Chieu Luu

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Chieu Luu

Executive Producer, Videos

Chieu Luu is the Executive Producer of videos at the Post, where he manages the daily operations of the video team and produces stories from Hong Kong, China and across Asia. He previously worked for CNN in Hong Kong, CGTN in Beijing and Al Jazeera English in Washington DC and Kuala Lumpur. Chieu began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto. He is a graduate of Ryerson University's School of Journalism.

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Two sessions: China’s parliament plans an overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system

Changes to Hong Kong's political system will be comprehensive. They cover the membership of the committee that selects Hong Kong's top leader; how lawmakers are elected to the city's legislature and tighter vetting of potential candidates.

Changes to Hong Kong's political system will be comprehensive. They cover the membership of the committee that selects Hong Kong's top leader; how lawmakers are elected to the city's legislature and tighter vetting of potential candidates.

Two sessions: China’s parliament plans an overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system
7 Mar 2021 - 12:26PM
SCMP Explains: How does the Chinese Communist Party operate?

The Communist Party of China has been the dominant political entity running the nation since 1949. During that time, the body also known as the Chinese Communist Party has led the country from a poor, insular existence to a role as a global economic powerhouse. But along the way, the party has kept a tight grip on power and quashed any form of dissent. The Post explains how the Communist Party works and how it runs China.
 

The Communist Party of China has been the dominant political entity running the nation since 1949. During that time, the body also known as the Chinese Communist Party has led the country from a poor, insular existence to a role as a global economic powerhouse. But along the way, the party has kept a tight grip on power and quashed any form of dissent. The Post explains how the Communist Party works and how it runs China.
 

SCMP Explains: How does the Chinese Communist Party operate?
7 Mar 2021 - 10:12AM
SCMP Explains: China’s five-year plans that map out the government priorities for development

China’s ruling Communist Party lays out its road map for developing the country economically and socially through a series of five-year plans. The policies touch every aspect of Chinese life, but even these comprehensive blueprints are often affected by unforeseen factors.
 

China’s ruling Communist Party lays out its road map for developing the country economically and socially through a series of five-year plans. The policies touch every aspect of Chinese life, but even these comprehensive blueprints are often affected by unforeseen factors.
 

SCMP Explains: China’s five-year plans that map out the government priorities for development
1 Mar 2021 - 5:53PM
What Hong Kong’s 2021-22 budget means for residents of the city

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan unveiled the city’s 2021-22 financial year budget on February 24, 2021. The budget largely focused on reviving the Hong Kong economy which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Here’s how the plan is expected to directly affect the wallets of city residents. 
 
 

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan unveiled the city’s 2021-22 financial year budget on February 24, 2021. The budget largely focused on reviving the Hong Kong economy which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Here’s how the plan is expected to directly affect the wallets of city residents. 
 
 

What Hong Kong’s 2021-22 budget means for residents of the city
24 Feb 2021 - 6:38PM
SCMP Explains: The ‘two sessions’ – China’s most important political meetings of the year

China normally holds its most important annual political meetings in March, when the top political advisory body and national legislature gather. But in 2020, the meetings were postponed to May 22, 2020, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although the “two sessions” take place only days apart on the political calendar, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC) are two very distinct gatherings.
Here’s a closer look at how the two sessions, known as lianghui in Chinese, shape the nation’s policies.
 

China normally holds its most important annual political meetings in March, when the top political advisory body and national legislature gather. But in 2020, the meetings were postponed to May 22, 2020, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although the “two sessions” take place only days apart on the political calendar, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC) are two very distinct gatherings.
Here’s a closer look at how the two sessions, known as lianghui in Chinese, shape the nation’s policies.
 

