Elaine Ying Ying Ly

Elaine Ying Ying Ly

Elaine Ly is the Post's leading studio host, presenting and producing interviews and video segments. She also manages the usage and daily operations of the studio.  Elaine has launched a female empowerment series where she interviews impactful and high-achieving women across Asia. She also reports on topics related to politics, tech and US-China relations.  She previously worked for CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program in London, Amanpour, as well as the NBC International Foreign Desk.  Elaine lived in London and Seoul before moving to Hong Kong.

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Coronavirus spread would dramatically drop if 80% of a population wore masks, AI researcher says

 Professor De Kai is a founding member of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and one of the inaugural members of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) ethics council, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC).  He spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly about how his research using AI technology found that widespread use of masks could dramatically stop the spread of Covid-19 and allow societies to reopen.

25 May 2020 - 7:00PM

 Professor De Kai is a founding member of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and one of the inaugural members of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) ethics council, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC).  He spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly about how his research using AI technology found that widespread use of masks could dramatically stop the spread of Covid-19 and allow societies to reopen.

Coronavirus spread would dramatically drop if 80% of a population wore masks, AI researcher says
Hong Kong research may explain why Covid-19 carriers lose sense of taste

Following weeks of reported symptoms and clinical evidence, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recognised the loss of taste and smell as indications of Covid-19 infection. Now a team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong have learned more about how the coronavirus that causes the disease affects these senses. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly spoke with John Nicholls, a Clinical Professor in Pathology at HKU about what the team discovered.

19 May 2020 - 11:54PM

Following weeks of reported symptoms and clinical evidence, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recognised the loss of taste and smell as indications of Covid-19 infection. Now a team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong have learned more about how the coronavirus that causes the disease affects these senses. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly spoke with John Nicholls, a Clinical Professor in Pathology at HKU about what the team discovered.

Hong Kong research may explain why Covid-19 carriers lose sense of taste
Coronavirus in Hong Kong: where are we now?

Bars have reopened and restrictions have been relaxed but as the city opens back up more emerging cases of COVID carriers are appearing. South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly speaks with Dr David Hui, a close advisor to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and director of Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, who has been at the frontline since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
 

15 May 2020 - 8:05PM

Bars have reopened and restrictions have been relaxed but as the city opens back up more emerging cases of COVID carriers are appearing. South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly speaks with Dr David Hui, a close advisor to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and director of Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, who has been at the frontline since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
 

Coronavirus in Hong Kong: where are we now?
Coronavirus able to replicate efficiently in eyes and could be 100 times more infectious than Sars

The eyes are an “important route” for transmission of the coronavirus since eye tissues allow the infection to more efficiently replicate, according to Hong Kong researchers quoted in study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly spoke with Dr Michael Chan Chi-wai, associate professor at the Department of Public Health Laboratory Sciences at the Hong Kong University. Dr Chan lead the team researching how the virus that causes Covid-19 affects human eyes to find answers about how the world can fight the pandemic.

15 May 2020 - 3:49PM

The eyes are an “important route” for transmission of the coronavirus since eye tissues allow the infection to more efficiently replicate, according to Hong Kong researchers quoted in study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly spoke with Dr Michael Chan Chi-wai, associate professor at the Department of Public Health Laboratory Sciences at the Hong Kong University. Dr Chan lead the team researching how the virus that causes Covid-19 affects human eyes to find answers about how the world can fight the pandemic.

Coronavirus able to replicate efficiently in eyes and could be 100 times more infectious than Sars
Coronavirus survivors: I fought Covid-19 with a Hong Kong karate champ while mum was in a coma in the UK

SCMP journalist Elaine Ly spent a month in a Hong Kong hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. On the other side of the world, her mother was also battling the disease, on a ventilator.

21 May 2020 - 11:27AM

SCMP journalist Elaine Ly spent a month in a Hong Kong hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. On the other side of the world, her mother was also battling the disease, on a ventilator.

