Robert Burton-Bradley

Hong Kong

Production Editor, People & Culture

Robert is a production editor at the Post who previously worked as a journalist at the ABC in Australia. Aside from English, he also speaks conversational French and Italian.

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China’s tattoo ban for minors criticised as circular logic and irrational fear of difference, but many welcome new rules

A national ban on tattoos for minors in China has won praise from many but a number of people have questioned the need for such a ban and criticised growing state intervention into people’s private lives.

A national ban on tattoos for minors in China has won praise from many but a number of people have questioned the need for such a ban and criticised growing state intervention into people’s private lives.

22 Jun 2022 - 2:47PM
China history: abandoned ‘haunted house’ restored to former East-meets-West architectural glory

A restoration project has reinstated an architecturally important building constructed more than 100 years ago by a British merchant in southwestern China.

A restoration project has reinstated an architecturally important building constructed more than 100 years ago by a British merchant in southwestern China.

21 May 2022 - 6:39PM
Chinese scammers using fake charity bins make a killing tricking Good Samaritans into donating used clothes

A growing number of fake charities are placing ‘donation bins’ across China and tricking unsuspecting donors into giving them used clothes that are then sold for ‘easy golden’ profits.

A growing number of fake charities are placing ‘donation bins’ across China and tricking unsuspecting donors into giving them used clothes that are then sold for ‘easy golden’ profits.

8 May 2022 - 6:00PM
China’s censors increasingly play the part of morality police with the conservative values of 1950s America, experts say

Recent high-profile censorship cases such as altering episodes of sitcom Friends and an embarrassing backdown over a changed ending to film Fight Club have highlighted a significant shift in the China’s approach to censorship.

Recent high-profile censorship cases such as altering episodes of sitcom Friends and an embarrassing backdown over a changed ending to film Fight Club have highlighted a significant shift in the China’s approach to censorship.

25 Feb 2022 - 1:21PM
Has China’s push to ban ‘effeminate’ and ‘sissy’ men claimed its first victim? The tragic case of Zhou Peng

The tragic death of a young man who took his own life after being bullied for being effeminate has experts worried China’s campaign to eradicate “sissy” men and push gender stereotypes is placing vulnerable people at risk.

The tragic death of a young man who took his own life after being bullied for being effeminate has experts worried China’s campaign to eradicate “sissy” men and push gender stereotypes is placing vulnerable people at risk.

4 Jan 2022 - 6:22PM
China’s LGBT community joins big tech, education and celebrities in the spotlight

In this issue of Global Impact, we look at how the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in China has been caught up in a recent round of repression that targeted various sectors, including education and online platforms.

In this issue of Global Impact, we look at how the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in China has been caught up in a recent round of repression that targeted various sectors, including education and online platforms.

1 Nov 2021 - 2:00PM
China’s LGBT community caught up in Xi Jinping’s widening crackdowns on big tech, education and celebrities

What began as an assault on the growing influence of tech giants has widened to include a wide swathe of Chinese society, with LGBT people increasingly a target.

What began as an assault on the growing influence of tech giants has widened to include a wide swathe of Chinese society, with LGBT people increasingly a target.

7 Oct 2021 - 9:31PM
Explainer | Why is China’s celebrity-obsessed fan culture so out-of-control?

A string of recent incidents involving obsessed fans stalking their idols in China has many asking if the situation is out-of-control as the government struggles to clamp down on the phenomenon.

A string of recent incidents involving obsessed fans stalking their idols in China has many asking if the situation is out-of-control as the government struggles to clamp down on the phenomenon.

13 Sep 2021 - 2:51PM
Alibaba rape allegation exposes China’s alcohol problem: high rates of assault, workers pressured to binge drink, accidents and cancer

Two high-profile cases of alleged sexual assault, one at tech giant Alibaba and the other involving singer Kris Wu, raise troubling questions about China’s changing relationship with alcohol.

Two high-profile cases of alleged sexual assault, one at tech giant Alibaba and the other involving singer Kris Wu, raise troubling questions about China’s changing relationship with alcohol.

13 Aug 2021 - 2:23PM
China seeks to ban karaoke songs in new crackdown on music that ‘harms national unity’

Beijing’s latest move to tighten its grip on the country’s popular karaoke industry is a sign of nervousness and insecurity, say China experts about the plan to ensure only ‘healthy’ songs are sung.

Beijing’s latest move to tighten its grip on the country’s popular karaoke industry is a sign of nervousness and insecurity, say China experts about the plan to ensure only ‘healthy’ songs are sung.

16 Jul 2021 - 10:16PM