SCMP Explains: The ‘two sessions’ – China’s most important political meetings of the year
2 Feb 2021 - 11:34AM
Joe Biden becomes 46th US president in scaled-down, socially-distanced inauguration

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20, 2021 in a dramatically scaled down, socially-distanced inauguration ceremony. Kamala Harris also became the first black American, first woman and first person of Indian descent to reach the office of US vice-president. The event was attended by several former presidents and vice-presidents, but Biden's predecessor Donald Trump and his wife Melania were noticeably absent. Trump chose not to attend the inauguration, after claiming without evidence that the election was stolen. After taking his oath of office, Biden addressed the nation to pledge to heal America's deep political divisions, beat Covid-19, fix the economy and repair the international reputation of the US.

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20, 2021 in a dramatically scaled down, socially-distanced inauguration ceremony. Kamala Harris also became the first black American, first woman and first person of Indian descent to reach the office of US vice-president. The event was attended by several former presidents and vice-presidents, but Biden's predecessor Donald Trump and his wife Melania were noticeably absent. Trump chose not to attend the inauguration, after claiming without evidence that the election was stolen. After taking his oath of office, Biden addressed the nation to pledge to heal America's deep political divisions, beat Covid-19, fix the economy and repair the international reputation of the US.

Joe Biden becomes 46th US president in scaled-down, socially-distanced inauguration
21 Jan 2021 - 7:10AM
SCMP Explains: Hong Kong’s Tracker Fund

US sanctions barring American investors from owning or trading in stocks allegedly owned or controlled by the Chinese military could deal a serious financial shock to millions of retail investors and pensioners in Hong Kong. The Tracker Fund, the biggest and most popular exchange-traded index fund in the city, has a dramatic U-turn within three days on its investment in several major Chinese-owned firms to its portfolio, because it is managed by a US-based company that must abide by the sanctions. 
 

US sanctions barring American investors from owning or trading in stocks allegedly owned or controlled by the Chinese military could deal a serious financial shock to millions of retail investors and pensioners in Hong Kong. The Tracker Fund, the biggest and most popular exchange-traded index fund in the city, has a dramatic U-turn within three days on its investment in several major Chinese-owned firms to its portfolio, because it is managed by a US-based company that must abide by the sanctions. 
 

SCMP Explains: Hong Kong’s Tracker Fund
15 Jan 2021 - 10:05PM
US Congress certifies results of presidential election after Trump supporters storm the Capitol

Both houses of the US Congress have certified the results of the 2020 presidential election. The process which is normally only a formality, started on January 6, 2021, but was only concluded in the early hours of the following day. It was disrupted when lawmakers were forced to evacuate the US Capitol after it was stormed by thousands of radical supporters of sitting President Donald Trump. Trump called in the National Guard to quell the violence and secure the Capitol, but he continued to make unsubstantiated claims that the election was riddled with fraud and that it was stolen from him. Trump supporters also rallied in other parts of the US, while Trump critics staged their own protests. The sessions of the US House of Representatives and the Senate resumed after the Capitol was cleared, and hours later lawmakers confirmed Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20.

Both houses of the US Congress have certified the results of the 2020 presidential election. The process which is normally only a formality, started on January 6, 2021, but was only concluded in the early hours of the following day. It was disrupted when lawmakers were forced to evacuate the US Capitol after it was stormed by thousands of radical supporters of sitting President Donald Trump. Trump called in the National Guard to quell the violence and secure the Capitol, but he continued to make unsubstantiated claims that the election was riddled with fraud and that it was stolen from him. Trump supporters also rallied in other parts of the US, while Trump critics staged their own protests. The sessions of the US House of Representatives and the Senate resumed after the Capitol was cleared, and hours later lawmakers confirmed Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20.

US Congress certifies results of presidential election after Trump supporters storm the Capitol
7 Jan 2021 - 8:55PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong extends hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals to 21 days

All overseas arrivals into Hong Kong will have to quarantine in designated hotels for 21 days, starting from December 25, 2020 – up from the current 14 days – as city authorities further tightened control measures in their bid to contain the fourth wave of coronavirus infections.

