Dayu Zhang

Dayu Zhang a video producer for the South China Morning Post.
Dayu Zhang
Dayu Zhang a video producer for the South China Morning Post.

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Chaos on campuses and Central district in Hong Kong on third consecutive day of serious violence

Radical protesters in Hong Kong targeted university campuses and the Central business district on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. 

13 Nov 2019 - 3:55AM

Radical protesters in Hong Kong targeted university campuses and the Central business district on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. 

Chaos on campuses and Central district in Hong Kong on third consecutive day of serious violence
Memorials in Hong Kong for death of student, Chow Tsz-lok

 A day after the death of Chow Tsz-lok thousands gathered in Tamar Park in Hong Kong to mourn his passing. The 22-year-old computer science student had reportedly fallen from a car park near a police clearance operation. He sustained serious head injuries which ultimately proved fatal. Mourners assembled in the car park, where the incident took place, left flowers, wrote messages of condolence and made paper cranes.

10 Nov 2019 - 1:20AM

 A day after the death of Chow Tsz-lok thousands gathered in Tamar Park in Hong Kong to mourn his passing. The 22-year-old computer science student had reportedly fallen from a car park near a police clearance operation. He sustained serious head injuries which ultimately proved fatal. Mourners assembled in the car park, where the incident took place, left flowers, wrote messages of condolence and made paper cranes.

Memorials in Hong Kong for death of student, Chow Tsz-lok
Larry Summers: China's economic weakness could drive ‘problematic’ nationalism

Weakness of the Chinese economy could generate “a certain truculence in its international relations”  by driving nationalism in the country and “scapegoating of foreigners”, according to economist Larry Summers. The former World Bank chief economist and senior US Treasury Department official, also said de-escalation of trade tensions between the United States and China is not yet an indication for a substantial deal despite the progress.

9 Nov 2019 - 12:00AM

Weakness of the Chinese economy could generate “a certain truculence in its international relations”  by driving nationalism in the country and “scapegoating of foreigners”, according to economist Larry Summers. The former World Bank chief economist and senior US Treasury Department official, also said de-escalation of trade tensions between the United States and China is not yet an indication for a substantial deal despite the progress.

Larry Summers: China's economic weakness could drive ‘problematic’ nationalism
Hong Kong student who suffered brain injury in car park fall dies

Hundreds of people gathered on the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on November 8, 2019, to pay tribute to Chow Tsz-lok.

8 Nov 2019 - 6:51PM

Hundreds of people gathered on the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on November 8, 2019, to pay tribute to Chow Tsz-lok.

Hong Kong student who suffered brain injury in car park fall dies
Economist Larry Summers says phase-one deal unlikely to resolve issues behind US-China trade war

A de-escalation of trade tensions between the United States and China is progress, but not an indication that a substantial deal is coming any time soon, according to economist Larry Summers. 

7 Nov 2019 - 2:41PM

A de-escalation of trade tensions between the United States and China is progress, but not an indication that a substantial deal is coming any time soon, according to economist Larry Summers. 

Economist Larry Summers says phase-one deal unlikely to resolve issues behind US-China trade war
Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho injured in knife attack

Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu has been injured in a knife attack in Tuen Mun where he was campaigning for upcoming district council elections. 

6 Nov 2019 - 3:10PM

Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu has been injured in a knife attack in Tuen Mun where he was campaigning for upcoming district council elections. 

Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho injured in knife attack
Peaceful protest rallies in Hong Kong

After the violence of recent months, the scheduled protests in Hong Kong on Saturday October 26 were a peaceful affair.  Starting with a Catholic gathering in the afternoon and ending with a rally for medical professionals, thousands of people came out to protest the government’s handling of the worst political crisis Hong Kong has faced in decades.

27 Oct 2019 - 12:12AM

After the violence of recent months, the scheduled protests in Hong Kong on Saturday October 26 were a peaceful affair.  Starting with a Catholic gathering in the afternoon and ending with a rally for medical professionals, thousands of people came out to protest the government’s handling of the worst political crisis Hong Kong has faced in decades.

Peaceful protest rallies in Hong Kong
What sparked a flare-up of protests around the world?

In Hong Kong, it was an extradition bill; in Chile, metro ticket prices rose 4 US cents; while in Lebanon it was a tax on WhatsApp calls. 

26 Oct 2019 - 1:04PM

In Hong Kong, it was an extradition bill; in Chile, metro ticket prices rose 4 US cents; while in Lebanon it was a tax on WhatsApp calls. 

