a hot topic for debate and has affected all pillars of life in the city.

29 Jun 2022 - 9:48PM
Protests across US after Supreme Court's decision to overturn abortion rights

The US Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ruling that recognised a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion on June 24, 2022. Following the ruling, protests erupted against the court’s decision. US President Joe Biden said it was a “sad day” for the country, but added that the fight is “not over”. While opinion polls have shown that a majority of Americans support abortion rights, many anti-abortion supporters were also seen celebrating after the ruling. 

The US Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ruling that recognised a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion on June 24, 2022. Following the ruling, protests erupted against the court’s decision. US President Joe Biden said it was a “sad day” for the country, but added that the fight is “not over”. While opinion polls have shown that a majority of Americans support abortion rights, many anti-abortion supporters were also seen celebrating after the ruling. 

25 Jun 2022 - 3:41PM
‘What needs to be done will be’: Hong Kong’s next leader John Lee | Talking Post with Yonden Lhatoo

From policeman to politician, Hong Kong’s incoming chief executive John Lee has his work cut out for him when he takes office on July 1, 2022. In an exclusive interview kicking off the new season of Talking Post with SCMP chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo, Lee promises a more aggressive approach to countering “fearmongering and bad-mouthing” by the city’s critics, and reveals plans for a possible easing of tough Covid-19 restrictions.

From policeman to politician, Hong Kong’s incoming chief executive John Lee has his work cut out for him when he takes office on July 1, 2022. In an exclusive interview kicking off the new season of Talking Post with SCMP chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo, Lee promises a more aggressive approach to countering “fearmongering and bad-mouthing” by the city’s critics, and reveals plans for a possible easing of tough Covid-19 restrictions.

30 Jun 2022 - 10:11AM
HKEX CEO Nicolas Aguzin on the future of Hong Kong’s capital market

In an exclusive interview with the Post, the CEO of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), Nicolas Aguzin shares his next plan to further internationalise Asia’s third-largest stock market. Speaking with Post business editor Eugene Tang and chief business reporter Enoch Yiu, Aguzin also discusses the role the HKEX has played in the evolution of the local financial market over the last 22 years and what the future holds. 

In an exclusive interview with the Post, the CEO of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), Nicolas Aguzin shares his next plan to further internationalise Asia’s third-largest stock market. Speaking with Post business editor Eugene Tang and chief business reporter Enoch Yiu, Aguzin also discusses the role the HKEX has played in the evolution of the local financial market over the last 22 years and what the future holds. 

20 Jun 2022 - 11:23AM
HKEX considers opening offices in US and Europe to court global listings

The CEO of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), Nicolas Aguzin, says the two new offices being mooted in the US and Europe would promote HKEX as a fundraising centre for international companies and a gateway for international investors to access the mainland China market. Speaking with Post business editor Eugene Tang and chief business reporter Enoch Yiu, Aguzin said the move would ensure the HKEX would be closer to firms and investors in North America and Europe, as part of a drive to become a global marketplace for financial products. 

The CEO of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), Nicolas Aguzin, says the two new offices being mooted in the US and Europe would promote HKEX as a fundraising centre for international companies and a gateway for international investors to access the mainland China market. Speaking with Post business editor Eugene Tang and chief business reporter Enoch Yiu, Aguzin said the move would ensure the HKEX would be closer to firms and investors in North America and Europe, as part of a drive to become a global marketplace for financial products. 

20 Jun 2022 - 11:22AM
Hong Kong's famous Jumbo Floating Restaurant leaves long-time home for new secret location

Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant sailed away from its long-time home in Aberdeen Harbour on June 14, 2022. Talks to save the struggling 46-year-old tourist attraction failed, leaving its parent company with no option but to move it to an undisclosed location. As tugboats arrived to tow the boat away, Aberdeen residents showed up to bid it a final farewell. 
 

Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant sailed away from its long-time home in Aberdeen Harbour on June 14, 2022. Talks to save the struggling 46-year-old tourist attraction failed, leaving its parent company with no option but to move it to an undisclosed location. As tugboats arrived to tow the boat away, Aberdeen residents showed up to bid it a final farewell. 
 

14 Jun 2022 - 6:29PM
A Hong Kong transgender man's journey to becoming his true self

Zephyrus grew up feeling something wasn't quite right. During his medical degree studies, he decided to open up to his university counsellor about his gender dysphoria. That made him feel more at ease afterwards as he talked to his peers and family. Fast forward to January 2022, when he decided to fly to Thailand for a sex reassignment surgery. This life-changing decision has led to a new self, as he unlocks and pursues some of the long-held wishes on his bucket list. 

Zephyrus grew up feeling something wasn't quite right. During his medical degree studies, he decided to open up to his university counsellor about his gender dysphoria. That made him feel more at ease afterwards as he talked to his peers and family. Fast forward to January 2022, when he decided to fly to Thailand for a sex reassignment surgery. This life-changing decision has led to a new self, as he unlocks and pursues some of the long-held wishes on his bucket list. 

11 Jun 2022 - 10:00AM
June 4th Tiananmen Square crackdown anniversary quiet again in Hong Kong

Hong Kong was once the only place on Chinese soil where large-scale commemorations were held to mourn those killed in the June 4, 1989, crackdown on protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Since 1990, football pitches in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park were used as a venue for tens of thousands of people to gather for annual candlelight vigils. Such activities were effectively banned in 2020 by authorities enforcing rules to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and in 2022 the park was sealed off by police. 

Hong Kong was once the only place on Chinese soil where large-scale commemorations were held to mourn those killed in the June 4, 1989, crackdown on protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Since 1990, football pitches in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park were used as a venue for tens of thousands of people to gather for annual candlelight vigils. Such activities were effectively banned in 2020 by authorities enforcing rules to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and in 2022 the park was sealed off by police. 

5 Jun 2022 - 12:45AM
Hong Kong to lift more social-distancing rules ahead of Mother’s Day

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced the further relaxation of social distancing rules on May 3, 2022, citing an improved Covid-19 situation in the city. Starting from May 5, residents will be allowed to take off their masks at outdoor sports venues, and water sports facilities will reopen. The number of diners allowed per table in restaurants will be raised to eight, from the current four. Lam also said the originally planned second stage of relaxation is on track for May 19. By then, all closed venues will be allowed to resume operations. 

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced the further relaxation of social distancing rules on May 3, 2022, citing an improved Covid-19 situation in the city. Starting from May 5, residents will be allowed to take off their masks at outdoor sports venues, and water sports facilities will reopen. The number of diners allowed per table in restaurants will be raised to eight, from the current four. Lam also said the originally planned second stage of relaxation is on track for May 19. By then, all closed venues will be allowed to resume operations. 

4 May 2022 - 12:17AM
Farmers forced to leave their land to make way for Hong Kong government’s redevelopment plan

The Hong Kong government is forging ahead with a plan to improve Tsui Keng, an agricultural district north of the city’s urban areas. The project involves work to improve drainage, irrigation and access, but it has been met with opposition from farmers who say it might do more harm than good. Farmers who have worked the land for years say they worry about pollution from construction work, and have accused the government of clearing their fields without enough notice. But the government says it will be providing training in new farming techniques and other support that will help farmers increase their yields. 

The Hong Kong government is forging ahead with a plan to improve Tsui Keng, an agricultural district north of the city’s urban areas. The project involves work to improve drainage, irrigation and access, but it has been met with opposition from farmers who say it might do more harm than good. Farmers who have worked the land for years say they worry about pollution from construction work, and have accused the government of clearing their fields without enough notice. But the government says it will be providing training in new farming techniques and other support that will help farmers increase their yields.