All overseas arrivals into Hong Kong will have to quarantine in designated hotels for 21 days, starting from December 25, 2020 – up from the current 14 days – as city authorities further tightened control measures in their bid to contain the fourth wave of coronavirus infections.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong extends hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals to 21 days
25 Dec 2020 - 4:11PM
Seeking the invisible: hunt for origins of deadly Covid-19 coronavirus will take scientists to Wuhan

The World Health Organization’s much-anticipated mission to uncover the origins of the virus behind Covid-19 is going ahead, with a research plan and 10 international experts selected for the team. In January 2021, the visiting delegation will join Chinese scientists working on the ground in Wuhan, the original epicentre of the outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Officials from the UN’s international public health agency say that finding the origins of the pathogen may help prevent future outbreaks, but the scientists' path to answers will not be an easy one.
 

The World Health Organization’s much-anticipated mission to uncover the origins of the virus behind Covid-19 is going ahead, with a research plan and 10 international experts selected for the team. In January 2021, the visiting delegation will join Chinese scientists working on the ground in Wuhan, the original epicentre of the outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Officials from the UN’s international public health agency say that finding the origins of the pathogen may help prevent future outbreaks, but the scientists' path to answers will not be an easy one.
 

Seeking the invisible: hunt for origins of deadly Covid-19 coronavirus will take scientists to Wuhan
22 Dec 2020 - 4:18PM
The places that successfully contained Covid-19 and why others are not following their lead

Health authorities are warning of surges in Covid-19 infections as the winter holiday season approaches in the northern hemisphere and case numbers in many areas reach record daily highs. Some countries and regions have managed to successfully contain the spread of the coronavirus that causes the disease. Here is a look at containment measures that have worked and why more governments are not modelling the success stories.
 

Health authorities are warning of surges in Covid-19 infections as the winter holiday season approaches in the northern hemisphere and case numbers in many areas reach record daily highs. Some countries and regions have managed to successfully contain the spread of the coronavirus that causes the disease. Here is a look at containment measures that have worked and why more governments are not modelling the success stories.
 

The places that successfully contained Covid-19 and why others are not following their lead
10 Dec 2020 - 10:33PM
China’s Rebel City: The Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong's biggest political crisis since its return to mainland China, starts with an ill-conceived plan by the government for an extradition law to allow the transfer of suspects for trial to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China. It sparks a massive public backlash, drawing millions of protesters onto the streets. By the time the government agrees to drop the extradition bill, events on the streets have overtaken them and Hong Kong spirals out of control. The police, using tear gas and firing rubber bullets to disperse the crowds, find themselves overwhelmed by public resentment and hatred. 

Hong Kong's biggest political crisis since its return to mainland China, starts with an ill-conceived plan by the government for an extradition law to allow the transfer of suspects for trial to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China. It sparks a massive public backlash, drawing millions of protesters onto the streets. By the time the government agrees to drop the extradition bill, events on the streets have overtaken them and Hong Kong spirals out of control. The police, using tear gas and firing rubber bullets to disperse the crowds, find themselves overwhelmed by public resentment and hatred. 

China’s Rebel City: The Hong Kong Protests
18 Dec 2020 - 5:50PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she gets around sanctions by collecting her salary in cash

Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam said she has been getting around sanctions that limit her ability to do banking by collecting her salary in cash. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Lam told Chief News Editor Yonden Lhatoo that she only withdraws part of her salary and keeps it in a drawer at her residence in Government House. Lam and other Chinese and Hong Kong officials are the targets of US sanctions as a result of the national security law that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong in late June. The sanctions block the US-based assets of the individuals and US banks and businesses are generally prohibited from dealing with those officials.

Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam said she has been getting around sanctions that limit her ability to do banking by collecting her salary in cash. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Lam told Chief News Editor Yonden Lhatoo that she only withdraws part of her salary and keeps it in a drawer at her residence in Government House. Lam and other Chinese and Hong Kong officials are the targets of US sanctions as a result of the national security law that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong in late June. The sanctions block the US-based assets of the individuals and US banks and businesses are generally prohibited from dealing with those officials.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she gets around sanctions by collecting her salary in cash
11 Dec 2020 - 9:54AM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam explains why her job is one of the toughest in the world

Speaking to the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam would not say whether or not she would be seeking a second term in 2022. But she explained why hers is one of the toughest jobs in the world, and described the kind of person who would take it on.