Coronavirus survivors: I fought Covid-19 with a Hong Kong karate champ while mum was in a coma in the UK
One of the world’s top cocktail bars is back in business after coronavirus restrictions lift

The Old Man, one of the top bars in Asia, is to open again after the Hong Kong government announced it was easing restrictions brought in to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly speaks with Agung Prabowo, the founder and owner of the establishment, to find out how he plans to ease his business back into motion after weeks of being closed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

7 May 2020 - 9:16PM

The Old Man, one of the top bars in Asia, is to open again after the Hong Kong government announced it was easing restrictions brought in to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly speaks with Agung Prabowo, the founder and owner of the establishment, to find out how he plans to ease his business back into motion after weeks of being closed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

One of the world’s top cocktail bars is back in business after coronavirus restrictions lift
Coronavirus: what happens inside a Hong Kong Covid-19 ward?

Hong Kong has earned international praise for how its health care system has handled coronavirus patients amid the Covid-19  pandemic. Many of the city’s medical professionals had experience with another coronavirus outbreak, Sars in 2002-2003,  and have applied tactics they learned then to their current battle. While some Covid-19 patients face a life-or-death struggle, for many it is a test of endurance, with those experiencing mild symptoms asked to allow their immune systems to do the work during hospital stays that can last for more than 40 days. The South China Morning Post takes a look at what happens inside a Covid-19 ward. 
 

6 May 2020 - 4:57PM

Hong Kong has earned international praise for how its health care system has handled coronavirus patients amid the Covid-19  pandemic. Many of the city’s medical professionals had experience with another coronavirus outbreak, Sars in 2002-2003,  and have applied tactics they learned then to their current battle. While some Covid-19 patients face a life-or-death struggle, for many it is a test of endurance, with those experiencing mild symptoms asked to allow their immune systems to do the work during hospital stays that can last for more than 40 days. The South China Morning Post takes a look at what happens inside a Covid-19 ward. 
 

Coronavirus: what happens inside a Hong Kong Covid-19 ward?
Coronavirus: leading Hong Kong karate athlete kicks Covid-19 after nearly month-long fight

Tsang Yee-ting tested positive after returning from a training camp in France, where she was getting ready to qualify for the Olympics. The two-time Asian Games representative describes exhausting weeks of treatment, but has a message of encouragement for residents.

18 Apr 2020 - 1:30PM

Tsang Yee-ting tested positive after returning from a training camp in France, where she was getting ready to qualify for the Olympics. The two-time Asian Games representative describes exhausting weeks of treatment, but has a message of encouragement for residents.

Coronavirus: leading Hong Kong karate athlete kicks Covid-19 after nearly month-long fight
Day three of my mandatory 14-day quarantine in Hong Kong: My favourite part of the day

It’s day three of a mandatory two-week self-quarantine for the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly. She was ordered to stay home after her recent return from the UK. With limited space, and lots of time, she’s been asking herself what is her favourite part of the day.

27 Mar 2020 - 7:06PM

It’s day three of a mandatory two-week self-quarantine for the South China Morning Post’s Elaine Ly. She was ordered to stay home after her recent return from the UK. With limited space, and lots of time, she’s been asking herself what is her favourite part of the day.

Day three of my mandatory 14-day quarantine in Hong Kong: My favourite part of the day
Day two of my mandatory 14-day quarantine in Hong Kong: I get tested for Covid-19

The Hong Kong government has ordered a mandatory two-week self-quarantine for all international arrivals to the city in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19. Elaine Ly from the South China Morning Post was among those isolating themselves after her recent return from the UK.

26 Mar 2020 - 6:46PM

The Hong Kong government has ordered a mandatory two-week self-quarantine for all international arrivals to the city in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19. Elaine Ly from the South China Morning Post was among those isolating themselves after her recent return from the UK.

Day two of my mandatory 14-day quarantine in Hong Kong: I get tested for Covid-19
Day one: Mandatory quarantine life in Hong Kong

On March 19, 2020, the Hong Kong government started requiring anyone entering the city to go into a strict two-week quarantine in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19. Elaine Ly from the South China Morning Post was among those who ended up in a mandatory self-quarantine after her recent return from the UK. Elaine will be regularly posting updates about her journey and how she is getting by while tagged with an electronic wristband and forbidden to leave her flat for 14 days.