What sparked a flare-up of protests around the world?
Murder suspect who triggered Hong Kong’s protest crisis issues apology as he leaves prison

* This video was updated to include reaction from Taiwan’s president and to clarify the duration of the suspect’s time in custody.

24 Oct 2019 - 10:49AM

* This video was updated to include reaction from Taiwan’s president and to clarify the duration of the suspect’s time in custody.

 Murder suspect who triggered Hong Kong’s protest crisis issues apology as he leaves prison
Rally in Hong Kong calls for international support, teenager stabbed in Tai Po

As the city entered its 20th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests, triggered by the now-abandoned extradition bill, 

20 Oct 2019 - 12:17AM

As the city entered its 20th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests, triggered by the now-abandoned extradition bill, 

Rally in Hong Kong calls for international support, teenager stabbed in Tai Po
Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers ejected during chaotic Legco session

Hong Kong's Legislative Council meeting was adjourned on Thursday, October 17, 2019, after opposition lawmakers repeatedly heckled the city's embattled leader, Carrie Lam.

17 Oct 2019 - 11:08PM

Hong Kong's Legislative Council meeting was adjourned on Thursday, October 17, 2019, after opposition lawmakers repeatedly heckled the city's embattled leader, Carrie Lam.

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers ejected during chaotic Legco session
Citizen's group Protect the Children on mission to ‘safeguard’ Hong Kong protesters

Protect the Children is a volunteer community group established amid Hong Kong’s anti-government protests. Its members say they are doing their best to reason with police and at the same time create distractions for protesters to prevent them from being arrested. 

8 Oct 2019 - 1:58PM

Protect the Children is a volunteer community group established amid Hong Kong’s anti-government protests. Its members say they are doing their best to reason with police and at the same time create distractions for protesters to prevent them from being arrested. 

Citizen's group Protect the Children on mission to ‘safeguard’ Hong Kong protesters
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam holds first community dialogue in bid to ease tensions in anti-government protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam held her first community dialogue in Wan Chai on September 26. She announced that a controversial detention centre in San Uk Ling will not be used to hold protesters in future. Meanwhile, many of the speakers called for an independent inquiry into police use of force. Lam admitted that it is one of the ways of finding out the truth, but people should give the Independent Police Complaints Council a chance to do their job first.

27 Sep 2019 - 3:19AM

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam held her first community dialogue in Wan Chai on September 26. She announced that a controversial detention centre in San Uk Ling will not be used to hold protesters in future. Meanwhile, many of the speakers called for an independent inquiry into police use of force. Lam admitted that it is one of the ways of finding out the truth, but people should give the Independent Police Complaints Council a chance to do their job first.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam holds first community dialogue in bid to ease tensions in anti-government protests
MTR stations shut and police fire tear gas in Sha Tin after Hong Kong protesters start fire and desecrate Chinese flag

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong took over shopping malls in Sha Tin and Nam Cheong on September 22, targeting businesses linked to mainland China, or seen as being pro-police or pro-government, and forcing them to close. The chaos in Sha Tin then escalated as protesters desecrated a national flag, built barricades and set fires, resulting in tear gas fired by police.

23 Sep 2019 - 8:48AM

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong took over shopping malls in Sha Tin and Nam Cheong on September 22, targeting businesses linked to mainland China, or seen as being pro-police or pro-government, and forcing them to close. The chaos in Sha Tin then escalated as protesters desecrated a national flag, built barricades and set fires, resulting in tear gas fired by police.

MTR stations shut and police fire tear gas in Sha Tin after Hong Kong protesters start fire and desecrate Chinese flag
Petrol bombs and tear gas in tense stand-off in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

The “Reclaim Tuen Mun” rally kicked off in the New Territories town on Saturday after an initial police ban was overturned. 

22 Sep 2019 - 12:53AM

The “Reclaim Tuen Mun” rally kicked off in the New Territories town on Saturday after an initial police ban was overturned. 

Petrol bombs and tear gas in tense stand-off in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Hong Kong tourism suffers worst downturn in more than a decade as anti-government protests continue

Tourism, one of Hong Kong’s four pillar industries, has suffered its worst downturn in more than a decade. 

18 Sep 2019 - 5:30PM

Tourism, one of Hong Kong’s four pillar industries, has suffered its worst downturn in more than a decade. 