Speaking to the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam would not say whether or not she would be seeking a second term in 2022. But she explained why hers is one of the toughest jobs in the world, and described the kind of person who would take it on.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam explains why her job is one of the toughest in the world
1 Dec 2020 - 6:32AM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam still believes she did right thing in trying to pass extradition bill

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she still stands by trying to pass the controversial extradition bill that sparked months of social unrest in 2019 and polarised Hong Kong society, because she still believes the bill is necessary. Speaking to the South China Morning Post, Lam said if she had to do it over again, she would take a different approach, taking more time to “explain and engage” the public about the bill. Lam admitted the government has more work to do to improve communication with Hong Kong residents. She also sought to reassure residents that their rights and freedoms would be safeguarded, even with the implementation of the National Security Law that the central government in Beijing imposed on the city in late June. 

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she still stands by trying to pass the controversial extradition bill that sparked months of social unrest in 2019 and polarised Hong Kong society, because she still believes the bill is necessary. Speaking to the South China Morning Post, Lam said if she had to do it over again, she would take a different approach, taking more time to “explain and engage” the public about the bill. Lam admitted the government has more work to do to improve communication with Hong Kong residents. She also sought to reassure residents that their rights and freedoms would be safeguarded, even with the implementation of the National Security Law that the central government in Beijing imposed on the city in late June. 

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam still believes she did right thing in trying to pass extradition bill
8 Dec 2020 - 6:41PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to get tough on Covid-19 prevention measures cases surpass 100

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government is considering getting tougher on enforcing social distancing measures as Covid-19 cases in the city surpassed 100 for the first time since August 1. Speaking to the South China Morning Post, Lam admitted it was difficult to get the public’s cooperation due to distrust resulting from the social unrest in 2019. 
(Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang)

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government is considering getting tougher on enforcing social distancing measures as Covid-19 cases in the city surpassed 100 for the first time since August 1. Speaking to the South China Morning Post, Lam admitted it was difficult to get the public’s cooperation due to distrust resulting from the social unrest in 2019. 
(Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang)

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to get tough on Covid-19 prevention measures cases surpass 100
30 Nov 2020 - 1:51PM
Hong Kong protests – China’s Rebel City: Part 4 – Protests Muzzled

The coronavirus pandemic brings a halt to most anti-government protests, and Beijing is determined not to allow a repeat of the past year’s chaos. It imposes a far-reaching national security law on Hong Kong, banning acts of subversion, secession, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces. The new legal regime is instantly effective, almost entirely wiping out the protests. But society remains fractured, the old resentments run deep, and the future is uncertain.

The coronavirus pandemic brings a halt to most anti-government protests, and Beijing is determined not to allow a repeat of the past year’s chaos. It imposes a far-reaching national security law on Hong Kong, banning acts of subversion, secession, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces. The new legal regime is instantly effective, almost entirely wiping out the protests. But society remains fractured, the old resentments run deep, and the future is uncertain.

Hong Kong protests – China’s Rebel City: Part 4 – Protests Muzzled
29 Nov 2020 - 12:27PM
Hong Kong protests – China’s Rebel City: Part 3 – Hong Kong on Fire

A teenage boy is shot by police on China's National Day, as clashes intensify between hardcore Hong Kong protesters and police. The government gives in to a key protest demand and withdraws its extradition bill, but the protesters now have a list of other demands that Hong Kong's leader finds impossible to meet. University campuses become war zones, as student protesters and radicals occupy them. Police surround protesters holed up at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in a siege that lasts nearly two weeks before the last holdouts abandon the campus.

