Viswa Nathan

Viswa Nathan

Viswa Nathan is a former editor in chief of the now-defunct broadsheet morning daily, the Hong Kong Standard.

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Opinion | China should welcome an international investigation to clear the air on its role in the coronavirus pandemic

Covid-19 is a global humanitarian crisis and Australia’s push for an international investigation by the World Health Assembly should be welcomed. It would also be an opportunity to investigate the role of the WHO in the early stages of the outbreak.

29 Apr 2020 - 3:42AM

Covid-19 is a global humanitarian crisis and Australia’s push for an international investigation by the World Health Assembly should be welcomed. It would also be an opportunity to investigate the role of the WHO in the early stages of the outbreak.

China should welcome an international investigation to clear the air on its role in the coronavirus pandemic
Opinion | Beijing’s hunt for the right leader to clean up Hong Kong’s mess could start with a retired judge

Carrie Lam’s successor must be a person Hongkongers can trust to protect their core values and rights. Former chief justice Andrew Li has shown that he would not be swayed by popular sentiment or yield to political pressure.

29 Jan 2020 - 12:44PM

Carrie Lam’s successor must be a person Hongkongers can trust to protect their core values and rights. Former chief justice Andrew Li has shown that he would not be swayed by popular sentiment or yield to political pressure.

Beijing’s hunt for the right leader to clean up Hong Kong’s mess could start with a retired judge
Opinion | Did Carrie Lam choose to follow her conscience and unite Hong Kong protesters against Beijing on purpose?

Could a chief executive so careful about national security legislation not have predicted the public response to the extradition bill? Is it possible that she was pushing back against pressure from Beijing to bend its way?

8 Jan 2020 - 9:03AM

Could a chief executive so careful about national security legislation not have predicted the public response to the extradition bill? Is it possible that she was pushing back against pressure from Beijing to bend its way?

Did Carrie Lam choose to follow her conscience and unite Hong Kong protesters against Beijing on purpose?
Opinion | As Hong Kong’s protests rage on, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has become an inadvertent voice of reason

While Hong Kong’s second most senior official sparked ridicule when he said he could not point to the exact source of public anger in the absence of a public-opinion poll, such a survey is urgently needed.

17 Nov 2019 - 5:00PM

While Hong Kong’s second most senior official sparked ridicule when he said he could not point to the exact source of public anger in the absence of a public-opinion poll, such a survey is urgently needed.

As Hong Kong’s protests rage on, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has become an inadvertent voice of reason
Opinion | Hong Kong protests will not fizzle out on their own – Beijing needs to rethink its approach

Hong Kong protesters’ resolve should not be unfamiliar to the Communist Party with its history of struggle against the Kuomintang. A more draconian policy will only harden that resolve, but what can be achieved if the grip is loosened?

14 Sep 2019 - 11:09AM

Hong Kong protesters’ resolve should not be unfamiliar to the Communist Party with its history of struggle against the Kuomintang. A more draconian policy will only harden that resolve, but what can be achieved if the grip is loosened?

Hong Kong protests will not fizzle out on their own – Beijing needs to rethink its approach
Opinion | On the extradition bill, Carrie Lam is failing to show the wisdom and determination she revealed as a student protester

It took courage for protesters, including Lam, to motivate the colonial government to action in the late 1970s. Where is her resolve now that Beijing appears to be calling the shots and forcing the unpopular extradition bill on the public?

22 May 2019 - 9:00AM

It took courage for protesters, including Lam, to motivate the colonial government to action in the late 1970s. Where is her resolve now that Beijing appears to be calling the shots and forcing the unpopular extradition bill on the public?

On the extradition bill, Carrie Lam is failing to show the wisdom and determination she revealed as a student protester