Joy YT Chang

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Joy YT Chang

A Taiwanese native, Joy Chang is an associate video producer at the Post. She joined the team in 2019.

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Beijing’s passage of national security law for Hong Kong draws international criticism

Beijing’s passage of the national security law in Hong Kong on June 30 has drawn international criticism. The European Council said it “deplores” the move. The US has condemned the law, and legislators called for “severe consequences”.

1 Jul 2020 - 4:34AM

Beijing’s passage of the national security law in Hong Kong on June 30 has drawn international criticism. The European Council said it “deplores” the move. The US has condemned the law, and legislators called for “severe consequences”.

Beijing’s passage of national security law for Hong Kong draws international criticism
Activist Joshua Wong expects to be ‘prime target’ of national security law in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong says he expects to be a “prime target” of the national security legislation in Hong Kong. The proposed law will target separatism, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, but it is unclear what activities would constitute such crimes and what the punishments would be.

27 Jun 2020 - 5:13AM

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong says he expects to be a “prime target” of the national security legislation in Hong Kong. The proposed law will target separatism, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, but it is unclear what activities would constitute such crimes and what the punishments would be.

Activist Joshua Wong expects to be ‘prime target’ of national security law in Hong Kong
He protested in Hong Kong. Now he is rallying for Black Lives Matter in New York

As anger over police brutality and racism spread worldwide, some are comparing the US protests sparked by George Floyd’s death to anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong.

25 Jun 2020 - 9:04AM

As anger over police brutality and racism spread worldwide, some are comparing the US protests sparked by George Floyd’s death to anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong.

He protested in Hong Kong. Now he is rallying for Black Lives Matter in New York
Taiwan announces humanitarian aid plan for people fleeing Hong Kong

Taiwan has drawn up a plan to provide humanitarian support, including a basic living allowance, to Hongkongers seeking asylum on the island. The new Taiwan-Hong Kong Service and Exchange Office would open on July 1. Taiwanese authorities stress that it was not a rescue plan, but a “show of support” for Hongkongers. 

20 Jun 2020 - 3:59AM

Taiwan has drawn up a plan to provide humanitarian support, including a basic living allowance, to Hongkongers seeking asylum on the island. The new Taiwan-Hong Kong Service and Exchange Office would open on July 1. Taiwanese authorities stress that it was not a rescue plan, but a “show of support” for Hongkongers. 

Taiwan announces humanitarian aid plan for people fleeing Hong Kong
Anti-racism and police brutality protests put UK’s black officers in tough spot

As protests against racism and police brutality continue worldwide, many black officers find themselves in a difficult position. UK officers Karen Geddes and Steven Mason say the police uniform “feels heavier at the moment”.

17 Jun 2020 - 6:13AM

As protests against racism and police brutality continue worldwide, many black officers find themselves in a difficult position. UK officers Karen Geddes and Steven Mason say the police uniform “feels heavier at the moment”.

Anti-racism and police brutality protests put UK’s black officers in tough spot
Anti-racism and police brutality protests sparked by death of George Floyd continue around the globe

The death of African-American George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, US, by a white police officer, has sparked anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests across the US and the world at large. George Floyd's brother made an emotional plea to the US Congress.

12 Jun 2020 - 1:46AM

The death of African-American George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, US, by a white police officer, has sparked anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests across the US and the world at large. George Floyd's brother made an emotional plea to the US Congress.

Anti-racism and police brutality protests sparked by death of George Floyd continue around the globe
Migrant workers in Singapore fear job loss after coronavirus quarantine ends

As Singapore begins easing its coronavirus lockdown measures, many migrant workers in the country are worried about keeping their jobs as the economy looks grim amid the pandemic.

10 Jun 2020 - 4:56AM

As Singapore begins easing its coronavirus lockdown measures, many migrant workers in the country are worried about keeping their jobs as the economy looks grim amid the pandemic.

Migrant workers in Singapore fear job loss after coronavirus quarantine ends
Students in Iran rally in solidarity with George Floyd protesters in the US

A group of university students in Tehran, Iran, held a George Floyd demonstration to show support for the protesters in the US.

5 Jun 2020 - 3:34AM

A group of university students in Tehran, Iran, held a George Floyd demonstration to show support for the protesters in the US.