25 Mar 2020 - 7:15PM

On March 19, 2020, the Hong Kong government started requiring anyone entering the city to go into a strict two-week quarantine in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19. Elaine Ly from the South China Morning Post was among those who ended up in a mandatory self-quarantine after her recent return from the UK. Elaine will be regularly posting updates about her journey and how she is getting by while tagged with an electronic wristband and forbidden to leave her flat for 14 days.

Day one: Mandatory quarantine life in Hong Kong
Containment has ‘failed’: What the world can learn from China's coronavirus experience

Dr Ben Rolfe says the world now has a new blueprint for dealing with major disease outbreaks in the form of China’s unprecedented quick lockdowns of cities ordered after the novel coronavirus emerged in early 2020. The CEO of Singapore-based APLMA – Communicable Disease Threats Initiative spoke with the South China Morning Post to discuss what lessons the world can learn from how China managed its domestic health emergency that ultimately evolved into the global Covid-19 epidemic. 

6 Mar 2020 - 6:06PM

Dr Ben Rolfe says the world now has a new blueprint for dealing with major disease outbreaks in the form of China’s unprecedented quick lockdowns of cities ordered after the novel coronavirus emerged in early 2020. The CEO of Singapore-based APLMA – Communicable Disease Threats Initiative spoke with the South China Morning Post to discuss what lessons the world can learn from how China managed its domestic health emergency that ultimately evolved into the global Covid-19 epidemic. 

Containment has ‘failed’: What the world can learn from China's coronavirus experience
Coronavirus: How to avoid catching Covid-19 and other illnesses on a flight

Is it better to take a window seat or an aisle? What should you do if you think the person next to you is ill? These are among the most common questions being asked by travellers around the world as the Covid-19 epidemic spreads. Dr David Powell is a veteran medical adviser to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He spoke with the South China Morning Post about the safety of air travel during a disease outbreak and how best to protect yourself from infections like the deadly coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

2 Mar 2020 - 5:05PM

Is it better to take a window seat or an aisle? What should you do if you think the person next to you is ill? These are among the most common questions being asked by travellers around the world as the Covid-19 epidemic spreads. Dr David Powell is a veteran medical adviser to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He spoke with the South China Morning Post about the safety of air travel during a disease outbreak and how best to protect yourself from infections like the deadly coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

Coronavirus: How to avoid catching Covid-19 and other illnesses on a flight
How a secretive church in South Korea became a coronavirus ‘super spreader’

Over the past week, the number of patients confirmed with coronavirus infections has spiked in South Korea. South Korea’s daily number of new cases was the first to outpace those found in China, the epicentre of what has become a global epidemic.
The South China Morning Post’s Mimi Lau, who specialises in reporting on human rights and religion, joins Asia Desk reporter John Power to discuss a secretive church that has been linked to outbreaks in its home nation South Korea as well as in Wuhan, China.

27 Feb 2020 - 8:33PM

Over the past week, the number of patients confirmed with coronavirus infections has spiked in South Korea. South Korea’s daily number of new cases was the first to outpace those found in China, the epicentre of what has become a global epidemic.
The South China Morning Post’s Mimi Lau, who specialises in reporting on human rights and religion, joins Asia Desk reporter John Power to discuss a secretive church that has been linked to outbreaks in its home nation South Korea as well as in Wuhan, China.

How a secretive church in South Korea became a coronavirus ‘super spreader’
China’s retail and tourism taking hits as online services find opportunity amid coronavirus epidemic

Financial experts are predicting the Chinese economy will grow at a slower pace in the first quarter of 2020, and it is inevitable that it will see a negative impact from the coronavirus epidemic. But which sectors will be affected most and what does this mean for the global economy? The South China Morning Post spoke with Imogen Page-Jarrett, research analyst from the Economist Intelligence Unit about possible long-term economic effects of Covid-19 on China. 