Hong Kong tourism suffers worst downturn in more than a decade as anti-government protests continue
100 days of protests: a milestone for Hong Kong’s anti-extradition chaos

When Hong Kong first saw a first mass march against the government’s now-abandoned extradition bill on June 9, 2019, few could have predicted the political abyss that would follow. 

17 Sep 2019 - 8:09PM

When Hong Kong first saw a first mass march against the government’s now-abandoned extradition bill on June 9, 2019, few could have predicted the political abyss that would follow. 

100 days of protests: a milestone for Hong Kong’s anti-extradition chaos
MTR train carrying passengers derails in Hong Kong

At least eight passengers were injured when an MTR train derailed in Hong Kong on September 17, 2019, leading to a service suspension on the East Rail Line.

17 Sep 2019 - 3:59PM

At least eight passengers were injured when an MTR train derailed in Hong Kong on September 17, 2019, leading to a service suspension on the East Rail Line.

MTR train carrying passengers derails in Hong Kong
Hong Kong bankers belt out new protest song to join citywide protests

Financial workers in Hong Kong have added their voices to a series of demonstrations around the city. 

13 Sep 2019 - 8:19PM

Financial workers in Hong Kong have added their voices to a series of demonstrations around the city. 

Hong Kong bankers belt out new protest song to join citywide protests
Wang Gungwu, historian and former vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, shares life memories and his views on Hong Kong’s future

 As an overseas Chinese, Wang Gungwu has dedicated his life’s work on helping the western world better understand China and Asia. In an interview with This Week in Asia on June 1, 2019, Wang shared his life memories and his views on Hong Kong’s future

4 Oct 2019 - 11:00AM

 As an overseas Chinese, Wang Gungwu has dedicated his life’s work on helping the western world better understand China and Asia. In an interview with This Week in Asia on June 1, 2019, Wang shared his life memories and his views on Hong Kong’s future

Wang Gungwu, historian and former vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, shares life memories and his views on Hong Kong’s future
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pledges to formally withdraw extradition bill which sparked three months of protests

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that she will formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill which has sparked 13 weeks of mass protests that have frequently turned violent.

5 Sep 2019 - 10:36AM

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that she will formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill which has sparked 13 weeks of mass protests that have frequently turned violent.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pledges to formally withdraw extradition bill which sparked three months of protests
Hong Kong students boycott classes and others skip work to join rallies in the rain

Thousands of students across Hong Kong cut classes on the first day of the new school term to participate in anti-government rallies.

3 Sep 2019 - 3:09AM

Thousands of students across Hong Kong cut classes on the first day of the new school term to participate in anti-government rallies.

Hong Kong students boycott classes and others skip work to join rallies in the rain
Hong Kong students boycott class on first day of school as police patrol MTR stations

Thousands of secondary school pupils across Hong Kong joined anti-government protests on the first day of school on September 2, 2019. 

2 Sep 2019 - 4:16PM

Thousands of secondary school pupils across Hong Kong joined anti-government protests on the first day of school on September 2, 2019. 

Hong Kong students boycott class on first day of school as police patrol MTR stations
Police spokeswoman responds to officer firing a warning shot during clash with anti-government protesters, saying action was ‘valiant’ and ‘restrained’

A policeman fired a warning shot into the sky during clashes with anti-government protesters on August 25. In a response on the official police Facebook account, a spokeswoman described the act as ‘valiant’ and ‘restrained’. 

26 Aug 2019 - 6:43PM

A policeman fired a warning shot into the sky during clashes with anti-government protesters on August 25. In a response on the official police Facebook account, a spokeswoman described the act as ‘valiant’ and ‘restrained’. 

Police spokeswoman responds to officer firing a warning shot during clash with anti-government protesters, saying action was ‘valiant’ and ‘restrained’
Violence returns to Hong Kong streets on the 12th weekend of anti-government protests

Thousands of Hongkongers took part in an anti-government protests for a 12th consecutive weekend, but violence erupted when riot police and protesters clashed outside a police station in Kowloon. Police fired tear gas and rounds of non-lethal ammunition to disperse the crowd, which retreated a few blocks away. The protesters regrouped and put up barricades, resulting in another stand-off and firing of tear gas to clear the road.

25 Aug 2019 - 2:53AM

Thousands of Hongkongers took part in an anti-government protests for a 12th consecutive weekend, but violence erupted when riot police and protesters clashed outside a police station in Kowloon. Police fired tear gas and rounds of non-lethal ammunition to disperse the crowd, which retreated a few blocks away. The protesters regrouped and put up barricades, resulting in another stand-off and firing of tear gas to clear the road.