Students in Iran rally in solidarity with George Floyd protesters in the US
George Floyd’s death reignites protests in Paris over black Frenchman’s 2016 death in police custody

As the protests sparked by George Floyd's death spread nationwide in the US, demonstrations have erupted in Paris over Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old black Frenchman who died in police custody four years ago. 

4 Jun 2020 - 3:50AM

As the protests sparked by George Floyd's death spread nationwide in the US, demonstrations have erupted in Paris over Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old black Frenchman who died in police custody four years ago. 

George Floyd’s death reignites protests in Paris over black Frenchman’s 2016 death in police custody
Asian-Americans in New York among those joining US protests after George Floyd’s death

Protests spread across New York City on June 1, 2020, as unrest hit dozens of cities in the United States days after the death of George Floyd. Asian-American communities in the city are among those joining the protests in solidarity. Floyd was killed while he was being arrested by police in the state of Minnesota. Onlookers filmed a white police officer, who has since been dismissed, kneeling on the African-American man’s neck for more than eight minutes before he died on May 25. 

3 Jun 2020 - 3:51AM

Protests spread across New York City on June 1, 2020, as unrest hit dozens of cities in the United States days after the death of George Floyd. Asian-American communities in the city are among those joining the protests in solidarity. Floyd was killed while he was being arrested by police in the state of Minnesota. Onlookers filmed a white police officer, who has since been dismissed, kneeling on the African-American man’s neck for more than eight minutes before he died on May 25. 

Asian-Americans in New York among those joining US protests after George Floyd’s death
Hong Kong ‘Lady Liberty’ protest statue goes on display

Lady Liberty, a symbolic statue that pro-democracy protesters took to the top of Hong Kong’s Lion Rock mountain in 2019 is on display as the anniversary of the protests approaches and Beijing approved a plan to impose a national security law for the city.

30 May 2020 - 5:16AM

Lady Liberty, a symbolic statue that pro-democracy protesters took to the top of Hong Kong’s Lion Rock mountain in 2019 is on display as the anniversary of the protests approaches and Beijing approved a plan to impose a national security law for the city.

Hong Kong ‘Lady Liberty’ protest statue goes on display
Activists in Taiwan protest Beijing's national security law for Hong Kong

A group of activists protested the new national security law in front of the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office in Taiwan. They urged Taipei to allow Hong Kong students studying in Taiwan to return to the island, despite Covid-19 travel restrictions. They also called on the Taiwanese government to validate its plan to help Hongkongers who want to seek refuge in the island.

29 May 2020 - 4:56AM

A group of activists protested the new national security law in front of the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office in Taiwan. They urged Taipei to allow Hong Kong students studying in Taiwan to return to the island, despite Covid-19 travel restrictions. They also called on the Taiwanese government to validate its plan to help Hongkongers who want to seek refuge in the island.

Activists in Taiwan protest Beijing's national security law for Hong Kong
Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, US determines

The Trump administration informed Congress on May 27 that Hong Kong is “no longer autonomous from China”. 

28 May 2020 - 5:46AM

The Trump administration informed Congress on May 27 that Hong Kong is “no longer autonomous from China”. 

Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, US determines
Inside one of NYC’s worst-hit communities, home to many essential workers and elderly residents

In Co-Op City, a neighbourhood in New York City’s the Bronx borough, one in every 282 residents has died from the coronavirus. The complex is said to be the worst-hit area of New York during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the largest elderly communities in the US and mostly working class residents, Co-Op city has become an easy target of Covid-19.

26 May 2020 - 1:32PM

In Co-Op City, a neighbourhood in New York City’s the Bronx borough, one in every 282 residents has died from the coronavirus. The complex is said to be the worst-hit area of New York during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the largest elderly communities in the US and mostly working class residents, Co-Op city has become an easy target of Covid-19.

Inside one of NYC’s worst-hit communities, home to many essential workers and elderly residents
White House says Beijing’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong could lead to US sanctions

The White House said China’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong could lead to US sanctions. The Chinese government introduced the new regulation, which aims to curb activities that “endanger the national security”, at this year’s National People’s Congress. Under the proposal, Beijing would directly apply the law, bypassing the city’s own legislature.

26 May 2020 - 4:33AM

The White House said China’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong could lead to US sanctions. The Chinese government introduced the new regulation, which aims to curb activities that “endanger the national security”, at this year’s National People’s Congress. Under the proposal, Beijing would directly apply the law, bypassing the city’s own legislature.