21 Feb 2020 - 6:26PM

Financial experts are predicting the Chinese economy will grow at a slower pace in the first quarter of 2020, and it is inevitable that it will see a negative impact from the coronavirus epidemic. But which sectors will be affected most and what does this mean for the global economy? The South China Morning Post spoke with Imogen Page-Jarrett, research analyst from the Economist Intelligence Unit about possible long-term economic effects of Covid-19 on China. 

China’s retail and tourism taking hits as online services find opportunity amid coronavirus epidemic
HSBC doubles down on Asia in massive staffing overhaul

Banking giant HSBC is cutting 35,000 jobs, primarily in the United States and Europe, and eyeing expansion in growth markets in Asia. The South China Morning Post’s Finance Editor Alison Tudor-Ackroyd and Senior Business Reporter Chad Bray discuss the bank’s latest reshaping under interim Chief Executive Noel Quinn.

20 Feb 2020 - 4:06PM

Banking giant HSBC is cutting 35,000 jobs, primarily in the United States and Europe, and eyeing expansion in growth markets in Asia. The South China Morning Post’s Finance Editor Alison Tudor-Ackroyd and Senior Business Reporter Chad Bray discuss the bank’s latest reshaping under interim Chief Executive Noel Quinn.

HSBC doubles down on Asia in massive staffing overhaul
Coronavirus: Behaviour expert says top tip for working from home is ‘reduce the guilt’

As the world tries to halt the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, many Asian countries are currently in the middle of what has become one of the biggest experiments ever in the effectiveness of working and studying from home. But shutting schools and offices and moving work online to reduce human contact presents a host of challenges, especially in condensed cities with limited space like Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post spoke with Dr Richard Claydon who offers a masterclass in behavioural advice that may help people structure and plan to make the most of their days working from home. 

17 Feb 2020 - 5:00PM

As the world tries to halt the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, many Asian countries are currently in the middle of what has become one of the biggest experiments ever in the effectiveness of working and studying from home. But shutting schools and offices and moving work online to reduce human contact presents a host of challenges, especially in condensed cities with limited space like Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post spoke with Dr Richard Claydon who offers a masterclass in behavioural advice that may help people structure and plan to make the most of their days working from home. 

Coronavirus: Behaviour expert says top tip for working from home is ‘reduce the guilt’
Valentine’s Day in quarantine for couple celebrating 47th anniversary at sea

Canadian couple, Lolita and Hans Wiesner are stuck in Japan after their cruise ship was placed under quarantine when a fellow passenger tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. They were on their way from Singapore to Yokohama in Japan on board the Diamond Princess when the outbreak led to an unplanned extension of a cruise planned to celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary.

14 Feb 2020 - 4:20PM

Canadian couple, Lolita and Hans Wiesner are stuck in Japan after their cruise ship was placed under quarantine when a fellow passenger tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. They were on their way from Singapore to Yokohama in Japan on board the Diamond Princess when the outbreak led to an unplanned extension of a cruise planned to celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary.

Valentine’s Day in quarantine for couple celebrating 47th anniversary at sea
Vaccine for new coronavirus unlikely to be ready before outbreak is over, says Sars expert

Dr John Nicholls is a clinical professor at the University of Hong Kong who studies influenza viruses including the one behind the deadly 2002-2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). His current work is focused on the new 2019-ncov coronavirus, which he says is “replicating more rapidly than many other viruses”. Speaking with the South China Morning Post, Dr Nicholls also said he does not expect a vaccine can be made available for the novel coronavirus before the outbreak runs its course.

10 Feb 2020 - 4:01PM

Dr John Nicholls is a clinical professor at the University of Hong Kong who studies influenza viruses including the one behind the deadly 2002-2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). His current work is focused on the new 2019-ncov coronavirus, which he says is “replicating more rapidly than many other viruses”. Speaking with the South China Morning Post, Dr Nicholls also said he does not expect a vaccine can be made available for the novel coronavirus before the outbreak runs its course.