Violence returns to Hong Kong streets on the 12th weekend of anti-government protests
Hongkongers form human chains across the city to voice demands to government

Thousands of Hongkongers joined hands and formed human chains across different parts of the city. The protest exercise was inspired by the Baltic Way, which took place exactly 30 years ago. The peaceful political protest against Soviet rule in 1989 drew two million people, who joined hands to form a human chain spanning several hundred kilometres across Eastern Europe’s Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Participants forming human chains across parts of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon say they wanted to take the opportunity to reiterate their five demands to the government, which includes a full-withdrawal of the controversial extradition bill, an independent inquiry into police actions, and universal suffrage.

24 Aug 2019 - 1:28PM

Thousands of Hongkongers joined hands and formed human chains across different parts of the city. The protest exercise was inspired by the Baltic Way, which took place exactly 30 years ago. The peaceful political protest against Soviet rule in 1989 drew two million people, who joined hands to form a human chain spanning several hundred kilometres across Eastern Europe’s Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Participants forming human chains across parts of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon say they wanted to take the opportunity to reiterate their five demands to the government, which includes a full-withdrawal of the controversial extradition bill, an independent inquiry into police actions, and universal suffrage.

Hongkongers form human chains across the city to voice demands to government
Fight it or accept it: mainland Chinese citizens living in Hong Kong discuss extradition bill protests

Hong Kong is in the grip of its biggest political crisis since the city’s 1997 handover from British rule to Chinese sovereignty. Continuing protests, which at times turned violent, have slammed the government since it proposed an amendment to the city's extradition laws that would open the door to transfers of suspects to mainland China. 

25 Aug 2019 - 1:55PM

Hong Kong is in the grip of its biggest political crisis since the city’s 1997 handover from British rule to Chinese sovereignty. Continuing protests, which at times turned violent, have slammed the government since it proposed an amendment to the city's extradition laws that would open the door to transfers of suspects to mainland China. 

Fight it or accept it: mainland Chinese citizens living in Hong Kong discuss extradition bill protests
Hong Kong protesters stage sit-in at Yuen Long MTR station to remind passengers of violent attack

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong staged a sit-in at Yuen Long MTR station to remind passengers of the violent mob attack that happened here one month ago. On July 21, a group of rod-wielding men dressed in white attacked protesters and passers-by indiscriminately at the station. At least 45 people were sent to the hospital for treatment. Police arrested 28 people, but no one has been charged for the violence.

22 Aug 2019 - 4:15AM

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong staged a sit-in at Yuen Long MTR station to remind passengers of the violent mob attack that happened here one month ago. On July 21, a group of rod-wielding men dressed in white attacked protesters and passers-by indiscriminately at the station. At least 45 people were sent to the hospital for treatment. Police arrested 28 people, but no one has been charged for the violence.

Hong Kong protesters stage sit-in at Yuen Long MTR station to remind passengers of violent attack
Kowloon Saturday protests at To Kwa Wan, Hung Hom and outside Mong Kok Police Station

August 17 saw continued protests in Hong Kong. This is the 11th week in the ongoing crisis sparked by the government’s now-suspended extradition law amendment, which would have allowed the transfer of suspects from Hong Kong to mainland China. 

18 Aug 2019 - 12:34AM

August 17 saw continued protests in Hong Kong. This is the 11th week in the ongoing crisis sparked by the government’s now-suspended extradition law amendment, which would have allowed the transfer of suspects from Hong Kong to mainland China. 

Kowloon Saturday protests at To Kwa Wan, Hung Hom and outside Mong Kok Police Station
Tens of thousands brace the rain to show support for Hong Kong police

Tens of thousands of people braved the rain to join a rally outside Hong Kong government headquarters. Called, ‘No violence, save Hong Kong’, the rally aimed to demonstrate support for the police and call for an end to the protests. Organisers say the event attracted 476,000 people. Police estimate 108,000 at its peak.

17 Aug 2019 - 11:53PM

Tens of thousands of people braved the rain to join a rally outside Hong Kong government headquarters. Called, ‘No violence, save Hong Kong’, the rally aimed to demonstrate support for the police and call for an end to the protests. Organisers say the event attracted 476,000 people. Police estimate 108,000 at its peak.

Tens of thousands brace the rain to show support for Hong Kong police