White House says Beijing’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong could lead to US sanctions
Coronavirus: world hits ‘tragic milestone’ of 5 million Covid-19 cases

The world passed 5 million reported infections on May 21, 2020 after the World Health Organisation registered a new daily record number of Covid-19 cases.

22 May 2020 - 4:21AM

The world passed 5 million reported infections on May 21, 2020 after the World Health Organisation registered a new daily record number of Covid-19 cases.

Coronavirus: world hits ‘tragic milestone’ of 5 million Covid-19 cases
Tsai Ing-wen inaugurated for second term as Taiwan’s president

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen was inaugurated for a second term on May 20, 2020, after she defeated her main opponent Han Kuo-yu of the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang party. In a landslide victory in January, Tsai took almost 8.2 million votes, the most any presidential candidate has received since the self-ruled island first held a direct election for the post in 1996. 
 

20 May 2020 - 3:13PM

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen was inaugurated for a second term on May 20, 2020, after she defeated her main opponent Han Kuo-yu of the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang party. In a landslide victory in January, Tsai took almost 8.2 million votes, the most any presidential candidate has received since the self-ruled island first held a direct election for the post in 1996. 
 

Tsai Ing-wen inaugurated for second term as Taiwan’s president
Indian migrant workers walk home amid coronavirus lockdown

Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in India have been left jobless since the South Asian country began its coronavirus lockdown in March. Many workers have been forced to return home, risking being hit by vehicles and being chased by police. About 180 people have died en route, including a two-year-old girl.

20 May 2020 - 3:34AM

Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in India have been left jobless since the South Asian country began its coronavirus lockdown in March. Many workers have been forced to return home, risking being hit by vehicles and being chased by police. About 180 people have died en route, including a two-year-old girl.

Indian migrant workers walk home amid coronavirus lockdown
Xi Jinping tells World Health Assembly China has been transparent on coronavirus

Chinese President Xi Jinping defended his government’s coronavirus response at this year’s World Health Assembly meeting, saying that China has “acted with openness, transparency and responsibility” during the Covid-19 fight. He also backed the WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ leadership of the agency’s pandemic strategy.

19 May 2020 - 4:10AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping defended his government’s coronavirus response at this year’s World Health Assembly meeting, saying that China has “acted with openness, transparency and responsibility” during the Covid-19 fight. He also backed the WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ leadership of the agency’s pandemic strategy.

Xi Jinping tells World Health Assembly China has been transparent on coronavirus
Dissident Chinese cartoonist takes Hong Kong protest to Denmark with coronavirus illustration

A new illustration by dissident Chinese cartoonist, Badiucao, was unveiled in Copenhagen on May 15. The artwork shows support for the 15 Hong Kong activists about to stand trial on charges of "organising and taking part in unlawful assembly". They were arrested in one of the biggest crackdowns on the city’s pro-democracy movement this April.

16 May 2020 - 4:21AM

A new illustration by dissident Chinese cartoonist, Badiucao, was unveiled in Copenhagen on May 15. The artwork shows support for the 15 Hong Kong activists about to stand trial on charges of "organising and taking part in unlawful assembly". They were arrested in one of the biggest crackdowns on the city’s pro-democracy movement this April.

Dissident Chinese cartoonist takes Hong Kong protest to Denmark with coronavirus illustration
Taiwan seeks seat at World Health Assembly convention focusing on coronavirus pandemic

With Covid-19 infection surpassing 4 million, Taiwan is seeking observer status in the annual convention of the World Health Assembly, the World Health Organisation’s decision-making body. 

15 May 2020 - 5:20AM

With Covid-19 infection surpassing 4 million, Taiwan is seeking observer status in the annual convention of the World Health Assembly, the World Health Organisation’s decision-making body. 

Taiwan seeks seat at World Health Assembly convention focusing on coronavirus pandemic
Pakistan nurses boycott work, stage protest for better job conditions during pandemic

Dozens of nurses in Karachi, Pakistan boycotted work to protest job conditions during the coronavirus pandemic on May 12, International Nurses Day. 

13 May 2020 - 10:11PM

Dozens of nurses in Karachi, Pakistan boycotted work to protest job conditions during the coronavirus pandemic on May 12, International Nurses Day. 

Pakistan nurses boycott work, stage protest for better job conditions during pandemic
‘Last-generation’ Singapore hawker fights to weather pandemic

Third-generation hawker Kristen Choong said her wonton noodle stand’s business has fallen about 90 per cent since early April.