Vaccine for new coronavirus unlikely to be ready before outbreak is over, says Sars expert
Coronavirus: 20-year-old Australian student describes life under Wuhan lockdown

John Ma, a 20-year-old Australian student from the University of Queensland, describes how he is coping with a citywide lockdown in Wuhan, China. More than two weeks ago, authorities ordered the shut down to try and stop the spread of the novel coronavirus that was first discovered in the central Chinese city over a month ago.

10 Feb 2020 - 3:53PM

John Ma, a 20-year-old Australian student from the University of Queensland, describes how he is coping with a citywide lockdown in Wuhan, China. More than two weeks ago, authorities ordered the shut down to try and stop the spread of the novel coronavirus that was first discovered in the central Chinese city over a month ago.

Coronavirus: 20-year-old Australian student describes life under Wuhan lockdown
Coronavirus: Doctor explains the proper way to wash your hands and put on a face mask

Doctors say one of the best way to protect yourself against the new strain of coronavirus is to use the same measures to guard against the common cold or flu – maintain good hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly and wearing a face mask when going out in public. General practitioner Dr. Joyce Lai demonstrates the most effective way to keep your hands clean, and how to properly put on a face mask.

27 Mar 2020 - 3:50PM

Doctors say one of the best way to protect yourself against the new strain of coronavirus is to use the same measures to guard against the common cold or flu – maintain good hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly and wearing a face mask when going out in public. General practitioner Dr. Joyce Lai demonstrates the most effective way to keep your hands clean, and how to properly put on a face mask.

Coronavirus: Doctor explains the proper way to wash your hands and put on a face mask
Protect yourself from the China coronavirus: How to wash your hands and wear masks properly

An outbreak of a deadly new strain of coronavirus in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in January 2020 has people in Hong Kong and around the world scrambling to find ways to protect themselves. Dr Joyce Lai, a general practitioner in Hong Kong, offers some advice on proper handwashing, mask usage and other steps people should take during any flu season – and certainly amid the latest outbreak.

22 Jan 2020 - 10:05PM

An outbreak of a deadly new strain of coronavirus in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in January 2020 has people in Hong Kong and around the world scrambling to find ways to protect themselves. Dr Joyce Lai, a general practitioner in Hong Kong, offers some advice on proper handwashing, mask usage and other steps people should take during any flu season – and certainly amid the latest outbreak.

Protect yourself from the China coronavirus: How to wash your hands and wear masks properly
Unpacking the ‘phase one’ deal for the US-China trade war

The US and China have reached what’s being called a “phase one” agreement in the bitter trade war between the world’s two most powerful economies. Prior to the deal signed in Washington on January 15, 2020, China had already been removed from the US list of “currency manipulators”. The South China Morning Post’s US Bureau Chief Robert Delaney and Finbarr Bermingham from the political economy team discuss what enforceable from phase one, and what we can expect in terms of negotiations for “phase two”.

20 Jan 2020 - 9:18AM

The US and China have reached what’s being called a “phase one” agreement in the bitter trade war between the world’s two most powerful economies. Prior to the deal signed in Washington on January 15, 2020, China had already been removed from the US list of “currency manipulators”. The South China Morning Post’s US Bureau Chief Robert Delaney and Finbarr Bermingham from the political economy team discuss what enforceable from phase one, and what we can expect in terms of negotiations for “phase two”.

 Unpacking the ‘phase one’ deal for the US-China trade war
Meet the female fighter with a 26-second knockout

Hong Konger and Filipino MMA fighter and TED Talk speaker Ramona Pascual had been forced out of the ring for two years by injuries until her recent comeback in China where she won her first fight with a knockout after only 26 seconds. The South China Morning Post spoke with Ramona on Listen to Her to learn how she has fought back against all odds to become a champion.

10 Jan 2020 - 6:40PM

Hong Konger and Filipino MMA fighter and TED Talk speaker Ramona Pascual had been forced out of the ring for two years by injuries until her recent comeback in China where she won her first fight with a knockout after only 26 seconds. The South China Morning Post spoke with Ramona on Listen to Her to learn how she has fought back against all odds to become a champion.

Meet the female fighter with a 26-second knockout
US-Iran tension: Where does China stand?