A teenage boy is shot by police on China's National Day, as clashes intensify between hardcore Hong Kong protesters and police. The government gives in to a key protest demand and withdraws its extradition bill, but the protesters now have a list of other demands that Hong Kong's leader finds impossible to meet. University campuses become war zones, as student protesters and radicals occupy them. Police surround protesters holed up at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in a siege that lasts nearly two weeks before the last holdouts abandon the campus.

Hong Kong protests – China’s Rebel City: Part 3 – Hong Kong on Fire
27 Nov 2020 - 5:03PM
Hong Kong protests – China’s Rebel City: Part 2 – Battle Lines Drawn

In the second part of the South China Morning Post documentary on Hong Kong’s anti-government protests, the gulf between the two opposing sides widens. With neither the government nor protesters willing to compromise, Hong Kong's worst political crisis since its return from British to Chinese rule in 1997 spirals out of control. Angry demonstrators surround, storm and vandalise the city’s legislature, the seat of elected authority. The police, using tear gas and firing rubber bullets to disperse the crowds, find themselves overwhelmed by public resentment and hatred. And it keeps getting worse.

In the second part of the South China Morning Post documentary on Hong Kong’s anti-government protests, the gulf between the two opposing sides widens. With neither the government nor protesters willing to compromise, Hong Kong's worst political crisis since its return from British to Chinese rule in 1997 spirals out of control. Angry demonstrators surround, storm and vandalise the city’s legislature, the seat of elected authority. The police, using tear gas and firing rubber bullets to disperse the crowds, find themselves overwhelmed by public resentment and hatred. And it keeps getting worse.

Hong Kong protests – China’s Rebel City: Part 2 – Battle Lines Drawn
27 Nov 2020 - 5:04PM
Hong Kong protests – China’s Rebel City: Part 1 – Marching into the Unknown

In the first part of the South China Morning Post documentary on Hong Kong’s anti-government protests, we explore the origins of the city's biggest political crisis and social upheaval since its return from British to Chinese rule in 1997. It all begins in March 2019 with a plan by the Hong Kong government for an extradition law to allow the transfer of suspects for trial to Taiwan, Macau and, more controversially, the Chinese mainland. It sparks a massive public backlash, drawing millions of protesters onto the streets and piling pressure on Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, who refuses to back down. Thousands seeking to stop the passage of the law block roads leading to the legislature. It marks the beginning of violent clashes with police and a descent into unprecedented chaos.

In the first part of the South China Morning Post documentary on Hong Kong’s anti-government protests, we explore the origins of the city's biggest political crisis and social upheaval since its return from British to Chinese rule in 1997. It all begins in March 2019 with a plan by the Hong Kong government for an extradition law to allow the transfer of suspects for trial to Taiwan, Macau and, more controversially, the Chinese mainland. It sparks a massive public backlash, drawing millions of protesters onto the streets and piling pressure on Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, who refuses to back down. Thousands seeking to stop the passage of the law block roads leading to the legislature. It marks the beginning of violent clashes with police and a descent into unprecedented chaos.

Hong Kong protests – China’s Rebel City: Part 1 – Marching into the Unknown
27 Nov 2020 - 5:06PM
Hong Kong opposition lawmakers to resign en masse over Legislative Council disqualifications

Hong Kong's opposition politicians announced they will resign en masse after four lawmakers from their camp were unseated on November 11, 2020, minutes after China's National People's Congress Standing Committee passed a resolution giving local authorities the power to remove politicians without having to go through the city's courts. The lawmakers included Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Kwok Ka-ki and Dennis Kwok from the Civic Party and Kenneth Leung of the Professionals Guild. They were previously barred from running in the Legislative Council elections, which were later postponed until September 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 15 remaining opposition politicians said they would hand in letters of resignation on November 12.
 

Hong Kong's opposition politicians announced they will resign en masse after four lawmakers from their camp were unseated on November 11, 2020, minutes after China's National People's Congress Standing Committee passed a resolution giving local authorities the power to remove politicians without having to go through the city's courts. The lawmakers included Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Kwok Ka-ki and Dennis Kwok from the Civic Party and Kenneth Leung of the Professionals Guild. They were previously barred from running in the Legislative Council elections, which were later postponed until September 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 15 remaining opposition politicians said they would hand in letters of resignation on November 12.
 