12 May 2020 - 10:57AM

Third-generation hawker Kristen Choong said her wonton noodle stand’s business has fallen about 90 per cent since early April.

‘Last-generation’ Singapore hawker fights to weather pandemic
Taiwan baseball league reopens stadiums to fans

For the first time in this season, Taiwan baseball league is allowing fans back to stadiums, starting with 1,000 fans per game from May 8 on. Taiwan is one of the few places in the world that are hosting live sports now, and the island has begun loosening Covid-19 restrictions.

9 May 2020 - 4:02AM

For the first time in this season, Taiwan baseball league is allowing fans back to stadiums, starting with 1,000 fans per game from May 8 on. Taiwan is one of the few places in the world that are hosting live sports now, and the island has begun loosening Covid-19 restrictions.

Taiwan baseball league reopens stadiums to fans
‘I sleep counting bodies’: New York funeral home grapples with pandemic death toll

Since the coronavirus outbreak began in the US, funeral home workers have been grappling with a surge in demand that many describe as “overnight” and “unexpected”. While most people are aware of the frontline battles health care workers are fighting against Covid-19, few understand the grim reality faced by those handling the bodies of victims as the US coronavirus death toll surpasses 74,000. 

8 May 2020 - 3:22AM

Since the coronavirus outbreak began in the US, funeral home workers have been grappling with a surge in demand that many describe as “overnight” and “unexpected”. While most people are aware of the frontline battles health care workers are fighting against Covid-19, few understand the grim reality faced by those handling the bodies of victims as the US coronavirus death toll surpasses 74,000. 

‘I sleep counting bodies’: New York funeral home grapples with pandemic death toll
Coronavirus: New York probes funeral home after decomposing bodies found in trucks outside

New York officials are investigating a funeral home in Brooklyn, New York after dozens of decomposing bodies were found in unrefrigerated trucks outside. Many deathcare facilities in the city are overwhelmed by the surge caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

2 May 2020 - 5:46AM

New York officials are investigating a funeral home in Brooklyn, New York after dozens of decomposing bodies were found in unrefrigerated trucks outside. Many deathcare facilities in the city are overwhelmed by the surge caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: New York probes funeral home after decomposing bodies found in trucks outside
New York City Uber driver struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic

Rideshare drivers in New York are trapped between their fear of contracting the coronavirus and need to earn a living. Most drivers have stopped working to avoid Covid-19 infection, but some cannot afford to lose the income.

1 May 2020 - 4:40AM

Rideshare drivers in New York are trapped between their fear of contracting the coronavirus and need to earn a living. Most drivers have stopped working to avoid Covid-19 infection, but some cannot afford to lose the income.

New York City Uber driver struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic
Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang reunites with family

Wang Quanzhang, a Chinese human rights lawyer arrested in the “709” crackdown in 2015, has reunited with his wife and son after almost five years in jail for “subverting state power”. He is one of the last lawyers arrested in the roundup to be released from prison.

28 Apr 2020 - 4:58AM

Wang Quanzhang, a Chinese human rights lawyer arrested in the “709” crackdown in 2015, has reunited with his wife and son after almost five years in jail for “subverting state power”. He is one of the last lawyers arrested in the roundup to be released from prison.

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang reunites with family
China to give WHO another US$30 million as Trump looks to freeze US funds

A week after the US government said it would freeze funding to the World Health Organisation, China announced on April 23 that it will donate another US$30 million to the global health body to help in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

24 Apr 2020 - 4:49AM

A week after the US government said it would freeze funding to the World Health Organisation, China announced on April 23 that it will donate another US$30 million to the global health body to help in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

China to give WHO another US$30 million as Trump looks to freeze US funds
Grocery trucks make a comeback in Thailand as coronavirus pandemic keeps people at home

Traditional mobile vendors in Thailand are making a comeback as the Covid-19 pandemic forces businesses to close and people to stay home. Grocery truck vendor Wannapa Yarnsarn used to make about US$55 a day, but her profit has increased to more than US$67 a day since the outbreak began.

15 Apr 2020 - 3:17AM

Traditional mobile vendors in Thailand are making a comeback as the Covid-19 pandemic forces businesses to close and people to stay home. Grocery truck vendor Wannapa Yarnsarn used to make about US$55 a day, but her profit has increased to more than US$67 a day since the outbreak began.

Grocery trucks make a comeback in Thailand as coronavirus pandemic keeps people at home