Political scientist Jonathan Fulton says the killing of Qassem Soleimani is “troubling” for the Chinese government. But the professor at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi told the Post that he sees “no appetite among any countries in the world to see any conflict in the Gulf,” including from the Chinese government which has many assets and citizens based in the region. 

9 Jan 2020 - 6:31PM

Political scientist Jonathan Fulton says the killing of Qassem Soleimani is “troubling” for the Chinese government. But the professor at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi told the Post that he sees “no appetite among any countries in the world to see any conflict in the Gulf,” including from the Chinese government which has many assets and citizens based in the region. 

 US-Iran tension: Where does China stand?
Australia bush fires have affected over 1 billion animals, pushing many toward extinction

Australia’s iconic wild animals are being caught up in the nation’s months-long bush fire crisis, with many species now in danger of extinction. The South China Morning Post spoke with Christopher Dickman, an ecology professor at the University of Sydney, who estimates that more than 1 billion animals have been affected by the widespread fires.

6 Jan 2020 - 6:21PM

Australia’s iconic wild animals are being caught up in the nation’s months-long bush fire crisis, with many species now in danger of extinction. The South China Morning Post spoke with Christopher Dickman, an ecology professor at the University of Sydney, who estimates that more than 1 billion animals have been affected by the widespread fires.

Australia bush fires have affected over 1 billion animals, pushing many toward extinction
How we can learn to be happier, with Dr Laurie Santos

Yale University psychology professor Dr Laurie Santos spoke with the South China Morning Post about her course “Psychology and the Good Life", which made headlines as the most popular class in Yale's more than 300-year history. Now her research and methods are finding a wider  audience in online courses as well as a podcast The Happiness Lab, offering hope for people around the world, including in Hong Kong, where amid months of protests there has reportedly been an “alarming” drop in measured levels of happiness.

21 Dec 2019 - 2:47AM

Yale University psychology professor Dr Laurie Santos spoke with the South China Morning Post about her course “Psychology and the Good Life", which made headlines as the most popular class in Yale's more than 300-year history. Now her research and methods are finding a wider  audience in online courses as well as a podcast The Happiness Lab, offering hope for people around the world, including in Hong Kong, where amid months of protests there has reportedly been an “alarming” drop in measured levels of happiness.

How we can learn to be happier, with Dr Laurie Santos
Bonnie Chiu empowers women with award-winning non-profit ‘Lensational’

Already busy as managing director of a global consulting company, Hong Kong-born Bonnie Chiu also dedicates her time to running a female-led, award-winning non-profit called Lensational, where she shares her love of photography by teaching photography. Her students are underprivileged women, mostly in developing countries, who can earn extra income with their new skills behind the lens.

18 Dec 2019 - 11:43AM

Already busy as managing director of a global consulting company, Hong Kong-born Bonnie Chiu also dedicates her time to running a female-led, award-winning non-profit called Lensational, where she shares her love of photography by teaching photography. Her students are underprivileged women, mostly in developing countries, who can earn extra income with their new skills behind the lens.

Bonnie Chiu empowers women with award-winning non-profit ‘Lensational’
Hong Kong’s local elections on schedule despite anti-government protests

Hong Kong’s District Council elections are scheduled for Sunday, November 24, 2019. District councillors handle community-level affairs in the city’s 18 districts and are democratically elected every four years.

22 Nov 2019 - 10:44AM

Hong Kong’s District Council elections are scheduled for Sunday, November 24, 2019. District councillors handle community-level affairs in the city’s 18 districts and are democratically elected every four years.

Hong Kong’s local elections on schedule despite anti-government protests
China threatens ‘forceful measures’ in response to US bill on Hong Kong rights

The US Senate on November 19, 2019, passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which will now be aligned with a similar measure approved by the lower House of Representatives before it goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. 

21 Nov 2019 - 5:16AM

The US Senate on November 19, 2019, passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which will now be aligned with a similar measure approved by the lower House of Representatives before it goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. 

China threatens ‘forceful measures’ in response to US bill on Hong Kong rights