Hong Kong opposition lawmakers to resign en masse over Legislative Council disqualifications
11 Nov 2020 - 10:01PM
Massive police presence blunts Hong Kong protests on China’s National Day

At least 74 people were arrested for taking part in an unauthorised assembly on National Day in Hong Kong on October 1, 2020, as riot police patrolled the city, and stopped and searched passers-by. Hong Kong had been bracing for potential chaos during events marking the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. But after authorities deployed some 6,000 officers, there were more police than protesters on the streets. This year's National Day was the first in Hong Kong since Beijing imposed a national security law on the city, which activists say severely limits freedom of expression.
 

At least 74 people were arrested for taking part in an unauthorised assembly on National Day in Hong Kong on October 1, 2020, as riot police patrolled the city, and stopped and searched passers-by. Hong Kong had been bracing for potential chaos during events marking the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. But after authorities deployed some 6,000 officers, there were more police than protesters on the streets. This year's National Day was the first in Hong Kong since Beijing imposed a national security law on the city, which activists say severely limits freedom of expression.
 

Massive police presence blunts Hong Kong protests on China’s National Day
2 Oct 2020 - 12:57AM
Worldwide Covid-19 death toll surpasses 1 million

The worldwide death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic surpassed one million on September 29, 2020. Countries that had previously seen a consistent drop in case numbers have started to report record highs, prompting governments to reintroduce social-distancing measures. The United States has the world’s largest number of infections, followed by India, which is trying to restart its battered economy despite a daily rise in its case numbers.
 

The worldwide death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic surpassed one million on September 29, 2020. Countries that had previously seen a consistent drop in case numbers have started to report record highs, prompting governments to reintroduce social-distancing measures. The United States has the world’s largest number of infections, followed by India, which is trying to restart its battered economy despite a daily rise in its case numbers.
 

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll surpasses 1 million
29 Sep 2020 - 10:43AM
Hong Kong further relaxes Covid-19 restrictions but officials warn of resurgence

Swimming pools, bars, nightclubs, karaoke lounges and theme parks reopened on September 18, after nine weeks of closure as Hong Kong fought its third wave of Covid-19 infections. With cases decreasing significantly from July, businesses ordered to close can resume operations under certain conditions. But a top infectious disease expert warns that people should not let their guard down.
 

Swimming pools, bars, nightclubs, karaoke lounges and theme parks reopened on September 18, after nine weeks of closure as Hong Kong fought its third wave of Covid-19 infections. With cases decreasing significantly from July, businesses ordered to close can resume operations under certain conditions. But a top infectious disease expert warns that people should not let their guard down.
 

Hong Kong further relaxes Covid-19 restrictions but officials warn of resurgence
14 Oct 2020 - 7:00AM
Countries that haven't reported a single case of Covid-19 are still hit hard by the pandemic

Much of the world has been hit by Covid-19 and many countries are still struggling for months to get their individual outbreaks under control. Even for the handful of nations that have yet to report a single coronavirus infection to the World Health Organisation, the effects of the global pandemic are devastating.

Much of the world has been hit by Covid-19 and many countries are still struggling for months to get their individual outbreaks under control. Even for the handful of nations that have yet to report a single coronavirus infection to the World Health Organisation, the effects of the global pandemic are devastating.

Countries that haven't reported a single case of Covid-19 are still hit hard by the pandemic
11 Sep 2020 - 10:51PM
Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai cleared of threatening reporter from rival Hong Kong newspaper

A Hong Kong court on September 3, 2020, acquitted media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying of criminal intimidation. Prosecutors had alleged Lai, founder of the Apple Daily newspaper, intimidated a reporter from rival publication Oriental Daily. The reporter claimed the incident happened in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on June 4, 2017, during an  annual candlelight vigil to remember Beijing’s crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. But Lai’s legal troubles are not yet over, since he faces other charges including suspicion of breaching the new national security law Chinese mainland authorities have imposed on the city.

A Hong Kong court on September 3, 2020, acquitted media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying of criminal intimidation. Prosecutors had alleged Lai, founder of the Apple Daily newspaper, intimidated a reporter from rival publication Oriental Daily. The reporter claimed the incident happened in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on June 4, 2017, during an  annual candlelight vigil to remember Beijing’s crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. But Lai’s legal troubles are not yet over, since he faces other charges including suspicion of breaching the new national security law Chinese mainland authorities have imposed on the city.

Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai cleared of threatening reporter from rival Hong Kong newspaper
3 Sep 2020 - 8:21PM
Six months after WHO declared Covid-19 a public health emergency, what more do we know now?

The World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020, when the illness was a pneumonia of unknown origin that was spreading in China. About six months later, more than 17 million people have been infected with the disease in at least 213 countries and regions and over 650,000 have died. While scientists now know a great deal more about Covid-19, plenty of unanswered questions remain. 
 

The World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020, when the illness was a pneumonia of unknown origin that was spreading in China. About six months later, more than 17 million people have been infected with the disease in at least 213 countries and regions and over 650,000 have died. While scientists now know a great deal more about Covid-19, plenty of unanswered questions remain. 
 

Six months after WHO declared Covid-19 a public health emergency, what more do we know now?
30 Jul 2020 - 10:40PM
What started Hong Kong's third Covid-19 wave?

For months, Hong Kong was seen as an example of how a community could successfully contain Covid-19. The city was quick to isolate and trace infections and implemented measures to keep the public safe, moves which kept the number of cases relatively low. But after three weeks of zero local infections, Covid-19 cases in the city started to soar and Hong Kong entered its "third wave." So what happened to change things so suddenly?

For months, Hong Kong was seen as an example of how a community could successfully contain Covid-19. The city was quick to isolate and trace infections and implemented measures to keep the public safe, moves which kept the number of cases relatively low. But after three weeks of zero local infections, Covid-19 cases in the city started to soar and Hong Kong entered its "third wave." So what happened to change things so suddenly?

What started Hong Kong's third Covid-19 wave?
31 Jul 2020 - 9:22AM
What you should know about China's new national security law for Hong Kong

China has imposed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong that prohibits acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with a foreign power in the city. Details of the law were revealed as it went into effect late on June 30, 2020. The legislation has sparked widespread concern about its implications, despite assurances from officials who say it only targets a small minority in the city. The Post looks at how various parties could be affected under the law.
 

China has imposed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong that prohibits acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with a foreign power in the city. Details of the law were revealed as it went into effect late on June 30, 2020. The legislation has sparked widespread concern about its implications, despite assurances from officials who say it only targets a small minority in the city. The Post looks at how various parties could be affected under the law.
 

What you should know about China's new national security law for Hong Kong
5 Jul 2020 - 7:27AM
Hundreds arrested, thousands protest in Hong Kong during first day under new national security law

Thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong on July 1, 2020, expressing anger over Beijing's national security law for the city, as it marked 23 years since its handover from British to Chinese rule. Police had banned the annual protest march organised by pro-democracy activists, citing concerns over Covid-19 and violence in previous demonstrations. Despite the ban, thousands protested and engaged in a game of cat and mouse with police in Hong Kong's busy Wan Chai district. 
 

Thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong on July 1, 2020, expressing anger over Beijing's national security law for the city, as it marked 23 years since its handover from British to Chinese rule. Police had banned the annual protest march organised by pro-democracy activists, citing concerns over Covid-19 and violence in previous demonstrations. Despite the ban, thousands protested and engaged in a game of cat and mouse with police in Hong Kong's busy Wan Chai district. 
 

Hundreds arrested, thousands protest in Hong Kong during first day under new national security law
1 Jul 2020 - 11:36PM